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Version 7.81.00.7630
Released on: 6/8/2017
Latest Version
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crash on playback in continuous mode
    Application could crash if playback was running in continuous mode.
    · Fixed "Invalid Configuration" message on license installation
    An "Invalid Application Configuration" message could be displayed after successful license installation. This has been fixed.
  • New Features
    · Added support for promises
    Scripts may now use promises and async/await language operators.
    · New 'delay' function
    New function delay added that returns promise, which is completed after specified number of milliseconds.
    · HTML Copy/Export in Custom View
    Custom View now supports copying/exporting selected data in HTML format. New Request View and New Console View data visualizers, which are based on Custom View, also support this feature.
  • Updated Features
    · Updated TypeScript version
    Built-in TypeScript compiler updated to version 2.3.0.
    · TCP manager renamed
    TCP Manager has been renamed to Network Manager. This only affects scripts.
    · Improved performance
    Application start-up performance has been improved.
Version 7.79.00.7520
Released on: 4/7/2017
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.74.00.7498
Released on: 3/20/2017
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
  • Updated Features
    · Improved protocol definition language
    This release adds new directives and attributes to protocol definition language, adding look-ahead support to protocol binding.
    · Improved HTTP parser
    HTTP parser has been improved.
Version 7.73.00.7436
Released on: 2/3/2017
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.72.00.7419
Released on: 12/23/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.71.00.7316
Released on: 11/9/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.70.00.7246
Released on: 9/14/2016
  • New Features
    · New script editor
    New script editor is introduced with support for auto-completion and error highlighting.
    · High-DPI Support
    This release makes Device Monitoring Studio fully compatible with high-definition displays.
  • Updated Features
    · Dropped support for Windows XP and Windows Vista
    Starting from this version, the minimum supported OS is Windows 7. Application no longer supports Windows XP and Windows Vista. The minimum supported server OS is Windows Server 2008 R2.
    · TypeScript support
    TypeScript is now always supported, the requirement to have Internet Explorer 11 installed is removed.
    · New scripting engine
    Updated scripting engine with support for ES6. This allowed us to improve various APIs provided by Device Monitoring Studio components. For example, all methods that worked with Array objects now also work with typed arrays, array buffers and data views.
Version 7.68.00.7120
Released on: 8/9/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.67.00.7069
Released on: 7/8/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.66.00.7015
Released on: 6/21/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.65.00.6954
Released on: 5/18/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Restart device not working
    Restart device command (in Dependent Devices window) now works as expected.
    · Log file playback error
    Device Monitoring Studio crashed when user attempted to play back log files with long "gaps" - periods without data.
    · Crash on startup
    Several bugs have been fixed that could cause application to crash on startup.
    · Crash on Next Connected
    "Next Connected" monitoring session could crash Device Monitoring Studio after device had been connected to the computer.
Version 7.63.00.6879
Released on: 4/13/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crashes on startup
    Several problems causing application to crash on start have been fixed.
    · Copy/Export bugs
    Several bugs in copy/export code in various data visualizers have been fixed.
    · Find Next hot key
    F3 key now correctly works as Find Next hot key in various data visualizer.
    · Crash on loading invalid workspace file
    DMS could crash if invalid workspace file was loaded.
Version 7.62.01.6830
Released on: 3/9/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several bug fixes
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.62.00.6818
Released on: 2/25/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several bug fixes
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs.
Version 7.61.00.6804
Released on: 2/20/2016
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several bug fixes
    This release fixes a number of reported and internally discovered bugs and improves performance and reliability.
Version 7.51.00.6696
Released on: 1/27/2016

This release is dedicated mostly to polishing various application features. It improves a lot of existing components by fixing bugs and memory leaks. It also significantly reduces application memory requirements and works around memory exhaustion issues, particularly on 32-bit systems.

New Features

This release introduces high-precision session time measurement mode. As of 7.51, this mode is supported by USB, Serial and Network modules. When enabled (per-session), Device Monitoring Studio uses high-precision system timer for packet time-stamping. This mode is enabled by default if Device Monitoring Studio is installed on Windows 7 or later.

Starting from 7.51, various device information is automatically saved to a log file if the Data Recording module is added to a monitoring session. This includes the Serial Device Information for serial devices and all kinds of USB descriptors for USB devices (Device Descriptor, Configuration Descriptor and HID Descriptor tool windows).

When resulting log file is later selected in the Devices tool window, corresponding tool windows are updated with saved information.

Raw Data View and Structure View data visualizers now support additional packet coloring mode. Now they allow the user to choose one of three modes: no coloring, packet interlacing (coloring odd and even packets) and read/write coloring (coloring read and write packets).

Fixed Bugs

This release fixes over 200 different bugs, including crashes. A special attention has been paid to the following:

  1. Monitoring session startup and shutdown-related issues, including crashes and hangs. This includes configuring and starting monitoring session, adding or removing data processing modules to running session and stopping monitoring session, as well as changing session's Capture Filter or visualizers' Display Filter for a running session.
  2. Capture and display filter performance.
  3. Protocol binding performance.
  4. Issues with various data visualizers. Almost every data visualizer has been optimized or fixed in some way.
  5. Workspace saving and loading issues.

Here is a short list of most remarkable fixed bugs:

Correct emergency session termination
When resources are low, Device Monitoring Studio is now more robust in stopping affected high-data rate monitoring sessions, or session processing modules. This mostly affects 32-bit systems or systems with slow secondary storage.
Log file repairing
Device Monitoring Studio has always repaired damaged log files on startup. If log file was large, it introduced a startup delay (only splash screen was visible and application appeared to be hanging). Now a progress bar is shown to tell the user that application is alive.
Operating with limited processing resources
During monitoring Device Monitoring Studio uses available disk space as configured in the Data Processing Tab (invoked by Tools » Settings menu command). We have fixed a number of bugs related to Device Monitoring Studio operation under limited settings (like 1% on a single disk and 0% on all others).
"Exporter" data processing modules: Raw Exporter, Text Exporter and Data Recording
A number of bugs have been fixed in exporter modules. CPU and memory usage have been carefully profiled and optimized.

Memory Usage Optimizations

This release also brings improvements to Device Monitoring Studio memory usage strategies. All critical paths have been carefully analyzed and profiled, resulting in memory usage savings of up to 10 times in several places. Application is now much more robust on systems with lower amount of RAM. In addition, when installed on 32-bit operating systems, application is now capable of sustaining much higher data rates during monitoring.

Reduced memory demands now also allow to start "heavier" monitoring sessions - sessions with more data processing modules, complex custom protocols and filter expressions.

Supported OSes

This release drops support for 64-bit Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. 32-bit versions of these operating systems are still supported.

Remote Source now requires at least Windows Vista and will not be installed on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

Future releases will drop support for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 entirely.

UI Layout Update

This release will install new default UI layout (tool windows and toolbars). Any user-defined layout will be overwritten.

Version 7.26.00.6304
Released on: 10/30/2015
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crash in Text Exporter
    Text Exporter crashed during network monitoring.
    · Crash after removing data processing modules from running session
    Application crashed when a data processing module was removed from a running session.
    · Invalid behavior after changing visualizer's root protocol
    When Root Protocol was changed for the active visualizer, it could result in removing all monitored packets due to incorrect interpretation of empty display filter.
    · Crash after closing Structure View or Raw Data View visualizers
    Application could crash after closing Structure View or Raw Data View visualizers.
  • Updated Features
    · Trial period extension
    Trial period has been extended to 21 days from 14 days.
Version 7.25.00.6246
Released on: 8/20/2015
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Fixed "Minimize to tray" command line switch
    Command line switch -m did not work as expected.
    · Fixed script editor auto-indentation feature
    Script editor could incorrectly apply auto-indentation in some cases.
  • Updated Features
    · Documentation for predefined fields and functions
    All predefined protocol fields and functions have been documented. Additional code cleanup for built-in protocols.
    · Typescript updated to 1.5
    Built-in Typescript compiler has been updated to version 1.5.
Version 7.22.00.6186
Released on: 7/15/2015
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Application crash if running multiple copies
    Application crashed when multiple copies were launched by different users.
    · Crash during scrolling or exporting a view in long monitoring session
    An application crash was possible when the user tried to export or scroll data window in a long monitoring session.
    · Duplicate entries in Capture Filter Intellisense
    There were duplicate items in Capture/Display Filter Intellisense window.
    · Incorrect installation state if used by different user
    Some default configuration settings were missing if application was installed under one user account and then used under another account.
    · Improved stability on startup
    Improved compatibility with third-party software that modifies application files during startup. This has caused early re-compilation of protocol definition files and could lead to crash.
  • Updated Features
    · Sorted tool windows in View » Tool Windows menu
    Tool windows in View » Tool Windows menu group are now sorted, which makes navigation easier.
Version 7.21.00.6146
Released on: 6/9/2015
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several bugs fixed
    Several reported bugs have been fixed, including application crashes.
Version 7.18.00.6071
Released on: 4/27/2015
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crash on 64-bit CPUs without support for AVX
    It was impossible to install and/or use the application on some hardware configurations (like no or disabled AVX support on CPU).
Version 7.17.00.6037
Released on: 3/6/2015
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Error copying/exporting multiple selection from Raw Data View
    Copying/exporting multiple selection produced incorrect data.
    · Additional checks for temporary folder locations
    If for some reason the default temporary disk location is unavailable, Device Monitoring Studio falls back to %TEMP% folder.
  • New Features
    · MODBUS TCP
    This release adds new protocol definition files and other supporting tools for MODBUS TCP protocol: new MODBUS communication mode, Packet Builder update to send MODBUS TCP packets and MODBUS Send window update to send MODBUS TCP packets to TCP sessions.
  • Updated Features
    · New column in exporter output
    New column containing packet time stamps has been added to Raw Exporter and Text Exporter.
    · TypeScript 1.4
    Built-in compiler for TypeScript language has been updated to version 1.4.
Version 7.15.00.5947
Released on: 9/2/2014
No changes available for this release
Version 7.15.00.5940
Released on: 8/26/2014
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Various bug fixes
    Several reported bugs have been fixed.
  • New Features
    · Custom Visualizer support (BETA)
    This release brings (beta) support for creating custom data visualizers.
  • Updated Features
    · Protocol & Script Editor
    Built-in script and protocol definition files editor now has auto-indentation feature and brace match feature.
Version 7.13.00.5866
Released on: 7/23/2014
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several bugs fixed
    Several reported bugs have been fixed, including application crashes.
  • New Features
    · Improved scripting support
    User scripts may now create, configure and start monitoring sessions. Full programming access to all monitoring session aspects, including multiple devices, source configuration, capture filters and visualizers and their configuration is provided. Scripts may be written in TypeScript language (superset of Javascript), which gives better syntax and error checking. VBScript support has been discontinued.

    Monitoring session initialization script may be automatically generated from the New Session window.

    · Built-in script editor
    Device Monitoring Studio now has a built-in script file editor, which supports syntax highlighting and marking of error locations.
Version 7.12.00.5582
Released on: 3/27/2014
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crash on session stop
    Device Monitoring Studio crashes after session with configured data logging is stopped.
    · Various playback bugs
    Several bugs and inconsistencies in Playback module have been fixed.
Version 7.12.00.5526
Released on: 3/7/2014
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Playback improvements
    The performance and stability of Playback on high speeds have been improved.
    · Coloring page fixed
    Changing font size on the Coloring page has an effect now (Tools » Settings).
    · Protocol List window fixed
    Delete now works correctly in Protocol List window.
  • Updated Features
    · Log file format change
    Due to fixing a bug in USB Monitor Playback, the format of log files has been changed. Old log files are still supported, but new log files will not be playable in previous versions of Device Monitoring Studio.
Version 7.10.00.5490
Released on: 1/14/2014
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Wrong tooltip after window drag
    If you changed the position of opened windows using mouse, window title tooltips remained at the old position.
    · Compiler error visualization
    Visualizers now correctly display packet binding errors.
    · Crash in Packet Builder
    Packet Builder could crash after packet was removed from the queue.
  • New Features
    · Configurable auto-hide tool windows timeouts
    User may now configure timeouts to open and hide auto-hide tool windows.
    · operator[] for strings
    Operator [] now works with string value types.
    · New pre-installed protocols
    Definition for the following protocols has been added: BACnet, LLC, SNAP, PPTP, GRE.
  • Updated Features
    · Improved multi-monitor support
    If a floating tool window is positioned on a secondary monitor which is later disconnected, Device Monitoring Studio automatically moves the tool window in sight next time the application is launched.
    · Social plugin changes
    Social module does not require authentication to read contents anymore and provides notifications for updates. It is also now supported on Windows XP.
Version 7.09.00.5372
Released on: 9/19/2013
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Context menu not working in Devices window
    You could not invoke a context menu in Devices tool window using keyboard. Only right mouse click worked.
    · Monitoring stopped on jumbo frame
    Network Monitor stopped capturing packets when it encountered a jumbo frame.
  • New Features
    · Built-in protocol definition editor
    This release introduces the built-in protocol definition editor. Now you may modify any built-in protocol definition or define your custom protocol directly inside Device Monitoring Studio. Automatic re-compilation and rich error reporting are provided by the DMS.
Version 7.07.00.5214
Released on: 8/14/2013
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Minor bug fixes
    This release fixes a number of discovered and reported errors, including application crashes.
    · Crash on sleep/hibernate
    A system crash could occur when computer (running Windows Vista or later) was put into sleep, stand by or hibernate states.
Version 7.06.00.5156
Released on: 7/23/2013
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crash on session change
    Device Monitoring Studio crashed when you changed the root protocol on newly added visualizer on a running session.
  • New Features
    · DMS 6 Log Converter Beta
    Device Monitoring Studio 6.xx Log Converter Beta added. This console utility may be used to convert log files from DMS 6.xx format to DMS 7.xx format.
    · PPPoE protocol definition added
    This release adds the PPPoE protocol definition.
  • Updated Features
    · Windows 8.1 Preview Unsupported!
    IMPORTANT! Network Monitor 7.06 (and all previous versions) does not correctly work on Windows 8.1 Preview! This version's installer detects Windows 8.1 Preview and prohibits you from installing Network Monitor component on this OS.
Version 7.05.00.5090
Released on: 7/5/2013
Major Update
  • New Features
    · Multi-source Monitoring
    Device Monitoring Studio supports joining monitored data from multiple sources of the same type into a single monitoring session. It is possible to monitor two or more serial ports, USB devices or network adapters. Device Monitoring Studio makes sure packets are correctly sorted and presented through a number of supported data visualizers. Data logging also supports multi-source sessions.
    · Remote Monitoring
    DMS 7 supports monitoring USB and serial devices connected to remote servers. A single client may monitor several servers and a single server may be monitored by multiple clients. A separate server installation is provided. It includes a server access module, serial and usb monitoring modules, administration and management module and documentation. A server is managed using the MMC Snap-In or from Windows Scripting Host or PowerShell.
    · Windows 8 Support
    DMS 7 officially supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
    · USB 3.0 Support
    USB Monitor introduces support for USB 3.0 host controllers and devices.
    · Built-In and Custom Protocol Parsing
    DMS 7 extends protocol parsing support for all monitoring modules: network, USB and serial. In addition, this version has new implementation of protocol parsing, which is more flexible and greatly improves performance.
    · New Data Processing Category
    New processing category is introduced: data exporters. These are components that process monitored data in some way, but do not produce any visible output on the screen. Data recording module now belongs to this category. Other data exporters are Raw Data Exporter and Text Exporter. Both these exporters are capable of using built-in or custom protocol definitions to parse monitoring data before exporting.
    · Parallel Processing
    New version of Device Monitoring Studio utilizes multiple cores for more responsive monitoring session operation. It basically allows the user to still perform real-time monitoring of 1 Gb network transfer without packet loss and slowdowns while having such "heavy" processing like Capture Filter and Display Filter configured for a monitoring session.
    · Device Tool Window
    New tool window that displays all devices the user can monitor in a single customizable view. For each supported device, its image, type and current state are displayed. The user may start, stop and configure monitoring sessions, view device properties, restart and rename devices.
    · Sessions Tool Window
    New tool window lists all currently running sessions and their properties. It allows you to close data visualizers, add new data processing modules, pause, resume or stop sessions. It also allows you to quickly change data processing modules configuration. For example, for data recording, the current log file size is displayed. By clicking "End Stream", the user ends the current stream and starts a new one.
    · Protocol-Based Data Visualizers
    Structure View and Raw Data View data visualizers for USB, Serial and Network with additional filtering (Display Filter) and ability to specify root protocol.
    · Automatic Layout Loading
    DMS 7 automatically loads separate tool window and command layout when monitoring session is started. Thus, until a session is started, a layout which simplifies device discovery and information retrieval is used. After the session is started, another layout is automatically loaded streamlining monitoring session usage. Both layouts may be customized by the user.
    · Global Configuration Switch
    Device Monitoring Studio provides you with a global switch to quickly turn it into Serial Monitor, USB Monitor or Network Monitor. This switch may be used in combi installations to temporary hide unneeded components.
  • Updated Features
    · Session Configuration Window

    New Session Configuration window greatly simplifies session creation and modification. There is a list of configured sources at the top of the window. Below are optional device configuration settings, buttons to add more devices and remove existing ones.

    Depending on the type and number of configured sources, a list of available processing modules is populated. It is divided into two main categories: visualizers and exporters.

    Double-click on the processing module to add it to the current session. Some of modules support configuration. Customized processing modules may be saved for future use.

    Finally, the user specifies a capture filter, a generic (protocol-based) conditional expression used to filter out specific monitored packets.

Version 6.44.00.4825
Released on: 5/30/2013
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Crash when using capture filter
    Network Monitor may crash if capture filter is configured.
Version 6.44.00.4768
Released on: 4/26/2013
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Installation bug
    If you install DMS 7 Beta 2 and later decide to re-install Network Monitor 6.xx or Device Monitoring Studio 6.xx, the installation will fail.
    · Corrupt log file handling
    Device Monitoring Studio may crash when it encounters corrupted log file.
Version 6.43.00.4475
Released on: 2/19/2013
  • Fixed Bugs
    · BSOD on Windows 8
    Network Monitor may cause the computer to crash after returning from sleep on Windows 8. Fixed.
    · Large network adapter count bug
    Network Monitor may fail to list the available network adapters if there are many of them on a computer.
Version 6.41.00.3860
Released on: 6/28/2012
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Bugs in Packet View
    Several reported and discovered bugs fixed in Packet View.
Version 6.35.01.3748
Released on: 5/12/2012
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Bug in Hex Editor Neo integration
    DMS could not find Hex Editor Neo if it was installed for all users. Fixed.
Version 6.35.00.3744
Released on: 5/11/2012
  • New Features
    · Process packet data with Hex Editor Neo
    New "Process with Hex Editor Neo" command has been added to Raw Data View visualizer. It copies the selected packet data and opens it in installed copy of Hex Editor Neo.
Version 6.31.00.3724
Released on: 5/4/2012
  • New Features
    · New component: Packet Builder
    Packet Builder component allows you to create network packets and send them to the network. Packets may be created manually (two editors — raw and protocol structure-based are available) or copied from existing monitored packets.
Version 6.25.00.3687
Released on: 4/10/2012
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Several reported bugs fixed
    This release fixes several reported bugs, including application crashes.
  • New Features
    · Network: Next Connected Device
    Network Monitor can now automatically attach to next connected network interface.
    · Process name resolving
    Network Monitor now displays the sending or receiving process name, in addition to its ID.
    · Root protocol selection
    Network Monitor now supports changing the root protocol in packet visualizer. For example, this lets you to focus on a single high-level protocol such as HTTP or FTP.
    · Multiple packet selection in Packet View
    It is now possible to select multiple packets in a data visualizer for copying and exporting.
  • Updated Features
    · Updated address format
    Network Monitor now uses another display format for network addresses, such as IP or MAC, better adhering to standard address representation.
    · Protocol definition files fixes and updates
    This release introduces updates and fixes to protocol definition files, notably the DNS protocol.
    · Improved setup speed
    Speed of Device Monitoring Studio setup application has been greatly improved. Installer now needs to update less files and system settings and operates much quicker.
    · Improved application start-up time
    We have improved the applicaiton start-up time by reducing time required by various components to initialize and allowing several components to initialize in parallel.
    · Improved performance
    This release has improved performance thanks to optimization of various core components and the use of new compiler.
    · License update

    Registered users: A license update is required!

    A new license may be downloaded from the My Account.

Version 6.23.00.3373
Released on: 8/18/2011
  • Fixed Bugs
    · Failed installation
    Device Monitoring Studio may fail to install on systems where the network filter limit is reached.
Version 6.22.00.3351
Released on: 6/27/2011
  • Fixed Bugs
    · BSOD (Network Monitor)
    A computer may crash when an network adapter is plugged in/out or change its power state. Fixed.
  • Updated Features
    · Field highlighting (Network Monitor)
    An entire field is now highlighted in Raw Data View when it is selected in Packet View.
Version 6.21.00.3338
Released on: 6/15/2011
  • New Features
    · Major Release
    Network Monitor has been completely redesigned and rewritten.
    · Support for Modern Operating Systems
    Network Monitor now fully supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server (both including R2 versions).
    · Device Monitoring Studio Integration
    Network Monitor now fully integrates into the Device Monitoring Studio project.
    · Custom Network Protocol Creation
    Network Monitor now allows you to create custom network protocol definition and add it to list of supported protocols.
  • Updated Features
    · Performance Improvements
    Major performance improvements towards nearly real-time network monitoring and logging.
Version 1.31
Released on: 1/31/2005
No changes available for this release
Release Details
Version:
7.81.00.7630
Release Date:
6/8/2017
Platforms: »
· Windows XP
· Windows Vista
· Windows 7
· Windows 8
· Windows 8.1
· Windows 10
· Windows Server 2008
· Windows Server 2008 R2
· Windows Server 2012
· Windows Server 2012 R2
· Windows Server 2016
Interface: »
· English
License Type:
· Shareware
Trial Period:
· 14 days
File Size:
16.05 MB
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