Latest Predator News - 2016

December 29th 2016 - Predator License Utility v10.0.6.3 is released

Predator License Utility v10.0.6.3 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows Server 2016 support
  • Adds regional settings support for temporary licensing
  • Adds automatic run as Administrator
  • Improves Windows 10, 8 and Server 2012 support

November 20th 2016 - 5 Year Hardware Warranty

Predator hardware products now include a 5 year hardware warranty. Previously Predator hardware products commonly included a 1, 3 or 5 year warranty. Going forward all new purchases of Predator hardware will include a 5 year warranty at no additional cost.

5 Year Warranty

November 10th 2016 - Predator MDC v11.0.207 is released

Predator MDC v11.0.207 has been released. This major new release includes hundreds of new features and enhancements.

Predator MDC v11 Software Overview

Refer to the the following major improvements:

  • Adds Multiple Charts and Dashboard support
  • Adds Shopfloor layouts
  • Adds New Touch Screen support
  • Adds New Multiple Monitor support
  • Adds 1500+ Trend Analysis charts
  • Adds 1500+ Performance Ranking charts
  • Adds 20 User Downtime charts
  • Adds Machine Utilization charts
  • Adds First Pass Yield charts
  • Adds Event Trend charts
  • Adds 3 New Pareto charts
  • Adds Automatic and manual chart refresh
  • Adds New Chart options
  • Adds New Toolbar buttons
  • Adds Complex Predator Password support
  • Adds Active Directory Password support
  • Adds Measurement Dimension wizards
  • Adds Universal Downtime colors
  • Adds Universal Scrap Code colors
  • Adds Universal Command colors
  • Adds Microsoft Access 2016 and 2013 support
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  • Adds Oracle 12 support
  • Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Improved Dashboards
  • Improved Favorites
  • Improved Slide Shows
  • Improved Performance
  • Improved UAC and Security support
  • Improved Daylight savings support
  • Improved Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Improved International Language Resources
  • Improved Online Help
  • New Install

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.207 of Predator MDC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

November 10th 2016 - Predator MDC Service v11.0.48 is released

Predator MDC Service v11.0.48 has been released. This major new release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Advanced Machine connection support
  • Adds Setup Lock support
  • Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Improved Performance
  • Improved Security
  • Improved Daylight savings support
  • Improved Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Improved UAC support
  • New Install separate from Predator MDC

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.48 of Predator MDC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC Service should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

November 9th 2016 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.63 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.63 has been released. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds MTConnect URL browser
  • Improved Predator Secure HID

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.63 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 30th 2016 - Predator Tracker v11.0.38 is released

Predator Tracker v11.0.38 has been released. This major update adds lots of new features while improving existing functions. Version 11 introduces our new RFID and shop floor touch first window for tool assembly and disassembly. Version 11 makes the following major improvements:

  • Adds View Kit Window
  • Adds Assembled Kits Report
  • Adds Quote Request Report
  • Adds Importing Default Crib Locations
  • Adds Balluff RFID support
  • Adds Complex Predator Passwords
  • Adds Importing of 29 component attachments
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  • Adds Oracle 12c support
  • Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds Active Directory support
  • Adds new command line arguments
  • Improved Check In and Check Out Windows
  • Improved Purchase Requests
  • Improved View Cutters and Inserts
  • Improved View Tools, Gages and Kits
  • Improved Kit Components Details Report
  • Improved Format Strings
  • Improved Charts
  • Improved Current Inventory Quantities History
  • Improved Importing
  • Improved Select Criteria
  • Improved Edit Inventory Quantities
  • Improved Tracker APIs
  • Improved international languages
  • Improved password and login dialogs
  • Improved View Components
  • Improved User Report
  • Improved Splash screen
  • Improved Online Help
  • New Install
Predator Tracker software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.36 of Predator Tracker from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Tracker should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 29th 2016 - Predator Travelers v11.0.6 is released

Predator Travelers v11.0.6 has been released. Version 11 makes the following major improvements:

  • Adds Complex Predator Passwords
  • Adds Importing of 29 component attachments
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server 2014 support
  • Adds Oracle 12c support
  • Adds Windows 2012 Server support
  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Adds Active Directory support
  • Adds new command line arguments
  • Improved Travelers APIs
  • Improved international languages
  • Improved password and login dialogs
  • Improved Importing
  • Improved Format Strings
  • Improved View Components
  • Improved User Report
  • Improved Splash screen
  • Improved Online Help
  • New Install
Predator Travelers software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.6 of Predator Travelers from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 28th 2016 - Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.62 is released

Predator CNC Service v11.0.0.62 has been released. This major update adds 13 new protocols while improving existing protocols. Version 11 introduces our new Predator Secure MDC technology which solves IT and networking security concerns for manufacturing data collection. Predator CNC Service makes the following major improvements:

  • Adds Predator Secure MDC™ technology
  • Adds Elexa protocol
  • Adds JSON protocol
  • Adds Microsoft Access protocol
  • Adds Microsoft SQL Server protocol
  • Adds OPC UA protocol
  • Adds Oracle protocol
  • Adds Parpas protocol
  • Adds Secure Cincinnati CM100™ protocol
  • Adds Secure Gerber™ protocol
  • Adds Secure OPC™ protocol
  • Adds Secure Siemens™ protocol
  • Adds Text protocol
  • Improved Fanuc protocols
  • Improved Heidenhain protocol
  • Improved MTConnect v1.3, v1.2 and v1.1 protocols
  • Improved Okuma protocols
  • Improved OPC protocol
  • Improved Secure HID™ protocol
  • Improved XML protocol
Predator CNC Service software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.62 of Predator CNC Service from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

October 26nd 2016 - Predator License Utility v10.0.6.1 is released

Predator License Utility v10.0.6.1 has been released. This update removes the restrictions the previous version had with the Delete License function.

October 22nd 2016 - Predator MDC Executive v11.0.6 is released

Predator MDC Executive v11.0.6 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds HTTPS support
  • Adds Reference Manual
  • Fixes a bug with Departments

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.6 of Predator MDC Executive from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC Executive should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 27th 2016 - Predator DNC v10.0.0.12 is released

Predator DNC version 10.0.0.12 has been released. This minor update wraps up the following improvements and "hot fixes" that were developed over the last year:

  • Improves EditLock support for expansion modules
  • Fixes a bug with the Machine wizard
  • Fixes a bug with Mazatrol support
  • Fixes a bug with MDC links
Predator DNC software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.12 of Predator DNC from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 24th 2016 - Predator MDC Executive v11.0.5 is released

Predator MDC Executive is an easy to use browser based dashboard with multiple screens and charts which provides an executive overview of your shop floor. Designed for touch based mobile phones, tablets and PCs. A site license for Predator MDC Executive is included with the purchase of Predator MDC Enterprise Administrator v11 or Predator MDC Administrator v11. Predator MDC Executive does not require IIS, Apache, browser plugins, flash support or client installation.

Predator MDC Executive supports all modern browsers including the following:

  • Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
Predator MDC Executive Dashboard

Click to view a live real-time instance of Predator MDC Executive

NOTE: Predator MDC Executive requires Microsoft SQL Server. Support for Microsoft Access and Oracle is coming soon.

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.5 of Predator MDC Executive from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC Executive should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 20th 2016 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.6.18 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.6.18 has been released. This upgrade improves support for Balluff RFID readers and controllers while fixing a bug.

  • Improved RFID processing
  • Improved RFID error messages
  • Improved Documentation
  • Fixed a bug with ProgramWait

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.6.18 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

August 3rd 2016 - Predator FLM v10.0.0.1 Install updated

The installation of Predator FLM v10.0.0.1 has been improved. Predator FLM itself has not changed. This new installation makes the following improvements:

  • Added Sentinel Protection v7.6.6
  • Improved the .NET 4.0 runtime install to be optional

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.0.1 of Predator FLM from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator FLM should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 16th 2016 - Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.195 is released

Predator CNC Service v10.2.0.195 has been released. This new version fixes a few minor issues:

  • Improved Fanuc program or O number requests
  • Fixed an intermittent MTConnect and XML URL bug within the manager
  • Fixed a memory leak within the Heidenhain protocol

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.2.0.195 of Predator CNC Service 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.

May 14th 2016 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.6.13 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.6.13 has been released. This upgrade adds support for Balluff RFID readers and controllers. RFID tags are commonly used with tool holders, fixtures and parts. A wide range of manufacturing automation is possible when RFID, Predator Touch HMI and the other Predator applications are used together. For example a machinist can load tool offsets into CNCs with a single button click based on the tool's RFID tag with Predator DNC.

  • New RFID tag reader support
  • New Balluff RFID support
  • Added Current EDM support
  • Added Foba Laser support
  • Added Winbro support
  • Improved Documentation
Predator Touch HMI RFID Reader Tool Holder

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.6.13 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 7th 2016 - Predator MDC for Android v11.0.3 is released

Predator MDC for Android v11.0.3 has been released. This new Android application is a real-time manufacturing data collection application for operators and machinists that runs on modern Android tablets and smart phones.

Predator MDC for Android simplifies real-time manual data collection from machine operators and machinists with an all new touch only interface. Supports cycle time, idle time, setup time, teardown time, machine downtime and more. Predator MDC for Android improves manufacturing by supplying accurate people based events to improve operations and to make better decisions.

This solution provides a great alternative to costly PLC+HMI touch screen options. Lots of rugged Android cases and ruggedized Android devices can be used for harsh manufacturing environments. Predator MDC for Android v11 includes the following improvements:

  • New Predator MDC Web Service support
  • New multiple profile support for multiple sites, servers or users
  • New import profile support has been added
  • Improved settings display and menus
  • Improved international language support
  • Improved refresh logic
Predator MDC for Android v11.0.3

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.3 of Predator MDC for Android from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC for Android should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

April 26th 2016 - Predator Flex/N drivers v4.7.410 is released

Predator Flex/N hardware device driver v4.7.410 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • New Windows 10 support
  • Improved Windows 2012 Server support
  • Improved Windows 8.1 support
  • Fixed a bug with write timeouts
Predator Flex Hardware

Customers on software maintenance that need Windows 10 support should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details.

April 26th 2016 - Predator Express, Flex & Flex/2 support Windows 10

The current v9.3.62 version of the Predator Express, Flex and Flex/2 hardware device drivers have been tested with Windows 10.

Customers on software maintenance that need Windows 10 support should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details.

Predator Flex Hardware

February 27th 2016 - Predator MDC v10.0.216 is released

Predator MDC v10.0.216 has been released. This update makes the following improvements:

  • New Work Center filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New Cost Center filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New Machine Type filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New Report Type filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • New 30s database timeout with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Includes PMDATA7.DLL v10.0.154
  • Fixed PMDATA7.DLL bug - Operation not allowed when object is closed
Predator MDC Software Overview

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v10.0.216 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.

February 6th 2016 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.11 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.11 has been released. This upgrade adds an automatic timeout option and a single tasking option when launching applications. These improvements are for customers that require fine control of operator input from their HMIs.

  • New ProgramWait support
  • New Timeout support
  • Improved Documentation
Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.11

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.11 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 30th 2016 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.9 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.9 has been released. This upgrade adds 3 additional prompting options. These improvements are for customers that require simple operator input from their HMIs.

  • New \LastPrompt support
  • New \LastFileOpen support
  • New \LastFileSave support
  • New MDCDNC.ini example
  • Improved Documentation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.9 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

January 6th 2016 - Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.7 is released

Predator Touch HMI v11.0.0.7 has been released. This upgrade adds 3 styles of prompting that is syntax compatible with Predator PDM custom commands. These improvements are for customers that require simple operator input from their HMIs.

  • New \Prompt support
  • New \FileOpen support
  • New \FileSave support
  • New DNC.ini example
  • Improved Documentation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.7 of Predator Touch HMI from our ftp site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us atupgrades@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.