Latest Predator News - 2017

July 21st 2017 - Predator Travelers v11.0.9 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.9 has been released. This minor release adds FIPS compatibility, makes several improvements and fixes a few issues.

Refer to the the following:

  • Improves FIPS compatibility with Predator FLM v11.0.0.2
  • Improves Install to make prerequisites optional
  • Fixes a bug with running reports from View Components
  • Fixes a bug with exporting a report to an existing file
  • Fixes a bug with the bar codes on the Traveler Cover Page
  • Fixes a bug with viewing tool rework types with Microsoft SQL Server

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.9 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 16th 2017 - Predator Tracker v11.0.55 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.55 has been released. This minor release adds FIPS compatibility, makes several improvements and fixes a few issues.

Refer to the the following:

  • Improves FIPS compatibility with Predator FLM v11.0.0.2
  • Adds import updating to material references per kit and tool
  • Adds import updating to material references per cutter and insert
  • Adds 4 new APIs for material references per kit, tool, cutter and insert
  • Adds 1 new material API
  • Improves Check In/Out to Departments, Locations and Groups
  • Fixes a bug with running reports from View Components
  • Fixes a bug with editing tool rework operation definitions
  • Fixes a bug with viewing tool rework types with Microsoft SQL Server

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.55 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Tracker should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 15th 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.174 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.174 has been released. This minor release adds FIPS compatibility, makes several improvements and fixes a few issues.

Refer to the the following:

  • Improves FIPS compatibility with Predator FLM v11.0.0.2
  • Improves part serial number permissions
  • Improves importing manufacturing and quality requirements
  • Improves online help
  • Improves PDM APIs
  • Fixes a bug with running reports from View Components
  • Fixes a bug with editing custom fields
  • Fixes a rare bug with assigning icons to custom commands

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.174 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 14th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.246 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.246 has been released. This very minor release makes a couple of changes.

  • Improves MDC APIs
  • Fixes a bug with running reports from View Components

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.246 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 7th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.245 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.245 has been released. This minor release makes a number of improvements but mainly focuses on improving the Machine Timeline Chart based on customer feedback.

Refer to the the following Machine Timeline Chart improvements:

  • Adds duration of chart to header
  • Adds date and time zooming to first or last segment
  • Improves legend display to eliminate multiple nones
  • Improves automatic and manual refresh logic
  • Improves date and time zooming to be easier to use
  • Improves display of no data for users, jobs, parts and operations
  • Improves display of cutoff events at the start and end
  • Improves overall chart performance
  • Improves performance with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Improves the use of arrow keys
  • Fixes a bug displaying the same chart overnight
  • Fixes a bug when clicking on the chart while refreshing
  • Fixes a bug displaying the initial state in certain cases

Refer to the the following other MDC improvements:

  • Improves FIPS compatibility with Predator FLM v11.0.0.2
  • Improves part serial number permissions
  • Removes two deadlock conditions with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Fixes a tool tip bug with several charts
  • Fixes a very rare database driver issue

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.245 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

July 7th 2017 - Predator FLM v11.0.0.2 is released

Predator FLM v11.0.0.2 has been released. This minor update fixes a bug with FIPS compatibility for customers that have enabled FIPS on thier network.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Requires Predator MDC v11.0.245 or newer for FIPS support

NOTE: The list of FIPS supported applications will expand over time. All future releases of Predator applications will support FIPS.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.2 of Predator FLM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator FLM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 29th 2017 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.89 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.89 has been released. This update adds a new Siemens OPC UA protocol and improves several existing protocols:

  • Adds Siemens OPC UA protocol
  • Adds trace logging for missing ControllerMode with MTConnect v1.2
  • Improves EOL output with Fanuc Robot protocol
  • Improves MTConnect v1.1 & v1.2 for paused machine state
  • Improves PalletID support with all MTConnect protocols
  • Improves device selection
  • Fixes a bug with extra wide device listings
  • Fixes a bug with MTConnect program numbers and part counts
  • Fixes a bug to simplify saving
Predator CNC Service software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.89 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 28th 2017 - Predator MDC for Android improves compatibility

Predator MDC for Android

The current release v11.0.3 of Predator MDC for Android has completed compatibility testing with the latest Android updates. Support for the following additional Android versions are now included:

  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Android v7.1.2 Nougat

Refer to the following link for additional details.

Predator Android Compatibility

June 8th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.241 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.241 has been released. This minor release improves a number of features based on customer feedback.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Chinese, Japanese and Korean style reports w/non Asian Windows
  • Adds Locale display to Help About
  • Adds Deleting components with PDM requirements
  • Improves Multiple screen display support
  • Improves -Language command line argument
  • Improves Predator MDC Service Manager w/Adv. Machine Connections
  • Improves View Machine Status performance w/Microsoft SQL Server
  • Improves View OEE Status performance w/Microsoft SQL Server
  • Improves Chinese language resources
  • Improves Trend Analysis Chart legend to includes Averages & Totals
  • Improves Production Trend Analysis Chart display
  • Improves Global default for Horizontal style charts
  • Improves Horizontal style Performance Ranking Charts
  • Improves Import worksheet
  • Improves Online Help
  • Removes Automatic Cycle End when processing Part End
  • Removes Vertical style Production Trend Analysis Charts
  • Removes Vertical style Trend Analysis Charts
  • Fixes a bug with the Trend Analysis Chart to support Chinese
  • Fixes a bug with the View Machine Status and Since colors
  • Fixes an intermittent bug with Machine Timeline Chart

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.241 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

June 1st 2017 - Predator Software Discontinues Fax Number

Predator Software has disconnected it's fax number as of June 1st 2017. This decision is due to the ongoing growth of digital communications and decline of faxes in corporate communications.

May 22nd 2017 - Predator Software clarifies Windows compatibility

With the upcoming release of Windows 10 S from Microsoft, Predator Software felt that clarifying Windows compatibility would help everyone. Refer to the following link for additional details.

Predator Windows Compatibility

May 12th 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.169 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.169 has been released. This minor release adds a few new features while fixing a couple of issues.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Simplified initial database creation
  • Improves international language resources
  • Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
  • Improves New Events Touch default font color
  • Fixes a bug with initial database creation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.169 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 12th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.231 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.231 has been released. This minor release improves a few things while fixing a database creation bug.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Improves MDC APIs
  • Simplified initial database creation
  • Improves international language resources
  • Fixes a bug with initial database creation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.231 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 12th 2017 - Predator Tracker v11.0.52 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.52 has been released. This minor release adds several new features as requested by our end users.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Importing Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Windows Authentication as a global password option
  • Adds New Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Edit Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Simplifies initial database creation
  • Improves international language resources
  • Improves Set Default Crib Location wizards
  • Improves Importing crib location history
  • Improves Assign crib location wizard
  • Improves View Kit titlebar and default display
  • Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
  • Improves New Events Touch default font color
  • Improves -viewkitfromtoolno dialog is now centered.
  • Improves switching back to Predator passwords
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Password recovery mode
  • Improves language resource file loading
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on Windows 10, 2012 Server and 2016 Server

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.52 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Tracker should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 12th 2017 - Predator Travelers v11.0.8 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.8 has been released. This minor release adds a few new features.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows Authentication as a global password option
  • Adds New Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Edit Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Importing Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Simplifies initial database creation
  • Improves international language resources
  • Improves switching back to Predator passwords
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Password recovery mode
  • Improves language resource file loading
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on Windows 10, 2012 Server and 2016 Server

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.8 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 10th 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.168 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.168 has been released. This release includes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows Authentication as a global password option
  • Adds New Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Edit Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Importing Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Return toolbar button to shop floor view
  • Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
  • Improves New Events Touch default font color
  • Improves switching back to Predator passwords
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Password recovery mode
  • Improves language resource file loading
  • Improves Attach command to prevent overwriting existing files
  • Fixes a bug with Assigning Permissions within standard PDM
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on Windows 10, 2012 Server and 2016 Server

NOTE: The above FLM licensing fix requires Predator FLM v11.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.168 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 9th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.229 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.229 has been released. This release includes a wide range of customer suggestions with most of them involving Windows Authentication, My Favorites and the Machine Timeline Chart. Along the way several other new features, enhancements and bug fixes have been completed.

Predator MDC v11 Performance Ranking Charts

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows Authentication as a global password option
  • Adds Machine Status Since to red and green background colors
  • Adds Machine Status Finished Cycles to red and green background colors
  • Adds Machine Status Scrapped Parts to red background color
  • Adds Machine Status Good Parts to green background color
  • Adds New Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Edit Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Importing Users with Windows Authentication support
  • Improves Machine Status with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Improves View Machine with a better machine pulldown and titlebar
  • Improves View Machine with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Improves New Events Touch refresh when switching machines
  • Improves New Events Touch default font color
  • Improves Shopfloor Layout default font color
  • Improves switching back to Predator passwords
  • Improves Online Help
  • Improves Performance Ranking Charts with new average value
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart for faster performance
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart to display more machines
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart when zooming
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart when re-sizing
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart when redrawing
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart's use of the arrow buttons
  • Improves default Machine Downtime color
  • Improves My Favorites to restore report window sizes
  • Improves My Favorites with drag and drop operations
  • Improves My Favorites with duplicate machines, groups and locations
  • Improves My Favorites to remember folder states
  • Improves My Favorites to support multiple reports
  • Improves My Favorites with invalid window sizes
  • Improves My Favorites with saving special character
  • Improves Sub groups within report filters so By None is always first
  • Improves Password recovery mode
  • Improves language resource file loading
  • Fixes several small bugs with Machine Timeline Chart
  • Fixes a bug with percentage style Performance Ranking Charts
  • Fixes a bug with Trend Analysis Charts on Chinese OSes
  • Fixes a bug with Assigning Permissions within standard MDC
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on Windows 10, 2012 Server and 2016 Server

NOTE: The above FLM licensing fix requires Predator FLM v11.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.229 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 8th 2017 - Predator FLM v11.0.0.1 is released

Predator FLM v11.0.0.1 has been released. This major update includes support for new operating systems along with new FIPS compatibility for customers that require FIPS.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds support for Version 11 Predator Licensing
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds FIPS support
  • Supports Predator MDC v11.0.228 or newer
  • Supports Predator PDM v11.0.168 or newer
  • Supports Predator Tracker v11.0.52 or newer
  • Supports Predator Travelers v11.0.8 or newer
  • New Install

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.1 of Predator FLM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator FLM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

March 4th 2017 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.78 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.78 has been released. This major update includes a new protocol while enhancing 9 existing protocols.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Modbus TCP protocol
  • Adds Notes per device for implementation documentation
  • Adds multiple spindle support for MTConnect v1.3
  • Adds OPC UA tag browser
  • Improves Secure Siemens compatibility with more machine OEMs
  • Improves Text protocol usage and processing
  • Improves MTConnect custom tag processing
  • Improves OPC UA processing
  • Improves Microsoft Access protocol to simplify queries
  • Improves Microsoft SQL protocol to simplify queries
  • Improves Oracle protocol to simplify queries
  • Improves Fanuc Robot protocol to support v8.30146 firmware
  • Improves download packaging

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.78 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 19th 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.167 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.167 has been released. This minor new release includes several enhancements.

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds History Report filter dialog within View Vault
  • Improves PDM APIs when used with Predator DNC
  • Improves Importing new vault items to support statuses
  • Improves LogOut toolbar button for better security
  • Improves International Language Resource loading
  • Fixes a bug when renaming a file that is checked out
  • Fixes a bug with Part Serial number wizards
  • Fixes a bug with the New Work Center wizard

NOTE: Predator PDM v11.0.167 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.167 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

February 5th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.216 is updated

Predator MDC v11.0.216 has been updated with the following minor improvements:

  • Fixes a missing English resource
  • Fixes an install bug with the MDC API help file

February 3rd 2017 - Predator PDM v11.0.162 is released

Predator PDM v11.0.162 has been released. This major new release includes hundreds of new features and enhancements.

Predator PDM v11 Software Overview

Refer to the the following major improvements:

  • Adds Complex Vault support
  • Adds Sign Off and Recent History reports
  • Adds Filter By and Expand All functions
  • Adds File List view vs. Tab view
  • Adds Next and Previous file functions
  • Adds Release Vault Item shortcuts
  • Adds Navigate to Source and to Reference functions
  • Adds Save As and Move functions
  • Adds Undo Checkout function
  • Adds Unreleased and Password vault options
  • Adds Delete if Released and Read Only vault options
  • Adds Multiple ECN options
  • Adds Rename file wizard
  • Adds Machines per PC wizard
  • Adds Shop Floor Vault Item File Copy dialog
  • Adds Part Serial Numbers - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Custom Fields - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Manufacturing Requirements - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Quality Requirements - Enterprise Only
  • Adds New Events Touch - Enterprise Only
  • Adds New Multiple Monitor support
  • Adds New Toolbar buttons
  • Adds Complex Predator Passwords - Enterprise Only
  • Adds Active Directory Password support
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2016 and 2013 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  • Adds Oracle 12 support
  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds several new command line options
  • Adds New Importing components
  • Improves PDM APIs
  • Improves Shop floor View
  • Improves Get, Check In and Check Out dialogs
  • Improves History and User reporting
  • Improves New, Edit and Revise vault item wizards
  • Improves Release and Rollback vault item wizards
  • Improves Change Manufacturing Status wizard
  • Improves Change Quality Status wizard
  • Improves Permissions and Working folders
  • Improves CFR21.1 support
  • Improves New and Edit User wizards
  • Improves New and Edit Vault wizards
  • Improves Vault Viewing with several new options
  • Improves Importing components and attachments
  • Improves Select PC per Machine wizard
  • Improves Performance
  • Improves International Language Resources
  • Improves Online Help
  • New Install

NOTE: Predator PDM v11.0.162 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.162 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator PDM should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 29th 2017 - Predator MDC v11.0.216 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.216 has been released. This minor release adds several new features and enhancements.

Predator MDC v11 Performance Ranking Charts

Refer to the the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Dynamic Measurement Dimensions to Event Trend Charts
  • Adds Dynamic Part changes to Event Trend Charts
  • Adds Scale to Latest option to Event Trend Charts
  • Adds Importing Command style Measurement Dimensions
  • Improves View Machine with current operation
  • Improves Event Trend Chart to plot gaps vs. zero
  • Improves Event Trend Chart with Shifts
  • Improves Event Trend Chart dialog
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart dialog
  • Improves Machine Timeline Chart with Shifts
  • Improves New Events Touch dialog with Custom Commands
  • Fixes a bug with Adding View Machine to Favorites
  • Fixes a bug with Machine Timeline Chart with Yesterday
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on most Windows OSes

NOTE: Predator MDC v11.0.216 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.216 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 28th 2017 - Predator MDC Executive v11.0.11 is released

Predator MDC Executive v11.0.11 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Adds Oracle support
  • Adds Integrated Windows Authentication support
  • Adds Predator permission support
  • Adds all new installation
  • Improves documentation
  • Fixes a bug when installing on multi-drive PCs

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.11 of Predator MDC Executive from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC Executive should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 24th 2017 - Predator Travelers v11.0.7 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.7 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 2016 Server support
  • Improves installation
  • Improves missing resources dialog
  • Improves splash screen for multiple DPI settings
  • Fixes a bug with FLM licensing on most Windows OSes

NOTE: Predator Travelers v11.0.7 has a known bug with FLM licensing with Windows 10 PCs.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.7 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 9th 2017 - New! Predator Local Service

Predator Software announces a new onsite service available in 55 US and Canadian cities. Predator Local Service is available for the following:

  • Add a CNC machine, PLC or robot to an existing system
  • Troubleshoot a problematic CNC machine, PLC or robot
  • Predator application training

Customers can purchase a day of Predator Local Service from our ecommerce site via buy now call 503-292-7151 press 3 for scheduling or to check availability.

January 7th 2017 - Predator Software supports Windows 2016 Server

Predator Software announces support for Windows 2016 Server with the release of version 11 Predator applications. However, deployment of Windows 2016 Server must include an extensive review of device drivers. Device driver compatibility with Windows 2016 Server is very limited at this time. This situation will improve though out 2017 and we will update the downloads page with the details.

January 4th 2017 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.67 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.67 has been released. This minor update adds a few features and improves several existing protocols:

  • 40 New Fanuc Variables
  • 40 New Okuma Variables
  • New MTConnect URL Browser
  • New non-Administrator mode for the Manager
  • Improves MTConnect support for override tags
  • Improves MTConnect execution tag support
  • Improves MTConnect controllermode tag support
  • Improves Secure HID™ communication protocol
  • Improves trace logging within the Fanuc protocol
  • Improves tray application
  • Improves version logging
  • Fixes a bug with testing and environment variables
Predator CNC Service software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.67 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact their local Predator VAR or Micah Hostynek at micahh@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.