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What's New in FIN 5.1.4


The FIN 5.1.4 release is here! This particular release is considered a 'service pack' release. Service packages typically contain minor bug fixes and feature enhancements. Great news for users of 5.1+, no migration is required! 

Here are some changes you’ll find in the new release. See all of the changes in FIN 5.1.4 in our online documentation here.


We made some important updates relative to BACnet, specifically enhancing our support for BBMD (BACnet Broadcast Management Device).

  • BACnet BBMD entries are now persisted, meaning you no longer need a job to re-apply the BBMD entries. You are also now able to unregister a device as a BBMD.
  • BBMD now re-forwards broadcasts on its local subnet.
  • We have added the ability to disable/enable the overwrite of BDT (Broadcast Distribution Table) entries. This allows other BBMDs in the network to send a request and register themselves to the FIN BDT table. Learn more.
  • We have added a Discovery Filters button, providing users with a filter for BACnet objects to help narrow down the search when discovering points. 
  • We removed the BACnet Stack dependency on Windows Registry, eliminating issues commonly related to Windows OS and registry updates. 


Previously, with the launch of the new hardware platform, F200, we highlighted multiple hardware ports, including RS-485 serial. We are happy to announce the addition of Modbus RTU support! BACnet MSTP are still to come. Learn more. 


We have created a new tag that is configured for connectors to automatically communicate based on the configured frequency. This means that connectors that typically do not have a watchdog functionality can now report their status. 

Graphics Builder

We now have an updated document that goes over the process of creating a kiosk that acts as a slide show, cycling through specified graphics. View the step-by-step instructions here.


Additionally, we made updates to related documents. A complete list can be found here.


B. Scott Muench

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is now Vice President of Customer Experience. He has a wide range of responsibilities including evangelism, business development, training, and operational excellence. Scott is well known as an industry expert in smarthomes and smart buildings. He is a past president of ASHRAE, and is currently a board member for Project Haystack. Scott attended Clarkson University for Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a BS/Business in Organizational Innovation.

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