2017-03 Waves4 software update

by Beheerder on 25 April 2017 20:39
The new 4.18 release of the Waves4 software suite will be available in May. This release offers support for iBuoy communication option of the DWR-MKIII, DWR-G and WR-SG.

The configurator is now able to fully configure buoyd and waved; therefore it is no longer required to manually modify the configuration files.
Waves4 has several new widgets: the sea surface temperature parameters, the wave height statistics, and the wave height quantiles packet. The latter two require the DWR4 /ACM to be equipped with the upcoming firmware release.
A new version of the libDatawell software library, v0.28, will be available as well.


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.