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Crowd Mics release notes

This article provides details of Crowd Mics firmware releases.

2.3

Released December 2020

ATOM

ATOM configuration dashboard updates:

  • Added Gateway and DNS network settings for Static IP addresses.
  • Added ability to Protect ATOM Access with a PIN Code.
  • Added ability to enable Automatic Approval of Microphone Requests.
  • Added ability to Specify Speaker time limit.
  • Added ability to copy updated credentials to clipboard to be pasted and saved in an offline document.

Display App updates:

  • Display App now displays active speaker's name and avatar.

Web Moderator app updates:

  • Updated to include all Moderator App updates (see below section).

Known Issues:

  • When upgrading the ATOM from version 2.2.0.1 on the ATOM Upgrade page using the upgrade package atom_2.3.10-1.deb, the page will need to be manually refreshed after a few minutes to see the updated firmware.

Moderator and Participant Apps

Moderator app updates:

  • ATOM's Friendly Name is now displayed when updated in ATOM web configuration.
  • Added ability to enable Auto-Approve Speak Requests.
  • Added ability to Play Speaker Reminder chime.
  • When enabled, the Protect ATOM Access PIN will be required to edit/start events.

Participant app updates:

  • ATOM's Friendly Name is now displayed when updated in ATOM web configuration.
  • When moderator has enabled Auto-Approve Speak Requests, participants will experience the following:
    • Ability to view their position in queue for speak requests.
    • Sound and/or vibration received on mobile device when it’s their turn to speak (Android only).
    • 10-second timeout countdown to speak will be displayed.
  • Size of push-to-talk area for active speakers to press has been increased.

Crowd Mics Online

Updates:

  • Activation page now includes translations for all 23 supported languages.

2.2

Released September 2020

ATOM

ATOM configuration dashboard and Display App updates:

  • Internationalization implemented to support 23 languages*.
  • Improved design of the ATOM configuration pages.
  • Added ability to set language for the Display App.
  • Added ability to display QR codes on Display App.
  • Added ability to display ATOM IP address on Display App.
  • Added ability to save event information and generate PDF report.
  • Added Help link to ATOM dashboard.

Web Moderator app updates:

  • Updated to include all Moderator App updates (see below section).

Moderator and Participant Apps

Moderator app updates:

  • Internationalization implemented to support 23 languages*.
  • Added ability to scan QR code to access an ATOM or Live Event.
  • Added ability to connect to ATOM via IP address or hostname.
  • Added ability to display participant PIN on Display App.
  • Added ability to automatically publish comments.

Participant app updates:

  • Internationalization implemented to support 23 languages*.
  • Added ability to scan QR code to access an ATOM or Live Event.
  • Added ability to connect to ATOM via IP address or hostname.

Crowd Mics Online v1.1.1

New Features:

  • Internationalization implemented to support 23 languages*.

*List of supported languages added in this version:

Arabic
Danish
Dutch
English (AU)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
Finnish
French (Metropolitan)
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Chinese (simplified)
Chinese (traditional)
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese (Peninsular)
Russian
Spanish (Peninsular)
Swedish
Turkish

2.0.5

Released July 2020

ATOM

Updates:

  • Removed support for outdated TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1, in alignment with end-of-support for these versions by major browsers. TLS 1.2 is still supported.

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed issue that could cause local events not to be discovered by Crowd Mics Participant app.

Moderator and Participant Apps

Updates:

  • Android 8.0 and higher is now required to download Participant app from the Google Play store.

Crowd Mics Online

New Features:

  • Added ability to invite users with gTLDs consisting of more than three characters (e.g., "user@company.tech" or "user@company.work").

2.0

Released May 2020

ATOM

New Features:

  • Added support for Crowd Mics Online.
  • Web Moderator App updated to include all new Moderator App features for this release.

Moderator and Participant Apps

New Features:

  • Added ability for Moderator to activate an ATOM for online events, schedule online events for different days and times, and create ad-hoc online events.
  • Added ability for Moderator on a secondary, remote ATOM to join an online event using the event code.
  • Added ability for Moderator to create polls prior to starting an event.
  • Added ability for Participants to join online events in three ways:
    • Via the WiFi of primary ATOM hosting event.
    • Via the WiFi of secondary ATOM connected to event.
    • As a remote user using online event code.

Crowd Mics Online

New Features:

  •  Licensing Management Interface has been created, allowing companies to register for Crowd Mics licensing.
  • Added ability to view order information for purchased licenses.
  • Added ability for company admin to activate/deactivate Crowd Mics devices belonging to company.
  • Added ability for company admin to invite users.
    • Users can view and manage online events that have been scheduled or are currently active on company devices.
    • Users with billing privileges can set up default payment method for company and edit company information.
    • Users with billing privileges can purchase and manage different types of licenses for conducting online events.

1.9

Released November 2019

ATOM

New Features:

  • Browser-based version of the Moderator application can now be accessed at http://xxxxxx/moderator (where xxxxxx = the ATOM's device domain).
  • Administrators can add a custom logo.
  • Administrators can require a pin code to access Administrator app, Participant app, and/or event.

Resolved Issues:

  • Fixed issue with connectivity loss when participant phones enter low-power "sleep" modes.

Moderator and Participant apps

New Features:

  • Poll results can now be viewed as a pie chart.
  • Poll results now display the total number of votes, as well as the number of votes for each option.
  • Added ability to create poll questions that allow a multi-response from participants.
  • Moderators can now choose to reuse a poll. 
  • Moderators can now select and clear all comments.

1.8

Released September 2019

Resolved Firmware Issues: 

  • Fixed an issue that could lead to poor audio quality from some mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the presenter to receive an "ATOM busy" alert when attempting to allow a participant to speak.

Known Issues:

  • Event SSID is not displayed correctly on some Android devices or in the display application.

 

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