Beta Release Notes tell you what we're working on for the next version of the Clarius Ultrasound App. If you've been invited to participate as a beta tester then refer to the release notes below to see what's changed between beta release versions. Keep in mind that these are beta releases. Some of the changes listed might not make it into the final release.
Note: Beta versions of the Clarius App have not undergone full testing and are not approved for use on patients.
As always, we welcome your feedback.
Clarius Ultrasound App 5.2.1 (beta1)
March 25, 2019
- Various Clarius Live Fixes
- Various Exam Export Fixes
- Improvements for Communicating via Cellular with Clarius Cloud or Clarius Live
- Volume Measurements now Labelled D1, D2 and D3 instead of L, W and H
- On iOS devices, due to an issue in iOS 11, Auto-Joining to a scanner's Wi-Fi Direct network may fail. Switching between multiple scanner's increases the likelihood of Auto-Join failing. In the event Auto-Join fails, the Clarius App will display a message informing the user that the scanner was "Unable to auto-connect to the Scanner's Wi-Fi network. Restarting the smart device may resolve this issue." In the event this error occurs then you can still manually connect to the scanner's Wi-Fi Direct network. To restore Auto-Join functionality you will need to restart your smart device.
- On iOS devices, if images are exported (via the Exam Page) to the Camera Roll while not connected to the Internet, any exported cines will not play in the iOS Photos App. To play the cines you must first connect the iOS device to the Internet.
- On some Android devices, cines exported (via the Exam Page) cannot be played on the Android device. This is because the Android device doesn't have the correct video codec. Copying the AVI to another system (e.g. a desktop system) will likely play the AVI.
- The Samsung SM-T813 Android tablet (and some other Samsung devices) can take up to 60 seconds to auto-join to the scanner's Wi-Fi direct network. The likelihood of this occurring has been reduced but it still can occur. If the tablet cannot auto-join the scanner's Wi-Fi direct network then the user must manually connect to the network.
- Some Android™ devices display unstable Bluetooth connection behavior. If you encounter this, close the Clarius App, disable Bluetooth, wait 30 seconds, re-open the Clarius App, and re-enable Bluetooth. Alternatively, reboot your Android™ device.
- If you connect to the Clarius App and immediately go to the imaging page, sometimes this page overlaps with the Patient Demographics page. To remedy this, return to the Workflow selection page and reopen the Workflow.
- When using Color Doppler mode, the color box may move out of the image frame.
- Moving the Color ROI to depth beyond the Workflow’s PRF setting causes the scanner to stop imaging. To continue imaging, reduce the depth of the Color ROI.
- In some cases, if the App does not communicate with the Scanner for 5 minutes or more, the status icons (e.g. temperature, battery) will be greyed out. To get out of this state, restart the App and reinsert the Scanner’s battery and then reconnect.
- Enabling the Clarius Virtual Scanners while the smart device is not connected to the Internet does not work; the virtual scanners will not download. To get them to download, close the Clarius App and open it again with the Internet already connected.
- If the image has not been frozen since entering M-Mode and then returning to B-Mode, the M-Mode spectrum will be displayed once frozen. To prevent this, freeze the image after reentering B-Mode but before making an acquisition.
- On Android™ devices, auto-connect may add multiple instances of a scanner's Wi-Fi Direct network into the list of Android™ networks. This doesn't affect the Clarius App. These duplicate WI-Fi networks can be removed manually by the user.
- In rare cases the Scanner cannot be awoken from Sleep mode by unfreezing the image. If this is encountered, the Scanner needs to be manually rebooted by reinserting the battery.
Reconnecting to a scanner immediately after disconnecting from it will fail to connect. Wait for 15 seconds, reinsert the scanner's battery or restart the Clarius App will all let the Clarius App reconnect to the scanner.
- The Clarius Live video stream on the reviewer's side can appear completely black. This is resolved by restarting the caller's iOS device.