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Most parts of NEW have been available for open-source download since November 2002. The latest open-source posting was made in August 2009.

NEW Features planned for future releases:

    WHITEBOARD 
  • multi-resolution JPEG slides to support mix of Internet speeds
  • PNG format for window captures
    COURSE MANAGEMENT 
  • integration with Moodle learning management system
    FLOOR CONTROL 
  • expanded chat capability
    RECORD/PLAYBACK 
  • note taking tool


NEW Features added in release 4.5:

    ALL TOOLS 
  • MacOSX compatible client
    COURSE MANAGEMENT 
  • grouping of courses
  • auto-generation of links for Moodle and Blackboard Learning Mgt Systems
    FLOOR CONTROL 
  • student hand-raising (voting) response
  • breakout "rooms"
    RECORD/PLAYBACK 
  • export to iPod
  • server-side recording


NEW Features added in release 4.4:

    WBD WHITEBOARD 
  • continuous import of application window
    FP FLOOR CONTROL 
  • background download of application data zip file
  • lauching of application on all participating client computers
    RP RECORD/PLAYBACK 
  • record and play application launching
    NEWCM COURSE MANAGEMENT 
  • upload and assembly of application data zip file
  • download of application zip file


NEW Features added in release 4.2:

    ALL CLIENT COMPONENTS 
  • Linux compatible client
    TLMC TCP CLIENT  
  • works with NAT
    COURSE MANAGEMENT 
  • database access by functions for use with any SQL database
  • LDAP compatibility
  • session variable authentication
    WHITEBOARD 
  • Automatic repeated annotatable PDF input from Open Office/Microsoft Office applications for spreadsheets, presentation slides, and word processing
  • Automatic repeated annotatble JPEG input from any application


NEW Features added in release 4.0:

    WBD WHITEBOARD 
  • built-in zip and unzip of slides
    TLM LIVE CLASS SERVER 
  • XML configuration
  • clock-synchronized server restart for classes 
    VIC VIDEO TOOL 
  • fixed multi-processor crash bug
  • reduced size of client window
    TLMC master client 
  • one-click download and install


NEW Features added in release 3.3:

    ALL CLIENT COMPONENTS 
  • Redesigned graphic interfaces for integrated effect


NEW Features added in release 3.0:

    WBD WHITEBOARD
  • tool for fully automated PowerPoint slide conversion 

    RP PLAYBACK CONTROL
  • display readout in minutes.seconds of program
    TLMC TCP CLIENT TUNNEL 
  • XML configuration
  • auto-link for download of software updates
  • enhanced rate control to allow teaching over 56K modem (Version 3.1)

NEW Features added in release 2.2:

    WBD WHITEBOARD 
  • consistent page numbering with multiple users
  • consistent slide playback across split files 

    REC RECORDING SERVER
  • tool for post-recording editing


NEW Features added in release 2.1:

    WBD WHITEBOARD
  • text file input
  • starts .mov (QuickTime) and .avi (Windows video) playback
  • much more efficient freehand drawing tool


NEW Features added in release 2.0:

    PLAYBACK SERVER
  • better response to network control
  • standalone version for offline playback

    REC RECORDING SERVER
  • standalone recorder for offline teaching

    TLM LIVE CLASS SERVER
  • protection against users starting multiple connections and locking the server
  • one-to-many video from teaching
  • many-to-many video floor control for conferencing

    FC FLOOR CONTROL
  • separate text inputs to instructors and students

    WBD WHITEBOARD
  • next-slide button
  • support for JPEG
  • larger text font available
  • current slidefile name window on the whiteboard
  • instructor can erase whiteboard annotations
  • PDF conversion software (Ghostview) is now installed automatically

    TLMC TCP CLIENT TUNNEL
  • predictive rate control for teaching - won't let buffer get ahead of mode

    SPEAK FREELY AUDIO
  • auto gain control for microphone

NEW Features added in release 1:

    PLAYBACK SERVER
  • support streaming of NEW recorded sessions
  • database for user authentication

    TLM LIVE CLASS SERVER
  • mixed TCP/UDP client connections with authentication and floor control
  • separate reserved-IP-address configuration from general authentication
  • clean disconnect sequences
  • deferred: chaining of servers, clock-synchronized server restart for classes

    FC FLOOR CONTROL
  • parameter-configurable number of user grid rows

    WBD WHITEBOARD
  • fix Next Page bug
  • page through PDF/PS slides
  • functional floor control

    TLMC TCP CLIENT TUNNEL
  • multiple TCP connections to separate video and audio/WBD
  • capture UDP flows to recorder
  • option for either TCP or UDP to server

    RP PLAYBACK CONTROL
  • advance to next slide/ back to previous slide
  • more user-friendly,
    e.g. error messages instead of crash when recordings directory is missing

    VIC VIDEO TOOL
  • no longer crashes when windows are closed using X
  • not done but still working: find & fix multi-processor crash bug





Last updated: 08/18/09