Xibo 1.6.0 is released, Spring Signage is ready!

Spring Signage are very pleased to announce that last night we released a new 1.6.0 Xibo to the Open Source community. This release represents just over a year of improvements and bug fixes – find out more over on the Xibo Announcement.

It was very important to us that our Hosting and Android customers were fully supported immediately after this release, so that is exactly what we have done!

Xibo for Android

The latest R31 release of Xibo for Android fully supports connecting to the 1.6.0 CMS and will be automatically available free of charge to all our new & existing Android Customers.

Upgrading to 1.6.0 will also add the following benefits:

  • Improvements to Text, Ticker and DataSet media types
  • Improvements to File Downloads (pre-caching more content)
  • Improvements to the assessment for when a Layout is ready to be shown
  • Better logging and proof of play statistics

If you are running an earlier version of Xibo for Android, you might still be OK! Anything over R28 has support for 1.6.0 built in.

Xibo Hosting

The 1.6.0 release of Xibo is also available on our Hosting platform from today! All new accounts, including demo accounts, will come with 1.6.0 as standard and you can upgrade your existing hosting directly from the customer portal.

We wanted to make the process clear, so we have written an article to take you through it!


Keep in touch

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Holiday Opening Times

Please note that Spring Signage will close on Tuesday 24th December at 16:00 for the UK Christmas holidays and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 27th December. We will then be open as usual except for 1st January 2014 when we will close for the UK public holiday.

If you require support during those closures, please contact our service desk and we will be in touch as soon as we are able.

The team at Spring Signage wish you all seasons greetings and best wishes for 2014.

Improved User Manual

The Xibo Digital Signage solution has grown massively over the last 3 years – unfortunately the documentation has not followed suit… until now! We have begun work on consolidating all Xibo related material into one easily accessible manual.

The first revision of the Xibo for Android manual is already available here. The rest of the open source solution will follow when we release 1.6.0.

We hope you find the new documentation useful – if you have any feedback for items we could improve, please let us know.