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Archive: 2020 Release Notes


Release Date: December 16, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Add individual ExoSense solution metrics to the Exosite account
  • Updates to the Logs page for filtering

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue with the control panel configuration when trying to use freeform mode
  • Fixed a bug for user management at sub-groups inviting users
  • Fixed an issue around what roles admin users could see for roles not available in their group
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent inviting a new user to the same role as the inviter.
  • Fixed a bug preventing users using their google account to sign up that have a very large google profile image
  • Fixed a problem preventing users from seeing asset content files such as csv type uploaded on a Windows computer in the content viewer panel


Release Date: December 2, 2020

Summary: Bug fixes

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue that was not properly sending the correct text in email and SMS notifications for sustained rules
  • Fixed an issue with Boolean primitive signals showing as Numeric in the Transform and Rules UI, preventing the use of these signals when Boolean is required.
  • Fixed a bug that was showing an incorrect location for some addresses on maps.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing incorrect triggering for sustained boolean rules.


Release Date: November 16, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Small text improvements on Reports generator.
  • Improve 'null' value handling for channel values in the data_in message packets to properly dropping these.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that affects internal insight functions with multiple outlets
  • Fixed an issue with the updateDevices public API mutation function
  • Fixed an issue that affected creation of manual log entries


Release Date: October 21, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Added the ability for users to choose the timezone and format of the report timestamps.
  • Changed the name of "Standard Transformations" off-the-shelf insight module to "Standard"
  • Moved the timestamp for assets on the Map asset list to improve UI spacing
  • Improved the Map Trail time selection
  • Improved search and UX for the Unused Devices tab on the Devices page.
  • Improved the loading time performance for the Map browse view

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed a bug that does not show the software package interface for the devices page when enabled
  • Fixed a bug that prevented users from being removed and invited again
  • Fixed issue preventing users with View Asset Data from seeing content in the Content Viewer Panel.


Release Date: October 5, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Updated the max device content upload size to 100MB

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue on the Key Indicator dashboard panel where custom data units were not showing properly
  • Fixed issue that causes the wrong device 'last connected' time.


Release Date: September 21, 2020

Summary: Backend pipeline update only. Version update required for maintenance.


Release Date: September 11, 2020

Summary: Features, improvements and bug fixes

📦 New

Improved Threshold Support in Dashboard Panels

Thresholds now are treated as horizontal lines vs vertical gradients which allows multiple warning and critical thresholds to be shown for multiple signals. We also now show a threshold line label, which can be customized or automatically deferred from the rule parameters. In addition, vertical status bands can be enabled to see when signals are in warning and critical states. This is available for simple and complex line charts.

For more information: Line Chart Threshold

Similarly, the gauge panels also support thresholds as line with labels. The threshold lines, rather than using the bands, must be turned on in the panel configuration.

For more information: Dial Gauge Panel Thresholds

Heatmap Dashboard Panel

This panel allows users to visualize a color gradient that is overlaid on an image based on signal values and their x,y location on the image. It works similar to the Image Overlay panel for configuration. It provides different methods for drawing this gradient along with customizable color value map.

For more information: Heatmap Panel

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved how thresholds are shown on the Line Chart dashboard panels to provide more context and allow many thresholds to be shown.
  • Added the ability to show thresholds on the Gauge dashboard panels as lines vs highlighted sections to provide more context and allow many thresholds to be shown.
  • Added a new Heatmap dashboard panel. This can be turned on using the feature controls.
  • Added support for allowing custom email addresses when using your own SMTP email service. Contact support for more information.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue for device claiming window that was showing IoT Connectors that do not support the EveryCloud device claiming API.


Release Date: Aug 13, 2020

Summary: Bug fixes

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed a problem that would prevent creating an asset from device in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug on the notification asset subscriptions window that would use default asset icons


Release Date: July 16, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

Signal Replace Data Source & Archive Options

🛠 Improvements

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue where users would receive notifications for assets that have been moved out of groups they have access to.
  • Fixed a performance issue on the Line Chart for use cases with many signal lines that would cause high cpu usage for the browser window.
  • Fixed text alignment on the new asset creation window.
  • Fixing issues with popover menus getting cut off on small screens.
  • Fixed issue on the auto-scale logic for the Y-axis on the line chart panels.


Release Date: June 25, 2020

Summary: No changes. Version update required for maintenance purposes.


Release Date: June 16, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved handling of dashboard shortcuts when publishing / removing a dashboard to/from a group or asset.
  • Update so that a group dashboard favorite is deleted when a group is deleted
  • Improvements to force the browser window to the log-in page when session token has expired or user access has been revoked.
  • Improvements to the Content Viewer Panel Line Chart option for handling CSV and JSON formatted data.
  • Improved the Asset Notification subscription interface to quickly find assets subscribed to and to subscribe to all.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with some Asset Templates requiring 2 different devices to be used when creating a new asset.
  • Fixed an issue where custom insight modules may be listed twice in the drop-down menus
  • Fixed issue where breadcrumb nav did not show on Mobile
  • Removed Unit Conversion dropdown in Dashboard Panel config for signals with custom units as it does not apply.
  • Fixed issue with the device list not showing all devices when browser window zoom was <100%

🧪 Labs

  • Added a Map Asset summary panel as a part of ExoSense Labs. Turn on under Setup / Features.


Release Date: June 4, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved permission control handling for the asset modify page
  • Removed constraints on expanding the dial gauge
  • Removed full-screen button in shared kiosk mode as browsers are not keeping in full-screen with data refreshes
  • Improved time navigation toggles location in the line chart configuration
  • Improvements on the Control dashboard panel configuration window
  • Improved the Control dashboard panel configuration to disable the save button if any validation errors occur
  • Improved loading performance on the device list page
  • Add ability to sort on devices list in alphabetical order

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue where a user's language was not set and could not get into their My Account area.
  • Fixed issue that prevented adding a signal that is similar to one that was just deleted
  • Fixed issue with hitting a number of groups affecting managing users, panel editing, geofences, creating device templates, editing dashboards, devices page, and group dashboard
  • Fixed permission issue for Device applications
  • Fixed unit selection menu in the ExoSense Device Simulation tool
  • Fixed issue on gauges that involve a threshold range starting at 0
  • Fix issue that was allowing users to create a Contains rule on numeric type
  • Fixed issue with the dashboard control panel sending an empty packet "{}" to the device data_out channel
  • Fixed issue where the dial gauge was not properly hiding information when "Hide Value During Timeout" is set
  • Fixed the data range menu disappearing on the line chart in full screen mode
  • Fixed the asset name in notification email after the asset's name was modified
  • Fixed the 'Cancel ' button operation on the language selection modal.
  • Fix an issue that shows a user they are subscribed to all assets for notifications after refreshing a page
  • Fix an issue with the Asset Content when filtering by type / source is removed
  • Fix a missed translation string for the device overview page on the used assets
  • Fixed a duplicate form field for time duration on the Content Viewer panel configuration
  • Fixed location of template search button on the create asset window
  • Fixed issue with the navigation breadcrumb after editing an asset.
  • Fixed issue with the Complex Line Chart dashboard panel cutting off the date menu at small panel widths
  • Fixed problem where the user's language setting changes before applying
  • Fixed issue with the Complex Line Chart panel's zoom navigation window did not use the correct date time format
  • Fixed issue when Control dashboard panel set up for only one command
  • Fixed an issue where dropdown lists may not show in the correct part of the window
  • Fixed issue with the navigation panel on the Complex Line Chart when using a calendar selected range.


Release Date: May 19, 2020

Summary: Features, improvements and bug fixes

📦 New

Bulk Change

Summary: A new feature that allows users to make changes to multiple assets at one time. This functionality is controlled by role permissions.


Bulk Change is available at higher ExoSense tiers. Please contact support about enabling this for your ExoSense instance.

Modify Asset Compact Tabular View

Summary: This is a new compact tabular view for the Modify Asset interface, which users can switch between from the wired diagram view. This view better handles large assets with many signals, transforms, and rules. In addition, users may now quickly view a tabular signal history for a signal without leaving the view. More Information

Device Claiming

Summary: Allows users to claim device ownership through unique claim codes and QR codes in the ExoSense UI. Requires use of Exosite's PDaaS (Product as a Service) IoT Connector interface.

🛠 Improvements

  • New: Added a compact tabular view for the Asset Modify configuration page.
  • Signal History available in tabular compact Asset Modify view.
  • Added Device Claiming support
  • Added 'Created By' sort and filter for Asset list
  • The same color for a specific signal will be used on all line chart panels on the same dashboard.
  • Improved asset lists loading performance
  • Increased line thickness on the Content Viewer line chart view.
  • Added auto min/max detection for the y-axis for the Content Viewer Panel line-chart view configuration.
  • Added auto-detection for JSON and CSV files for the Content Viewer panel line-chart view.
  • Support multiple line series in the Content Viewer panel line-chart view.
  • Improved handling of automatically zooming maps to frame map markers.
  • Added ability for users to explicitly define whether Vertical Fill Gauge fills from the bottom or fills from zero.
  • Added Tick at zero to prevent confusion to Vertical Fill Gauge
  • Added logic to prevent a user from attempting to move a group to itself.
  • Updated display of group picker component to have both checkbox and arrow where both selecting or navigating into the group are appropriate.
  • Update Line Chart panels to use user time format
  • Improved the display of Location type to not include units.
  • Allow all roles to be able to add API Token creation permission.
  • Added 'bitmask_bool' and 'bitmask_int' to ExoSense channel config for Modbus interfaces
  • Added to the list of internationalization words
  • Added a feature allowing the user to set their default view for asset and device map views.
  • Improved editing of transformed signal min/max property handling
  • Improved UX when adding signals to not allow duplicate signal names under an asset.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue with asset name changes in the breadcrumb footer.
  • Fixed a bug preventing users from deleting roles in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug where Modbus_TCP interface in device channel config allowed the incorrect Bitmask length.
  • Fixed issue with Line Chart panels showing wrong unit when changing the signal for a signal with no unit
  • Fixed an issue where a signal's unit would persist on current value if it was switched to another signal that did not have a unit
  • Fixed an issue with Control Panel Timeout sometimes appearing incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the asset default data dashboard from loading on large asset configurations.
  • Fixed an issue with Edit Rule screen did not populate correctly at times.
  • Fixed issue with line chart thresholds and auto y-axis
  • Fixed an issue in which the simple line chart would require a refresh to display properly after editing.
  • Fixed display issues in the Edit Signal modal.
  • Fixed an issue where adding subgroup would mistakenly present an error.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple parameters wouldn't display correctly for Contains rule.
  • Fixed an issue with the Map zoom slider accuracy.
  • Resolved issue preventing adding user roles while using Chinese language
  • Fixed issue where device location was not shown on Device Map when location was not in the last data_in packet
  • Fixed handling of setting a signal timeout when language is Chinese and Japanese
  • Fixed an issue causing confusion on Key Indicator panel configuration.
  • Fixed a bug with display of threshold on simple line chart for signals with multiple transformations.
  • Fixed an issue with roles not properly filtering across the grouping hierarchy.
  • Fixed a display issue preventing users from viewing some dropdown items while in fullscreen mode.
  • Fixed issue preventing all assets events to show up on a group dashboard using the Log Event dashboard panel
  • Fixed issue with creating signals with units of Hz and fps (feet per second)
  • Fixed issue where after moving an asset to a new group, the old group was still shown until a refresh.
  • Removed ability to create numeric based dashboard panels (charts, gauges) for URL type signals
  • Fixed an issue where the Data Table panel wouldn't receive latest value after user clicked the sort button.
  • Fixed a bug concerning the proper calculation of Past Day Max across time zones on Data Table Panel.
  • Fixed issue with the Device Control panel was showing the wrong state after returning back
  • Fixed an issue where the user who created a manual log entry is not shown after reloading the logs page.


Release Date: April 30, 2020

Summary: Bug fixes

🦟 Fixed

  • Fix issue with the Dynamic Graphics dashboard panel not updating signal values
  • Fixed an issue with cached data showing up on the Dynamic Graphics panel on page load
  • Fix an issue with the manual log entries and notifications
  • Fixed an issue seen on some mobile devices with dashboard panels overlapping
  • Fixed an issue with dashboard layout when browser window is resized
  • Fixed the ability to create a group dashboard directly on the group management views


Release Date: April 16, 2020

Summary: Bug fixes

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with minimum sized Fill Gauges not displaying properly on laptop sized screens.
  • Fixed an issue that was creating scrollbars in the Key Indicator dashboard panel.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the use of 'Interpret' mode on the Key Indicator dashboard panel.
  • Fixed a permission issue for View Asset only roles.
  • Fixed what a View Asset Data permission role can see on group fleet views.


Release Date: April 13, 2020

Summary: Improvements and bug fixes

🛠 Improvements

  • Improve user experience for key indicator panel when using a boolean signal
  • Improved the display of asset names in group views.
  • Improved the error messages when a user invite fails for any valid reason.
  • Improved the performance of dashboard rendering.
  • Limited use of "Automatic" for ranges on gauge panels to signals with thresholds or max/min set.
  • Improve asset signal naming to not allow duplicate signal names.
  • Improve handling for gauge panels of batched historical device data
  • Improved Maps bounds to avoid being able to see multiple instances of the same location.
  • Improved UX handling when deleting a custom dashboard from your dashboards page
  • Improved appearance of breadcrumbs coloring.
  • Improved automatic updates of devices in the devices and unused device lists.
  • New devices and deleted devices from the Murano IoT Connector will auto update the list.
  • Improved error handling on Unused Devices page
  • Improved handling for deletion of a custom dashboard on my dashboards
  • Improved handling of automatically zooming maps to frame map markers.
  • Improved handling of large numbers of logs.
  • Improved indications of selected channels in Add Signal modal.
  • Improved interaction between asset sidebar list and asset map.
  • Improved layout of current value panel.
  • Improved logs searching of recently created manual logs.
  • Improved name of 'Edit Dashboard Order' to 'Edit Dashboard' to be more specific to its actual function.
  • Improved the Dynamic Graphics panel's display when no data has yet been received from the device.
  • Improved the device log page to allow viewing using a direct link vs going through the device overview tab first.
  • Improved the layout of the content viewer panel configuration
  • Improved the sorting of source channels in Add Signal modal.
  • Improved validation on group theming.
  • Moved "Invited Users" switch-based list to a second tab in the users section.
  • Performed numerous stability fixes to the Modify Asset page
  • Update default Support URL to new address.
  • Updated Hierarchy Picker to show first level of children rather than root item initially.
  • Updated Subject line of report-generated email.
  • Updated handling of Chinese language in Setup and Asset Dashboard sections.
  • Updated the rule status indicator to be blue for 'info' status on the Asset Configuration page.
  • Users may now access fleet view via 'View Asset Data' permission
  • Notification email subjects will now use a prefix of the instance name rather than 'ExoSense'.
  • Adapted Horizontal Fill Gauge for Mobile screen sizes
  • Add ability to save Exosense to your home-screen on iOS, and utilize instance/group theming.
  • Add unit for Energy data type of "kWh".
  • Added 5 new asset icons and 6 new key indicator panel icons.
  • Added ability to configure showing min/max of the downsampled data on a complex line chart.
  • Added ability to define labels for True/False on Boolean Control Panel
  • Added start & end ticks to Vertical & Horizontal Gauge Panels
  • Disallowed Location and JSON datatypes for use with Image Overlay panel.
  • Group dashboards now show in group fleet view in the same way asset dashboards are available for assets.

🦟 Fixed

  • Add limits to prevent user from being able to scroll off of the device/asset maps.
  • Added ability for users to navigate from Image Overlay Asset Hover state to that Asset's dashboard.
  • Added ability to choose from multiple rules to display status on Data Table panel
  • Added color presets to SVG/Key Indicator panel configuration.
  • Changed the default Content Viewer panel configuration to be the file list with downloads enabled.
  • Ensured that a role in unused prior to deletion.
  • Fixed a bug concerning the ability to load selected content in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug impact users' ability to upload CSVs from Windows machines.
  • Fixed a bug impacting users' ability to select signal units in dashboard panel configuration.
  • Fixed a bug in which Dynamic Graphics panel would show black when there is no data_in.
  • Fixed a bug preventing highlighting the map marker when a user selects an asset from the sidebar.
  • Fixed a bug preventing users from creating an asset from template on the device page.
  • Fixed a bug when changing signals on line chart panel reverted the panel title.
  • Fixed a bug when some logs would temporarily disappear after switching to another page
  • Fixed a bug where "Error" severity was listed as "timeout" in filters and dropdowns.
  • Fixed a bug where the timeout icon on dashboard panels would show status color when "Hide Status on Timeout" is selected.
  • Fixed a bug wherein Data Table handled timestamp format differently than other instances of timestamps.
  • Fixed a display issue with device selection toolbar in devices area
  • Fixed an issue in which users would be unable to edit range of Control Panel.
  • Fixed an issue allowing for users to create groups with duplication Customer IDs
  • Fixed an issue causing description field not to populate.
  • Fixed an issue causing incorrect statuses for assets with multiple "Contains" rules.
  • Fixed an issue causing some Go To menu to navigate to group dashboards errantly.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from clearing an existing group description.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from filtering devices by status in group dashboard views
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from moving certain devices to a new group.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from moving devices to the application root in some instances.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented editing of a Dynamic Image dashboard panel of an Asset created from a template.
  • Fixed an issue that would not allow multiple signals to be added as inputs to the configuration of transformation functions.
  • Fixed an issue where Device Overview Data_In panel didn't populate properly with asynchronous reported data
  • Fixed an issue where Horizontal Fill Gauge would cache data value when users would change tabs in quick succession.
  • Fixed an issue where Role permission options were not respecting Feature Flag state.
  • Fixed an issue where appearance of ticks on the dial gauge would be unduly influenced by other panel options.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications were duplicated in certain instances.
  • Fixed an issue where some devices on the device map view would show the current timestamp vs the devices actual last timestamp.
  • Fixed an issue where the Key Indicator panel would cut off the bottom data.
  • Fixed an issue where users would need to refresh the page to see the results of a device move.
  • Fixed an issue with the line chart that would zoom in by default to the available data if the history did not cover the default window time.
  • Fixed and issue in which users on certain phones where unable to click Add Asset/Add Group buttons on Browse - Groups page
  • Fixed extra scroll bars on create / edit group window.
  • Fixed inconsistency with dynamic graphics panel's handling of multiple elements tied to the same signal.
  • Fixed issue on the Setup Role tab that was showing Save without picking the parent group.
  • Fixed issue with the Error status output of a rule showing as Critical in logs.
  • Fixed issue with the line chart navigation window using the default time window when in live mode zoom.
  • Fixed layout bugs in Dynamic Graphic Panel Configuration.
  • Fixed the data table panel's list of column options
  • Fixed the line chart from showing multiple horizontal grids when 2 vertical axes are used.
  • Fixed validation for the gauge min/max settings
  • Fixed an auto-scaling issues on complex line chart.
  • Fixed an issue preventing some users from loading large numbers of dashboards on the dashboard list page.


Release Date: March 25, 2020

Summary: Minor update that contains improvements.

🛠 Improvements

  • Improvement that removes a large query API call that was creating degraded performance in areas of the UI including: templates loading, creating an Asset, and dashboard panel configuration

🦟 Fixed

  • Resolves an issue that limits the number of groups available to navigate in certain UI workflows including: creating assets, inviting users, assigning devices, and running reports.


Release Date: February 27, 2020

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with live mode on the Line Chart panels that would not respect the live mode configuration time window when data is sporadic.


Release Date: February 19, 2020

Summary: Backend pipeline update

🛠 Improvements

  • This was an update to the ExoSense pipeline (data processing backend) to improve scaling abilities and planning for future functionality. There are no additional changes.


Release Date: January 23, 2020

Summary: Minor update that contains bug fixes and improvements.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where a user can not configure an existing contains rule.
  • Fixed the timestamp on dial gauge getting cut off


Release Date: January 16, 2020

Highlights: New dashboard panels, Mobile/Tablet browser support, and lots of improvements and bug fixes

📦 New

Bar / Column Chart Panel

Summary: A new dashboard panel that allows displaying aggregation of one or more signals' values over a specified time period.

Bar / Column Chart Panel

Bar Chart Panel

Signal History Panel

Summary: A new dashboard panel that provides a simple tabular view of historical values of 1 or more signals.

Signal History Panel

Signal History Panel

Small Touchscreen (Mobile/Tablet) Browser Support [BETA]

ExoSense now works on small touchscreen devices like smart phones and tablets. This means that the user interface has been updated to work with touchscreen use and the UI is responsive to the screen size to provide an experience that makes sense for a small screen.

For more specific details, please see the browser support information.

Support for a custom message in the Rules UI

Summary: Users can specify an optional custom message for rules that is then sent out with notifications based on that rule status.

Control Schedule Panel

Summary: A new dashboard panel that allows creating control schedules for devices.

User Activity Log

Summary: ExoSense now records actions taken by a user to add, edit, and delete objects like groups, assets, dashboards and users.

User Activity Audit Log

🛠 Improvements

  • Key Indicator panel styling update
  • Centralized calculations of alert thresholds for dashboard panels.
  • Improved performance on loading Maps page
  • Traditional Chinese support for SMS
  • Add support for Boolean signal types into the dynamic graphics panel
  • Added in/s, mm/s (Velocity), in/s², mm/s² (Acceleration) units
  • Give user indication of wrong password on kiosk dashboard
  • Updated documentation around how downsampling and line chart gapping work
  • Improved horizontal fill gauge to always show the signal value and unit on one line
  • Timestamp for horizontal fill gauge panel when in 'do not show timestamp' mode is available when hovering over signal name.
  • To improve performance and user experience, the complex line chart panel will no longer sample new data in the navigation slider panel at the bottom.
  • API Tokens tab available only if API is enabled for instance and user has permission
  • Improve device overview last value retrieval
  • Improvement to Dynamic Panel to show the default text when there is no rule status
  • Show timeout status for signals on the Group fleet views
  • Add pending state to rules on the Asset Config window when no status is yet available
  • Added support for rule / transform functions that have multiple output signals
  • Added information further detailing protocol_config in the schema documentation

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where an asset's default dashboard would show briefly prior to dashboard loading.
  • Improved reliability of default asset data dashboard signal timestamps
  • Fixed data sampling issue on complex line chart panel's preview slider
  • Fixed inconsistent blue color used on horizontal fill gauge panel bar
  • Fixed issue issue on complex line chart panel not properly showing data gaps
  • Fixed issue on charts where the y-axis units were "squished" to the bottom
  • Fixed issue where outlet properties were ignored by custom insights.
  • Fixed issue where users would occasionally get stuck at /#/home path.
  • Asset Configuration last signal values will now show value using the set precision
  • Fix to make m3/h (METERS3_PER_HOUR) Flow unit type available
  • Fixed an issue with Dynamic Panel properly showing data values on Edge browser.
  • Fixed the Dynamic Graphics and Horizontal Gauge panels to respect the signal precision
  • Fixed an issue with Complex line chart incorrectly limiting signal selection.
  • Fixed an issue allowing users without proper permission to toggle certain Device Control panels.
  • Fixed an issue causing unexpected displays in the dashboard gauges when returning from timeout state.
  • Fixed an issue disallowing sharing of asset data across dashboards.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from entering SMS notification information in certain instances.
  • Fixed an issue with Dashboard gauge panels displaying thresholds incorrectly in instances.
  • Asset Descriptions added back into Asset Group View
  • Fixed an issue with profile page not displaying to certain users
  • Fix Transform/Rule configuration input tooltip to specify correct types of signals are supported
  • Fixed a problem where shared Kiosk dashboards were showing an incorrect status.
  • Logs Panels display asset name versus signal name based on context
  • Removed a yellow from the line chart palette that was hard to see on white
  • Fixed an issue whereby constant values in custom insights did not update correctly.
  • Fixed issue with string values that happen to be numeric characters would be truncated/converted to numbers when displayed on dashboards.
  • Fixed issue where Complex Line Chart Zooming wouldn't function properly on first interaction.
  • Fixed issues with CSV data in asset content expiring when user stayed on tab for longer periods.
  • Fixed Permission issues concerning geofence editing
  • Fixed issue where users could not create "Total Volume from Flow Volume" and "Total Mass from Flow Mass" transform
  • Fixed issue where maps would show over top of the choose language interface
  • Fixed multiple insight calculation abnormalities.


Release Date: December 10, 2019 - - - Highlights: Minor update that contains bug fixes and improvements.

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved performance of load time for asset browse and asset list views

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that caused the UI to seem to lock-up when loading Asset dashboard pages
  • Fixed the text color used by the lower navigation breadcrumb to show more


Release Date: November, 2019 - - - Highlights: New Create Asset Workflow , Assets Loading Performance Updates

📦 New

New Standardized Asset Creation Workflow

Historically there were three different ways to create an asset that had slightly different steps depending on where a user started. This release standardizes on one create asset user interface that includes using a template (optional), starting from a device (or picking a device based on the template), or starting from scratch. The same interface is provided no matter where the user starts but auto fills out as much information as possible based on that starting location. For example, when creating from the device overview page, it will automatically pick that device.

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved and standardized the asset creation flow
  • Improvement to the GroupBrowse and List Asset views
  • Added visibility for Boolean, Is Equal To, Contains rule status in dashboard panel
  • Updated the loading graphic on the Device Lists that shows for each Device's number of assets used in.
  • Added option to hide timestamps on the Horizontal Gauge panel
  • The value and unit will now be on one line in the Horizontal Fill Gauge

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue where removed Assets would not immediately show as removed from a group
  • Fixed issue where deleted Assets would still show on Asset lists
  • Fixed an issue where the Asset's specified Icon did not show up in the Asset lists correctly (was using default)
  • Fixed bug when trying to promote a private dashboard to a group or asset
  • Fixed issue on Devices page when switching to Japanese language
  • Fixed minor display issues in logs panel.


Release Date: November 7, 2019 - - - Summary: Minor update that contains bug fixes and improvements.

📦 New

  • Added Chinese Traditional language support

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved getting last reported data value and timestamp for asset lists / views
  • Added support for cubic yard unit for Volume type.
  • UX updates for the Key Indicator dashboard panel configuration
  • Added additional style and layout options for the Key Indicator dashboard panel
  • Clicking on Asset row or card in fleet views will now bring you to the asset default dashboard
  • Added an Administrative Setup Feature enablement button for the Device Software Management feature
  • Added new asset icons for Ship, Work Truck, Pickup Truck, Ambulance, and Cement Truck
  • Added the group the device is in, the list of assets using the device, and a Create Asset button on the device overview page
  • Allow searching icons in the Key Indicator dashboard panel configuration
  • Improved handling of device identities with special characters in device lists
  • Japanese translation updates
  • Changed Modbus 'register_number' to 'register' in channel protocol configuration
  • Disabled the Device Control Panel in Kiosk mode
  • A performance improvement a call used by asset list
  • Added tooltips for bulk device action buttons.
  • Made minor updates to user experience in the device channel protocol section.
  • Updated Reports signal lists for consistency across UI.
  • Improved 'Go To' navigator to highlight current location.
  • Updated confirmation button name for deleting software package
  • Disabling the Add Panel icon when the maximum number of dashboard panel has been reached
  • Improved the create geofence UI to show an error if no parent group is selected
  • Improved how the group fleet asset views handle no data for Asset favorited signals, consistent with the current value dashboard panel.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with inconsistent behavior with the asset signal selector.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the users page from properly displaying large quantities of users.
  • Fixed a problem with handling of unauthorized users.
  • Fixed an issue with Dynamic Graphic panel displaying timeout statuses.
  • Fixed an issue ensuring Dynamic Graphic panel respects precision parameter on signals.
  • Fixed an issue preventing filtering by status in log panel.
  • Fixed a permissions issue preventing some users from creating reports for signals disabled for dashboard use.
  • Fixed minor display issues in JSON panel.
  • Fixed an issue preventing users from promoting a private dashboard to an Asset/
  • Fixed a bug where gauge panels fail to load if the rule was misconfigured.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Data Table dashboard panel from loading signals
  • Fixed the pending invite list to show more than 50 entries
  • Removed the ability to select 'Custom' as a data type in the device channel configuration. Custom is not a supported data_type.
  • Removed the unsupported signal data type of 'Custom', which was not supported.
  • Fixed a display issue on the geofence creation map.
  • Fixed an issue with search results in the device assignment modal.
  • Fixed an issue concerning enforcement of 4 favorite signals per asset limit.
  • Fixed a display issue with Display Options UI on map pages.
  • Fixed an issue where some recorded signal data was not properly showing up in Line Chart dashboard panels
  • Fixed the log page use of the user's date format for setting the date range
  • Fixed an issue resetting the small icon in the theme
  • Fixed issue when claiming multiple devices to be sure the UI properly shows these devices as claimed.
  • Fixed font color for # of grouped assets on a map when in critical state to make visible
  • Fixed issue where the manage button for device software updates was hidden based on a long package name.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the browser from scrolling to the selected group in Browse Column View.
  • Fixed translation for the number and date format labels on account page
  • Fixed an issue with timestamps on asset map view.
  • Fixed issue when moving a device to another group to have it properly show the new group immediately in the Devices list.
  • Fixed the delete package confirmation window text layout
  • Fixed a bug where the map asset list would not properly get updates to asset location setting
  • Fixed an issue where certain characters would display improperly on the logs page.
  • Fixed a minor display issue with the device picker as part of device template creation.
  • Fixed an issue where new software packages were not auto showing on software package list
  • Fixed geofence group filtering issue
  • Fix a bug with the parent group for a geofence showing properly
  • Fixed issue with the geofence detail tab not properly zooming into the geofence after looking at the 'Used By' tab.
  • Improvement to the count for the number of devices that do not have their location configured on the Devices Map view.
  • Fixed an issue with auto-generated y-axis on line chart.


Release Date:October 21, 2019 - - - Highlights:Dynamic Image Dashboard Panel , File Viewer Dashboard Panel

📦 New Features

File & Content Viewer Dashboard Panel

New dashboard panel for viewing files and other content associated to assets. This panel supports being configured for one of the following options:

  • As a file list of files for downloading / linking - Schematics, manuals, log files, links, etc. Can be filtered by time (last day) or by type.
  • As an Image viewer to view any image files
  • As a Table viewer for any CSV files
  • As a Chart viewer for CSV or JSON structured files
  • As a text viewer for text / log type files
  • As a media viewer for viewing YouTube videos

Panel: Content Viewer Panel Information

Dynamic Image (SVG) Dashboard Panel

A dashboard panel that allows users to upload a formatted SVG image and allow text to be mapped to signal values, and shapes to change color based on signal status.

Panel: Dynamic Image SVG Panel Information

Example of an SVG with signal values embedded in it and status changes to shape colors

Note: The Dynamic Image panel is not enabled by default. Administrators with feature control access can enable this.

🛠 Improvements

  • Added a Range option to the Key Indicator Panel to map text to a numeric range for the signal value
  • Added additional permissions for all the administration Setup tabs to be able to add/remove from a user role.
  • Extended the Asset Signal flag that hides signals from dashboard to also apply to the report export feature. Note that user roles with Asset Management can still report these signals.
  • Added the ability to upload images to use in the Key Indicator panel for mapping to signal values as an alternative to using icons.
  • Improved the Horizontal Gauge panel's handling of long signal values, keeping all gauges the same width.
  • Improved handling of inviting a customer who has already been invited.
  • Improved messaging on SMS notifications setup regarding service availability

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed issue on Horizontal Gauge panel where the signals would show no value, especially on Kiosk mode and when there were 10 or more signals.
  • Fixed number precision handling on Key Indicator panel
  • Fixed issue where the gauge panels had a hard coded temperature icon in the configuration window.
  • Fixed issue inviting users to a Group that had a custom theme but no support URL set.
  • Fix to properly show the Signal type information for Particles data types.
  • Fixed an issue on the Group Management Map view that would show assets from other groups the user had access to.
  • Fixed issue using the 'Pump' type on the ExoSense Device Simulator
  • Fixed an issue with device search not returning newly created devices.
  • Fixed an issue with routing when users navigated between sidebar shortcuts
  • Fix an issue respecting signal precision parameter for whole numbers in some panels on the dashboard
  • Fixed an issue regarding reliability of Available for Dashboards Toggle in Asset Signal Configuration


Release Date:October 2, 2019 - - - Highlights:Key Indicator Dashboard Panel

📦 New Features

This release includes the following highlighted new features.

Key Indicator Dashboard Panel

Adds a new dashboard panel for highlighting a value or interpretation of one or several signals, allowing flexibility in regards to the name, icon, colors, and text shown. Can indicate good / bad, running, not running, etc. This is also useful to show multiple asset signals on a group dashboard.

Key Indicator Panel Guide

Example using the Key Indicator Panel for a HVAC application

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with labels in the Simple Line chart panel configuration page
  • Fixed an icon alignment issue on Horizontal Gauge panel for some types of signals
  • Fixed an issue with how the simple line chart was down sampling when zooming in.


Release Date: September 23, 2019 - - - Summary: Minor release that contains bug fixes

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed the dial gauge panel to respect the configured max / min range with ticks turned on and to show the proper signal status color.


Release Date:September 18, 2019 - - - Highlights:Horizontal Fill Gauge, Group Theme Support

📦 New Features

This release includes the following highlighted new features.

Horizontal Fill Gauge

To go with the existing vertical and dial gauges, we have added a new panel called Horizontal Gauge dashboard panel. This panel is similar to the vertical and dial gauges but includes the ability to show multiple (up to 10) signals in one panel and it can show the signal icon (option).

All three gauges have a consistent configuration now and we have added the ability to turn on major/minor ticks and to even set your own major and minor ticks.

More information can be found here

Group Theme Support (Advanced)

For supporting multi-tenant use cases, this advanced feature allows for groups (companies, organizations, etc) to set their own theme / brand. Users under this group in the hierarchy will see this custom theme when they log-in and also on their initial invitation email. Each group can choose to turn on this feature for child groups.

To enable this feature, please talk with your Customer Success contact at Exosite or email support. Once added to your ExoSense instance, administrators can choose to enable it in under the Setup Features tab.

🛠 Improvements

  • Styling updates to all 3 gauge types to be more consistent.
  • Improved the device status reliability on the asset default dashboard
  • Improved handling of deleted asset rules for dashboard panels and templates
  • Further Mobile experience improvements
  • Improved the Add Log window for associating the entry with an asset
  • Update the asset list page to show more of the asset's name before the ellipses.
  • Cleaned up style issue for looking at asset signals and logs on the Map view
  • Improvements to Image Overlay configuration for default settings.
  • Added support for Gauge panels turning on / off major/minor ticks and setting custom ticket values
  • Added ability to change the font size on the Current Value dashboard panel.
  • Added Group / Asset / Private dashboard information for each dashboard on My Dashboards page.
  • Added ability to go to asset logs from the asset tooltip on the image overlay panel
  • Added support for more tabs (on Devices, Templates, Setup pages) to be a favorite.
  • Gauge Panel bars now always start from 0, previously they always started from the minimum value.

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed an issue that wasn't allowing the user to select a signal in the panel edit screens.
  • Fixed issue adding signals of type PARTICLES and LUMINOUS_FLUS
  • Fixed an issue where threshold rules were not being carried through to asset created from templates.
  • Fix a bug to ensure the transform icon stays visible on the modify asset screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the browse group view would not fill the space vertically
  • Fix the spelling of the word "normal".
  • Fix to handle a cache issue for the group structure
  • Fix a bug to make sure the zoom button on the map works correctly.
  • Fixed the multi device selector for applying a device template
  • Fix a bug with refreshing the Setup Theme page.
  • Fix a bug to ensure you can update a group's custom ID.
  • Fixed the UI when filtering by groups on the asset templates
  • Fixed a problem when clearing the search bar on asset lists
  • Fix a bug so you can close the group filter menu, with an "X".
  • Fixed a problem with the Geofence detail
  • Fixed an issue where asset icons fail to load on the Browse Map View
  • Fix an issue to ensure the the "View Asset" button on the on the Map View brings you to the asset's dashboard.
  • Fixed an issue where some dashboard panels do not hold their size when editing.
  • Fix an issue that was overwriting a custom unit for a signal with the default unit.
  • Fix an issue that allows you to use the 'define center of map' feature on the map panel.
  • Fix to properly show the Signal type information for Flow, Force, Luminous Flux. and Particles data types.
  • Added error when user tries to add a device with no channels when creating an asset from a template
  • Fix a bug so that when a user deletes a dashboard, it also deletes the dashboard from their favorites list (if it had been saved as a favorite).
  • Fixed an issue where group fleet view asset data values and timestamps were lagging
  • Fix an issue that was not allowing a user to select the device page as their default landing page.
  • Fix an issue where a user was not able to add a new asset to their lowest level, root group.
  • Fix an issue where the group card was disappearing when you click on an asset.
  • Fix an issue that causes signals to stop receiving data after editing signal properties


Release Date: September 10, 2019 - - - Summary: Minor update that contains bug fixes and improvements.

🛠 Improvements

  • Improved the handling and reliability of the Asset reported status for asset list / grid / map views

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed the dashboard full screen mode not hiding the side nav or dashboard header
  • Fixed an issue where signal values on the asset config page, the asset default data dashboard, and some asset dashboards are using a cached value and not properly retrieving the most current value.
  • Fixed an issue where Asset Templates needed to have their version updated to work properly.
  • Fixed an issue preventing adding a transform to a signal that is the output of a transform itself


📦 New Features

This release includes the following highlighted new features.

Device Control Requests

This new functionality provides a way for users to make control requests down to devices from the dashboard UI. Example use cases include making a request to close a valve, sending set points, and sending a command for the device to take a troubleshooting action.

The device control functionality is disabled by default and can be enabled by Admins in the Setup -> Features tab.

Important Notes for Device / Hardware developers and installers

1) Devices that support control requests from a remote platform require extra attention spent on making sure the device always operates safely and can locally make decisions that would override the remote request. It is on the device hardware and firmware developers and installers to be sure equipment does not blindly take control requests and take action without looking at safety factors and being able to override remote requests.

2) It's important to design and plan for devices that may go offline or have long latency or spotty network connections. Devices must be designed to function independently without remote platform control requests.

Asset Content Files

Users have the ability to upload documents and files for assets such as user guides, schematics, images, etc. File types supported include PDF, Images, Text files, CSV data, video (YouTube links only at this time), and URLs.

This feature also supports the ability for devices to upload content through the device API and have it associated to any Assets already using channels from the device. Please contact support for more information on uploading content from the device API, the reference material has not been publicly released yet.

The Asset Content Files feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by Admins on the Setup -> Features tab.

The new Asset File tab

Adding a new file to an asset

Asset Timeout Status via Channel Timeout

Asset lists, views, and map views now are able to show timeout status for Assets. The timeout status is based on any source device channels timing out, meaning that the channel has not received data in the amount of time specified by the channel's timeout property. Note that the timeout indication will show if any channel from the device has timed out.

This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by Admins on the Setup -> Features tab.

🛠 Improvements

  • Added a new Asset Content Files feature allows users to upload images, schematics, user guides, or any file to assets.
  • Added support for content uploaded by devices to show up as Asset Content Files.
  • Support for ExoSense application to send control requests to devices. For example, a user should be able to hit a button to make a request to turn a valve open from a closed state. The device would receive this request, evaluate based on local control preference, and provide feedback on if it did open the valve so that the UI can properly tell the user what has happened based on their request.
  • Added ability to search all groups user has access to from within device selectors in move devices, device template, and software packages pages.
  • Added ability to create user log entries on the Event Log dashboard panel.
  • Improved validation to device template creation modal.
  • Allow favoriting Group management pages.
  • Improved how Data Table panel handles data types without units.
  • Improved the notification subscribe and unsubscribe feature for assets
  • Improved UI for the Group Management Asset grid and list views.
  • Improved asset selector in log creation modal in the Event Log panel
  • Improved channel Modbus register setup to specify Register Number instead of Offset and allow values to between 1 - 65536
  • Improved group selector in the user role creation window.
  • Improved the "View Asset" and "View Asset Data" permission descriptions.
  • Improved the Insight (Transform / Rule) create / edit window on how to handle signal drop-downs
  • Improved the validation for the Insights (Transform and Rule) create/edit panel.
  • Transform and Rule editing UI now enforces the output primitive type for allowable data types for the output signal.
  • Updated the group/asset selector for dashboard group association.
  • Improve the line chart panel to show the top (max) tick on the chart.
  • Improved Transforms / Rules Create / Edit window for multiple inlets to require that they be assigned sequentially
  • Improved experience for a user role with only 'legal' permission set.
  • Removed whitespace and lowered minimum size constraints from a number of panels
  • Updated the description for the "Setup - Theme" permission

🦟 Fixed

  • Fixed a bug so that signal elements placed on an image overlay stay in their same relative position regardless of screen size.
  • Fix a small UI bug that was cutting off the tool tip that popped up to tell you you've copied the version number.
  • Fix issue with Image Overlay Panels' scroll bar adjusting to screen size
  • Fixed a problem creating a simple asset from a device.
  • Fixed an issue where the status updates for Boolean and Is Equal To rule types were not updating realtime in the application UI.
  • Fixed bug for the default down_sample value when creating a new device channel
  • Fixed bug where Browse Groups list item initials would display in black on dark colors, limiting readability.
  • Fixed bug where map asset trails didn't display on shared dashboards in certain instances.
  • Fixed invalid output signal data type options for Linear Gain transform.
  • Fixed issue on dashboard panels truncating string data as if it were a number.
  • Fixed issue with 'User Management' permission access to browse view.
  • Fixed issue with dashboard panels resizing on a locked dashboard.
  • Fixed issue with the moon gauge panel width not properly holding.
  • Fixed language translation for 'No Data Available' on asset list views.
  • Fixed the cancel button on "Create Asset From Template" page.
  • Fixed the software package uploader device list to show more than 50 devices
  • Fixed what a user has access to for the 'Setup - Roles' permission
  • Improved error handling of browse page loading assets with improper rule values.
  • Removed the units dropdown for Location signal in the Image Overlay panel configuration.
  • Removed 50 device search limitation from within device selectors in move devices, device template, and software packages pages.
  • Resolve issue creating a new version of an Asset Template.
  • Fix issue where users without asset / device role permissions could access data through map view.
  • Fixed issue with user role "Device Management" permission to not allow access to asset group views
  • Removed access to run reports based on the Asset Management permission.
  • Update URL primitive type to JSON instead of NUMERIC primitive for Insight usage.

Last update: September 3, 2021
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