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1. Zoapi Release Notes – 2023

Zoapi Release v10.8414 #

Version: 10.8414
Date: 29-Nov-2023 

New Features: #

  1. Hub – Reduced time taken to connect first time from the app
  2. Hub – Browser sharing connection speed performance has improved drastically
  3. Browser – Added play, pause, conferencing controls, remote control to the browser page
  4. Scheduler – Reduced calendar page load time
  5. Scheduler – 12/24 hour format support
  6. Hub – Support for a wider range of HDMI capture cards
  7. Browser/App – Support for launching weblinks
  8. Hub – Revamped presenter management and listing
  9. Hub – Removed custom Red Cursor
  10. Hub – New interactive mode for touchscreen and large format displays
  11. Hub – Shows download progress while installing apps 
  12. Apps – Added an “mute local audio” button under info widget. This is useful for laptops which lack proper mixer output support
  13. Dashboard – Removed Nexudus & Native Exchange support from Integrations due to lack of demand. In case you would like to use these, please use iCal with ics links instead
  14. Hub – The PIN color changes dynamically – based on the color of the content being shared
  15. Hub – Updated icons to match the new Zoapi design and theme
  16. Scheduler – Allows users to book meetings in case of all-day meetings
  17. Hub – Calendar fetch performance improvements. Need for renewing O365 integrations should reduce
  18. Hub – New setting to disable GPU rendering for Browser and App sharing (Enable GPU for Browser) – needed for older hardware
  19. Hub – Settings button in the trial activation window – allows users to open settings, connect to a network etc

Bug-Fixes: #

  1. FIXED – Play button on the app would randomly fail
  2. FIXED – iOS – Sometimes all the app buttons would remain disabled after stopping screen share
  3. FIXED – Scheduler – Orientation change while booking a meeting would result in unexpected behavior
  4. FIXED – Hub – Removing HDMI input device would randomly fail
  5. FIXED – Hub – Unable to disconnect from Google Meet calls immediately after joining
  6. FIXED – Hub – With dual display – zoom windows flicker
  7. FIXED – Scheduler – QR codes generated by the android app were not being detected by some phones
  8. FIXED – Automation for Google Meet would fail to enter the user name in guest mode
  9. FIXED – Hub – Browser-Remote Control mouse event accuracy issues

Known Issues: #

  1. [SOMETIMES] On intermittent network loss, browser client may continue to show “Reconnecting” even after the Hub has dropped the session
  2. [ALWAYS] Enabling “Allow Screen Lock” setting when the group policy: “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is set to disabled, might not allow the user to sign in to the system
  3. [SOMETIMES] 4K BMP and PNG images may fail to upload to the Zoapi Drive
  4. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Mac may show ‘0’ as the username, first time after installing
  5. [SOMETIMES] Glitches are heard for 1-2seconds when switching to a presenter that’s playing audio
  6. [RARE] HDMI audio is not heard even though the HDMI input is configured. Occurs when there are issues with driver detection. Removing and plugging the capture card again usually resolves the issue
  7. [SOMETIMES] Closing a macbook lid, without disconnecting from Zoapi, might take upto a minute to remove the screen from the Zoapi Hub display
  8. [ALWAYS] When reconnecting after a connection loss – the screen becomes blank till the connection is established
  9. [ALWAYS] When there is no network connection, or when the Zoapi App is reconnecting, pressing leave might take some time to exit the application
  10. [SOMETIMES] The screen grab shown when a user pauses their screen share might change to a newer screen grab when their network reconnects
  11. [ALWAYS] Trying to share screen by entering the IP address of the device on the browser page – does not work with Safari

 

Zoapi Release v10.8356 #

Version: 10.8356 
Date: 23-Aug-2023 

New Features: #

  1. Apps – Added an info widget into the Zoapi App for mac & windows – shows volume level, mic, camera etc – settings of Hub
  2. Hub – the pin will always be visible if there’s no internet connection
  3. Apps – will show the help url in the app (https://help.zoapi.com)
  4. Hub – Num Pad keys behavior changes – if a mouse is connected to the Hub – then the num keys will work
  5. Hub – Minor fixes to address some anti-virus false positives

Bug-Fixes: #

  1. FIXED – Random Hub crash on network loss
  2. FIXED – Screen sharing issues during Google Meet call with Hub running on Windows 11
  3. FIXED – Screen flicker during Google Meet call
  4. FIXED – Google Meet – sometimes user name is entered twice
  5. FIXED – Screen share latency increase with dual display and one of the displays having a low refresh rate
  6. FIXED – On some devices, the Zoapi hub startup was taking a long time
  7. FIXED – Video Conferencing – Automation freeze with Google Meet 
  8. FIXED – Zoom keeps popping the “Leave Meeting” button randomly during a call

Known Issues: #

  1. [SOMETIMES] iOS screensharing randomly fails to start  – if both devices are not on the same VLAN
  2. [SOMETIMES] Screensharing starts but the screenshare window does not appear till a selection is made from the presenters list
  3. [ALWAYS] Enabling “Allow Screen Lock” setting when the group policy: “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is set to disabled, might not allow the user to sign in to the system
  4. [ALWAYS] Zoom Meetings generated using the Zoom plugin for google calendar are not detected as Zoom meetings on the Home Screen Calendar
  5. [SOMETIMES] 4K BMP and PNG images may fail to upload to the Zoapi Drive
  6. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Mac may show ‘0’ as the username, first time after installing
  7. [SOMETIMES] Glitches are heard for 1-2seconds when switching to a presenter that’s playing audio
  8. [RARE] HDMI audio is not heard even though the HDMI input is configured. Occurs when there are issues with driver detection. Removing and plugging the capture card again usually resolves the issue
  9. [SOMETIMES] Closing a macbook lid, without disconnecting from Zoapi, might take upto a minute to remove the screen from the Zoapi Hub display
  10. [ALWAYS] When reconnecting after a connection loss – the screen becomes blank till the connection is established
  11. [ALWAYS] When there is no network connection, or when the Zoapi App is reconnecting, pressing leave might take some time to exit the application
  12. [SOMETIMES] The screen grab shown when a user pauses their screen share might change to a newer screen grab when their network reconnects
  13. [ALWAYS] Certain Windows 11 laptops do not share local audio when the speaker is muted
  14. [ALWAYS] Trying to share screen by entering the IP address of the device on the browser page – does not work with Safari 

 

Zoapi Release v10.8334 #

Version: 10.8334 
Date: 5-Jul-2023 

New Features: #

  1. Scheduler – Performance and quality improvements
  2. Scheduler – Refresh button to force refresh the calendar
  3. Scheduler – Settings screen accepts a password (instead of the app-key)

Bug-Fixes: #

  1. FIXED – Zoom – controls keep flickering
  2. FIXED – Google Meet – Unable to change layout
  3. FIXED – Office365 calendars would require frequent renewals
  4. FIXED – Zoom – certain zoom links would fail to launch

Known Issues: #

  1. [SOMETIMES] Room Controller – If the meeting application fails to start – the controller might be 
  2. [SOMETIMES] iOS screensharing randomly fails to start  – if both devices are not on the same VLAN
  3. [SOMETIMES] Screensharing starts but the screenshare window does not appear till a selection is made from the presenters list
  4. [ALWAYS] Enabling “Allow Screen Lock” setting when the group policy: “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is set to disabled, might not allow the user to sign in to the system
  5. [ALWAYS] Zoom Meetings generated using the Zoom plugin for google calendar are not detected as Zoom meetings on the Home Screen Calendar
  6. [SOMETIMES] 4K BMP and PNG images may fail to upload to the Zoapi Drive
  7. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Ubuntu may fail to connect the first time after installing
  8. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Mac may show ‘0’ as the username, first time after installing
  9. [SOMETIMES] Glitches are heard for 1-2seconds when switching to a presenter that’s playing audio
  10. [RARE] HDMI audio is not heard even though the HDMI input is configured. Occurs when there are issues with driver detection. Removing and plugging the capture card again usually resolves the issue
  11. [SOMETIMES] Closing a macbook lid, without disconnecting from Zoapi, might take upto a minute to remove the screen from the Zoapi Hub display
  12. [ALWAYS] When reconnecting after a connection loss – the screen becomes blank till the connection is established
  13. [ALWAYS] When there is no network connection, or when the Zoapi App is reconnecting, pressing leave might take some time to exit the application
  14. [SOMETIMES] The screen grab shown when a user pauses their screen share might change to a newer screen grab when their network reconnects
  15. [ALWAYS] Num-Keys do not work while Zoapi Hub is running on the device (We have reverted a fix for this that was done in an earlier release)
  16. [ALWAYS] Certain Windows 11 laptops do not share local audio when the speaker is muted
  17. [SOMETIMES] The Zoapi Room Controller application might not respond after a network reset or a Hub restart

 

Zoapi Release v10.8322 #

Version: 10.8322
Date: 14-06-2023

New Features: #

  1. Support for Android Tablets with the Android screen share application
  2. Video Conferencing – Improvements to meeting actions – fixes for accuracy, bug fixes for Windows 11 and Windows 10 Pro
  3. Video Conferencing – Make the windows fullscreen
  4. Video Conferencing – Call Control buttons are disabled for a short duration after click
  5. Video Conferencing – When a meeting is launched from the Home Screen Calendar – the meeting buttons are disabled for a short duration
  6. Video Conferencing – Improvements to hosted meeting behavior with Google Meet
  7. Improvements to Room Controller performance
  8. Android Screen Share – Quality Improvements
  9. Room Controller – iOS version is now available on the App Store
  10. Room Controller – Shows a red dot on the settings icon when an update is available
  11. Room Controller – Added Haptic Feedback
  12. Room Controller – Refresh button 
  13. Room Scheduler – Updates to the UI to match the new look and feel, icons, fonts and colors
  14. Home Screen Calendar automatically scrolls back to the top after a few seconds.

Bug-Fixes: #

  1. FIXED – Room Controller – Improvements to network connection loss detection and handling – on connection loss the Room Controller would not respond and continue to show old meeting details
  2. FIXED – Touchpad on Room Controller is inaccurate and difficult to use
  3. FIXED – Blank screen would randomly appear on the display while sharing screen
  4. FIXED – Look and feel issues, cropped controls etc
  5. FIXED – Continues to show meeting controls on the client even after Conferencing Automation is disabled
  6. FIXED – Room Controller – Continues to show old meeting room name even though the name has been changed
  7. FIXED – Room Controller – Trying to update would give an error
  8. FIXED – Room Controller – Trying to exit the app when there’s no network connection would 
  9. FIXED – Windows Client – Fails to connect with certain proxies
  10. FIXED – Windows Client – Randomly fails to connect and shows a “Enter IP” message
  11. FIXED – When there is no internet, Zoapi Hub shows a 3 digit pin and no client is able to connect to the Hub with this pin
  12. FIXED – Windows Client – Entering IP address in the “Enter IP” field, or in the address field would always fail
  13. FIXED – Video Conferencing – Automation freeze with Google Meet 

Known Issues: #

  1. [SOMETIMES] Room Controller – If the meeting application fails to start – the controller might be 
  2. [SOMETIMES] iOS screensharing randomly fails to start  – if both devices are not on the same VLAN
  3. [SOMETIMES] Screensharing starts but the screenshare window does not appear till a selection is made from the presenters list
  4. [ALWAYS] Enabling “Allow Screen Lock” setting when the group policy: “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is set to disabled, might not allow the user to sign in to the system
  5. [ALWAYS] Zoom Meetings generated using the Zoom plugin for google calendar are not detected as Zoom meetings on the Home Screen Calendar
  6. [SOMETIMES] 4K BMP and PNG images may fail to upload to the Zoapi Drive
  7. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Ubuntu may fail to connect the first time after installing
  8. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Mac may show ‘0’ as the username, first time after installing
  9. [SOMETIMES] Glitches are heard for 1-2seconds when switching to a presenter that’s playing audio
  10. [RARE] HDMI audio is not heard even though the HDMI input is configured. Occurs when there are issues with driver detection. Removing and plugging the capture card again usually resolves the issue
  11. [SOMETIMES] Closing a macbook lid, without disconnecting from Zoapi, might take upto a minute to remove the screen from the Zoapi Hub display
  12. [ALWAYS] When reconnecting after a connection loss – the screen becomes blank till the connection is established
  13. [ALWAYS] When there is no network connection, or when the Zoapi App is reconnecting, pressing leave might take some time to exit the application
  14. [SOMETIMES] The screen grab shown when a user pauses their screen share might change to a newer screen grab when their network reconnects
  15. [ALWAYS] Num-Keys do not work while Zoapi Hub is running on the device (We have reverted a fix for this that was done in an earlier release)
  16. [ALWAYS] Certain Windows 11 laptops do not share local audio when the speaker is muted
  17. [SOMETIMES] The Zoapi Room Controller application might not respond after a network reset or a Hub restart

 

Zoapi Release v10.8300 #

Version: 10.8300
Date: 02-05-2023

New Features: #

  1. Updates to the logo, application UI, fonts, colors and overall look and feel to match the new logo and theme
  2. Toggle in Participant’s List widget to enable/disable mirror display. This feature can be enabled from settings
  3. Zoapi Room Controller Application for Android
    • Pair controller application from device and activate from the dashboard
    • Shows meeting list
    • On trying to join a Zoom, Teams or meeting, automatically click through and enter the meeting
    • Controls for joining and leaving meetings, enable/disable microphone and camera
    • Volume control on Mac & Windows clients
  4. Video Conferencing Automation Features:
    • Enable/Disable Video Conferencing automation from settings
    • On trying to join a Zoom, Teams or meeting, automatically click through and enter the meeting
    • Controls in Windows & Mac clients for joining and leaving meetings, enable/disable microphone and camera
    • Automatically shares screen on a connected meeting when a user shares screen through Zoapi
    • Volume control on Mac & Windows clients
    • Shows the Room Calendar on the Mac & Windows clients
  5. Renamed Product Nomenclature – 
    • Zoapi Hub Proware is now called Zoapi Hub Connect
    • Zoapi Hub Pro is now called Zoapi Hub Meet and 
    • Zoapi Hub Basic is now called Zoapi Hub Share
  6. Support for screen sharing from iOS and Android Applications
  7. Updates to Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
  8. Linux client is deprecated and no longer available on the website. Users are recommended to share screen from the browser instead

Bug-Fixes: #

  1. FIXED – Was showing default wallpaper for a moment if wallpaper images were appended through bulk settings
  2. FIXED – Screensavers list would appear blank when HTML wallpapers were added after adding Image wallpapers
  3. FIXED – On some MaxHub OPS Windows Units running their agents – a hidden window would cause the Zoapi Hub windowing system to incorrectly believe a fullscreen application was running and hide the taskbar and pin
  4. FIXED – ZoapiHub refuses to connect to the Zoapi Server due to proxy errors

Known Issues: #

  1. [ALWAYS] Enabling “Allow Screen Lock” setting when the group policy: “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is set to disabled, might not allow the user to sign in to the system
  2. [ALWAYS] Zoom Meetings generated using the Zoom plugin for google calendar are not detected as Zoom meetings on the Home Screen Calendar
  3. [SOMETIMES] 4K BMP and PNG images may fail to upload to the Zoapi Drive
  4. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Ubuntu may fail to connect the first time after installing
  5. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Mac may show ‘0’ as the username, first time after installing
  6. [SOMETIMES] Glitches are heard for 1-2seconds when switching to a presenter that’s playing audio
  7. [RARE] HDMI audio is not heard even though the HDMI input is configured. Occurs when there are issues with driver detection. Removing and plugging the capture card again usually resolves the issue
  8. [SOMETIMES] Closing a macbook lid, without disconnecting from Zoapi, might take upto a minute to remove the screen from the Zoapi Hub display
  9. [ALWAYS] When reconnecting after a connection loss – the screen becomes blank till the connection is established
  10. [ALWAYS] When there is no network connection, or when the Zoapi App is reconnecting, pressing leave might take some time to exit the application
  11. [SOMETIMES] The screen grab shown when a user pauses their screen share might change to a newer screen grab when their network reconnects
  12. [ALWAYS] Num-Keys do not work while Zoapi Hub is running on the device (We have reverted a fix for this that was done in an earlier release)
  13. [ALWAYS] Certain Windows 11 laptops do not share local audio when the speaker is muted
  14. [SOMETIMES] The Zoapi Room Controller application might not respond after a network reset or a Hub restart

 

Zoapi Release v10.8184 #

Version: 10.8184
Date: 17-03-2023

New Features: #

  1. Updated Zoom and Teams app versions 
  2. Dashboard – Filters for Active/Inactive/Unused devices
  3. Support for Amazon Chime links
  4. Maximize new application launch windows to occupy fullscreen
  5. Status API – to query device status (Premium Only)
  6. Use HTML URLs as wallpaper (Premium Only)
  7. Room Scheduler – Support for updates
  8. Volume controls in Participant’s List/Meeting Details window
  9. Show Camera, Speaker and Mic device details in Participant’s List/Meeting Details window
  10. Show Terms of Service & Privacy Policy in the About page
  11. Option to set default Microphone on device
  12. On opening Remote Control – screen share is paused
  13. Room Scheduler – Enable/Disable updates from dashboard
  14. Room Scheduler – Configure maximum meeting duration limit
  15. Return button in settings will go to App drawer instead of closing the whole window.

Bug-Fixes: #

  1. Does not crash if Port 80 or Port 443 are blocked
  2. O365 renew would set the same integration for all the devices
  3. Some Apps would continue to auto-start on restart 
  4. Sometimes the close button of Annotation window does not appear
  5. Sometimes incorrectly shows update available
  6. Switch display (1<->2) would fail at times

Known Issues: #

  1. [ALWAYS]When connecting to a new network a “Do you want to allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs on this network” message appears
  2. [SOMETIMES]Some applications like Webex may automatically start when the device is restarted
  3. [ALWAYS] Enabling “Allow Screen Lock” setting when the group policy: “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” is set to disabled, might not allow the user to sign in to the system
  4. [ALWAYS] Zoom Meetings generated using the Zoom plugin for google calendar are not detected as Zoom meetings on the Home Screen Calendar
  5. [SOMETIMES] 4K BMP and PNG images may fail to upload to the Zoapi Drive
  6. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client might fail to install using the Software Install utilities on Ubuntu. Use the command-line to install
  7. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Ubuntu may fail to connect the first time after installing
  8. [SOMETIMES] Zoapi Client on Mac may show ‘0’ as the username, first time after installing
  9. [SOMETIMES] Glitches are heard for 1-2seconds when switching to a presenter that’s playing audio
  10. [RARE] HDMI audio is not heard even though the HDMI input is configured. Occurs when there are issues with driver detection. Removing and plugging the capture card again usually resolves the issue
  11. [SOMETIMES] Closing a macbook lid, without disconnecting from Zoapi, might take upto a minute to remove the screen from the Zoapi Hub display
  12. [ALWAYS] When reconnecting after a connection loss – the screen becomes blank till the connection is established
  13. [SOMETIMES] In case of a network connection loss – Ubuntu client might show only a blank screen. Pressing Stop and Play again will resume playback
  14. [ALWAYS] When there is no network connection, or when the Zoapi App is reconnecting, pressing leave might take some time to exit the application
  15. [SOMETIMES] The screen grab shown when a user pauses their screen share might change to a newer screen grab when their network reconnects
  16. [ALWAYS] Num-Keys do not work while Zoapi Hub is running on the device (We have reverted a fix for this that was done in an earlier release)
  17. [ALWAYS] Certain Windows 11 laptops do not share local audio when the speaker is muted

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