Xibo for LG webOS – Request for BETA testers

The team at Xibo are very pleased to announce the imminent arrival of Xibo for LG webOS for Signage; a native “system-on-chip” Xibo player for LG webOS signage monitors. This is a commercial player built in partnership with Intelligent Media and will require a device licence after the beta period.

Xibo for LG webOS will run on the SM5C series or associated webOS series of LG monitors, running webOS 3.0 or higher. This player comes with all the features of the existing Xibo player offerings, without any external player hardware requirements.

We are looking for applicants to the private beta testing program and encourage anyone interested to email sales@springsignage.com to request access to the beta. Beta testers will need to provide their own compatible LG monitor and be running a Xibo 1.8.2 CMS (free demonstration instances available on the Xibo Cloud). Please include a brief summary of your use-case and whether you already have compatible hardware in your message.

Supported monitors when running firmware 04.30.90 or later:

  • 32/43/49/55/65SM5C
  • 32/43/49/55/65SM5KC
  • 43/49/55SM3C
  • 75XS2C
  • 42/49/55LS75C
  • 42/49/55LS73C
  • 49/55/65UH5C

We will be asking for general feedback and any issues during the beta program, as well as bug reports if you find something not working quite right. Please make sure you have the time to provide two detailed feedback reports, which we will ask for during the course of the program.

The program will run until the end of September 2017, at which point devices using the test player will require a full licence for continued usage. We expect a stable release shortly after the beta program finishes.

Although this is a commercial player the Xibo project and Spring Signage are committed to improving the existing Xibo for Windows Player, as well as actively developing our player for Linux.

 

Scheduling your content with Dayparts in 1.8

 Dayparting – schedules your content to the Right people, Right place, Right time!

So what is Dayparting? Just like in broadcast programming Dayparting allows your scheduled content to be shown the to the right people, on the right day at the right time.  Create and schedule your content into the Daypart and let Xibo do the rest!

You can update Daypart time slots to update all existing future events so no need to amend dates/timings in complex schedules.

Does your content differ from the weekday to the weekend? No  problem, use the Exception functionality to tailor the Daypart to exactly what you need, when you need it!

The following video shows you how you can tailor your scheduling by using Dayparting for maximum effect!

1.8.2 Released

We are pleased to announce our 2nd bug fix release for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

A new CMS and Windows Player are available with this release, with 84 resolved issues. We recommend that all users running 1.8 upgrade their CMS and Player to this release.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on Github.

Scheduling in 1.8 – Always means Always!

Scheduling Always means just that… Always!

You want your displays to show content all the time such as a welcome message in your reception area?  Selecting Always in scheduling will do just that!
One of the many new and exciting features of 1.8 is Always Scheduling.  This will ensure that the Campaign or Layout selected will Always be scheduled.  Content will Always be shown on your displays.
Gone is the need to specify end dates as Always means Always!

The Always icon will show in your schedule…

And show Always until you decide to remove it!

Scheduling your regular content rotation as Always rather than scheduling the Default Layout will ensure that your Player has your real Default Layout to show when new content is being downloaded or if there’s ever a problem.  Useful for when you need to modify existing layouts!

With so many new features in 1.8  it’s hard to stop exploring!! 😀

 

1.8.1 Released

We are pleased to announce our 1st bug fix release for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

A new CMS and Windows Player are available with this release, with 45 resolved issues. We recommend that all users running 1.8 upgrade their CMS and Player to this release.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on Github.

1.8.0 Released

We are proud to announce the first stable release for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

It has taken us a little over 18 months to bring you this major feature release of Xibo, below are some of the things you can expect:

  • Installation: Docker deployments
  • Installation: Step by Step Upgrade Wizard
  • Layouts and Content: Layout Designer improvements, including a new toolbar
  • Layouts and Content: Add audio to Widgets
  • Layouts and Content: Layout Import/Export handles DataSets
  • Layouts and Content: Add some extra fonts as standard
  • Layouts and Content: New Widgets, including Stocks, Currencies, HLS, PDF, Metro Twitter, Google Traffic, Audio
  • Displays: Push messaging
  • Displays: Scheduled and Immediate shell commands
  • Displays: RS232 commands
  • Displays: Dynamic and Nested Display Groups
  • Schedule: Dayparting and “always” schedules
  • Schedule: Agenda View
  • Schedule: Recurring Events without an end date
  • Internationalisation: Support for custom date formats
  • Internationalisation: Displays in different timezones
  • User and Permissions: Changing ownership of items
  • User and Permissions: SAML support for single sign on
  • User and Permissions: Announcement system
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: API for 3rd party integrations
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: Code improvements to enable better customisation of code (Middleware and Modules)
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: Overhaul auditing and logging
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: PHPUnit Test Suite
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: Documentation improvements
  • 389 closed issues

 

Docker

Our recommended configuration 1.8 series will be based on Docker. If you would like to try 1.8.0 by upgrading your existing 1.7 installation, we recommend switching to Docker. Please refer to the release notes for more information.

 

Signage Players

This series contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

 

Xibo in the Cloud

1.8.0 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

Thanks!

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to everyone involved in the Xibo Project Community. We couldn’t release Xibo without the help we get from people who purchased from Spring Signage, reported bugs, submitted patches or donated money.

We have big plans for the future, so please sign up on our community, subscribe to our RSS or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

1.8.0-rc3 Released

We are proud to announce the release of our third release candidate for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-rc2 by fixing 61 issues/features. We are nearing our first stable 1.8 release and would appreciate anyone willing to try out 1.8.0-rc3.

Recommended Configuration

Our recommended configuration for 1.8 series on ward will be based on Docker and from 1.8.0-rc3 the focus of the documentation has changed to reflect this. If you would like to try 1.8.0-rc3 by upgrading your existing 1.7 installation, we recommend switching to Docker. Please refer to the release notes for more information.

Signage Players

This series contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-rc3 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a release candidate and should not be used in production.

Xibo in the Cloud

1.8.0-rc3 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

1.8.0-rc2 Released

We are proud to announce the release of our second release candidate for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-rc1 by fixing 43 issues/features. We are nearing our first stable 1.8 release and would appreciate anyone willing to try out 1.8.0-rc2.

Highlights:

  • Improved Date/Time selectors
  • Tag Improvements for Filtering/Viewing
  • Tags for Campaigns
  • Various filtering and User Interface improvements
  • HLS Video Streaming Widget for W10+
  • Finance Widget templates for Stocks and Currencies
  • 21 bug fixes and stability improvements

Signage Players

This series contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-rc2 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a release candidate and should not be used in production.

Xibo in the Cloud

1.8.0-rc2 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

1.8.0-rc1 Released

We are proud to announce the release of our first release candidate for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-beta by fixing 80 issues/features. We are nearing our first stable 1.8 release and would appreciate anyone willing to try out 1.8.0-rc1.

Highlights:

  • New Weather Templates
  • New Twitter Templates
  • Metro Twitter Module
  • Google Traffic Module
  • Weather/Twitter widgets scale as if they were images for more consistent behaviour when placed into differently sized Regions.
  • Scheduling: Dayparting
  • Scheduling: Week/Day Recurring Events (recur only on specific days of the week)
  • Scheduling: Leave “repeat until” empty to “repeat forever”
  • Performance improvements
  • Better filtering on the Display Group page for Nested Display Groups
  • New API routes for updating DataSets via JSON objects
  • Shell Commands can kill the command that they started
  • 80 bug fixes and stability improvements

Signage Players

This release contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-rc1 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a release candidate and should not be used in production.

Xibo in the Cloud

We’re very pleased to expand our 1.8 offering from London to our other 2 locations – North America and Singapore. This means 1.8.0-rc1 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

1.7.9 Released

We are pleased to announce our 9th bug fix release for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”.

A new CMS and Windows Player are available with this release, with 18 resolved issues. We recommend that all users running 1.7 upgrade their CMS and Player to this release.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on Github.