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Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1 Released

Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1 Released
September 23, 2017 02:58AM
As part of Serendipity Software's ongoing effort to update and improve our software, we are pleased to announce the release of the Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1

DONGLE UPDATE CODE REQUIRED
Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1 is a paid upgrade, a new dongle update code is required for the software to function.

NEW FEATURES / ENHANCEMENTS

- Linux installation support added for Fedora 25+ (32 and 64-bit) operating systems.
- Linux installation support added for Ubuntu 16.04.2+ (64-bit) operating systems.
- Linux installation support added for Debian 8+ (64-bit) operating systems.
- Linux installation has been simplified. Software versions are now installed using self-contained .rpm and .deb software installers.
- Linux desktop user experience has been improved, including all application windows appearing under the same icon in the window manager.
- All packages for Windows platforms are now digitally signed for an improved installation experience on Windows 8.1 or later.
- Improvements to processing, imaging, rendering and soft proof generation times.
- Server, Client and all Applications now have full support for high DPI (4K / UHD) monitors.
- SoftProof application will now display onscreen proofs in full high DPI (4K / UHD) resolution.
- Display DPI is now correctly calculated for iPads and other similar connected devices.
- Truespot application has been added. The application uses colour iteration to optimise spot colours for peak accuracy on any proofing media.
- Truespot colour iteration has been added to the Displays application, automatically adjusting and optimising spot colours to precisely match press output on a soft proof display.
- Spectro tool control panel has been added to the Touch Console application, allowing delta E colour comparison between soft proofs and press/print material using a touch screen (Softproofing add-on only).
- Spectro tool improves spot colour measurement and verification by deriving the Lab value directly from the spot colour Lab value.
- Studio Align Horizontal and Align Vertical icons have been swapped to visually represent their respective functions.
- Support added for the X-Rite eXact spectrophotometer. Usable by the Densitometer and Spectro applications, connecting via USB or Bluetooth (Mac and Windows only).
- Studio application now uses Client default fonts.
- Client interface and icons have been improved and optimised for use with high DPI environments.
- The Workbench application user interface for the Pagesetup Pool, Bookfilter, RIP, Press, and Camera datatype items has been updated to a tabbed panel style, in line with previous datatype - changes. All options remain available, organised into relevant areas within each database item. Some functions are now presented differently for clarity.
- Client interface windows and modules are now saved as a proportion of screen size and will maintain relative size and position when opened on another display, regardless of resolution.
- Calcheck Chart and Calcheck now replace the delta C standard with delta Ch, facilitating compliance with ISO 12647-7:2016 and other current colour standards.
- Calcheck patches can now have delta H and delta Ch tolerances set to '0', in which case the tolerance is not taken into account for the patch.
- RGB Calcheck Charts can now be printed and measured.
- Calcheck Report layout has been improved to include a merged delta H and delta Ch column when both tolerances are enabled. Unused tolerance standards are hidden from the report.
- Include Job Colours has been added as an option to Jobticket > Colour Management > Verify, automatically appending any job spot colours to the Calcheck being printed (and measured) with a job. Spots are measured against delta E only. When active, Include Job Colours is noted in the Info panel of the Submit window.
- Improved onscreen colour management for RGB spot colour previews.
- RGB spot colours can now be added to N-colour Special Colour Sets.
- Edit Jobticket has been added to all contextual (right-click) menus in the Client interface that include the Edit Pagesetup option.
- The Job ID number is now included in Calcheck labels and reports.
- Server “About” window has a clearer, tabbed layout and includes a new Connected Clients list showing details of all networked Clients currently connected to the Server.
- A Copies Printed column has been added to the QueueManager and Job Info, displaying the total number of times the job has been printed.
- When measuring Density Patches in Paper Profile, the Paper (white) patch is now only measured once. Previously it was measured again for each ink channel.
- The Server and Client now both have support for TCP/IP v6.
- Where available, printer Hardware Margins are now automatically generated for new Media based on the printer driver. A new Override Hardware Margins option allows these values to be manually changed or entered.
- Default Asset Permission options have been added to Accounts Admin settings, along with a Reset button to restore defaults.
- An Asset tab has been added to Server Settings. The tab has the Publish Asset Queue option checkbox and new Auto Clean settings for the Asset queue.
- Maximum Wait Time and Maximum Jobs fields have been added to the Duplex options where available in Output. Data entered into these fields is also applied to the Nesting parameters and vice versa.
- Support has been added for the CIP3 printer driver.
- RIPMonitor job submission to the Server has been significantly sped up when submitting large number of jobs at once.
- RIP Polling now polls multiple RIPs in parallel, speeding up polling times.
- Studio Box Properties now features a Group tab, with editable position fields for grouped frames.
- Studio now has the capability to auto-place all pages from a multi-page job if the file is dragged onto the layout area.
- Displays application now has the capability to maintain Calcheck status and history for both Default Press 1 and Default Press 2.
- All (non-printer embedded) spectrophotometer Calcheck charts will now honour the Jobticket and Submit dialog rotation settings.
- Auto publication names now begin with the job name for easier reference in the QueueManager.
- M3 illuminant condition has been added to the spectrophotometer configuration dialog window when the option is available to the instrument.

The Serendipity Blackmagic 7.1 software installer, can be downloaded from [www.serendipity-software.com.au]

Printer screening and HTM drivers can be downloaded using the Install Additional Software option in the Blackmagic Server > Help menu.
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