INTRODUCTION

These release notes describe the features and limitations for the Digital Signage Manager (DSM) software version 2.

To report to a DSM, a Net-Top-Box (NTB) must be at software version V7.1.0 or later.
The DSM Web User Interface is supported and tested in the following browsers:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Note Internet Explorer 6 is not supported.
• Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and 3.6
• Apple Safari 4

NEW IN V2.2.0

The following improvements have been made:
New features:
• New Organisation summary allowing more organisation to be seen at the same time.
• Map View can now show Players and Folders as pin icons.
• Disk and CPU over temperature Alarms are now checked against a safety margin, not an absolute temperature. This allow players with normal temperature and high temperature disks to be monitored.
• Player details page shows more information including:
o The IP address a player last reported in from.
o Schedule name and type.
• Option to control the time between status updates. Defaults to 30 seconds.
• Improved Player Page allows Player name to be changed.
• System Status page shows disk temperature history for the DSM, ethernet counters and hardware information.
• New User permission “Organisation Media Audit View”.
• Support synchronising time with NTP from a Windows Server.
Problems fixed:
• Improved performance: Query performance has been improved for the case where a DSM has a lot of historical report data.
• Alarm handling has been change to correct problems with alarms being raised or lowered at the wrong time.
• Fixed: Deleting a Player or an Organisation could timeout and fail. Now a progress bar is shown and the deleting will complete.
• Fixed: Player names within an organisation must be unique.
• Fixed: FTP bandwidth limit can now be raised to 125,000kiB which allows 1GB ethernet to be fully used.
• Fixed: Publisher Error alarm was being raised and lowered multiple times when a multi-channel publisher’s report with publisher errors was received. This causes email notifications to sent each time a report was received.
• Fixed: Name of Subscriber Transfer Late and Publisher Transfer Late alarms.

KNOWN LIMITATIONS

• The DSM software update process will fail if ‘Use Proxy if Configured’ is enabled on the Sofware Update page. Please set this option to ‘No Proxy required’.
• The DSM does not support an HTTP proxy.
• Windows version 4.0.4 of Apple Safari: When the DSM reports errors to the user Safari will hang. Use another browser until Apple fixes the problem.

DETAILED VERSION IDENTIFICATION

The software release version described herein is comprised of a number of sub-packages. Each sub-package has a build number – in parentheses.

DSM DaemonsV2.2.0 (18950)
DSM SystemV2.2.0 (18950)
DSM Web UI ApplicationsV2.2.0 (18950)
DSM LibaryV2.2.0 (18950)

The md5sum for this release’s update OPF is:
bb17a2e8de469df41b05d464f5a5f763 DSM-set-V2.2.0-update.opf

NEW IN V2.1.0

The following improvements have been made:

New features:

• DSM supports a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) used to communciate with NTB players allowing:
o Browsing to the NTB Web User Interface via the VPN for remote management.
o SSH to the NTB via the VPN for remote management.
o Receiving status reports from NTB players via the VPN.
• Media Audit feature:
o Media Audit data from NTB players is stored on the DSM.
o Simple Media Audit data queries are supported in the DSM Web interface.
o External software can query Media Audit data from the DSM SQL database.
• NTB players can now be given a name.
• The DSM Firewall is now permanently enabled.
• The Map View and Status pages have been merged.
• Improved icons used by the DSM Web interface.

Problems fixed:

• Improved performance: DSM can now support 1,000 NTB players reporting every 60 seconds.
• Fixed: Sometime the Report Overdue alarm would be left raised after a new report arrives.

KNOWN LIMITATIONS

• The DSM software update process will fail if ‘Use Proxy if Configured’ is enabled on the Sofware Update page. Please set this option to ‘No Proxy required’.
• The DSM does not support an HTTP proxy.

DETAILED VERSION IDENTIFICATION

The software release version described herein is comprised of a number of sub-packages. Each sub-package has a build number – in parentheses.

DSM ApplicationsV2.1.0 (17226)
DSM SystemV2.1.0 (17226)
DSM Web UI ApplicationsV2.1.0 (17226)
DSM LibaryV2.1.0 (17226)

The md5sum for this release’s update OPF is:

1aee87546a3afa04691605e128d91df6 DSM-set-V2.1.0-update.opf

V2.0.0

This is the first public release of the DSM.

KNOWN LIMITATIONS

None known.

DETAILED VERSION IDENTIFICATION

The software release version described herein is comprised of a number of sub-packages. Each sub-package has a build number – in parentheses.

DSM ApplicationsV2.0.0 (29141)
DSM SystemV2.0.0 (29141)
DSM Web UI ApplicationsV2.0.0 (29141)
DSM LibaryV2.0.0 (29141)