Userful Network Video Wall 8.0.2: Release Notes

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(Updated 2015.10.08)



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Introduction

Userful Network Video Wall 8.0.2 is a maintenance release of Userful Network Video Wall 8.0 bundle solution that includes UI improvements and stability fixes. This page provide information on package versions and ISO link for installing Network Video Wall 8.0.2. For detailed information, please refer to the release notes of Userful Network Video Wall 8.0.

Release Date: Sep 15, 2015

Component Package Versions

  • Userful Control Center: 0.8.151.1aab71c-1.el7.x86_64
  • EST Driver: 0.9.22.75.368745e-1dkms.el7.x86_64
  • SMSC Driver: 2.3.42.3f5c1b2-1.el7.x86_64

Bundled with CentOS 7.1 (with Xorg 1.15.0-33.el7.userful0_1.x86_64 and kernel version 3.10.0-229.7.2.el7.x86_64)

Installation

Download Userful Network Video Wall™ 8.0.2 ISO and create an installation disk

You can also use a USB key to install the ISO.

What's New

Here are some of the highlights of this new version:

  • Added ability to change the display resolution under Station Mapping > Station Settings
  • Updated PADS4 session container
  • Updated UIEvolution session container
  • Improved UI of Welcome Screen to support more session containers
  • Improved UI of Network Stations screen to provide useful information
  • Improved general stability and user experience

Known Issues

Following are the known issues with the Userful Network Video Wall™ 8.0.2 release.

  • Once an Artistic Layout video wall is created and saved, you cannot switch it back to a Grid Layout
Workaround: Delete the Artistic Layout configuration and create a new video wall
  • Mapping a GPU-Accelerated Video Wall to supported session containers disables onboard station
  • Atrust m321 zero-client device doesn't properly support DVI->HDMI or DVI->VGA converters (10744)
Workaround: Use DVI monitors only on the Atrust m321
  • Images larger than 10800 x 8552 pixels may not display properly(10769)
Workaround: Keep images smaller than 10800 pixels wide and 8552 pixels tall
  • Video wall Color Calibration does not work with host PC/server (10843)
  • Color Calibration will not reapply after zero client is manually disconnected/reconnected (10861)
Workaround: Restart or reset the zero client
  • Blackmagic session container lists down resolutions not supported by the hardware (10870)
Workaround: Confirm that your HDMI source media supports the resolution and frame-rate the HDMI Capture session is configured to use.
  • HDMI audio not currently supported (10896)
  • Nvidia onboard not supported in video wall install (10916)
    • Workaround: Userful Network Video Wall is optimized for Intel® GPUs. Use a Intel® 4th generation GPU for the best results
  • Duplicate display IDs can show up in Rise Vision (CMS) interface (11029)
  • When Duplicate IP address are detected in the network, the warning message displayed in Control Center is cramped (11150)
  • If LAN subnet of the host PC/server overlaps with VPN (userful-remote) subnet, it will disconnect all connected zero-client devices (11160)
  • Inside Scaling on rotated Signage Player video walls does not scale properly (11178)
Workaround: Use Outside Scaling
  • Images with odd number of pixels not properly supported on Video Walls (11196)
Workaround: Ensure images have even number of pixels
  • The browser may report the host PC/server is running on the IP 0.0.0.0, when starting Control Center early after bootup (11562)
Workaround: The problem may fix itself automatically after a few moments. Restart browser and try again
  • The Show Station ID feature may not work on stations running a Linux Desktop which has been locked by the screensaver (11589)
Workaround: Unlock or disable the screensaver, then press Show Station IDs button in Control Center
  • Slow USB storage transfer speeds on Linux Desktop (11612)
  • Display Link devices not supported (11654)
Workaround: Display Link GPU does not provide adequate bandwidth to support video playback. Use an SMSC GPU based zero-client
  • TN-750 and TN-502 devices are not supported in Video Wall solution(11668)
  • Same user logged in on multiple stations cannot output sound properly (11672)
  • When calibrating a video wall, unrelated video walls will be shut down. This is required because the calibration process needs to be exclusive to the host PC/server (11868)
  • 3 x 3 GPU accelerated video wall can get lagged on systems without AVX2 support (11895)
Workaround: Use a host PC/server with a CPU with AVX2 support, and a 4th generation GPU or better.
  • Using Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo HDMI Capture card, transitions between HDMI capture sources can result in a flicker of 0.5 to 1.0 seconds (11918)
  • Audio playback is not supported for Network Streamer Session Container (11927)
  • Adding and removing a row in grid video wall can cause the video wall to miscalculate its sizes (11978)
Workaround: Close and reopen the video wall calibration dialog to resolve. Note that running video walls are unaffected by this problem
  • SMSC networked zero-clients connected to fast ethernet switch may get a black screen when changing session containers (12005)
Workaround: Use a Gigabit Switch on all zero-clients and host PC/server network connections
  • Kiosk mode toggle will not become enabled after moving 3 or more session containers away from an existing group (12121)
Workaround: Be sure to manually verify the status of kiosk mode boolean after reassigning stations to Session Container
  • Linux Desktop session container is not compatible with SELinux security extension (12139)
Workaround: Do not enable SELinux if you want to use the Linux Desktop session container type
  • Network Streamer works effectively with RTSP over UDP network, RTSP over TCP network is not supported (12234)
  • ThinGlobal zero-devices are listed as "USB Device" under Control Center > Network Stations (12262)
Workaround: This is a cosmetic issue and can be safely ignored.
  • Offline stations may appear "online" under Station Mapping > Network Stations (12098)
Workaround: Wait for few seconds and refresh Control Center
  • Plugin/out of USB hub from a Atrust m321 zero-client device do not wake station from DPMS sleep (12181)
Workaround: This issue would be fixed in future release.
  • Repeated Start/Stop of Zones in a video wall setup causes X to crash (12213)
Workaround: Reboot the host PC/server
  • Mapping multiple stations to Video Capture session container may cause kernel panic (12403)
Workaround: There is no workaround at the moment, a fix will be issued in a future release
  • If multiple YUAN capture cards are installed on a system, the order of inputs may change after reboot (12402)
Workaround: Correct the assignment under Control Center > Video Capture > Edit Session Container after reboot
  • Signage Player > Directory playback does not scan for new files (12211)
Workaround: Restart the directory playback by un-assigning the stations from Control Center > Station Mapping
  • Sometimes after fresh install, all stations including host PC/server are initialize as unmapped, without a Welcome Screen (12373)
Workaround: Access Control Center remotely (i.e. from a separate system on the same subnet) by entering host PC/server IP Address (as shown on the unmapped screen) in the address bar of web browser and manually map station(s)