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General notes

Release dates:
2024-02-26 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Publisher

Make it possible for siteadmin to set storage capacity for folders

Template Creator

Change font auto scaling to also scale up
PowerBI stability improvements

Fix: Adjust Facebook/Instagram integration due to Meta API changes

Server

Fix: Playlist negative timezone issue
Fix: Feed entries with large images can cause out-of-memory crashes
Fix: Respect media settings of url in media library

Players

Android

APK 10.24.2.2
Add ExoPlayer as an alternative video player (experimental)
Remove separate Config shortcut (many Android launchers have poor support for more than one shortcut)
Add integration for Vestel MB400 APIs
Add integration for Iiyama XBH APIs

Fix: HDMI in not working on QBIC BXP-32x
Fix: Video streaming not working

LG

Fix: LG weOS6.0 screens fail to start after scheduled restart

Microservices

Snapshot

Add Trello login flow
Improved auto-detection of login controls
Updated framework and browser engine

URL Proxy

Add support for gzip encoded responses

General notes

Release date:
2024-02-05 (on-premise)

Upgrade support release

This release has the same features as the previous 10.23.8 on-premise, but adds the following additional features

  • Upgrade support
  • Entra (Azure AD) integration

Download is available by request to support.

After a long time of only fixes, it's finally time for a feature release for the on-premises server. While it may look the same on the surface a lot of changes have happened under the hood. The previous on-premises server was a so called monolith, i.e. all functions inside the same application. With this new release we now break down the server into smaller parts that can operate independently from each other. One of those parts is Smartsign Identity, our modern authentication server based on OpenID Connect and OAUth2.0 standards. Overall, this means better security and scalability and many other benefits since it now operates much more similar to how we run in the cloud.  It also means that development and quality assurance can work more effectively and provide faster and better releases. Of course it adds complexity as well, but fortunately we have spent a good amount of time on how we package the parts so you don't have to be a rocket scientist to get it running.

Known limitations

No support for Active Directory integration

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Below is a short summary of some of the improvements since the last on-premise release, but there is much much more in there. For a more comprehensive list of features and fixes you can review the previously published release notes for the cloud services.

Server

Add timezone and more metadata to screen report
Replace server built-in URL proxy with separate microservice

Fix: Improve reg code replace
Fix: Image rotation from EXIF is not correctly persisted on upload
Fix: Incorrect response from trigger webhook
Fix: Webpage snapshot drops crop setting if x or y is 0
Fix: CreatedBy is incorrect for screens and players
Fix: Remove legacy FeedManager and update widgets to fetch data like templates
Fix: Videos converted for "limit to display size" don't match requested resolution
Fix: UserData references in URLs are not replaced correctly
Fix: Improved online/offline status
Fix: Schedule by email stability fixes
Fix: Template media not included in playlist when template is booked through folder
Fix: Player ActiveHours not respected for direct media in layout
Fix: Improved logging for scheduled server tasks
Fix: Data source only updates settings on server restart
Fix: Delete site sometimes fail when deleting user is in the site

Publisher

Smartsign Publisher is now a "PWA" (Progressive Web App)
Add confirmation dialog with important changes when changing/deleting bookings
Add end date on Quick Publish bookings
Allow storage quota on user folders
Make Local IP, MAC and Serial number searchable in player list view

Fix: Rename folder fails if group permission are set upstream
Fix: Channel booking without any channel results in corrupt booking
Fix: Summary broken for "All sites" license status report
Fix: Tag screens match should be exact, not partial

Template Creator

Facebook data source now available on-premises
Instagram data source now available on-premises
Add template data source: iCal(separate license)
Add template data source: Microsoft 365 calendar (separate license)
Add template data source: Finnish traffic information (Digitransit)
Add template data source: SharePoint (pages)
Add template data source: CSV
Add template data source: Power BI dashboards/reports (live)
Add template data source: Yammer
Add template data source: AgentBox (separate license)
Add template data source: Traffic Information - Denmark
Add iterator support to XML data source (alternating entries)

Players

Add fallback image setting when no content is scheduled
New player for ChromeOS and ChromeOS Flex
Samsung, add support for SSSP -11.0
LG, add support for webOS -6.0

General notes

Release date:
2023-12-05 (on-premise)

New Installations Only

This release is only for new installations. A new release with upgrade support will arrive in the near future.

Download is available by request to support.

After a long time of only fixes, it's finally time for a feature release for the on-premises server. While it may look the same on the surface a lot of changes have happened under the hood. The previous on-premises server was a so called monolith, i.e. all functions inside the same application. With this new release we now break down the server into smaller parts that can operate independently from each other. One of those parts is Smartsign Identity, our modern authentication server based on OpenID Connect and OAUth2.0 standards. Overall, this means better security and scalability and many other benefits since it now operates much more similar to how we run in the cloud.  It also means that development and quality assurance can work more effectively and provide faster and better releases. Of course it adds complexity as well, but fortunately we have spent a good amount of time on how we package the parts so you don't have to be a rocket scientist to get it running.

Known limitations

NO UPGRADE SUPPORT - New Installations only
No support for external authentication (Azure AD/Active Directory)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Below is a short summary of some of the improvements since the last on-premise release, but there is much much more in there. For a more comprehensive list of features and fixes you can review the previously published release notes for the cloud services.

Server

Add timezone and more metadata to screen report
Replace server built-in URL proxy with separate microservice

Fix: Improve reg code replace
Fix: Image rotation from EXIF is not correctly persisted on upload
Fix: Incorrect response from trigger webhook
Fix: Webpage snapshot drops crop setting if x or y is 0
Fix: CreatedBy is incorrect for screens and players
Fix: Remove legacy FeedManager and update widgets to fetch data like templates
Fix: Videos converted for "limit to display size" don't match requested resolution
Fix: UserData references in URLs are not replaced correctly
Fix: Improved online/offline status
Fix: Schedule by email stability fixes
Fix: Template media not included in playlist when template is booked through folder
Fix: Player ActiveHours not respected for direct media in layout
Fix: Improved logging for scheduled server tasks
Fix: Data source only updates settings on server restart
Fix: Delete site sometimes fail when deleting user is in the site

Publisher

Smartsign Publisher is now a "PWA" (Progressive Web App)
Add confirmation dialog with important changes when changing/deleting bookings
Add end date on Quick Publish bookings
Allow storage quota on user folders
Make Local IP, MAC and Serial number searchable in player list view

Fix: Rename folder fails if group permission are set upstream
Fix: Channel booking without any channel results in corrupt booking
Fix: Summary broken for "All sites" license status report
Fix: Tag screens match should be exact, not partial

Template Creator

Facebook data source now available on-premises
Instagram data source now available on-premises
Add template data source: iCal(separate license)
Add template data source: Microsoft 365 calendar (separate license)
Add template data source: Finnish traffic information (Digitransit)
Add template data source: SharePoint (pages)
Add template data source: CSV
Add template data source: Power BI dashboards/reports (live)
Add template data source: Yammer
Add template data source: AgentBox (separate license)
Add template data source: Traffic Information - Denmark
Add iterator support to XML data source (alternating entries)

Players

Add fallback image setting when no content is scheduled
New player for ChromeOS and ChromeOS Flex
Samsung, add support for SSSP -11.0
LG, add support for webOS -6.0

General notes

Release dates:
2023-10-10 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Publisher

Add end date on Quick Publish bookings
Allow storage quota on user folders
Make Local IP, MAC and Serial number searchable in player list view
Add more metadata to screen report

Fix: Use correct last seen date in screen report

Template Creator

Add Weather datasource
Add Microsoft Teams Channel datasource
Add Vitec Broker system datasource
Add QR code

Fix: Test XML cache when restarting with no Internet
Fix: Add cacheControl for RealEstate API
Fix: Correctly detect when PowerBI completes rendering

Server

Fix: Improve reg code replace
Fix: Image rotation from EXIF is not correctly persisted on upload
Fix: Bad checksum on replaced media items and templates/widgets
Fix: Templates are not included when using TakePlaylist
Fix: Incorrect response from trigger webhook
Fix: Webpage snapshot drops crop setting if x or y is 0
Fix: Screen and player online status can become out of sync
Fix: CreatedBy is incorrect for screens and players

Players

Android

APK 10.23.4.9
Add detection for video playback failures

Fix: Only send MAC for active network interface
Fix: Allow minimum font-size 1 (Chrome default 8)

LG

Fix: Add safety checks to player package upgrade

Samsung

Add support for SSSP11
Fix: Negative storage reported for Samsung 2013 screens

Windows

Fix: Fix and improve included settings scripts

General notes

Release dates:
2023-04-26 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Server

Fix: Improvements to online/offline status management
Fix: First sync on player profile gives error

Players

ChromeOS - NEW!

New player for ChromeOS and ChromeOS Flex

Android

APK 10.23.3.xx
Add custom header and cookie support to external WebView
Improve offline startup stability

Fix: Templates fail to load when not running in native mode

Windows

Fix: New installs get wrong size/resolution

General notes

Release dates:
2023-03-24 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Publisher

Fix: Summary broken for "All sites" license status report
Fix: Publisher UI new version dialog doesn't show
Fix: Creating resource with empty name should not be allowed
Fix: Publisher reload loop when refreshing token
Fix: Response-oidc is present in URL after refreshing token
Fix: Publisher PWA does not update/cache updates correctly
Fix: Tag screens match should be exact, not partial
Fix: Folder detail view permission needed to view media item detail view
Fix: 'All bookings in this site' is shown when a tag filter is selected and 'List' view is enabled
Fix: Disable preloading of video in media details

Template Creator

Add template data source: Power BI dashboards/reports (live)
Add template data source: Yammer
Add template data source: AgentBox (separate license)
Add template data source: Traffic Information - Denmark
Add iterator support to XML data source (alternating entries)

Fix: Animation on images should not stretch outside the template area
Fix: M365 Calendar - The microservice only returns 10 bookings
Fix: Template content disappears after some time if template was not saved
Fix: Layer width/height with comma ( , ) results in 0 size
Fix: Arrange button hides layers
Fix: IBGO: Case sensitive URL exception
Fix: SharePoint: Pages with digest email configured causes exception
Fix: SharePoint: Ignore pages without text or image
Fix: SharePoint: Internal server error when loading pages

Server

Remove alternative settings for snapshot tools
Add timezone to screen report
Replace server built-in URL proxy with separate microservice

Fix: Remove legacy FeedManager and update widgets to fetch data like templates
Fix: Do not send offline emails directly after restart
Fix: Videos converted for "limit to display size" don't match requested resolution
Fix: RSS booking should use rss link from config.xml
Fix: Replace legacy file compression library
Fix: User.LastLogin is not updated on logon from ID
Fix: Templates (.wgtx) fail to import
Fix: UserData references in URLs are not replaced correctly
Fix: Improved online/offline status
Fix: Optimize playlist cache

Player (all types)

Add fallback image setting when no content is scheduled

Fix: Player upgrade download doesn't respect protocol on all platforms

Android

**APK 10.23.1.3
**Add more metadata to player
Stability improvements

Windows

Update embedded browser to Chromium 108 (WinPlayer 10.23+)

Samsung

Add firmware update progress logging (Tizen)

Room

Add function to report issues from room display

Fix: Adjust the display of "free until" to avoid confusion
Fix: Google: Bookings declined by room show on screen

License Portal

Fix: License update performance improved
Fix: Licenses update fails when changing from Standard to Pro layout
Fix: License update for all sites drop SMSUP-agreement licenses
Fix: Portal should open onboarding in separate tab/window

Wayfinder Importer

Fix: Increase places count in Microsoft 365 Calendar import
Fix: Microsoft 365 two-way prefix check is incorrect
Fix: Standard Opera dateformat not recognized correctly

General notes

Release dates:
2022-10-26 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Publisher

Fix: Share screen UI inconsistent for Publishers
Fix: Rename folder fails if group permission are set upstream
Fix: Channel booking without any channel results in corrupt booking

Template Creator

Add SharePoint (pages) template data source (preview)
Add CSV template data source

Fix: Templates with calendar data don't apply filter when loading from cache

Samsung

Fix: Tizen app installation fails due to expired Samsung certificate

Microservices

Snapshot & Social

Cache improvements and new scalable infrastructure

License Portal

New improved On-boarding experience for all products

General notes

Release dates:
2022-09-26 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Publisher

Show user invitation expiry status

Fix: Replace button should not show in read-only folder
Fix: Rename folder fails with inherited permissions
Fix: Dashboard screen summary calculation fails
Fix: Bad error message when trying to delete used channel
Fix: Bad error message when trying to delete used trigger
Fix: Resources with empty name should not be allowed
Fix: Publish triggers view should only show triggers once
Fix: Upload progress not showing
Fix: Incorrect redirection to welcome page for invitations
Fix: Don't repeat thumbnail requests if previous is not finished
Fix: Users get stuck on old login page (from bookmark)

Server

Add description to Azure AD provisioned users

Fix: Deleting user's current site fails

Android

Fix: Incorrect capability registration in some cases

General notes

Release dates:
2022-08-26 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Server

Azure AD auto-provisioning re-implemented

Fix: Template media not included in playlist when template is booked through folder
Fix: Player ActiveHours not respected for direct media in layout
Fix: Improved logging for scheduled server tasks
Fix: Player log download fails
Fix: Data source only update settings on server restart
Fix: Delete site sometimes fail when deleting user is in the site

Publisher

Smartsign Publisher is now a "PWA" (Progressive Web App)
Multiple Improvements to user invitations
Make it possible to invite multiple users at once

Fix: Group copy fails
Fix: Retry request when stuck on "Loading..."
Fix: Enable "Move-to-Edit" for templates/widgets in read-only folders
Fix: Incorrect group count on user detail page
Fix: Possible to register players with empty name

Template Creator

Fix: Latest Chrome version causes duplicate entries when editing template in booking

Player (all types)

Fix: Statistics reporting can fail to start

LG

Add support for UDP streaming
Improved handling and stability for streams

Android

APK 10.22.8.1
Add API support for Sony Pro Bravia displays (requires configuration)
(Adds power save and reboot capability)

Microservices

Smartsign Identity

Make it possible to remember MFA login

General notes

Release dates:
2022-05-04 (cloud)

Features, improvements and notable bug fixes

Server

Fix: Add UserAgent when server fetches RSS/XML
Fix: Schedule by email stability fixes
Fix: Only rotate portrait screenshots if needed
Fix: Improve video conversion triggered by player resolution limit

Publisher

Add confirmation dialog with important changes when changing/deleting bookings

Fix: Wrong buttons showing on widgets/templates in media library
Fix: Possible to drag and drop buttons in screen layout editor
Fix: Error when viewing media detail if media booked on channel
Fix: Media not showing correctly in UI after upload

Template Creator

Add iCal data source (licensed separately)
Add Microsoft 365 calendar data source (licensed separately)
Add Finnish traffic information data source (Digitransit)
Add support for Facebook's "new pages experience"

Fix: Current time incorrect when device is not configured with correct time zone (templates require edit/save to update)

Sync

Fix: Exclude unwanted files from sync (firmware etc)

Wayfinder

Fix: Increase max places return from Microsoft 365 to 200

Player

New, more discrete, black startup sequence

Fix: Improved download handling

Samsung

Add support for SSSP 10.0

Android

APK 10.22.3.1 (recommended upgrade)
Stability improvements
Enable LED bars for Philips 10BDL4551T

Fix: Reduce logging for download progress
Fix: Downloads fail when in power save
Fix: Multiple frontend instances running

Windows player

Fix: Download fails for 2GB+ media

Microservices

SocialAPI
Improved authentication handling for Facebook/Instagram
Add support for Facebook's "new pages experience"