VDS Release Information


Release 8

New Release R8.01

VDS has been enhanced to support the latest environment.

  • Support for Windows 10
    - Supported edition of Windows 10:
    Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB (*) (x64) / Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 LTSB (x64)
    (*) LTSB: Long Term Servicing Branch. Mainly for mission-critical systems. Feature updates are not applied but quality updates are available.
  • Support for OPC DA Automation Interface. NET Application
    - Support for OPCDAAuto.dll

Release 7

New release R7.50

VDS has been enhanced to improve ease of use.

  • VDS Viewer enhancement
    - Addition of supporting Java script (pull-down menu display, calling full-screen display)
    - Calling sub dialog for display position
  • Support of new environments
    - Visual Studio 2015
    - Excel 2016

New Release R7.40

VDS has been enhanced to support the latest environment.

  • Java 8 supported
    - The latest major release of Java is now supported.
  • Communication Function Enhancement
    - MELSEC driver now supports more Q series and L series CPUs.

New Release R7.30

VDS has been enhanced to improve ease of use.

  • Enhancement :
    - Windows 7 64-bit support
    - Java 7 support
    - Excel 2013 support
    - Visual Studio 2013 and .NET framework 3.5 SP1 support

New Release R7.20

VDS has been enhanced to improve ease of use.

  • Enhancement :
    - VDS Viewer Startup Configuration File Editor
      Dialogue windows for configuring VDS Viewer startup have been added.

  • Easy opening of other applications
    Other applications can be easily opened by touching or clicking the corresponding touch area or button in the graphic window. 


New Release R7.10

VDS supports the latest development environment.

STARDOM VDS now fully supports Windows 7

  • SYSMAC Driver (NT356AJ)
    - A Windows 7 version of the SYSMAC driver is now available.

New Release R7.01

STARDOM VDS now supports Windows 7 and the latest devices.

Changes in PC Environment / Support of New Devices

  • VDS HMI client changed from Internet Explorer to VDS Viewer
    - The VDS HMI client has been changed from Internet Explorer ( + Java plug-in ) to VDS Viewer, a Java-based viewer developed by Yokogawa.From this release, Internet Explorer is no longer required. The limitations of using Internet Explorer in the combination with OS have been eliminated.There is no change in the graphic engineering tool (Graphic Designer), and graphic files created with R6 and earlier are compatible with VDS Viewer.
     
  • Windows 7 now supported
    - VDS R7.01 is compatible with Windows 7. From this release, the following Windows editions are supported:
       - Windows 7 Professional (32 bit)
    - Windows XP Professional SP3
     
  • Improved VDS Trend Package (NT302AJ)
       - To improve visibility on large displays, an extra-large trend primitive has been added.
     
  • Updated MELSEC driver (NT351AJ)
       - Support of the following MELSEC CPUs has been added:
           - Q Series: Q50UDEH, Q100UDEH
     
  • Windows 7 now supported
    - FCN/FCJ R3.10 is compatible with Windows 7. From this release, the following Windows editions are supported:
       - Windows 7 Professional (32 bit)
       - Windows XP Professional SP3
     
  • Improved Report Package (NT301AJ)
    - Compatible with Excel 2010. From this release, the following Excel versions are supported:
       - Excel 2010 (32 bit)
       - Excel 2007 SP2
     
  • Improved OPC Data Link Package for .NET (NT336AJ)
    - Compatible with Visual Studio 2010. From this release, the following Visual Studio versions are supported:
       - Visual Studio 2010
       - Visual Studio 2008

Release 6

New Release R6.30

VDS supports the latest devices.

New PC Environment and Device

MELSEC Driver (NT351AJ) improvement
Number of connectable MELSEC PLCs with VDS are increased by encompassing EZSocket Ver. 3.0.

  • CPU
    Q Series
      -Q10UDEH, Q20UDEH
      -Q00UJ, Q00U, Q01U, Q10UDH, Q20UDH
    L Series
      - L02, L26-BT

New Release R6.20

VDS supports the latest PC environment and devices

  • New PC Environment
    - PC Data Link Package for .NET package supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
       - OPC Data Link Package for .NET supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 becomes out of support.
    - MELSEC Driver supports more MELSEC CPUs
       - More MELSEC CPUs are supported incorporating the latest EZSocket. 

New Release R6.10

VDS supports the latest PC environment: Windows Vista

  • New PC Environment
    Support new Windows OS

    VDS R6.10 is compliant with Windows XP SP3 and runs with the combination of the following Windows OS and IE version
Windows OS VDS HMI Supported Browser
 Windows Vista (Business Edition) SP1   Internet Explorer 7 
 Windows XP (Professional ) SP2  Internet Explorer 6

 


New Release R6.01

VDS supports the latest PC environment : Windows Vista

  • New PC Environment
    Support new Windows OS
    VDS R6.01 is compliant with both Windows Vista and Windows XP and runs with the combination of the following Windows OS and IE version.
Windows OS VDS HMI Supported Browser
Windows Vista (Business Edition) SP1 Internet Explorer 7
Windows XP (Professional ) SP2 Internet Explorer 6

Note
Note1:VDS R6 will not run on Windows2000.
Note2:Only 32 bit version OS is supported. 

Release 5

New Release R5.50

VDS supports the latest computer architecture

  • New Environment
    -
    Support the latest computer architecture
       - Hyper-Threading Technology (*1)
       - Multi Processing (*2)
    - Support new environment
       - Report package supports Office 2007 (Excel 2007)
       - VDS HMI Client supports Java Plug-in 5.0

(*1) Hyper-Threading Technology is Intel's implementation of the simultaneous multithreading technology.
A single processor using Hyper-Threading Technology behaves as two virtual processors.

(*2) Multi Processing combines two separate core on the same die, each with its own cache.
Each core is independent and handles incoming data strings simultaneously to improve efficiency.


New Release R5.40

VDS supports the latest development environment.

  • New Environment
    - Visual Studio 2005 Support VDS applications are developed under the Visual Studio 2005.
    - Java Plug-in VDS supports Java Plug-in 1.4.2_09

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