What’s new in Valotalive?
We are developing our services forward on a constant basis, bringing you the new integrations/apps along with new features. We are driving the Workplace Digital Signage forward. Below you can find the list of our latest development work.
Take a look at what’s new in Valotalive:
11 / 2023
Support for Samsung Tizen Displays
You can now run Valotalive on Samsung Tizen Displays without additional Hardware. This not only makes it easy for you to start using Valotalive, but also saves money for our valued customers. Read more about Valotalive with Samsung here
10 / 2023
My Content Channel gets new features
Scheduling your post multiple times is now possible. Drag & Drop for media is now supported. My Content has been translated into more languages: Spanish, French, and Polish are now available. Automatic cleanup settings for older posts are now available.
PowerPoint App – new setting
We have received a few feature requests asking for the possibility of scaling the PowerPoint content to full screen. This is now possible. There is a new setting in the PowerPoint app where you can choose “Expand to full screen” with “yes/no”.
06 / 2023
The Favourites Feature
You have spoken. We have listened. A highly requested feature to view and sort your Displays, Apps and Flows listings. The Favourites feature (the hearts) enables you to follow the chosen ones and arrange your personal listing view. Read more in Help Center
It is now possible to clone an app. This saves time when you need multiple, almost similar, apps for different screen groups. Read more in Help Center
The Hexagon takes you to creating a new app, if there are non before. On the other hand if you have specific apps already, you will be directed there.
The filter tools, for searching Displays, Apps and Flows, got a UI facelift and improved functionality.
Google Sign In update
We have updated the Google Sign In to meet with the latest versions, to stay compliant.
Everything under valota.live domain
We moved everything under valota.live domain. The new login can be found at dashboard.valota.live
Updated Architecture for capacity increase
We are growing. The update enables more flexibility, behind the scenes, when increasing the capacity to serve a larger, growing number of displays.
03 / 2023
Support for different event colors in Google Calendar App
Valotalive’s Google Calendar application supports different event colors, pulling this information automatically from the data. Read more about Google Calendar app
02 / 2023
Valotalive’s Enterprise applications published in Microsoft Azure AD Gallery
Valotalive Enterprise applications, regarding the integrations with various Microsoft Business Applications, have been published in the Azure AD Gallery / Azure Marketplace.
Valotalive Control – Early Access
Turn your digital signage screen interactive with Valotalive Control. Valotalive Control is a mobile “remote control” for interacting with info screen content. Read more here
12 / 2022
Valotalive available in Microsoft Store
Valotalive Digital Signage player is now publicly available in Microsoft Store. This makes it easy to use and manage Valotalive on Windows media players.
My Display Browser option
We have made it possible to run My Display in your browser. A convenient option for those who cannot activate Chrome Extensions, but would still like to use My Display for tests or content adjustments.
11 / 2022
Public availability for MS 365 PowerPoint & Excel integration
The PowerPoint application has been opened for public availability. Read more about PowerPoint for Digital Signage.
10 / 2022
Update on the AFP applications – more news available
We have updated the AFP premium news offering in Valotalive. You can find tens of different news categories in five languages now. See more here.
09 / 2022
PowerPoint App in early access
Design and create the content with the tools that you already use. Integrate your Digital Signage Displays with Microsoft 365 PowerPoint. Ask as for further info.
08 / 2022
Windows Digital Signage Player early access
You can now run Valotalive on Windows media players using Valotalive’s Windows Digital Signage Player Application.
Receive notifications about app errors to your email enabled by the new notifications feature.
06 / 2022
Starter annual available & Simplified pricing
Our Starter tier pricing will be based on the number of apps per display.
The new Starter Monthly price will be € 9 /app /display. The new Starter Annual price will be € 92 /app /display (save 14% vs Starter Monthly).
Invoice management and contacts
With the improvement of invoice management and contacts You can better distribute costs to different cost centres. You can also name the primary invoicing contacts right in the service.
New user privileges
We’ve added two new permissions that can be used in a group. As an example “Can see and edit contents of the group and use contents of the parent group”. This can be used e.g. with services needing authentication, like MS Power BI.
Read more about admin user permissions here
Display User Notes
Display User Notes are a way to add custom notes about a specific display. These notes are shown to the people managing the display as a way for sharing information. The notes are not shown on the display.
04 / 2022
World Clock App
We are introducing a new app 🎉 Easily keep track of the time zones where you have team members with the World Clock app. Read more here
03 / 2022
SSO for Valotalive
Single Sign On (Valotalive SSO) with SAML 2.0 is now available. Customers can now increase their security and offer Valotalive users a simplified process to login. Read more about security
12 / 2021
Microsoft Excel Integration in early access
We are happy to introduce a new integration in Valotalive to Microsoft Excel. You can now securely connect your Digital Signage displays with Microsoft Excel to display live metrics and visualisations across organisations. Read more about Microsoft Excel app here. If you’d like to give it a go, just contact us and we’ll open the early access for you.
10 / 2021
Support for Workspaces in Power BI
Your Power BI reports may locate in different workspaces in Power BI. Valotalive now supports Workspaces and Apps in Power BI. Choose the appropriate Workspace or App and then locate your report. Read more: Power BI App.
09 / 2021
Employee Wall update
We have updated the Employee Wall. It is now possible to set a company validator who can validate (optional) new users and centrally manage (archive, re-publish, delete) the posts, if needed. Read more about Employee Wall here
Teams App public access
We have now opened the Teams App for public access in Valotalive. All customers using Teams can now enjoy the benefits of the integration. Read more on Teams app
08 / 2021
Disable email links – new setting in My Content Channels
There’s a new setting in My Content app that makes it possible for you to disable outgoing email links for added content managers. This forces them to use My Content through Valotalive admin panel in case you’d like to add another layer of security.
Stock Beat with a new data source
Stock Beat app, that displays stock data, makes a come back, now powered by Yahoo Finance data. We have also made it even easier to activate the app. You can now locate your stock easily using Yahoo Finance symbols.
06 / 2021
Real Time Digital Signage Enabled by WebSocket Technology
The readiness for WebSocket is in place. The roll-out will be performed upon a separate notice. WebSocket enables real time communication ⚡️ between Valotalive cloud and displays, provides better user experience and is the foundation for future development. Read more about the WebSockets and the benefits of the technology
Valotalive admin portal now has a new look & feel (video). 🤩 There’s also simple navigation that makes it even easier for the admins to find what they are looking for. In addition to that It is now possible for admins to easily invite other users to the service (video).
Microsoft Teams Early Access is here!
Valotalive introduces a new Teams integration that will be opened for a select number of customers. Read more and request early access here
New Features in SharePoint App
We have added support for stock images. In addition to this you can now select the country locale for date formatting according to your preferences and choose to show or not to show the time of the post as well. Read more about SharePoint integration.
03 / 2021
KPI Exception Indicator
This application uses Google Sheets as a data source. Get notified on digital signage when the operational KPIs are not within the target value. Read more here: Google Sheets
Twitter Global Pulse
A new application to follow & showcase the pulse of Twitter discussion visualised on a 3D rotating globe. Read more here: Twitter
01 / 2021
Accident Free Days Counter for Manufacturing customers
This years first release included a new value add service called Accident Free Days Counter
Digital Signage player
We published a new Digital Signage Player app for improved security and scalable activation process
The release also included enhanced reporting features for our Power BI application and some bug fixes
12 / 2020
My Content Channel and more
We are excited to introduce the enhanced version of the popular content publishing tool My Content. Meet My Content Channel. The My Content Channel release includes two major developments – a new fresh user experience and a set of cool new features. Read more about My Content Channel
This December release also includes better reporting from the integrations (sources) and overall service improvement along with Service Worker .
08 / 2020
Native Slack Integration
We have added Slack integration to Valotalive. You can now push Slack message to Digital Signage displays to increase reach and productivity. Valotalive can now be found in Slack’s App Directory.
06 / 2020
An Update to our Okta access control support
04 / 2020
It is possible for our customers now to embed Virtual Valotalive Displays on their website, such as intranet to support remote work.
We provide new access control tools for you to manage access rights for Embedded Applications and Virtual Displays.
Flow Management – more beautiful than ever
Our Flow Management view got a new beautiful and clean look. The page is informative, simple and easy to use. See our product page
03 / 2020
Display live Dashboard Visualizations from Tableau Public Cloud on Digital Signage.
02 / 2020
Valotalive integrates with Google Photos albums. Highlight your images automatically on Digital Signage.
01 / 2020
My Content Embed
You can show My Content posts on any selected website i.e. intranet using My Content Embed. This release ads support to IP Blocking as an additional security feature to My Content Embed.
My Content App localized for Finnish Speaking Content Managers
12 / 2019
Valotalive Overlay Technology transforms ways to use the content on digital signage displays. It offers a vast opportunity to use one content on top of other content: With this first release, you can add snowfall inside your company displays accompanied with an occasional snowplow driven by Santa Claus.
Online order process for pre-configured media players & value add services
You can now purchase online ready-to-go, turn-key media players with Valotalive installed & value add services.
A new way to manage subscriptions
You can now manage display subscriptions in your account and may choose the suitable subscription per display to suit your needs.
Credit Card management update
Valotalive is now compliant with the latest Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulations in EEA. Regulators demand support for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).
New, improved UX
There’s a new, fresh look & feel for Apps, Flows and Displays pages.
11 / 2019
Support for filters & configurable data refresh rate in Microsoft Power BI report app
We are happy to announce Valotalive Microsoft Power BI app now supports filters. You can now use filters in Power BI in Valotalive App Configuration to filter down your report for a specific target audience.
In addition, it is now possible to adjust your data refresh rate with the accuracy of one minute to suit your needs better.
10 / 2019
MS Power BI Dashboard app improves
We have made available a new adjustable app reload setting in Microsoft Power BI Dashboards app configuration. This makes it possible for you to set the interval between app reloads to improve audience experience and usability.
New Facebook authentication
To improve security for you and your company we have brought new (OAuth 2.0) authentication as part of the Valotalive Facebook app activation process. This way we also make sure we are compliant with new Facebook policies to secure the high quality of services for you.
Valotalive Chrome Extension updated
Version 1.0.5 is now available. We have removed the extra click to launch the app.
Public availability for Jira Issues App
Jira issue app integrates with Jira cloud to make it possible for you to filter and show live Jira issues securely on your displays around your workplace. Read more about Valotalive integration with Jira cloud
08 / 2019
New Instagram authentication
To improve security for you and your company we have brought new (OAuth 2.0) authentication as part of Valotalive Instagram app activation process. This way we also make sure we are compliant with Instagram policies to secure the high quality of services for you.
JIRA App in closed beta
JIRA issue app makes it possible for you to filter and show live Jira issues securely on your displays around your workplace.
06 / 2019
The June update included: Happeo layout enhancement, Adjustable clock to the display header or footer, audio support for YouTube, bug fixes.
05 / 2019
Create stunning displays using different content areas on your Digital Signage screens. Read more about Valotalive Multiview
Extend the reach of your content in LumApps with Digital Signage. Read more about the new LumApps app here
We have made some improvements to make it even easier to navigate between Apps, Flows and Displays. Have a look around.
02 / 2019
Connect with people across your organization and stay up to date with the latest discussions with Yammer on Digital Signage displays. Read more about Yammer.
12 / 2018
RSS for Digital Signage
Display any live RSS in your office with Valotalive RSS App. Activate a live stream of your favourite information. Read more.
11 / 2018
Valotalive provides live stock exchange data with beautiful full screen visuals. Follow your favourite companies and display visual stock beat data from Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Frankfurt and New York stock exchanges.
10 / 2018
Valotalive now integrates with Officevibe! You can now make Officevibe employee engagement data visible to your office digital signage screens. Activate your Officevibe app in Valotalive with a few clicks and start displaying to drive transparency. Read More
09 / 2018
Microsoft Power BI Reports
An addition to our MS Power BI App. You can now also securely share your Reports to your employees to drive action.
Microsoft SharePoint Online
07 / 2018
Microsoft Power BI Dashboards
Securely share your Microsoft Power BI Dashboard to your employees to drive action. Valotalive uses OAuth 2.0 to integrate with MS Power BI cloud. Read More
Connect your Info Screens to Microsoft Power BI with a few clicks using Valotalive
06 / 2018
New Dashboard, Chrome Extension and more
When you first log in to Valotalive you are presented with the dashboard. Valotalive dashboard brings together all the important information regarding your Info Screen network.
Valotalive Chrome Extension turns any laptop with Chrome into a live Info Screen. Install to Valotalive to any Chrome browser to automate information and to visualize data to a display.
06 / 2018
New subscription models – Most flexible plans in digital signage industry.
We are introducing two subscription plans that replace the old one. Meet Valotalive Starter and Awesome. Same great service, new great and simpler pricing for different needs along with better value. Read More
05 / 2018
With Valotalive LinkedIn apps You can automate company posts or job postings to digital displays around the workplace with beautiful layouts.
The app comes with two layouts, choose the best to suit your needs whether you’d like to have larger space for images or text. Just authenticate Valotalive with your company LinkedIn account and you are good to go.
With Valotalive YouTube playlist app You can automate the video content to digital signage from a selected playlist of a YouTube channel. Setting up is easy with our app, just copy your Playlist ID to Valotalive.
02 / 2018
Valotalive Engine Update
Valotalive engine is the foundation of our digital signage app that runs on the media players. This is A big update.
Some main improvements and new features included in the update are:
- Improved Engine
- Display specific view distance
- Larger “Up next” information box
- Twitter videos supported
- Twitter 280 characters supported
- Flow Preview (without live data)
- Bug fixes (i.e on app cycles) and more
12 / 2017
Valotalive integrates with Happeo.
Happeo is the enterprise intranet designed for Google ecosystem. Customers that are using Happeo can now easily integrate Valotalive with Happeo with a new turn key application.
Posts in different Channels are now visible live on Info Screens to reach the entire staff with visual location based media. Read More
10 / 2017
Valotalive integrates with Google Slides
We are excited to introduce a secure Google Slides app that meets enterprise level standards.
As we are using the industry-standard OAuth 2.0 protocol for authorization, there’s no need to publish anything to the web regarding the presentation. Read More
My Content is a publishing tool for instant posting. Communication and content managers can publish pre-made content on the go using mobile or laptop.
08 / 2017
The new Twitter Grid app displays Tweets as a Twitter Wall on your display. You can now really show the buzz and bring social media into the physical space. The view can be optimised to suit your needs.
Web app to support external urls
Valotalive Web app shows an external URL i.e dashboard, lunch menu or transportation information on your displays. Read More