We are pleased to announce the release of our 2nd generation web client for CIMCO DNC-Max – released as part of CIMCO Software version 8.05.02.
The new DNC-Max Web Client is built from the ground up using similar technologies as the MDC-Max Web Client which enable a much faster, more responsive client with zero need for refreshing the browser – and which can be updated conveniently from a central point. Existing MDC-Max users will notice immediately that MDC-Max and DNC-Max now share a common login screen (and actually the same web server) that makes it fast and easy to switch between the clients.
The new DNC-Max Web Client builds on the design language used in the MDC-Max Web Client and features a consistent look and feel that works across devices such as desktop, smartphone, tablet and TV. For optimal viewing or personal preference, the client supports both a bright and a dark theme which can be easily toggled directly in the client.
To achieve maximum screen space, which is critical on small devices, the new client does not have any visible options. Instead, it presents a clean overview of groups, ports, and relevant information about each port such as its current status and active file transfers. Further, the overview of ports can be used as digital signage and supports both full screen and the abilty to hide the general top menu. Visibility and re-ordering of groups and ports can be configured directly in the client using drag-and-drop.
To perform an operation on a port, simply click (or touch) the port to select it and a menu appears on the right side of that port. The options in the menu adapts depending on the status of the port, so only relevant options are available. Also, only the most common options are directly available while less frequently used options can be accessed by clicking the […] option. This ensures a very clean interface, which is easy to understand and less prone to human error and wrong-clicking.
Operations such as Send, Receive, Log and Queue display an operation dialog with additional information. Operation dialogs always show the current port and status at the top where it can be seen at a glance. Clicking (or touching) the port in operation dialogs also reveals the port menu and allows you to quickly jump from one dialog to another, such as from the Queue to the Log.
The DNC-Max Web Client includes the following features:
- Much faster and responsive client
- No browser refreshing or page reloading
- Optimized for low bandwidth usage
- Update from a central point (clients automatically reload new version on devices)
- Fast switching between DNC-Max and MDC-Max Web Clients
- Much improved design with bright and dark themes
- Works across mobile, tablet, desktop, and TV
- Adaptable menus
- Drag-and-drop re-ordering and hiding of groups and ports
- Initiate Send/Receive file transfers
- Drag-and-drop re-ordering of queued file transfers
- Suspend/Resume queued file transfers
- Start, Stop or Restart port/machine
- View transfer progress and status of ports/machines
- View contents of files before sending
- View port log
Free 30-day trial
The DNC-Max Web Client is included with CIMCO Software 8.05.02. The release is available in our Download section and can be freely evaluated for 30 days. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding the new DNC-Max Web Client.
To enable the DNC-Max Web Client, open the DNC-Max Server Configuration and navigate to Web Clients. Select the option “Enable DNC-Max Web Client” and set the desired Port number. Click OK to save the changes (see screenshot below). Next, bring up a browser and enter the url server IP:Port number such as http://192.168.xxx.xxx:8001. The login screen will now show.
The new DNC-Max Web Client takes up 1 license key per logged-in client. Floating licenses are supported, so licenses are automatically released upon logout and can be shared among users.