PROSOFT CONFIGURATION BUILDER README

ProSoft Configuration Builder 4.5.0.0
README File

This README file contains information you should know before you install or upgrade to ProSoft Configuration Builder 4.5.0.0. This file also contains information that may not be available in other ProSoft documentation. Visit ProSoft Technology for the most current information about the ProSoft Configuration Builder.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Forward Compatibility:

Always back up any PPF files before editing them with a new version of PCB. In some cases, PPF files edited and saved with newer versions of PCB may no longer be compatible with older versions of PCB.
The latest version of PCB is always the recommended platform for the latest functionality support. The current PCB Version is 4.5.0.0

If upgrading from very old versions of PCB v2.0.1 or earlier:

For the PTQ-PDPMV1 module: The .XSY and .XFM files used by Unity Pro, generated and exported by ProSoft Configuration Builder versions 2.0.2 and newer, are NOT COMPATIBLE or INTERCHANGEABLE with earlier versions of .XSY and .XFM files generated by PCB versions 2.01, or earlier. The newer .XSY and .XFM files contain new Unity Pro data types, function blocks, and data structures that did not exist in the older versions of these files, created by older versions of PCB (please see PCB Version 2.0.2 for specific details).
If upgrading from a PCB version older than v2.0.2, please be sure to verify your PROFIBUS configuration and re-export the Unity Pro .XSY and .XFM processor files and upgrade your Unity Pro project, to be sure you are using the latest enhanced versions of these files.

Compatible Operating Systems

System requirements in this document are subject to change and do not represent a commitment to support any particular software or hardware.

·         Windows 10 Pro x64

·         Windows 7 Pro x64

·         Windows 7 Pro x86

·         Windows XP Pro SP2

NOTE: To use PCB under the Windows 7 OS, you must be sure to install PCB using the "Run as Administrator" option. To find this option, right-click on the Setup.exe installer program icon. In the context menu, you will see the "Run as Administrator" option. Left-click to use this install option. Be aware, you must install using this option even if you are already logged in as an Administrator on your network or personal computer (PC). Using the "Run as Administrator" option will allow the PCB installer to create folders and files on your PC with proper permissions and security. If you do not use the "Run as Administrator" option, PCB may appear to install correctly; but you will receive numerous, repeating file access errors whenever PCB is running, especially when changing configuration screens. If this happens, to eliminate the errors, you will have to completely uninstall PCB and then re-install using the "Run as Administrator" option.

 

 

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Upgrade Information for PCB version 4.5.0.0 (August 2020)

Known Problems and Limitations

Detailed Reason(s) For Change

Module(s) Affected

New Feature(s)

Previously Released Versions of ProSoft Configuration Builder

PCB version 4.4.24.24

PCB version 4.4.24.23

PCB version 4.4.24.22

PCB version 4.4.24.10

PCB version 4.4.23

PCB version 4.4.17

PCB version 4.4.15

PCB version 4.4.13

PCB version 4.4.6

PCB version 4.4.4

PCB version 4.4.3

PCB version 4.4.1

PCB version 4.3.5

PCB version 4.3.4

PCB version 4.3.3

PCB version 4.1.2

PCB version 4.1.1

PCB version 4.1.0

PCB version 4.0.4

PCB version 4.0.2

PCB version 2.3.2

PCB version 2.3.1

PCB version 2.2.2

PCB version 2.2.1.9

PCB version 2.2.1

PCB version 2.2.0

PCB version 2.1.9.1

PCB version 2.1.9

PCB version 2.1.8

PCB version 2.1.7

PCB version 2.1.6

PCB version 2.1.5

PCB version 2.1.4

PCB version 2.1.3

PCB version 2.1.2

PCB version 2.1.1

PCB version 2.1.0

PCB version 2.0.15

PCB version 2.0.14

PCB version 2.0.13.1

PCB version 2.0.13

PCB version 2.0.12

PCB version 2.0.11

PCB version 2.0.10

PCB version 2.0.9

PCB version 2.0.8

PCB version 2.0.7

PCB version 2.0.6

PCB version 2.0.5

PCB version 2.0.4

PCB version 2.0.3

PCB version 2.0.2

PCB version 2.0.1

PCB version 2.0.0

PCB version 4.4.23

PCB version 2.0.0

Upgrade Information for PCB Version 4.5.0.0 (August 2020)

Known Anomalies:

1.    Possible issues with earlier versions of Windows XP and the installation of ProSoft fdt Configuration Manager. If installing ProSoft Configuration Builder in an XP OS, make sure the OS is updated with the latest Service Packs and .NET Framework.

2.      Configuration Download using Serial Com port not working in 5204-DFNT-PDPMV1

3.    The PLX32-EIP-MBTCP-UA Security Jumper (J3) will NOT prohibit the user from accomplishing a Cold Boot option from the diagnostic screen of PCB.

 

Detailed Reason(s) For Change

The following changes were implemented for PCB v4.5.0.0: (August 2020):

1.     Addition support of module PLX32-EIP-104.

2.     Addition support of module PLX32-MBTCP-104.

3.     Enhancement: Database update to support 10,000 Database addresses.

4.     Enhancement: Backward compatibility to support conversion of legacy module (5201-DFNT-104S) to enhanced module (PLX32-EIP-104).

5.     Enhancement: Backward compatibility to support conversion of legacy module (5201-MNET-104S) to enhanced module (PLX32-MBTCP-104).

 

Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

All Units

All Versions

4.5.0.0

5201-DFNT-104S

All Versions

4.5.0.0

5201-MNET-104S

All Versions

4.5.0.0

PLX32-EIP-104

All Versions

4.5.0.0

PLX32-MBTCP-104

All Versions

4.5.0.0

 

New Feature(s)

The following new feature was implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.5.0.0

1.    Implementation of new UI for Ethernet Configuration for PLX32-EIP-104 and PLX32-MBTCP-104.

2.    Implementation of “Number of ports” selection feature for PLX32-EIP-104 and PLX32-MBTCP-104.

 

Previously Released Versions of ProSoft Configuration Builder

 

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.24.24 (May 2020)

Detailed Reason(s) For Change

The following changes were implemented for PCB v4.4.24.24: (May 2020):

6.     Corrected issue: Fixed the issue of no GUI indication for the dialog boxes that resizable. Added a gripper in the bottom right corner.(ISW-4).

7.     Corrected issue: Fixed the delete confirmation Message box when any module is being deleted. (ISW-102)

8.     Corrected issue: Fixed the issue of the range of internal address for different Modbus Function value in MVI56E-MNETC. (ISW-10)

9.     Corrected issue: Fixed the issue of data flashing to zero when counts under 60 (AOI issue) (ISW-165).

10.  Corrected issue: Fixed assigning temporary IP Address in ProSoft Discovery Service (ISW-34).

 

Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

All Units

All Versions

4.4.24.24

MVI56E-MNETC

All Versions

4.4.24.24

 

New Feature(s)

No new features were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.24.24

 

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.24.23 (March 2020)

Detailed Reason(s) For Change

The following changes were implemented for PCB v4.4.24.23: (March 2020):

1.     Corrected issue: Fixed the uploading issues when uploading from a different PLX82-EIP/MBTCP-PNC module to a new project that has a PLX82-EIP/MBTCP-PNC module already pre-configured (ISW-5).

2.     Corrected issue: Fixed PCB download/upload issue over high-latency networks (ISW-6)

3.     Corrected issue: Fixed the issue of PCB keeps existing PROFIBUS DP configuration for the MVI56-PDPMV1, PTQ-PDPMV1, MVI69-PDPMV1. (ISW-11)

4.     Corrected issue: Fixed the issue when upload is performed on a module, it prompts for save as dialogue, saving the new uploaded project overwrites the old project file (ISW-90).

 

Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

All Units

All Versions

4.4.24.23

ALL PDPMV1 platform units

All Versions

4.4.24.23

ALL PNC platform units

All Versions

4.4.24.23

 

New Feature(s)

No new features were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.24.23

 

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.24.22 (March 2020)

Detailed Reason(s) For Change

The following changes were implemented for PCB v4.4.24.22: (March 2020):

1.         Enhancement: Added support for the MVI56E-GEC product. It supports the conversion between MVI56-GEC and MVI56E-GEC.

2.        Enhancement: Added support for the MVI69E-GEC product. It supports the conversion between MVI69-GEC and MVI69E-GEC.

3.        Enhancement: Added support for the MVI69E-GSC product. It supports the conversion between MVI69-GSC and MVI69E-GSC.

4.        Enhancement: Added Legacy support to MVI69E-MBS. It allows user to convert their existing MVI69-MCM product configuration from Legacy to the new MVI69E-MBS Enhanced product.

5.        Enhancement: Added Legacy support to MVI69E-MBTCP. It allows user to convert their existing MVI69-MNET product configuration from Legacy to the new MVI69E-MBTCP Enhanced product.

6.        Enhancement: Added field “Mode: Legacy” when MVI69E-MBS and MVI69E-MBTCP are configured in Legacy mode.

7.        Enhancement: Improved filtering in the module selection dialogue (ISW-2).

8.        Corrected issue: Fixed Download issue with 5204-DFNT-PDPMV1 (ISW-1).

9.        Corrected issue: Fixed the issue if user has a module selected and clicks 'New' file but selects 'Cancel', module select window still appears (ISW-15).

10.      Corrected issue: Fixed the issue If TSAP value is empty in the SIE command for non-S7-200 command reports -45 error (ISW-10).

11.      Corrected issue: Fixed the issue of PCB not reporting subnet warnings for the PLX32 Series Gateways if the User makes the mistake of setting both ETH ports on the same IP Subnet (ISW-3)

12.      Corrected issue: Set the limit of 80 characters for module name (X386-214).

13.      Corrected issue: Added the warning if server port value is configured as 80 for MVI56E-GEC and MVI69E-GEC modules (X386-343)

Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

All Units

All Versions

4.4.24.22

5204-DFNT-PDPMV1

All Versions

4.4.24.22

ALL PLX32 platform units

All Versions

4.4.24.22

MVI56E-GEC

All Versions

4.4.24.22

MVI69E-GEC

All Versions

4.4.24.22

MVI69E-MBS

1.10.021

4.4.24.22

MVI69E-MBTCP

1.10.007

4.4.24.22

 

New Feature(s)

No new features were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.24.22

 

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.24.10 (October 2019)

Detailed Reason(s) For Change

The following changes were implemented for PCB v4.4.24.10: (October 2019):

1.  Corrected issue: Issue when creating Multiple PLX82-EIP/MBTCP-PNC modules in the same project. PCB now creates individual fdt project files with an ending suffix value

2.   Corrected issue: PCB downloads correct wattcp.cfg file to MVI56E modules

3.   Corrected issue: Fixed download issue with MVI69-DFCM

4.   Corrected issue: Fixed MVI69x-MBTCP Function Code 5 command bit write in Pass-Through Mode

5.   Corrected issue: Fixed incorrect description in Message Box for PROFINET modules

6.   Corrected issue: Adding a Project by Right-click deletes and/or closes entire project file

7.   Corrected issue: Internal address range for SIE protocol was changed

8.   Change to database: PCB missing setting for Modbus Pass-Through (PLX31-MBTCP-MBS)

9.   Change to database: Updated PCB parameter definition for SIE protocol modules regarding the TSAP value for non-S7-200 commands

10.Change to database: Fixed database description for MVI56E-MNETC

11.Change to database: Fixed database Slave Address definition for most Modbus TCP/IP devices

12.Change to database: Fixed database configuration for PLX82-EIP-PNC Class3 Commands

13.Change to database: Fixed database configuration for SIE Client commands - Command Error Delay Upper Limit

14.Change to database: Fixed database coil address limit for the MVI69E-MBTCP

15.Enhancement: Added Module descriptions to PCB for more products

16.Enhancement: Improved PCB creation of controller tags, by removing hyphens from the module name which are consider invalid by RSLogix

17.Enhancement: Extended the maximum register count for SIE commands from 122 to 222, allowing for SIEMENS processor upper limit

Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

All units

All versions

4.4.24

PLX31-MBTCP-MBS

1.04.008

4.4.24

MVI69-DFCM

1.70

4.4.24

PLX31-MBTCP-MBS

1.04.003

4.4.24

PLX31-EIP-SIE

1.04.003

4.4.24

 

MVI69x-MBTCP/MBS AOI Upgrade

Module

AOI Version

PCB Version

MVI69x-MBTCP

1.4

4.4.24

MVI69x-MBS

1.3

4.4.24

New Feature(s)

The following new feature was implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.24

  1. Implemented new configuration parameters for the PLX31-MBTCP-MBS PassThrough functionality

 

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.23 (January 2019)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.23

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.23 (January 2019):

1.    Corrected issue: Upload of module's configuration is identified in PCB as incorrect module type .

2.    Corrected issue: Clicking on Configure deletes path and/or deletes Profibus configuration for the 5204-DFNT-PDPMV1 unit .

3.    Corrected issue: User is no longer required to run the PCB Installation as Administrator.

4.    Added HART protocol command definitions for the 5207-DFNT-HART unit .

5.    Added parameters on the database to control the Enable/Disable for TCP window scaling and time sync .

6.    Change to the database for RTS/CTS Hardware Handshaking for the 5201-MNET-ASCII module .

7.    Change to the database for the scaling of HART Process Variable in the 5208-DFNT-HART .

8.    Change of description text for Modbus Conditional Command used by the PLX31-EIP-MBS .

Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

All units

All versions

4.4.23

5201-MNET-ASCII

2.45

4.4.23

5204-DFNT-PDPMV1

2.47

4.4.23

5207-DFNT-HART

2.54

4.4.23

5208-DFNT-HART

2.54

4.4.23

PLX31-EIP-MBS

1.03.000

4.4.23

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New Feature(s)

1.    No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.17

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.17 (February 2018)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.17

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.17 (February 2018):

1.    Fixes issue found while uploading configurations.

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

ALL PLX30 platform units

1.03.000

4.4.17

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New Feature(s)

1.    No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.17

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.15 (December 2017)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.15

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.15 (December 2017):

1.    Increased the communication reliability for uploading configuration from units.

2.    Added support for PLX32-EIP-MBTCP-UA.

3.    Added CIP Extension support for Ethernet/IP modules used in the PLX30 platform.

4.    "Comment" section in the project doesn't retain text if ":" character is used.

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

ALL PLX30 platform units

1.03.000

4.4.15

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New Feature(s)

1.    Added support for Launching ProSoft OPC Application.

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.13 (November 2017)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.13

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.13 (November 2017):

1.    Increased the communication reliability for uploading configuration from units.

2.    Added support for PLX32-EIP-MBTCP-UA.

3.    Added CIP Extension support for Ethernet/IP modules used in the PLX30 platform.

4.    "Comment" section in the project doesn't retain text if ":" character is used.

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

PLX32-EIP-MBTCP-UA

1.00.000

4.4.13

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New Feature(s)

1.    Added support for Launching ProSoft OPC Application.

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.6 (June 2017)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.6

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.6 (June 2017):

1.    Added support for the following PROFINET modules: PLX82-EIP-PNC and PLX82-MBTCP-PNC

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

PLX82-EIP-PNC

1.02.001

4.4.6

PLX82-MBTCP-PNC

1.02.001

4.4.6

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New Feature(s)

1.    Added support for Launching ProSoft FDT Application.

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.4 (June 2016)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.4

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.4 (June 2016):

1.    Fixed the Ethernet CMD addressing problem.

2.    Improved command line processor that is required by the new PCB Launch App

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

PLX31-MBTCP-PND

N/A

4.4.4

PLX31-EIP-SIE

N/A

4.4.4

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New Feature(s)

No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.4

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.3 (January 2016)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.3

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.3 (January 2016):

1.    Added SNTP support for MVI56E-61850S.

2.    Update PDS (v1.1.5.1)

3.    Database changes PTQ-104S for monitor control points

4.    Database changes to MVI69-GSC for parity bit

5.    Database change for 5204-MCM4-DFCM4

6.    Improved functionality to allow client commands to route to different subnets

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ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.4.1 (September 2015)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.4.1

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.4.1 (September 2015):

1.    Added support for new profinet module.

2.    Database changes for 5205-101S-PDPS

3.    Support for ICX35 in discovery service

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ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.3.5 (April 2015)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.3.5

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.3.5 (April 2015):

1.    Added support for MVI56E-61850S.

2.    New parameters were added to the database for 5201-MNET-DNPS

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Module(s) Affected

 

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

PLX31-PND-MBS

1.00

4.3.5

PLX31-PND-MBS4

1.00

4.3.5

PLX31-MBTCP-PND

1.00

4.3.5

PLX32-MBTCP-PND

1.00

4.3.5

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New Feature(s)

No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.3.5

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.3.4 (August 2014)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.3.4

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.3.4 (August 2014):

1.    Added support for MVI56E-61850S.

2.    New parameters were added to the database for 5201-MNET-DNPS

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

MVI56E-61850S

1.00

4.3.4

5201-MNET-DNPS

2.52

4.3.4

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New Feature(s)

No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.3.4

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.3.3 (July 2014)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.3.3

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.3.3 (July 2014):

1.    Added support for the following modules: PLX32-EIP-MBS, PLX32-EIP-MBTCP and PLX32-EIP-SIE.

2.    Fixes a download issue when using PTQ-PDPMV1 on a Hotstand-by application

3.    Added support for PLX31-EIP-PND

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

PTQ-PDPMV1

1.44.000

4.3.3

PLX32-EIP-MBTCP

1.00.020

4.3.3

PLX32-EIP-MBS

1.01.015

4.3.3

PLX32-EIP-SIE

1.00.016

4.3.3

PLX31-EIP-PND

1.00.030

4.3.3

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New Feature(s)

No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.3.3

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.1.2 (February 2014)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.1.2

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.1.2 (February 2014):

1.    Fixes issue with the exporting of PTQ-PDPMV1 data map files

2.    Fixes a diagnostic IP issue when using PTQ-PDPMV1 on a Hotstand-by application

3.    Fixes issue with Class 1 Ethernet/IP connection Timeout

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

PTQ-PDPMV1

1.44

4.1.2

PLX31-EIP-ASCII

1.01.140

4.1.2

PLX31-EIP-MBS

1.01.158

4.1.2

PLX31-EIP-MBTCP

1.01.140

4.1.2

PLX31-EIP-SIE

1.01.157

4.1.2

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New Feature(s)

No new features were added to ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.1.2

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.1.1 (October 2013)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.1.1

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.1.1 (October 2013):

1.    Fixes issue with PLX31-EIP-MBTCP when configured with function code 332

2.    Fixes a crash issue when opening an existing project file

3.    Creates new AOI for MVI56-PDPMV1

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Module(s) Affected

Module

Module Firmware Version

PCB Version

MVI56-PDPMV1

1.38

4.1.1

PLX31-EIP-MBTCP

1.01.137

4.1.1

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New Feature(s)

New Modules added : MVI69E-MBTCP and MVI69L-MBTCP

ProSoft Configuration Builder Version 4.1.0 (December 2012)

Detailed Reasons(s) For Change - v4.1.0

The following changes were implemented for ProSoft Configuration Builder version 4.1.0 (December 2012):

1.    Added new product MVI69E-MBTCP & MVI69L-MBTCP

2.    Added Hotstandby support PTQ-104C & PTQ-104S

3.    New Features MVI56E-MNETC

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Module(s) Affected

Module