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Apr
24
Blancco 5 Mobile 1.2.0 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 24.04.2015 12:52

Release notes for Blancco 5 Mobile 1.2.0

Features

  • Wifi support and Wifi settings: Earlier only wired connection on the erasure computer was possible, now also Wifi is supported. Network connection is required to erase iOS devices. Wifi settings include the following values: CRDA requested country, wireless network ID, SSD hidden yes/no, WLAN router security type, password for the WLAN router, show password yes/no.
  • Other network configuration enhancements:
    • Offline mode: It is possible to use the product without network connection by skipping network setup in configuration phase. Without network connection iOS device erasure is disabled and it is only possible to erase Android devices.
    • It is possible to configure the DHCP host name that is sent to the DHCP server. The default value is “blancco”. Some DHCP servers requires unique hostname per computer within network.
    • Ping (ICMP) and Download (HTTP) can be used to verify the connection.
  • Editable USB identifier: It is possible to edit the USB ID (the USB port where the device is connected to) and give it more easily recognizable name. This is particularly useful if there are a lot of devices connected to the computer.
  • Show all USB devices: It is possible to show all USB devices plugged in to the computer. With this feature not just the Android and iOS devices are shown, but also other USB devices as well such as USB stick, keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer.

Bug fixes

  • Problems with iPad Mini 3 and iPhone 3G erasure fixed.
  • Several fixes related to Android erasure stability.

Other


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Apr
20
Blancco 5.7.0 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 20.04.2015 13:03

Release notes for Blancco 5.7.0

http://download.blancco.com/general/manuals/b5/Release_Notes/Blancco5_5.7.0_Release_Notes.pdf


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Apr
20

Release notes for Blancco 5 Configuration Tool 1.5.0

Features

  • Enable/disable: "Report per drive" mode.
  • Enable/disable: per-drive custom fields.
  • Enable/disable: the preservation of the Windows recovery partition on GPT drives.
  • Enable/disable: the automatic restart or shutdown of the machine and their conditions.
  • Proxy configution: Allows configuring the proxy settings.
  • Language support: Support for the Portuguese language.

Fixes

  • Fixed: minor bugs in the DNS validation rules.
  • Fixed: bugs occurring when reloading the ISO several times.

Download Blancco 5 Configuration Tool 1.5.0 from:

http://support.blancco.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/220/61/download---blancco-5-image-configuration-tool

 

Release notes for Blancco USB Creator 2.1.1.90

Fixes

  • Fixed: The alphabetically first image is always booted first, even when some other image entry is selected.

Download Blancco USB Creator 2.1.1.90 from:

http://support.blancco.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/218/58/download---blancco-usb-creator


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Mar
23
Blancco 5 Mobile 1.1.2 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 23.03.2015 14:59

Release notes for Blancco 5 Mobile 1.1.2

Features

  • High volume erasing capability: In version 1.1.2 it is possible to erase even more devices simultaneously using a single workstation. This is accomplished with intelligent controlling of USB resources. If the amount connected devices exceeds the threshold set for the USB bus, part of the devices will be queued and will be appear as "Out of resources" in the user interface. Once resources are freed, e.g. when erasures are completed, the queued items can proceed. No more than 20 devices should be connected to a single USB bus.
  • Software update from network: Now it is possible to update the PC software if a newer version is available on the Blancco servers.
  • Unlock iOS devices with passcode: If an iOS device is locked with a passcode, it can be erased without any interaction from the user. The lock is automatically bypassed by setting the device into recovery mode.
  • Status bar: New status bar in the user interface allows you to monitor the connection status of the network and Management Console, as well as status of USB, HASP, software update availability and unprocessed reports notification.
  • Backup reports on hard drive: Reports are backed up on a hard drive in case something unexpected happens, for example a power outage or an unexpected shutdown. It is possible to recover from this situation and later process these reports: Export to an external media, send to Management Console or clean-up.
  • Additional label printer support: Support for Zebra GX430t label printer.

Bug fixes

  • USB connectivity: Several fixes related to USB connectivity have been done.
  • Extended Android support: More Android devices are supported than before.
  • USB connectivity: The following bug has been fixed: if the a barcode scanner is connected to USB, the scanner will be thrown out because the system thinks it's a phone that cannot be processed. There could be other USB devices too with the similar behavior.

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Feb
10
Blancco 5.6.1 has been released!
Posted by Antti Päivinen on 10.02.2015 15:16

Release notes for Blancco 5.6.1

Features

  • Proxy support: Now a machine running Blancco 5 can connect to the BMC 3 server, even when the communication has to go through an intermediary proxy server.

Fixes

  • Fixed: contradicting DCO information in the report.
  • Fixed: a problem detecting disks behind Dell PERC MegaRAID.
  • Fixed: a problem erasing SATA disks behind Dell PERC MegaRAID.
  • Fixed: a B5 boot-up freeze requiring a user input to proceed.
  • Fixed: a HPSA passthrough malfunction.
  • Fixed: a wrong exception message after HPA/DCO area removal has failed.

Other

  • Kernel updated.
  • Rephrased some confusing HPA/DCO exception messages.
  • Workaround for erasing Dell Venue Pro tablets.

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