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Modena MacOS client release notes

This article provides details of Modena MacOS client revisions.

Modena MacOS client

Released August 2020

New features:

  • None


  • General rebranding from “HRT Huddle Hub” to “Biamp Modena”
  • Improved audio- video plugin
  • Improved audio- video synchronization

Resolved Software Issues:

  • Fixed virtual video driver availability with Zoom client
  • Fixed presentation retries blocking or crashing the app
  • Fixed app not launching at system startup
  • Fixed missing installed driver version information
  • Fixed camera selection in settings panel crashes the application
  • Fixed app becomes unresponsive after presentation crash
  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working

Known issues:

  • Virtual camera not available in Microsoft Teams, Skype, and WebEx on MacOS (these clients do not allow the use of virtual camera drivers)
Please note that releases prior to were made available under the hrt brand.

  • Wireless USB is possible with browser-based clients 
  • Audio and video drivers are now always visible, also when not in use
  • Minor bug fixes


New MacOS release for compatibility with Huddle Hub firmware 4.0

  • New: Annotation feature
  • New: Whiteboard feature
  • New: Auditorium mode with USB input broadcasted to up to 150 participants
  • Improved: Huddle, Meeting, Auditorium modes available for all units

IMPORTANT: Version 4.0 unifies all existing Huddle Hub One SRE (Single Room Edition) and Huddle Hub One MRE (Multi Room Edition) units into a single Huddle Hub product. This update can only be installed manually. Please read Updating from firmware version 3.3 to version 4.0 for more information.

  • Fixed a bug when presenting to Android devices

  • New major release 
  • Installation of stand-alone Wireless USB drivers

  • Fixed installation for MacOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Fixed mouse pointer on extended monitor
  • Other bug fixes

  • Fixed search path for launch at startup 
  • Hidden wireless camera preview if webcam is not plugged in
  • Minor bug fixes

  • Fixed retry sequence on network traffic congestion
  • Fixed pause on/off issue
  • Minor big fixes

  • Updated language translations
  • Fixed potential deadlock bug
  • Added shortcut for open/close toolbar


  • New Web Client (present and receive directly from the browser, no app installation required)
  • Increased number of Smart Rooms (3 additional virtual rooms, for a total of 1+6 rooms)
  • New "operating mode" setting (huddle room / meeting room / auditorium)
  • Improved presentation quality
  • Improved Wireless Camera features
  • Improved Wireless Camera devices compatibility
  • Full support for personal rooms
  • Mic/speakers seteable sound level
  • Improved USB 2.0/3.0 compatibility 
  • New web admin and management system

  • Support for “Personal Rooms”, rooms that are always reserved for users or users groups
  • New audio driver
  • Improved app update procedure
  • Improved drivers update procedure
  • Improved the app and Hub logging system, for troubleshooting
  • Bug fixes

  • Added support for more formats in video plugin
  • Audio and video drivers are always visible in VC clients

  • New drivers (to update please select Settings -> Drivers -> Update Drivers)
  • Updated signing certificates
  • Updated translations

New major release:

Hub features

  • Turn any webcam into a Wireless camera (with full AV support)
  • Up to 6 concurrent presenters
  • Up to 150 participants per room
  • Quality parameters selection

Desktop and mobile apps

  • Smoother presentation on Windows (8 and 10) and MacOS
  • Consistent experience between mobile and desktop clients
  • Powerful auto-search and room list filter
  • New single file setup with launch/install option, without the need for admin rights
  • Easier driver installation (from within the app at any time, with admin rights)

  • fixed quality and resize bugs in when presenting from iOS and Android devices

  • better integration with MacOX 10.14 Mojave
  • fixed bug with pausing/resuming presentations
  • fixed bug with external peripherals

  • added support for 3 new languages: French, German, Italian


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