VPVision Software Release Notes

## 5.3x / 6.0x / 7.0x – 2021-10-01

 

Added

Simplified licensing model – 7.x

Previously various device types and their channels were individually capped. This has been simplified by combining all channels into one counter. To make this clearer whilst configuring a device various indicators have been added showing your current usage.

User onboarding

For new and existing systems, where applicable, an improved graphical user onboarding flow has been added. The user onboarding will guide you through the initial setup of your VPVision system. When your system is already setup the user onboarding will be skipped.

System maintenance page

A new system maintenance page has been added. On this page, you can configure data retention which will keep a set amount of data. Data retention is disabled by default.

You can choose to remove all recorded data, this feature is mostly focused on new systems that should start with a clean slate after the initial setup.

And lastly, if included in your license, the maintenance page houses the SQL connection settings. With the SQL connection module, you can create custom SQL users for extracting recorded data using SQL.

New period selection modal for export widgets and reports

Since a few releases, it’s possible to set a preferred time zone. This time zone setting not only applies to the data being displayed within VPVision but will now also be taken into account when manually exporting CSVs or generating reports.

When exporting CSVs you will have the option to use UTC-based dates in the generated CSV. Previously UTC would be used by default, this will now be the configured time zone.

Export widgets will now use ; as the preferred CSV delimiter

CSVs use a delimiter to indicate where one value starts and the next ends. This used to be a comma and will now be a semicolon instead. This is done to prevent corrupted CSVs when handling doubles.

All new widgets and new configuration forms

All widgets have been overhauled. Keeping their existing functionality, but making it easier and faster to configure them. In addition, most widgets will have a slightly altered appearance better matching the overall UI and improving their readability.

Improved page builder

Together with the new widget forms the page builder now shows a more accurate representation of an added widget. Additionally, it’s now possible to control the size (width) of a widget.

Widget actions

Using the improved page builder it’s now possible to add actions to a widget instance on a page. This can be used to add relative or absolute links to a widget. For example, you could add a link to a different page with more detailed widgets for a certain KPI.

New device and alarm detail pages

The detail pages for devices and alarms have been overhauled. They now show more detailed information and better explain what everything does.

Realtime-recorded data on device detail pages

The currently real-time-recorded data will now be shown on the device’s detail page. This can be used when setting up a device without the need to configure a widget first.

New widget detail pages – 7.x

In addition to the new device and alarm detail pages, the widget detail pages have been added. These show a preview of a configured widget in addition to the widget usage on pages.

Overhauled formula editor for virtual inputs – 7.x

The formula editor for virtual inputs has been greatly overhauled and will now better integrate with the rest of VPVision. It is now easier than ever to select the correct device for your formula and a new sigma operator has been added.

New custom formula KPI calculations – 7.x

The existing KPI’s are predefined calculations packaged as a template. By adding various devices a KPI will automatically calculate the result based on this template.

Sometimes you need more control over the calculation, therefore we’ve added custom formula calculation types that function similar to virtual inputs. Simply select the custom formula calculation when configuring a KPI and define your formula in the new formula editor.

Changeable KPI periods – 7.x

The predefined KPI calculations all use a predetermined period over which the calculation will collect data. Once a KPI widget has been added to a page it is now possible to toggle this period between the last hour to date or the current day to date. To make this more clear the exact period will now be displayed within the KPI widget.

For custom formula KPI’s you can set the default period whilst configuring the KPI.

Shortcuts for authenticated users

When you sign-in to VPVision you will now see various shortcuts when showing pages. For example you can go directly to the page builder using the “Edit page“ button or update a widget by clicking its configuration button.

Improved redirection when editing existing entities – 7.x

When you update a page, widget or device you will now be redirected back to where you came from. This is most noticeable for pages when you update them directly from a page instead of the page overview in the backend.

Number rounding options for most widgets

It’s now possible to define the number rounding for certain widgets. This will affect the amount of decimal places shown.

New sigma operator for virtual inputs

The sigma operator can be used in virtual inputs to combine 2 or more building blocks into one addition. This can be a great replacement for multiple addition operators when you’re adding multiple sensors and expect only one output.

New span calculation helper

When configuring an analog input channel a new span calculation utility will show up when configuring power-based channels.

Improved overviews

All overview pages in the backend, for example the pages overview, will now show an improved and more responsive data table. This makes it easier and faster to sort and filter through pages, users, etc.

More page icons

The selection of available icons has been extended. These can be selected in the page builder.

Added a page footer to all dashboard pages – 7.x

VPVision now has a footer on all dashboard pages. This adds some extra scrollable area for longer pages to prevent widgets being completely on the bottom of the screen. Additionally the footer will now show you the currently active version of VPVision.

Fixed

Correct number formatting for all widgets – 7.x

Within VPVision it is possible to choose a different thousands### or decimal### separator. This didn’t completely work as intended with some configurations and has now been fixed.

Overall improved performance, various bugs and fixes

All widgets have been overhauled resulting in better performance. Overall various bugs have been fixed and small improvements have been made to VPVision.

Improved progress indicator for export widgets and reports

When running a large export or generating an extensive report it would be possible this process would take longer than the user session would allow for resulting in obscure error messages. This has been resolved and in addition, a more accurate progress indicator has been added.

Improved responsive behavior for all widgets on mobile

Almost all widgets have been overhauled and now better support mobile devices.

Improved network manager settings

We’ve expanded the exiting network setting with new features, like adding multiple static IP addresses to one interface and added additional checks to make sure you can’t store any breaking settings.

Improved license handling

When your VPVision license expired or got corrupted during an update, VPVision will now gracefully inform you about this. In addition, it is now possible to manually re-upload your VPVision license file without any intervention from our support.

Improved alarm snooze

Snoozes for alarms have been simplified and now work similar to an alarm clock. Additionally, an alarm will now only send one notification instead of one every minute.

Special character support in widget and page names

Special characters weren’t supported before. This limitation has been removed.

Removed

Variation charts have been deprecated

The variation chart widget type has been removed and no new variation chart widgets can be created. Existing variation chart widgets will keep working.

 

***Release notes  older version**

## 5.2 – 2020-05-11 – 2020-07-13

VPVision 5.2 is a complete rewrite of the application.

Some notable features are:
– A completely redesigned UI.
– Improved stability and performance.
– Improved user authorisation.
– Reworked email settings, this removes the need for postfix and directly sends all application emails through the configured SMTP server.
– Reworked license management.
– Reworked page-builder.

### Added

– Added the option to enable system wide authentication.
– Improved license verification during uploads, the user now needs to confirm the license before it would be applied.
– If applicable a list of pages will be shown on the widget removal page.
– Input removal will now cascade through all data and related services.
– Widget removal will now cascade through all applicable pages.
– Added system status page with enhanced application service management.
– Scheduled reports will now be sent using the new email service.

### Fixed

– Replaced all instances of ‘valuta’ with ‘currency’.

### Removed

– Advanced alarms have been dropped. Preferably a virtual input would be used instead.

Revision 3.4.2 28-06-2018

0. — General —

– None

1. — Resolved issues —

– Scrolling not working in alarm widget.

2. — New features —

– Alarm logs and statistics added to repots.
– Continious alarms are registered as one instead of a repeating condition

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.4.1 16-05-2018

0. — General —

– None

1. — Resolved issues —

– Totalizer and kwh miscalculation error in consumption report module
– Reports for “custom” periods not generating
– Reports can be saved without content
– Delta calculation in the consumption widgets is not working in percentage mode
– Image type filter for custom report logo’s is not respected allowed image types

2. — New features —

– KPI module for reports
– kwh support in the compressor analysis module
– kwh support in the consumption module

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.4.0 01-04-2018

0. — General —

– Report configuration has been re-designed
– New lay-out for reports
– System background grid replaced by solid grey

1. — Resolved issues —

– Text overlapping in reports
– Deleting the wrong device while removing from the pie chart widget
– Time selection for reports from 00:00->00:00 to 00:00->23:59
– System creates new report whenever a new pie chart is configured and added

2. — New features —

– Consumption report module that shows consumption within period, consumption from previous period and delta
– Costs per compressor stage added to the compressor analysis module
– A location can be specified for a report and it will be printed in the header
– User can select a custom image as report logo
– User can specify the paper size of reports. Supported are A4 and US letter
– A default value for kWh costs can be set as a global and will be used on all new modules and widgets
– Compressor type selection in the compressor analysis module
– Compressor stage definition has become a range instead of a lower boundary
– Variable height report content instead of fixed height per report module

3. — Discontinued features —

– Bar graph visualisation in the compressor analysis module

Revision 3.3.3 23-02-2018

0. — General —

– None

1. — Resolved issues —

– PID widget data not showing when spaces or special characters are used in the custom label
– Compressor stage configuration gets lost when special characters are used in the name
– Analog or digital inputs can not be activated when either one of the types is at its maximum
– Data loading for graphs and device connection status is slow
– Chosen unit for energy consumption not preselected in energy usage and costs report module

2. — New features —

– Bitmask for integer data
– Specific power in the energy usage and costs report module

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.3.0 06-07-2017

0. — General —

– New check for custom names (dashboard widget)
– Select measurand in alphabetic order

1. — Resolved issues —

– None

2. — New features —

– Show/hide backgroundcolor of P&ID elements
– Show/hide unit of P&ID elements
– Show/hide value of P&ID elements
– Digital inputs support
– Allow adding multiple channels to the dashboard widget at once

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.2.1 27-10-2016

0. — General —

– Browser title name changed

1. — Resolved issues —

– Report generation
– Some small bugs in reports

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.2.1 27-10-2016

0. — General —

– VPVision made responsive

1. — Resolved issues —

– Alarm interval at 1 hour
– Gateway shows at wrong ethernet interface
– Slow initial load of graphs
– Lowered the graph data navigator to prevent overlap

2. — New features —

– dns configuration for each ethernet interface
– Serial number and version number can now be found in the settings->system menu
– Relay host for e-mail purpose can be set in settings->e-mail
– ntp server can be set in settings->time
– current date and time can be checked in settings->time

3. — Discontinued features —

– graph export in pdf and svg format

Revision 3.1.15 01-07-2016

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– Repeatitly generating reports at the first day of the month

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.1.14 14-06-2016

0. — General —

– Support for VPFlowScope M added

1. — Resolved issues —

– Error resolved for combining map widgets with other widgets on the same page

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.1.13 12-02-2016

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– Map widget link error for pages without area’s

2. — New features —

– New units available for voltage and current

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.12 17-09-2015

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– Alarm removal fix for widget
– alarm widget scroll button fixed
– alarm module license fix

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.12 17-09-2015

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– Color orange in P&ID fixed
– alarm enablingfixed
– e-mail enablingfixed

2. — New features —

– Measurand efficiency added with kw/m3n/min and wh/m3n

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.11 21-07-2015

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– device removal in combination with sql module

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.10 08-06-2015

0. — General —

– W3c test performed and inconsistencies removed
– Spelling errors removed

1. — Resolved issues —

– CSV data export time out resolved
– Alarm conversion from basic to advanced
– US date format conversion
– Diacritical letter support added

2. — New features —

– Additional colors for map and p&id widget added
– y-axis auto scale feature added for line graph
– Error message for csv export measurand mismatch
– CSV generation status added
– Automatic status update for devices
– Graph button feedback added
– Imperial KPI’s added

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.9 18-05-2015

0. — General —

– Corrections in unit conversions

1. — Resolved issues —

– Screen rendering issue for IE9 & IE10 resolved

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.8 05-03-2015

0. — General —

– Misspellings removed

1. — Resolved issues —

– Wrong auto correction for P&ID range configuration resolved

2. — New features —

– Map widget can now create links to pages in combination with a window
– Map widget link area can now be filled with a color or transparent with a dashed colored border

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.7 22-12-2014

0. — General —

– Some report modules changes:
– Pie chart can now be used with one input
– Energy usage and costs can be used with flow input only. Costs will not be shown.
– Misspellings removed from alarm module

1. — Resolved issues —

– Update script adjusted for virtual inputs.
– Active page indication by highlighting selected menu icon

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.6 06-11-2014

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– label position in variation chart
– wh/m3n calculation fix

2. — New features —

– sql module added

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.5 11-08-2014

0. — General —

– Virtual inputs added. Calculations can be made
– All graphs now automatically calculate the number of datapoints to show in the chart
– Some style modifications
– license module introduced
– Availability check for javascript added

1. — Resolved issues —

– Time zone compensation added for report generation time
– Date/time picker popup for custom plot repaired
– Pressure visualization in various graphs
– Critical line bug resolved
– The line dragged from the variable node in the alarm module is now visible
– Some small bugs in graph configuration resolved
– Network gateway is not mandatory anymore.

2. — New features —

– Delete all created pdf reports at once
– Measurands are sorted in widgets select list
– p&id measurement range indicators added (value is red, orange, green)
– kW calculation for 4..20mA current clamps added
– Show the measurement values in pie chart instead of percentage. Show percentage on hover

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.4 15-05-2014

0. — General —

– none

1. — Resolved issues —

– Scroll offset for widget overview revized
– Multiple csv export widgets can now be used on 1 page
– Memmory leak in number of pages resolved

2. — New features —

– none

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

***Release notes***
Revision 3.1.3 30-04-2014

0. — General —

– Menu scroll speed increased
– Report scroll speed increased
– Units formated with subscript and degrees symbol
– Number of plotted point in a graph increased from 20 to 60

1. — Resolved issues —

– Decimal and thousand separator implemented in csv export widget
– Inconsistency in kWh price for the report fixed
– Additonal axes for line graph restored
– Pressure series is shown in line graph again
– Report generation process bar fixed
– Select box made browser independend

2. — New features —

– Number of compressor starts is now calculated with user settings if user settings are defined. If not defined, then offset is 0.5kW

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.1.2 17-04-2014

0. — General —

– Timezonecorrection UTC added to several modules

1. — Resolved issues —

– Alarm name is now completely shown in the widget
– All page windows are checked for availability of a widget that is about to be deleted
– Calculation of average and sum in the dashboard widget reviewed
– Report module pie chart changed: avg for flow, pressure, temperature, dew point, kw, take sum for energy, tolalizer
– Initialisation of line graph widget changed
– The datalabels option in the pie chart is now initialized

2. — New features —

– Line graph now has dynamic data loading
– bar graph added
– area chart added
– variation chart added

3. — Discontinued features —

– none

Revision 3.1.1 19-03-2014

0. — General —

– All code reviewed
– Client side errors and warnings removed
– Server side errors and warnings removed

1. — Resolved issues —

– All widgets on a page will now align even if they are longer then the menu
– Compressors stage hours are calculated again in the report

2. — New features —

– Alarm module added
– Multi window page support
– New jquery and jcarousel release
– New currencies added

3. — Discontinued features —

– Virtual key board support