NetPing Issued Firmware Update DKSF 54.3.2 for a NetPing 4/PWR-220 v4/SMS Device

NetPing company announces the issue of the firmware update for a device for remote controlling power supply sockets NetPing 4/PWR-220 v4/SMS. This firmware version contains the implementation of new features, bug fixes, and the layout updates of certain pages of a device web interface.

What has been changed in the last version?

Firmware Version DKSF 54.3.2 from 07.04.2017:

  • SNMP OID variables are added in the MIB file for Input-lines (NpIo branch);
  • The issue that caused the reboot of a device when attempting to send a random SMS notification longer than 255 characters through HTTP API is fixed;
  • Two extra SNMP Setters are removed from the selector of outputs in the rules of the module "Logic";
    Outputs of a logic rule
  • The issue with displaying a long response to the USSD request of a SIM card balance, which is displayed on the page settings "SMS" of a device web interface is eliminated;
    Example of a long response to USSD request
  • An issue of incorrect switching of built-in relays when saving a configuration by the button "Apply changes" on the page of a parameter "RELAY MANAGEMENT" of a device web interface is fixed. In a previous firmware version DKSF 54.3.1, relay statuses were reset when saving a relay configuration;
  • Periodic sending of SNMP TRAP notifications from built-in relays of a device is fixed. In a current firmware version, there is a possibility to send SNMP TRAP notifications about a relay status with a period of 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours (from the page "SETTINGS"). This allows to simplify a monitoring procedure of a relay status, for example, in such monitoring systems as Zabbix, Nagios, PRTG Network Monitor and similar ones;
    Configuration variants of periodic SNMP Trap
  • An operation issue of logic rules is fixed, where an SNMP Setter is used as an output. In the firmware DKSF 54.3.1. this feature did not work and this blocked sending SNMP SET commands via the Ethernet network with the aim to control network devices;
  • An operation issue of logic rules is corrected where a module "Pinger" is used as an input. In the firmware DKSF 54.3.1, this feature did not work, therefore this blocked creating automatic actions for a status of tested host in the network;
  • Displaying statuses of the module "Pinger" on the page of settings "LOGIC" of a device web interface is fixed. In a previous firmware version DKSF 54.3.1, there was an issue with displaying statuses that in turn mislead users about the correctness of the operation of the module "Pinger";
    Statuses for Pingers for the module Logic
  • Notifications are restored when the module "Watchdog" triggers and a check box of events of the "Watchdog" is removed from the page of settings "SMS";
  • Operation modes of built-in relays are removed from a periodic SMS report because of the change of a logic control of built-in relays of a device;
  • Operation modes of built-in relays are removed from responses to SMS commands that have the next appearance "Pn?" or "P?" because of the change of a logic control of built-in relays of a device;
  • A control logic of built-in relays of a device is changed. In a new firmware version, it is impossible to clearly specify relay control modes: "Watchdog", "Schedule", "Schedule+Watchdog", "Logic". Now built-in relays are controlled by any source equally, but not only by a specified one, as previously. On the basis of this, SMS commands (NETPING PnW %community_w%, NETPING PnS %community_w%, NETPING PnX %community_w%, NETPING PnL %community_w%) were removed, that were designed to switch a relay to a certain operation mode;
  • A MIB branch "npPwr" is corrected. In a previous firmware version, the information about first two relays was displayed;
  • In the line "Last error of GSM modem (click F5 to update)" on the page of the settings "SMS" of a device web interface, a date and time of error appearance is added;
  • Time status on the page of a schedule is supplemented with the variant "installed from RTC", which is active until the time is taken from RTC (Real Time Clock is an integrated circuit that is designed for recording chronometric data, such as current time, date, and day of the week);
  • An SMS report about the operation of the "Watchdog" is changed;
  • An issue of inoperability of check boxes "Reset (short term switching) of a relay" on the page of the setting "Control of Relays" is fixed. When activating them, notifications about changing a status of built-in relays were not sent
    Check boxes on the notification while resetting the relay

Firmware Version DKSF 54.3.1 from 06.03.2017:

  • The support of input lines is implemented on the page of the settings "DISCRETE INPUTS" (for a new variant of a device);
    Input lines
  • Notifications SMS and HTTP GET that are configured by the user on the page of the settings "NOTIFICATIONS";
    Customizable notifications
  • A possibility to save a backup copy of a device configuration with a compatibility control of the firmware version and restarting the configuration through a binary image in a file;
  • A parallel equal control of a relay by all sources only by events such as reaching certain time point in a schedule is implemented;
  • According to the change of a control logic of built-in relays of a device, choosing a control source is removed from the page of the settings "Control of Relays" in a device web interface, as well as through an SNMP protocol and HTTP API commands. Now it is impossible to clearly define control modes of relay management: "Watchdog", "Schedule", "Schedule+Watchdog", "Logic";
  • An operation mechanism of the module "Watchdog" is changed. "Watchdog" now pings and starts resets only if a relay is switched on (not in a reset status);
  • In the settings of the module "Watchdog" and the module "Schedule" check boxes are added that activate a relay control;
    Enable relay control from the Watchdog module
    Enable Schedule To Control Relay
  • A module "Logic" is updated in a device: the number of logic rules is increased up to 16; conditions are removed from the rules of "While" type that required exclusive relay control by "Logic" only;
  • The functionality of Thermo(hygro)stat is integrated directly into the rules of the module "Logic". Now it is possible to use the information from sensors in the module "Logic";
  • In the module "Logic" Timers counters are implemented using which it is possible to realize delays, cyclic processes, macros, testing frequency of events;
  • In  the module "Logic", Timers counters can be set to fracrtional values (for example, 25.5) as a threshold value;
  • Signals are implemented for connecting customizable notifications to the rules of the module "Logic". To use them, there is a need to activate one of the Signals on the page of the settings "LOGIC" as an output for the rule of the module "Logic". After this, a notification is configured on the page of the settings "NOTIFICATIONS" for activating this signal;
    Activation of a signal when a logic rule works
    Sending a notification while activating a signal
  • A notification from commands of switching a relay with indicating a source, timely switching (reset) and a physical switching of a relay is implemented. Data of a notification allow to follow executing a reset and ineffective commands;
  • A warning about absence of 220 V is added to e-mail notifications about a physical switching a relay;
  • A support of new models of GSM modules SIM800 (2G), SIM5300 (3G) was added;
  • A response to an SMS command "NETPING A? %community_w%" is fixed: now a correct battery status is returned. Before, a received response indicated low battery (NP REPLY A? POWER SRC: BATTERY, CHARGE LEVEL: LOW);
  • The button "Test SMS" and a status line of the module "Pinger" is added to the page of the settings "SMS" of a device web interface to test the operability of a built-in GSM modem;
    Status of a pinger on the page of SMS settings
    Button of sending a test SMS
  • The operation of the module for sending e-mail notifications is improved;
  • A notification about sending a periodic e-mail report is added to the log. Correct sending of an empty e-mail report (without sensors) and cutting of overly long report is implemented;
  • A periodic e-mail report is now sent in an HTML format. Besides, a mandatory heading "MIME-Version: 1.0" is added to e-mail notifications;
  • An issue of incorrect coding of the uptime value when  its size is > 16 bits in SNMPv1 traps is fixed;
  • A test for duplicates of a unique number of 1W humidity sensors while plugging them is added, which helps to prevent an error of adding the same 1-Wire humidity sensor to the page "HUMIDITY SENSORS" of a device web interface;
  • A value and status of temperature of a sensor is added to SMS notifications from humidity sensors;
  • An issue is fixed within which a humidity sensor was not included into a periodic e-mail report when the status was "Failure";
  • An issue of incorrect reading 1W temperature sensor readings right after connecting to a device is fixed;
  • A notification on the absence of 220V is corrected on the web page of a relay;
    NetPing 4PWR-220 v4SMS - no input voltage 220V
  • Favicon was added to a web interface;
  • The information about firmware and hardware versions was added to headings of a web interface for the convenience of technical support personnel

NetPing company recommends updating firmware of the device NetPing 4/PWR-220 v4/SMS to the latest version. Updates are available form the official web site of the page with a device description in the section «Documentation and Files». We hope that updating to the new firmware version increases quality and reliability of the operation of a device.

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