What's New in This Release
Proceed to the bottom of this page for a PDF version of the VidyoConnect for Desktop release notes version 19.3.0.
- Enhanced Far End Camera Control (FECC) Capability
- In this version, we enhanced the Pan and Tilt of the (PTZ) functionality with FECC so the Camera Controller can now quickly and continuously move the camera rather than move the camera with small incremental "nudges".
- These enhancements, for example, allow acute healthcare nurses and other professionals in an eICU to quickly, smoothly, and precisely PTZ the FECC to specific areas of the remote patient room (e.g., vitals monitor, medication drip, patient face, vent, etc).
- The Camera Controller and the Camera Owner must use version 19.3.0 or higher of the VidyoConnect for desktop application.
- Using the Smooth and Fine Adjustment FECC Capabilities
- Click the FECC Control Panel to pan, tilt, and zoom as defined by the camera.
- For quicker and smoother camera control, click and hold the up, down, left, and right directional arrows from within the FECC Control Panel.
- To make small moves or fine adjustments (e.g., nudges) with the camera position, click and release the up, down, left, and right directional arrows from within the FECC Control Panel.
- To zoom in, hold the + button and to zoom out hold the - button. Additionally, you can use the keyboard shortcuts to zoom in and out: (e.g., Windows: Ctrl + "+" or “-“ and Mac: Command + "+" or “-“).
- For more information about using the FECC capability and to view the Supported Camera list, refer to the Using the VidyoConnect Far End Camera Control (FECC) Capability for Desktop and Mobile article.
- Windows Installer Certificate Updated
- The Windows installer certificate was updated since the last certificate expired on July 6, 2019. VidyoConnect for desktop will not update to a version on the portal unless the certificate is valid.
- If a user’s certificate is not valid, VidyoConnect for desktop will display an install message, "Application failed to update. Please contact your administrator."
- With this certificate upgrade, users will not be able to downgrade from the portal to a prior VidyoConnect for desktop version. If you need to downgrade to a prior version, you must do so manually.
- Note: This issue is not applicable to Mac users, as this certificate does not expire until 2022.
The following table lists the resolved issue in VidyoConnect for Desktop version 19.3.0:
VidyoConnect for Desktop Version 19.3.0 - Resolved Issues
The Windows installer certificate expired on July 6, 2019 and was updated.
Enhouse Vidyo enhanced the FECC capability so now the camera PTZ smoothly and continuously.
Platform and Browser Compatibility:
The following table defines the compatibility between VidyoConnect version 19.3.0 and OS platforms.
OS X Platforms
|Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
Mac OS X 10.14.x
|Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit
Mac OS X 10.13.x
The tables above reflect Vidyo’s current test matrix. Other platforms and browsers may also work, but they are not officially supported.
Portal Compatibility for On-Premises VidyoConnect Customers
If you are an on-premises customer, refer to the Vidyo Compatibility Matrix article to determine which version of the portal your VidyoConnect release is compatible with.
The following table lists the existing known issues for the VidyoConnect for desktop application.
|VidyoConnect for Desktop - Known Issues
|A TytoCare device is not able to connect to a network with non-US ASCII characters in the network name (SSID).
A TytoCare device displays in the call after it is unpaired whether users rejoin the call or join another room. The Tyto devise should not display after being unpaired.
If Outlook 2010 is not running when a user clicks + on the Meetings tab to schedule a meeting, the VidyoConnect application is unable to schedule the meeting.
To avoid this issue, ensure that Outlook 2010 is running before attempting to schedule a meeting.
|The VidyoConnect application may crash if the camera is unplugged while it is being initialized or while joining a call.
|If a logged-in user gets a notification from VidyoConnect that an update for the application is available, and then that user opens a guest link from Safari, the guest link doesn’t open in the same VidyoConnect window; instead, a new VidyoConnect window opens and the application does not update after restart.
|When using Windows 7 or 10 64-bit, clicking "Quit VidyoConnect" does not quit the application if it is the first time VidyoConnect is being used after it was installed via the Admin installer.
|If a VidyoConnect user has two monitors and shares the second monitor, the correct monitor is shared; however, VidyoConnect does not properly display a blue frame around the second monitor to indicate that it is being shared.
When the VidyoConnect for Desktop application is launched on a Windows laptop that is connected to an Aastra 6725ip phone, the phone lights up red to show that it is in use, the UI displays "Computer Audio in Use", and the phone icon switches to busy.
If this occurs, quit VidyoConnect to cause the phone to return back to its normal state.
|The "Password Reset" button may inadvertently appear when using the VidyoConnect client on an LDAP tenant. If this button is pressed, nothing will occur since the button should not be displayed for these clients.
|After the loudest speaker in a call switches to different participants a few times, the VidyoConnect application may begin to incorrectly indicate who the loudest speaker is.
|If a room name consists of two or more words, the spaces between the words change to underscores when the VidyoConnect application is refreshed.
|If a meeting invitation is generated from a contact's details page, the invitation cannot be sent.
|If one participant in a VidyoConnect call momentarily disconnects while another participant changes their peripheral devices, the participant who disconnected may not receive audio, video, and chat messages from the participant who switched devices, nor will they receive indication that there was a connection issue.
|The activity indicator is enabled on HP Webcam HD 2300 while in a call with muted audio and video and should show the camera is not in use.
|Users are not able to connect their Exchange calendar when using 32-bit VidyoConnect installed using MSI on a 64-bit OS.
|The recording URL is displayed for the admin after the recording is stopped.
|When a user with a controllable camera (camera owner) mutes or unplugs the camera while it is being remotely controlled, the user is dropped from the call with a frozen app screen.
|While a user is in a multi-participant call and CPU constrained, VidyoConnect resource manager now takes a few minutes longer to drop video tiles.
|User doesn't see invitation to the call after acknowledging the Login Banner.
|The shortcut for the VidyoConnect application does not appear on the desktop or in the Start menu of restricted users who were installed via the admin installer by an admin user.
If a user quits the Outlook application, the VidyoConnect application will be unable to sync with the Outlook calendar and will display the “There was a problem syncing with your meeting calendar" error message. In order for the calendar integration to work, the user needs to relaunch Outlook, restart VidyoConnect, and then reconnect the Outlook calendar.
To successfully sync your Outlook calendar with the VidyoConnect application, you must keep the Outlook application open.
|If a legacy endpoint is invited and then disconnected from the Control Meeting page, the DTMF dialer continues to display in the left panel and DTMF tones continue to be sent.
|An admin who was invited to the meeting cannot invite other users.
|MSI: Uninstall does not remove VidyoConnect files.
|Occasionally for Lenovo T440P machines running Windows 7, the audio devices fail to work after the computer resumes from sleep mode.
|iFrames from another tenant are displayed if user was previously logged in to the other tenant.
|'Setup is loading' pop up is displayed in English.
|When using the whiteboard feature, if a user selects the Text tool, types some text, and then undocks their laptop, the text is not saved on the whiteboard.
|In certain cases (such as when using Windows 7 or when the OS language is set to a language other than English), if a PowerPoint presentation is shared in Edit mode and then the user starts the slide show, the presentation does not switch to Slideshow mode but rather remains in Edit mode.
|When the network gets disconnected on a PC with a VirtualBox installed, the appropriate message “To report the problem, you can generate logs to send to technical support” is not displayed.
|When using the Text tool on the whiteboard, various issues may occur. For example, the text box cannot be resized after the user types a few lines of text and the layout of the text in the text box may change when the user exits from the text box.
|When using the whiteboard feature, if a user selects to draw using the triangle, the cursor does not quite align properly with the triangle.
|When using the whiteboard feature, if a user creates a page and gives it a title, but then uses “undo” and “redo” a number of times, the page loses its title.
|If a user calls another user, but then the called user leaves the conference right after clicking the Answer button, the conference remains in progress on the caller’s side, the participant counter shows 0, and the caller can’t leave the conference.
If a user clicks “Join” to join a call and then downloads the client, the user will be unable to log in as a guest if auto login is enabled and they have an expired access token.
When this occurs, the login page appears and the user can log in using their username and password.
When using VidyoConnect on Windows, using the PrintWindow function occasionally causes VidyoConnect to hang.If this occurs, either restart Windows or find the application that is causing PrintWindow to hang and close it.
|Closing the VidyoConnect window doesn’t prevent a user from joining a call. Therefore, if a user clicks to join a room and then closes the VidyoConnect window, that user will actually join the call.
|If all the participants in the call have muted their cameras, the VidyoConnect screen is blank until someone speaks.
For users with muted audio who dial out to a legacy endpoint, the application is unable to send DTMF tones.
If a Windows 10 user who has the VidyoConnect app installed opens the Start menu, searches for “Apps and features”, and then enters VidyoConnect as the app that they want to uninstall, the VidyoConnect uninstaller does not launch; instead, the User Account Control dialog box displays.If this occurs, manually launch the VidyoConnect uninstaller from the from %LOCALAPPDATA%\VidyoConnect folder.
|When using web proxy with basic authentication, the VidyoConnect application cannot connect to Google Calendar.
|If a room owner mutes all the cameras and microphones via the Control Meeting page and then goes back to the VidyoConnect interface and unmutes himself/herself, the Control Meeting page continues to show that the room owner is muted.
|Some default Windows apps, such as Photos, Calendar, and Groove, do not appear in the application share list.
|When using the Outlook Add-on, the erroneous error message “There was an error connecting to portal. Internal Server Error (500)” appears when a user tries to create a meeting using a deleted or disabled room.
Joining calls is not possible if web proxy is enabled with authentication after logging in. This still occurs even after removing the web proxy.
If this occurs, log out and then log back in.
|When guest users or web browser users join a call with their cameras and microphones muted, they see audio-only tiles on the VidyoConnect in-call screen.
|The “Joining the call” message continues to display for three to four seconds after all the video tiles appear.
|When a user has more than one display and shares a PowerPoint slideshow when Presenter View is enabled, both the slideshow and Presenter View are shared.
|If a voice-only user who has no camera joins a call, the notification in the Participants list erroneously states "This user's camera is unavailable" rather than stating that the user has no camera.
When a new meeting is created, Outlook crashes one time after each clean installation of VidyoConnect on Windows 10 32-bit with Microsoft Outlook 2016.
If a user has the room details page open at the same time the admin sets a PIN for the room, when the user clicks the Join button, they will not be asked to enter the PIN nor will they be able to join the room.If this occurs, re-open the room details page. You will then be asked to enter the PIN.
|If a monitor is shared from a Mac, the other participants in the conference see the shared monitor but they also see the highlighted borders and the Share icon.
If a conference participant selects an application to share and then minimizes the application, that participant’s view will appear as if they are sharing the content, but the remote users will not see the shared content.
When using a Mac and sharing content, occasionally the “This video will resume when the remote connection improves” may appear on the tile that is displaying the shared content.
|If a user’s camera is being used by an application other than VidyoConnect, and then the user joins a call with VidyoConnect, that user will not see a notification that their camera is in use by another application.
|Due to an OS limitation, while a participant is sharing their screen, the green outline that appears around the shared content does not include the taskbar even though the other conference participants can actually see the taskbar.
|Due to a limitation in Outlook on a Mac, when a meeting is scheduled via VidyoConnect on a Mac, the attendees’ availability information does not appear.
|Echo can be heard for approximately one second after a headset is disconnected from a MacBook Pro or a MacBook.
|When a user loses their network connection before accepting an incoming direct call, the ringing continues until the call times out.
|No notification is displayed to the caller when they initiate a direct call if they are using a portal where Scheduled Rooms have been disabled.
|The incorrect CDR call completion code displays when the call is ended by the caller.
|Incorrect CDR entries display when an incoming call times out.
|Incorrect CDR entries display when an outgoing direct call is cancelled.
|The “Invite this user” button only appears near a contact’s name on the Contacts list when the cursor hovers over that contact’s name.
|If a call is initiated from the Missed Call notification, VidyoConnect places the call even if the person being called is offline.
|If a user returns a call to a second user from the Missed Call notification at the same time the second user is calling them again, the incoming call notification still appears.
|If the network is slow and a user is the first participant to join a call, the user sees a “[username] has joined the conference” message instead of the “You’re the only person in the call” message.
|If a user has more than one display and shares the main display, the video window does not move to the non-shared display.
|When all UDP and TCP ports are blocked except for ports 80 and 443, logging in to the VidyoConnect application and joining calls with VidyoConnect takes between 15 and 30 seconds longer than when the UDP and TCP ports are not blocked.
|Network changes and user/tenant information retrieved from the portal is not refreshed after login is completed.
|If a user launches the HTML Control Meeting page of a public room, selects the ‘”Mute audio and allow participants to re-enable” option from the Control Meeting page, unmutes locally from VidyoConnect, and selects the “Disable video and allow participants to re-enable” option from the Control Meeting page, both the audio and video are disabled.
|If a user clicks the Moderate button more than one time while in the same room, that user is prompted to enter their username and password again.
|When two or more users start sharing content simultaneously, none of the shared content is displayed.
|If the VidyoConnect application is installed on a system that already has another Vidyo product installed, the number of installs increases by one on the Super and Admin Portal System License pages.
|If a Tenant admin changes the name of a room, VidyoConnect users do not see the new room name in the UI until they log out and log back in.
|The list of applications available to share shows multiple thumbnails for Microsoft Office for Mac applications.
|When using a Mac and sharing a document from one application with several instances available for sharing (e.g., two Word documents and two PowerPoint presentations); the selected document should display in the foreground and be marked as highlighted. Instead, the selected application does not display in the foreground and the highlighted area floats on the screen.
|If an update is made to a contact’s information (such as the first or last name, email address, etc.), the information doesn’t appear on the VidyoConnect user interface until the application is restarted.
Content Sharing Known Limitation
The following table lists the lists the known OS limitation when sharing content with VidyoConnect:
|Content Sharing Known Limitation
|Windows 10 and 8.1
Universal Window Platform (UWP) applications that are displayed in a window on the desktop cannot be shared.Applications that render all or part of their window’s content using Microsoft DirectComposition, such as Chrome 50 and Firefox 46, cannot be shared. Instead, the user must share the entire display.