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GWGEM release history

GWGEM 5.17 - Current Release

Release information

Version:
5.17
Release Date:
June 27, 2017
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

GWGEM® version 5.17 is an upgrade release with a focus on extending operating system support and development environment support.

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. GWGEM now supports the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7 operating system.

Development environment support

GWGEM has added Visual Studio® 2015 to its list of supported development environments and sample solutions.

SEMI standard support

Our products continue to adopt new versions of the SEMI® standards, enabling our customers to be compliant as the standards are approved. In this release of GWGEM, we now support the 0416 version of the E30 Generic Model of Communication and Control of Manufacturing Equipment (GEM) standard.

General improvements

Several enhancements and customer-reported issues have been addressed in this release. Please refer to the GWGEM 5.17 Release Notes for more information.

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with existing versions of GWGEM 5.16. This release includes a new installation package for support with Visual Studio 2015. Please refer to the GWGEM 5.17 Release Notes for more information.

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GWGEM 5.16

Release information

Version:
5.16
Release Date:
September 30, 2015
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

GWGEM® version 5.16 is an upgrade release with a focus on extending operating system support and continued enhancements to existing product capabilities.

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. GWGEM now supports the Microsoft® Windows 8.1, Microsoft® Windows 10, and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 operating systems.

General improvements

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with existing versions of GWGEM 5.15.

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GWGEM 5.15

Release information

Version:
5.15
Release Date:
October 29, 2014
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

SEMI standards

We have continued to expand GWGEM®’s recipe management capabilities with the addition of formatted recipe support. This change adds the following SECS message support to GWGEM: S7F1/S7F2, S7F23/S7F24, S7F25/S7F26, S7F27/S7F28 and S7F29/S7F30. The recipe management support in the GEM C++ solution has been extended to include large unformatted recipes.

GWGEM’s compliance to E30-0813 Data Item Restrictions has also been updated with the addition of data format 50/U8 [8-byte integer (unsigned)] support to complete the 5() compliance for the following data items:

  • ALID (Alarm Identification)
  • CEID (Collected event ID)
  • DATAID (Data ID)
  • ECID (Equipment Constant ID)
  • RPTID (Report ID)
  • SVID (Status variable ID)
  • TRID (Trace request ID)
  • VID (Variable ID)

Technology support

Our products continue to adopt new computing technologies, enabling our customers to take advantage of new computing platforms as they become available. GWGEM now supports Windows Server® 2012 operating system. Support for older technologies has ended consequently GWGEM no longer supports Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4 operating systems as well as development tools of Visual Studio® 6, 2003, 2005, and GNU C 3.4.4.

General improvements

We resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for GWGEM. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

With the addition of SEMI data type 50/U8 [8-byte integer (unsigned)] support, changes are required to solutions using GWGEM 5.14.

GWGEM 5.14

Release information

Version:
5.14
Release Date:
December 10, 2013
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

SEMI standards - recipe management

As processes become more complex, recipes are becoming larger and larger. GWGEM® has added large unformatted recipe transfer support.

Development environment support

GWGEM has added Microsoft® Visual Studio 2012 to its list of supported development environments and sample solutions.

General improvements

We also resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for GWGEM. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with existing versions of GWGEM 5.12.

GWGEM 5.13

Release information

Version:
5.13
Release Date:
December 10, 2012
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

SEMI standards

GWGEM® supports the latest SEMI E5–0712 standard which enables the host to query information about the available data variables from the equipment, including which data variables are valid for each collection event.

Operating system and development environment support

As of March 2012, Oracle/Sun have announced that Solaris 8 will reach its End Of Software Life. As a result, GWGEM is no longer being tested on Solaris 8.

GWGEM continues to stay current with development environments and has added support for the following to its list of support environments and sample solutions:

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6
  • Windows® Embedded Standard 7
  • Windows® Embedded Standard 2009
  • WindRiver® Linux 4.3

Expanded logging support

Continuing with our overall goal to reduce troubleshooting time and effort, GWGEM logging capabilities and documentation have been enhanced.

General improvements

We also resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for GWGEM. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with existing versions of GWGEM 5.12.

GWGEM 5.12

Release information

Version:
5.12
Release Date:
July 29, 2011
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

GWGEM® version 5.12 is an upgrade release with a focus on supporting the SEMI PV2 standard and continuing enhancements on product logging capabilities, product documentation, and development environment support.

SEMI PV2 – Guide for PV Equipment Communication Interfaces (PVECI)

The PV2 standard is based on E30 (GEM), providing a proven equipment automation standard refined for photovoltaic manufacturing.

Operating system and development environment support

Red Hat’s support of the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 3 AS/ES/WS operating system was discontinued as of October 31, 2010. As a result, GWGEM is no longer being tested on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
GWGEM is continuing to stay current with development environments and has added Visual Studio® 2010 to its list of supported environments and sample solutions.

General improvements 

We also resolved several customer-logged issues and requests for GWGEM. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with the existing version of GWGEM 5.11.

GWGEM 5.11

Release information

Version:
5.11
Release Date:
August 25, 2010
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com

 
What's new in this release

Platform updates

GWGEM® now runs on several new platforms including Microsoft Windows® 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5 as well as Microsoft Windows® Server 2008 R2.

Improved installation ease

We have rebranded the software from Asyst Technologies to PEER Group. With this rebranding effort we have streamlined the installation process and reduced documentation duplication.

Improved error reporting

As part of our overall goal to reduce troubleshooting time and effort, we have improved GWGEM's error reporting providing more visibility into invalid calls, incompatible configuration options as well as more information around initialization and startup errors.

General improvements 

We also resolved several customer logged issues and requests for GWGEM. Please contact us for details.

Version compatibility

There are no known issues that affect backwards compatibility with the existing version of GWGEM 5.10.

GWGEM 5.10

Release information

Version:
5.10
Release Date:
November 3, 2009
Customer Support:
support.connectivity@peergroup.com
 

Documentation improvements

To reduce your development effort and ramp time getting familiar with GWGEM®'s application program interface, we have provided a reference table that specifies when your Equipment Control System (ECS) application can use the various portions of the GEM API based on when a call to the API would be valid.

Product corrections

Several reported issues have been resolved. Please contact for us for details.

Contact us

Contact PEER Group to purchase GWGEM or to renew your support and maintenance agreement.

Email: sales@peergroup.com
Phone: 1 519-749-9554

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