MAWi – Release Notes

22:16 15 November in Blog

NEW MAWi v1.0.25

Updated: 13-Jul-2021

Introduction

MAWi allows users to push content onto multiple screens and video walls in the same or different sites, and control that content from a simple and easy to use browser-based dashboard.

MAWi is an on-premise solution and the multiple screens can be connected over the LAN, WAN, or over the Internet.

 

MAWi is a holistic connectivity solution for video walls and digital signage screens, allowing you to connect and control your screens in a variety of ways, including Android-based AVoIP players, HDMI over LAN zero clients, standalone Windows-based PCs and USB to HDMI adapters.

Our new release – includes the following new features, enhancements, and fixes detailed below.

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    New features and enhancements

    Displays Configuration Tool (DCT)

     

    USB wall and Spacewall apps are now part of the MAWi management console and are no longer necessary!

    No extra installation is required on the MAWi Client PC. 

    In the Admin panel, you will find the new DCT menu for setting up your displays, in the same way the USB Wall and Spacewall were operating.

    From now on, all the configuration is available from the same MAWi management console.

    display configuration tool

    New licensing mechanism

     

    We have revolutionized the licensing mechanism – licensing will now be done with an advanced and efficient online system. No need to send us license requests anymore! 

    mawi activation license expired

    MAWi TC

     

    MAWi TC is a new connectivity variant for the already very flexible and powerful MAWi platform.

    MAWi TC is allowing our customers to connect Thin Clients as endpoints for their digital signage setup!.

    With MAWi TC we are adding a new and very effective method of connecting and controlling remote screens by utilizing Thin Clients as endpoints. All you need is a thin client for each screen and a central Terminal Server and you will be able to show your content on local or remote screens.

    Start evaluating MAWi TC with your thin clients – follow our Quick Installation Guide

    Tags

    Tags is a very helpful feature that many customers requested us to implement. It allows you to group multiple screens from different Locations in a single group, to push the same playlist on all screen in that group.

    For instance, an enterprise with hundreds of screens in different locations can Tag all of the screens in the Cafeteria areas, and push the same announcements to all screens at once.

    Start using the Tags:

    1. Create a new Tag > Name it and select a color for it

    2. Drag and Drop the tag on the screens you wish to have the same tag.

    3. Press on the Toggle button to change the view according to the tags selection.

    4. To remove screens from a tag, edit the tag or right-click on a specific screen.

    Each screen can have an unlimited number of tags.

    Backup and Restore

    We’ve added a new administrative tool to the Admin panel, to allow you to backup your system, with or without your content files, and restore to any backup point at any given time.

    Please note:

    1. The backup file is password protected and will be required when restoring. Please keep the password in a safe location.

    2. When including the content in the backup file, it might take several minutes to finalize the process.

    View options

    We’ve added two new viewing options, to allow you to monitor your screens in a more efficient way. The maximum view option allows you to easily identify the displayed content on the screen and monitor the remote screens.

    Hotfolder is now supported by VLC for showing videos and images  

    Create a folder and save all of your images and videos, and set up MAWi to show the content in that folder.

    It’s now set up by default to show the images and videos for a duration of 5 seconds per item.

    Share with all users

    It’s now easy to share your Playlists and Tags with all users!

    Instead of adding them one-by-one – use the “Share with all” checkbox.

    Integrating MAW Chrome Launcher

    MAW Chrome Launcher (MCL) is our build of the Chromium browser, allowing us to have better control on the browser when it’s required to send a web-based content. The MCL was implemented in our old Monitors AnyWhere Connect and now we’ve migrated it to MAWi as well.

    User Interface changes: New icons in the Admin panel

    The new icons in the Admin panel give it a new look and feel!

    User Interface changes: Labels of thumbnails

    Colors were adjusted to make the labels appear correctly when white content is shown.

    Issues Fixed

    v1.25 – Released on 13.07.2021

     

    Fixed – Displays count issue in the new Licensing module

    Fixed – Scheduled playlist issue with shared playlists

    Fixed – Saved presets in the DCT console were not loading correctly.

    Fixed – Installation issues in a domain environment

    Fixed – Installation issues in a PC without Internet connection.

    v1.19 – Released on 28.06.2021

     

    NEW Displays config tool was added – Configure your display’s settings from MAWi management console.

    NEW Enhanced IIS Express – In Windows 10, the IIS Express is no longer running as a command-line terminal window.

    NEW Enhanced installer – the installation process is installing the drivers, IIS enabling process is more effective
    and many additional fixes.

    NEW Automatic licensing mechanism – The licenses are delivered in the purchasing stage and activated online automatically.

    NEW Fit to screen for videos – A new ‘fit to Screen’ checkbox is available when displaying videos on video walls. Especially helpful
    when video walls of odd sizes and shapes are used.

    FIXES Many smaller features, stability improvements, and bug fixes.

    v90.29 – Released on 27.01.2020

    • Added two more view options.
    • Changed the UI for Local playlist items.
    • Fixed MAWPPT Launcher to work more reliably.
    • Fixed minor UI bugs

    v90.17 – Released on 07.12.2020

    • Fixed an issue where Scheduling multiple MAWPPT items will not work and leave running instances.
    • Fixed the Playlist logic for better performance and utilization.
    • Fixed an issue with running Local Launchers.
    • Fixed Identify Screens logic.
    • Enhanced MAWi Client to maintain less memory and CPU usage.
    • Added better support for MAWChromeLauncher, to run better when switching between URLs.

    v90.12 – Released on 18.11.2020

    • Fixed an issue where assigning a Local playlist to a screen will cause the dashboard to crash.
    • Fixed an issue in MAWi installer, not saving the Location set in the installation process.
    • Added a file type validation process when using the Backup and Restore feature.
    • Fixed an issue where Tags are showing empty items when screens have been disconnected.

    v90.11 – Released on 16.11.2020

    • Fixed an issue MAWi Client Service – it will not run MAWi Client automatically.
    • Fixed an issue with scheduling a playlist for Thursday.
    • Fixed an issue when using special characters in the email field in the installation process.
    • Fixed an issue where the Client won’t re-connect to the Server after login.
    • Fixed an issue where the Client won’t show the assigned content if there is no connection to the Server.
    • Fixed an issue when installing the Client on x32 systems.
    • Fixed an issue with IIS Express, where the Indexing service of Windows would cause the C drive to fill up in a few days.