Smartmax Firmware Release 1.4.24

How can this upgrade help in your application?

maXconnect Remote Monitoring Support

Support added for remote monitoring and control via MaxConnect portal

maXconnect is a cloud based M2M management portal which allows you to access, monitor and control 3G/4G Maxon devices securely. With maXconnect you can access real-time data from your devices,monitor their status and location. Utilise complete functionality bycontrolling your devices anywhere, anytime. This one stop portal is an access point to manage your 3G/4G assets securely and remotely.

SNMPv3 support has been added

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is an internet-standard protocol for network enabled devices such as switches and routers allowing easy access to vital information about multiple network components all in one place. SNMPv3 takes the functionality of SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 and adds the benefits of cryptographic security.

HTTPS web interface support

HTTPS adds extra layers of security to the standard HTTP protocol for web pages. Specifically, SSL/TCL encryption, allowing users to be confident that their web sessions cannot be monitored.

Radius Authentication for device management

The new Radius functionality allows for users to use their own Radius Authentication servers to provide access control to the Smartmax. This gives IT Managers the peace of mind that the Smartmax access control is in their hands rather than set on the modem. This also extends the number of users that can log onto the Smartmax to the number of users set on the companies server.

SFTP Support

This stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol. This adds SSH encryption to the current FTP file transfer ability of the Smartmax. This added layer of security allows for users to be more confident that their logged data cannot be monitored and also allows users who have restrictions to only using SFTP file servers.

Datalogging

SDI-12 sensor control improvements

SDI-12 had a growing user base environmental monitoring applications. It provides an easy to use and reliable way of configuring multiple sensors over a 3-wire data and power bus. SDI-12 protocol improvements have fixed a number of small bugs in the FTP file upload process.

IO Control

IO Scheduler improvements

The existing IO scheduler functionality has been extended from the existing functionality, enabling outputs to go on or off at specific times of the week. The scheduler functionality can now be extended to allow for control via SMS during the scheduled control period. The output must be turned on via SMS after the start time and at end of the period the scheduler will take control again to turn the output off. This is especially useful in applications where there is the potential for external contractors to forget to close the garage door or turn the lights off when they leave.

IO Automation functionality improvements including URL setting and timout

IO web automation control has improved usability to allow for timeouts to revert outputs to a predetermined state and to let users control a Smartmax addressed using a URL (i.e. DynDNS). IO automation is especially useful in situations such as water flow control and pumping between geographically distant locations where radio is impractical. An input from a Smartmax (regardless of polarity) can be used to control an output of another one or two Smartmax’s at distinct locations essentially anywhere in the world where there is cellulcar connectivity.

Added support for p to 6 phone numbers for input and output sms

Now more of your staff can either get alerts or be able to control outputs at your essential monitoring and control sites.

Improved SMS reporting of battery level

For battery powered monitoring applications, users can now be provided alerts when the batteries get below critical levels. This will allow you to get out to the site as soon as possible to either manually monitor the site or charge the batteries.

Interfacing to Legacy Equipment

Modem emulation functionality allowing for IP connectivity to an end device that only supports CSD (Circuit Switched Data)

This functionality eases the transition from CSD-based to IP-based communications to your remote devices. Legacy equipment that is configured to dial out a CSD connection to the control centre don’t have to be redesigned or reconfigured. The modem will seamlessly establish an IP connection to the control centre upon receipt of the dial out AT command then can revert back to a TCP server mode for remote connections back in.