Archive for October, 2012

Intorel’s latest version of its M&C software, Visionic 5.2, has arrived.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Intorel’s latest version of its industry standard software for M&C, Visionic 5.2, is now available.

As the company is constantly looking for innovation and improvement, Visionic 5.2 has gone through some changes in order to increase the client’s experience with Visionic.

The SNMP template builder has been improved, such as drag-drop support, sorting of the variables and similar.

More than 15 new device drivers were added so that the library is always kept up to date and the alarm center bug has been corrected and can now correctly execute all actions and macros that have been set up.

As to ease the user’s work and due to prevalent demand, the device drivers can now produce log files automatically. They’re kept for user to check the debugging and runtime data of each device later on and so that he can compare the present and past operations of the devices.

Visionic 5.2 device drivers are now asynchronous, which minimizes the processing time, allowing even bigger Visionic systems to be run on a standard hardware. The server will not block at any operation and it also increases the availability of the server.

Another point is that the Visionic 5 documentation has been updated with all the information about SNMP devices and templates, which was previously in a separate appendix.

The license detection mechanism has been changed, meaning that hardware changes, such as change of MAC address, do not affect the license. The system used to previously ask to re-enter the license in case of some VPN Network softwares.

Upon changing the alarm level in the Alarm Center, the client would only apply the new level after the restart of the system. This issue has been corrected in the newest version and Alarm Center will apply the correct level and color at the next alarm raise, without any system restart.

The TabStripEx script (VBscript) has been updated, as in the previous version, a bug caused Visionic client to load very slowly if a lot of TabStripEx elements had been misconfigured. The system is now updated in order to allow swift loading and operation, even if the element is not correctly configured in Visio.

In addition, a Virtual Service Element has been included in Visionic 5.2 and, besides the existing functionality, it can now produce custom-based alarms.

An HTTP/XML device driver has been also incorporated and it allows connecting HTTP / HTTPS devices into Visionic system.

Moreover, when opening projects in Visionic 5, the new Open Dialog allows listing views (list, details) as well as sorting and filtering by any column in the dialog. It makes searching and opening the projects faster for the user.

Dependency files have been incorporated in the client setups because in the previous version of Visionic, when installing remote client for some systems, not all the files would be transferred. The engineer would have then to copy a driver from the server machine and manually register it. In the new version, 5.2, these issues are solved and all necessary files for the remote client execution are comprised.

Lastly, the version number of the Visionic system (5.2 currently) has been added and is now prominent on the dashboard, client and server startup screens.

Since 2002, the very first launch of the first version of Visionic, the product has been carefully revised and improved, as to become what it is today – an industry standard, proven by hundreds of systems and recommended by the most distinguished companies around the world.

Visionic 5.2 provides integration of all your subsystems into a single, convenient solution. From there, you can detect, connect and operate your remote or in-house equipment in any way you can possibly imagine.

It is designed to be used by any industrial monitoring, controlling and automating application that requires reliability, automation and advanced features. In particular, Visionic products have been used for: DVB-S/S2 Satellite Uplink Stations, VSAT Systems, TVRO Systems, Fixed and Mobile Microwave Links, DSNG Systems, Fiber Optic Systems, DVB-T Encoding & Multiplexing Head-ends, ATM/SDH/PDH/IP Transport Networks and IPTV Head-ends.