2018-03 Waves4

by Beheerder on 24 March 2018 04:39
The new 5.0.0 release of Waves4 will soon become available. In this release a considerable amount of new features are added. The most important addition is the ability of selecting and loading of historical wave data. Also, a number of widgets intended for the CAT4 option are already added. An overview of the new additions is given below. - - 

- Selection and loading of historical wave data;
- Bright new look and feel of the widgets;
- Iridium SBD communication for DWR4 and DWR MkIII buoys;
- GSM SMS communications for DWR MkIII buoys;
- Non-SI units (°C /°F) supported in graphs and tables;
- A watch circle is available in the GPS widget;
- An autonomous drift alarm is added for live data;
- Zoom functionality in the graphs is added;
- Legends and markers are now available for trend widgets;
- A widget for sea surface temperature as well as air temperature (CAT4) is added;
- A monthly report of air temperatures is added (CAT4);
- The directional wave spectrum is now available as contour plot, both polar and rectangular;
- Linux support for Debian Jessie and Stretch, and Ubuntu Trusty and Xenial;
- Windows support for Windows 7, 8, and 10.

 Simultaneously, a new release of the libDatawell library is available (version 0.30.0). The 5.0.0 version of Waves4 will be available on our website when released:




Many Waveriders we supplied have been equipped with a Superstar GPS receiver. Recently it has come to our attention that the Superstar generates a faulty date in the logger files. The problem can be explained by an unexpected “GPS week rollover”. The internal date obtained from the GPS satellite system is incorrect. Typically the date is set to the year 2096. To convert the incorrect data we are currently developing a software tool. The only solution to this problem however is to replace the Superstar GPS receiver. The Superstar position module must be replaced with the µBlox GPS receiver (DWR-MKIII and WR-SG). The µBlox GPS receiver was introduced in the beginning of 2012.