Release notes BazePort IPTV 8

BazePort 8 is our most comprehensive release so far. The biggest news is our new module BazePort Flow, enabling automation of repetitive and mundane tasks, introduction of BazePort Android native app for use in Android TVs and support for multiple languages for both individuals and groups. 

 


BAZEPORT FLOW

We are now introducing a powerful, new module in BazePort Management Studio: BazePort Flow.

Flow automates repetitive and mundane tasks for your employees. An example of this is that a ferry receptionist, when ship leaves quay, presses a button, and this triggers:

  • Firstly – every screen on the ferry is turned on,
  • Secondly – a safety video is automatically played
  • Thirdly – a commercial video is played on all public screens, but not in the cabins.

Flow makes it easy for your employees to reach out with marketing, security, promotion and information.

BAZEPORT FLOW - more info...


BAZEPORT ANDROID APP

Our new BazePort Android native app runs in Android TVs without the need for an external set-top box. The BazePort app is preinstalled in the TV, and supports all the BazePort IPTV functions as the traditional set-top box solution does. 

BAZEPORT ANDROID APP - more info...


MANAGEMENT STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT

Take a look at how the Movies, Series, Recordings, Podcast and News management have been beautifully unified with the other Management Studio applications in Management Studio Entertainment.

Our previous services BazePort Content Services web portal and the standalone administration tool VOD Admin Client are now end of life and replaced by this new module in BazePort Management Studio.

MANAGEMENT STUDIO ENTERTAINMENT - more info...



MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

We have done an extensive job on supporting multiple languages in BazePort. Our goal has been to enable personal language per BazePort unit, as selected by the user. This is now in place! The users will be presented with the selected language in both menus and, if facilitated by administrators, published information.

Administrators can predefine system language for different groups and individuals, meaning that for example guests from France can have their BazePort unit preset with French language. The administrator can prepare folders and pages in the Information Portal in multiple languages, and film synopsis in VOD library can be added in many languages.


ACCESS CONTROL IN MANAGEMENT STUDIO

Administrators in your BazePort system can now have different permissions in BazePort Management Studio.

A user can have access to one or many Management Studio applications. You can define different roles and assign permissions to that role. This change makes it safer to let different roles in your organization use the administrator tool, and you avoid having publishers accidentally change technical settings, or technicians accidentally change published content. 


CROSS-PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY

BazePort server has up to now been delivered with Microsoft server. BazePort 8 is finalizing our work on cross-platform compatibility for our BazePort server supporting both Linux server and Microsoft server. BazePort 8 installations will be delivered with Linux server which represents a big step towards more flexibility, better security in server-client communication and generally a more fit-for-the-BazePort-purpose technical platform.

Installations already running Microsoft server will continue on this platform. The change in technical platform is an expansion, not a migration.


NEW BAZEPORT HARDWARE

We have introduced a new set-top box model, CT-2191. The box itself has the same chassis and connectivity as the CT-2151, but there are several changes inside, as well as a new remote control.

CT-2191 is equipped with a new, price-winning remote control. Among the inside changes is 1080p resolution for the user interface for a sharper look in pictures and texts. 

NEW BAZEPORT HARDWARE - more info...


AND THERE IS MORE...

  • New System Status Dashboard in Management Studio Configure.
  • New menu structure in BazePort Studio Configure.
  • Improved functionality in BazePort Studio Configure
  • Improvements in BazePort Management Studio Publish
  • Improvements in BazePort Management Studio Play
  • Improvements in BazePort Content Services
  • Numerous BazePort client changes
 
 

For more details on all the improvements,
click on the link below.

/share/mime/48/pdf.png Release notes BazePort 8
(bp-01-prs-080_1a-release-notes-bazeport-8.pdf, 2MB)


SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY

All previous versions of BazePort IPTV system can upgrade to BazePort 8, even systems running older versions.

For installations running BazePort version 5.x, 6.x or 7.x, this upgrade does not require a redeploy of the BazePort client (set-top box/CT-unit).

Upgrades from BazePort version 4.x to 8 should not be performed before consulting your system administrator, BazePort support provider, or the vendor Baze Technology. If you do not know the status of your current BazePort Service Agreement, please ask us by sending an email to: support@bazeport.com


HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY

BazePort 8 can be used with the following BazePort units:

  • BazePort set-top box models CT-2191, CT-2151
  • BazePort Android native app in combination with Philips professional Android TV models:
    MediaSuite 5014 series and MediaSuite 6014 series. Please note that these BazePort units are new in BazePort 8 and upgrade is not applicable

HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY - more info...


WHO CAN UPGRADE?

Anyone who holds a valid BazePort Service Agreement (BSA) or BazePort Support and/or Software Upgrade Agreement (SLA), is entitled to this upgrade, as this is part of our product design and development commitment.


If you have not entered into an agreement, but are interested in upgrading your current BazePort installation, please contact us via email support@bazeport.com for more information.


We recommend that you always run the latest software release for best performance and experience.

HOW TO UPGRADE?

The BazePort 8 release is implemented for our clients over the air. No downtime, planning nor on-site installs are needed.

BazePort 8 is available for download via the Live Update section in BazePort Management Studio. When the upgrade is applied on the server, the upgrade will deploy itself, either silently when BazePort units go idle, or by user when asked to accept upgrade.

HOW TO UPGRADE? - more info...



USER MANUALS


/share/mime/48/pdf.png BazePort Set-top box & Android TV
(bp-01-um-001_8a-user-manual-bazeport-for-set-top-box-and-android-tv.pdf, 1MB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png BazePort Web app
(bp-01-um-019_5a-bazeport-web-app.pdf, 656kB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png BazePort for Hospitality TV
(bp-01-um-018_2a-user-manual-bazeport-for-hospitality-tv.pdf, 825kB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png Management Studio - Configure
(bp-01-um-014_8a-management-studio-configure.pdf, 1MB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png Management Studio - Entertainment
(bp-01-um-017_1a-management-studio-entertainment.pdf, 1MB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png Management Studio - Flow
(bp-01-um-018_1a-management-studio-flow.pdf, 1MB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png Management Studio - Play
(bp-01-um-016_5a-management-studio-play.pdf, 1MB)

/share/mime/48/pdf.png Management Studio - Publish
(bp-01-um-015_8a-management-studio-publish.pdf, 1MB)

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