Introduction

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

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

New features in Maestro April 2018

Call records

Maestro now provides detailed information about call history and active calls. Call records are available for GTm systems that are running GTm version 1.3.1 or later.

To view these records, in Maestro choose Call Records and then select either Active Calls or Call History.

Calls are listed in order of the start time of the call. The following details are displayed:

  • ID: A unique identifier for the call
  • Start: The start time of the call
  • Duration: The duration of the call
  • Direction: Either Incoming or Outgoing
  • Local site: The name of the GTm initiating or receiving the call. In a call between two GTm room systems in the same organization, the call will appear twice in the Call History (once as an outgoing call and once as an incoming call)
  • Remote site: The name of the device initiating or receiving the call at the remote site
  • Outcome/Status: For an active call, either Ringing or Incall. For a completed call, either Ended or Unanswered

Windows 10 user interface settings

New settings are available for GTm systems that are running GTm version 1.3.1 or later.

  • Customize presentation help: You can now override the default help text with suitable text so that users know what options are available for the connecting of their laptops
  • Sharing content: Ability to choose a source for shared content from the touch panel

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

Presentation help

You can choose whether or not to have the presentation help control available on a per-room system basis. To do so, in Maestro, find your meeting room and choose Manage > Settings > Touch Panel > Edit. Enable or disable Hide Presentation Help.

You can edit the text that the touch panel displays when someone wants to present to the room. You can use this text to help users understand how to connect their laptops to the meeting room system. Maestro allows you to edit up to five text strings to appear on the presentation help screen of the touch panel. To access the presentation help screen, users must choose the Presentation help button:

To customize the text that appears on the next screen:

  1. In Maestro, find the meeting room that you want to customize.
  2. Go to Manage > Touch Panel > Edit and select Override Presentation Help.
  3. Add the text that you would like to display. For example:

    On a GTm 5140, this would appear like this:

Video inputs: icons and labels

For the GTm 5250, you can configure a label and icon for each video input. To do so:

  1. In Maestro, find the meeting room that you want to customize.
  2. Go to Manage > Video > Edit.
  3. For each Video Input, choose an icon from:
  4. And for each video input, enter a label:

    This can be used in combination with customized presentation text to make a screen like this:

Conference layout

GTm now supports Speaker View. This is available for GTm systems that are running GTm version 1.3.1 or later.

In a conference, you can choose between Speaker View and Gallery View on the touch panel.

Using Maestro, you can configure a default conference layout for each meeting room. To do so:

  1. In Maestro, find a meeting room and go to Manage > General > Edit.
  2. For Conference Layout, choose one of:
    • Gallery View: Participants are displayed in a strip across the screen. A maximum of five participants appear in the strip
    • Speaker View: Only the current speaker is seen in a large pane

Camera resolutions

Maestro allows you to choose the camera resolution for the camera of each meeting room system.

This setting is available for GTm systems that are running GTm version 1.3.1 or later.

To configure the setting:

  1. In Maestro, find a meeting room and go to Manage > General > Edit.
  2. For Camera Mode, choose one of:
    • 720p50
    • 720p60
    • 1080p50
    • 1080p60

Self-view options

Maestro allows you to choose for how long the self view will display, by default, for each meeting room system.

This setting is available for GTm systems that are running GTm version 1.3.1 or later.

To configure the setting:

  1. In Maestro, find a meeting room and go to Manage > General > Edit.
  2. For Self View Mode, choose one of:
    • Always on
    • Disappear after 15 seconds

Auto answer

Auto answer is available on a per-room system basis for GTm systems that are running GTm version 1.3.1 or later. If you enable auto answer for a meeting room, then incoming calls are automatically answered with no user intervention. To enable auto answer:

  • In Maestro, find a meeting room and go to Manage > General > Edit and select Auto Answer

Issues resolved

Bug fixes effective in StarLeaf Maestro version 1.3.6:

ID Description
14987 In the previous version, sometimes Maestro would incorrectly report the state of a GTm as ‘Disconnected’, when it was actually rebooting. Maestro 1.3.6 fixes this issue
15035
15091
General improvements in the robustness of GTm upgrades through Maestro
15090 Increased resilience for Maestro performance in deployments where there is occasional suboptimal network reliability
15096 In the previous version, if you were using Firefox version 57 on Windows, you could not delete a meeting room. Maestro April 2018 fixes this issue
15315 Cloning a meeting room in Maestro no longer also clones the Miracast name
15631 Uploading multiple certificates in Maestro now behaves as expected
15670
15671
General improvements in security and the application of vulnerability patches
16084 Speed dial icons for the Windows 10 user interface now behave as expected in Firefox and Safari on Mac OSX