Latest Predator News - 2012

December 7th 2012 - Predator Tracker v10.0.135 is released

This new version includes the following improvements:

  • Added 4 new command line options for database access
  • Improved Chinese, English, French, German and Italian languages
  • Improved Japanese, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish languages
  • Fixed bugs with View Kit Numbers, Insert Numbers & Cutter Numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.135 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

November 29th 2012 - Predator PDM v10.0.183 is released

This new version improves the View Vault and View Released vault performance with up to 3 times faster operation on large databases. In addition the following items have been improved:

  • Improved Predator Viewer
  • Improved importing vault items
  • Improved custom commands to support URLs & shortcuts
  • Improved trace output for troubleshooting
  • Improved Chinese, English, French, German and Italian languages
  • Improved Japanese, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish languages

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.183 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

November 7th 2012 - Predator PDM v10.0.173 is released

This new version improves the drag and drop support for URLs and shortcut style attachments. In addition the following items have been improved:

  • Added automatic UNC resolution for mapped file attachments
  • Added 4 new command line options for database access
  • Fixed a couple minor bugs

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.173 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

November 2nd - Main Phone Line Restored

Power has been restored at our VOIP provider and our main phone line 503-292-7151 has been restored.

October 30th - Super Storm Sandy knocks out our VOIP Provider

Unfortunately, our VOIP provider is located within the path of Super Storm Sandy and so inbound calls to our main line 503-292-7151 will not work until power is restored.

Since restoring power could take a while. We have setup an alternate new main phone line 503-828-9105. Please expect some delays in making a connection. Best efforts are being made to re-establish our main line. We apoligize for any problems this event has caused.

October 25th 2012 - Predator Tracker v10.0.133 is released

This new version includes the following improvements:

  • Fixed a bug with importing duplicate work centers & cost centers
  • Fixed a bug with importing machine types and report types
  • Fixed a bug with the -password command line argument

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.133 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 25th 2012 - Predator Travelers v10.0.131 is released

This new version includes the following improvements:

  • Fixed a bug with importing duplicate work centers & cost centers
  • Fixed a bug with importing machine types and report types
  • Fixed a bug with the -password command line argument

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.131 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 5th - 10th 2012 - VOIP (Voice Over IP) Provider Attacked

Starting on Friday October 5th Predator Software has been experiencing phone system problems due to a denial of service attack that is currently targeting our VOIP provider.

So far Predator Software has reconfigured it's firewalls in an effort to minimize the attack and so we are now able to receive phone calls. Unfortunately we are not able to initiate phone calls. Best efforts are being made by our VOIP vendor and ourselves to minimize the service interruption to our customers and we apoligize for any problems this event has caused.

September 20th 2012 - Predator Tracker v10.0.132 is released

This new version includes the following improvements:

  • Fixed a bug when resource files are missing
  • Fixed the install to include resource files

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.132 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 19th 2012 - Predator Travelers v10.0.130 is released

This new version includes the following improvements:

  • Fixed a bug with Traveler Cover Report bar codes
  • Fixed the install to include resource files
  • Fixed the install to eliminate the reboot request
  • Fixed a bug with Access database creation
  • Fixed a bug viewing insert numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.130 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 17th 2012 - Predator Tracker v10.0.131 is released

This new version includes the following improvements:

  • Fixed a bug with Access database creation
  • Fixed a bug viewing insert numbers

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.131 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 9th 2012 - Predator MDC v10.0.133 is released

Version 10 of Predator MDC provides new data collection, dashboards, reports and charts providing additional insight into your manufacturing operations with enhanced data collection and machine monitoring. Significant new features include:

  • New French, German, Polish and Turkish language support
  • External configurable resources
  • Cost Center, Work Center, Machine Type and Report Type components
  • Inprocess Inspections
  • Thousands of New Reports
  • Hundreds of New Charts
  • 13 New Dashboards
  • My Favorites
  • New CNC Service
  • Improved OEE Support
  • Improved MDC Service
  • Importing 29 component attachments
  • 3 New command line arguments
  • 100+ New permissions
  • New MDC APIs
  • Oracle 11g Express support
  • Improved Windows 7, Vista and 2008 Server support

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.133 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 8th 2012 - Predator Travelers v10.0.128 is released

Version 10 of Predator Travelers provides more flexibility and control of paperless travelers and their management. Significant new features include:

  • New French, German, Polish and Turkish language support
  • External configurable resources
  • New Cost Center and Work Center components
  • New Machine Type and Report Type components
  • Importing 29 component attachments
  • 3 New command line arguments
  • 100+ New permissions
  • 32 New Travelers APIs
  • Oracle 11g Express support
  • Improved Windows 7, Vista and 2008 Server support

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.128 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

September 4th 2012 - Predator Tracker v10.0.129 is released

Version 10 of Predator Tracker provides more flexibility and control of tools, gages and fixtures. Significant new features include:

  • New French, German, Polish and Turkish language support
  • External configurable resources
  • New Cost Center and Work Center components
  • New Machine Type and Report Type components
  • Importing 29 component attachments
  • 3 New command line arguments
  • 100+ New permissions
  • 32 New Tracker APIs
  • Oracle 11g Express support
  • Improved Windows 7, Vista and 2008 Server support

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.129 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 31st 2012 - Predator PDM v10.0.158 is released

Version 10.0.158 of Predator PDM makes 25+ new features and improvements while fixing a few bugs. Details are available in the ReadMe.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.158 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 5th 2012 - Predator Software drops Windows 2000 Support

Predator Software has been supporting Microsoft's Windows 2000 since it was released to manufacturing back on December 1999. Unfortunately, after almost 12 years we will no longer be able to provide day to day support for our applications on this platform.

However, support is ongoing to upgrade Predator applications from an existing Windows 2000 installation to a newer edition of Microsoft Windows.

June 21st 2012 - Predator Software is moving

Predator Software Inc. will be closed on June 21st and 22nd to facilitate moving our corporate offices 3 miles from Portland to Beaverton. Our web site and ftp site will be down during the move. Best effort will be made to minimize the downtime.

Our new office is 50% larger and includes a new showroom and training lab with the latest Predator technology including a 6 axis robot, and a 3 axis CNC machine. Our new address is:

Predator Software Inc.
11092 SW Allen Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005-4821 USA

Our web site, ftp site, email addresses and voice phone numbers are not changing.

NOTE: New fax line 503-268-1601 is now online.

June 14th 2012 - Predator PDM v10.0.139 is released

Version 10.0.139 of Predator PDM improves Chinese, English, French and German language support. In addition it fixes a couple of bugs.

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.139 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 2nd 2012 - Predator PDM v10.0.136 is released

Version 10 of Predator PDM is the first in a series of new v10 product releases. Predator PDM v10 provides more flexibility and control of shop floor documents. Significant new features include:

  • New Predator PDM Enterprise application
  • Dynamic Viewing
  • Quality Status
  • Shared Files
  • Default Statuses
  • Status Based Permissions
  • New PDM APIs
  • Shared Files

Customers on software maintenance can download v10.0.136 of Predator PDM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator PDM should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 14th 2012 - Predator Software joins Okuma's Partners in THINC

Predator Software Inc. has joined Okuma America's Partners in THINC. Predator Software has always supported Okuma CNCs but with this new agreement we are raising the bar. Integrating Predator Software applications within the Okuma P100 and P200 CNCs provide machinists powerful functionality from their CNCs. Machinists can now view paperless work instructions, access the latest release versions of their CNC programs, view and checkout tools, gages and fixtures from the tool crib, run virtual CNC setups and collect manufacturing data in real-time with machine monitoring. ContactMike Rogers for additional details.

Predator joins Okuma Partners in THINC

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January 1st 2012 - Predator Software Expands

Predator Software Inc. expands it's Portland, Oregon headquarters with additional office and manufacturing space. Growth projections in 2012 and increased customer demand in 2011 has fueled the expansion.