Release Announcements

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[MAJOR RELEASE NOTICE] RasterMaster v20.0 & VirtualViewer v5.0

RasterMaster® v20.0 for Java and .NET 
(April 2019)
This release includes new architecture improvements allowing the state of documents to be temporarily stored in order to reduce rendering time when subsequently accessing Word (.doc & .docx) documents. 

Customers have been requesting faster performance on accessing and rendering large document files and we expect they will see very significant speedups. Processing of large text documents will also see great improvements. In the future, Snowbound expects to release similar enhancements for .xlsx and .pptx documents.

RasterMaster v20.0,  in addition to the performance improvement functions, has a number of enhancements that will benefit our customers while still maintaining compatibility with pre-existing code.

VirtualViewer® HTML5 v5.0 for Java and .NET 
(Pre-Release April 2019/Full release May 2019)
This release will leverage the enhancements in RasterMaster v20.0, as well as include new features. One of the major improvements will be the significantly increased performance of Word (.docx) documents addressing customer requests. Snowbound has listened to customers and invested a major effort into VirtualViewer to improve performance for all Office documents by mid-2019.

5.0 PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM: Prior to the official release in May, Snowbound will be offering an early adopter program to customers who would like to perform in-the-field testing and feedback on VirtualViewer 5.0. Click here to sign-up for the Pre-Release Program

IMPORTANT: Because these are both major releases and because confidential documents from testing earlier versions of RasterMaster or VirtualViewer have been deleted, Snowbound urges all customers to expand their customary testing to prevent surprises. Should a customer discover a problem, please file a ticket in our support portal.

If you have any questions or special requirements, please contact your sales rep or file a ticket with our support team. Thank you for relying on Snowbound for all your document viewing and conversion needs. 

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VirtualViewer® HTML5

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.

v14.12 for Java
v19.12 for .NET

Bug fixes and format support enhancements. Click here for the full release notes (3-5-19). 

v14.11 for Java
v19.11 for .NET

Significant speed and performance enhancements for viewing and managing Microsoft Office and PDF documents. Click here for the full release notes. 

v14.10 for Java 
v19.10 for .NET 

OCR beta supporting VirtualViewer, improved XFA and HTML support, and updated sample code and samples.

v14.9 for Java 
v19.9 for .NET 

Microsoft Office Excel support for diagrams, charts, and graphs. Additions and fixes for Microsoft Office Powerpoint. Other enhancements for stability, performance, and special capabilities.

v14.8 for Java 
v19.8 for .NET 

v14.7 for Java 
v19.7 for .NET 

v14.6 for Java 
v19.6 for .NET 
The new version includes streamlined text extraction, pattern-based text searching, increased speed and performance for Microsoft Office documents, and DWG support.

v14.4 for Java 
v19.5 for .NET  


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)

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