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.

 

1.8.0-beta Released

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

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-alpha3 by fixing 48 issues/features.

Highlights:

  • Docker support – see the manual for instructions
  • Overlay Layouts – regions persist over Layout changes
  • Announcement System for CMS notifications and news
  • Layout Designer tool box
  • Visual refresh including clearer buttons
  • Report fault wizard improvements
  • Better support for custom fonts and additional standard fonts
  • 22 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-beta 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 beta release and should not be used in production.

1.7.0-rc1 Released

We are proud to announce our first release candidate for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”. We welcome all user testing for this release – problems should be reported in Launchpad Answers with a paragraph clearly stating that the 1.7.0-rc1 release is being tested.

The release candidate will run for 2 weeks and assuming there are no major problems, will be followed immediately by the stable 1.7.0 release.

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

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

1.7.0-beta Released

We are proud to announce the release of our first BETA for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”. We would welcome beta testing for this release – problems should be reported in Launchpad Answers with a paragraph clearly stating that the 1.7.0-beta release is being tested.

This is primarily a bug fix release for the new features in 1.7.0-alpha2, but you can also test the following new items:

CMS

  • More effects on Tickers and Text
  • Installable Forecast Module based on the Forecast API
  • Installable Twitter Module
  • Up/Down alerts for User with View Permissions to displays
  • Settings for force HTTPS/STS
  • Started to update the Manual for 1.7

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

We hope that our next release in 1.7 will be 1.7.0-rc1 and will be feature frozen pending the stable 1.7.0 release early next year!

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