TopView® version 6.33 Release

TopView® version 6.33 Release

November 11, 2019

OPC/SCADA ● OPC A&E ● PI ● SQL Events ● SQL Lookup ● MQTT ● PerfMon

See the release notes for a full list of changes included in this version

Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.2 requirement

Previous TopView versions (6.25-6.32) required .Net Framework 4.6.1

This release requires .Net Framework 4.7.2. The installation/upgrade will check the TopView machine for the required version.
See the TopView download page for this release for off-line installation of the .Net Framework

Because of this new .Net Framework requirement TopView is supported on the following Windows versions:

Twilio support added for outgoing SMS Notification

Twilio support added for outgoing SMS Notification
Previous versions of TopView support sending SMS notifications through email (carrier supported) and cellular modems.

Twilio is a hosted platform for communication and allows products (like TopView) to use Twilio APIs to add capabilities like voice, video, and messaging to their applications.

This release of TopView allows users with a Twilio account to use the Twilio platform for delivery of SMS notification messages from TopView.
Note: this release does not support incoming Twilio SMS messages for alarm acknowledge or information request which is supported in TopView for SMS using cellular modems.

Requirements:

Redundancy/failover support for SMS using network cellular modems

TopView SMS Notification supports the use of networked cellular modems from MultiTech (rCell 100 Series).

When using networked cellular modems, TopView can now be configured with a primary and backup modem.

If a backup modem is defined the TopView Engine will automatically send through the primary or backup modem based on historical success and a configurable list of modem health indicators.

Web Configurator: new features

The TopView Web Configurator is a web-based TopView Configuration Tool providing many of the same configurations functions available in the desktop Configurator.

This is the second release of TopView to include the Web Configurator. This release includes the following additional functionality:

Alarm Actions Log

Previous versions of TopView include an application log that details all alarm activity and notifications sent for the alarms. When multiple alarms occur close together or notifications are sent over time, it can be difficult to isolate messages related to the activity of an individual alarm. Alarm Action Logs are designed to address this issue.

Alarm Actions Logs are a new feature of TopView that records an individual alarm’s activity (active, return to normal, acknowledge) and related notifications and actions taken through notifications (e.g. alarm acknowledge through notification) into a single, viewable log.

OPC feature updates

For TopView OPC/SCADA users we have implemented the following updates

See the release notes for a full list of changes included in this version