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      UniLogic V1.19 Rev83  UniStream OS 1.19.83    Jume 2017
      Download link: 
      https://unitronicsplc.com/Download/SoftwareVersions/UniLogic/UniLogic_1_19_83.exe

      This major release of UniLogic, the programming software for UniStream programmable controllers, introduces Multi-Touch HMI screen technology, familiar to us all from the world of cell phones and tablets.

      Our new UniStream model, the USP-104M10-PLC, supports a range of gestures such as “Swipe” Navigation, Press, Press & Hold,  Double-Tap, Press & Tap and more.  

      Use these to boost your client’s user experience, as well as Two-Hand Operation to increase the operational safety of your end-users. 

      Other important features in this release:

      • CANopen: EDS Import, View, Edit, & Ladder Functions
      • UDFB Online: view running values in UDFBs, including local tags
      • MODBUS: Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches
      • Receive SMS: new Ladder Element, plus Authorized Numbers option
      • SQL: supports MySQL Server and an option to communicate via Port or Instance Name
      • *Cyber-Security Update for FTP & VNC  All applications using FTP or VNC must now use passwords of 6 to 8 characters that contain upper and lower-case letters and digits. Upgrading older applications with passwords that do not meet these criteria will result in a compilation error.

      Hardware Configuration

      New UniStream: Multi-Touch panel

      Hardware Configuration now offers the USP-104-M10.
      This multi-touch model offers gestures such as Swipe navigation, and enables you to trigger actions via Press, Long Press, Press & Tap, double-tap and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure.

      A single screen can contain elements configured to different triggers. This enables you to add a layer of safety to your screens. For example, you can implement a 2-point press (two-handed operation) that requires the user to press the screen in two distinct locations to activate a task.

      Communications

      CANopen

      EDS Import, View, Edit

      You can now easily import, view, and edit EDS files for CANopen devices, as well as automatically create PDO structs.

      New EDS Ladder functions

      EDS functions enable you to initialize the device with values currently in the EDS file, including values that you edit/enter via UniLogic's EDS utility. In your program, use the In Progress bits to condition the functions.

      Init Node EDS: Initialize a specific node with values edited/entered via the EDS utility.

      Init All Nodes EDS: Initialize all of the CANopen nodes in your project

      Restore Node Defaults: If your CANopen device enables this function, which refers to object 1011 in the node's dictionary, you can use this to reset all of the node's addresses to the manufacturer's default values.

      Heartbeat

      CANopen Properties now include Enable Heartbeat.

      Select this to send a heartbeat from the PLC, according to the time interval specified in the parameter Heartbeat time. The time range is 100 (default) to 100000ms (10 seconds).

      CANopen
      CPU Stop Mode

      Switching to Stop Mode will automatically send a reset command to all nodes.

      MODBUS

       

      New:
      Aperiodic via Ladder,
      Operation Batches

      This version offers the ability to create both Periodic and Aperiodic operations, either one at a time or in batches.

      Most application requirements are met by Periodic operations, which run according to the time intervals you set. However, you now have greater flexibility to:

      smallred.gif   Use simple Periodic Operations to read/write data from/to many sensors,

      smallred.gif   Use an Aperiodic Operation to write a single setpoint as the result of a run-time condition,

      smallred.gif   Use an Aperiodic Operation to turn a group of outputs ON as the result of a run-time condition.

      Note that you can prevent an individual operation from running via a bit in the operation's Active parameter.

      Two new MODBUS Ladder Elements, Aperiodic InDirect and Aperiodic InDirect Group to enable you to trigger a single operation, or a group of operations, via your application.

      Troubleshooting MODBUS

      You now have new MODBUS troubleshooting options:

      smallred.gif   A new parameter in the Remote Slave's struct, Drops can help you to troubleshoot projects with a large number of sensors, where the entire queue of operations may not be able to run during the scan.

      smallred.gif   A Status field has been added to the MODBUS operation Parameters. This will hold the error codes from the MODBUS protocol itself. Note that it must be reset in your application.

      Other Communications

      SMS:
      Receive SMS + Authorize Numbers

      Use this new Ladder element to receive an SMS message and store it along with its metadata.

      You can also block messages from unauthorized numbers by creating an Authorized Numbers list in Modem Configuration.

      SQL Server

      Now supports MYSQL, and the option to use either Instance Name, or Port.

      Message Composer

      Float values are now supported.

      EthernetIP

      The Scanner Node struct now contains the parameter Connection status. This contains the response status of the connection attempt.

       

      HMI & Web

      HMI:
      FTP Image Widget

      Use this widget to stream files from an IP camera that uploads images to an FTP server. The images are cached in a folder on the SD card. Buttons the user to display images, clear the image cache, or to save the images currently being displayed.

      Data Table Widget

      This version brings added widget features. You can now:

      smallred.gif        Assign Column Width/Visibility to each individual widget

      smallred.gif        Move the focus and highlight a specific row in a data table by writing a value to the property Tag: Selected Row Index

      smallred.gif        When a data table is displayed, touch anywhere within a row to select that row

      If you assign a Float value to a column, you can determine the location of the decimal point via by right-clicking the column and assigning it

      HMI and Webpage Editor Redesign

      Both editors have been redesigned for faster, smoother function, and load screens - even screens with many elements -faster than before.

      Other added features include "Snap" behavior:

      Rotation: While rotating, elements will now automatically snap to angles of 90-180° when approaching these angles. To rotate without snapping, first hold down the Alt button on your keypad, then click and begin the rotation.

      Alignment: Now, the active element is marked by handles. When moving elements, a snap to middle line is displayed.

      HMI: Live Trend Widget

      New Live Trend displays a running variable integer value as a curve on a Trend graph. You may define up to 4 curves.
      Unlike Trends derived from Data Sampling:

      smallred.gif        Live Trend values are not drawn from a Data Sampler.

      smallred.gif        Live Trends do not store any values, log any data, or create any files.

      They are convenient for tasks such as representing temperature values, where only monitoring is needed and logging is not required.

      Web:
      State Machine Button

      State Machine Button is now available for Web pages as well as HMI display; use the value of a register to display variable text within a button, and to drive multiple Actions via the button.

      HMI Element: Password

      A new attribute, Password Length, allows you to enter a number to limit the number of characters, 1-32, that the user can type into the field.

      Asian Language Support

      UniStream now supports the  WenQuanYi Zen Hei font which supports Chinese, simplified/traditional, and also Korean.

      HMI Elements: Digital Schedule & Digital Time

      When checked, a new attribute, Retain AM/PM Space, retains the Placeholder space for AM/PM when H24 (24-hour format) is selected.

       

      Usability Boosters

      UDFBs: Online Values

      View online/debug values within UDFBs, including local tags, along with a counter 'since last update': simply right-click the Call UDFB function in the Ladder, and select Monitor.

      Drag Tags:
      Assign Tags via
      CTRL +
      Drag & Drop

      A new, easy way to assign tags is via CTRL + Drag & Drop.

      Press and hold down the CTRL keyboard key, click a tag, and then drag and drop it to assign a ladder parameter or an HMI option. You can drag tags from the tag database window, or a tag assigned as a ladder parameter or HMI option.

      Formula:
      Drag from
      Ladder

      You can now drag any Formula directly from the Solution Explorer, instead of placing a Formula Ladder element via the Ladder Toolbox and linking it to a Formula.

      Start Online after Download

      If you download the same project into UniStream, and are connected to the unit, Online mode now begins automatically.

      You can cancel this behavior via the UniLogic Project tab, by clicking Options and deselecting Start Online after Download.

      Handy "Find"
      ptions

      The Ladder ribbon tab contains two new icons: that enable you to find rungs that are disabled, as well as rungs marked "ToDo:".

      To mark a rung, enter the text "ToDo:" including the colon. (the text itself is not case-sensitive)

      Additional Features and Improvements

       

      Alarms: Ack via Ladder

      This Ladder element, located in the Ladder toolbox under Alarms, enables you to acknowledge a single alarm, group of alarms, or all of the unacknowledged alarms in the system via Ladder.

      New Actions: Screenshot,
      Load VNC

      New Project-Level  Actions enable you to Turn a bit ON to:

      smallred.gif   Take a screenshot of the current HMI screen.

      smallred.gif   Load the VNC Client.
      This is helpful when using a UniStream as a remote panel for another UniStream controller.

      Online mode:
      Easier editing

      Editing tags in debug mode no longer opens a separate window; editing is now done directly, and shows both the new, edited value and the former, current value.

      Excel Import
      to Data Tables

      You can now select the number of rows you wish to import, when the Data Table contains only strings.

      Signature Log

      The Project signature, which you can view by selecting the Tools> Signature icon on the UniLogic ribbon, now offers Creation Date and Upgrades.

      Timers: Current Value

      The parameter Current Value in the Timer's struct is now writable.

       

      Bug List: Fixed in current version V1.19 Rev83

      ·         Due to the addition in V19.18.80 of UDFB online Test Mode, Ladder Functions that used many tags (local & global) together with nesting of Ladder functions calls occasionally caused a CPU error

      ·         UniLogic sometimes crashed if CANOpen Node ID was changed, then an EDS was loaded, and then Create PDO Struct was selected

      ·         Modbus max queue size fixed

      ·         HMI (And Web Server)- mouse-over elements did not display tooltip

      ·         Lock HMI screen did not work

      ·         UniLogic crashed if a constant tag was used in the EDS

      ·         Replacing a bit used by Positive/Negative contacts/coils elements occasionally caused a compilation error

      ·         RTSP URL field was limited to 50 characters, now allows 128

      ·         Output window appeared empty (The text was white)

      ·         The notifier crashed when iterating a crashed project with files with access denied.

      ·         TPDO and RPDO numbers were not updated in node's struct when structs were generated from EDS

      ·         COB-ID could not be a fixed number.

      ·         Tooltips were added to CANOpen

      ·         Order of tags in the locals grid was incorrect.

      ·         Changed UniLogic manifest from highest Available to require Administrator

      Bug List: Fixed in Version V1.19 Rev80

      ·         In certain circumstances, UDP broadcast did not function.

      ·         HMI Password box: was formerly limited to 8 characters. The programmer may now set attribute from 1 to 32.

      ·         HMI File Browser would not copy Audio/Video/Docs folders, or all folders from SD to DOK.

      ·         HMI Custom Control: duplicating a control resulted in broken links.

      ·         UAC password: the end user was not able to enter more than 8 characters, even if more were required by the program.

      ·         DNS: Downloading a project including DNS was slow.

      ·         Web server: if the programmer formatted a numeric element in webserver, then edited it in tag database, the numeric format would be corrupted.

      ·         Web Server Element Actions: in some browsers (such as Firefox) if Load Screen was performed before a Set Bit Action, Actions would not run after the screen was loaded.

      ·         Export to Excel: Struct member descriptions were not always exported

      ·         When UniLogic windows were externally docked, mouse wheel + CTRL button did not work.

       

    3. VisiLogic: Major HMI Image Library, New 7" Samba!   (8,108 visits to this link)

      VisiLogic: Major HMI Image Library, New 7" Samba!
      The most recent version of VisiLogic includes:
      - UniPics
      VisiLogic's HMI image library now comprises the same high-quality graphic images as UniLogic, the programming environment for Unitronics' latest line of UniStream controllers. These images are installed along with VisiLogic, and are organized into folders according to size. This helps you to select images that suit the size of your controller screen, avoid resizing, and optimally display the images.
      - Samba!
      Two Samba models were recently released, featuring a 7" graphic touch-screen, and onboard I/Os.
       SM70-J-R20 12 digital inputs, may be wired to include 1 HSC/Shaft-encoder input 2 analog inputs (when digital inputs are set to pnp) 8 relay outputs
      -  SM70-J-T20 12 digital inputs, may be wired to include 3 HSC/Shaft-encoder input 2 analog inputs 8 transistor outputs

    4. New!!! ***** U90 Ladder*****   (2,623 visits to this link)

      U90 Ladder 6.3.0, OS 2.20 B00 supports new Jazz models JZ20-R10, JZ20-R16, and JZ20-R31 in Hardware Configuration. These models:

      - Are 30x faster than JZ10 models
      - Has twice the memory
      - Comprise integral USB programming ports.

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      SD Suite enables you to view and manipulate that data, as well as format cards and perform other tasks.
      Note that SD Cards also enable , complex web-page hosting, and application cloning between OPLCs.

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  • Blog Entries

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      This major release of UniLogic, the programming software for UniStream programmable controllers, introduces Multi-Touch HMI screen technology, familiar to us all from the world of cell phones and tablets.
      Our new UniStream model, the USP-104M10-PLC, supports a range of gestures such as “Swipe” Navigation, Press, Press & Hold,  Double-Tap, Press & Tap and more.  
      Use these to boost your client’s user experience, as well as Two-Hand Operation to increase the operational safety of your end-users. 
      Other important features in this release:
      CANopen: EDS Import, View, Edit, & Ladder Functions UDFB Online: view running values in UDFBs, including local tags MODBUS: Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches Receive SMS: new Ladder Element, plus Authorized Numbers option SQL: supports MySQL Server and an option to communicate via Port or Instance Name *Cyber-Security Update for FTP & VNC  All applications using FTP or VNC must now use passwords of 6 to 8 characters that contain upper and lower-case letters and digits. Upgrading older applications with passwords that do not meet these criteria will result in a compilation error. Hardware Configuration
      New UniStream: Multi-Touch panel
      Hardware Configuration now offers the USP-104-M10.
      This multi-touch model offers gestures such as Swipe navigation, and enables you to trigger actions via Press, Long Press, Press & Tap, double-tap and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure.
      A single screen can contain elements configured to different triggers. This enables you to add a layer of safety to your screens. For example, you can implement a 2-point press (two-handed operation) that requires the user to press the screen in two distinct locations to activate a task.
      Communications
      CANopen
      EDS Import, View, Edit
      You can now easily import, view, and edit EDS files for CANopen devices, as well as automatically create PDO structs.
      New EDS Ladder functions
      EDS functions enable you to initialize the device with values currently in the EDS file, including values that you edit/enter via UniLogic's EDS utility. In your program, use the In Progress bits to condition the functions.
      Init Node EDS: Initialize a specific node with values edited/entered via the EDS utility.
      Init All Nodes EDS: Initialize all of the CANopen nodes in your project
      Restore Node Defaults: If your CANopen device enables this function, which refers to object 1011 in the node's dictionary, you can use this to reset all of the node's addresses to the manufacturer's default values.
      Heartbeat
      CANopen Properties now include Enable Heartbeat.
      Select this to send a heartbeat from the PLC, according to the time interval specified in the parameter Heartbeat time. The time range is 100 (default) to 100000ms (10 seconds).
      CANopen
      CPU Stop Mode
      Switching to Stop Mode will automatically send a reset command to all nodes.
      MODBUS
       
      New:
      Aperiodic via Ladder,
      Operation Batches
      This version offers the ability to create both Periodic and Aperiodic operations, either one at a time or in batches.
      Most application requirements are met by Periodic operations, which run according to the time intervals you set. However, you now have greater flexibility to:
         Use simple Periodic Operations to read/write data from/to many sensors,
         Use an Aperiodic Operation to write a single setpoint as the result of a run-time condition,
         Use an Aperiodic Operation to turn a group of outputs ON as the result of a run-time condition.
      Note that you can prevent an individual operation from running via a bit in the operation's Active parameter.
      Two new MODBUS Ladder Elements, Aperiodic InDirect and Aperiodic InDirect Group to enable you to trigger a single operation, or a group of operations, via your application.
      Troubleshooting MODBUS
      You now have new MODBUS troubleshooting options:
         A new parameter in the Remote Slave's struct, Drops can help you to troubleshoot projects with a large number of sensors, where the entire queue of operations may not be able to run during the scan.
         A Status field has been added to the MODBUS operation Parameters. This will hold the error codes from the MODBUS protocol itself. Note that it must be reset in your application.
      Other Communications
      SMS:
      Receive SMS + Authorize Numbers
      Use this new Ladder element to receive an SMS message and store it along with its metadata.
      You can also block messages from unauthorized numbers by creating an Authorized Numbers list in Modem Configuration.
      SQL Server
      Now supports MYSQL, and the option to use either Instance Name, or Port.
      Message Composer
      Float values are now supported.
      EthernetIP
      The Scanner Node struct now contains the parameter Connection status. This contains the response status of the connection attempt.
       
      HMI & Web
      HMI:
      FTP Image Widget
      Use this widget to stream files from an IP camera that uploads images to an FTP server. The images are cached in a folder on the SD card. Buttons the user to display images, clear the image cache, or to save the images currently being displayed.
       
      Data Table Widget
      This version brings added widget features. You can now:
              Assign Column Width/Visibility to each individual widget
              Move the focus and highlight a specific row in a data table by writing a value to the property Tag: Selected Row Index
              When a data table is displayed, touch anywhere within a row to select that row
      If you assign a Float value to a column, you can determine the location of the decimal point via by right-clicking the column and assigning it
      HMI and Webpage Editor Redesign
      Both editors have been redesigned for faster, smoother function, and load screens - even screens with many elements -faster than before.
      Other added features include "Snap" behavior:
      Rotation: While rotating, elements will now automatically snap to angles of 90-180° when approaching these angles. To rotate without snapping, first hold down the Alt button on your keypad, then click and begin the rotation.
      Alignment: Now, the active element is marked by handles. When moving elements, a snap to middle line is displayed.
      HMI: Live Trend Widget
      New Live Trend displays a running variable integer value as a curve on a Trend graph. You may define up to 4 curves.
      Unlike Trends derived from Data Sampling:
              Live Trend values are not drawn from a Data Sampler.
              Live Trends do not store any values, log any data, or create any files.
      They are convenient for tasks such as representing temperature values, where only monitoring is needed and logging is not required.
      Web:
      State Machine Button
      State Machine Button is now available for Web pages as well as HMI display; use the value of a register to display variable text within a button, and to drive multiple Actions via the button.
      HMI Element: Password
      A new attribute, Password Length, allows you to enter a number to limit the number of characters, 1-32, that the user can type into the field.
      Asian Language Support
      UniStream now supports the  WenQuanYi Zen Hei font which supports Chinese, simplified/traditional, and also Korean.
      HMI Elements: Digital Schedule & Digital Time
      When checked, a new attribute, Retain AM/PM Space, retains the Placeholder space for AM/PM when H24 (24-hour format) is selected.
       
      Usability Boosters
      UDFBs: Online Values
      View online/debug values within UDFBs, including local tags, along with a counter 'since last update': simply right-click the Call UDFB function in the Ladder, and select Monitor.
      Drag Tags:
      Assign Tags via
      CTRL +
      Drag & Drop
      A new, easy way to assign tags is via CTRL + Drag & Drop.
      Press and hold down the CTRL keyboard key, click a tag, and then drag and drop it to assign a ladder parameter or an HMI option. You can drag tags from the tag database window, or a tag assigned as a ladder parameter or HMI option.
      Formula: Drag from Ladder
      You can now drag any Formula directly from the Solution Explorer, instead of placing a Formula Ladder element via the Ladder Toolbox and linking it to a Formula.
      Start Online after Download
      If you download the same project into UniStream, and are connected to the unit, Online mode now begins automatically.
      You can cancel this behavior via the UniLogic Project tab, by clicking Options and deselecting Start Online after Download.
      Handy "Find"
      ptions
      The Ladder ribbon tab contains two new icons: that enable you to find rungs that are disabled, as well as rungs marked "ToDo:".
      To mark a rung, enter the text "ToDo:" including the colon. (the text itself is not case-sensitive)
      The complete list of features, as well as Bug Fixes may be found at https://unitronicsplc.com/software-unilogic/

    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      We invite you to take part in our webinar: SQL - Adding a Piece to the Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory Puzzle.
      UniStream PLC + HMI controllers support MS SQL and My SQL, server and can connect to SQL databases. This enables you to set up UniLogic to communicate SQL data  ERP/MRP servers - sign up to learn how!
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      Six year winning streak! We are very proud to announce that Samba 7"   joins the ranks of Unitronics’ products that have been honored by Control Engineers’ Choice Award.  Samba won the award in the category of Hardware – integrated HMI controllers. Read more about it here.
       
       
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 0
      If you haven't checked out the Unitronics Youtube for awhile, you may want to check out our UniLogic Tech Tidbits Playlist. The most recent Tidbit shows you how to create your own, reusable HMI Custom Controls.
      After you create a control, you can drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects as .uluce files, or add it to the Library.  You can also define tags that are local to a specific Custom Control, these tags will be exported/imported along with the control.
       
      It's all in the link below!
       
    • By Cara Bereck Levy in Unitronics' Blog: PLCs, HMIs and more 5
      Hello - welcome back! The holidays are over, the New Year is here.
      Here at Unitronics headquarters, we are at work, setting up our development Road Map for 2017.
      As Unitronics users, you know that we pride ourselves on listening to our user community.
      And so, we ask you:
      What would you like Unitronics to develop in 2017?
      You can post suggestions to this blog, PM me, or email me at cara.levy@unitronics.com.
      Here is a summary of Unitronics major developments in 2016, many of which were the results of user requests – so, without further ado, I hereby present:
      The 2016 Unitronics Roundup!
      First, Hardware:
      New Samba models
      Samba now offers the TA22 configuration in 3.5", 4.3", and 7" screen sizes.
      ·        SM35/SM43/SM70 J-TA22 comprise 12 digital inputs, configurable as 1 hsc/shaft-encoder, 2 analog/digital, 2 thermocouple / pt100 inputs, and 8 pnp plus 2 analog outputs.
      ·        SM70-J-RA22 offers a 7" screen and the same inputs as the TA22; the outputs comprise 4 relay and 4 npn outputs.
      New Jazz models
      ·        JZ20-T20HS offers 6 digital, 2 analog/digital, 2 analog, 3 high-speed inputs, and 8 transistor, plus 5 high-speed outputs supporting PWM via hardware configuration.
      ·        JZ20-R16HS offers the same inputs, plus 6 Relay Outputs.
      UniStream additions
      UniStream welcomed new I/O Modules:
      ·        UIS-WCB2 Wide I/O comprises two temperature and 2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, and 10 digital inputs, 10 digital pnp outputs including 2 high-speed outputs.
      ·        Slim temp module UIS-4PTKN Comprising 4 RTD inputs that support PT1000/NI1000.
      KNX connector
      UniStream supports a KNX to MODBUS Gateway device, available as GW-KNX1.
       
       
       
      Our Remote Operator mobile app for the Vision™ and Samba™ series, a major user request, was released in 2016—here are links for Apple and Android:
      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unitronics-remote-operator/id1063107386?mt=8
      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unitronics.remoteoperator&hl=en
       
       
       
       
       
      Here are some of the features we added to UniLogic in 2016:
       
      User Access Control (UAC)
      Security
      UAC enables you to require users to log in via the HMI application, and restrict access to HMI elements, including whether an element is visible or enabled.
      SQL Connectivity
      ·        Access SQL databases via IP address or Hostname
      ·        Build SQL Queries and execute them via Ladder functions
      ·        Connect Data Tables to SQL databases and transfer data
      HMI Screen to Web Page
      Click to convert existing HMI Screens to Web Pages.
      Reusable HMI Custom Controls
      Create your reusable HMI Custom Control, drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects, and add it to the Library.
      Hardware Interrupt: UID-0808THS
      A new Scenario, Measure Length, supported by the UID-0808THS module, allows you to implement length measurement via hardware-based interrupt.
      HMI File Selector Browser
      Enable your operator to select files from an SD/DOK/memory stick, store the Path and Name of the selected file in a Data Tag.
      Video Streaming Widget: RSTP
      Allows you to provide the RSTP url in the format required by your particular application and device.
      HMI Indirect Images
      Display indirect images hosted on the SD card or DOK.
      HMI Trends: FIFO
      Display a Trend as Standard or FIFO.
      HMI email Configuration Widget
      Your users can add recipients in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an e-mail via the HMI keyboard.
      Web Server –  new features
      ·        Trends: view Trend graphs via web browser.
      ·        mailto fields, and a new widget enable your users to add recipients in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an e-mail via the HMI keyboard.
      ·        A new Web Data Tables Widget allows a user to view, edit, and enter data via web browser.
      Print to pdf
      The Tools tab on the UniLogic ribbon offers Print Project, enabling you to print your Hardware Configuration and Ladder Modules.
      Data Tables
      ·        New Functions: Convert .CSV to UDTF, UDTF Count counts number of columns and rows
      ·        email .csv files as attachments.
      MODBUS
      You can now run Modbus via Serial COM Module/USB ports
      Ethernet/IP
      ·        Explicit Messages support for both Scanner and Adapter in addition to I/O (Implicit) messaging.
      ·        Scanner Node support doubled, from 16 to 32.
      DNS Resolver
      Ladder Function: resolves a server IP address from its host name.
      UID-0808T
      Advanced Functions
      New functions for counters, Immediate Reset + new Scenarios
      UniLogic
      Advanced Layout
      Pin/unpin, undock and float pane options. If you use two monitors, float panes onto different monitor screens.
      USB keyboard support
      Just plug a keyboard into the UniStream USB port.
      Alarms - Additions
      ·        Language Localization for French, Russian, Polish, Finnish and Czech.
      ·        Alarm History Widget