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Edge Xpert 1.6

Edge Xpert 1.6 is based on version 1.1-Fuji of the EdgeX Foundry open-source software platform, which provides the following key updates:

  • Improved security features, including the safe storage of microservice secrets in isolated secret stores and improved PKI management
  • Store and Forward functionality, which supports the holding and re-transmission of data during periods of northbound disconnection
  • Improved Application Services and an SDK for easy addition of new northbound endpoints
  • Improved quality and robustness due to the improvements to unit and black-box testing

Edge Xpert builds on this platform to deliver exclusive key updates to increase the connectivity capability, including the following:

  • An EtherCAT Device Service, which supports integration to the real-time Ethernet protocol
  • A PROFINET Device Service, which supports integration with the PROFINET-based systems used in a variety of automation use cases
  • A CANbus Device Service, which supports integration with CANbus-based devices and networks
  • Enhancements to the OPC-UA Device Service, including security and browsing features

Changelog

Discover what was new in our Edge Xpert 1.6.x releases. If no updates have been made to a specific service, it is not included below.

1.6.3
Edge Xpert Microservices

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed item not found error when pushing new events to Core Data (Case: 00001146)
  • Fixed an issue where boolean values exported to InfluxDB were not plotted in Grafana (Case: 00001162)
1.6.2
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • Added a commandName field to the Device Service data structures in both Go and C Device Service SDKs (Case: 00001128)
  • Added the mapping of the timestamp for readings collected from devices as the primary index for InfluxDB (Case: 00001141)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed unknown authority error seen when sending a notification by email (notifications now include SSL certificates) (Case: 00001122)
Edge Xpert Device Services
OPC-UA Device Service

New Features

  • Added support for a username and password when connecting to an OPC-UA endpoint (Case: 00001140)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the OPC-UA Device Service crashed following a restart (Case: 00001138)
Edge Xpert Manager

Enhancements

  • Spaces are now able to be used in names when adding devices and export registrations in the Edge Xpert Manager
  • Improved performance when re-entering the Login page of the Edge Xpert Manager
  • Updated the Copyright statement in the Edge Xpert Manager
1.6.1
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • Updated the InfluxDB environment variables in the docker-compose (INFLUXDB_ADMIN_ENABLED replaced by INFLUXDB_HTTP_AUTH_ENABLED) (Case: 00001143)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an initialization error with kong-db caused by changes to Postgres security (added new kong environment variable KONG_POSTGRES_PASSWORD) (Case: 00001157)
  • Changed the port used by the Kong microservice to avoid a clash with Portainer (Case: 00001159)
  • Fixed an issue with C license validator (Case: 00001124)
  • Fixed an issue with GO services when deployed in Kubernetes (Case: 00001122)
Edge Xpert Manager

Enhancements

  • New fields added to Export Wizard for InfluxDB (Case: 00001149)
  • New fields added to 'Add New Device' Wizard with "Username" and "Password" (Case: 00001140)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue when updating the export registration using the Edge Xpert Manager, name value is now included (Case: 00001148)
1.6.0
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • Added real-time extensions for Device Services developed using the C Device Service SDK
  • Added support for store and forward in Export Services
  • Added support for batching in Export Service
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

New Features

  • BACnet Device Service now runs in two modes: BACnet/IP and BACnet/MSTP (BACnet/IP is the default, configuration must be updated for BACnet/MSTP)
CANbus Device Service

New Features

  • The CANbus Device Service is now included with Edge Xpert
EtherCAT Device Service

New Features

  • The EtherCAT Device Service is now included with Edge Xpert
OPC-UA Device Service

New Features

  • Added support for Browse Service, which can be used to browse the namespace of an OPC-UA server and find nodes that might be of interest
PROFINET Device Service

New Features

  • The PROFINET Device Service is now included with Edge Xpert
Edge Xpert Manager

Enhancements

  • Added timeline view for Notifications and Logs in Edge Xpert Manager
  • Added live feedback for Readings in Edge Xpert Manager
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