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New in Velocity 1.2.109

Add certificates to a host profile. Distribute SSL certificates to Velocity Clients so that they only connect to trusted hosts. For more information, see Security Settings.

New scopes for scripting. A page scope was added for web hosts, similar to a template scope for TE hosts. There is also a new beforeSession scope that allows you to use scripts to modify the host profile after the user selects the host profile, but before the Client attempts to connect to the host. For more information about scopes, see the Velocity Scripting Guide.

New scripting APIs. Added APIs for getting the device's WiFi address, prompting the user for input, and displaying a toast message to the user. Also added a Preconnect event for WLEvent.on that allows you to use the beforeSession scope. For details, see the Velocity Scripting Guide.

Prevent mode switching. Block the device user from switching from Native to Modern or from Modern to Native. This removes the option to switch modes from the Client. For more information, see Host Profile Settings.

Support for Cipherlab and Zebra EMDK 6.3 devices. For information about scanner options available with these devices, see the documentation from the hardware manufacturers.

New UI flexibility. Drag and drop individual screens, scopes, or scripts to reorder them, resize panels, and search for templates by name. You can also now open scripts and scopes by double-clicking them. The Scripts page remembers what script you were on when you click away and then come back to it.

Permissions management. Added support for new permissions management in Android Marshmallow and newer.

New in Velocity 1.2.107

Localized interface. The Velocity Console and Client are now localized to support multiple languages. The software uses the same language that the operating system is using. For example, if the language of your operating system is French, then the Console launches in French. The following languages are supported:

Chinese, Standard

Chinese, Traditional

French

German

Japanese

Korean

Portuguese

Spanish

Thai

Screen searching and tags. The Screens tab now has a new column, which lists the screens added to the project, as well as any associated tags and template names. You can manually add tags to group screens together based on their purpose or contents, and then filter screens based on these keywords.

Connect to host profile upon Velocity client launch. Host profiles set with this option automatically launch when the client is opened.

Disable screen panning in native mode. Affix the screen view on the client to the top-left corner of a native screen.

Transparent keyboards. Add transparency to keyboards to accommodate screens with lower resolutions or orientations where a normal keyboard may take up too much screen space. These keyboards overlay onto a screen rather than displacing the screen itself. Users can type on the keyboard while still seeing the fields beneath. This is especially helpful for screens with lower resolutions.

Adjustable Native Mode font size. Modify the font size without changing anything else on the screen.

New in Velocity 1.2.104

Text-to-speech and speech-to-text capabilities. Use Velocity with Ivanti Speakeasy to enable workers to use Velocity hands-free. Speakeasy allows you to customize the list of commands the user can speak, perform specific actions associated with each voice command, and read text off the screen.

Disable pinch and zoom. Disable pinch and zoom to prevent users from accidentally zooming in while tapping a screen.

Default to Native Mode. This setting forces the client to display screens in Native Mode (black and green screen) when you connect to the host profile.

Screen and field scopes. Specify the screen or field that a script should run on. When that screen loads (or the field has focus), the script runs.

Remove all screen elements. When selected, all elements are removed from the reformatted screen. This does not affect any theme settings or colors.

New in Velocity 1.2.101

Template cloning. When you make changes to a screen that shares a template with multiple screens, a new template is created without affecting those other screens.

HTML resource support. You can save an HTML file as a project resource. The resource file is sent to the Client with the host profile and can be used during a session.

Improved Web support. The Velocity Console and Client support additional Web host applications, including Manhattan SCALE and SAP ITSMobile.

SSH Telnet negotiation string support. For VT emulation types using Telnet negotiation strings, you can still utilize this functionality when using SSH.

Oracle SIM support. The Velocity Console and Client handle the interpretation and reformatting of Oracle SIM screens.

Bluebird support. Devices from Bluebird are now supported and run the Velocity Client without limitation.

New in Velocity Console 1.2.100

Expanded device support. Devices from additional manufacturers, such as Datalogic and Honeywell, are now supported and run the Velocity Client without limitation.

Deleting screens. You can remove duplicate and otherwise unwanted screens from a Velocity project without having to go through the process of capturing screens repeatedly. Instead, select the screen you want to remove and click Delete Screen.

Setting global keyboard settings. Keyboard settings like height and visibility are now located on the Host Profile tab and cannot be set on a keyboard-by-keyboard basis.

User agent string. You can now set and obtain variable information about the device connected to the host.

Button elements. You can add buttons to each screen rather than menu items. These elements are formatted to appear as standard buttons.

Footer element. A static footer is available for use at the bottom of each screen. With this element, you can place other elements within it to display on all screens accessed.

Telnet negotiation string. If you configure your host profile for VT emulation types, you may also include a Telnet negotiation string that the Client will use when connecting to the host.

New in Velocity 1.2

Web support. Create a Web project in the Velocity Console and inject code through external resources to give your web pages a more modern and flexible appearance on mobile devices.

Custom scripting. Add custom scripts, associate them with project deployments, and import them onto mobile devices to change screen behavior and appearance.

Internationalization. By setting a server language for a host profile, you can now allow the Client to interpret international characters from specific codepages, like UTF-8 Unicode.

Unicode hex integration. The fields for entering shortcodes, commands, and key values have been changed to allow the entry of Unicode-standardized hex codes.

Dynamic tables. Treat a table as dynamic, with selectable fields. The Velocity Client registers screen taps on a dynamic table and automatically sends the up, down, and select commands needed to navigate to that cell. For more information, see Editing Screen Elements.

New in Velocity 1.0.1

Disable predictive formatting. Disables access at the device level to any screens without template changes from the Velocity Console. For more information, see Configuring Host Profiles.

Static element grid and spanning. Screen elements can be arranged side-by-side in rows or with columns and rows as a table on a reformatted screen. For more information, see Editing Screen Elements.

Autologin parameters. When creating host profiles, administrators can enter values for the username and password fields to automatically log users into a host profile or prompt for login credentials. These credentials can be set as variables such as a store or gun number so that when a user launches the Velocity Client on their device, they must then enter the login credentials requested for that variable to log in. For more information, see Configuring Host Profiles.

Cursor Zones. Establish multiple template rules on a single screen that change the template as users move from field to field. When multiple cursor zones are set for a screen, the template rules associated with each zone are applied as a user tabs from one field to the next. For more information, see Editing Screen Elements.

Element reordering. From the Reformatted Screen panel, you can change the assigned order of elements by clicking and dragging. For more information, see Editing Screen Elements.

VT Answer Back. Allows Velocity to displays a string on the device when it receives an ENQ from the host. For more information, see Configuring Host Profiles.

Workstation ID. Allows the inclusion of an ID for mobile devices connecting to an IBM host. For more information, see Configuring Host Profiles.

VT Scan Terminator. The Host Profile options for Send ENTER key and Send TAB key were replaced with the VT Scan Terminator field at the top of the Scanner Settings. With this option, you can set an accepted terminator value such as TAB, ENTER, or blank. For more information, see Configuring Host Profiles.


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