keep your digital signage software up-to-date

Digital signage software updates to a more current version of your Visix applications can improve system performance, expand functionality and provide you with new tools to reach your audience with dynamic visual communications.

Support agreement customers receive free software updates, while other clients can purchase the applicable upgrade. Our Client Services Group will work with you to determine the best options for both software and hardware upgrades.

Click here to request release notes for any of the releases below.

Click here to request any of the software updates below.

 
Notice: Effective August 31st, 2014, Visix will end support of AxisTV versions prior to 8.0. Downloadable software updates are available at no charge to customers with a current Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA). Click Here to request the most recent version of AxisTV Software.
 

VERSION 8.3 UPDATE

AxisTV version 8.3 was released on October 8, 2013. It contains the following New Features and Enhancements.

Alert Auditing
Visibility and accountability are paramount in alert communications. Now, AxisTV provides you with visibility into historical alert incidents, as well as ongoing alert incidents. It does so by auditing alert actions – including activation, deactivation, updates and configuration.

Idle Time out for Kiosks
Layout designers now have the option to configure Hot Spots so that Full-Screen Kiosks will time out after a specified time period in which there has been no keyboard, mouse or touch actions to the kiosk. This is enhancement applies to both the Kiosk Wizard in the Web User Interface and the Layout Editor.

AxisTV v.8.3 also offers notable bug fixes related to the following features: Alert Layouts, Changing device names via the Channel Player utility and the R25 Event Schedule adapter.

For a complete list of enhancements and bug fixes, please request the release notes.

 

VERSION 8.2 UPDATE

AxisTV version 8.2 was released on June 27, 2013. It contains bug fixes and enhancements for the new AxisTV version 8 platform previously released. Version 8 has a completely redesigned user interface, improved workflows and support for 64-bit server. If you have not already updated to version 8, please see the 8.0 section below for more details on the new AxisTV platform.

AxisTV v.8.2 contains three exciting new features:

Full Screen Kiosking
AxisTV Channel Players now support full-screen kiosks including web portals and custom applications, and are activated by touching hot spots. Full-screen kiosks are easy to configure, following a simple 3 step web-based wizard, and are great for Room Booking, Wayfinding, Queuing and any Self-Service application.

Hot Spots
Manual hot spot configuration is useful for tweaking full-screen kiosk layouts and for testing kiosks prior to deployment. Manual hot spot configuration also gives you access to actions like “reboot player” and “switch desktop”.

Support for animated layout backgrounds
Increase the visual appeal of your displays by using animated layout backgrounds. You can assign one or more Windows Media video files to play seamlessly behind all your other content.

In addition to the new features above, AxisTV version 8.2 also offers improvements to the Video Window tuning option for customers who are using analog video feed and Windows 7 OS on their Channel Player.

For a complete list of enhancements and bug fixes, please request the release notes.

 

VERSION 8.1 UPDATE

AxisTV version 8.1 was released on February 22, 2013. It contains bug fixes and enhancements for the new AxisTV version 8 platform previously released. Version 8 has a completely redesigned user interface, improved workflows and support for 64-bit server. If you have not already updated to version 8, please see the 8.0 section below for more details on the new AxisTV platform.

Notable enhancements in 8.1 include several improvements to the Event Schedule feature. Users now have the ability to display end times within Event Schedule Messages and can adjust event times for scheduled events. Users will also see improvements to filters and sorting.

Video Tuning has been enhanced to provide expanded compatibility and more reliable video playback for channel players with the Windows 7 operating system. Additionally, this release includes several fixes for defects identified in previous releases. Most notably 8.1 addresses a defect in version 8.0.2 related to importing media through the web interface.

For a complete list of enhancements and bug fixes, please request the release notes.

 

VERSION 8.0 UPDATE – NEC’S BEST OF INFOCOMM AWARD WINNER

AxisTV Version 8.0 was released on August 31, 2012, and v.8.1 is the current build. Download of the new software is free to all customers with a current Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA). Visix is excited to introduce the following new features and enhancements in AxisTV 8.0:

Newly Designed User Interface 
AxisTV’s user interface still runs in a web browser, but has been redesigned to provide a cleaner, more consistent content management experience. Both navigation and workflows have been improved by the new interface design:

  1. The main menu uses a simple tab based design for intuitive navigation.
  2. Submenus rely on icon-based navigation for faster visual recognition and use.
  3. Page refreshes are faster to speed up previewing and content management.
  4. Content thumbnails have been enlarged for easier viewing.

 
Improved Workflows
Multi-page workflows have been collapsed into single pages for convenience and improved efficiency.

New Background Library
AxisTV v.8.0 also includes a completely new background library designed by the Visix Creative Services team. It includes an assortment of handsome layout backgrounds in five color schemes and various resolutions with matching message background sets for each. Clients can choose from the free background library when creating digital signage content or upload their own designs in a variety of aspect ratios. A handy foldering system makes background management simple and intuitive.

Support for Content Manager on 64 bit server
AxisTV Content Manager can now be installed on a 64 bit server. The AxisTV Content Manager is compatible with Windows 7 and Server 2008 Operating Systems (32 bit or 64 bit).

Note: In order to upgrade to AxisTV Version 8.x  you must verify that your current hardware meets the minimum specifications. These specifications can be found in the AxisTV Technical Manual. Please contact Visix at support@visix.com if you have any questions. If your current hardware does not meet minimum requirements, Visix offers a hardware trade in program with discounts on hardware for existing customers.

 

VERSION 7.2 UPDATE

AxisTV Version 7.2 was released on December 13, 2011. Download of the new software is free to all customers with a current Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA). Version 7.2 contains many new features and feature enhancements. Some of the highlights include:

  • A new system dashboard on login
  • Separate user privileges for Activating Mass Alert Notification and Creating and Scheduling Layouts
  • New Batch Import feature saves time and makes it easy to import a group of image files created from PowerPoint
  • Web-page bulletin enhancement allows users to crop an area of a web page for display
  • CAP polling option for Mass Alert Notification
  • QAM overlay support for showing live HD video from cleared cable channels
  • Enhanced support of Firefox web browser

 
Important Notice: With the release of 7.2, AxisTV no longer supports the sever-based conversion of PowerPoint used by some customers with earlier versions of PowerPoint and AxisTV. There are now three ways to incorporate content designed in PowerPoint.

  1. Native Playback – Requires PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 on each channel player that will display the PowerPoint presentations
  2. PowerPoint presentations created in PowerPoint2010 can be saved as a .wmv file and imported into AxisTV as a media bulletin.
  3. Users may save their PowerPoint Presentations as image files and import them into AxisTV as a group of media bulletins using the new Batch Import feature

 
Note: In order to upgrade to AxisTV Version 7.2 you must verify that your current hardware meets the minimum specifications. Please contact Visix at support@visix.com if you have any questions. If your current hardware does not meet minimum requirements, Visix offers a hardware trade in program with discounts on hardware for existing customers.