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BMS Server

New features

  • BMS Server now officially supports Windows Server 2016.
  • KNX: support for KNX DPTs 242.600 and 251.600 for XY and RGBW color controls.
  • Extension Manager: offline installation of extensions.

 

Improvements

  • Clustering items over VNET are deducted from the license as virtual datapoints.
  • Clustering items over OPC are deducted from the license as physical datapoints.
  • BACnet: auto-selection of network interface base on IP address improved.
  • BACnet: new option XIO.BACnet.IgnoreSourcePort to ignore source port of received packets.
  • Fidelio/Opera: link alive (LA) interval is now configurable.
  • XLogic: loglevel -10 shows execution details for debugging purposes.

 

Fixes

  • KNX: communication objects can now be read.
  • BACnet: problem with unnoticed config options fixed.
  • LaMPS: potential database problem fixed.
  • Studio: potential crash related to clustering port fixed.
  • Extension/Support tools: wrong parsing of local network interface IP address fixed.

 

BMS Client Editor

Fixes

  • Charts: aggregation problem solved.
  • Editor: auto-reconnect option persistence problem fixed.

 

Webserver

Fixes

  • Possible crash related to missing browser language is now prevented.

 

 

BMS Server

New features

  • New parameter SYS.SpinTelegramFile to create new telegram log file every day
  • Fidelio/Opera: added configuration options for requested records and fields

 

Fixes

  • Documentation for nxa.ReadValue() LUA function corrected

 

 

BMS Server

Fixes

  • Modbus: string data exceeded length limit – fixed
  • Documentation: LUA function nxa.Sleep added
  • Custom OPC Delimiter was not considered for VIRTUAL items – fixed
  • Potential crash when writing compound KNX
  • Datapoints fixedpotential mis-interpretation of EIS29 fixed
  • Database size was not properly determined under certain circumstances – fixed

 

Improvements

  • BACnet: description property of mapped data points uses description from mapping definition table
  • BACnet: description property of mapped data points is read/writeable by other BACnet clients
  • Fidelio/Opera: registration for GC (guest change) events can be disabled
  • Extension Manager: improved handling of dependecies

 

Web server

Fixes

  • Dropdown-box: missing value change under certain circumstances – fixed
  • Multi-picture: bad scaling/stretching behaviour fixed
  • Chart: Y-axis scaling problem fixed
  • Startup problem with possible crash fixed
  • Multi-internet: cross-site-scripting vulnerability fixed
  • Server Calendar: problems with event creation using an action with large commands (>10kB) fixed
  • Database: use of default instance was not possible – fixed

 

Improvements

  • Main/Backup: web server is only active if corresponding BMS Server is active
  • Database: query performance improved

 

MaRS

Fixes

  • Potential mis-calculation of last month fixed

 

 

BMS Studio

Fixes

  • Parsing eror inside XCommand strings fixed

 

Web server

Fixes

  • Replace Imagemagick binaries by embedded version
  • Default VNET port set to 4530 instead of 0

 

 

BMS Server

New features

  • Vendor-specific KNX DPTs for DALI interfaces available

 

Improvements

  • Database: improved performance for queries
  • Fidelio: Main/Backup support added
  • Modbus: enhanced driver config options

 

Fixes

  • BACnet: mapping of cluster items fixed
  • Modbus: offline slave prevents polling of subsequent slaves - fixed
  • Possible Main/Backup disruption fixed
  • KNX driver fix for rarely used protocol extension

 

Web server

Fixes

  • Infinite logging problem leading to large log files fixed
  • Warning message when no visualization projects in workspace is now suppressed

 

BMS Client Editor

Fixes

  • Stretch problem with rotated buttons fixed
  • VXF Export problem leading to distorted buttons in web client solved
  • "Move to top" and "Move to background" fixed

 

 

BMS Client Editor

Fix

  • Database connection was broken – fixed

 

 

BMS Server

New features

  • BACnet: Engineering units of server-side BACnet objects are now writable
  • BACnet: Engineering units can be specified in BACnet Mapping Definitions

 

Fix

  • KNX: item quality is not forwarded to BACnet objects when KNXnet/IP router goes offline

 

 

BMS Server

New features

  • New ETS Import: supports KNX IP security and KNX-DALI-gateways

 

Improvements

  • BACnet explorer: timeout and retry settings are now used as in workspace
  • Database: auto-purge function now deletes incrementally
  • Database: default command timeout increased to 180 s
  • Database: auto-purge is activated by default
  • XLogic: new time functions NOW_UTC, TIME_DIFF_IN_SECONDS, and TIME_DIFF_UTC_IN_SECONDS
  • LUA: new function NowUTC()

 

Fixes

  • Wrong license counting of alias items fixed
  • BACnet driver: crash on device response Erroror Abort fixed
  • BACnet driver: missing object type Integer_Valueadded
  • BACnet explorer: possible crash on timeout fixed
  • Modbus driver: crash on invalid packet fixed
  • ETS Import: localization problem during import fixed
  • Database: database size mis-calculation for renamed SQL Server database fixed

 

BMS Client Editor

New features

  • Label: password property prevents field content from being visible

 

Improvements

  • BMS Client export: filenames are now UTF8 encoded. This prevents problems with file name characters outside of ANSI coding
  • Charts: maximum time range of diagram can be restricted

 

Fixes

  • Missing HVAC symbols re-established
  • Server calendar: incomplete update propagation of action changes towards server events fixed

 

Web server

Improvements

  • Label: supports password property

 

Fixes

  • Possible problems when unzipping websources fixed

 

MaRS

New features

  • Table type for meters: raw values from database
  • Table type for meters: custom time range
  • Meters, indicators: columns for time range
  • Cost centers: show consumption of given time range

 

Improvements

  • Cost tables are sorted by cost centers (in sub-lists)
  • Additional file name column in report tables

 

 

BMS Server

New features

  • Pseudo KNX type EIS15A (i.e. 14 bytes of binary data) added
  • LUA functions for HTTP POST requests

 

Improvements

  • Documentation for Extension Manager is now online
  • Documentation for LUA XCON callbacks added
  • Server items can be read during the OnStartEvent() LUA function
  • BACnet: improved polling behavior
  • Database: improved behavior when DB gets full

 

Fixes

  • Issue with KNX device monitoring fixed
  • Aliasing of clustered server items fixed
  • Memory leak when using EIS15 fixed

 

Web server

Improvements

  • Fonts in web visualization are now the same size as in the editor

 

Fixes

  • Double quotes in server calendar title lead to frontend crash – fixed
  • Possible problem when creating server calendar entry fixed
  • Projects on x86 / 32 bit machines were not working – fixed

 

 

BMS Server

Improvements

  • XCON settings are now persistent to survive BMS Server restart
  • BACnet device names allow hierarchical structuring
  • BACnet properties can be mapped as server items
  • Documentation for LUA functions nxa.SendHex(), nxa.SendHexTo() added
  • ExtensionManager now works with official SSL certificate of NETxAutomation
  • Bad ETS Object definitions are reported as warnings instead of error

 

Fixes

  • Main-Backup-synchronization problem after network outage fixed
  • XLogic function (LOCAL) VARIABLE EXISTS bad return value fixed
  • XLogic function SET PERSISTENT DATA misbehaviour fixed
  • Modbus setting IgnoreQualityForItems misbehaviour fixed
  • BMS Studio opened wrong files under certain circumstances - fixed

 

Web server

Improvements

  • Warning message instead of exception when deleting the cache fails

 

Fixes

  • Wrongful redirection to login page fixed
  • Problems with long filenames solved. Web server data is now located in directory %ProgramData%\nxa
  • Web server retries to open socket 3 times and does not retry inifitely
  • Strange colors of picture button borders fixed
  • Missing evaluaion of dynamic URL parts after page switch fixed
  • Bad Y-axis scaling in metering chart fixed

 

 

BMS Server

Fixes

  • Documentation of task definitions corrected

 

Web server

Fixes

  • Metering Chart: possible browser crash prevented

 

BMS Client Editor

Improvements

  • Metering chart: 1 value per month in yearly view

 

Fixes

  • Server calendar: potential crash fixed
  • Problem with large .png files fixed
  • Charts: problem with y-axis auto-scaling fixed

 

 

BMS Server

Fixes

  • Persistent custom items created in LUA did not restore their value after startup
  • LUA function nxa.SetItemData() did not consider the source parameter
  • Documentation for LUA function nxa.Tick() corrected

 

Web server

Fixes

  • Web data is now placed in %PROGRAMDATA%\nxa – This fixes problems with pathnames longer than 260 characters
  • Image / Distortion of image when using the stretch option fixed
  • PictureButton / +/- Value using float value fixed for non-English cultures
  • Graph / Spline possible browser crash prevented

 

MaRS Module

Improvements

  • Existing documents are backed up before overwritten by actions
  • Different time frames per element in documents with multiple elements allowed

 

Fixes

  • Yearly report contained invalid dates
  • Problem with table scrolling fixed

 

 

BMS Server

New

  • Extension manager allows installation of drivers, plugins, XLogic, etc. from a remote repository
  • KNX NAT mode supported
  • KNX DPT and Item Type available as server item properties
  • BACnet explorer supports custom UDP port
  • XDB.AutoPurge - optionally purge oldest records if DB runs out of space
  • LUA email functions support sending attachments
  • New LUA function: nxa.DiffDate()
  • New XCommands: AVG (average) and ForwardValue

 

Improvements

  • Detailed error message when sending mail fails
  • Detailed error message when XCommand Event Definition table check fails
  • BMS Client projects in default workspace removed
  • Ignore excess response bytes from Modbus device
  • XLogic editor: improved check of logic module
  • XLogic editor: improved graphics
  • Documentation of XCommand Event Definition extended
  • Item ID added to extended logging output
  • XCON LUA callbacks included in documentation
  • Setup routine deals with specific SQL Server installation errors

 

Fixes

  • Modbus devices are now correctly polled after connect
  • SNMPv3 trap issues fixed
  • VingCard driver now supports room numbers larger 65535
  • VingCard response parsing error fixed
  • Fidelio/Opera driver timing problem fixed
  • Fidelio/Opera packets are not sent in simulation mode anymore
  • BMS Server allows reconnect if no response from Fidelio/Opera server is received
  • HSFS IDs must be unique now
  • DB remote connection problems fixed
  • When XCommand is called from LUA numerical parameters are now forwarded correctly
  • Open .xlua library issues fixed
  • XLogic Editor: XCommand connectors are not disappearing anymore
  • XOR XLogic function fixed
  • XCommand Event Definition type ON_VALUE_CHANGE are triggered correctly now
  • Meter Definition use correct default value of type now

 

Web server

New

  • No stop time required if used action has start tasks only

 

Improvements

  • Server calendar German translation completed
  • Detailed error message if BMS Client file missing
  • Historical Data Chart: display interpolation even if values are outside of visible range

 

Fixes

  • Historical Data Chart: min/max aggregated charts working now
  • Item quality of drop-down is no longer ignored
  • Item quality of multi-text is no longer ignored
  • Home page and standby page are switched correctly now
  • Stretched images are correctly displayed
  • Display problems with animated GIFs fixed
  • Label field size no longer increases with its content
  • Zooming on touch devices fixed
  • Sliders on touch devices are working now
  • Bad date format in metering chart fixed
  • Monthly view of Server Calendar redesigned
  • Values are not set in server even if control sends to items of different data type
  • Label text color is displayed correctly when value outside limits
  • Scaling of label elements fixed
  • No WebServer crash by bad config of remote BMS Server
  • Deadlock issue in WebServer fixed

 

 

Web server

Fixes

  • Regression bug in pop-up groups fixed

 

 

BMS Server

New

  • Demo project „NETx_Demo_Enterprise“

 

Improvements

  • New XLogic commands „VingCardEvent“, „HotelCheckinCheckout“
  • Fidelio/Opera: only send changes on server start

 

Fixes

  • BACnet: COV notification acknowledgments are not handled properly
  • BACnet: transmitter failure for confirmed COV notifications
  • KNX: gateway disconnects for special single gateway errors

 

Web server

Improvements

  • Label for y axis

 

Fixes

  • Historical data chart in pop-up group
  • Metering chart monthly view is working

 

BMS Client Editor

New

  • Demo project „NETx_Demo_Airport“

 

 

BMS Server

Improvements

  • New XCommand block PARENT ITEMID to determine parent ItemID of an item; respective LUA function is nxa.ParentItemID()
  • „project“ as additional parameter for onClientConnectedEvent() LUA event
  • Better reporting on database connection problems

 

Fixes

  • Memory leak in XLogic when using local variables
  • Memory leak in PluginMan
  • Description field of Modbus items was not set

 

BMS Client Editor

Improvements

  • New limits: 100 pages, 2500 elements possible
  • .jpg images support

 

Fixes

  • Search item function restored
  • Single quote character broke Historical Data Chart

 

 

BMS Server

Fixes

  • Regression fix: VLinks
  • Correct handling of Error Response for Modbus RTU

 

 

BMS Server

Improvements

  • Database size is now available in the item tree
  • Native Modbus RTU over TCP/UDP support
  • BMS Studio option to generate support data

 

Fixes

  • VLinks from metering module to virtual items not working
  • Geodata not calculated in time zones < UTC + 0
  • LUA function nxa. ExtTime() returns wrong milliseconds
  • Excel import for KNX group addresses
  • Read error for some KNX DPTs

 

 

BMS Server

Improvements

  • Update to MS SQL 2014 (only for new installations)
  • Windows 10 support
  • Language support for BMS Studio: German
  • KNX DPTs for DALI Gateways
  • New BMS Client Editor