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SAFARI Montage® Version 3.1



SAFARI Montage 3.1.4 Release Notes

Released: 7/23/2008

Updates and Fixes

Playback

  • Corrected an issue in which attempting to play a QuickTime video in the Apple Safari browser on OS X 10.5 would cause the browser to crash.

Network Settings

  • Corrected an issue with entering DNS information into the Admin > Settings > Network page. The information was not being saved.

Security Fix

  • Corrected a reported issue in which HTML code could be temporarily embedded into the login page.

Content Drives

  • Added support for new SAFARI Montage Content Drive configurations.

Content Packages

This release supports the following content packages. All packages listed are available in QuickTime and Windows Media formats.

Video

  • Algebra'scool (BestQuest) NEW!
  • Almanac Newsreel
  • Core K-8
  • Core K-8 American Overseas
  • Core K-8 Canadian
  • Core 9-12
  • Core 9-12 American Overseas
  • Core 9-12 Canadian
  • Schlessinger K-8
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional Upgrade
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional Rev.A
  • Core K-12
  • Core K-12 American Overseas
  • Junior High Supplement 2007
  • Math'scool (BestQuest) NEW!
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center NEW!
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Schlessinger 9-12
  • Schlessinger 9-12 Additional
  • Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century

Stills

  • Schlessinger Image Library
  • World Factbook

SAFARI Montage 3.1 - 3.1.3 Release Notes

Released: 4/15/2008

What's New in SAFARI Montage 3.1

SAFARI Montage Hardware Support

  • Support has been added for the following SAFARI Montage hardware platforms: T-400, RM-400, RM-800 and WAN-1000 products. In other words, SAFARI Montage 3.0-specific features will run on these platforms.

Datacasting

  • Support for Wisconsin Public Television's datacasting network

Server Maintenance

  • New features to better recover from unexpected power outages, hard reboots, and database corruption

Updates

CreationStation

  • WAN Manager virtual school shared content update.  CreationStation files are now correctly published and shared within the district.
  • Corrected an issue where non-admins editing a CreationStation title while connected to an expansion server were redirected to the controller.
  • Removed restriction of 2GB upload for CreationStation content.

Promethean Flipcharts

  • Updates to further support Promethean's FlipChart file format (.flp).
  • The CreationStation logo on the dashboard is now hyper-linked to the upload page for users who have permission to view and upload FlipChart files.

Database Enhancements

  • Various improvements to enhance database performance, and search request response times.

Other Updates & Fixes

Expansion Server

  • Fix to handle video syncing issue across expansion servers

Selective Video Streaming

  • Removed URL validation for streams. Now relies on administrators to enter valid URL's.

State Standards

  • State Standards are now set at the server level, and are no longer configurable at the school level.

Help System

  • The SAFARI Montage Help system has been updated to reflect recent changes and additions to the product and user interface.

Content Packages

This release supports the following content packages. All packages listed are available in QuickTime and Windows Media formats.

Videos

  • Core K-8
  • Core K-8 American Overseas
  • Core K-8 Canadian
  • Core 9-12
  • Core 9-12 American Overseas
  • Core 9-12 Canadian
  • Core K-12
  • Core K-12 American Overseas
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century
  • Almanac Newsreel
  • Junior High Supplement
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional 2007
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional 2007 Upgrade
  • Schlessinger K-8 Additional Rev. A
  • Schlessinger 9-12 Additional
  • Schlessinger 9-12 Additional 2007
  • Schlessinger K-8
  • Schlessinger 9-12
  • Core K-8 2007
  • Core 9-12 2007
  • Core K-12 2007
  • Junior High Supplement 2007

Stills

  • Schlessinger Image Library 1
  • Schlessinger Image Library 2008 - NEW!
  • World Factbook

SAFARI Montage 3.0 - 3.1.3 System Requirements

Windows

Operating Systems and Browsers

Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 6.0-7.0
  • Firefox 1.0-2.0 - Full-screen playback unavailable, Windows Media Player 11 not supported
  • Netscape 8.0 - Full-screen playback unavailable, Windows Media Player 11 not supported
Windows 2000
  • Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Firefox 1.0-2.0 - Full-screen playback unavailable, Windows Media Player 11 not supported
  • Netscape 8.0 - Full-screen playback unavailable, Windows Media Player 11 not supported

Minimum Hardware

  • 1.5 GHz CPU (Recommended: 2 GHz or greater)
  • 256 MB RAM (Recommended: 512 MB or greater)
  • 64 MB of Video RAM

Macintosh

Operating Systems and Browsers

OS X 10.2.8

(CreationStation add-on not supported)

  • Firefox 2.0 - Bookmarking available with QuickTime 6.5 or greater. Not compatible with CreationStation add-on.
OS X 10.3.9
  • Safari 1.3 - *Bookmarking unavailable
  • Firefox 2.0 - Bookmarking available with QuickTime 6.5 or greater.
OS X 10.4 or newer
  • Safari 2.0 - 3.0
  • Firefox 2.0
OS X 10.5 or newer
  • Safari 3.0
  • Firefox 2.0

Minimum Hardware

  • G4 (Recommended: G5)
  • 1 GHz CPU (Recommended: 1.6 GHz or greater)
  • 256 MB RAM (Recommended: 512 MB or greater)
  • 64 MB Video RAM

Linux

Operating Systems and Browsers

Linspire 5.0

SAFARI Montage WAN Expansion Server not supported.

  • Firefox 1.0.7

Minimum Hardware

  • 2.4Ghz (or equivalent)
  • 256 MB RAM (Recommended: 512 MB or greater)
  • 64 MB Video RAM

Media Players

QuickTime

All Other Supported Operating Systems
  • QuickTime 6.5 or greater

Windows Media Player

PC
  • Windows Media Player 7-11* **

  • * Windows Media Player 11 only supported in Internet Explorer 6 and 7. There is a known bug in the Windows Media Player 11 plug-in in non-Microsoft browsers.
    ** Windows Media Player 9 does not support closed captioning in Full-Screen mode.

MPlayer

Linspire 5.0
  • MPlayer 1.0 pre 6-3.3.5
  • MPlayer plug-in 3.02

Additional Plug-Ins

Java Virtual Machine

All Supported Operating Systems
  • Sun Java2, Version 5, Update 5 or Greater - Only required for CreationStation uploads.

Network

Local Area Network

  • 100Mb or greater
  • Switched backbone
  • Full duplex

Drive Capacity Compatibility

Maximum Compatible SAFARI Montage Versions




SAFARI Manufactured
DELL
OS Drive
T-400
RM-400/800
WAN-1000
T-420
RM-640
WAN 1240
2x80 GB

-

3.1.3

-

-

2X250 GB

-

-

-

3.1.3

320 GB

2.3.13*

-

-

-

400 GB

2.2.2*

-

-

-

500 GB

2.3.13*

-

-

-

750 GB

2.3.13*

-

-

-

750 GB

3.1.3

-

3.1.3

-

1 TB

3.1.3

-

3.1.3

-



*New hard drive purchase required to upgrade past 3.0.