What’s New – V4.2 | Enhanced Integrated and Interactive Platform Features

Mised The V 4.1.13 Announcement?

In XMPro’s V4.1.13 release, we’ve added new features that make it easier than ever to create a real-time common operating picture of your business.

For the full summary of this release, please see our release notes.

App Designer

Azure Digital Twin Hierarchy Block

This new block in the XMPro App Designer toolbox allows you to connect your asset hierarchy in Azure Digital Twins to your time series data in Azure Data Explorer (all without coding).
You can now visually navigate your asset hierarchy across regions, plants and sites and compare parameters across different assets.

Image Map Block

The updated Image Map block allows you to overlay dynamic and static content onto a background image. You can add indicators that change color onto assets in your plant, show text values that update with live sensor data and move markers based on x and y coordinates in a database.

The new version of this block maintains the aspect ratio for both the background image and overlay content, making it much simpler to create a design that works on different screen sizes.

Unity Block

Take advantage of the Unity platform and performance improvements with the new Unity block that supports Unity 2020 and above.

The legacy Unity block is still available for use in your existing applications.

Connector Logs

Spend less time troubleshooting in the XMPro App Designer with the new Connector Logs feature. Whether you’re an App composer, the developer writing a new Connector, or an Administrator, you can now easily view messages generated by a Connector.

Data Stream Designer

‘Started On’ Stream Metric

Stream Metrics provide helpful information about the health of your Data Stream. We’ve added a Started On metric that shows the number of Stream Hosts on which the Data Stream started vs the total number of Stream Hosts online across all Collections.

This metric is especially useful to alert you when the Data Stream is first published that it failed to start on one or more Stream Hosts.

Subscription Manager

Sync Business Roles to Azure Active Directory

We’re continuously working to simplify access management for our users. If you’re using Azure AD as your External Identity Provider, you can now manage your XMPro business roles from within Azure AD as well.

You can set this up by specifying a claim name that Azure AD or the graph API will pass to the XMPro Subscription Manager. When a user logs in, Subscription Manager will look at the value specified in the Azure AD claim and assign them to the XMPro Business Role with the same name.

In XMPro’s V4.2 release, we’ve added new features to better manage recommendation alerts, integrations and users, so that building your integrated and interactive common operating picture has never been easier.

For the full summary of this release, please see our release notes.

App Designer

Recommendation and Alert Scoring

Fig 1. Recommendation Alerts list

Fig 2. Score Factor Matrix

Better prioritize assigned recommendation alerts with our latest feature, “recommendation alert ranking”. This feature will rank your recommendation alerts,  helping the alert recipient prioritize it according to importance.

As a recommendation author, you can assign a calculated score value to an alert, you can have more detailed control over its importance level. This score also helps the alert recipient to understand its relative importance.

The values used to score a recommendation alert, are added to the following areas;

  • Recommendation 
  • Recommendation Category
  • Recommendation Rule
  • Recommendation Optional

Auto-Assigning of an Escalated Recommendation Alert

Fig 3. Auto-Assigning of an Escalated Recommendation Alert

This new feature enables an author to auto-assign a recommendation alert from an existing rule to a user, which is managed as a timeline entry. This provides greater visibility and interaction across the platform.

This feature is simply implemented by checking “enable execution order” and “auto-escalate” with stipulated rules.

Query Optimization for AD

Fig 4. Query Optimization for AD

Improve performance and surface AD queries quicker with a streamlined Entity Framework settings for database queries. 

Subscription Manager

New Permission – Hide Users outside of Business Role

Fig 5. New Permission – Hide Users Outside of Business Roles

We’re continuously improving our user control and management for a more interactive platform. This new permission prevents users’ information being exposed to users who are not in the same business role group or any of the parent business role groups. 

Visual Indicator of an Agent’s Category

Fig 6. Agent Category Visual Indicator

Enhance your integration management with our new colour palette added as a visual indicator of an agents’ category. This feature will better enable the user to easily discriminate between the listeners, context providers, transformations etc.