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SAFARI Montage Live-5!® Version 5.4.2.3



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SAFARI Montage Live-5!
5.4.2.3
06/23/2014
http://www.safarimontage.com/support

Introduction

This document contains the release notes for SAFARI Montage Live-5! 5.4.2.3. This is a full release of the SAFARI Montage Live-5! System and the following sections provide details to its release.

System Requirements

  • SAFARI Montage v5.9.29+ required for full support of all new features
  • SAFARI Montage Live-5! server must be at v5.4.2.1 to upgrade to v5.4.2.3

New in this Release - 5.4.2.3

  • General
    • Instant, Meet Now sessions may now be launched directly without scheduling a session
    • Improved e-mail invitations, including the ability to e-mail session invitations to all or only new invitees
    • Invitations now support inclusion of an Agenda when SAFARI Montage is configured to send e-mail invitations
    • Session Scheduling now offers the following Advanced Scheduling Options
      • Hide User Count
        • Hides the session user count and other participants and guests from participants and guests
        • Disabled by default
      • Play Sounds upon Entering Session
        • Plays a chime when a new user enters the session
        • Enabled by default
      • Moderator(s) Auto Broadcast
        • Auto-initiates broadcasting for moderators entering a session
        • Enabled by default
      • Only Allow Join by Invite
        • Allows access only to users who have registered or have been invited
        • Disabled by default
      • Encrypt Stream
        • Encrypts sessions via RTMPE when enabled
        • Disabled by default
      • Guests Join As
        • Allows the ability to set the default role of guests joining a session
        • Set to Participant by default
      • Shared documents may now be downloaded directly from the status bar of the document content pane
      • Users may now pre-select their camera before requesting to speak
      • All modules may now be viewed full screen
      • Users are now warned of potential performance issues when attempting to open five or more files at once
      • Users now have the option to save whiteboard content as an image when closing
      • Users may upload a profile image directly from a session
      • Application sharing plug-in reliability has been improved and is now implemented as a service/daemon
      • When screen-sharing, Mac OS X users can now share select content, rather than only the entire desktop
      • The active speaker is now highlighted
      • A user's broadcast is now ended automatically when the user is demoted to a user without broadcast privileges
      • All notifications may now be cleared at once
      • Administrators now have the ability to repair broken SML Organizer Accounts
  • Mobile
    • Recorded Sessions may now be viewed via iOS & Android mobile apps
    • Mobile apps now select the front-facing camera by default
    • Mobile apps now remain active when in the background (video is disabled while apps are in the background)
    • When connected via 3G, mobile apps now disable video by default, leaving audio active
    • Mobile apps now support scrolling of documents
    • Editing of shared notes has been improved on mobile clients

Corrections

  • General
    • The SAFARI Montage server now reliably sends e-mail invitations when configured to do so
    • Recordings now perform correctly when files opened during the recorded session are deleted prior to the end of the recorded session
    • Recordings now perform correctly when the user initiating the recording leaves and rejoins the session
    • Recordings now perform correctly when scrubbing sessions containing a screen sharing tab in the background at the beginning of a session
    • Video playback during recorded sessions has been improved when scrubbing
    • Improved messaging to users in the session
    • Improved disconnection handling to avoid issues when reconnecting to sessions
    • Session invitation time zone offsets have been corrected
    • Invitee counts in SAFARI Montage scheduling views have been corrected
    • Email addresses with capital letters and number are now handled correctly
  • Mobile
    • Mobile apps now load the chat history when users join a session already in progress
    • Mobile apps now display whiteboard content correctly when closing and re-opening documents containing whiteboard annotation
    • Improved headset detection and switching between headset and non-headset participation
    • Android clients now properly resize when switching from full screen mode with the soft keyboard displayed
    • Participant counts now update correctly as users enter and exit the session
    • Video orientation now matches device orientation
    • A large number of mobile UI corrections and usability improvements and spelling corrections have been implemented

SAFARI Montage products are designed specifically with your environment in mind. Each product is tailored to support the most common, industry-standard platforms and plug-ins to ensure a minimal client footprint - minimizing deployment impact for IT Departments while ensuring seamless participation for students and educators.


Client Hardware Requirements
Windows
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7
  • 2GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 128MB of VRAM
OS X
  • Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 128MB of VRAM*

*Recommended for GPU hardware acceleration-dependent features. Adobe® Flash® Player will use software mode for systems that do not meet the system requirements.


Mobile Device Requirements
iOS
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and ipad using iOS 5 or later
  • SAFARI Montage Live-5! v5.4.2.1+ Server
  • Wi-Fi or 4G required for videoconferencing
  • 3G recommended for use with audio-only conferencing
Android
  • Android 2.2, 2.3, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, or 4.0 using ARMv7 processor with vector FPU, minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES 2.0, H.264 and AAC HW decoders and 256MB of RAM
  • SAFARI Montage Live-5! v5.4.2.1+ Server
  • Wi-Fi or 4G required for videoconferencing
  • 3G recommended for use with audio-only conferencing
  • Adobe AIR 3.5
  • Android Browswer

*Recommended for GPU hardware acceleration-dependent features. Adobe® Flash® Player will use software mode for systems that do not meet the system requirements.


Client Operating Systems and Browsers
Microsoft® Windows®
  • Windows 7: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later, Firefox® 4.x, Safari® 4.x, Google Chrome 2.0 or higher
  • Windows Vista®: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later, Firefox® 4.x, Safari® 4.x, Google Chrome 2.0 or higher
  • Windows XP®: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later, Firefox® 4.x, Safari® 4.x, Google Chrome 2.0 or higher
  • NOTE: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or higher, "Medium" and "Medium-High" default security settings supported. "High" security setting not supported.
Apple® Mac OS®
  • Mac OS X v10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 (Intel)
  • Firefox 4.x, Safari 4.x, Google Chrome 2.x or higher

Adobe Flash Player 11.9 recommended for all Operating Systems


Client Bandwidth
Audio
  • From 30kbps upload (100kbps recommended)
  • From 30kbps per receiving stream download
Video
  • From 100kbps upload (500kbps recommended, 1MBIT+ for HD)
  • From 100kbps per receiving stream downoad
Screensharing & Remote Control
  • From 300kbps upload (500kbps recommended)
  • From 300kbps download (1MBIT+ recommended)

For the best possible and most reliable experience do not use WiFi equipment and use a high-grade, dedicated, low-latency broadban internet access.


Network Requirements
Server Connection
  • Gigabit Wired Ethernet
  • Switched Backbone
  • Full Duplex
Firewall Configuration
  • 80 (TCP) - HTTP (required)
  • 1935 (TCP/UDP) - RTMP (required for FLASH access)
  • 443 (TCP) - HTTPS (optional)
Additional
  • FAll SAFARI Montage products rely on well-configured local and wide-area networks.
  • SAFARI Digital Transcoders & Selective Video Streaming perform optimally when network switches and routers (for WANs) are confirgured to support multicasting, now standard on most current networking equipment.
  • Performance of SAFARI Montage may be enhanced with Quality of Service ("QoS") network configurations and/or packetshapers.

Supported Camera and Video
Windows
  • Any Camera or Video Card compatible with the Windows Drive Model (WDM)
  • USB and FireWire supported
  • Tested and works well with most Logitech Web Cameras. Quicktime® Pro 9000 recommended.
OS X
  • Any Camera or Video Card compatible with the QuickTime driver model
  • USB and FireWire supported
  • Tested and works well with iSight Cameras. We can also recommend the Logitech QuickCam® Vision Pro.

Supported Microphone, Headset & Audio
Windows
  • Any microphone or sound card compatible with the Windows Drive Model (WDM)
  • USB and FireWire supported
  • Headsets or echo-cancelling microphones are strongly recommended
OS X
  • Any microphone or sound card compatible with the QuickTime driver model
  • USB and FireWire supported
  • Headsets or echo-cancelling microphones are strongly recommended.