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What's New For 4.0

Kraken v4.0 introduces the following features and enhancements: 

  • Argon Interface with Confidence MonitoringThis version includes an enhanced user interface to provide a more streamlined and intuitive experience. The Argon design includes preview thumbnails of running streams and real time streaming statistics for confidence monitoring. 
    See Exploring the Web Interface
  • OS Update: Kraken's base operating system has been updated to Oracle Linux 9. 
  • User Analytics: Kraken users can now enable or disable the gathering of anonymous user analytic data originating from the client device. This user analytic data helps to direct future Kraken features and enhancements.  
    See Signing in to the Web Interface
  • Cryptography Library Update: The Cryptography Library in Kraken has been updated to OpenSSL 3.0.
  • Unified Streaming Output Module:  In version 4.0, Bypass, Transcoder, and Transcoder + Passthru stream modes all leverage the same Kraken Output module, providing unified streaming experience for Kraken Outputs for HLS, RTSP, and RTMP formats.  See Input Settings and Output Settings
  • HLS Output Support : In version 4.0, HLS PULL outputs are available in all stream routing modes (Bypass, Transcoder, and Transcoder + Passthru).  Preview these HLS outputs in the web with the Kraken preview player.
    See Output Settings
  • Retire hvrouted service:  In version 4.0, Kraken ceases using the Haivision router service, hvrouted, as a back-end service.  Routing behavior is maintained through use of a unified Kraken Output module.
  • Improved Stream Status Reporting: In version 4.0, the REST api provides a new endpoint enumerating the operational streaming status of configured Kraken Streams.
    See Streams List View
  • Retain 12M SEI Timestamps upon transcode: In version 4.0, transcoding between HEVC and H.264 (and vice-versa) now preserves the SMPTE 12M timestamp information.
  • TLS Version Update: In version 4.0, Kraken adds support for TLSv1.3, and depreciates selection and use of less-secure TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1 methods.
  • Certificate Alert: In version 4.0, certificates show an alert when within 30 days of expiration to account for best industry practices for shorter certificate viability.
    See Managing Certificates
  • VMware Version Requirement:  Kraken 4.0 supports VMware ESXi 7.0 hosts and later.
    See Kraken OVA Deployment Guide
  • Update Kraken Disk Partition Scheme: In version 4.0, Kraken uses an updated partitioning scheme following security best practices.

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