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SAFARI Montage® Version 5.3.x



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SAFARI Montage
5.3.x
5.3.22 - 04/29/2012

http://www.safarimontage.com/support

Introduction

This document contains the release notes for SAFARI Montage 5.3.x. This is a full release of the SAFARI Montage System and the following sections provide details to its release. SAFARI Montage 5.x is not a software-only upgrade from SAFARI Montage 4.x and may require a new OS drive, increased RAM, and/or a new server. Contact SAFARI Montage Customer Service (1-800-782-7230) regarding SAFARI Montage 5.x upgrade options.


New in this Release

  • SAFARI Montage Live! v5 Integration
    • One click access to invitations, sessions and recordings from the Dashboard.
    • Integrated with LDAP for easy session scheduling and invitation creation.
    • Intuitive filtering for adding attendees to a session.
    • Returned search results will include session recordings.
    • Addition of the Personal Address Book for managing contacts outside of the district network.
  • System Performance
    • Faster page rendering for the Dashboard, search, title detail and playlist pages.
  • IMS Common Cartridge
    • Compliant with Common Cartridge v 1.2.
    • Import Common Cartridges into Digital Curriculum Presenter lessons.
  • Thumbnails
    • Added thumbnail support for key concepts on search and title detail pages.
  • Enterprise Directory (LDAP)
    • Substantial enhancements and optimizations.
  • CreationStation®
    • Added MPEG 4 Audio (M4A) file support.
  • System Login
    • Enabled LDAP login as Student without Requiring Membership in a Mapped Group.
    • Added the Clear School feature.
    • Added a logging tool to diagnose and troubleshoot user login issues.
  • Expansion Server
    • Added email alerts for when expansion controllers loses communications with expansion servers.
  • Expanded support for projector control via Pathways SM
    • BenQ MX762ST
    • Boxlight Seattle X40N
    • Boxlight P3 WX25NU
    • Mitsubishi EX240U
    • Optoma TW675UTiM-3D
    • Promethean P-10 with Sanyo NB-10
  • SAFARI Montage Media Player
    • Improved OSX support to use Apple's native Core Graphics.
  • Cyber-Science 3D Viewer
    • Support for animated 3D models.
  • Web Browser Support
    • Support for the following web browser types:

      Operating System
      Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
      Firefox®
      Apple® Safari®
      Microsoft Window® 7 9.0 and 8.0 11.0 Unsupported
      Microsoft Window Vista® 9.0 and 8.0 11.0 Unsupported
      Microsoft Window XP SP3 8.0 and 7.0 11.0 Unsupported
      Apple Mac OS® X 10.7.3 Unsupported 11.0 5.1
      Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8 Unsupported 11.0 5.1
      Apple Mac OS X 10.5.8 Unsupported 11.0 5.0


Supported Content Packages

  • Audio Clips With Supporting Still Image
    • IRC: History Pictures
    • IRC: California History Pictures
  • Interactive
    • Visual Dictionary
    • Cyber-Science 3D Model
  • Still Images
    • Schlessinger Image Library
    • World Factbook
    • Paintings by the Masters
    • Digital Resources From NASA
    • IRC: History Pictures
    • IRC: California History Pictures
    • National Atlas of The United States Maps
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Photographs
    • Cyber Science 3D Model
  • Video
    • K-8 Core Content (2012)
    • 9-12 Core Content (2012)
      • 9-12 Core (2012)
      • 9-12 Expansion (6-2012)
      • 9-12 Super Core (6-2012) [9-12 Core + 9-12 Expansion]
    • K-12 Core (2011)
    • K-12 Super Core (2011) [K-12 Core + 9-12 Expansion]
    • 9-12 Super Core
    • Additional Schlessinger Media® K-8 (2013)
    • Additional Schlessinger Media 9-12 (2013)
    • K-6 Supplemental (2011)
    • Digital Resources from NASA
    • Eyes on the Prize
    • Career Clips1
    • BestQuest Teaching Systems®
      • Algebra'scool® (2012)
      • Math'scool® (2012)
    • Almanac Newsreel
    • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center®
    • Reading Rainbow®
    • The Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century®
    • BBC Shakespeare

Installation and Upgrade Notes

  • Installation and Upgrade
    • See the SAFARI Montage 5.3.x Upgrade Instructions tab above.
  • Minimum System Requirements
    • See the SAFARI Montage 5.3.x System Requirements tab above.

5.3.22 Release Details


Notes

1Requires SAFARI Montage Media Player for playback.

Microsoft® Windows®

Operating System
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows 7
Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer®
    • 9.0 (Windows 7 and Vista)
    • 8.0 (all supported Operating Systems)
    • 7.0 (Windows XP)
  • Firefox®
    • 11.0 (all supported Operating Systems)
Minimum Hardware
  • 1.8 GHz CPU (Recommended: 2 GHz or greater)
  • 512 MB RAM (Recommended: 1 GB or greater)
  • 128 MB of Video RAM
Apple® Mac OS®

Operating System
  • Mac OS X v10.7.3
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8
Web Browsers
  • Safari®
    • 5.1 (OS X 10.7 and 10.6)
    • 5.0 (OS X 10.6 and 10.5)
  • Firefox®
    • 11.0 (all supported Operating Systems)
Minimum Hardware
  • Power PC® G5 (Recommended: Intel® processor)
  • 1.8 GHz CPU (Recommended: 2 GHz or greater)
  • 512 MB RAM (Recommended: 1 GB or greater)
  • 128 MB of Video RAM

Browser Plug-ins (All Platforms)

  • SAFARI Montage Media Player
    • Plays both Windows Media® and Apple QuickTime® (Apple QuickTime 7.6 required)
    • Installers

    • Version 5.3.11 (32-bit Windows XP, Vista, 7)
    • Version 5.3.7 (32-bit OS X)
    • Version 5.3.15 (64-bit OS X)
    • Required for:

    • Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Compatibility
    • Digital Curriculum Presenter (DCP)
    • Pathways SM
    • SAFARI Montage Managed Home Access Module
    • Closed Captioning Toggle
    • Alternate Language Audio Tracks
    • Enhanced Full-Screen Playback
    • Playback of Career Clips Content
  • Apple QuickTime

    Required for Windows operating systems and Mac OS for playback of QuickTime and H.264 content, and Managed Home Access.

    • X (OS X 10.7 and 10.6)
    • 7.7 (OS X 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5/Windows 7, Vista and XP)
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 (Windows XP and Windows Vista) or Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 8 and 7)
    • Required for the playback of Windows Media. Windows Media playback not available on Mac OS.
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10 - Required for Visual Dictionary interactive image package.
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader X
  • Sun® Java® 6 Standard Edition - required for CreationStation uploads.
  • Cyber-Science 3D Viewer
    • Required to view Cyber-Science Interactive 3D models
    • Installers

    • Version 3.1.66 (Windows 7, Vista and XP)
    • Version 3.1.64 (Mac OS X)
    • Note:Cyber-Science 3D Viewer is not supported under OS X 10.7 (Lion).


Additional Local Software

Additional software may be required to create or view certain CreationStation content.

  • Software clients for the associated file types
    • SMART Notebook® software / SMART Notebook Interactive Viewer software - .NOTEBOOK / .NBK
    • Promethean® ActivInspire® / ActiveStudio® / Flipchart Viewer - .FLIPCHART / .FLP / .AS3A
    • Hitachi® StarBoard® - .YAR
    • eInstruction® Workspace - .GWB
    • Microsoft Office / Office Vewiers - .DOC/.DOCX, .XLS/.XLSX, .PPT/.PPTX
    • OpenOffice.org® - .SDW/.ODT, .SDC/.ODS, .SDD/.ODP, .ODG; .ODF, .SDP
    • Apple iWork® - .PAGES, .NUMBERS, .KEY
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader - .PDF
    • An EPUB® Reader - .LIT, .EPUB
  • Interactive Whiteboard Integration - supported software versions.
    • SMART Notebook Software / Notebook Interactive Viewer - v 9.5 or greater
    • Promethean ActivInspire (v 1.5 or greater) / ActiveStudio (v 2.5 or greater) / Flipchart Viewer
    • StarBoard (v 8.11 or greater)/StarBoard LE - Viewer Only (v 3.0 or greater)/StarBoard for OS X (v 9.2 or greater)
    • eInstruction Workspace for Windows (v 8.90 or greater)/eInstruction Workspace for OS X (v 5.10 or greater)

Managed Home Access Clients
  • SAFARI Montage Media Player 5.3.x
  • Apple QuickTime
  • 768kbps Broadband Internet Connection

Local Area Network
  • 100Mb Wired Ethernet
  • NetBIOS Protocol
    • Windows: "Client for Microsoft Networks" protocol must be active on client machines.
    • OS X: The "Samba" suite of protocols is already active. No changes are required.
  • Switched Backbone
  • Full Duplex