CIT Update Q1-2014

We've found a few issues to fix since the big update a few weeks ago, and we added a few new features along the way.  Here is the list for this update.  The release notes are below.

  • The prior update for the DCAP could cause your custom daily report to be replaced with a default version.  That has been fixed, however we recommend you re-upload your custom report after performing a DCAP update.
  • A carriage return will once again select the next cell in the Node View
  • Non-communicating units are now displayed in the Monitor View tab.  No longer do you need to go to the Node View tab to see non-comms, while you then look at the Monitor View to see the weakly communicating units.
  • We added a few more scroll bars in windows when the CIT is run on laptops with smaller screens.
  • You can now start multiple instances of the CIT, allowing you to view different sites at the same time.
  • The Hawaii time zone has been added
  • An audit trail history of configuration updates by user name and date is available in the upper right area of the Site Configuration tab.
  • A number of subtle bugs in the new Filtering function have been fixed. 


Initial Release notes for

January 28, 2014

Welcome to the new Tehama CIT software version  Many of the enhancement ideas came from your great feedback, so keep your comments coming!  The enhancements in this release include:

  •  Colors have been added to the various tabs to help you navigate.
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  • Search boxes to quickly find various data have been added.  In the Site List, you can search on DCAP name, Property ID, Access Code, or IP address.  In the grid views, you can search on any field such as Apartment Number or DeviceID.

Whenever a grid is displayed in the main Panel, a Find Box will appear at the top right corner of the main panel. This feature allows you to quickly highlight the cells containing a specific string in any of the grid fields.

Steps to using Search:

Enter the desired string in the Find box, hit Enter.

The cells containing the string will be highlighted:

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Use the Find Next button to scroll through each highlighted cell.

Note that for each cell the corresponding graph (when existing) will automatically open and the corresponding MDT will be highlighted in the tree view.

There is also a Find box in the Site List tab, allowing you to easily find a site by Access Code, Site Name, etc.

  • A Filtering feature has been added so you can restrict the displayed data in the main grid to specific devices.  For example you can choose to see only uncommissioned MDTs, only Inovonics® PMTs, or only missing units.  You can even filter on values, such as MDTs below a specified battery voltage.
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You can either choose from several preset filters (Simple filters) or you can easily define your own (Custom filters.  The filter is defined in the Filter settings tab below the main grid.

Simple filters:

By selecting the Simple Mode radio button, you get access to several useful filters.

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You can choose to display only:

  • Commissioned, Uncommissioned or both device
  • A specific type of device: MDTs, PMTs, Repeaters or RPMT
  • Devices with a Battery voltage below 2.2 V or/and a link quality below 40
  • Specific Status icon
  • Or any combination of those criteria.

After selecting the desired combination of criteria, click on Turn ON Filtering to enable the filtering of the data in the main Grid.

Custom filters:

By selecting the Custom Mode radio button, you can define your own set of criteria.

To edit each criterion, click on the first line and select the parameter to filter on in the dropdown list:

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Click then on the second line and select the operator in the dropdown list:

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And finally enter the constant in the 3rd cell– in our example we are defining a filter criteria to display only the devices whose Radio ID contains 81.  You can add up to 10 criteria to your filter.

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To disable an existing criterion, return its first line value to “unused”.  Once your set is defined, click on Turn ON Filtering to filter data in the Main grid.

You can also save your filter setting in a CSV file by clicking on Save Filter Setting, which will allow you to reuse the filter at a later time by clicking on Get Filter Setting and choosing your file.

When using a filter, the Tab names will be in between stars to remind you that you are viewing data in a filtered mode. To turn off the filtering, simply click on the filter settings tab and Turn OFF Filtering.

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  • RF information of RSSI and Link Quality values can be displayed as the average (like before) or just the most recent value.  By clicking on the Options menu you can select which value is displayed:
  • Uncommissioned PMTs can be filtered out in situations where there are neighboring property units showing up.
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It is recommended to remove the uncommissioned Inovonics® devices from the CIT by checking the check box above the Network Tree – it will keep potential neighboring properties devices and their data from cluttering your network.  Checking this box will remove the Monitor Data for UnCommissioned PMT and RPMTs in the CIT.

 This can be useful when you are in an environment where there are "Neighboring" properties with sensor networks that include PMTs and RPMTs. These "Neighbor" PMT and RPMT nodes can be picked up via the Receiver attached to your DCAP. The DCAP has no real way of knowing that these PMT/RPMTs are from a "Neighbor" network. So it saves this data as it would for any Monitor Data received from a PMT/RPMT. The result is, you can get a lot of "Neighbor" nodes cluttering up the network tree and the Data Grid Views. Checking this box will remove this "extraneous" Monitor Data.

UnChecking this box will allow you to view Monitor Data for UnCommissioned PMT and RPMTs in the CIT.


  • Building and Apt information is displayed on all graphs.
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  • A Daily Report file can now be created from the Monitor Data Views in the CIT.

By right clicking on the grid information displayed in the Monitor Data tab, a popup menu appears and one of the options is Generate Report.  Upon selecting this menu option, a *.csv file can be created with the data from the grid.  Note that which data is displayed in the grid is configurable using the other menu choices.

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  • The Sensus protocol has been added to the monitoring of our Encoder MDT product.
  • Inovonics FA and ES Repeater status is now available in the daily report file.
  • An FAQ link has been added under the Help menu.

Note: As part of the prior release, the CIT automatically checks for updates every time you launch the CIT.  Therefore, the next time you launch the CIT, you will be notified that the new version is ready and you will be prompted to restart the CIT for the update to take effect.  The update also includes a firmware update for the DCAP, and you will be notified when to update DCAPs as you connect to them