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Now Available: NetBotz Central 2.4

NetBotz Central 2.4 includes significant new functionality. New and improved features in NetBotz Central 2.4 include improved LDAP compatability with MS Active Directory servers, and support for a variety of BotzWare 2.4 functions, including:

  • IPMI Devices: Appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can use the IPMI Devices to add network-attached, Intelligent Platform Management Interface-enabled devices to the list of devices that are monitored by your NetBotz appliance.
  • Pod Sharing: NetBotz 500 appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can now connect with and receive data directly from devices integrated with or connected to NetBotz 320, 420 or 500s in your network. Once a pod has been shared with the NetBotz 500, it functions as though it were connected directly to the appliance.
  • External Storage: NetBotz 500 appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can now use a network attached storage device (a Windows share or an NFS mount) for External Storage functionality.

This is a list of previously noted issues and limitations that were corrected with the release of NetBotz Central 2.4:

  • Sensor data that does not include preceding zeros now sorts correctly.
  • Automated output relay activity now adds entries to the syslog output from the appliance.
  • Appliances now time sync properly when using the NetBotz Central appliance as an NTP Server.
  • Solved a problem that caused 'Internal server error' messages to appear in the server log files whenever a badly formed BAY or BMP image was posted to the NetBotz Central appliance.
  • Fixed a problem which prevented Surveillance data that was not tagged from being purged under some circumstances.
  • Corrected an issue whereby the net_devices table was not updated when an appliance that had been added to server using HTTP was re-added using HTTPS.
  • Corrected a problem that prevented users from un-checking severities for e-mail-related alert actions.
  • Correct problem that caused an OutOfMemoryError exception when exporting large sensor data reports from the NetBotz Central console.
  • Creating a User ID with an identical Full Name and Login Name values is no longer permitted. In addition, when creating a new User ID NetBotz Central will check for other previously created IDs that have identical Login or Full Name values. If duplicates are found, NetBotz Central will not permit the user to create an ID using those values.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented upload of BotzWare images to server unless they were stored on the C: drive. Occurred when using the "Browse..." function in Manage BotzWare Images to navigate to the location of a saved BotzWare image. If the image wasn't stored on the C: drive, the user would receive an empty error message box.

To obtain NetBotz Central version 2.4, you must request it via the following the form:

http://www.netbotz.com/support/nbc24_request.html

You must include the serial number from your NetBotz Central which can be located in the About screen of the NetBotz Central Console.

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Now Available for NetBotz 500, 420, and 320 Appliances: BotzWare Version 2.4

In addition to additional hardware support and performance improvements, BotzWare 2.4 introduced the following new features and enhancements:

  • New Map View: Appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can now Display maps that have been configured for use with the appliance. The alert state of all devices shown on the Map View are indicated with simple color coding (red indicates that an alert state currently exists, while green indicates that no alert state is currently being reported by the sensor or device).
  • New IPMI Devices Task: Appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can use the IPMI Devices to add network-attached, Intelligent Platform Management Interface-enabled devices to the list of devices that are monitored by your NetBotz appliance.
  • New Pod Sharing Capabilities: NetBotz 500 appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can now connect with and receive data directly from devices integrated with or connected to NetBotz 320, 420 or 500s in your network. Once a pod has been shared with the NetBotz 500, it functions as though it were connected directly to the appliance.
  • NAS Support Added to External Storage Task: NetBotz 500 appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can now use a network attached storage device (a Windows share or an NFS mount) for External Storage functionality.
  • Additional Power Distribution Product Support: NetBotz 420 and NetBotz 500 appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.4 installed can now take advantage of enhanced power monitoring and management capabilities on a variety of power distribution products from APC, Raritan, Avocent, BayTech, and Server Technologies. Supported features include output control for individual outlets and enhanced monitoring of power-related information, such as aggregate current, aggregate voltage, current, watts, voltamps, and circuit breaker status.  Note that features supported are model-dependent. 
  • Enhanced, Component-Level Logging: Appliance logging capabilities are now broken out into specific components and/or functions. By default, all components log at the level specified by the Global Level setting. However, you can also specify a unique login level setting for each component.
  • Include Maps and Graphs in Periodic Reports: Maps and Graphs can now be included in periodic e-mail, FTP, or HTTP reports generated by your appliance.
  • New Installation and Tutorial Videos: A variety of movies that you can use to learn about the installation and configuration process are now included on the NetBotz Installer CD-ROM.
  • Added support for open/shared key support. This feature has been verified to work with Orinoco and Aironet 350 wireless network adapters.
  • Network Interfaces Task Includes Link Status for Wireless Access Points: The following status information can be observed in the Wireless Status tab of the Edit Network Interface pane for the wireless access point: Link Status, Link Quality, Like Rating, Link Speed, Link Frequency and WAP MAC.
  • GSM Signal Quality: The SMS Configuration window now displays the GSM signal quality (Poor, Fair, Good, or Excellent) as well as the signal level (in dB).
  • New Functionality: Added ability to disable camera video output.
  • New Functionality: Added ability to launch the Advanced View, from a command line, at a targeted IP address/Host Name. Simply use “–s http://ipaddressorhostname” on the command line.
  • New Functionality: Added new “Reboot Device” button for use with Output Control tasks.
  • New Functionality: SNMP Traps can now be directed at user-specified ports on the target.
  • New Functionality: Added support for the Blazer PDA-based web browser.
  • New Functionality: Enhanced web service APIs for e-mail and maps.
  • New Functionality: Added support for the following USB 2.0 hubs:
    • D-Link DUB-H4 USB 2.0 4-port Hub
    • Belkin USB 2.0 4 Port Hub F5U224
  • New Functionality: Graphs can now be saved as JPG or BMP files.

BotzWare 2.4 also corrects the following issues:

  • When using SMS to communicate, appliances that encounter an e-mail delivery failure will automatically retry a second time.
  • Dew Point and Temperature Thresholds can now be configured appropriately on appliances that are set to use French as their language.
  • Second Generation GlobeTrotter GPRS Card now works correctly with NetBotz appliances.
  • Alerts View: Units displayed in the Alert History are now consistent with the locale setting of the on the appliance.
  • The Advanced View now synchronizes the 24-hr clock correctly if the client locale is customized to use a 24-hr clock.

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Now Available: NetBotz Central 2.3

NetBotz Central 2.3 and NetBotz Surveillance 2.3 have been significantly enhanced. New and improved features include:

  • NetBotz Surveillance:

    New, highly flexible Surveillance clip viewing capabilities:

    • New Surveillance features enable you to dynamically define clips by motion start/stop or by time interval
    • Sort clips by camera or clip start time
    • Assign "Tags" (such as keyword, text description, and importance level) to clips to simplify sorting and searching. Tagged clips can also be protected from automated database purging.
    • Search and view clips based on predefined filters
    • Search for previously tagged clips.

    Enhanced Surveillance Clip Player featuring:

    • Status bar that shows time ranges where video is present (or not present)
    • Caching progress indicator that shows how many frames are currently cached as well as how many remain to be cahced before the entire clip is loaded
    • Start and end time of clip are displayed
    • Time at which currently displayed frame was captured
    • Speed controls and "Skip Gaps" function for fast viewing of time interval-based clips
    • Save clip as AVI, MPEG, or Signed AVI (digitally signing clips makes tampering without detection extremely difficult and unlikely)
    • Save current frame as JPEG
       
  • NetBotz Central:
     
    • NetBotz Central can now perform Mass Configuration tasks on NetBotz 4-20mA Sensor Pods.
    • NetBotz Central can now perform SMS configuration on client appliances and also supports configuring the Send Wireless SMS Message alert action on appliances.
    • Thresholds on devices crawled using NetBotz Device Crawlers can now be edited from NetBotz Central.
    • NetBotz Central can now be used to configure thresholds on THS-100 Wireless Temperature and Humidity Sensors.
    • NetBotz Central now displays the number of BotzPak licenses available for use as well as the number of licenses that have been used.
    • NetBotz central now ships with and runs under JRE v. 1.4.2_06.

Attention: The changes to NetBotz Surveillance 2.3 have significantly altered the program interfaces as well as the manner in which Surveillance is used. Therefore, users that are familiar with earlier versions of Surveillance may require retraining. Please be sure to review the updated NetBotz Central Version 2.3 User's Reference for complete information and view this overview of the new NetBotz Surveillance features and functionality.

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Now Available for NetBotz 500, 420, and 320 Appliances: BotzWare Version 2.3

In addition to additional hardware support and performance improvements, BotzWare 2.3 introduced the following new features and enhancements:

  • New Configuration Wizard: This configuration wizard, which runs automatically when the Advanced View is used to access the appliance after installation, guides the user through all the steps necessary to get their new appliance up and running.
  • Camera Settings Enhancement — Interactive Mode Limit: Specifies the maximum image resolution that will be made available to users that are using the appliance interactively (such as viewing images from the Cameras View in the Advanced View). This can be used to limit the performance impact that can be caused by multiple clients with high image resolution settings accessing your appliances interactively.
  • Advanced Device Crawlers Enhancement — Delete SNMP Sensors if Not Found: Allows the user to automatically remove previously defined SNMP-based sensors on a target when, after a successful scan, the sensors are found to no longer be present (no longer defined, unavailable, and so forth). If the sensors are not deleted, they will be displayed with sensor reading values of “N/A” or “null.”
  • New Picture Export Formats feature for Send E-Mail and Send Data to FTP Server Alert Actions: Appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.3 installed can now send images captured by the appliance cameras as JPEGs, M-JPEG AVI Files, or Signed M-JPEG AVI files. M-JPEG AVI files are motion picture that can be played using standard media player software (such as Windows Media Player). Signed files provide proof that the generated images have not been tampered with or altered in any way, and are therefore more likely to be admissible as evidence in legal proceedings.
  • Block Out Masking Functionality: Appliances that have the BotzWare Premium Software Module 2.3 installed can now configure cameras so that specified areas of the image cannot be seen. For example, an administrator could place a Block Out Mask over the area of the image that shows a monitor image, thereby preventing users from seeing the information that is shown on the monitor.
  • New "Scan Now" Device Crawlers Functionality: Enables SNMP target in Device Crawlers to be scanned on demand.
  • Additional NetBotz 320 Functionality: Camera Motion Sensor and Basic Device Crawlers are now supported by default on NetBotz 320 appliances.
  • Save Audio from Alerts: Audio from alerts can now be saved in both WAV and OGG formats.

BotzWare 2.3 also corrects the following issues:

  • The BotzWare enclosureStatus OID (1.3.6.1.4.1.5528.100.2.1.1.2 + Instance = NetBotz Enclosure Status) previously did not not return any values for NetBotz 500, 420, or 320 appliances. It now returns the following values: "Disconnected" and "Normal."
  • The Serial Configuration utility no longer hangs when used to configure appliances running older (pre-2.2) versions of BotzWare.
  • On Camera Pod 120s and CCTV Adapter Pods, the Report Unplugged Errors check box option no longer becomes grayed out if you've changed the Sensor Value History value.

These new features complement the additional features and functionality that have been delivered in the recent BotzWare 2.1, BotzWare 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.2.1, and 2.2.2 releases. These previously released features include:

  • BotzWare 2.2.2 (released October 15th, 2004):
    • 4-20mA Sensor Pod Support: Support for the 4-20mA Sensor Pod, which enables you to connect up to four 4-20mA sensors to your NetBotz 420 or NetBotz 500 appliance.
    • BotzWare now supports the use of 0-5V sensors, which can be connected to any external sensor port using a NetBotz 0-5V Sensor Cable. 4 external sensor ports are integrated with NetBotz 320 or 420 appliances, and are included on each Sensor Pod 120 as well.
    • Added BotzWare Web Services Interfaces: The NetBotz BotzWare Web Services interfaces are intended to provide a set of common, programmer-friendly APIs to 3rd party product and solution developers, as well as end customers. For more information, see the BotzWare V2.x Web Services Specification PDF, included on your BotzWare CD and available from the NetBotz support web site.
    • Call Web Services Alert Receiver (New Alert Action): A new alert action that is designed for use with the BotzWare Web Services Interface (see above).
    • Added support for the SeaLINK PIO-48. When you connect a SeaLINK PIO-48 (available from Sealevel Systems) to a USB port on your NetBotz 500 or NetBotz 420 appliance, it provides 48 digital connections. This enables you to connect and monitor up to 48 dry contact sensors from a single appliance without requiring you to purchase and deploy a large number of Sensor Pod 120s.
    • Added support for RAEWatch (new sensor type).
    • New Simplified Basic View for Use with Supported PDAs: NetBotz appliances now support a simplified version of the Basic View that can be viewed using supported Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). Supported PDAs include Palm Tungsten handhelds running Palm OS 5.2.1, HP iPAQ handhelds running Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003 or Windows Mobile Pocket PC 2003, and Blackberry 6xxx & 7xxx Series Devices running 3.7 OS.
    • Send Custom Text File to FTP Server (New Alert Action): Sends a customized text file with user-specified content to an FTP server. This alert action type enables you to use macros supported by BotzWare (including Appliance, Location, and Alert macros) to define the name of the directory on the server in which custom text files will be stored and the base filename that will be used for the text files.
    • Advanced Device Crawlers has been enhanced to enable it to monitor NetBotz appliances running BotzWare 2.x.
    • Additional Network Interface Settings: When configuring a network interface, you can now specify both the network speed and the duplex mode for the interface.
    • Added Include XML-encoded Alert Parameter (xmlalert), a checkbox for the Custom HTTP Get action that appends the parameter xmlalert=<xml alert encoding> to the provided URL for the action. The encoded XML is the same as is generated by the HTTP POST code, but is url-encoded to enable those that can't easily handle “multi-part/form-data” encoded POSTS to get the XML for the alert.
    • BotzWare OIDs Have Been Enhanced: A 1000x and a 1000000x column have been added a to the OtherNumericSensor table, enabling customers to more easily gather RTT Ping data from devices that have a RTT Ping time of less than 1 second.
    • Enhanced Logging for E-mail Operation Failures: Added protocol debug logging for all SMTP protocol messages to all e-mail operations (alert, periodic reports, and test e-mail). Logging info appears at the INFO level.
    • SMS Alert Action macros now show Return To Normal information.

    BotzWare 2.2.2 also corrected the following issues:

    • Alert Levels are no longer included in return-to-normal e-mail notifications.
    • Opening the temperature threshold settings window when the operating system is configured to use the French (Switzerland) locale no longer hangs the system.
    • ${GPSLOC} macro no longer shows garbled text instead of a degree symbol.
  • BotzWare 2.2.1 (released June 29, 2004):
    • Support for the new NetBotz 320 and NetBotz 420 appliances: These new appliances, available in both wall-mountable and rack-mountable form factors, provide all features currently available in 310/400 Series appliances, with the following additional features and capabilities: 
      • Cameras support resolution up to 640 x 480 and frame rate up to 20 fps
      • Advanced Alert Customization
      • Onboard storage of alerts and sensor data for graphing – up to 12 hours
      • SSL-encrypted communications—interactive and alerts

      The NetBotz 420 also includes one USB port that enables the addition of one Camera Pod or CCTV Adapter Pod or up to four non-camera pods (Sensor Pod, Output Relay Pod, Power Control Pod).  You can also enhance the NetBotz 420's networking capabilities by using its Compact Flash card slot to add an optional 802.11b WLAN or GSM/SMS wireless modem, or by connecting a USB modem to the USB port. BotzWare 2.2 and Advanced View 2.2 are used to manage all NetBotz 500, 420, and 320 appliances.

    • Limited-Function Edition of Advanced Device Crawlers: Your appliance, running BotzWare 2.2.1 or later, includes a special limited-function edition of Advanced Device Crawlers free-of-charge, extending your ability to monitor the operational status of a single SNMP target. Advanced Device Crawlers extends the capabilities of Basic Device Crawlers to provide far more detailed device-specific information and to enable OID-specific monitoring and alerting. By default, your appliance can use Advanced Device Crawler functionality on a single SNMP target. If you find this functionality useful, Advanced Device Crawlers license keys are available from NetBotz and NetBotz-authorized resellers. A fully licensed version of Advanced Device Crawlers enables you to use the Advanced Device Crawler functionality on up to 48 SNMP targets.
    • Return-To-Normal Requires User Input Functionality: New function available for all sensor thresholds. When checked, if the threshold is exceeded the sensor will not report a Return-To-Normal state until a user with Administrator or Application (with Alert Update) privileges opens the resulting alert entry in the Alerts View and clicks the Mark Alert Resolved button. Thresholds that are configured to require user input before returning to normal do not automatically clear when the monitored value returns to acceptable or normal levels. Alerts generated when the threshold is exceeded will not report a Return-To-Normal state until a user with Administrator or Application (with Alert Update) privileges opens the resulting alert entry in the Alerts View and clicks the Mark Alert Resolved button.
  • BotzWare 2.2 (released May 25, 2004):
    • Support for Navigation Pane Folders: Folders enable you to create virtual groups of pods and devices that can be used to simplify organization of your various pods and devices for management purposes.
    • Expanded Support for RAE Systems Devices: RAE Systems Sensors Option is a license key-enabled BotzWare enhancement that enables you to use a variety of RAE Systems toxic vapor and gas sensors with your appliances. BotzWare 2.2 support the use of MultiRAE Plus, ppbRAE, miniRAE, AreaRAE, and RAELink devices with your appliance.
    • Support for Remote RAE Client/Server Communications: This functionality enables you to aggregate the data reported by all of your appliance-connected RAE Systems devices into a single interface, and to set thresholds, monitor alerts, and graph data reported by the RAE Systems devices on Remote RAE Clients just like any other sensor connected to and supported by your appliance.
    • “Alerting Sensors” Added to Navigation Pane: Alerting Sensors is a new “virtual device” that appears in the Navigation Pane and that presents a dynamic overview of all currently alerting sensors as reported by the appliance as well as pods and other devices connected to the appliance.
    • Ability to Lock Selection in the Navigation Pane: This new functionality enables you to lock the Navigation Pane so that only a specific device is selected. Once the Navigation pane is locked, you will not be able to select any other devices from the Navigation pane until you unlock the pane, and the Advanced View will automatically start with the pane in the locked state.
    • Network Interface Sensors Added: New sensors that specify the link status of each network interface installed in your appliance are now available when the appliance is selected from the Navigation Pane.
  • BotzWare 2.1.3 (released May 5, 2004):
    • NetBotz Wireless Receiver 120 and NetBotz THS-100 Wireless Temperature/Humidity Sensor Support: Support for NetBotz Wireless Receiver 120s and NetBotz THS-100 wireless temperature/humidity sensors.
    • Support for RAE Systems MultiRAE Plus: Enables the addition of a license key-enabled enhancement that permits use of RAE Systems MultiRAE Plus toxic vapor and gas sensors with your NetBotz 500. Designed as a “building block” system, the MultiRAE can be configured from a simple, inexpensive Oxygen/LEL monitor all the way to an affordable five gas monitor for total protection in toxic environments.
    • Send Custom HTTP GET Alert Action: New alert action that enables you deliver alert notifications as custom HTTP GET commands. The URL generated as a result of the alert action is completely user definable, and can include NetBotz macro values.
    • Support for Additional WiFi Bands, Wireless Network Adapters: In addition to supporting 802.11b WiFi communications, BotzWare 2.1.3 supports 802.11a and 802.11g. BotzWare 2.1.3 also includes support for the following additional multiband wireless network adapters:
      • D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Tri-Mode Dualband Wireless CardBus Adapter
      • Netgear WAG511 Dual Band Wireless PC Card (32-bit CardBus)
      • Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless CardBus Adapter
  • BotzWare 2.1.2 (released February 12, 2004):
    • Output Control: New functionality that provides user interface and alert notification support for use with supported digital output devices such as the NetBotz Output Relay Pod 120 and NetBotz Power Control Pods.
    • Multiple Alert Profiles: Enhanced Alert Profile functionality now enables the creation of multiple unique Alert Profiles. This enables you to define distinctive notification or action responses for sensor thresholds.
  • BotzWare Version 2.1.1 (released December 5, 2003):
    • Device Crawlers: New functionality that enables you to monitor the critical status information of up to 48 remote SNMP targets (such as servers, routers, and switches). If any operational difficulties are noted on a monitored target your NetBotz 500 can generate an alert notification, enabling you to quickly address the problem.
    • Support for Advanced Device Crawlers: Enables the addition of a license key-enabled enhancement to Device Crawlers that greatly extends your ability to monitor the operational status of your SNMP targets. Advanced Device Crawlers extends the capabilities of Basic Device Crawlers to provide far more detailed device-specific information and to enable OID-specific monitoring and alerting.
  • BotzWare Version 2.1 (released October 23, 2003):
    • Serial Device Support: Provides an extensible framework for the management of serial devices. With this functionality, NetBotz 500s can detect and manage multiple serial-class devices (including supported modems, GPS devices, and various RS-232 and RS-485 attached devices). Supported serial devices can be connected using the NetBotz 500 PC Card slot, directly to a USB port, or through a number of supported USB-to-Serial adapter cables.
    • PPP Support: Provides support for point-to-point protocol network connectivity using supported wired or GSM/GPRS modems.
    • SMS Messaging Support: When used in conjunction with a supported GSM/GPRS modem, an additional alert action is enabled that permits delivery of alert notifications as SMS messages.
    • Support for NetBotz CCTV Adapter Pods: Designed for use with your NetBotz 500 base station and a single closed circuit television (CCTV) or other video source, the CCTV Adapter Pod accepts multi format S-Video and Composite Video and features DIN, BNC and RCA input jacks. This pod also features a USB port that enables the pod to be tethered to the base station using a standard USB cable. Using the CCTV Adapter Pod, your analog video source is digitally converted and integrated with the NetBotz physical security solution. Streaming audio (using the pod’s integrated microphone or an external microphone connected to the pod) is also available.
    • Support for NetBotz Particle Sensor PS100: The NetBotz Particle Sensor PS100 enables your NetBotz appliance to monitor a location for the presence or dust and other particulates larger than 1 micro meter.
    • Support for BAE Systems ChemSentry: Enables the addition of a license key-enabled enhancement that permits use of BAE Systems ChemSentry Chemical Warfare Sensors with your NetBotz 500.ChemSentrys provide both exposure level (i.e. cumulative dose) and concentration (milligrams per cubic meter) readings for nerve, blister, blood, and interferent agents.
    • Support for Supported NMEA-Compliant GPS Receivers: Enables your NetBotz 500 to report status and readings from supported GPS receivers. GPS receivers associate location information (such as latitude, longitude, altitude, and so forth) with alert data, which can be useful for mobile NetBotz applications. 
    • IP Filtering: Provides full support for IP-address based packet filtering, allowing for an additional level of protection against illegal access or denial-of-service attacks.
    • Improved SSL Security: The SSL implementation used by the NetBotz 500 has been upgraded to OpenSSL 0.9.7c, providing support for 256-bit AES with RSA and SHA1 and 128-bit AES with RSA and SHA1.
    • HTTP Compression: The NetBotz 500 Basic View and Advanced View interfaces now support HTTP compression, significantly reducing non-picture related traffic and improving interface performance when used over slower network interfaces (such as PPP or ISDN).

For more information about specific NetBotz appliances, select the desired model from list below:

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Now Available: BotzWare Web Services Interfaces Toolkit

NetBotz is proud to announce the availability of the NetBotz Web Services Interface Toolkit.  BotzWare Web Interfaces are intended to provide a set of common, programmer-friendly APIs to 3rd party product and solution developers, as well as end customers. For more information about the BotzWare Web Services interfaces and to obtain your own copy of the toolkit please go check the NetBotz Web Services Toolkit forum.

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Now Available for NetBotz 310/400 Series Appliances: BotzWare Version 1.3.9

BotzWare 1.3.9, the latest BotzWare release for use with 310/400 Series NetBotz appliances, is now available. BotzWare 1.3.9 is a maintenance release that includes performance improvements and minor bug fixes.

Issues Addressed in this Release:

  • IBM Global Services security scanner no longer causes web authentication issues (resulting in appliance reboots or inability to authenticate a web login) on NetBotz appliances.
  • Appliances now correctly handle multiline response messages from mdaemon implementations (such as NetSilicon mail client). Appliances will now properly read response lines (i.e read until end-of-line, check for continuation character, keep reading lines until no continuation character, and so on).
  • NetBotz 310C models can now generate images quicker than once every 20 seconds without Enhancements Add-On.
  • Camera Motion settings on 300/310 model appliances with Surveillance enabled are no longer lost
  • "Alert cleared" notifications are now sent to those who have received alert notifications for a given alert
  • Added a textual SMS macro for Advanced Device Crawlers data
  • The Advanced View now behaves correctly when used with authenticated HTTP proxies.
  • Proxy Hosts can now be un-set.
  • Added a label field to help identify the internal temperature sensor when one or more external temperature sensors have been connected to the appliance.
  • E-mail fields for SNMP targets can now accept more than 66 characters
  • Alert macro configuration for some alert macros no longer will cause an "unsupported" error after submitting.
  • Return to Normal Notifications are no longer sent for 3rd alert level recipients if the return to normal occurs after the 3rd level recipients have been notified.

For more information about specific NetBotz appliances, select the desired model from list below:

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Now Available: THS-100 Wireless Temperature/Humidity Sensors and Wireless Receiver 120s

When used in conjunction with your NetBotz 500 and one or more THS-100 Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors, a Wireless Receiver 120 can be used to monitor the humidity, temperature, and dew point in locations to which standard wired sensors cannot be deployed. THS-100 Wireless Temperature & Humidity sensors also include packet loss sensor data, providing valuable data for deployment of your sensors and also enabling you to monitor your sensors for unexpected interference. A single NetBotz 500 can host multiple Wireless Receiver 120s, and can receive data from up to 100 THS-100 sensors total. THS-100 Wireless Temperature & Humidity Sensors and Wireless Receiver 120s are designed for use only with the NetBotz 500

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Now Available: Power Control Pods

NetBotz Power Control Pods, when used in conjunction with BotzWare 2.1.2's Output Control functionality, enable you to control the power supplied to devices. Power control actions can be executed manually through the Advanced View and Basic View interfaces, or can be configured as automatic alert actions in response to a threshold event. The following NetBotz Power Control Pods are available:

  • Power Control Pod 115 (controls 5 outlets @ 115VAC)
  • Power Control Pod 235 (controls 5 outlets @ 230VAC)
  • Power Control Pod 110 (controls 1 outlet @ 115VAC, 15A)
  • Power Control Pod 230 (controls 1 outlet @ 230VAC, 15A)

NetBotz Power Control Pods are RS232-based devices, and come complete with a USB-to-serial port adapter to add serial ports to your appliance and a female-to-female null modem cable for connecting the pod to the USB-to-serial port adapter.  Power Control Pods are designed for use only with the NetBotz 500 and the NetBotz 420.

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Now Available: Output Relay Pod 120

NetBotz Output Relay Pod 120s, when used in conjunction with BotzWare 2.1.2's Output Control functionality, enable you to use your NetBotz 500 to turn a variety of devices on or off. Relay output actions can be executed manually through the Advanced View and Basic View interfaces, or can be configured as automatic alert actions in response to a threshold event. Up to 4 NetBotz Output Relay Pod 120s can be connected to the base station, enabling you to control up to 64 relay-based devices. Output Relay Pod 120s can be connected directly to the USB port using a standard USB extender cable, or connected to a powered USB hub that is connected to the USB port. The Output Relay Pod 120 is designed for use only with the NetBotz 500 and the NetBotz 420.

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Now Available: CCTV Adapter Pod

The CCTV Adapter Pod 120 is designed for the customer who wants to utilize CCTV cameras with the NetBotz physical threat monitoring system. This enables images from CCTV cameras to take advantage of NetBotz 500 capabilities such as motion sensing, alert image capture settings, and alert customization. The CCTV Adapter Pod provides images of up to 640x480 resolution, 24-bit color, and up to 30 frames per second (color and resolution may be limited by CCTV video source). The CCTV camera connects to either the BNC, RCA, or S-Video input connector on the pod; video source input can be NTSC, PAL, or SECAM format. The pod has a USB port to connect it to the NetBotz 500 base station, and also has external microphone, speaker, and door switch jacks. The CCTV Adapter Pod is designed for use only with the NetBotz 500  and the NetBotz 420.

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