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[New Release] Remote Boost 2020.1 is here!

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Hi everyone,


I am happy to inform that a newer version of Remote Boost was just released.

You can download the latest bits here:





What’s new in Release 2020.1

HP Remote Boost 2020.1 Sender supports Windows and Linux®. HP Remote Boost 2020.1 Receiver supports Windows, Linux®, and macOS™.


Experience improvements:

  1.      Technology preview for enhanced Wacom support.  Wacom support is added for Windows, macOS, RHEL, and Ubuntu receivers connecting to Windows and Linux Senders. See “Wacom Support Information” below for more details.
  2.      Administrators have greater control over which users can access Senders through the userfilter.txt file.
  3.      Added support for hardware accelerated Advanced Video Compression encode on Linux senders with GeForce and additional Quadro cards.

Compatibility Notes:

  1.      By default, the Remote Boost 2020.1 sender will use the most secure options.  This means that connections to RGS 7.4 and earlier clients will not succeed unless the Remote Boost 2020.1 sender EnableLegacySecurity property or installer option is configured.  This option is available to facilitate transition to current security practices and will be removed in a future release.  See the User Guide for details.
  2.      The COM and ICE plugin application facility is now deprecated and will be removed in the next release.

Deprecated properties:

  1.      The property EnableAnonymousCiphers is a deprecated name for a property that is now called EnableLegacySecurity. See the User Guide for details.

Defect fixes:

  1.      Addressed several issues during a hardware accelerated Advanced Video Compression connection to a Linux machine with a Nvidia GPU
  2.      Addressed an issue where the wrong keys were being transmitted on macOS keyboards
  3.      Addressed an issue with Num Lock and Cap Lock on Linux Senders not matching the receiver
  4.      Addressed an issue that occasionally prevented the Receiver from starting on macOS Catalina
  5.      Addressed an issue where display resolution and layout matching failed on VMware vGPU senders with rotated monitors
  6.      Addressed an issue where Caps Lock is inverted on initial connection

Known issues:

  1.      When connecting to a virtual machine on a VMware ESXi host, the screen may remain black until a subsequent connection or by enabling AVC

Wacom Support Information

  1.      The HP Remote Boost Receiver (Windows, macOS, RHEL, and Ubuntu) now supports Wacom pen displays and pen tablets when used with a Remote Boost Sender.
  2.      Adjustments to Wacom display mapping, Express Key buttons, and pen buttons are performed on the Receiver system. The Wacom Tablet Properties application on Windows, the Wacom Tablet controls under System Preferences on macOS, or Wacom Tablet controls under the Devices section of Settings on Linux can be used on the Receiver to adjust settings and verify the pen is working properly.
  3.      Windows and Mac Receiver Solution
  4.      Wacom drivers must be installed on the Receiver system.
  5.      Consider disabling the Remote USB feature on a Windows Remote Boost Receiver. If the Wacom USB connection is made after the Remote Boost connection is established, the Wacom device will be captured and exported to the Sender.
  6.      Wacom Tablet controls allow the user to specify application specific behavior on the Receiver.   Since Wacom controls on the Sender are not available, this feature is not supported for Sender applications. Changing Wacom tablet controls on the Receiver will apply to all Sender applications.
  7.      Some Wacom devices are touch enabled. This may cause the Receiver to use the touch interface or it may cause interference with pen events. Consider disabling touch on the Wacom device.
  8.      Linux Receiver Solution
  9.      When installing the Remote Boost Receiver, do NOT use the "-legacyWacom" installer flag or answer yes when prompted to enable Legacy Wacom support. This will enable the older Linux Wacom solution, which will only work from Linux Receivers to Linux Senders.
  10.      Windows Sender Solution
  11.      Wacom drivers are not required on the Sender system.
  12.      If Wacom Tablet controls are available on the Sender, it will not show the device as being connected. Any adjustments to the Wacom device need to be done on the Receiver system.
  13.      Applications on the Sender need to be configured to use Windows Ink. Some applications can only use the Wacom Wintab API rather than Windows Ink. These applications will not work with this solution. Most pen enabled applications will use Windows Ink by default or can be configured to use Windows Ink. Many Windows applications will have improved support for Windows Ink in the most recent versions of the application.
  14.      When using the pen for input on the Sender, the cursor will often be displayed as a small dot. This is expected behavior.
  15.      Windows has a setting to cause the pen cursor to be hidden. Use Pen & Windows Ink controls in Windows Settings to specify desired behavior.
  16.      Linux Sender Solution
  17.      Wacom Tablet controls on the Sender will not show the device as being connected. Any adjustments to the Wacom device need to be done on the Receiver system.
  18.      Some GTK-based applications will require manual configuration to enable the virtual Wacom device. It will appear on configuration menus as "Remote Boost Wacom Tablet".


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What about remote usb on linux receiver?

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Still not supported.  We only support Remote USB on ThinPro and Windows for receiver and Windows on the sender.

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I've been testing the new version initially linux to linux, sender is HP Z840 running CentOS 7.6 and Receiver is Ubuntu 18.04. Application is Autodesk Flame 2020.3. While it does seem to work there is a problem for left handed users. Tablet on receiver operating system works properly and tablet orientation can be changed either with the Wacom Panel in settings or via script using xsetwacom commands in terminal. Once connected to sender the orientation reverts to normal and the tablet is no longer visible in the ubuntu settings app on the receiver. All other means of setting the tablet preferences on the reciever are also ineffective. As indicated the tablet does not show up on the sender in any of the usual places. This presents a problem for our left handed users. 


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