Digital Recall Digital Signage Software Version Features & Fixes

  • Version number: V4.1.0.55

    Fixes & Features:
    Minor bug fix in this Release: (Read the notes below to V4.1.0.52 for IMPORANT info)

    1. If a Schedule had nothing scheduled over a time slot, the system would sometimes continue playing the loop scheduled in the last time slot, and the monitor would not go “black” as it should. This has now been corrected.
    2. If a monitor was set to turn off between certain times in the Location setup screen, the monitor may continue playing the scheduled loop and would not go “black” as it should. This has now been corrected.

     

  • Version number: V4.1.0.53 - 2 March 2011

    Fixes & Features:
    Minor bug fix to major release V4.1.0.52 below (read the notes to v4.1.0.52 - Important) as follows:
    If you attempt to Edit your Schedule for a Sunday (by left clicking on the Sunday Schedule in order to select/ change the Loop that is scheduled) you will find that your list of available Loops does NOT appear or appears only partially. This has been fixed in this release.
    (Workaround: If you do not want to install this version, then a work-around to that bug is to simply create the loop you want for a Sunday in another day, right click on it and copy it to Sunday).

  • Version number: V4.1.0.52 - 25 Feb 2011

    Fixes & Features:
    YOU MUST INSTALL THE NEWEST VERSION OF QUICKTIME ON YOUR PLAYER PC's

    1. Loops: Up to 24 loops per day can now be scheduled. (Was 8).
    2. Update Frequency: Check for updates every 5 minutes (new minimum frequency. Was every 10 minutes at a minimum)
    3. Zone Layout to Portrait or Landscape & Zone grid-size Medium & large. Note: When setting to Portrait you MUST use your monitor software to rotate the screen to Portrait.
    4. NEW FEATURES: Integration of Weather & Time widgets. Weather widget available in English, Spanish or Italian.
    5. Tickertape and RSS feeds - Improved coordination with changes in Loops or Schedules.
    6. Custom ticker height / ticker font size can now be set up in Manager.
    7. Ability to display Arabic & Hebrew RSS feeds with new Left to Right scrolling Option & Reverse Text option (In “Ticker Tape Settings” in the Ticker Tape component).
    8. More efficient handling of loss of internet connectivity
    9. Removed QuickTime check from DR Manager and Player. Previously checks for QT were made regularly resulting in some false reports that it was not installed. Now the check for QT is made only on installation. You must install the latest version of QuickTime on your Player PC's 
    10. Blank spaces in Ticker now accepted – up to 50.
    11. Bugs in Playlog function resulting in missing and overwritten data fixed.
    12. Added detailed logging for status updates & error reports.
    13. Parameters can now be added on advert files.
    14. Reboot previously interrupted download. This has now been fixed.
    15. Null values in the ticker tape list are now being handled correctly.
    16. Do Not Force Focus to Player: To allow other applications running on the Player to receive the "focus" (i.e. become the active running program that responds to key presses), add "ForceFocus=false" into c:\digitalrecalldss\settings\drplayer.ini file in the [Settings] section. This will then allow other applications to receive the focus. However, to then stop the Player, you will need to click on the Player program window before pressing Shift-F2. If this entry is not present in the ini file, then the Player program will always retain the focus, even if other applications are running, which will prevent other applications from being used.
    17. Startup Delay: When the Player PC is restarted by a reboot, some programs, e.g. touchscreen drivers, must be loaded fully before the Player program starts up, so that the Player program correctly recognizes availble monitors. To delay the Player program startup, as well as the Updater program startup, add "StartupDelay=30" into c:\digitalrecalldss\settings\drplayer.ini file in the [Settings] section. Replace the "30" (which means wait 30 seconds before starting the Player and Updater) with any value you choose. If this entry is not present in the ini file, then the Player and Updater will start up as soon as the PC starts up.

     

  • Version number: V4.0.0.35

    Fixes & Features:
    Fixes

    1. RSS feed Refresh bug fixed - This previously may have resulted in the RSS feed briefly disappearing after refresh.

     

  • Version number: V4.0.0.33 18 Sep 09

    Fixes & Features:
    New Paid Feature

    1. “Video Capture & IP Camera”

    Enhancements & Fixes

    1. “Stretch Image To Fit Screen” option.  For users who do not have the “Zones/ split screen” add-on. Previously the “stretch images to fit screen” option was automatically turned off. Now, you can specify if you want your images to be stretched to fit the entire screen (where possible), or left at their original aspect ratio. This setting is available on the “About Digital Recall Manager” menu option, and is only visible if you do not have the split screen add-on installed.
    2.  Local Date Format Settings are used when entering dates in Digital Recall Manager, the local date format, either dd/mm/yyyy or mm/dd/yyyy will be used.
    3. Recalculate PowerPoint Duration:  Now, if you externally change the PowerPoint presentation duration, simply edit that advert and re-select that PPT/PPTX file in the Adverts screen, and the duration will be re-calculated. The new, correct duration will be saved with that advert, ensuring you do not get any “end of slideshow reached” messages.
    4. Browse for Adverts File Type Filter improved.
    5. "Monitor Off" - audio & other issues corrected.
    6. Manual Ticker Size Override introduced.
    7. Manual Zone-Background Colour Override introduced.
    8. Error 384 Fixed. Note that Digital Recall Manager has been designed for a minimum resolution of 1024x768.
    9. "Preview Loop" Window Position displays in the correct location when using a multi-monitor system (i.e. would sometimes open up on the second monitor).
    10. Printing Reports function. 
    11. Advert Preview function.
    12. Zones/ split screen improvements  to reach the edge of the Player’s monitor.
    13. "Error 70" issue addressed
    14. "Error 339 Mswebdvd.dll ... " and associated  “out of memory” error messages fixed. 
    15. Player Restart: More thorogh close down process introduced.
    16. Identify Monitors:  Digital Recall Player’s “Identify Monitors” function where more than 2 monitors are used is now improved.

     

  • Version number: Version 4 Date: 6Jul 09

    Fixes & Features:

    This is a MAJOR new release including many new FREE features and many new Paid optional add-ons.
    Consult the New Manager User Manuals (very important - there's LOT'S of new features etc) and New Players User Manual. See the new Training Videos Section that we will add to regularly.

    New FREE features

    • Resolution Maximise function now included for FREE
    • Automated version-upgrade process  (will only work after this version is installed) to allow you to automatically deploy Digital Recall program-updates to all Players. (Can be easily disabled/enabled in the “Update” menu). FREE
    • Scheduling: Ability to schedule by day of the week; Schedule loops down to 5-minute intervals(previously the minimum interval was 1 hour); Ability to auto-fill any unscheduled hours for each day. Ability to drag and drop scheduled loops to different days, and adjust loop start time and duration using the mouse. Ability to easily copy an existing schedule to one or more other monitors. And much more! FREE
    • Loops: Advert duration now expressed as hours/minutes/seconds instead of just seconds; Ability to override the default advert duration when setting up an advert in a loop (for that loop only).Expanded advert selection screen when adding an advert to a loop (can now also be filtered by business and/or advert type); Ability to easily copy an entire existing saved loop to the current loop. FREE
    • Content/ Advert duration now expressed as hours/minutes/seconds instead of just seconds; Ability to override the default advert duration when setting up an advert in a loop (for that loop only); Expanded advert selection screen when adding an advert to a loop (can now also be filtered by business and/or advert type); Ability to easily copy an entire existing saved loop to the current loop. FREE
    • Upload to Locations: Updates to Players are no longer date-dependent. A new methos is now used to indicate a newer database to the Players, eliminating any date/time issues that may have prevented a Player from downloading new schedules.Uploading database/content now displays a progress bar while uploading. FREE

     New Additional Software Options (see Home Page)  

    • Split screen zones to allow up to 8 loops to be played on each monitor simultaneously, each zone can contain its own ticker tape and multiple scheduled loops. You can set up your own screen zone layouts with up to 8 zones per layout (using drag and drop). Individual zones can be set to stretch images to fit the zone, or leave the image at its original aspect ratio.
    • Ability to play live digital TV in a loop (TV tuner card or USB TV tuner required). Only DVB-T Format supported as at 5 July 09. Additional Formats planned soon.
    • Ability to play DVD in a loop (select title and chapter).
    • Ability to play PowerPoint slideshows, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets in a loop (MS Office required on Player PC).
    • Ability to span a zone across 2 or more monitors connected to one player, allowing you to play an advert that spans multiple monitors.

    General

    • Greatly reduced CPU usage
    • New installation programs for both Manager and Player for a more reliable installation process. (Yep - you guessed it - FREE)
    • Completely new User-Interface and update of all screens & Player screens. FREE
    • Added mouse wheel support on various screens. FREE
    • Support for Flash 10 files. FREE
    • Extended error logging in all programs. FREE
    • Database can be compacted and repaired (if required) from within Manager (in the “Update” menu). Various bug fixes and other enhancements. FREE
    • System Status: System Status is now more reliable and results in more accurate "Player Status" reports. System Status now also reports the Program Version installed for each Player, as well as the database version counter currently in use on each Player PC, to easily identify Players that have not yet been updated with a new program version or have not yet downloaded the latest database. FREE

     

    Play Logs - SEE WARNING BELOW

    • Play Logs can now also be filtered by day of week.
    • Now includes ability to track content played by Zone.
    • Reports can now be exported to a .csv file (and therefore used more extensively in a “custom” manner).
    • NOTE: - ALL DATA COLLECTED ON YOUR PLAYLOG FUNCTION WILL BE OVER WRITTEN WHEN THE NEW VERSION IS DOWNLOADED. YOU MUST PRINT ALL EXISTING REPORTS FROM EXISTING DATA BEFORE THE NEW VERSION IS DOWNLOADED. (Personal emails have been sent to all existing users of the Playlog add-on advising of this)

     

     

    Version number: Version3.04 Date14Sep08

    Fixes & Features:
    If this is a new installation, see FAQ’s “Installation of Software”
    If you are installing this Version over a Previous Version, CAUTION: See the FAQ’s “Installing a new version of our software over an existing version”.

    NEW FEATURES
    1. Play Log – Allows User to generate reports specifying what ads/ content has been scheduled for display at specified Locations/ Monitors.

    FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS
    1. Fix to RSS Feed & to handle unavailable RSS feeds.
    2. Improvement Monitor Off/ ON facility (see under Manager Manual/ Locations/ Add Monitors to a Location .
    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

    Version number: Version3.01 Date16Jul08

    Fixes & Features:
    If this is a new installation, see FAQ’s “Installation of Software”
    If you are installing this Version over a Previous Version, See FAQ’s “Installing a new version of our software over an existing version”.

    FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS:
    1. Fix to RSS Feed & Tickertape – to more efficiently handle multiple RSS feeds.
    2. Improvement to URL/ Webpage Player – to prevent error message when an invalid URL is entered or when URL is unavailable.
    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

  • Version number: Version3.00 Date:1July 08

    Fixes & Features:
    If this is a new installation, see FAQ’s “Installation of Software”
    If you are installing this Version over a Previous Version, See FAQ’s “Installing a new version of our software over an existing version”.

    FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS:
    1. Enhancement added to prevent data being downloaded by the Player PC from the FTP, whilst an upload from the Manager PC to the FTP is in progress. (This may have caused a Error 3343 in previous versions).
    2. Updates to the RSS feed now occurs at the same interval specified by the user in Locations/ Check for updates (If an interval is not stated, then at the default interval or when the Player is restarted).
    3. Enhancement to prevent the change of Language (in certain program files) when languages such as Spanish are used. (In previous versions this may have caused FTP connection errors).

    NEW FEATURES:
    1. URL (Web page) Player – Specify a URL, and have that URL displayed live as part of a loop either for specified periods or indefinitely.
    *Also suitable for touch screen - viewer can navigate the selected URL site by touching the "buttons" available on the website that is displayed.
    *Also suitable for IP Cameras - Security application.
    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

  • Version number: Ver 2.99 Date:27May08

    Fixes & Features:
    If this is a new installation, see FAQ’s “Installation of Software”
    If you are installing this Version over a Previous Version, See FAQ’s “Installing a new version of our software over an existing version”.

    FIXES:
    1. Root Folder Option - Fixes a problem in the player software when downloading from an FTP site using a root folder.
    2. “Error Uploading Status files” – The above fix also affected uploading of Status Files when using a root folder. Fixed.

    NEW FEATURES:
    “Own Image on Player Start up screen” – This Additional Software Function now allows you to display any JPEG image you desire instead of the Digital Recall “Count down screen” that appears currently when the Player checks & “finds” new content on the FTP or LAN and downloads it. See the Home Page of our website and select “Your Startup Image”.
    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

  • Version number: Ver 2.98 Date:9Jan08

    Fixes & Features:
    If this is a new installation, see FAQ’s “Installation of Software”
    If you are installing this Version over a Previous Version, See FAQ’s “Installing a new version of our software over an existing version”.

    Fixes:
    1. Fixes a “Memory Leak” which may have resulted in the Player occasionally freezing.
    2. Increases the speed of the Ticker / RSS Feed – Note “Fast” & “Fastest” are now MUCH faster. Select “Slow” or “Medium” as default.
    3. Improved error handling.

    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

  • Version number: Ver 2.97 Date:25Oct 07

    Fixes & Features:

    1. Improved error handling
    2. Asterisks displayed in “FTP password” area on Player “Settings” interface
    3. At certain resolution settings, the Tickertape / RSS feed may become partly concealed when the Maximise Resolution add-on is activated. By following the Instruction sheet accompanying those Add-ons, this version will act to prevent this occurring. See also FAQ's "Additional Software Options"
    4. Distributor Packs can be activated from this Version.

    If this is a new installation, see FAQ’s “Installation of Software”
    If installing this Version over a Previous Version, See FAQ’s “Installing a new version of our software over an existing version”.
    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

     

  • Version number: Version 2.96 Release 12 Sep 07

    Fixes & Features:
    IMPROVEMENTS TO “ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE OPTIONS”
    Tickertape & RSS Feeds now have Unicode for (Multi language), and can be set to scroll from left to right (for languages such as Arabic, Hebrew etc.)

    NEW FEATURES
    FTP mode can be set to passive. See also FAQ’s
    Player checks for new database and new content. (Extra step required when first setting up Location – see Player manual)
    Multiple improvements - see below

    FIXES & IMPROVEMENTS

    1. Error 3265 “Item not found in this collection” occurred in unusual circumstances – fixed.
    2. Error 3343occuured in unusual circumstances - Update frequency has been changed to a minimum of 10 minutes and a max. 24 hours to prevent this.
    3. System Status checking (from Manager) – Bug fixed.
    4. Black screen - In rare circumstances occasional black screen (with Ticker/ scrolling text continuing to play). Fixed.
    5. Invalid Monitor number (in Locations setup) – fixed.
    6. If you fail to upgrade both Manager & Player Software to same version: If Manager Software is a newer version than Player Software, instead of an error the Manager database will be ignored & Player will continue playing its old db.
    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

     

  • Version number: V2.95 Release 12 Jun 07

    Fixes & Features:
    MAJOR MODIFICATIONS.
    NEW “ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE OPTIONS”:

    1. RSS Feeds
    2. Play Windows Media Files including MPG, WMV, DIVX, XVID.
    3. Remove Digital Recall advert

    NEW FEATURES

    1. Update frequency to check for updates - minimum is now 1 minute; max 24 hrs. Default is one hour.
    2. User has option to set the base FTP folder for file transfers (instead of it being created from the root FTP folder).
    3. User can set the Player window to start on a specified screen (“Settings” on Player PC)
    4. Function key shortcuts to main functions (F2-F9)
    5. Auto-check on Manager & Player for the correct version of WMP and QuickTime when User purchases the “Play Windows Media” additional software option.
    6. Use Shift + F2 to stop Player

     

    IMPROVEMENTS

    1. Removal of white flash & grey line that sporadically occurred between QT movies
    2. Adverts play to edges of screen.
    3. Black bars (resulting in a wide screen aspect-ratio) removed from monitors with a 4:3 specification (Manager/ Locations).

     

    CHANGES

    1. Number of free-locations reduced to two (from 5)
    2. Digital Recall advert plays every 5th advert. Can be removed by using “Additional Software Options” – see Home Page of website.
    3. Terms & Conditions
    4. Manuals

     

    SOFTWARE, SERVICES ETC. USED SUBJECT TO THE TERMS & CONDITIONS - SEE WEBSITE

     

  • Version number: V2.94 Release 04 Mar07

    Fixes & Features:
    Fixes to increase efficiency when manually "Checking for downloads" using Digital Recall Updater.
    All software used subject to the Terms & conditions on our website.

  • Version number: V 2.92 Date 19 Feb 07

    Fixes & Features:
    Addition of Add-on Options - Ticker tape; Add 5 Locations: Maximize to full screen
    Software used subject to the Terms & Conditions on our website.