Due to a recent announcement by Microsoft, PlanetDDS/Apteryx will be taking a proactive approach to upgrading customers from XVCapture/DCV version 3.4 to version 3.5. If you are reading this announcement and are currently on DCV 3.4, this article is crucial to your practice's future capture capabilities. Here's more on why you should transition and how you can get the latest version of XVCapture/DCV.
Why Should You Upgrade?
Changes in Microsoft Transport Layer Security (TLS) Encryption
XVCapture/DCV uses an encryption protocol known as TLS. Per Microsoft's Announcement, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 will soon be disabled by default in all versions of Windows as soon as September 2023. In XVCapture/DCV Version 3.4, TLS 1.0 is used as the primary form of file encryption – whereas in XVCapture/DCV Version 3.5, the more sustainable, secure, and updated TLS 2.0 is used as the primary form of file encryption. You may be able to re-enable this in Windows but, it is inevitable that Microsoft will phase out TLS 1.0 entirely in the future. As I’m sure you can imagine, for this reason alone, it’s highly advisable to book your upgrade to XVCapture/DCV 3.5 as soon as you can! Click the link below and a technician will reach out to you on your scheduled day and time.
You can read more about why Microsoft is phasing this out in their announcement in the link below:
Enhancements to XVCapture
Over the years, PlanetDDS has made many improvements to the XVCapture/DCV platform and continues to do so. Some of the major improvements we would like to highlight that are present in the 3.5 version you'll be upgrading to include:
- Added the ability to Forward DICOM Images in the background after capture
-this means that the forwarding dialogue typically present after selecting "Save & Go Back" will be performed in the background, freeing you up to view or capture images while we handle your forwarding behind the scenes.
- Fixed an issue where an image could be lost if it is removed from the DICOM Forwarding Queue
-this means that version 3.4 could potentially suffer from data loss if the database was modified before the image was finished saving to a more permanent storage location.
- Added ability to keep all endo images marked as “Primary”
-this was a common feature request with the Continuous Endo series where it would ghost (hide) all but the first and last images
- Resolved an issue where images taken in XVCapture 3.4 would display the incorrect measurements when viewed in XVCapture 3.5
- Added the CCB TWAIN plugin for improved TWAIN behavior
-this added a commonly requested feature of allowing TWAIN capture in Layouts/Progressions. CCB TWAIN is also undergoing continuous improvements to add more compatibility with more devices as time goes on
- Fixed an issue where Rayscan CBCT images would not return to XVCapture 3.5
- Fixed an issue where some CBCT images imported using the CT Importer would be squished in XVCapture 3.5
This fantastic list includes key enhancements to XVCapture 3.5 but, it does not contain all of the improvements and changes we've made to XVCapture between versions 3.4 and our current release. To read a detailed list of all improvements from XVCapture 3.4 to XVCapture 3.5 click the following link:
How Can I Upgrade?
We will be proactively reaching out to organizations we have identified as still using XVCapture/DCV version 3.4 in the coming weeks to migrate them to the latest version of XVCapture.
If we have not reached out to your organization and you would like to speed up your migration to the latest version, you can Submit a Support Ticket with the Subject "Migration from 3.4 to 3.5"
If you aren’t sure which capture stations have the soon-to-be obsolete 3.4 Version of XVCapture/DCV, open your capture software (how you normally do) to the main screen and see which version you’re on. (See red-boxed portion of screenshot below).
Or if you need to schedule a time to perform the upgrade that works best for your organization's schedule, click the link below and a technician will reach out to you on your scheduled day and time.