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WattPlot™ NetMATE  Release Delta Document

This page describes the changes from one release to the next, and allows existing users to update to the latest version at no extra cost (no reactivation needed).  Update downloads will only work for previously activated sites.  New users must use a different download.

To see what version of WattPlot NetMATE you are currently running, select the About option of the Help menu.

You do not need to un-install or re-install NetMATE to get these updates (except where specifically noted).  Most updates are done by simply downloading a replacement NetMATE.exe file.

  1. Click on the "Download now" button below.

  2. Depending on your browser, click the "Save As", "Save", or "Copy" button, and then direct your system to save it in the folder where the older version EXE resides (which is typically c:\Program Files (x86) \WattPlot).  [NOTE: If you are using Google Chrome, it might just put the file directly into your Downloads folder.  Move it from there to your Program Files\WattPlot folder.]

  3. If it tells you that the file already exists, and asks if you want to overwrite it, click Yes.

The latest version of WattPlot™ NetMATE is:  5.1.1.3  (25 Apr 2017)


This is a replacement EXE, not an installation program.
Do NOT attempt to RUN this program from the web site.
See the numbered steps above.


WattPlot NetMATE Release History


NetMATE, Version 5.1.1.3 - 25 Apr 2017

Corrected - Bug in activation process for AXS Port device.

NetMATE, Version 5.1.1.2

Corrected - MATE3 selection changing to AXS Port in Data Source dialog box..
Corrected - Confusion between MATE3 and AXS Port IP addresses.
Corrected - Modbus communication restart.
Corrected - Detect Modbus block ID of 0 and abort connection.
Corrected - OBM file logging for Modbus connections.
Corrected - Charge controller Aux Port On/Off determination under Modbus connection.
Corrected - Modbus FX AC input and output voltages were flipped.
Corrected - Miscellaneous activation issues.
Enhanced - Error handling of Modbus issues.

NetMATE, Version 5.1.1.1

Corrected - Modbus support for MX60 charge controllers.
Corrected - Modbus protocol for Radians.
Corrected - Raw data logging - especially to CSV files.
Corrected - Bugs with MATE3 Modbus Communications.
Corrected - Non-numeric IP Port message when testing Modbus data source.
Enhanced - Attempted to raise acceptable size limit on VBMail attachments.
Added - Ability for program to email selected hourly CSV files.

NetMATE, Version 5.1.1.0

Corrected - License Activation disabled on File menu inappropriately.
Corrected - MATE Data Source port scanning for TCP connections.
Corrected - OutBack changed MATE serial number format.
Corrected - Suppression of release update check when autostarted.
Corrected - Test button for email settings also tests new From Address.
Corrected - Serial port null error.
Corrected - Display of TCP Server status in Data Source dialog box.
Added - Workaround for critical UDP/IP bug in MATE3 firmware 003.015.001.
Added - Ability to monitor MATE3 by Modbus/TCP.

NetMATE, Version 5.1.0.1

Corrected - TCP Server translation of FnDC Shunt Enabled flags to original MATE format.
Corrected - Raw data folder specification.
Corrected - Restored message when first attempting invalid connection to TCP or AXS.
Corrected - Data simulation when running from TCP Client's raw data.
Corrected - Update comm. defn. from older releases.
Corrected - TCP Client more resilient against Server bugs.
Corrected - Small enhancements to data logging.
Corrected - Small Data Source Dialog box improvements.
Enhanced - Make communication parameters uneditable during Test Communications.
Enhanced - Check for month sub-folder in Raw System Data path.
Added - Additional messages to Data Source dialog box traffic window.

NetMATE User's Guide, Version 5.1 - 18 Apr 2016

Added - Documentation for new Data Source Dialog Box.

READ/DOWNLOAD the Updated NetMATE User's Guide

NetMATE, Version 5.1.0.0 - 18 Apr 2016

Corrected - Hide MATE3/MATE conversion option for original MATEs.
Corrected - Overlapping fields displayed in some windows.
Corrected - Was using User Account instead of From Email Address for sending emails.
Corrected - License Move process - again.
Corrected - Restored ability to delete defined WattPlot system.
Corrected - Minor email setting defaults.
Corrected - Unexpected new issue regarding determination of the local IP address.
Enhanced - Simplified MATE Data Source dialog box and enhanced its data display.
Added - AXS Port compatibility.
Added - Port scanning ability to find TCP/IP or AXS MATE data.
Added - Added Edit IP button in Server settings screen.
Added - Timestamps to raw data (.OBM) files.
Added - Offer of User's Guide opening at installation.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.8.4

Corrected - Checksum traps on status lines, and restored delimiter position check.
Corrected - Back button placement in built-in web browser.
Corrected - Enabled Back and Exit buttons when Connection Wizard Port Scan cancelled.
Corrected - Extended ability to generate trial activations remotely.
Corrected - Check for New Release from File menu should show message if can't connect to WattPlot.com.
Corrected - License Move operation.
Corrected - MATE3 firmware for USB connection replaces commas with periods.
Added - Option to view license order page when trial expires.
Added - Warning for UDP/IP connection to MATE3 running 002.019.000 firmware.
Added - Option to capture raw MATE data in MATE3 SD Card format.
Added - New PostMortem.txt feature for debugging serious errors.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.8.3

Corrected - Better error handling when MATE Data Source edit is in progress and inconsistent.
Corrected - Proper reset of communications when cancelling out of MATE Data Source screen.
Added - Recording of device signature for other WattPlot tools.
Added - Some settings for common email providers.
Improved - Suppress multiple repeat emails for inverter warnings/clearances.
Improved - More information in notification of inverter warnings and charge controller errors.
Improved - Email sending error handling when blocked by firewall.
Improved - More immediate startup of TCP/IP connection.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.8.2

Corrected - Error detail capture for unexpected communication failures.
Improved - Internal logging function when adding first entry to log.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.8.1

Corrected - Signal of MATE 1 vs. 3 format when monitoring an original MATE.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.8.0

Corrected - Sending system information when converting MATE3 data to original format.
Corrected - Processing of MATE commands from client.
Added - Status bar and activity indicator.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.7.1

Corrected - Log entries need to use 24-hour clock.
Added - Ability to notify TCP clients (and keep them going) when MATE link fails but TCP server is still running.
Added - Ability to open archived logs.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.7.0

Corrected - Retention of MATE settings.
Corrected - Ability to work from very large simulation (.OBM) files.
Improved - Raw Data capture now sorts files into monthly sub-folders.
Added - New NetMATE event log.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.6.4

Corrected - AutoStart status might be based on incorrect system name.
Corrected - Enabled functionality of Edit IP button in the TCP Server Settings window.

NetMATE User's Guide, Version 5.0.6 - 02 Apr 2014

Added - Documentation for MATE3 USB connectivity.
Added - Various clarifications and additional information.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.6.3

Corrected - Disabled wattage accumulation until feature implemented - causing overflow.
Corrected - Detection of client disconnect to refresh client list.
Improved - TCP Clients always identify themselves by Local IP Address.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.6.2

Corrected - Bug with Update Program version button.
Corrected - Windows 7 file access error.
Corrected - License validation issue which could cause unannounced program closure.
Corrected - TCP Client Hail response when monitoring MATE3.
Corrected - Misleading FirstMATE error message.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.6.1

Corrected - Detection of FX Error Mode.
Corrected - TCP/IP link will restart itself it the link fails.
Corrected - Detection of AutoStart.
Added - Notification of battery warnings: High vDC, low vDC, and bad inter-device calibration.
Added - Notification of L1/L2 phase imbalance on Generator inputs for Radian.
Corrected - Minimized NetMATE now shows Active status.
Added - Additional information to Minimized NetMATE display.
Improved - Alert emails are now flagged as high priority.
Improved - Automatic trial activation notification.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.6.0

Corrected - Bug when cancelling out of non-responsive TCP/IP connection setup.
Corrected - More comprehensive check for new release of program.
Corrected - Conversion of USB signal to original MATE format.
Corrected - Ability to switch to a different system mid-session.
Improved - Instructions for updating program version.
Improved - New message during initial attempt to make TCP/IP connection.
Improved - Added TCP Server set-up to the Connection Wizard.
Improved - MATE Data Source configuration edit process.
Improved - MATE communication efficiency.
Corrected - Removed unnecessary repetition of special notifications.
Added - Cumulative release notes.
Improved - Semi-automatic program updates with WPUpdater.  (Save it in your WattPlot program folder.)

NetMATE, Version 5.0.5.3

Corrected - Allow MATE Data Source Dialog cancellation without completing screen.
Added - Prompt for local IP address (for TCP Server setup) if installed on Virtual PC.
Added - Don't show system files in application folder.
Added - Better detection of improper program installs.
Added - Additional information for serious error handling.
Added - Message for first run after install if a defined system is found.
Improved - Detection of Data Source type for live connections.
Improved - UDP/IP connection integrity.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.5.2

Added - Ability to convert data for systems with Radians on a full HUB4 to original format.
Corrected - Handling of inaccessible serial port disposal (caused by some USB/Serial converters).
Corrected - Some advice supplied by Connection Wizard for UDP connections.
Improved - Packet parsing for MATE3 USB data.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.5.1

Corrected - Possible overflow when communication failure encountered on UDP/IP connection.
Improved - Detection of unauthorized serial port access.
Improved - Information supplied when VBMail action fails.
Improved - Some better Connection Wizard defaults when data is already flowing over a connection.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.5.0

Corrected - Conversion of Radian status lines for original MATE format.
Corrected - Check for serial ports before allowing serial connection option to be selected.
Corrected - HTML handling of special notifications.
Corrected - Check for major program release notification.
Corrected - Program shouldn't exit when adding a new system at program start.
Corrected - Program shouldn't create data folder for new system until system accepted.
Corrected - Information provided by Connection Wizard for MATE3 USB connections.
Added - License Move function.
Improved - Version tracking precision.

NetMATE User's Guide, Version 5.0.5

Added - Documentation for new License Move function.
Added - Special documentation for monitoring Radian Hybrid inverters.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.7

Corrected - Email Notifications option on systems with more than 2 devices.
Corrected - Translation of Aux On/Off MATE Command from WattPlot 4 to MATE3 for direct connect Inverter.
Corrected - Icons for Programs Menu.

NetMATE User's Guide, Version 5.0 Updated - 1 Dec 2013

Improved - Updated the User's Guide for NetMATE.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.6

Corrected - New problems in activation process and improved handling of hardware changes.
Due to earlier Setup program errors, users who installed before 5.0.4.2 might be advised to uninstall NetMATE, and then re-install it from NetMATESetup.msi.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.5

Corrected - Inability to add first system - bug introduced in 5.0.4.4.
Corrected - System Add and then Cancel from Systems List was not working.
Corrected - Closing initial System Selection window now exits program, as expected.
Improved - Added product code to PC ID for activation.
Due to earlier Setup program errors, users who installed before 5.0.4.2 might be advised to uninstall NetMATE, and then re-install it from NetMATESetup.msi.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.4

Corrected - Access error when installing SumMATE on a Windows 7 computer with no previous WattPlot software.
Corrected - Option to continue program after certain non-fatal errors.
Improved - Adding new system definition now automatically selects new system.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.3

Corrected - Responding to TCP Client hail for restricted access TCP Server.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.2

Added - Support for MATE3 USB card and MATE3 MATE Commands.
Corrected - Inability to automatically connect to anything other than first COM port on list.
Improved - Error handling for incomplete or invalid email settings.
Improved - Sort System selection box.
Corrected - Effect of double-clicking on System name in list.
Corrected - Save button visible for Add System.
Corrected - Convert TCP Client MATE Commands to MATE3 USB commands as required.
Added - Web site access from Help menu.
Updated - Folder selection dialog box.
Corrected - Install was putting application into the wrong folder.

NetMATE User's Guide, Version 5.0 Updated

Improved - Updated the User's Guide for NetMATE.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.1

Corrected - Better error handling when attempting to send packets to closed TCP Clients.
Corrected - New file naming for system configuration file(s) is now permanent.
Corrected - Choice of "NO" when communication error detected now takes you to Config screen, as documented.
Added - Improved processing around device signatures for system selection.

NetMATE, Version 5.0.4.0

First official production release.
Added - Improved file naming scheme for system configuration files.
Added - Added Back button to Special Notification browser.

NetMATE User's Guide, Version 5.0

Added - New User's Guide for NetMATE.


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