Introduction

These release notes provide you with information about the latest upgrade to StarLeaf GTm. This is a feature release and is effective from January 2018.

Version 1.2.21 does not support GTm 5220. If you have a GTm 5220, contact StarLeaf technical support to upgrade to GTm 5250.

GTm administrators who want to manage their endpoints on the StarLeaf Maestro management platform can contact StarLeaf support for help and information on setting up an account. You need to enable Maestro access on the endpoint through the web interface and re-configure the appropriate settings, including Skype credentials and applied certificates.

For more information about configuring the GTm through the Maestro management platform, start here: Introduction to Maestro.

Installation and documentation

For information about physically installing the GTm 5250, refer to the GTm 5250 Installation Sheet and to How to install GTm 5250.

For information about physically installing the GTm 5140 Huddle, refer to the GTm 5140 Installation Sheet and to How to install GTm 5140.

Upgrading the GTm

To upgrade the GTm:

New features

New user interface

There is a new user interface for the GTm Family touch panel known as the Windows 10 interface. The design combines ease of use with familiarity for users of Windows 10.

  • Speed dials: Configure up to six speed dials, with icons, to appear on the home screen of the touch panel.
    The speed dials are configured using Maestro; the GTm will ignore any favorites that you have configured on the Skype for Business client
  • Sharing content: Ability to choose a source for shared content from the touch panel
  • Local presentations: The Windows 10 user interface makes it much easier for users to present locally. There is an optional presentation help control on home screen
  • Calls: Disable/enable outgoing and/or incoming point-to-point calls on a per-room basis
  • Customization: Configure the home screen using Maestro

The new Windows 10 user interface showing the presentation help control and three configured speed dials with icons:

To configure the touch panel in Maestro, find your meeting room and choose Manage > Settings > Touch Panel > Edit:

From this version, all new GTm room systems will default to the Windows 10 user interface. For existing GTm room systems, use Maestro to configure the touch panel to use the Windows 10 user interface.

Beta support for Miracast

GTm room systems now provide beta support for Miracast. Miracast is a technology that allows you to wirelessly mirror the display of your laptop (or other device) to a Miracast-capable receiver (for example a television). GTm room systems now allow you to use Miracast to share your screen either into a video call or to present locally to the room you are in. The GTm acts as the receiver; configure the Miracast name in Maestro: go to Meeting room > Manage > Settings > Edit > WiFi > Miracast Name.

Audio sharing using Miracast is not supported.

GTm users (using the new Windows 10 user interface) can choose to display wireless content from the touch panel of the GTm:

Issues resolved

Bug fixes effective in StarLeaf GTm version 1.2.21:

ID Description
6968 In previous releases, under certain circumstances, the GTm sometimes only rang once to indicate an incoming call. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue
14518 In previous releases, if you had cleared the recent calls list and then restarted the GTm, sometimes the recent call list would appear, uncleared, again. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue
15114 In previous releases, the presence of the GTm would sometimes be reported as inactive despite it being available for calling. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue
15136 In previous releases, under certain circumstances, a GTm could appear to be active when it was unexpectedly non-operational. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue
15317 The green join now button on the GTm touch panel will successfully join StarLeaf Cloud-hosted conferences
15330 Increased reliability for the pairing of wireless content-sharing devices with the GTm
15363 Occasionally, when installing a GTm, it would not ask for the Quick Connect code as expected. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue
15370 Improvements to echo cancellation
15442 The Miracast name you assign to a GTm is now limited to 32 characters for reliability purposes
15526 In previous releases, if you attempted to remove someone from a conference before the call was properly set up, that participant was not actually removed. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue
15564 In previous releases, the display layout on dual screen systems on GTm 5140 could behave unexpectedly. Version 1.2.21 fixes this issue