What are the differences between the firmware versions of the VGA MB Panels?

FAQ #101301

This FAQ lists the main changes which have been implemented in the firmware 1.22.09, 1.20.36, 1.18.28, 1.12.17, 1.12.11, 1.12.01 and 1.01.04.

 

Firmware version 1.22.09 (September 2013)

New features

  • Support for connection to a password protected web server (for the security upgrade)
  • Support for Web Server password (for the security upgrade)
  • Support for Binary Trend
  • Setup: Support for SNTP timer server and time zones
  • Setup: Configuration of FTP
  • Setup: Status information of configured web connections
  • Setup: Scanning of the local network for PCD's
  • Support for new SBC File System format as used in the PCD FW 1.20.xx. With improved
    speed and increased number of files. Date and time stamps are now supported.
  • Automatic centering for web projects, which are smaller than the physical screen dimensions.
  • Size of the orange message box in the upper left corner is adjustable.

Main corrections

  • FTP user root is disabled by default
  • Setup: Fixed crash when changing language 
  • Fixed freeze of uBrowser in low memory situation when using DDL, FileViewer or Alarming
  • Default value of focus border width is now 0
  • Bug fix in Alarm macro, if the macro is not height enough to display at least one line
  • Bug fix in parsing double or int values, remove leading spaces in PPO values for comparison
  • Adjust array of points in polygon and line painters, with the scale factor
  • S-Service is now supported on all panels
  • If the maximum amount of objects in a .teq is reached a message is written into the log
  • LCD is now turned off, if back light is turned off in order to prevent (reversible) ghost images

 


Firmware version 1.20.36

 

(April 2013)


New features

  • Support for connection to a password protected web server.
  • Support for new SBC File System format as used in the PCD FW 1.20.xx.
    With improved speed and increased number of files. Date and time stamps are now supported.
  • Automatic centering for web projects, which are smaller than the physical screen dimensions.

Corrections

  • SIP was disabled after a reset all parameter.
  • Default value of focus border width is now 0.
  • Occasional wrong resolve of written PPO's, which contained container offsets.
  • Null byte in ppo value returned by Saia PCD®xx7 series for S7-String.
  • HD-Log trend with two log files, using prefix like "L01" and "L01_TR"
  • Enable MB_UpdateAfterCoWrite only on user action, do not stress PLC with EventP (HD-Log).
  • Alarm macro, if the macro is not height enough to display at least one line.
  • Parsing double or int values, remove leading spaces in PPO values for comparison
  • Adjust array of points in polygon and line painters, with the scale factor.
  • S-Service is now supported on all panels.
  • If the maximum amount of objects in a .teq is reached a message is written into the log.
  • LCD is now turned off, if back light is turned off in order to prevent (reversible) ghost images.
  • The amount of memory, which can be allocated to the uBrowser has now been fixed to a save size.
  • Fixed flicker on 10” CCFL MB-Panels.
  • Fixed missing focus ring.
  • Fixed bug, which returned a old time value the first time when using cgi-bin requests.
  • Default value of focus border width is now 0.
  • Screen was shifted by 1 pixel when rotated.
  • Webserver stops working if a MB-Panel accesses the web server for a long time.
  • Video cache is now doubled.
  • Fixed bug, which prevented the video cache to be flushed if full.
  • New Alpha/keypad.
  • ASN String is now nicely formatted.
  • Alpha/Keypad offset and speed fix.
  • Line painter in keypad has now correct offset.

Remarks

  • The button "Set Date/Time" in the Online trend macro is not supported/working on MB Panels (VGA and SVGA)
  • The button "Save to file" in the Alarming2 macro is not supported/working on MB Panels



Firmware version 1.18.28 (April 2012)


New features

  • Added the connection list (for connecting several servers over S-Bus)
  • Support for Alarming 2
  • Support for DHCP and DNS
  • Online trend with correct time indicated
  • The MB panel can be rebooted using a container or a cgi-call, see FAQ 101687

Corrections

  • Improved touchscreen sensibility (mainly for 10", see FAQ 101546)
  • Improved the internal memory management for HDLog trends
  • No OnGain/LostFocus events if entering/leaving to a dialog view like keypad, alphapad, msgbox in order to be compatible with the applet (the OnGain/LostFocus is now identical on a PC and on the MB Panel)
  • Only one alarm shown if PPO alarm text is to long (approx. 30 chars)
  • "File not found" if file cache is disabled and after a lot of teq jumps
  • Setup: String is not properly modified, if it was previously cancelled
  • non ASCII PS2 characters are not shown correctly
  • Disabling automatic DNS server has no immediate effect
  • Font replacement works again (added courrier10)

Remarks

  • The button "Set Date/Time" in the Online trend macro is not supported/working on MB Panels (VGA and SVGA)
  • The button "Save to file" in the Alarming2 macro is not supported/working on MB Panels

 


 

Firmware version 1.12.17 (December 2010)

Corrections

  • Improved touchscreen sensibility (FAQ 101546) (first steps)
  • PCD texts with umlauts used in the alarming macros were not displayed correctly (FAQ 101433)



Firmware version 1.12.11 (March 2010)
 
Corrections

  • Backlight container is again compatible with version 1.01.04 (FAQ 101322)
  • Alphateq and keypad is correct after startup (FAQ 101323)
  • Alarming macro can now be used over S-Bus and http direct on any ports (FAQ 101320)



Firmware version 1.12.01 (April 2009)

New features and improvements

  • Compatibility with S-Web Editor version 5.14.27
    o HDLog on PCD file system
    o Autoscaling
  • New key pad for handheld version
  • Default PPO value is "?"
  • Increase RAM Disk size to load larger *.gif files

Corrections

  • From time to time on VGA MB Panels with firmware version 1.01.04 a change of colour (usually grey areas became pink) has been observed
  • After an URL jump the file cache has not been reset properly
  • Space characters in PPOs are no longer shown as "%20"
  • After changing the IP address of the panel no reboot is required to work with the FTP server
  • Adjusted contrast settings to prevent a black screen
  • Improved touch detection in order to prevent "Ghost clicks"
  • ANSI characters are shown correctly in a multiline text

 


 

 

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