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alfaview Client Version 8.33.0 (23.11.2021)

  • We have fixed a potential crash on Android when copying the attendance report.
  • You can now select the default device for the microphone in alfaview also on Windows and Mac. The default device will follow the operating system default.
  • Sound effects from alfaview now get filtered out while Acoustic Echo Cancellation is activated.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.32.0 (09.11.2021)

  • Users with appropriate permissions can now copy the attendance report from the main room context dialog.
  • The join and leave notification sounds can now also be heard on the discreet setting.
  • We have fixed an issue where an incorrect resolution was selected on the second camera.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.31.0 (25.10.2021)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.30.0 (12.10.2021)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.29.0 (27.09.2021)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (23.09.2021)

  • Users can now delete all expired group links for a room with one action.

alfaview Client Version 8.28.0 (14.09.2021)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.27.0 (30.08.2021)

  • You can now launch multiple instances of alfaview by using the command line option --allowmultiple.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (17.08.2021)

  • Rooms can now be further customized with the new “Features” tab in room settings. Note that these features only work for client version 8.25 or later.
    • Feature to use 16:9 video aspect ratio for participant videos
    • Feature to center participant videos on the stage
    • Feature to disable minimum bandwidth usage setting

alfaview Client Version 8.26.0 (17.08.2021)

  • You can now pop out VIPs' videos on the stage. Available on all desktop platforms.
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation is now enabled by default on all supported platforms.
  • Noise Cancellation is now enabled by default on all platforms.
  • When Noise Cancellation is enabled, a separate voice activation level is used that can be changed in the audio settings.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (09.08.2021)

  • Users with “Administrate Rooms” permissions can now select a room type and number of subrooms when creating a new room.
  • Companies with rooms that do not match a room type in their quotas will see a warning on the “Room Management” page

alfaview Client Version 8.25.0 (03.08.2021)

  • We have added tooltips to the primary and secondary controls.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (27.7.2021)

  • Guest users can now toggle “Remember me” before joining. The system will remember their settings (name and consent to our terms), which will allow them to join faster on subsequent joins. The same settings are used for all links from the same company. The settings are only “remembered” for 48 hours.

alfaview Administration (20.7.2021)

  • Company owners and users with related permissions can now set a custom privacy policy, which will be displayed to all guest users before they join.
  • Number of subgroups per room are now displayed in room management.

alfaview Client Version 8.24.0 (19.07.2021)

  • Screensharing is now also available on Linux with Wayland using Gnome or KDE (version 5.22 or newer).
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Administration (15.7.2021)

  • Users can now duplicate a room. Room name, user access, room mode, participant and spectator limits are duplicated. Guest and group links will not be duplicated. Only users with room management permissions can duplicate a room. The new button can be found in the room settings page.
  • Users can now rename group links. The option can be found under Room settings in Group links tab, in the context menu of each link. Note, this has no impact on links or the users using them, just how they are named on the admin web app.
  • In the advanced room structure, multiple or all rooms can be selected with one click.

alfaview Client Version 8.23.0 (05.07.2021)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.22.0 (23.06.2021)

  • We have fixed an issue on Windows where automatic run at startup did not work for some users.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.
  • Admins can now rename room groups in the room settings.

alfaview Client Version 8.21.0 (04.06.2021)

  • Admins and moderators can now copy the chat history from the new group chat context dialog. You can open this dialog by right-clicking inside the group chat on desktop devices or double-tapping on mobile devices.
  • Admins can now open various room settings from the main room context dialog which can be found in the participant list.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.20.0 (25.05.2021)

  • Screensharing is now available on Android devices.
  • We have fixed an issue on macOS where alfaview occasionally showed an empty window when launched.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.18.2 (11.05.2021)

  • We have fixed issues where launching alfaview 8.18.1 on a Windows 7 or 8 computer would fail (d3d12.dll or api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll missing).
  • Further improved audio quality (macOS).

alfaview Client Version 8.18.1 (04.05.2021)

  • You can now send direct messages to other users in the same room. Moderators can also send direct messages to a group or the whole room.
  • Fixes a dependency issue on Debian 10 (libxcb-util1)
  • Improved audio quality when Acoustic Echo Cancelation is activated (Windows and Linux).
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.18.0 (27.04.2021)

  • When using Speaker View (Android / iOS), the names of guest users are now displayed correctly.
  • An audio quality issue on some macOS machines (“sizzling” sound) was fixed.
  • The Compose key and numpad keys can now be used for writing chat messages on Linux.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.17.0 (13.04.2021)

  • Acoustic Echo Cancelation has been improved. It is now also enabled by default on the Windows version of alfaview. MacOS and Linux users can manually enable it in the audio settings if needed.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.16.0 (24.03.2021)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.15.0 (01.03.2021)

  • Noise reduction is now available on all desktop platforms and Android: This new feature can help removing distracting background noises picked up by your microphone, such as keyboard typing.
  • macOS Sierra 10.12 is no longer supported.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.14.0 (09.02.2021)

  • Transcription and translation now supports Hindi.
  • Improved performance and quality of Acoustic Echo Cancellation.

alfaview Client Version 8.13.3 (02.02.2021)

  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) is now available on all desktop platforms.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.13.0 (14.01.2021)

  • The device setup screen is now showing up on all platforms.
  • Experimental Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for desktops: if you have experimental settings enabled, a switch for “Echo cancellation” will appear in the settings sidebar. It allows you to join alfaview meetings without a headset.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.12.4 (21.12.2020) Beta only

  • Experimental Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for desktops: if you’re on the beta channel and have experimental settings enabled, a switch for “Echo cancellation” will appear in the settings sidebar. It allows you to join alfaview meetings without a headset.

alfaview Client Version 8.12.0 (02.12.2020)

  • In order to keep alfaview meetings calm and relaxed — even the big ones — the videos in the grid are now being sorted by the time people join the room or group. New arrivals are slotted in at the back. The participant list in the sidebar remains sorted alphabetically.
  • If you’re a moderator, you can now edit and delete toolbox entries individually via a More Options button.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.11.0 (08.11.2020)

  • We’ve added a new feature that we call the Toolbox! It’s a collection of productivity tools and you can access them via a new button in the secondary menu (3 squares and a circle). For starters, you can manage and share web links on a per-room basis. More tools are already in the making.
  • We’ve made it possible to access the room details on the mobile versions while you are in a meeting room.
  • We’ve added a full screen share dialog urging the user to be aware about potentially sharing sensitive data.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.10.0 (06.10.2020)

  • Moderators can now toggle chat permissions of individual participants in the moderator context menu.
  • We’ve tweaked the scaling of VIPs in the grid. The new behavior is as follows:
    • small meetings (up to 12 participants): VIPs use up a single grid slot
    • medium-sized meetings (13 - 40 participants): VIPs use up 4 grid slots (2x2)
    • big meetings (41+ participants): VIPs use up 9 grid slots (3x3)
  • [IOS] Users on mobile devices can now double-tap on shared media to toggle between a full-screen and windowed view.

alfaview Client Version 8.9.1 (18.09.2020)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.8.3 (26.08.2020)

  • alfaview will draw a red outline around the screen you are currently sharing.
  • alfaview will display a warning and a notification sound when spectators are in the room.
  • We added initial support for accessibility with improvements to the screen reader support and the ability to increase the interface font size.
  • the Second camera support is no longer experimental and is now available for all.
  • Improved performance, usability and stability.

alfaview Client Version 8.7.1 (16.07.2020)

  • We have fixed an issue with virtual cameras (like OBS) on macOS.
  • On Linux and iOS, we have reworked our audio code. If you experience any audio issues please contact our support or downgrade to 8.7.0.

alfaview Client Version 8.7.0 (07.07.2020)

  • Improved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.6.4 (12.06.2020)

  • alfaview’s layout has been cleaned-up for very narrow window sizes.
  • We have tweaked the new media share UI: it’s sleeker and index numbers on all screens help in selecting the screen you want share.
  • License files were added on all supported platforms.
  • [IOS] You can choose whether your own video appears mirrored for yourself. For others, you will never appear mirrored.

alfaview Client Version 8.5.0 (12.05.2020)

  • Pressing the screen share button will present you with a selection of region share and fullscreen sharing options.
  • Improved performance, usability, and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.4.0 (17.04.2020)

  • Locking your system will now correctly put you into break mode in alfaview on Linux.
  • If you face audio issues during a meeting, you can now try switching to TCP audio in the network settings. This used to be an experimental feature only.
  • Improved performance and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.3.3 (02.04.2020)

  • Linux support (deb package for Ubuntu)
  • Browse all your rooms in the new roomlist panel
  • Easy access to live translation settings
  • Improved performance and stability

alfaview Client Version 8.1 (24.01.2020)

  • Newly developed user interface with focus on usability and accessibility
  • Sign-in and room list are now within the alfaview application
  • Comfortable search for rooms and users
  • Direct access to breakout groups
  • The web-based administration interface was revised
  • Rooms can now be structured in several levels
  • Transcription and translation now available for a fee
  • Improved performance and stability

alfaview Client Version 7.51964 (25.11.2019)

  • Maintenance Release

alfaview Client Version 7.50429 (30.10.2019)

  • Maintenance Release

alfaview Client Version 7.48288 (20.09.2019)

  • We’ve prepared alfaview for the upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina release.
  • On rare occasions, toggling the break mode would crash alfaview. This is fixed now.
  • If the current room has spectators mode enabled, the eye icon will always be displayed in the top-right corner. Before, it would only appear if there was at least one spectator present.
  • User interface, performance and stability improvements and bug fixes.

alfaview Client Version 7.46613 (28.08.2019)

  • Maintenance release

alfaview Client Version 7.44828 (26.07.2019)

  • Maintenance release

alfaview Client Version 7.44828 (03.07.2019)

  • Hotfix release

alfaview Client Version 7.43036 (28.06.2019)

  • Introducing notification sounds. As a starter we added a notification sound for incoming chat messages. Note that notification sounds are disabled by default and have to be activated in the Audio section of the Settings dialog.
  • It is now possible to use the same camera for both your face video stream and the second camera video stream. For those who missed the release note on the second camera feature, here is a quick recap:
    There is a new experimental feature: the second camera. With this, you can stream a second camera’s video in high resolution instead of your screen share. This is useful when you want to share detailed impressions of objects or documents. You can enable the feature and select the desired quality in the video settings. When enabled, you can select a video source in the settings sidebar and start the second camera with the new button in the top menu. (Announced May 3rd, 2019)
  • The screen sharing annotation feature has been improved.
  • User interface, performance and stability improvements and bug fixes.
  • The required network settings for alfaview have been updated. The address range 18.196.85.128/25 has been dropped and is no longer necessary. The updated System Requirements & Network Settings can be found in our Support Center.

alfaview Client Version 7.41015 (31.05.2019)

  • Maintenance release