Aurora On-prem Release Notes v6.1

Aurora On-prem Release Notes v6.1

Aurora On-Prem

Generator Monitoring via Camera      

The embedded frame for the web camera in the EPMS screen and the Generator details has been replaced with a link to the camera's factory website that opens in a new internet browser tab.  Since Microsoft is retiring from Internet Explorer we are no longer able to support the embedded camera frame within our application.  This now opens the option to start using Chrome as our newly supported internet browser for the Blue Pillar Aurora application.  

Viewing Camera with Chrome browser

How to view a generator by the camera in the system details.
  1. Navigate to the EPMS screen by selecting the Operations menu item and clicking on the EMPS option.

  2. Select a system to view the system details.

  3. In the event section, click on the Select a camera field and the application displays a list of cameras for the system.
  4. Select a camera and the application opens a new browser tab with the camera factory website.

  5. Go to the newly opened browser window.
  6. Enter the Username and Password.  The factory default username is admin and the password is blank.  It is possible that your IT Dept has changed the username and password for security purposes.  If so then reach out to them to get a user (non-admin) username and password.
  7. Click on the Sign in button.

  8. When the appropriate credentials are entered then a warning message is presented informing the User that Chrome may not be the best browser for viewing the camera.
  9. Click on the Ok button, essentially ignoring the message.  
  10. Depending on the camera make/model you may need to navigate the website to view the generator video feed.
How to view a generator by the camera from the generator details.
  1. Navigate to the EPMS screen by selecting the Operations menu item and clicking on the EMPS option.

  2. Select a system to view the system details.
  3. In the equipment details click on a generator and the application displays the generator details.

  4. Click on the camera icon and the application opens a new browser tab with the camera factory website.

  5. Go to the newly opened browser window.
  6. Enter the Username and Password.  The factory default username is admin and the password is blank.  It is possible that your IT Dept has changed the username and password for security purposes.  If so then reach out to them to get a user (non-admin) username and password.
  7. Click on the Sign in button.

  8. When the appropriate credentials are entered then a warning message is presented informing the User that Chrome may not be the best browser for viewing the camera.
  9. Click on the Ok button, essentially ignoring the message.
  10. Depending on the camera make/model you may need to navigate the website to view the generator video feed.
How to view a generator by the camera in a custom live view.
  1. Navigate to the Live tab.
  2. Select a Live View that includes a camera from the header list.

  3. Click on a camera icon and the application opens a new browser tab with the camera factory website.

  4. Go to the newly opened browser window.
  5. Enter the Username and Password.  The factory default username is admin and the password is blank.  It is possible that your IT Dept has changed the username and password for security purposes.  If so then reach out to them to get a user (non-admin) username and password.
  6. Click on the Sign in button.

  7. When the appropriate credentials are entered then a warning message is presented informing the User that Chrome may not be the best browser for viewing the camera.
  8. Click on the Ok button, essentially ignoring the message.  
  9. Depending on the camera make/model you may need to navigate the website to view the generator video feed.
NOTE:  Performance can be impacted if multiple camera feeds are open at the same time.  We recommend viewing one camera at a time.
If you would like to have a generator camera added to a custom live view then contact us via email at help@bluepillar.com.  

Reporting

Event Management Report

A new report called Event Management Report provides a list of generator runs for a period of time by site and system.  Check out this help article, How to run a Report, and select the new report to check it out.  

Event Compliance Reports

There have been incident reports of the event compliance reports missing vital data.  We have discovered that the timing of creating the report after an event ends needed to be delayed to allow for the data to be stored in the database.  A delay of 10 minutes has been put in place to create a buffer to allow the data from the event to get stored before the reports are created and emailed out.

Entity Description

Fire pump has been added to the ATS service branch list to select at the time of adding or modifying the entity configuration in Aurora Admin.  The ATS service branch is displayed in the ATS Entity Details of the application, on the Operations Report in the ATS specifications, and in the Event Compliance Report on the ATS page.

Technical Updates

Application Services

Blue Pillar had discovered that some of the Blue Pillar Comm Services for our application were battling with each other during startup.  So we updated our services startup to the following.
  1. Removed Kepware Control from Control Manager service.
  2. Added an early termination when BP OPC UA service does not start.
  3. Removed the Monitor Class.
  4. A New Aurora server attribute has been added to allow configuration of the gateway OPC UA heartbeat check based on the Aurora server 'Live Data Publish Rate' in the Aurora Admin Server Config Data Retrieval Settings.
  5. Fixed the missing email notifications on certifications that are about to expire.

Logos

Blue Pillar logos have been updated in various places in the application and on reports.

Remove SyncFusion dlls

The SyncFusion dlls are no longer used and need to be removed from the application code to cancel our license agreement.  Before the SyncFusion dlls could be removed the un-used energy KPI entity tags had to be removed.  As part of this release, the Energy tab and associated screens will be removed from the application. 

Here is a list of the KPI entity tags:
  1. totalBuildingEnergy/BTU
  2. totalBuildingEnergy/kW
  3. totalBuildingEnergy/kWh
  4. totalSiteEnergy/BTU
  5. totalSiteEnergy/kW
  6. totalSiteEnergy/kWh

Aurora Admin

Aurora Admin has been updated to be compatible with google chrome.  

Defect Fixes

Functional Area
Description of Bug
Gated Alarms with Time Delay

The alarm change of state was not being checked after the configured delay period was met.  The alarm was posted after the configured delay regardless of any alarm status change during the configured delay period.  
Entity Details

The entity details window size has been fixed so that all content is visible.
Initiating ATS re-assigned

When there are multiple systems in an event and the initiating ATS of one of those systems did not transfer then it could be replaced with another ATS from a different system.
Login - Change Password Security Image

The security image displayed when a password change is requested would not display using chrome as the internet browser so it has been removed.
Live ViewsFixed an issue where Live View Entity Image rules were not being applied to new Entities.

Updated the output of the trending for dicreate data to produce a .csv file showing data points for each data change the same way its displayed in the data grid in the UI.
TrendingFixed an issue where trending was not working when SyncFusion was removed so SyncFusion was added back.

Updated the output of discrete data trending to produce a .csv file showing the data points for each data change the same way it's displayed in the data grid in the UI.
Aurora Admin (internal use)Fixed the tab issue that was encountered in Classic Admin when using the Chrome browser.












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