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VidyoConnect for Desktop and Mobile Version 18.3.0: General Availability Release

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Vidyo is Pleased to Announce VidyoConnect™ for Desktop and Mobile Version 18.3.0

We hope you are enjoying the advantages from VidyoConnect™, which provides all-inclusive, enterprise-grade video collaboration and unlimited legacy endpoint connectivity across desktop, WebRTC, and mobile devices. We also invite you to visit our VidyoConnect page to find out more about the VidyoConnect applications, the benefits of moving to our cloud services, and the plans we offer. 

Please read more below about our new features available with this release.  

What's New?

Far End Camera Control (Desktop and Mobile)

  • This innovative feature allows registered and guest participants in a call to remotely control a supported Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera connected to a far end VidyoConnect desktop or VidyoRoom endpoint.
    • FECC works with VidyoPortal version 17.1.0 or later and must be enabled under Device Settings by the camera owner prior to joining a VidyoConnect call.
  • FECC allows users, including those in healthcare and education settings, the ability to remotely move a PTZ camera to obtain better views of patients, educational materials, and other points of interest.  
  • To learn more about using the FECC capability and to view a list of FECC-supported cameras, refer to the Using the VidyoConnect Far End Camera Control (FECC) Capability for Desktop and Mobile article
Login Banner (Desktop Only)
  • VidyoConnect for Desktop can now display a configurable banner to users as soon as they successfully log in to the VidyoConnect application.
  • The banner could display, for example, a welcome message, information about your company, or security information that users need to read and acknowledge.
  • To customize the banner as a VidyoPortal Super Admin, refer to the Customizing the Login and Welcome Banners article. 
 

End User License Agreement (EULA)  (Desktop and Mobile)

  • After you install the VidyoConnect application, you can now read and accept Vidyo’s EULA before you first launch the application. 
  • You will not be prompted to accept the EULA again unless the application is re-installed or upgraded with a new EULA version.

Terms and Conditions  (Desktop and Mobile)

  • In accordance with data privacy regulations, you will now be prompted to read and accept our updated User Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy the first time you log in to the VidyoConnect application. 

    • This applies to registered VidyoCloud™ customers including auto-login users, SAML-authenticated users, guest users on the VidyoCloud portal, and those using VidyoCloud portal endpoints such as VidyoRoom.
    • This does not apply to customers using older versions of VidyoConnect software or on-premises customers.
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Want More Info?

If you'd like to get additional details on this release and the known and resolved issues, refer to the VidyoConnect for Desktop: About Version 18.3.0  and VidyoConnect for Mobile: About Version 18.3.0  articles on the Vidyo Help Center.

What's Next?

  • If you're a VidyoConnect cloud customer, we will upgrade your portal for you over the next week. Please share this upgrade with your users and direct them to the Using VidyoConnect section of the Vidyo Help Center to learn more.

  • If you're currently using VidyoDesktop, we encourage you to upgrade to VidyoConnect to access all the latest features. However, if you have the VidyoDesktop application installed, this won't happen automatically. Please contact us to initiate the upgrade, and click here to learn more about what to expect.

  • If you're a VidyoConnect on-premises customer, go ahead and download the software from the Client-Side Packages section on the Vidyo Help Center.

If you need help or have questions, please feel free to do one of the following:

  • Vidyo Resellers and End Users with "Plus" coverage: Please contact the Vidyo Customer Service Team at support@vidyocloud.com.
  • Vidyo End Users without "Plus" coverage: Please contact your authorized Vidyo Reseller.

We hope you enjoy using these versions of the VidyoConnect application!

The Vidyo Product Team

Phone   (866)-99-Vidyo (998-4396) #3 or +1-(201)-289-8597 #3
Email    support@vidyocloud.com

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