EMCO Ping Monitor - What's New in Version 4.4

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 4.4 (December 30, 2010)

Sound notifications

Now you can enable sound notifications along with balloon tips and e-mail messages. The sound alerts can be played when the connection is lost or restored and when the terminate action alert occurs. For each notification it is possible to choose from one of the system sounds to be played.

In the Professional edition of the application you can override global sound notification settings and define individual settings for hosts.

Hosts import and export

This version of the application comes with a built-in ability of export and import of hosts information. The hosts can be exported to XML or CSV format. The file format is detected automatically during further import.

Using import abilities you can add multiple hosts to Ping Monitor fast and easy from the file created during export or manually.

Connection status decoration

In addition to decoration of the host connection status using the status icon it is now possible to highlight the hosts connection status is lost for with red color, and hosts connection status is probably lost for with yellow color.

Monitoring pause

Now you can pause the monitoring process. The auto-pause feature is also introduced to extend available auto-stop functionality. When the monitoring is paused the ping statistics is not changed - such host is marked italic in the hosts table.

New and improved features

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

  • Ability to define ping packet size along with the time to live (TTL) is introduced.
  • Ping statistics report is extended to provide more information on statistics for a report interval.

Resolved issues

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

  • Error while maintaining data for On Outages Limit auto-stop condition check
  • Wrong validation of mail recipients fields while adding a host with Professional Edition
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