Last week Dell has released a new version of firmware for the tiny Cloud Connect (CC) Stick. It will update the stick to build JZ054L-DW-18830. The Android version 4.1.2 is not updated with this firmware.
Below is a list of new features that come with the update. The most interesting features are the ability to now use CC completely without Cloud Client Manager (CCM). So after the update or new users are no longer required to setup a CCM account to get everything up and running.
The second remarkable feature is the support for the CC Controller App. This is an app you can install on your Android phone or tablet and the use it as a virtual keyboard for CC.
As CC is positioned in the Digital Signage market, Dell has integrated a bunch of new feature to better support this market. But see below for details.
• Google Certification with Dynamic Touch Support - When connected to a touch screen monitor, Cloud Connect can now access Apps that declare touch in the Google Play Store.
• Dell Cloud Connect Controller App - If you have an Android device (phone or tablet), you can download and install the Dell Cloud Connect Controller App from the Google Play store, and then use your Android device to control and interact with Cloud Connect.
• Enhanced Out-of-the-Box Experience - Updated easy-to-use setup wizard and desktop interface for faster setup and increased usability. Including the ability to skip CCM setup and integration for users who plan to implement CCM at a later time.
• Manual Screen Orientation
• Extended Digital Signage File-Based Configuration Framework (FBCF) Support - Ability to:
· Bulk-provision multiple devices using one SD card
· Install apps/packages from an SD card
· Upgrade apps/packages from an SD card
· Update signage content through an SD card
· Configure lock-screen settings
· Enable stay-awake feature
· Skip standard setup wizard (Keyboard/Mouse/etc.)
· Skip CCM setup
· Keep the task-bar always hidden on full-screen apps
· Configure Cloud Connect to run in kiosk mode
· Configure Cloud Connect to boot