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Latest Releases

February 2021

VirtualViewer® HTML5 v.5.6
VirtualViewer® v5.6 is now available. This release includes new Callbacks and Javascript APIs, media streaming from the content handler, new color text annotation & watermark features, a configurable document viewed indicator, and much more.

  Click here for the full release notes

  Watch a demo of the new Annotation & Watermark features

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RasterMaster® v20.6
RasterMaster v20.6 is now available. This release includes improved thread interruption capabilities for PDFs, support for email attachments, and the ability to retrieve Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) metadata from JPEG images.

  Click here for the full release notes. 

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End of Life

New Release Schedule
For 2021, we will be moving from a quarterly release schedule to three times per year. This allows us to sync up both our VirtualViewer and RasterMaster releases on the same schedule, as well as focus more time and resources on each individual release.

Major Version Upgrade
We plan to move to v6.0 at the end of the year (tentatively scheduled for December 2021 or Q1 2022). We are currently in the process of finalizing release plans for the year. We will send out more information when the official date, details, and beta program options are confirmed.

Java 7 End of Life Notice
Snowbound's policy is to move to the latest Java Long Term Support release 18 months after its original release date, at which point we will no longer support previous releases. This means in March 2020, we will be moving to only support the latest Java Long Term Support Release, Java 11. The last VirtualViewer build to support Java 7 will be v5.2.

VirtualViewer® HTML5

v.5.5 (December 2020)
This release includes JRE 8 support, the introduction of a RESTful Content Handler, and additional OCR capabilities. Also, an important security flaw in iText/Bouncy Castle is addressed and resolved in this release. Click here for the full release notes

v5.3 (May 2020)
This release includes accessibility enhancements, added media functionality (including full MOV support), and error handling improvements. Click here for the full release notes

v5.2 (January 2020)
This release adds new APIs to adjust brightness, contrast and gamma on multiple pages, a new error modal configuration item, and improvements for responsive toolbars: Click here for the full release notes

v5.1 (October 2019)
This release improves fault tolerance for high volume users and introduces important accessibility features, such as speech synthesis and compatibility with screen readers. Click here for the full release notes (10/11/19). 

v5.0 for Java (June 2019)
The major version release features a new user interface & greatly reduces processing and load times for large documents. Click here for the full release notes (6/25/19). 

v4.14 for Java and .NET
The new version includes a new document filter, API for retrieving user display name, and streaming video support. Click here for the full release notes

v4.13 for Java and .NET
The new version includes updated search, new callbacks, and the ability to save default choices for document dialogs. Click here for the full release notes

v4.12 for Java and .NET
The new version introduces video support, as well as annotation and redaction enhancements. Click here for the full release notes

v4.11.6 for Java and .NET
The point release includes corrections and additional fixes from v4.11. Click here for the full release notes

v4.11 for Java and .NET
The new version includes the addition of Document Comparison, as well as improved API calls for OEM use. Click here for the full release notes

v4.10 for Java and .NET
The new version includes the addition of watermarks to the viewer, as well as a beta version of OCR support. Click here for the full release notes

v4.9 for Java and .NET
The new version includes the addition of watermarks to the viewer, as well as a beta version of OCR support. Click here for the full release notes

v4.8 for Java and .NET
The new version includes security and performance enhancements, as well as improvements for Alfresco integration. Click here for the full release notes

v4.7 for Java and .NET
The new version includes CAD Support, new Split Screen functionality, and the ability to quickly extract & append PDF pages. Click here for more info on all the new features

v4.6 for Java and .NET
The new version includes performance and feature enhancements related to viewing and managing documents including pattern-based text search, drag and drop functionality and annotation enhancements. Click here for more info on all the new features

v4.5 for Java and .NET
Simplifies workflow processes and increases overall performance for users with a host of new enhancements, including drag and drop page manipulations, batch redaction tagging, enhanced cache capabilities, and upload documents. Click here for more info on all the new features

v4.4 for Java and .NET
Includes the ability to search annotation text, rotate specific pages, consolidate annotation layers, and much more. Click here for more info on all the new features

v4.3 for Java and .NET
Version 4.3 for both Java and .NET introduces major workflow enhancements and collaboration tools, including annotation and redaction tagging, bookmarks, annotation indicators, and annotation commenting:

  • Annotation and Redaction Tagging: allows multiple users to collaborate on a single annotation by assigning a tag (e.g. "Social Security Number") 
  • Bookmarks: streamlines navigation by providing users with the ability to create text bookmarks on pages via the thumbnail panel 
  • Annotation Indicators and Navigation Indicators: allows users to navigate through only the annotated pages of a document, skipping pages with no annotations or stamps
  • Annotation Commenting: allows users to communicate about a specific part of the document by adding comments to existing annotations

v4.2 for Java
Version 4.2 introduces major enhancements designed to boost security and increase productivity, including:

  • Magnifier feature: New tool allows users to easily zoom in and out of pages
  • Advanced redaction capabilities: Streamline workflow while also ensuring sensitive data such as social security numbers and credit card information remains secure.
  • Document notes: Users can add document notes to any document in order to maintain an active dialog and conversation within a specific document with other users.
  • User preferences: A new framework for viewer preferences allows users to customize VirtualViewer directly to their unique needs by concealing or displaying specific tools and functions.
  • Continuous scrolling: Enables users to move from one page to the next in a more fluid and natural manner without having to make any additional clicks.


Connectors


VirtualViewer® HTML5 for IBM Content Navigator (Java v4.13)
This version seamlessly integrates with ICN and IBM's ECM product family such as Case Manager, FileNet P8, CMIS, Content Manager CM8, and CMOD and provides Content Navigator users with features such as advanced page manipulation, unique navigation, annotation support, and on-the-go mobility.

VirtualViewer® HTML5 for Alfresco (Java v4.14.1)

VirtualViewer® HTML5 for Documentum (Java v4.6)