Vectir 3.7 is Released Featuring the Remote Store and Device Manager

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Vectir 3.7 is now available complete with a new Remote Store feature. The Remote Store lets you browse and install Vectir remote profiles. To celebrate the release of the Remote Store the following new remote profiles have been developed – Chrome remote control and YouTube remote control. You will find these remotes available in the remote store. Chrome remote control provides over 20 commands for the Chrome web browser. The YouTube remote control provides remote control for all YouTube player commands and will work in any web browser. The remote store will also install Vectir plugins if required by the remote profile to be installed.

To facilitate the new remote store, Vectir plugins are now store under the following path %ProgramData%\Incendo Technology\Vectir\Plugins. Plugin developers should copy their plugins to the appropriate plugin folder under the new path.

Another new feature in Vectir 3.7 is the Device Manager. The device manager keeps track of your connected devices and optionally lets you rename them. This can be useful when two identical devices are connected. The Remote Store uses the Device Manager for showing which remotes are installed for each device. The Device Manager is available under the Tools menu.

For full compatibility with the new Device Manager feature, a new version of the Vectir Android and Windows Phone mobile apps is available (v3.7). This version should be available in our app store either immediately or within the next day or two. A unique device ID is now generated for each device and sent to the server to be saved against the device in the device manager.

Summary of updates in Vectir 3.7

  • Remote Store added
  • Device Manager added
  • Plugins now stored under %ProgramData%\Incendo Technology\Vectir\Plugins
  • Desktop remote now renders text cursor
  • Keyboard plugin updated
  • Winamp plugin bug fixes
  • Spotify plugin bug fixes

Vectir 3.2 is Released

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Vectir PC version 3.2 is now available. This version includes a number of updates focused on improving remote media library management. Media library search is now available for iTunes, WMP and Winamp. Voice search is also available if using the Vectir Android remote control app. Many new context menu commands have been added for improved control over how music is played or managed. These updates require the latest remote profiles and Vectir Android or Windows Phone 8 remote control apps. Vectir for Android version 3.1 will be uploaded and available soon. The latest WP8 remote control app will be available in a couple of weeks after it has passed certification.

Summary of updates in Vectir 3.2:

  • Added media library search for iTunes, Winamp and WMP
  • Add various context menu commands for improved iTunes, Winamp and WMP media control
  • Added Winamp remote play queue management
  • Added new datasinks for iTunes, Winamp and WMP track position
  • Updated remote profiles to support menu search
  • Added new command parameter to close menu after command execution
  • Added support for remote desktop images up to 120k
  • Fixed bug that could cause WiFi server to lockup
  • Minor bug fixes

Vectir 2.7.1 is released

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Incendo Technology is pleased to announce the release of Vectir 2.7.1. The most significant update in this release is the support for client context menus in the menu designer. Context menus in the Vectir mobile software will give more options for selected menu items. For example, Copy, Paste, Cut and Delete options will be available for selected menu items in the file browser menu.

For full compatibility with context menus, the latest Vectir mobile client software should be installed (Bluetooth v2.7.0 and WiFi v1.6.2). These mobile versions will be available for Android soon. If upgrading from an earlier version of the Vectir PC software, the latest profiles should be downloaded and imported into Vectir. They are available from http://www.vectir.com/download/remote-profiles/. It should be noted that Vectir context menus are currently only available on phones with touch screens.

Summary of updates in Vectir 2.7.1:

  • Client context menus now supported in menu designer
  • Copy, Paste, Cut and Delete context menu commands for file browser
  • Play in Winamp and Enqueue in Winamp context menu commands for file browser
  • Profile configuration bug fixes
  • WiFi server memory leak fixed
  • Minor bug fixes and updates

Vectir 2.7.0 is released

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Incendo Technology is pleased to announce the release of Vectir 2.7.0. This release includes updates that help with browsing media libraries from your phone. Large media menus for Winamp, Windows Media Player and iTunes are now fully available on the Vectir phone app through paged menus. There is also a new menu available for browsing albums by artist.

For full compatiblity with the new features available in version 2.7.0 of the Vectir PC software, users should be running version 1.5.0 or later of the Vectir WiFi remote control phone software or version 2.6.0 of the Vectir Bluetooth remote control phone software. At the time this post is being written, the latest client phone software is not available in all supported app stores but should be within the next few days.

Users upgrading from existing versions of the Vectir PC software should make sure they have the latest remote profiles. They can be downloaded from http://www.vectir.com/download/remote-profiles/.

Vectir 2.7.0 also has a new dependancy on the microsoft .net framework 3.5 SP1. If you are currently running a previous version of the .net framework, the Vectir setup will guide you through the process of installing .net 3.5 SP1. The auto update feature will also not trigger on any versions of Vectir before v2.7.0 due to this new dependancy.

Summary of updates in Vectir 2.7.0:

  • Support for paging in large media player menus
  • Support for new albums by artist menu
  • Minor bug fixes
  • New dependancy on .net framework 3.5 SP1

Vectir 2.6.0 is released

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Incendo Technology is pleased to announce the release of Vectir 2.6.0. This version includes a number of bug fixes and updates. The most significant of which is a hostname configuration option for the WiFi server. Users with dynamically assigned IP addresses will now be able to use Vectir WiFi remote control without having to reselect a new IP address each time it changes. There has also been a WiFi server update to fix a problem where the server would not recover properly when the PC came out of sleep mode.

Android WiFi remote control version 1.4.7 and Bluetooth remote control 2.5.6 have also been released. These mobile versions include some bug fixes and compatibility updates for server version 2.6.0.

Summary of updates in Vectir server 2.6.0:

  • WiFi server hostname option
  • WiFi server PC sleep/wakeup problem fixed
  • Winamp trackname fix
  • Winamp plugin memory leak fixed
  • Auto update feature fixed
  • Profile fixed databindings for application states

Vectir 2.4.0 is released

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Incendo Technology is pleased to announce the release of Vectir 2.4.0 – the latest version of our PC remote control software. This version includes a number of updates, the most important of which focus on enhanced media player track search options. Vectir users who are remotely controlling Winamp, Windows Media Player or iTunes may now search their music libraries by Artist, Composer or Genre. It is important that version 2.4.0 of the Bluetooth client software or version 1.3.0 of the WiFi client software are installed for full compatibility of the new media player menu options. Existing Vectir users should also download and import the latest profiles from http://www.vectir.com/download/remote-profiles/.

Due to the popularity of Nokia touch screen phones, a dedicated “Nokia touch” profile group is now included in the Vectir setup package. A big “thank you” goes to Saurav Srivastava for providing a Windows Media Center touch screen remote profile and Dark13 for providing iTunes and Winamp touch screen remote profiles.

The latest release of the Vectir mobile software (Bluetooth v2.4.0 and WiFi 1.3.0) also includes full Blackberry trackpad compatibility. The Blackberry system profile has been updated for trackpad mouse remote control.

Summary of updates in Vectir 2.4.0:

  • Artist/Composer/Genre menus added for Winamp, WMP and iTunes
  • Playlist track preview menus for Winamp, WMP and iTunes
  • Updates for multiple menu levels in remote profiles
  • Nokia touch screen profile group included
  • Remote profile designer arrow key positioning
  • Remote profile designer window size remembered and restored
  • Vectir window size remembered and restored
  • Minor bug fixes

Vectir 2.3.0, Mobile Bluetooth Remote 2.3.0 & Mobile WiFi Remote 1.2.0 are released

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Incendo Technology is pleased to announce the following releases of our Vectir PC remote control software – PC version 2.3.0, Mobile Bluetooth version 2.3.0 and Mobile WiFi version 1.2.0. The latest releases include some exciting new features such as media player album art support, searchable album menus and a number of updates to existing features such as mouse remote control. Read the rest of this entry »

New Features Under Development

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Even though there hasn’t been a major update since early April, Vectir developments are still progressing and some new features will be available soon. Here is a summary of the main updates that will be in the next release…

Media Player Artist and Album Search
New menus will be added for iTunes, WMP and Winamp remote control that let users search for tracks by artist and album. Currently it is only possible to search by track name or playlist name.

View Album Art on Phone
This feature will let users view album art for the playing track on iTunes and WMP remote profiles. This feature will have to wait until a later release for Winamp remote control.

Touchpad Mouse Control Mode
This feature will let users with touch screen mobile phones use their phones screen as a touchpad for controlling the mouse on the PC. It will work very similar to the touchpad on a laptop computer.

Improved Mouse Performance
The mouse controller and Vectir wireless protocol will be updated to give faster and more accurate mouse remote control response.

The current estimate is for the next release to be available in mid June.