Release Notes

New: BrightSign Player Support – app version 1.1.0 available now 2019-07-22 07:40:00
BrightSign

New

  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – HO, LS, HD, XD, XT 3 & 4 series models supported
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – HDMI Source input supported on XT models
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – External Communications Plugin supported for RS232/Serial peripheral connectivity
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – Touch supported
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – 4K content supported on XD and XT models
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – Change orientation via dashboard
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – Set reboot schedule via dashboard (daily / weekly)
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – Get screenshot, IP details, time / date info and reboot device via dashboard
  • v1.1.0 BrightSign app – Push firmware and app updates via dashboard

Read how to set up a BrightSign Player here

App Update: v4.1.1 Windows and Mac now available 2019-07-11 09:24:39
Mac
Windows

Bug fixes

  • v4.1.1 app – Fixed troubleshooter not restarting app
  • v4.1.1 app – Fixed some content types not playing properly
  • v4.1.1 app – Fixed device controller screenshot showing blank

Read how to update to v4.1.1 app

Dynamic Data Plugin Update 2019-05-15 09:33:47
Plugins

New

  • Ability to use webpage tabular data
  • FTP locations for JSON & XML data
  • Ability to edit / input pixel values for dimension and position of fields
  • Column ordering (horizontal or vertical)
  • Autoresizing of rows / text for overflowing text
  • Slideshow auto resizing
  • Scrolling text fields

Improved

  • Updated layout builder UI to make designing data easier

If you require assistance with any of the updates, then please visit the link below to view our Dynamic Data support articles.

Support articles

New Windows & Mac App v4.1.0 and RS232 Plugin Update 2019-05-08 08:30:20
Mac
Plugins
Software
Windows

New

  • v4.1.0 app – Core application updates include many performance & security improvements
  • v4.1.0 app – Removed IPTV support
  • RS232 Plugin – Being renamed to ‘External Communications Plugin’
  • RS232 Plugin / Ext Comms Plugin – Support for TCP connections (for example sending Brightness control commands via TCP)

Improved

  • v4.1.0 app – Serial ports now show more information about the serial device connected

Bug fixes

  • v4.1.0 app – OSD now shows in kiosk & normal desktop mode
  • v4.1.0 app – Downloading of channels no longer causes grey screens
  • v4.1.0 app – Resizing of windows without restarting application
  • v4.1.0 app – Multi screen setup – on reboot in kiosk mode the modal now only shown on main monitor
  • v4.1.0 app – Multi screen setup – first screen is now selected as main monitor

Read how to update to v4.1.0 app

Conditional play improvement for pages 2019-04-11 09:48:33
Software

Improved

  • Conditional play – on start up, if no page matches conditions, conditional play will retry every 30 seconds until a page is found
IPTV Widget: Subtitles supported for ONELAN devices 2019-04-01 12:50:43
ONELAN
Widgets

Improved

  • IPTV widget – Subtitles now supported for ONELAN devices
Global Playlist Improvement & Bug Fix 2019-02-20 11:06:53
Software

Improved

  • Global Playlist – an option has been added for users to choose a background colour when designing / building global playlists. Ideal for editing text (contrast background to text colour)

Bug Fix

  • Global Playlist – scrolling text item with scroll now scrolls when global playlist item added to layout
Weather – Migration to AccuWeather 2019-02-15 10:59:02
Widgets

Improved

  • Weather – API migrated to AccuWeather for general reliability improvements
Send Commands Added to RS232 Plugin for Windows and Mac Devices 2019-02-13 10:56:34
Mac
Plugins
Windows

New

  • RS232 – ability to add ‘send’ commands via layout builder for Windows and Mac OS devices. Ideal for screen control such as brightness adjustment or standby modes
SSSP v6, Alerts / Notifications, Room Booking & Dynamic Data, Smarter Calculations for Days + Loads More 2018-12-05 08:09:15
ONELAN
Plugins
Software
SSSP
Tizen
UI

New

  • Alerts / Notifications – users can now configure device offline notifications to get email alerts when a device goes offline after xxxx period. The user can also configure a time when the alert is active to ensure they do not received notifications for periods when the device is scheduled to be shutdown / switched off
  • Alerts / Notifications – users can now configure alerts for Dynamic Data failed imports (for failed fetches for FTP, XML, JSON)
  • Default layout and channel available for all new accounts
  • Room Booking Plugin – conditional play options in layout builder for pages, zones, playlist items to play based on ‘meeting in progress’ or ‘no meeting’ status’
  • Room Booking Plugin – a new ‘meeting only’ template available in customise section
  • SSSP v6 – Support for Samsung Smart Signage Platform 6.0 with app v1.0.7. Models QMN 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″ and QBN 43″, 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″

Improved

  • ONELAN v11.1+ firmware – hardware acceleration
  • Device refresh rate – now fixed to 60 seconds for all accounts
  • Layout builder – Layouts with multiple resolutions now load in the layout builder showing the first layout resolution of a registered device
  • Layout builder – icons added for global zone, visibility and locked zones in the main zones sidebar
  • Conditional play – pages and playlist items with conditional play added no longer need timeouts to switch
  • Conditional play – smarter calculations for ‘time’ over days where users can now set a timing to run overnight, rather than adding two times up to and after midnight
  • Device Conditional play – devices only download media valid to play
  • Channel – smarter calculations over days where users can now set a schedule to run overnight, rather than adding two schedules up to and after midnight
  • Channel – option added to set a schedule for ‘all day’ rather than having to specify times
  • Dynamic Data Plugin – ability to add custom headers for JSON import, single & sub object processing (can now use JSON feeds with API keys)
v1.0.1 LG WebOS app released with 2.0 and 4.0 support plus Bug fixes 2018-11-20 16:27:27
LG
Software
UI

New

  • v1.0.1 LG WebOS for Signage App – includes support for both 2.0 devices and 4.0 devices
  • v1.0.1 LG WebOS for Signage App – ability to set multiple on / off timers via Device Edit page

Bug Fixes

  • v1.0.1 LG WebOS for Signage App – improved loading of application (where device would remain on Checking Device status)
  • Conditional Play – Connection Status set on zone to only show when online prevented page content from loading – fixed
  • Typo – small spelling mistake on licensing notification option fixed in UI
Improved Dashboard and Reseller Area, Bug Fixes and other improvements 2018-10-25 07:33:34
Software
UI

New

  • Device conditional play info now shows on main devices page
  • Resellers can now switch to any client account from the side menu

Improved

  • Dashboard – updated dashboard including lots of new useful information including: quick checklist for new users, licenses overview, devices overview, all player application / configuration links, help and support links, release notes, latest news and social links
  • Reseller area now includes search functionality, pagination and further options for reseller to add contact details for support and licensing
  • Content playback – audio and video now move on to next item if they error rather than stopping
  • Removed Chrome browser autofill function for embed signage UI
  • Touch interactions when added to zones are automatically saved rather than requiring a manually save

Bug Fixes

  • User within a user group can no longer see folders in the Global Playlist section that have different tags
  • Conditional play copying to next selected zone now fixed
  • Reseller adds custom logout url and clients would not be routed correctly to the specified logout url now fixed
New ChromeOS App v1.1.4 and New Push Animations 2018-09-05 14:08:01
ChromeOS
Software

New

  • Push Animations – available for pages, zones and playlist items. Set transition of item to push left, push right, push up or push down

Bug Fix

  • ChromeOS app updated to 1.1.4 – bug where device stuck in connection lost state fixed
Weather Widget Formatting Options 2018-08-06 11:55:52
Widgets

Improved

  • Weather Widget: Choose to show temperature and wind speed with decimal place or not
  • Weather Widget: Display forecasts in columns or rows (landscape or portrait)
Weather Widget Custom Formatting 2018-07-31 14:54:48
Widgets

Bug Fixes

  • Weather Widget: When selecting custom as the formatting option the icon size is default to 50×50 px instead of 0x0 px
Dynamic Data Date Column 2018-07-12 14:51:37
Plugins

Improved

  • If column is formatted as date, order by will order by the actual date and not just the text value
  • Additional device detail query option “Date”, can now query data based on the date column (to only show events in future etc)
  • Date formats like 12/07/2018 will be ‘Americanised’… 07 December 2018
ONELAN and Dynamic Data Bug Fixes 2018-07-04 14:50:59
ONELAN
Plugins

Bug Fixes

  • ONELAN software version 11.0.4 now works properly when subscribing to embed signage.
  • Image formatting in builder now shows images and letterboxes/stretches properly. Formatting is ignored if image formatting is incorrect.
Weather Widget Incorrect Data Bug Fix 2018-06-18 14:47:38
Widgets

Bug Fixes

  • Weather widget API returning incorrect data for requested period. Put fix in place to prevent incorrect data showing.
Dynamic Data Auto-Publish Bug Fix 2018-06-15 14:45:39
Plugins

Bug Fixes

  • When setting auto publish to ‘no’ on Dynamic Data source setup, it now doesn’t schedule the channel to publish once the source has been updated
Updated Android App and iOS / Dynamic Data Bug Fix 2018-06-05 14:34:50
Android
iOS
Plugins

Improved

  • Android 4.0.1 app released – includes multiple improvements including device controller function for screenshots (device depending), channel download checksums and device statistics.

Bug Fixes

  • iOS Dynamic Data Plugin – Scroll through items and touch event on the zone wouldn’t work together. Now resolved
Samsung TIZEN Updates and Bug fixes 2018-06-04 09:46:44
Software
SSSP
Tizen

New Features

  • Samsung Smart Signage Platform v5, TIZEN 3.0 now supported. Read more here.
  • New SSSP v4 and v5 application released. v1.0.6 application – reboot / relaunch device to update.
  • New SSSP v4 firmware available via CMS. 2040.7 available.

Bug Fixes

  • Ability to add new users to accounts without Privacy Policy / Terms of Use. Users must accept on first sign in.
  • If user did not have access to media item, playlist would not load. Now loads the playlist and user can view but not edit that media.
  • Dynamic Data Plugin: Where scroll items and touch action on same zone, scroll did not work. Scroll works with Tap. Swipe and scroll will not work.
GDPR, Room Booking & Device Interactions 2018-05-25 10:13:25
Plugins
Software
UI

New Features

  • Device Interaction plugin – Added action to activate the Default Layout on a channel

Improved

  • GDPR – Updated Privacy Policy effective 24th May 2018
  • GDPR – Updated Terms of Use effective 24th May 2018
  • GDPR – Updated user profile page accessible by clicking on the username with ability to manage all notification consent

Bug Fixes

  • Room Booking plugin – Internet Explorer bug where event entires would either disappear or show time / date as ‘invalid’
  • Room Booking plugin – Time zone issues and 12AM/PM display resolved
Dynamic Data Plugin Update 2018-05-21 09:17:29
Plugins
Software
UI

New Features

  • Format data as List
  • Format data as Date
  • Format data as Media with options for sizing (letterbox, crop, stretch) and option for slideshow timing
  • Conditional formatting includes ‘show text’ and ‘show media’ options as well as changing field or row text colours and field or row background colours

Improved

  • WYSIWYG preview of data updates to show the applied formatting
Software Update 2018-04-30 16:13:55
Software
UI

New Features

Improved

Bug Fixes

  • YouTube widget network / stream dropout. Error handling now in place to restart stream or video if it is interrupted/stopped
Software Update 2018-02-28 11:40:56
Software
UI

New Features

  • Global Playlist save options – Save and continue, Save and exit, Save and publish (if channels contain playlist and have been published since updates)
  • Updates to Global Playlists now update channel status to please publish if channel(s) contain playlist and has been published since updates
  • Dynamic Data plugin import from JSON feed. Only basic JSON feeds as per example: [{item}, {item}, {item}] – More Dynamic Data improvements due soon
  • RS232 plugin – ONELAN RS232 output (see below), Windows RS232 input only, Mac RS232 input only. More RS232 features and support coming soon
  • ONELAN RS232 screen control – requires ONELAN compatible RS232 to USB convertor and the RS232 plugin
  • ONELAN IPTV UDP Streaming support – requires multi zone ONELAN player and stream-in license. Read more here
  • Reseller area “Accounts email” option added. Will be used for licensing emails, otherwise will default to “support email” option

Improved

  • Tagging channels no longer updates channel status to “please publish”
  • Page transitions sped up
  • Zone animations take page animation, if no animation is set
  • Specific playlist item action for touch, content triggers, page timeouts, RS232 actions, device interactions all updated to use ID instead of playlist item order/index
  • If page is transitioning when another action is called to change page, will try action again in 500ms instead of cancelling action
  • Dynamic Data plugin 15 mins and 30 mins refresh/update frequencies added
  • YouTube Widget – ONELAN can now show YouTube videos. Note: YouTube Live Streams not supported on ONELAN

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed various Dynamic data layout creation discrepancies
iOS 4.0.1 2018-02-23 10:56:09
iOS
Mobile

New Features

  • Added channel received information to device page

Bug Fixes

  • iPhone resolution – pulls in pixel perfect resolution
  • Whitelist Browser Plugin – now fully functional
Desktop 4.0.3 App (Windows and Mac) 2018-02-21 14:55:29
Desktop
Mac
Windows

New Features

  • Added option in settings menu to disable right click to quit.
  • Added support for RS232 devices. You can now see connected RS232 devices in the bottom of the settings panel. To be used with RS232 widget / plugin coming soon.
  • Current file name and size now displayed when downloading files.
  • Loading of layouts quicker.
  • Added CTRL + Q to quit the app. Options are now Escape Key, CTRL + Q or Right Click if enabled via the settings menu.
  • Removed transparency on quit window to avoid visibility issues when using TeamViewer.
  • Added option in settings to run device in Kiosk mode. Turning Kiosk Mode on will configure the Windows device to auto-boot embed signage and prevent Windows notification / ability to access Windows Desktop.
  • Log files stored for improved troubleshooting:
    • on OS X: ~/Library/Logs/embedsignage/log.log
    • on Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\embedsignage\log.log
  • Improved app boot time.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed content download issue where content would not load correctly
  • Added file integrity check to ensure files downloaded correctly on slower network connections
  • Reduced device controller screenshot size by 96% resulting in faster screenshots
  • Fixed screenshot issue where it would sometimes not return a screenshot
  • Fixed main quit disappearing behind playback window
  • Improved screen detection settings – now will resize automatically if set to fullscreen/stretch when the screen resolution changes or is detected / not-detected
  • Improved auto updater. If fails will now automatically boot the app
  • Fixed not being able to set volume via device controller
  • IPTV listeners to ensure playback resumes after interruption of stream (Windows only)

Updating from Windows 4.0.1 or 4.0.2?

If you are updating from either Windows 4.0.1 or 4.0.2 applications, please follow the steps outlined in our support page:

Update Guide

Previous Release Notes 2018-02-13 11:36:13

For all previous release notes and software updates, please see here.

All future release notes will be added to this page.

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