2016 Predator News

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

Predator License Utility v10.0.6.3 is now available. 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 is now available. This major new release includes hundreds of new features and enhancements.

Predator MDC v11 Software Overview

Refer to the the following major improvements:

  • Adds New Install
  • 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
  • Improves Dashboards
  • Improves Favorites
  • Improves Slide Shows
  • Improves Performance
  • Improves UAC and Security support
  • Improves Daylight savings support
  • Improves Predator MDC Service Manager
  • Improves International Language Resources
  • Improves Online Help

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.207 of Predator MDC from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@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 is now available. This major new release makes the following improvements:

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

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.48 of Predator MDC Service from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator MDC Service should contact us at sales@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 is now available. This release makes the following improvements:

  • Adds MTConnect URL browser
  • Improves Predator Secure HID

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

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

Predator Tracker v11.0.38 is now available. 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 New Install
  • 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
  • Improves Check In and Check Out Windows
  • Improves Purchase Requests
  • Improves View Cutters and Inserts
  • Improves View Tools, Gages and Kits
  • Improves Kit Components Details Report
  • Improves Format Strings
  • Improves Charts
  • Improves Current Inventory Quantities History
  • Improves Importing
  • Improves Select Criteria
  • Improves Edit Inventory Quantities
  • Improves Tracker APIs
  • Improves international languages
  • Improves password and login dialogs
  • Improves View Components
  • Improves User Report
  • Improves Splash screen
  • Improves Online Help
Predator Tracker software

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

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

Predator Travelers v11.0.6 is now available. Version 11 makes the following major improvements:

  • Adds New Install
  • 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
  • Improves Travelers APIs
  • Improves international languages
  • Improves password and login dialogs
  • Improves Importing
  • Improves Format Strings
  • Improves View Components
  • Improves User Report
  • Improves Splash screen
  • Improves Online Help
Predator Travelers software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.6 of Predator Travelers from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Travelers should contact us at sales@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 is now available. 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
  • Improves Fanuc protocols
  • Improves Heidenhain protocol
  • Improves MTConnect v1.3, v1.2 and v1.1 protocols
  • Improves Okuma protocols
  • Improves OPC protocol
  • Improves Secure HID™ protocol
  • Improves XML protocol
Predator CNC Service software

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.62 of Predator CNC Service from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator CNC Service should contact us at sales@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 is now available. 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 is now available. 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 web site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC Executive should contact us at sales@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 is now available. 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 web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator DNC should contact us at sales@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 web site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC Executive should contact us at sales@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 is now available. This upgrade improves support for Balluff RFID readers and controllers while fixing a bug.

  • Improves RFID processing
  • Improves RFID error messages
  • Improves Documentation
  • Fixes a bug with ProgramWait

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.6.18 of Predator Touch HMI from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at sales@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:

  • Addes Sentinel Protection v7.6.6
  • Improves 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 web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator FLM should contact us at sales@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 is now available. This new version fixes a few minor issues:

  • Improves Fanuc program or O number requests
  • Fixes an intermittent MTConnect and XML URL bug within the manager
  • Fixes 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 web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@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 is now available. 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.

  • Adds RFID tag reader support
  • Adds Balluff RFID support
  • Adds Current EDM support
  • Adds Foba Laser support
  • Adds Winbro support
  • Improves 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 web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at sales@predator-software.com for upgrade details and pricing.

May 11th 2016 - Predator Software renews Microsoft Partner Status

Microsoft Partner Logo

Predator Software renews its partner status with Microsoft for 2016. Predator Software has been actively developing Windows applications since its founding in 1994.

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

Predator MDC for Android v11.0.3 is now available. 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:

  • Adds Predator MDC Web Service support
  • Adds multiple profile support for multiple sites, servers or users
  • Adds import profile support has been added
  • Improves settings display and menus
  • Improves international language support
  • Improves 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 web site at any time. Customers running v10 of Predator MDC for Android should contact us at sales@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 is now available. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Windows 10 support
  • Improves Windows 2012 Server support
  • Improves Windows 8.1 support
  • Fixes a bug with write timeouts
Predator Flex Hardware

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

Predator Flex Hardware

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

Predator MDC v10.0.216 is now available. This update makes the following improvements:

  • Adds Work Center filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Adds Cost Center filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Adds Machine Type filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Adds Report Type filtering with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Adds 30 second refresh rate with Machine Timeline Charts & slide shows
  • Includes PMDATA7.DLL v10.0.154
  • Fixes 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 web site at any time. Customers running v9 or older of Predator MDC should contact us at sales@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 is now available. 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.

  • Adds ProgramWait support
  • Adds Timeout support
  • Improves Documentation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.11 of Predator Touch HMI from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at sales@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 is now available. This upgrade adds 3 additional prompting options. These improvements are for customers that require simple operator input from their HMIs.

  • Adds \LastPrompt support
  • Adds \LastFileOpen support
  • Adds \LastFileSave support
  • Adds MDCDNC.ini example
  • Improves Documentation

Customers on software maintenance can download and install v11.0.0.9 of Predator Touch HMI from our web site at any time. Customers running v10 or older of Predator Touch HMI should contact us at sales@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 is now available. 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.

  • Adds \Prompt support
  • Adds \FileOpen support
  • Adds \FileSave support
  • Adds DNC.ini example
  • Improves Documentation

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