NetPing Issued Firmware Updates DKSF 202.10.12 for a NetPing 2/PWR-220 v4/SMS Power Distribution Unit

NetPing east Co Ltd. company announces the issue of a firmware update for a device of remote controlling power supply sockets (IP PDU) NetPing 2/PWR-220 v4/SMS. A new firmware version contains implementation of new features and bug fixes.

So what have been changed in the latest version?

Firmware Version DKSF 202.10.12 from 05.07.2017:

  • A response to an SMS command «NP REPLY A? <community>» that requests a battery status has been changed. Now a response to an SMS command contains added statuses «CHARGING» (a battery is charging), «FULL» (a battery is fully charged);
  • The operation algorithm of the module «Watchdog» has been changed. Now, if a device works from a built-in battery, «Watchdog» stops checking the host availability in the network and reload a relay. Such operation mode allows preventing receiving false SMS notifivations about reloading a relay, when relays of devices are completely de-energized;
  • The operation algorithm of a GSM modem is changed after its freezing and rebooting. Now, in such case all activity of a GSM modem is stopped and zeroed, except sending SMS, if this operation was stopped by freezing of a modem. If an SMS is long, it is repeadly sent starting from the first part of it. Unprocessed incoming SMS are rejected in a memory of a modem;
  • The functionality on disabling notifications from IO lines, temperature and humidity sensors when initializing after the firmware start or restart. This allows to stop sending false notifications, which appear as a result of undetermined status of sensors after the firmware start (restart);
    Disabling notifications when a device initializes
  • A new relay control mode is added «Schedule + Logic». In this mode, a relay is controlled by both modules «Schedule» and «Logic» simultaneously. When the module «Schedule» gives the status «On», a status of a relay is determined by the rules specified in the module «Logic». When the module «Schedule» gives the status «Off», a relay is swtiched off, the rules for this relay are ignored in the module «Logic». The mode «Schedule + Logic» may be enabled through a web interface of a device using SNMP SET and HTTP API commands;      NetPing - A new relay control and is added Schedule with Logic
  • Freezing of a GSM modem in the process of reading a new received SMS notification is eliminated;
  • The operation of a GSM modem is enhanced during processing responses to USSD requests in cellular networks. In previous firmware, a GSM modem could reboot in several cases of receiving the error in response to an USSD request;
  • Rebooting of a device when processing an overly long SMS notification is eliminated. Now a notification is cut when a text is displayed in a log, which prevents the overfilling of a buffer;
  • On the page «SMS» of a device web interface, a date and time of the last error of a GSM modem is added:  Date and time of the last error of a GSM modem

The company NetPing east Co Ltd. recommends updating the firmware of a device NetPing 2/PWR-220 v4/SMS to the latest version. Updates are available on the official website in the section «Documentation and Files». We hope that the update of a new firmware version will increase the quality and reliability of operation of devices for remote controlling power supply sockets (IP PDU).

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