WattPlot™ VisualMATE 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 VisualMATE you are currently running, start the program and watch the startup 'splash' screen.
You do not need to un-install or re-install VisualMATE to get these updates (except where specifically noted). Most updates are done by simply downloading a replacement VisualMATE.exe file.
- Click on the "Download now" button below.
- 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).
- If it tells you that the file already exists, and asks if you want to overwrite it, click Yes.
The latest version of WattPlot™ VisualMATE is: 18.104.22.168 (08 July 2014)
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.
If your existing version is earlier than 22.214.171.124, please see these Special Instructions.
WattPlot VisualMATE Release History
VisualMATE, Version 126.96.36.199 - 08 July 2014
Corrected - Screen layout rebuild when changing systems.
Added - Ability to detect TCP Server losing its MATE link.
VisualMATE, Version 188.8.131.52
Corrected - Retention of MATE settings.
Corrected - Negative value display for FnDC accumulated power values.
Corrected - Ability to restore TCP connection after server stops and then starts again.
Corrected - Ability to work from very large simulation (.OBM) files.
Improved - TCP Clients always identify themselves by Local IP Address.
Improved - Request disconnect from TCP server before attempting to reconnect.
Improved - Raw Data capture now sorts files into monthly sub-folders.
VisualMATE, Version 184.108.40.206
Corrected - Bug with Update Program version button.
Corrected - Windows 7 file access error.
Corrected - TCP/IP link will restart itself it the link fails.
Added - Ability for VisualMATE to operate from WattPlot 5 Monitor TCP Server.
Added - Root system name in program title bar.
Corrected - Misleading FirstMATE error message.
VisualMATE, Version 220.127.116.11
Corrected - Restored Daily kWH from 18.104.22.168 change - OutBack manual error.
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.)
VisualMATE, Version 22.214.171.124
Corrected - Daily kWh data from Charge Controllers should not be divided by 10.
Corrected - More comprehensive check for new release of program.
Improved - Instructions for updating program version.
Improved - New message during initial attempt to make TCP/IP connection.
VisualMATE, Version 126.96.36.199
Corrected - Possible overflow when communication failure encountered on UDP/IP connection.
Corrected - Handling of inaccessible serial port disposal (caused by some USB/Serial converters).
Corrected - Some advice supplied by Connection Wizard for UDP connections.
Corrected - Allow MATE Data Source Dialog cancellation without completing screen.
Corrected - Bug when cancelling out of non-responsive TCP/IP connection setup.
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.
Improved - Faster display during initial attempt to make TCP/IP connection.
VisualMATE, Version 188.8.131.52
Corrected - HTML handling of special notifications.
Corrected - Check for major program release notification.
Improved - Version tracking precision.
VisualMATE, Version 184.108.40.206
Corrected - Data extraction from Radian status lines.
VisualMATE, Version 220.127.116.11
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.
Corrected - Icon for Programs Menu.
Added - Ability to check for new releases if an error is encountered.
NOTE - If you are using VisualMATE with the original WattPlot Monitor TCP Server, please ensure that you are running the updated WattPlot Monitor version 4.7.2 or higher.
VisualMATE, Version 18.104.22.168
Corrected - Handling TCP Server hail acknowledgement.
Corrected - Logging in to restricted access TCP Server.
Improved - Earlier display of main screen when initial MATE connection is failing.
VisualMATE, Version 22.214.171.124
Added - Support for MATE3 USB card.
Corrected - Program should abort if no system is defined or selected.
VisualMATE, Version 126.96.36.199
Corrected - Better handling of mid-stream switch between TCP data coming in MATE3 and original MATE format.
Corrected - Fixed screen placement of FnDC Net IN kWh value.
Corrected - New file naming for system configuration file(s) is now permanent.
VisualMATE, Version 188.8.131.52
Added - Support for System Name to keep compatible with other WattPlot modules.
Corrected - Bug for export inverters with WattPlot 4.7.1, caused by faulty MATE3 documentation.
VisualMATE, Version 184.108.40.206
Added - Proactive program release notifications for on-line sites.
Corrected - Reported bug with TCP/IP client communications - did not affect all installations.
VisualMATE, Version 5.0.2 - 15 Sep 2013
Added - Added new TCP/IP technology.
Added - Automatic detection of MATE versus MATE3 data.
Special Instructions: All WattPlot modules from version 5.0.2 and up have an additional DLL file (for TCP communication), so 5.0.1 (and earlier) versions should be updated by installing this file in your "Program Files\WattPlot" folder.
VisualMATE, Version 220.127.116.11
Corrected - Reported bug with processing MATE3 communications.
VisualMATE, Version 18.104.22.168
Added - New modules for compatibility with other WattPlot tools.
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