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EMCO Ping Monitor - What's New in Version 4.6

Below you can find a list of the latest product releases. Click on the release version to see what new features, improvements and bug-fixes appeared in a particular release.
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Please note that the list of versions only contains the versions defined as major updates. Changes from minor and bug-fix releases are represented here as changes to the corresponding major update versions that include those changes.

Version 4.6.8 (December 14, 2011)

Extended list of custom actions

The supported list of custom actions was extended and now includes the 'On First Connection Failure' action. The 'On First Connection Failure' event occurs when a connection to a host fails immediately after the monitoring process is activated and in this case the specified action is executed.

Extended list of notifications

E-mail, balloon and sound notifications were extended and now can be generated for 'On First Connection' and 'On First Connection Failure' events.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Optimized system resources usage

Version 4.6.6 (September 8, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Added the Last Outage column in the table view

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Potential application hang while starting the monitoring process on Windows Vista and above

Version 4.6.4 (August 29, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Added an ability to work with Internationalized Domain Names
  • Added additional columns for the table view, such as: IP Address, DNS Name, Current Outage
  • Added a feature to copy/paste hosts and copy statistics information, optionally including column headers
  • Added integration with Windows Power Management settings to prevent switching computer to a sleep mode when monitoring is active
  • Improved monitoring statistics output to prevent its clearing after monitoring stop, so it is now possible to analyze it
  • Improved logging to include an overall ping statistics into log report
  • Improved Custom Actions to set the working directory pointing to an executable file location, if the executable path is rooted or the executable can be found in any of PATH environment variable directories
  • Improved host names input validation
  • Improved system resources usage

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Wrong date format during Application Log export
  • Wrong IP address resolution for specific hosts
  • Potential error when stopping the monitoring process

Version 4.6.2 (June 24, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved system memory usage
  • Improved integrated Help

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Outage length is calculated incorrectly in specific environments

Version 4.6.1 (June 2, 2011)

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved hosts connection status decoration to display different icon for indeterminate status

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • Potentially wrong detection of connection status change
  • Reset Statistics does not reset overall shortest and longest outages time

Version 4.6 (May 31, 2011)

Add hosts by IP range

Using the Professional version of the application you can add a group of hosts for monitoring at one step by defining an IP range. If corresponding option is enabled, IP addresses are resolved to host names. IP addresses that are failed to resolve can be skipped from adding to the list of hosts.

Application log export

Application log entries can be exported to CSV or XML files using the new Export button available on the Application Log toolbar. Pressing this button activates the Export Log Wizard that allows to select required export format and export options.

New and improved features

The below features have been introduced for the first time or significantly improved in this release:

  • Improved hosts export and import process
  • Improved support for custom screen DPI settings
  • Improved host states highlighting in the Table View to highlight paused state if the Highlight Connection Status option is enabled
  • Used more intuitive Custom Actions and Terminate Actions trigger event names

Resolved issues

This release resolves a number of issues, the most important of which are listed below:

  • The Custom Actions feature may work incorrectly for the On Connection Loss event if time restriction options are used for the Custom Actions
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