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Aug
7
New Kingfisher Plus Firmware & Software
Posted by Matthew Newby on 07 August 2017 12:31 PM

Servelec Technologies is pleased to announce the release of the latest Kingfisher CP-30 processor module update. The new firmware (version 4609) is available to download here. Please read on for more information about:

- New Kingfisher Plus CP-12 firmware
- New Kingfisher MC-12 firmware
- New version (2.5) of Toolbox32 available
- New application notes covering DI-10 Time Synchronisation and Series 2 Processors, An enhanced PID function block, Monitoring Ethernet traffic using Wireshark, DNP3 secure authentication, CP-30 polling modem using SNMP

The latest improvements to the module include:

Web server:
Diagnostics are now available on the web server showing the system restart log, route changes, I/O module digital output and the ability to capture additional data in the event of a firmware problem.

DNP3 protocol handling:
Improvements have been made to the DNP3 protocol handling, by improving issues surrounding binary output commands, DNP3 class poll requests and adding a number of enhancements to performance.

Peer-to-peer communication:
Kingfisher RTUs support DNP3 peer-to-peer communication applications. This allows local communication between two DNP3 devices, so that in a scenario where SCADA is lost, the local Kingfisher RTU system will continue to function with no loss of events. An application note for DNP3 peer-to-peer communication can be found 
here.

                                                              

File transfer:
RTU configuration or firmware can now be upgraded using DNP3 file transfer commands. Toolbox PLUS version 4.2.0 is required. Firmware version 4408 or later supports DNP3 file transfers. This feature allows users to upgrade firmware and configuration using third party SCADA software over Ethernet or serial interfaces. 
An application note on DNP3 File transfer can be found here

                                                   
                                                    


Toolbox32 Software and CP-12/MC-12/CP-11 Firmware Releases

  • Kingfisher Toolbox32 version 2.5 now available for download here 
  • Kingfisher CP-12 firmware version 1.49a now available for download here
  • Kingfisher MC-12 firmware version 123 now available for download here
  • Kingfisher CP-11 T3 firmware version 1.46b now available for download here

Other application notes


News from the Kingfisher development team

PC-1 processor end of production notice
Servelec Technologies confirms that production of the Kingfisher PC-1 RTU (Combined CPU and Power supply module) ceased in August 2016. 
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Greater operating temperature range announced
The operating temperature range for Kingfisher RTUs has increased to -40°C to + 85°C.Read more...

I2 dual serial cards available
Option I2 dual serial cards are now available for order.



Did you know?

  • We have established a new online repair portal for return/repairs. This portal replaces the RA form which has been phased out. Please go to http://ra.servelec-semaphore.com to sign in to the portal.
  • When placing an order for our Kingfisher products, if you require a specific version of firmware or driver, please specify the version number required on the purchase order. Otherwise, all Kingfisher products are shipped with the latest production versions.
  • Tickets or issues can be raised directly through our support site or by sending an email to support@servelec-technologies.com
  • The Servelec Technologies support site provides access to all the latest downloads. Once logged on to the support site, you can use keywords to search for relevant articles to self-diagnose problems or to access application notes.

Training ( October 2017)

A Toolbox32 training course (Standard two days with optional third day)  for CP-12, CP-11, LP-3, PC-1, CP-21 is scheduled to take place during October 2017, at our Melbourne office. A ToolboxPLUS training course (Standard four days which covers Modbus and DNP3 protocols) for CP-30 is also scheduled to take place during October 2017 at our Melbourne office.

Both these courses will be run based on demand. So please register your interest ASAP by sending an email to 
training.kingfisher@servelec-technologies.com
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Apr
6

Servelec Technologies, a market-leading global provider of end-to-end telemetry products and systems, is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its TWinSoft suite. TWinSoft is an easy-to-use and intuitive Windows application which is used to configure TBox remote telemetry units. The wizards, simple dialogue boxes and templates allow users to rapidly build their applications and dynamically control communication, alarms, data logging and logic, locally or remotely.

TWinSoft also includes WebForm Studio which allows users to create dynamic embedded HTML5 web pages using a graphical editor and limited software experience. The new features of TWinSoft include:

  • Security improvements resulting in TBox devices successfully passing the Achilles level 1 standard, including updated firewall features to prevent brute force, DoS and DDoS attacks. 
  • A HTTP web-service interface which allows the user to easily query TBox data.
  • Additional time settings to protect against large time shifts.
  • Dynamic DNS new IP address detection.
  • Indication of active/inactive interface.
  • UTC time format available in localisation menu.
  • DHCP option now available as runtime parameters.
  • New VPN connection diagnostics.
  • New system variables to notify time changes, battery failure and system reboots.
  • Configurable FTP report name and filename.
  • Scheduling of monthly periodic events. 

For more information and to download TWinSoft v12.0, click here (access requires an account for the Servelec Technologies Support Portal, which can be created by following the link).

The TBox range of powerful RTU solutions for remote automation and monitoring enables the complete integration of SCADA, telemetry and control functionality in a single, scalable package. By combining advanced telemetry and web capabilities, TBox RTUs simplify systems engineering and reduce installation costs by up to 50% compared to systems that combine PLC, communications and SCADA components.

Following the release of the update, Servelec Technologies’ Development and Support Director, Matthew Hawkridge said: "This latest release for our TWinSoft configuration application includes new features and improvements to existing tools which make the powerful TBox range of RTUs more secure and easy to use.

“For example, the security improvements mean that TBox devices are now tested to Achilles 1 standard, providing our critical infrastructure clients peace of mind. While the HTTP web-service interface is a powerful new feature allowing the user to query their network of TBox devices and enabling machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.”

Servelec Technologies is a market-leading global provider of end-to-end hardware and software products and systems. We deliver efficiency savings to customers’ business operations, by creating systems to collect, communicate and exploit data. To find out more about Servelec Technologies TBox RTU range, please click here.


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Apr
6

Servelec Technologies, a market-leading global provider of end-to-end telemetry products and systems, has released the latest update for its feature-rich Kingfisher Plus modular automation platform for SCADA applications. The Kingfisher Plus remote telemetry unit (RTU) platform brings together advanced processing and software technology, IP connectivity, and open programming to remote measurement and control applications. Kingfisher Plus RTUs are used in the most intensive and demanding SCADA systems and critical infrastructure applications. This major update, titled Panther (firmware version 4408) is for the Kingfisher Plus CP-30 processor module and MC-31 communications module.

The new features include:

- New web server application - Field and remote diagnostics are now available without requiring installation of specific Toolbox Plus configuration software.

- DNP3 File Transfer – Allows remote, secure configuration of the RTU directly from an installed SCADA system.

- Advanced security updates – Security updates include DoS attack protection, digital signing of firmware and port protection.

- Operating System Upgrade – The operating system has been updated to take advantage of the latest security enhancements, stability improvements and features.

- Diagnostics – Diagnostic messages have been improved to reduce downtime and resolve issues faster.

For more information and to access the release notes, click here (access requires an account for the Servelec Technologies Support Portal, which can be created by following the link).

 

Toolbox Plus

To support some of the new functionality provided by this latest Kingfisher Plus update, the latest version of the Kingfisher Toolbox Plus software is required. Toolbox Plus eliminates the need to open and switch between multiple software packages and combines configuration, program development and maintenance into one simple-to-use package.

For more information and to download the latest version (4.2.0) of Toolbox Plus, click here (access requires an account for the Servelec Technologies Support Portal, which can be created by following the link).

Following the release of the update, Servelec Technologies’ Development and Support Director, Matthew Hawkridge said: “This latest release for our market-leading Kingfisher Plus modular RTU platform includes some exciting new usability and security features we are confident that our users will find valuable. For example, the new diagnostic webserver and DNP3 file transfer functionality now allows users to monitor their RTU network from any common web browser, including from mobile devices.

“Our clients in critical national infrastructure markets such as energy, oil and gas, water and transportation require leading security to protect their networks from increasing cyber threats. With this update, we have further strengthened the security features of our Kingfisher Plus RTU platform including digital signing of firmware and protection against denial of service attacks.”

Servelec Technologies is a market-leading global provider of end-to-end hardware and software products and systems. We deliver efficiency savings to customers’ business operations, by creating systems to collect, communicate and exploit data. To find out more about Servelec Technologies Kingfisher Plus RTU platform, please click here.


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Feb
12
New Kingfisher firmware,hardware and news from Servelec Technologies
Posted by Semaphore Support on 12 February 2016 02:11 AM

New Kingfisher firmware and hardware

CP-12 Firmware now available for various bug fixes

Kingfisher CP-12 firmware version 1.48d and release notes are now available for download from this link on our helpdesk : CP-12 Firmware 1.48d

 

CP-30 Hardware Version 2.0

Servelec Technologies is pleased to announce a performance increase for the CP-30 CPU. The new Version 2 hardware receives an increase in SDRAM from 32MB to 64MB, along with a increase in battery backed RAM from 128KB to 512KB. The SDRAM is used for the program operation and general data storage. The Battery Back RAM is used for retained variables and the System log file. The environmental specification has widened to -40 to +85 Degrees Celsius. The PCB mounted back up battery is now placed in a Holder rather than soldered to the board for improved maintenance. Finally, energy consumption on 5V rail has been reduced from 290mA to 200mA.

Did you know?

  • If you want a specific version of firmware or driver on Kingfisher products, please specify the version number required on the purchase order. Otherwise, all Kingfisher products are shipped with the latest production versions

Semaphore is now renamed as Servelec Technologies

Semaphore has been part of the Servelec Group since Dec-2013, under the division Servelec Technologies. The new name formalises the merge of Semaphore, Servelec Systems and Tynemarch.

The support for Kingfisher and TBox remain unchanged.

 


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Dec
16
New Kingfisher software and firmware and Seasons greetings from Servelec Technologies
Posted by Shikand Satheesh on 16 December 2015 02:15 AM

Semaphore to be renamed as Servelec Technologies

Semaphore has been part of the Servelec Group since Dec-2013, under the division Servelec Technologies. The new name formalises the merge of Semaphore, Servelec Systems and Tynemarch.
The support for Kingfisher and TBox remain unchanged.

For further details please refer to this link - Semaphore Renamed Servelec Technologies

New Kingfisher firmware and software

CP-30/MC-31/G-30 Firmware 3844 - Service Update

Kingfisher CP-30/MC-31/G-30 firmware version 3844 is now available for download from our Helpdesk here - Firmware 3844

Please note that this is a service update to our major feature release 3793.

Major features include

  • Support for Option I2 dual serial card
  • New function blocks ( U32PACK, U32UNPACK, U64PACK and U64UNPACK)
  • Various performance improvements including MC31 communications performance
  • Buffering of up to 100,000 DNP3 events and improved DNP event management
  • Additional diagnostic information in service report
  • Improvements to Security features
  • Various bug fixes

Toolbox PLUS 4.0.0 Feature Release

Toolbox PLUS 4.0.0 is now available for download from our Helpdesk here - Toolbox PLUS 4.0.0

Highlights of this release include:

  • Support for Dual serial (I2) option card
  • Improvements to security features
  • Updates to helpfile
  • Various bug fixes

CP-12/MC-12/CP-11/MC-11 Firmware for various bug fixes

  • Kingfisher CP-12 firmware version 1.48c is now available for download from this link - CP-12 1.48c
  • Kingfisher MC-12 firmware version 113 is now available for download from this link - MC-12 113
  • Kingfisher CP-11 firmware version 1.46a is now available for download from this link - CP-11 T3 1.46a
  • Kingfisher MC-11 firmware version C181 for use with Option-T, is now available for download from this link - MC-11 C181

Did you know ?

If you want a specific version of firmware or driver on Kingfisher products, please specify the version number required on the purchase order. Otherwise, all Kingfisher products are shipped with the latest production versions

Servelec Technologies - Melbourne Australia - Christmas/New Year Break

Our office and factory will be closed for the period from midday Wednesday 23rd December 2015 (Melbourne time) to 8:30am on Monday 4th January 2016. During this time no orders will be processed and no telephone support will be available. There will be limited support available via the Helpdesk ticket system. The last deliveries will be on Tuesday 22nd December 2015 and will recommence on the 4th January 2016.

We wish all our Servelec Technologies’ customers and partners, a safe and prosperous season, and look forward to an exciting and rewarding 2016.


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