BroadVibra Software Update Guide

1. Update to version 2.7.5 or higher

Regular BroadVibra software update does not require internet connection and can be done quickly with 1-click update. Updating BroadVibra software from version lower than 2.7.5 to 2.7.5 or higher requires that the gateway have stable internet access. After the update, the gateway can be disconnected from internet. The reason is that BroadVibra 2.7.5 or higher uses dashboard version 3.5 that provides additional features.

1.1 To update the BroadVibra software from version lower than 2.7.5 to 2.7.5 or higher, it is required to update the internal dashboard node at the wireless gateway. Users needs to SSH to the gateway (please refer to Appendix 1 of the manual on how to use SSH to access the gateway), and type in the following command:

cd .node-red

and stop Node-RED progress by entering the following command:


Stop Node-RED


1.2. Update the internal dashboard node by entering the following command in the SSH terminal:

npm install node-red-dashboard@3.5.0

After the update, restart Node-RED progress by entering the command:


update gateway's dashboard node

1.3. Follow the normal BroadVibra software update procedure to upload the BroadVibra software package with 1-click, as described at chapter 10.2.1 of the manual.

For new features and bug fix of BroadVibra software, please check the software update history page.


2. Fix email alarm issue

The edge-computing gateway uses Nodemailer for emailing alarm messages. Nodemailer may need to be updated if the email function stops working. When user's email servers have security updates, Nodemailer need to be updated accordingly.

Follow the simple step below to update Nodemailer software installed on the gateway.

2.1.  SSH to the gateway, and type in the following command to go to the Node-RED folder:

cd .node-red

 and stop Node-RED by entering the command:


2.2. Upgrade Nodemailer. Type in the following command (note: Internet access required. In case that internet access is not available, please contact Broadsens for details):

npm install nodemailer

This command will update Nodemailer software.

2.3 Restart Node-RED by entering command:


Please contact Broadsens's tech support if there is an error message when Node-RED starts.  User can close the SSH terminal and the gateway has the latest Nodemailer now.