ChangeLog

Userful™ 9.10

  • Release Date: July 30, 2018
  • Removed the Storage tab and reorganized its contents under Settings > Storage Management (16761, 16887)
  • Added UI option to upload the signage content while creating Signage Player source (16810)
  • Optimized and stabilized Preset Switching functionality (16783)
  • Added UI option to Restart Displays under Support > Troubleshoot (17026)
  • Updated UI of Display icons under Control Center (17045)
  • Added a feature to Backup and Restore server settings via Userful Cloud (16776, 16853)
  • Added UI option to track an organization's usage report via Userful Cloud (16455)
  • Added UI option to log usernames to Usage Reports under Userful Cloud (16276)
  • Updated Standard license tier to allow an unlimited number of 2x2 and 3x3 video walls (16731)
  • Updated UI for Video Wall Zone Settings dialog window to improve its usability (15901)
  • Added more resolution options to Max Canvas Size drop-down under Video Wall Zone Settings (16637)
  • Added an ability to create a maximum of 500 sources via Control Center (16448)
  • Added an API call to restart Userful Control Center (16735)
  • Renamed API calls from /playAssignedSource to /play for displays, mirror groups, and zones (16866)
  • Added UI option to show system diagnostics on the Initial Setup screen (16537)
  • Added UI option to hide system diagnostic message(s) inside diagnostics pop-up window (16677)
  • Added system diagnostic to notify users if Userful TURN Server is not accessible (16478)
  • Added system diagnostic to notify users if the Secure boot is enabled (16538)
  • Updated the behavior of Onboard Display to automatically start Auto Login source (16819)
  • Updated the behavior of Mirror Groups to add and remove stand-alone displays from it, without disrupting other displays of the group (16788)
  • Added an option to switch among Presets on the Secondary server in case of failover (16492)
  • Updated Standby Display and Show Messages events under Userful Cloud (16687)
  • Added an option to add a white-list to the naughtiness level for Web filters under Session Management (16705)
  • Updated Rise Vision Player plugin (16546)
  • Upgraded GStreamer package to version number 1.12 (16824)
  • Updated Google Chrome to latest stable version 67 (16423)
  • Updated kernel version to 3.10 (16423)
  • Updated LibreOffice to version 6.0 (16709)
  • Updated the base OS to CentOS 7.5 (16531)
  • Removed the YUAN driver (16777)
  • Fixed issue where foreign characters do not work while broadcasting alerts on displays and video walls (16442)
  • Fixed issue where Chrome, if set to launch at startup under Cloud Desktop, does not work as expected for a large number of displays (16463)
  • Fixed issue where a user is unable to set a schedule while creating the events via Userful Cloud (16576)
  • Fixed issue where video wall in the Preset does not load correctly when the associated displays are in the standby status (16582)
  • Fixed issue where the web filters can be bypassed under Session Management (16592)
  • Fixed issue where a scheduled event in Userful Cloud might not start due to the time zone difference (16659)
  • Fixed issue where reported hours in a usage report might not be consistent with the actual usage (16660)
  • Fixed issue where online Userful servers are listed as offline under Userful Cloud (16665)
  • Fixed issue where UI of the Tile Welcome screen does not adjust itself for portrait orientation (16666)
  • Fixed issue where uploading files via Userful Cloud might not work as expected (16667, 16669)
  • Fixed issue where uploading an empty file via Userful Cloud results in error (16668)
  • Fixed issue where Failover does not happen correctly if the displays originally belong to the Secondary server (16706)
  • Fixed issue where accessing Control Center via Cloud gives an error if Control Center takes too long to respond (16707)
  • Fixed issue where source switching does not work via REST API command (16787)
  • Fixed issue where Blackmagic capture source shows the black screen after capture device restarts (16803)
  • Fixed issue where Start Source and Show Messages events do not work under Userful Cloud if video wall contains standby displays (16832)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window source mapped to video wall gets stuck at Welcome Screen after changing (e.g. removing and adding) the related sources (16899)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window source running in a Mirror Group Configuration, does not play the correct content after changing the related sources (16296)
  • Fixed issue where print dialog box does not show up under Web Browser source (16974)
  • Session Management UI improvements (16513)
  • Userful Cloud UI improvements (16640, 16768, 16689)
  • UCC UI improvements (15878, 16770, 16812, 16900)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements to Userful Cloud (16535)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (16423)

Userful™ 9.9.1

  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Added an option to mount USB Storage devices from certain interactive sources like Linux Desktop, Cloud Desktop etc. (16388)
  • Updated UI of Picture-In-Picture source to input width and height while configuring inset source(s) (16597)
  • Fixed issue where logging out through Inactivity/privacy logout option under Session Management makes keyboards unresponsive (16431)
  • Fixed issue where mapping a video wall to a source without assigning displays to it gives an error (16541)
  • Fixed issue where occasionally correct videowall data do not get copied from primary to secondary host in case of Failover (16574)
  • Fixed issue where dragging a source to existing Tile Welcome Screen does not update the content on the associated display (16575)
  • Fixed issue where dragging a source with an assigned video wall to Traditional Welcome Screen updates the video wall content without clicking Apply button (16577)
  • Fixed issue where mapping a display to RDP Client source does not show the expected content (16595)
  • Fixed issue where overlapped video wall zones do not work as expected for interactive sources (e.g., Linux Desktop etc.) (16608)
  • Fixed issue where launching Interactive Viewer occasionally shows error and gets stuck while loading (16618)
  • Fixed issue where video wall’s Control Display playing Web Browser source shows blank screen after Failover (16636)
  • Fixed issue where overlapped video wall zones with similar Control Display mapped to Tile-based Welcome Screen do not show expected content (16639)
  • Updated certain non-English language translations (16391)
  • Control Center UI improvements (16578, 16579, 16627)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (16472)

Userful™ 9.9

  • Release Date: Apr 11, 2018
  • Added an option to easily re-number display(s) by clicking "Show IDs" (16500)
  • Added an option to interact with sources within Multi-Window and Picture-In-Picture by exposing virtual displays (16392)
  • Added an option to configure automatic or manual failback setting (16499)
  • Added an option to upload icons and images for welcome screen logo and screensaver (16251)
  • Added "Try again" button in the Initial Setup screen if claim code is not generated (16326)
  • Added API calls for video playback control (16460)
  • Added support for various resolutions for USB webcam (16185)
  • Added an option to launch USB webcam viewer in a separate window (16242)
  • Added an option to rotate USB webcam (16302)
  • Added an option to auto-launch USB webcam via URL (16328)
  • Added an option to view the connected USB webcam from Userful Cloud (15992)
  • Added a diagnostic alert to warn if non-zero client devices are plugged into an isolated Userful network (15324)
  • Added a diagnostic alert to show a message if the server is not registered to Userful Cloud (15857)
  • Added a diagnostic alert to show a message if Cloud subscription is expired or about to expire (15858)
  • Added a diagnostic alert to show a message prior to maintenance and support contract expiry date (16324)
  • Updated diagnostic alert to not show the network latency warning if no network zero clients are connected (16323)
  • Added an option to allow special characters when changing display's name under Control Center > Displays (15573)
  • Updated Cloud Desktop source to refresh the list of installed programs every time source dialog is opened (16248)
  • Enabled Direct Decode by default to utilize Nvidia hardware decoding capabilities (16462)
  • Enabled "Use Touch Events instead of Mouse Events" setting by default for Onscreen Keyboard (16397)
  • Enabled Num Lock by default for the interactive sessions (16258)
  • Updated Web Browser source to remove 3D support option (16407)
  • Updated Control Center icon under Linux Desktop to launch web browser (15574)
  • Optimized system to reduce source switching time for the large video walls (16310)
  • Improved Control Center usability by allowing scrolling while holding a display or a zone (16432)
  • Improved Failover process for added stability (15591)
  • Added various features to Userful Cloud (16410)
  • Improved system security (16419, 16350)
  • Improved Session Management feature (16259)
  • Improved USB webcam feature (16210, 16338, 16403, 16426, 16446, 16479, 16468)
  • Updated Control Center to render properly in iOS devices (16074)
  • Updated default icons for various sources (16484)
  • Updated pre-configured sources on the default Mapping screen (16311)
  • Improved UI and usability for Interactive Viewer (16402, 16405)
  • Improved media player package (16231)
  • Updated Nvidia driver packages (16182)
  • Updated Google Chrome to latest stable version 65 (16100)
  • Fixed issue where users need to refresh the webcam after a preset switch occurs (16190)
  • Fixed Web Browser: Chrome Kiosk source where sessions always default to Google (16249)
  • Fixed issue where occasionally some displays do not start looking for the display numbers (16305)
  • Fixed issue where a video wall can consume a lot of memory during long-term video playback (16309)
  • Fixed issue where onscreen Keyboard may not work in some cases (16075)
  • Fixed issue where session time limit is being overwritten by authentication time limit (16337)
  • Fixed issue where resetting zero client(s) shows an error (16365)
  • Fixed issue where adding icons to Cloud Desktop launcher shows an error (16379)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center doesn't update the VPN IP address (16399)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window welcome screen sessions fail to start (16400)
  • Fixed issue where Source Switcher cannot select mirror groups that have a video wall (16406)
  • Fixed issue where Source Switcher does not display the last source (16421)
  • Fixed issue where moving selected displays to unmapped area shows an error (16415)
  • Fixed issue where video wall calibration may not close properly (16420)
  • Fixed issue where more than one network card can clutter the Initial Setup screen UI (16427)
  • Fixed issue where display in a video wall may not wake up from DPMS (16428)
  • Fixed issue where switching a preset with Video Capture source shows an error (16439)
  • Fixed an issue where a video wall zone does not differentiate between control display (16440)
  • Fixed issue where a zone does not play if it is a part of another zone (16444)
  • Fixed issue where pause and resume API calls do not work properly with the images (16476)
  • Fixed issue where remapping a video wall from Signage source to Web Browser sources shows error on Primary host in case of Failover (16521)
  • Control Center UI improvements (16396, 16291)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (16100)

Userful™ 9.8.1

  • Release Date: Mar 02, 2018
  • Improved the Initial setup process to make it more user friendly (16341)
  • Fixed issue where text color does not change while configuring Tile Welcome Screen (16316)
  • Fixed issue where large video walls don't start promptly (16327)
  • Fixed issue where certain settings of deleted video wall displays become uneditable (16331)
  • Fixed issue where switching among sources takes longer than expected on large video walls (16334)
  • Fixed issue where display playing Picture-in-Picture source with interactive and non-interactive sources does not recover after resetting display (16347)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (16335, 16321))

Userful™ 9.8

  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2018
  • Certified ThinGlobal MiniPoint DS and DS Lite zero clients (15844)
  • Certified ThinGlobal Kiosk (LTY0HN18-TG-K) (15975)
  • Improved Userful's video wall engine (16079)
  • Added support for Userful Cloud to manage your installs over the Internet (15882)
  • Updated Initial Setup process to register your servers on Userful Cloud (16230)
  • Removed Virtual Machine source and VMs features (16207)
  • Added support for USB webcams to monitor your displays (16098)
  • Updated the launch panel for Cloud Desktop (15685)
  • Added support to install Userful appliance on UEFI enabled BIOS (15909)
  • Added support for VP9 video codec format (16028)
  • Increased the range of RGB values for color calibration (16166)
  • Improved the process of web filters under Session Management (15941)
  • Added system diagnostic to notify users to reboot Userful host after updating (16021)
  • Added system diagnostic to notify users if supported GPU is not detected in the system (16063)
  • Added an API call to pause and resume the display running Signage content (15968)
  • Added an API call to pause and resume the video wall zone running Signage content (15968)
  • Improved UI for Tile-based Welcome screen (16003, 16062, 16176)
  • Added UI option to customize display’s resolution under Display Settings (16000)
  • Added UI option to distinguish among the failed over displays on the backup host during Failover (16243)
  • Added UI option to select language for Tile-based Welcome Screen (16193)
  • Added UI option to end the session through Session Management timer (16005)
  • Updated UI for initial video tutorial dialog window to make it more user friendly (16008)
  • Updated Blackmagic DeckLink driver to version 10.9.10 (16234)
  • Updated Nvidia driver packages (16228)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window, Picture-in-Picture and Shelf-Vision Player does not allow playing image files (16036)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center gives warning when restarting a time bound session under Session Management (16057)
  • Fixed issue where clicking Resolve on Extra Signage Player Codec system diagnostic gives a warning message (16126)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window and Picture-In-Picture session show black borders (16146)
  • Fixed issue where color calibration process does not work as expected (16157)
  • Fixed issue where inactivity logout option does not work for browser kiosk sessions under Session Management (16170)
  • Fixed issue where audio desyncs while playing signage player content (16250)
  • Fixed issue where display is stuck at spinner after closing video wall calibration screen (16252)
  • Fixed issue where audio does not work when switching among Signage Player and Interactive source (e.g. Linux Desktop) (16275)
  • Fixed issue where large video wall takes longer than usual to switch between sources (16307)
  • Session Management UI improvements (16005, 16144, 16187, 16266)
  • UCC UI improvements (15442, 16008, 16237)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (15394)

Userful™ 9.7

  • Release Date: Dec 19, 2017
  • Added support for Nvidia Quadro P series offload cards (15760)
  • Integrated VNC Viewer source to share desktops (15896, 15952)
  • Integrated Shelf-Vision source to play the content on display strips (15924, 15826)
  • Optimized video wall calibration process for large size video walls to enhance their stability (15789)
  • Added UI option to enable Intel GPU under Performance Settings where Nvidia is not available (15922, 15935)
  • Optimized Blackmagic capture card setup process to make it more convenient (15581)
  • Updated "Extra Signage Player Codecs" system diagnostics, where clicking the "Resolve" link installs the required packages (15928)
  • Added "Limited Functionality Browser" system diagnostic to appear if user access Control Center through default Python browser (15940)
  • Updated Ultimate license tier to make Interactive Viewer and Preset Switcher available in the default install (15915)
  • Updated Online Video Tutorials link under Control Center > Support (15398)
  • Optimized Web Filter under Session Management (15828)
  • Updated onboard display to always show Welcome screen with Control Center gear icon (15444)
  • Improved Tile-based Welcome Screen UI (15908)
  • Added UI option to select foreign language under Welcome Screen (14805)
  • Added UI option to show customized fields for login credentials under Session Management (15053)
  • Added UI option to show the display manufacturer’s name and zero client’s serial number under Display Settings dialog window (15636, 15799)
  • Added UI option on specific sources to aware users to enable Mirror Group (15782)
  • Added UI option to show spinner before loading content on the video wall (15806)
  • Updated base OS to CentOS 7.4 (15637)
  • Updated SMSC driver to version number 2.8.222 (15712)
  • Upgraded GStreamer package to version number 1.12.3 (15902)
  • Fixed issue where switching video wall to grid layout is not achievable after an artistic video wall is created (10883)
  • Fixed issue where lowering the display resolution of 1080p monitor to 640x480 causes black screen (12562)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center does not reflect correct network settings when system is configured using DHCP (12950)
  • Fixed issue where transitioning from Video Capture source to other source causes loss of audio (13305)
  • Fixed issue where switching overlapped video wall zones among different sources causes already playing video wall to restart, if Direct Sync is enabled (13384)
  • Fixed issue where dragging the un-maximized Chrome window inside Interactive Viewer disconnects the corresponding session (14995)
  • Fixed issue where deleting a video wall loaded via preset switching causes displays to freeze (15697)
  • Fixed issue where displays do not appear under Displays tab after updating a system through Control Center (15739)
  • Fixed issue where h.265 video does not play when Direct Sync is enabled (15765)
  • Fixed issue where Tile-based Welcome Screen occasionally shows white screen (15783)
  • Fixed issue where cache error does not disappear until users clicks OK button (15835)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center’s initial page does not load at correct layout (15850)
  • Fixed issue where standalone display playing web content through Chrome Kiosk does not work as expected (15877)
  • Fixed issue where Tile-based Welcome Screen does not accept '.png' file as the logo path (15886)
  • Fixed issue where initial video tutorial pops even when “Do not show this again” option is enabled under default Python browser (15888)
  • Fixed issue where license activation process times out even when internet is connected (15927)
  • Updated certain non-English language translations for Control Center UI (15845)
  • Session Management UI improvements (15787, 15884, 16004)
  • Control Center UI improvements (15906, 15917)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (15396, 15399)

Userful™ 9.6.2

  • Release Date: Nov 20, 2017
  • Fixed issue where clicking gear icon on Welcome Screen does not launch Control Center (15837)
  • Stability and UI improvements (15397)

Userful™ 9.6.1

  • Release Date: October 30, 2017
  • Added UI options to customize colors for Tile-based Welcome Screen (15822)
  • Optimized Tile-based Welcome Screen for faster performance (15786)
  • Fixed issue where changes do not apply while calibrating a large video wall (15763)
  • Fixed issue where updating Userful host does not work as expected (15767)
  • Fixed issue where Session Management > Web Filters do not apply correctly to the related sources (15768)
  • Fixed issue where “Do not show this message again” checkbox on the Intro video does not work under Firefox (15774)
  • Fixed issue where deleting a source cause an error if "Welcome Screen" is enabled under Control Center > Mapping (15805)
  • Updated clause 4.1 of EULA (15820)
  • Improved video playback stability (15773)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (15398, 15808)

Userful™ 9.6.

  • Release Date: October 17, 2017
  • Added Picture-in-Picture source to play multiple content streams in inset windows whereas main content plays in the background (15357, 15672)
  • Added UI option to enable Tile-based Welcome Screen under Mapping tab (15124, 15628)
  • Added UI option to Log in / Log out from user session under Display Settings (14155)
  • Added UI option to activate screensaver for certain sources under Settings tab (15692)
  • Added UI option to enable large print mode under Session Management (14806)
  • Added UI option to enable On-Screen Keyboard under Session Management (14005)
  • Updated Source Switcher UI to provide a fresh look and improve usability (15628)
  • Added support for Master PDF Editor (15532)
  • Integrated a video tutorial after the initial login screen to get an insight about UCC (14866)
  • Enabled various shortcuts to achieve pixel-perfect video wall calibration (14606)
  • Improved failover process to make it more robust (15547)
  • Introduced a new licensing tier "Creative" for Artistic Video Walls (15668)
  • Updated Remote Control Settings features to the appropriate licensing or subscription tier (15695)
  • Updated Professional license tier to support a maximum of 3 video wall zones per system (15613)
  • Updated Preset Switcher to check license tier before enabling switching among presets (15614)
  • Updated Standard license tier to support no more than one grid video wall of max size 2x2 per system (15695)
  • Updated System Diagnostics to show an option under UCC if the Maintenance & Support Contract is expired (15669)
  • Updated Mirror Group to enable automatically if multiple displays are mapped to Multi-Window, Picture-In-Picture, Capture and Streamer sources (15506)
  • Added Arabic language translations (15106)
  • Updated Google Chrome to latest stable version 61 (15631)
  • Fixed issue where a video does not start smoothly when Direct Decode is enabled (15177)
  • Fixed issue where RTSP Streamer source does not work as expected if it is a part of with Multi-Window source (15419)
  • Fixed issue where mapping a display/video wall to a Multi-Window source does not show full-screen content with Nvidia Offload enabled (15437)
  • Fixed issue where backup host does not proceed with the failover process until all the displays show orphaned state (15460)
  • Fixed issue where network disruptions to RTSP stream playing through Multi-Window causes freezing of content (15469)
  • Fixed issue where combining RTSP source with indirect source through Multi-Window causes indirect source content playing at low frame rate (15470)
  • Fixed issue where UCC shows error while creating Web Filter under Session Management (15491)
  • Fixed issue where the same browser cannot be used to configure failover settings of primary and backup host (15495)
  • Fixed issue where changing name/location of a display is not implemented correctly (15496)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window source including other indirect sources does not work as expected (15505)
  • Fixed issue where certain source (e.g., RTSP Streamer, Multi-Window, Blackmagic Capture) does not work as expected when multiple displays/video walls are assigned to same source (15506)
  • Fixed issue where browser-based 3rd party CMSs do not work as expected (15514)
  • Fixed issue where backup host shows error while returning displays back to the primary host after failover process (15526)
  • Fixed issue where audio does not work with RTSP Streamer source (15528)
  • Fixed issue where backup host does not play the correct mapping configuration after the process of failover (15530)
  • Fixed issue where displays freeze while switching from a preset with Multi-Window source to a preset with video wall (15533)
  • Fixed issue where Multi-Window including RTSP Streamer source does not start if corresponding stream is unavailable (15539)
  • Fixed issue where closing Interactive Viewer window freezes other open Interactive Viewer windows on separate browsers for the same Userful host (15545)
  • Fixed issue where some overlapped video wall zones do not play the signage content after they become part of mirror group (15558)
  • Fixed issue where deleted source still exists on Source Switcher UI and shows an error upon selection (15567)
  • Fixed issue where rotated standalone displays do not play the expected content after they become part of mirror group (15583)
  • Fixed issue where remapping an overlapped video wall zone does not play the correct content after the zones are assigned to a mirror group (15587)
  • Fixed issue where audio does not work with YUAN capture cards (15617)
  • Fixed issue where video wall cannot play its signage content after adding it to a Multi-Window source (15623)
  • Fixed issue where displays occasionally show incorrect native resolution (15642)
  • Fixed issue where the static image in the signage playlist does not display as per slideshow interval (15689)
  • Updated non-English language translations for Control Center UI (15395)
  • Optimized UI for smartphones and tablets (15522, 15656)
  • Session Management UI improvements (14003, 14004, 14009)
  • UCC UI changes (15463, 15535, 15720, 15726)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (15400, 15579, 15580)

Userful™ 9.5

  • Release Date: August 02, 2017
  • Added support for 7th Generation Intel® "Kaby Lake" processors (15010)
  • Added support for Nvidia "GeForce GTX 1080Ti" graphics card (14892)
  • Added support for high bit-rate 8K resolution content (14540)
  • Added feature to subdivide displays/video walls to show multiple content streams running simultaneously, through Multi-Window source (14695, 15387)
  • Added feature to play video feeds over network through RTSP Streamer source (15290)
  • Added Web Filtering under Session Management to restrict access to inappropriate web content (15339, 15329)
  • Added Direct Decode option to enhance performance for 8k video playback under Performance Settings (15094)
  • Added UI option to optimize the rendering of text or image under Video Wall Zone Settings (14614)
  • Added UI option to enable 3D graphics support for Web Browser and certain third-party CMS sources (14898)
  • Added UI option to calibrate colors for standalone displays under Display Settings (15103)
  • Added UI option to upload files to "/shared-files/signage" folder under Control Center > Storage (15473)
  • Listed display's native resolution to the current resolution list (15175)
  • Updated UI to overlay a mouse and speaker icon on the control display of a video wall (15293)
  • Added ability to show IDs on the displays during video wall calibration (15315)
  • Enabled shortcuts to switch between displays during video wall calibration (15266)
  • Improved UI to highlight the selected displays during video wall calibration (15383)
  • Increased the zoom-out limit to support large layout during video wall calibration (15054)
  • Added warning message to appear when multiple displays/video walls are playing same content outside of mirror group (15126)
  • Added System Diagnostics for Network Bandwidth (14955)
  • Updated System Diagnostics to show timestamp when the last check was performed (14954)
  • Updated the process of various diagnostic alerts to appear if the associated event occurs (15008, 14921)
  • Updated System Diagnostics notification message for GPU (14734)
  • Added a link to video tutorials under Control Center > Support (15091)
  • Integrated power management functionality via Userful API (14820)
  • Added feature to download Userful logs if the Internet is not available (15283)
  • Updated Google Chrome to version 59 (15228)
  • Updated Firefox to version 52 (15227)
  • Updated VirtualBox version to 5.1.24 (15378)
  • Updated Rise Vision Player plugin (15451)
  • Fixed issue where displays playing indirect source content freeze (12249)
  • Fixed issue where Audio-In of cloned Virtual Machines does not work on Atrust m320 displays (13960)
  • Fixed issue where capturing of more than 10 concurrent external devices is not supported through one Userful host (14617)
  • Fixed issue where hot plugging the zero client device stops the video wall playback (14884)
  • Fixed issue where Stop button on Source Switcher does not work as expected (14887)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center shows error when opening System Diagnostics page (14980)
  • Fixed issue where custom resolution of a video wall display changes after system reboot (14988, 14993)
  • Fixed issue where Nvidia GPU accelerated artistic video wall do not play the content at maximum possible resolution (14994)
  • Fixed issue where sound does not sync with video playback (15022)
  • Fixed issue where Interactive Viewer page fails to load (15031)
  • Fixed issue where color calibration does not work if Direct Sync is enabled (15055)
  • Fixed issue where staff user can rotate stand-alone displays (15057)
  • Fixed issue where assigning a video wall to a signage source restarts other video wall playing web content (15102)
  • Fixed issue where nag message appears twice on an unlicensed system (15112)
  • Fixed issue where unlicensed message appears on alternate videos if Nvidia support is enabled (15122)
  • Fixed issue where the display or video wall do not return back to the default welcome screen when deleting associated source (15157)
  • Fixed issue where Link Status under Settings > Network Settings does not display the correct value (15162)
  • Fixed issue where Signage playlist containing static images with a period (.) in the file name do not show consistent playback (15176)
  • Fixed issue where video wall does not show nag screen when the license expires (15191)
  • Fixed issue where video wall mapped to web browser source does not show correct resolution (15204)
  • Fixed issue where license details do not give the correct results when called via Userful API (15223)
  • Fixed issue where standalone display rotation does not work when display is using native resolution (15229)
  • Fixed issue where “Join Group” option is not available for backup host after creating failover group (15231)
  • Fixed issue where displays do not show correct status after rebooting system with large number of displays (15260)
  • Fixed issue where keyboard arrow keys do not work as expected while calibrating video walls (15269)
  • Fixed issue where system gives warning while switching a network interface from automatic to manual configuration (15274)
  • Fixed issue where Proxy settings do not work for Firefox browser under Session Management (15302)
  • Fixed issue where video wall does not show full output when mapped to an indirect source (15335)
  • Fixed issue where Source Switcher anchor tag does not work as expected (15343)
  • Fixed issue where capturing Blackmagic source on an artistic video wall does not work as expected (15349)
  • Fixed issue where remote VPN is not able to connect with the server (15351)
  • Fixed issue where displays do not failback to the primary host (15421)
  • Fixed issue where certain API calls related to displays do not work as expected (15434)
  • Fixed issue where unmapping a display playing signage content does not show the default content with Direct Sync and Nvidia Support enabled (15482)
  • Updated translation strings for Control Center UI (15379)
  • Optimized UI for smartphones and tablets (15299, 15389)
  • UCC UI improvements (15126, 15150, 15198, 15277, 15314)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (14999, 14785)

Userful™ 9.1.2

  • Release Date: April 19, 2017
  • Updated Userful API documentation URL to http://[Userful host IP Address]/userful-api.html (14724)
  • Fixed issue where system diagnostics do not give notification if Userful host is not connected to gigabit ethernet connection (14948)
  • Fixed issue where changing the Rotation while configuring Display Settings of an Artistic video wall has no effect on the display (14953)
  • Fixed issue where Preset feature do not work as expected in the absence of default source (14960)
  • Fixed issue where configuring an existing video wall cause black screen on associated displays (14966)
  • Fixed issue where Intel GPU accelerated video walls do not start (14975)
  • Fixed issue where rebooting the system changes configured display resolution to preferred resolution (14993)
  • Minor UI improvements (14905, 14913, 14974, 14982)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (14971, 14984)

Userful™ 9.1.1

  • Release Date: April 05, 2017
  • Fixed issue where stand-alone display shows black screen when mapped to a capture source (14774)
  • Fixed issue where rotated stand-alone display and video walls report the incorrect resolution (14886, 14900)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center shows error on creating a video wall without assigned displays (14904)
  • Fixed issue where video wall shows an error message after switching to a preset configuration (14906)
  • Fixed issue where video wall shows zoomed output on certain displays while using a capture source (14907)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (14930)

Userful™ 9.1

  • Release Date: March 24, 2017
  • Enhanced the rendering quality of artistic video walls (14676)
  • Optimized for the calibration time of large size video walls (13914)
  • Added stability to Preset Switcher (14843)
  • Enhanced the stability of video wall when zero client device is reset (14598)
  • Updated sample media content to include 60 fps video (14657)
  • Updated System Diagnostics for Hardware Virtualization to appear when Virtual Machine (VDI) source is present (14763)
  • Reorganized Performance Settings under Control Center > Settings (14849)
  • Updated stand-alone display rotation to reset if display is a part of video wall (14862)
  • Upgraded Google Chrome to latest version 57 (14556)
  • Fixed issue where resetting a display playing signage content with Direct Sync disabled restarts all other displays under same source (14034)
  • Fixed issue where resetting a display assigned to video wall with Direct Sync enabled restarts video playback (14278)
  • Fixed issue where assign and un-assign displays does not respond (14703)
  • Fixed issue where all displays except Control Display assigned to video wall show white screen, on backup host after failover (14706)
  • Fixed issue where switching source between overlapped zones through Source Switcher UI does not update the content (14708)
  • Fixed issue where displays assigned to overlapped zones created on the primary host show blank screen on the backup host after failover (14713)
  • Fixed issue where UCC does not respond while rotating grid video wall without any assigned display (14728)
  • Fixed issue where UCC shows error and disconnected displays don't appear in UCC when updating Userful host machine (14729)
  • Fixed issue where multiple users are unable to launch appropriate session through Interactive Viewer (14739)
  • Fixed issue where Preset Switcher and Source Switcher work slow without internet connection (14741)
  • Fixed issue where UCC shows warning message while changing preset through Preset Switcher UI (14751)
  • Fixed issue where video wall playback do not start when launched through Preset Switcher UI, if Userful host is a part of failover group (14752)
  • Fixed issue where switching preset from signage player to web browser source does not update the content on the video wall (14753)
  • Fixed issue where mirror group with indirect source keep on restarting welcome screen (14757)
  • Fixed issue where UCC shows error when changing name of the source to which a video wall with un-assigned displays is mapped (14761)
  • Fixed issue where UCC shows warning message while clicking play/pause button after adding a column to a video wall playing signage content (14765)
  • Fixed issue where displays freeze and do not return to unmapped area after stopping an existing zone and then deleting the video wall (14786)
  • Fixed issue where video wall zones with different Control Display do not play updated content after changing the presets (14801)
  • Fixed issue where all the displays assigned to overlapped video wall zones with different control display and mapped to indirect sources do not play correct content while changing presets (14815)
  • Fixed issue where video wall calibration does not work with Nvidia support enabled (14816)
  • Fixed issue where some displays of video wall mapped to signage source do not stop video wall playback while changing the presets (14827)
  • Fixed issue where display rotated 90 degree clockwise under Mapping > Display Settings and mapped to signage source show blank screen (14836)
  • Fixed issue where assigning and playing a video wall or zone to UI Evolution source restarts existing video wall under same source (14846)
  • Fixed issue where remapping a display playing signage content to web browser source does not update the content after reset (14850)
  • Fixed issue where video wall mapped to indirect source plays in the wrong size when the loading the corresponding preset (14891)
  • Updated translation strings for Control Center UI (14770, 14773, 14775, 14783, 14856, 14857, 14865)
  • Minor UI improvements (14465, 14569, 14717, 14737, 14759, 14853, 14873)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (14556)

Userful™ 9.0

  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2017
  • Updated User Interface to enhance the usability and improve the cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility (14381)
  • Added support for tablet and mobile browsers (14381)
  • Applied new naming conventions to Userful™ to make product more compatible with standard industry names (14149)
  • Added support for REST API as a powerful tool to programmatically interact with Userful (13161)
  • Added Interactive Viewer feature to allow users to remotely interact with the dynamic content being played on video wall and stand alone displays (13923, 14135)
  • Added support to rotate individual stand-alone display(s) (14239)
  • Updated Preset Settings to Remote Control Settings under Control Center > Settings (14481)
  • Optimized switching of content and zones to reduce the switching time (14461)
  • Enabled Direct Sync feature by default to improve the system performance (14326)
  • Added retest button to all diagnostics (14269)
  • Enhanced VDI Setup diagnostic message to appear only if Virtual Machine source is present under mapping screen (14328)
  • Added UI option “Show Welcome Screen” to allow users to launch the sources manually, when associated displays start (14289)
  • Added an option to select the connection type while creating Blackmagic DeckLink Capture source (14307)
  • Updated Blackmagic and Video capture plugin so that empty crop fields (left, right, top and bottom) do not break playback (14237)
  • Enhanced the setup options on Control Center's first-run welcome screen (14329)
  • Updated sample media content (14220)
  • Added an option to perform scheduled reboot (14386)
  • Added an option to view Display Settings under Control Center > Displays (14432)
  • Moved Broadcast Alerts and Zero-Client Configuration under Control Center > Settings (14149, 14523)
  • Updated base OS to CentOS 7.3 (14346)
  • Updated Rise Vision Player plugin to improve performance (14222)
  • Updated Google Chrome and Firefox to a stable version (14515)
  • Updated Signagelive plugin (14495)
  • Upgraded GStreamer package to version 1.10.2 (14226)
  • Updated media player package to resolve video playback issue (14574)
  • Fixed issue where clicking cancel button does not discard color calibration changes while calibrating video wall with Direct Sync disabled (12327)
  • Fixed issue where calibration process crashes on large video walls (10x10) (12987)
  • Fixed issue where cache message appears while login to UCC from multiple tabs using same browser and different browsers (13294)
  • Fixed issue where display connected with HDMI cable to ThinGlobal Zero client drops when video wall is paused with Direct Sync enabled (13482)
  • Fixed issue where installing large packages through Control Center is unreliable (13513)
  • Fixed issue where input randomly drops and shows a blank screen while using IP4K Blackmagic Capture card with Direct Sync enabled (13396)
  • Fixed issue where USB mouse and keyboard does not work with Windows 7 VDI session (13693)
  • Fixed issue where user cannot input text in with Chrome browser kiosk mode using Session Management (14008)
  • Fixed issue where error message appears while using some models of hp printer with Userful host (14028)
  • Fixed issue where changing the DHCP settings takes several seconds to apply (14167)
  • Fixed issue where switching source for the overlapped video wall zone cause the zone to restart (14176)
  • Fixed issue where display goes to the unmapped area when video wall zone is restored from saved preset (14188)
  • Fixed issue where Direct sync feature without Nvidia Offload is not supported with Blackmagic DeckLink Capture source (14232)
  • Fixed issue where remapping the display from a deleted artistic video wall to another source preserves the state of rotation on the display (14238)
  • Fixed issue when video wall play/stop button becomes inactive after changing the license (14247)
  • Fixed issue where display assigned to a source created under welcome screen does not start with Mirror Group enabled (14264)
  • Fixed issue where diagnostics test for Display Network shows incorrect notification message (14315)
  • Fixed issue where unmapped video wall is not created on backup host after failover (14324)
  • Fixed issue where some connected network zero client displays may appear to be offline when logged in after rebooting Userful host (14341)
  • Fixed translation strings issues for Control Center UI (14417)
  • Fixed issue where sources with the same name can be created (14422)
  • Fixed issue where assigning a display to a signage source shows black screen with Direct Sync enabled and Nvidia Offload Support disabled (14436)
  • Fixed issue where videowall mapped to Web Browser source is not restored after being paused (14453)
  • Fixed issue where all input ports might not work while using multiple Blackmagic Decklink Quad 2 Capture cards in a system (14456)
  • Fixed issue where video wall calibration screen do not show on existing video walls using Intel GPU Offload (14458)
  • Fixed issue where display(s) playing signage source do not restart after creating a new video wall (14462)
  • Fixed issue where UCC does not check the current status of “Show IDs” when it loads (14475)
  • Fixed issue where UCC becomes very slow if it has too many video wall zones (14478)
  • Fixed issue where displays that are part of overlapped video wall zone freeze on deleting the video wall (14541)
  • Fixed issue where changing the scaling option of a running video wall does not take effect until video wall is restarted (14579)
  • Fixed issue where locking a new zero client device to the Userful host is not functional (14586)
  • Fixed issue where restarting first played overlapped video wall zone mapped to signage player does not play proper content on the displays (14609)
  • Fixed issue where occasionally all displays that are part of video wall are not unmapped after deleting a video wall with multiple zones (14615)
  • Fixed issue where error pops up while clicking Import VM Image button under Control Center > VMs (14620)
  • Fixed issue where reboot fixes the problem when playing an overlapped video wall zone does not update the content on all the displays (14677)
  • Fixed issue where displays are not moving with arrow keys while calibrating video wall under artistic layout (14694)
  • Updated translation strings for Control Center UI (14492, 14604, 14638)
  • Major Control Center UI improvements (14527)
  • Minor UI improvements (13872, 14195, 14198, 14311, 14328, 14497, 14527, 14543, 14568, 14576, 14599, 14610, 14625, 14644)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (13299, 14243)

Userful™ 8.8.1

  • Release Date: December 13, 2016
  • Added an option to flip the row or column under video wall calibration (13740)
  • Added an option to enable the failover group only when it is required to reduce the system startup time (14126)
  • Enhanced the Preset Station Mapping feature to reduce the time to switch between saved presets (14205)
  • Enhanced performance for the large video wall playback (14292)
  • Updated Nvidia driver to support the newer Nvidia cards, see the list of Supported Cards (14225)
  • Updated YUAN driver to improve stability (14143)
  • Updated Google Chrome to version 55 (14304)
  • Fixed issue where video wall shows as unmapped while mapping it to a welcome screen (14224)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center does not restart after installing Blackmagic Design Capture Card Driver (14227)
  • Fixed issue where multiple video wall zones with same Control Station mapped to a Signage Player session do not play (14229)
  • Fixed issue where stations that are part of running video wall do not failover to the backup host (14235)
  • Fixed issue where occasionally the onboard station is stuck at spinner after system reboot (14275)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (14271)

Userful™ 8.8

  • Release Date: November 17, 2016
  • Optimized switching of content and zones (reduced switching time from many seconds down to a fraction of a second) (13989)
  • Added Direct Sync support for the non-Nvidia systems (14057)
  • Added support for Intel GPU Offload on Intel’s 6th generation core i3 PCs for the low-cost video wall deployments (14096)
  • Added Preset Station Mapping feature allowing users to save the station mapping settings (13998,14070,14120)
  • Added (mobile friendly) application for instant preset switching (13999, 14121)
  • Integrated Session Management feature to define session level access settings including authentication, privacy and time (13911, 13961, 13988)
  • Integrated Beabloo Player session container (14178)
  • Added functionality to play zones with overlapping stations simultaneously for non-interactive sessions (Signage Player, Network Streamer) (14054)
  • Added UI option to edit Rotation Offset allowing user to set the initial rotation value while creating an artistic videowall (13901)
  • Added UI option to edit display coordinates (x,y) and angle rotation while configuring artistic video wall (13902)
  • Enabled Auto Launch feature for session containers listed under Welcome Screen (13909)
  • Updated Blackmagic DeckLink driver to support the latest Blackmagic DeckLink capture cards (13995,14116)
  • Added UI option to crop the captured external device under Blackmagic DeckLink and Video Capture session container (14081)
  • Added Nepali language translations (14088)
  • Added UI option to include zone names for all videowalls under Station Mapping (14123)
  • Filtered the list of Nvidia and Intel GPUs under Zone Settings > GPU Acceleration (14162)
  • Fixed issue where Atrust M321 zero client does not work with DirectSync (13355)
  • Fixed issue where system using dual NIC shows NAG screen even though NIC running DHCP for the zero clients is licensed (13707)
  • Fixed issue where content is still playing even after deleting video wall running as a part of mirror group (13946)
  • Fixed issue where stations dropped randomly while playing demanding content (image files) (13962)
  • Fixed issue where sound does not come out smoothly through network zero client and Userful host while playing signage content(13968)
  • Fixed issue where importing an ova file from the Control Center > Virtual Machines fails (13970)
  • Fixed issue where enabling Direct Sync on HDMI displays show blank screen (13973)
  • Fixed issue where selecting Virtual Machine as session container replaces the UI fields with that of UIEvolution (14015)
  • Fixed issue where resetting Atrust M321 zero client with HDMI display in videowall may cause black screen (14022)
  • Fixed issue where where System Diagnostics show VDI package not installed even though it is installed (14030)
  • Fixed issue where System Diagnostics displays incorrect notification for Hardware Virtualization (14040)
  • Fixed issue where UCC show duplicate virtual machines after being imported through multiple users (14045)
  • Fixed issue where user has to click "Stop Now" button more than once to update the Video Wall Zone Settings (14071)
  • Fixed issue where Nvidia enabled videowall do not transition back to interactive sessions after being deleted (14101)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center shows error while configuring Display Settings under artistic videowalls (14105)
  • Fixed concurrency issues while playing multiple videowalls simultaneously (14111)
  • Resolved error messages while configuring NIC to serve as DHCP server (14113)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center fails to load after system update (14134)
  • Fixed issue where video wall playback does not restart after video wall calibration (14152)
  • Fixed issue where video wall crashes during the transition from Signage Player to Web Browser session container (14170)
  • Fixed issue where switching profile for lower order zone cause the top order overlapped zone to restart (14176)
  • Fixed issue where video wall fails to start while transitioning from Web to Signage session container (14185)
  • Fixed issue where video wall fails to resumes after the unplugging/plugging the network cable on network zero clients (14203)
  • Minor UI improvements (13965,14114, 14119, 14146)
  • UI improvements to Initial Setup screen for non-English languages (13703)
  • Updated Translation Strings (13926,14085,14086,14087)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (14039, 13922)

Userful™ 8.7.1

  • Release Date: September 30, 2016
  • Resolved issue where audio settings of Video Capture session container overrides the video wall audio setting (13880)
  • Optimized the system to consume less memory (13930)
  • Reduced session start and switching time when Direct Sync is enabled (13934)
  • Resolved issue where unassigning a station playing dynamic content results in station getting stuck on the last frame (13937)
  • Minor UI changes for Control Center > System Operations > Preset Remote Control feature (13943)
  • Resolved issue where onboard system gets unmapped automatically after system reboot (13975)
  • Resolved issue where Control Center fails to launch after the first system reboot (13976)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (13944)

Userful™ 8.7

  • Release Date: September 30, 2016
  • Resolved issue where audio settings of Video Capture session container overrides the video wall audio setting (13880)
  • Optimized the system to consume less memory (13930)
  • Reduced session start and switching time when Direct Sync is enabled (13934)
  • Resolved issue where unassigning a station playing dynamic content results in station getting stuck on the last frame (13937)
  • Minor UI changes for Control Center > System Operations > Preset Remote Control feature (13943)
  • Resolved issue where onboard system gets unmapped automatically after system reboot (13975)
  • Resolved issue where Control Center fails to launch after the first system reboot (13976)
  • Minor bug fixes and stability improvements (13944)

Userful™ 8.6.1

  • Release Date: June 14, 2016
  • Upgraded Firefox to version 45 (13490)
  • Enhancements to the Preset Browser Remote feature (13116)
  • Fixed issue where image slide show ends abruptly during playback (13556)
  • Fixed issue where Display Scaling does not work unless all displays have support of 720p resolution (13563)
  • Fixed issue where deleting a session container in a mirror group do not stop playback on assigned stations (13584)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center displays unlicensed warning notification on the licensed host (13607)
  • Fixed issue where video wall playing signage content zooms out while playing in a mirror group (13632)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (13422)

Userful™ 8.6

  • Release Date: May 18, 2016
  • Updated base OS to CentOS 7.2 (13109)
  • Added support for Skylake processors (12858,12614)
  • Added Browser Remote feature to launch sessions from any device (13398)
  • Added Direct Sync feature to substantially increase video-wall synchronization (13298, 13289)
  • Added 60fps support for video walls and signage player sessions with Nvidia offload support (13360)
  • Creation of "staff" login for limited access to Control Center (12648)
  • Enabled post-install configuration via a “Firstboot” GUI (13013,13106,13197,13365)
  • Substantially reduced time required for calibration & station mapping/remapping (13174)
  • Added support for RTSP over TCP network (12234)
  • Numerous improvements to automated high-availability / failover feature (12942,13232)
  • Added sample 4k and 6k content for playback (13383,13401)
  • Link to install Educational programs added under System Operations > Additional Packages (13421)
  • Added option to edit video wall zone name (13386)
  • Increased number of rows and columns to 50 for video wall configuration (13471)
  • Increased Userful Control Center session timeout period (13472)
  • Updated Video Capture session container UI with backup input and sound option (13291)
  • Updated Blackmagic Decklink session container UI with backup input and sound option (13481)
  • Improved "Manage Licensing" UI (13467)
  • Updated VirtualBox version to 5.0.18 (13382)
  • Updated Nvidia driver packages (13027)
  • Updated kernel version to 4.4 (13007)
  • Included Blackmagic Design driver version 10.6.2 (13023)
  • Simplified the process of installing additional packages (13019)
  • Added feature to edit hostname from Control Center > System Operations (12700)
  • Updated Russian Translations (13099)
  • Updated Japanese translations (12933)
  • Renamed Third-Party Add-ons to Additional Packages and Software (12598)
  • Updated Warnings and notifications text for the Control Center UI (12920,13208,13004)
  • Added functionality to do one degree rotation via keyboard in Artistic video wall (13080)
  • Updated notifications for Control Center > Help and Support > Submit Trouble Report (12850)
  • Updated Control Center translation strings (12744)
  • Fixed issue where system update process reboot the system even when the process fails (10146)
  • Fixed issue where mapping multiple stations to Video Capture session container cause kernel panic (12403)
  • Fixed issue where deleting a session container from Welcome Screen does not update the UI (12592)
  • Fixed issue where YUAN driver dkms module do not update when a new version is installed (12788)
  • Fixed issue where zero clients do not return to the primary host after the system startup (12942)
  • Fixed issue where enabling Nvidia offload support do not update the display resolution of displays in an existing video wall (12965)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center > Network Stations lists only single network station as online (13112)
  • Fixed issue where admin users cannot reboot and shutdown the system (13158)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center > System Operations > Keyboard Settings are not updated when the language is set to non-English during install (13163)
  • Fixed issue where station mapped to Cloud Desktop do not launch and is stuck at blank screen (13184)
  • Fixed issue where Mirroring does not work with video wall (13219)
  • Fixed issue where staff user can install additional packages through the diagnostic notifications (13278)
  • Fixed memory leaks due to zero client device hotplugging (13306)
  • Fixed issue where stations in a video wall setup freeze while capturing content using Blackmagic DeckLink session container (13345)
  • Fixed issue where diagnostic updates result in Control Center error (13350)
  • Fixed issue where an unlicensed host displays nag screen after an hour (13359)
  • Fixed issue where root password is set automatically after installation (13372)
  • Fixed issue where video wall calibration process fails when Direct Sync feature is enabled (13390)
  • Fixed issue where video wall does not start across all screens after reboot (13406)
  • Fixed issue where Remote VPN Connection stuck at activating status after starting the connection (13435,13441)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center became unresponsive after firstboot (13442)
  • Fixed issue where change in display resolution does not work until session is reset (13451)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (13092, 13115, 13230, 13239, 13319, 12694)

Userful™ 8.5

  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2016
  • Upgrade to the Userful 8.x architecture (dramatically faster boot time, scalability and stability improvements) (12436)
  • Added Nvidia Offload Card support (12727)
  • Added support to choose between "server-side scaling" and "display scaling" (12966)
  • Added VDI support (11094,12601)
  • Upgrade from Virtualbox 4.x to 5.x (large number of improvements including para-virtualization support) (12257)
  • Added Windows 10 guest VM support
  • Automated Database synchronization between multiple machines (profiles added to one machine are automatically added to others in the failover group) (12497)
  • Ability to set / change hostname & IP address via UCC (12700)
  • Added Mirroring feature (12714)
  • Added support for optional 10Gig NIC and 10Gig uplink switch (recommended for larger deployments) (12727)
  • Support for much broader range of host PC hardware, touch screens and PoE zero client devices
  • Show station details by clicking on station in station mapping (including connected USB devices)
  • Added Persian translations (12760)
  • Added Firefox FullScreen option under Web Browser session container (12763)
  • Added support for USB passthru on Linux and Cloud Desktop (10100)
  • Added support for Images with odd number of pixels (11196)
  • Added Diagnostic notification for USB 3.0 connection (12009)
  • Added FTP support for shared files (12199)
  • Added touchscreen passthrough support for VDI sessions (12692)
  • Added tooltips for video wall zone settings (12725)
  • Added negative bezel support in grid layout for projected video walls (12526)
  • Added "Reset Session" option under Station Mapping > Station Settings window equivalent to Ctrl+Alt+BS (7782)
  • Added GUI option to "Change Hostname" via Control Center > System Operations (12740)
  • Increased USB storage transfer speed on Linux Desktop and VDI sessions(11612,11174)
  • Updated smsc driver to 2.4.80 version (12757)
  • Fixed issue where creating a video wall while the monitors are off cause improper scaling (11192)
  • Fixed issue where video wall can be created without a primary station (11774)
  • Fixed issue where adding or removing a row in grid video wall causes video wall to miscalculate its size (11978)
  • Fixed Drag and Drop functionality on Internet Explorer 11 (12089)
  • Fixed issue where Offline stations appear "Online" under Station Mapping > Network Stations (12098)
  • Fixed issue where Signage Player > Directory playback does not scan for new files while playing (12211)
  • Fixed issue where repeated start/stop of video wall causes X to crash (12213)
  • Resolved issue where Color Calibration does not persist across reboots (12264)
  • Resolved issue where mapping multiple stations to Video Capture session container cause kernel panic (12403)
  • Fixed memory leaks during static image playback (12429)
  • Updated fonts for different languages (12506)
  • Fixed issue where system crashes when no network card exists on host PC/Server (12557)
  • Fixed issue where system never returns to Control Center login screen after successful updates (12600)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center > Network Stations displays incorrect zero-client device model information (12669)
  • Fixed issue where VM image imported through VirtualBox Manager is not listed under Control Center > Station Mapping tab (12679)
  • Fixed DVD Player plugin (12728)
  • User account setup moved from "Initial Setup" screen to License Agreement screen
  • Fixed issue where user cannot enable "DPMS" and "Automatic Shutdown" settings under Control Center > System Operations (12815)
  • Fixed issue where stations connected to different host PC/server as displayed as "Orphaned" stations (12810)
  • Resolved issue where change of IP Address from static to DHCP is not reflected correctly under Control Center > System Operations (12783)
  • Fixed issue where Apply button gets activated whenever a video wall is played or paused (12903)
  • Fixed issue where artifacts remain on screen while capturing 4k content using Video Capture session container (12959)
  • Fixed rounding issue with display rotation degrees in video wall calibration (12981)
  • Significant improvements to UCC
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (12625,12626,12795,12869,12937,12938)

Userful™ 8.0.3

  • Release Date: October 21, 2015
  • Resolved issue where screen goes blank for few seconds while transitioning between Welcome Screen and Linux Login screen (10176)
  • Added support for odd-width-sized images in Signage Player playlist (11196)
  • Fixed issue where the browser reports the host PC/server is running on the IP 0.0.0.0 when Control Center is launched early after bootup (11562)
  • Implemented "Restore" functionality for station failover (12115)
  • Fixed DPMS wake-up problem on Broadcast Message / Show Station IDs (12124)
  • Updated "Too many stations screen" UI (12276)
  • Improved "Welcome Screen UI" to support more session containers (12354)
  • Updated firmware for VMA25 zero-client device (12457)
  • Fixed video distortion of certain media files (12463)
  • Added firmware functionality for unlocked zero-client devices (12465)
  • Resolved issue where "Remote VPN Connection" does not update UI when connection is stopped (12467)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center will not launch without network connection (12489)
  • Fixed issue where creating a video wall crashes the Control Center (12499)
  • Fixed issue where Blackmagic DeckLink session container captures only 1/4th of the feed (12507)
  • Fixed Control Center > Check for Updates process (12511)
  • Updated Signagelive Chrome extension (12527)
  • Fixed issue where stations take more than 5 minutes to start after bootup (12533)
  • Included YUAN HDMI capture driver on standard ISO (12569)
  • Updated nhci driver version to 0.9.24 (12573)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (12436)

Userful™ 8.0.2

  • Release Date: Sep 15, 2015
  • Added ability to change the display resolution under Station Mapping > Station Setting (12308)
  • Added Scaling options for "Network Streamer" session container (12332)
  • Added warning notifications for the number of stations in a video wall (12355)
  • Added Control Center option under Linux Desktop > System > Administration menu (12311)
  • Updated PADS4 session container (12412)
  • Updated UIEvolution session container (12414)
  • Updated nhci version to 0.9.22
  • Fixed kernel panics at boot time due to nhci driver (11604)
  • Fixed issue where user cannot use non-ASCII characters for station's name and location (12035)
  • Fixed issue with video wall calibration (12050)
  • Fixed issue where licensing was throwing exception in standalone mode (12201)
  • Fixed issue where duplicate system diagnostics alert pops up if Control Center is opened via multiple browser windows (12271)
  • Fixed issue where video wall may not recover after pressing "Ctrl+Alt+BS" on any station (12306)
  • Fixed issue where session containers occasionally change order on "Welcome Screen" after drag and drop (12335)
  • Fixed issue where "Reset Userful Network VideoWall" was leaving the stations running with the old configurations (12204)
  • Fixed issue where DPMS settings on zero-clients was not in sync with control center DPMS settings (12096)
  • Fixed issue where static image artefacts remain on screen (12384)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center fails to restart after installing multiple Third-Party Addons (12428)
  • Fixed issue where loading animation of video wall calibration was not stable (12173)
  • UI fixes for Welcome Screen (12353)
  • UI enhancements for Network Stations screen (12405)
  • Enhanced report a problem utility to include browser client details (12134)
  • Enabled "kiosk" mode for newly created session containers under Station Mapping (12316)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (12310, 1234

Userful™ 8.0.1

  • Release Date: August 5, 2015
  • Upgraded to base RHEL 7.1/CentOS 7.1 (12103)
  • Added Zones functionality (11714)
  • Integrated new Content Management Systems (Signagelive Player, PADS4 Viewer, UIEvolution)
  • Added Video Capture session container for capturing Live TV, Webcams and HDMI streams (12112)
  • Added support for Blackmagic's DeckLink and Intensity Pro capture cards
  • Added support for YUAN capture cards
  • Added Program Runner session container (12259)
  • Added Automatic Firmware update process (9871)
  • UI changes for Web Browser session container (11281)
  • Added System Diagnostic notification for duplicate DHCP server and IP address conflicts (11065)
  • Added System Diagnostic notification for media codecs (12185)
  • Added "Slideshow Image Interval" field for static images under Signage Player session container (12068)
  • Fixed issue where video playback fails on onboard station due to driver issue (10559)
  • Resolved issue where non-admin users have access to reboot and shutdown commands on zero-client stations (11080)
  • Fixed issue where standalone stations assigned to Signage Player Directory playlist fails and cause station freeze (11220)
  • Fixed issue where user is unable to change timezone during Installation (11255)
  • Fixed "Drag and Drop" functionality on IE11 (11283)
  • Improved audio quality on network zero-client stations (11336)
  • Resolved issue where Calibration image artefacts remain on screen when stations are dragged inside video wall editor (11337)
  • Enhanced MJPEG encoder in SMSC driver (11340)
  • Fixed issue where stations mapped to Signage player may freeze after first play through (11468)
  • Resolved issue where assigned stations are not displayed under Control Center > Station Mapping (11489)
  • Fixed issue where system crashes after assigning stations to a session container (11500)
  • Auto-switch UCC to browser-configured language (11502)
  • Fixed audio issues on Web Browser session container (11515)
  • Resolved issue where adding multiple applications under Cloud Desktop throw traceback error(11538)
  • Added System Diagnostics checks for zero-client devices (11555)
  • Fixed issue where video wall will not resume playback after reboot (11620)
  • Resolved issue where stations disappears while editing an existing video wall (11636)
  • Resolved issue where color calibration does not persist across reboot (11699)
  • Dynamic resizing of displays (11722)
  • Fixed issue where station disappears after dragging mapped session container to "Welcome Screen" (11737)
  • Fixed "Reset to Saved" button in video wall color calibration window (11763)
  • Resolved issue where Control Center throw traceback errors when System Operations > Timezone is not selected (11769)
  • Enhanced Third-party Add-ons (11847)
  • Fixed issue where individual video wall segments appear at 1024x768, instead of full-screen (11856)
  • Fixed issue where Display Panel Size does not persist across reboots (11941)
  • Fixed issue where user cannot assign orphaned stations to the host PC/server (12043)
  • Added description field for zero-client devices (Firmware and Product/Vendor details) under Control Center > Network Stations (12081)
  • Fixed issue where "License Nag Screen" and "Too Many Stations" screen are not rotated on artistic video wall (12094)
  • Resolved issue where Video Wall editor does not update the list of available stations after stations connect/disconnect(12106)
  • Improved video wall calibration process (12108)
  • Resolved issue where Single-image signage player playlist can lead to frozen display (12152)
  • Fixed issue where repeated start/stop of video wall calibration process leads to dbus deadlock (12166)
  • Fixed issue with auto-assignment of zero-client devices (12174)
  • Upgraded Google Chrome browser to version 44 (12189)
  • Resolved issue where directory playback of images on 15 stations cause system freeze (12240)
  • Updated nhci version to 0.9.21 (12247)
  • Updated Translation Strings (10881)
  • Major UI Improvements
  • Enhanced system stability
  • Minor Bug fixes and Improvements (10213,11487)

Userful™ 7.4

  • Release Date: Feb 11, 2015
  • UI Improvements in "Artistic" layout (9979)
  • Ability to rotate individual (or group of) displays to any degree using Control Center UI (11004)
  • Updated Videodecode colorspace output for efficient playback (10847)
  • IP Address of host PC/server displayed on all assigned stations (11190)
  • Added Diagnostic notification for non-Intel® 4th Generation GPU (10886)
  • Added Diagnostic notification for duplicate DHCP servers and IP Address conflicts (11065)
  • Moved 'Unmapped Stations' panel to the top of Station Mapping (10992)
  • Standardized station icon colors with reference to station’s status (11000)
  • Better UI representation of video wall under Station Mapping (e.g. 90° rotated video wall) (10933)
  • Removed VirtualBox Extension pack from Third party Add-ons (11103)
  • Fixed station assignment issue where stations assigned to existing video walls were not listed while creating a new video wall (10871)
  • Fixed canvas zoom-out problem (10899)
  • Fixed issue where DVI/DP onboard not showing X windows after launch (10912)
  • Fixed issue where Clicking "Undo" button after deleting video wall leaves system in an inconsistent state (10915)
  • Fixed issue where Fullscreen scaling adds undesired padding while running video wall (11031)
  • Resolved issue where stations disappear after reducing rows/columns in an existing video wall (11010)
  • Fixed issue where user can create more than one GPU accelerated video wall (11116)
  • Fixed playback issue on RTSP session container (11144)
  • Network Streamer latency increased to support complex codecs (11163)
  • Fixed issue with Calibration screen under Artistic Layout (11166, 11120)
  • Fixed issue where assigning onboard station to any session container or video wall leaves system in an unresponsive state (11188)
  • Minor Bug Fixes (11083)
  • Stability Improvements

Userful™ 7.2.4

  • Release Date: April 15,2015
  • Added Rise Vision Player plugin under "Third-party Add-ons" (10940)
  • Added support for Atrust m320N6 and m321 zero-client devices (11375)
  • Added UI option to specify RAM/Cores for each cloned VM (11361)
  • Resolved issue where X fails to start after station reset (11368)
  • Added Diagnostic notification for duplicate DHCP servers and IP Address conflicts (11009)
  • Reassigning stations wake them from DPMS sleep (10991)
  • Resolved issue where userful-firstboot process is stalled on Hyper-V (11390)
  • Resolved issue where Multiplatform installed under Hyper-V crashes while running Diagnostic checks (11221)
  • Fixed issue where stations fail to resume after system reset (11391)
  • Updated SMSC driver to 2.1.11 version
  • Updated nhci driver to 0.9.16 version (11167)
  • Updated firmware for Atrust zero-client devices (11026)
  • Minor Bug Fixes and Improvements (10990)

Userful™ 7.2.3

  • Release Date: February 23, 2015
  • Added new icons for Virtual Machine Session Container (10665)
  • For fresh installs, DPMS timeout defaults to 15 minutes (10757)
  • Added functionality where Cloud Desktop and Web Browser Session Containers can use System Operations > Proxy Settings to contact License Server(10768)
  • Running 'Show Station IDs' and 'Broadcast Message' wakes up all displays from DPMS (10828)
  • Automatic Nightly Shutdown message wakes up all stations from DPMS (11012)
  • Updated translation strings for USB and CD/DVD volume (11017)
  • Fixed issue where UCC's host PC pull-down lists userful-remote connected host PCs (10660)
  • Minor bug fixes and Improvements (10778)

Userful™ 7.2.2

  • Release Date: October 24, 2014
  • New firmware updates for Centerm C75 zero-client device (10566)
  • Added support for TN-750 and TN-502 PCI video cards (10567)
  • Support and Maintenance Contract added for System Updates
  • Improved support for Radeon, Matrox, VESA fallback drivers (10573)
  • Added support for NTFS-3G (10579)
  • Fixed issue where creating admin user during firstboot configuration throws traceback error (10512)
  • Resolved issue where station resets after changing its name/location (10557,10556)
  • Fixed issue where Station IDs are not displayed on all connected stations (10607)
  • Resolved display distortion on onboard system after firstboot due to driver issue(10611)
  • Performance stability
  • Bug fixes and improvements (10560)

Userful™ 7.2.1

  • Release Date: September 24, 2014
  • Added ViewSonic TouchScreen support (10388)
  • Added support for new zero client device
  • Added support for Matrox Video Cards (10452)
  • Better fallback for unsupported Video Cards (9967,9480,10457)
  • Updated Language Translations (10303)
  • Remote Desktop Client Updates (10340)
  • Updated nhci driver to 0.9.13 version (10392)
  • Renamed "Profiles" to "Session Containers" (10427)
  • Simplified Upgrade path for future product releases (10380)
  • Cosmetic Cleanups in Control Center (10440,10490)
  • Fixed issue with reassigning deleted profiles to stations (10441)
  • Upgraded NVIDIA drivers to 340.32 (10445)
  • Fixed issue where some zero-clients' information would not show up in Control Center (10448)
  • Fixed issue where System Operations > Check for Updates throws error (10459)
  • Fixed some Atrust and Phistek zero-clients to support firmware updates (10478)
  • Fixed Control Center > Manage Licensing > Get Activation Code button (10488)
  • Misc UI improvements (10350,10357)
  • Misc bug fixes and stability improvements (10355)

Userful™ 7.2

  • Release Date: August 15,2014
  • Added support for new zero client devices (10231)
  • Added support for installing/uninstalling Third-Party Add-ons (10247)
  • Added GUI controls to delete offline devices through Control Center (9015)
  • Added directory-based playlist support to Signage Player (enabling playback of all files in a directory) (10255)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center loads indefinitely after clicking help links (9221)
  • Resolved issue where automatic shutdown fails when the scheduled shutdown time is <5 mins to the current time (9907, 9849)
  • Resolved color distortions issues for onboard station on Haswell Systems (9917)
  • Resolved issue where 'Ctrl+Alt+Del' does not work consistently (9941)
  • Increase speed and efficiency of session startup (10104)
  • Fixed issue where System Operations > Power Management does not validate time format (10217)
  • Fix startup speed when disconnected from Internet (10218)
  • Updated to latest browser versions (10244)
  • Support much broader range of host station video cards (10248)
  • Misc UI improvements and Improved Integration with support documentation (10280)
  • Resolved issue with rapid multiple login/logout attempts on Linux desktop (10281)
  • Fixed "disable audio" functionality in Signage Player (10132)
  • Improve DPMS (display power management) support (10296)
  • Updated and misc bug fixes graphics drivers
  • Misc Stability and Bug fixes (10138)

Userful™ 7.1.1

  • Release Date: July 4, 2014
  • Added support of UTF-8 profile names (8879)
  • Enabled PageFusion for Virtual Machines (10116)
  • Cleaned up deprecated firmware images (10158)
  • Fixed issue where Control Center > System Updates got stuck with bad cache (9915)
  • Fixed boot-up error due to upgrade of NVIDIA drivers (10157)
  • Fixed load-time issue with Control Center > System Operations page (9622)
  • Updated nhci driver (10161)
  • Minor UI corrections (10135)
  • Resolved issue where Userful logo flashes between video files during playback (10058)
  • Resolved issue with stations dropping due to network interruptions (10026)
  • Fixed issue where playlist does not scan sub-directories under /content/media for video files (10079)
  • Simplified firmware update mechanism (10159,10160)
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements (10122)

Userful™ 7.1.

  • Release Date: May 30, 2014
  • Added DPMS (Display Power Management Signaling) functionality for Network Zero-Client device
  • Added (eGalax based) TouchScreen Support
  • Added Signage Player profile
  • Interactive display support
  • Added functionality to display host PC’s name and IP Address on Welcome Screen (9741)
  • Added ability to auto-launch profile ideal for kiosk applications
  • Added Authentication checks for Control Center’s web login (7354)
  • Added Remote Access VPN for Userful Support (9869)
  • Added Network Latency tool under Control Center > Help and Support > System Diagnostics(9818)
  • Fixed problem with Web profile not returning to Welcome Screen when the browser is closed (9792,9791)
  • Resolved issue where PFK screen pops up for onBoard system when keyboard is already assigned (9612)
  • Fixed issue where system does not check for License file named using MAC address (8541)
  • Added playback support for multiple media formats (9859)
  • Resolved issued where closing an active profile session never returns back to Welcome Screen (9792, 9791)
  • Fixed issue where PFK screen pops up on host PC when keyboard is already assigned (9612)
  • Upgraded VirtualBox version to 4.3.10 (9802)
  • Upgraded nhci version to 0.9.8
  • Resolved issue where non-root users can execute reboot, poweroff, eject and halt commands. (9953)
  • Fixed issue where Keyboard layout is reset after logout. (9925)
  • Resolved issue where Install DVD does not eject automatically after completed installation (6497)
  • Issue fixed where editing station name/location throws error (9911)
  • Resolved issue where Welcome Screen fails to launch profiles (9973,9793)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (9594)

Userful™ 7.0

  • elease Date: February 12, 2014
  • New User Control Center (UCC) interface released
  • Added button to access UCC from Welcome Screen
  • Added functionality to set hostname automatically if firstboot fails (9381)
  • Added ability to broadcast silent alerts and messages to all connected displays (8539)
  • Added functionality to change Root password through UCC (8477)
  • Added ability to import VM images directly through UCC (8502)
  • Added functionality to Resync VMs through UCC (7824)
  • Launch Terminal directly from UCC
  • Added System Diagnostics functionality
  • Added nightly Auto-Shutdown option
  • Added functionality to add Third-party Add-ons (9456,9231,9453)
  • Updated SMSC driver to 1.3.6
  • Included VirtualBox version 4.3 (9588)
  • Resolved issue where Station mapped to Media Player profile may cause system freeze (8613)
  • Resolved issue where dragging a station icon to the edge causes the icon to stick (8971)
  • Issue fixed where attaching Network Stations throws error (8947)
  • Resolved issue where Shutdown/Reboot/Logout operations are delayed on Network Stations (7634)
  • Resolved issue where error pops up while setting failover host (9052)
  • Resolved issue where Network Station looses its mapping after changing its name/ location (8383)
  • Fixed issue where unlocking stations results in aggressive station failover
  • Resolved issue where installing license file fails
  • Resolved issue where Station Mapping Profiles displays translation keys instead of actual strings (9406)
  • Resolved issue where UCC do not display proper station details on lower monitor resolutions (9430)
  • Resolved issue where system does not reboot/shutdown due to deadlock between sessions and Xorg (9273)
  • Resolved issue where user cannot change monitor resolution when more than 15 stations are connected (9179)
  • Resolved issue where UCC > Network Stations page do not display more than 16 stations (9168)
  • Resolved issue where changing IPAddress of stations fail (9116,9132)
  • Fixed issue where UCC load indefinitely after clicking "Contact Userful" link (9122)
  • Fixed issue related to auto-assignment
  • Included shared storage functionality (8500)
  • Resolved issue where logout/reboot operations are delayed on network stations (7634)
  • Resolved issue where limited functionality UCC does not work (8990)
  • Resolved issue where artifacts remain on screen after logging out of "Browser" profile (8467)
  • Resolved issue where Apply button on Display Management page stops working after disabling stations (8951)
  • Resolved issue where dragging a profile to Welcome Screen results in duplicates (8963)
  • Resolved issue where only a single profile can be mapped to Welcome Screen (9034)
  • Fixed issue where assigning network station to host PC/server throws error (8947)
  • Resolved issue where Station Mapping does not work if there are extra folders inside VirtualBox VM directory (8682)
  • Resolved issue where selecting the "Release All" radiobutton replaces station number with the assigned host name (8958)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (8821,9071)

Userful™ 6.1

  • CentOS 6.4 compatibility (7923)
  • Optimized/Enhanced Station Mapping performance (8255+8264)
  • Added ability to reset Ethernet device via UCC (7712)
  • Added feature of displaying Hosts external IPs on UCC status bar (7764)
  • Updated EST driver to 0.8.9 (8273)
  • Added feature where UCC detects and warns user about unsupported devices(usb hubs) (8094)
  • Updated Adobe Reader version (8357)
  • New firmware updates for zero client devices (8337)
  • Added feature where UCC displays Station ID on "Network Stations" page (7635)
  • Added new Station Mapping profile-Welcome Screen (8394)
  • Support for Phistek ZE6000 Ethernet device (8442)
  • Support for Centerm C75 Ethernet device (8515)
  • Resolved issue where updating NVIDIA driver will result in non-functional UMs (8419)
  • Basic support for ATrust A100M device
  • Added ability to identify stations and VirtualBox clones using similar IDs (7447)
  • Resolved issue where URL field is not editable while creating web browser profile (8396)
  • Resolved issue where Show Station IDs feature throws internal Dbus error (8335)
  • Resolved issue where changing station profiles with Station IDs may cause IDs to overlay with white screen (8535)
  • Resolved issue where release(unlock) of multiple zero-client devices fail (8370)
  • Resolved issue where sound does not work with media player profile (8463)
  • Resolved issue where profile change on one station resets all stations (8605)
  • Added support for Silicon Motion Drivers (8627)
  • Fixed issue where automated license retrieval sends multiple activation emails (8618+8626)
  • Resolved issue where RDP profile at logout state will result in blackscreen or error message (8598)
  • Fixed issue where updating EST firmware of m320 devices will result in error (8566+8369)
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements (8202)

Userful™ 6.0.3

  • Resolved issue with EPEL repository (8268)

Userful™ 6.0.2

  • Resolved issue where front-end proxy died after changing IP Address of a network station (7984)
  • Resolved issue where Userful Window Manager and Zero Session appeared as valid display Managers in GNOME login screen (7928)
  • Resolved issue where nag screen and station id permanently block station mapped to media player (7867)
  • Improved visuality in UCC (7760,7473)
  • Updated EST driver to 0.8.3 (7951)
  • Automated ability to mount USB keys (8121)
  • Added feature of installing extra packages from UCC (7468)
  • Added ability to Reset/Identify Zero Cient devices from Network Stations Page (7962)
  • Robust UCC
  • Minor bug fixes (7919)

Userful™ 6.0.1

  • Updated links to Documentation in UCC (7522)
  • Resolved issue where PS/2 input devices connected to host station are disabled after First Boot configuration (7228)
  • Resolved issue where mouse connected to T200 station stops working for few seconds(7440)
  • Resolved issue where network stations mapped to Firefox web browser profile does not have sound (7843)
  • Station and Location can have name in UNICODE characters (7746)
  • Resolved issue where user cannot change the IP Address of a network station if it is not using DHCP (7969)
  • Minor Bug Fixes (7816)