Neat devices: Previous Feature Release Notes Archive

Last updated October 27, 2021

The following is a catalog of previous firmware releases for Neat devices. Each section lists the Neat firmware versions, the corresponding Zoom software versions and a brief summary of the features present in the release.

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Note: The current Stable version is version 20211012 release.

Previous releases

1. Release Name and Date: Neat Pad ONLY version 20210922, October 4, 2021

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar firmware: NFB1.20210817.1033 (unchanged from 20210817 release)
Neat Board firmware: NFC1.20210817.1033 (unchanged from 20210817 release)
Neat Pad firmware: NFA1.20210922.0002
Zoom Rooms: 5.7.0 (1439) (unchanged from 20210817 release)
Zoom Rooms Controller: 5.7.3 (742)

Features in this release

Please note that this software release only applies to the Neat Pad. The software releases running on your Neat Bar and Neat Board will be unchanged and they will remain on the 20210817 release.

Full release notes can be found here: https://support.neat.no/article/neat-pad-version-20210922-release-notes/

  • Support for Neat Bar Pro during out-of-box (OOB) installation

2. Release Name and Date: version 20210817. August 25, 2021

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar firmware: NFB1.20210817.1033
Neat Board firmware: NFC1.20210817.1033
Neat Pad firmware: NFA1.20210817.1121
Zoom Rooms: 5.7.0 (1439)
Zoom Rooms Controller: 5.7.0 (692)

Features in the release

Full release notes can be found here: https://support.neat.no/article/neat-devices-version-20210817-release-notes/

  • Smart Gallery (beta) and Auto-framing with Multi-focus framing

3. Release Name and Date: version 20210802. August 4, 2021

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar firmware: NFB1.20210802.1428
Neat Board firmware: NFC1.20210802.1428
Neat Pad firmware: NFA1.20210802.1628
Zoom Rooms: 5.6.7.1297
Zoom Rooms Controller: 5.6.7 (621)

Features in the release

This is an improvement/bug-fix release. There are no new features in this release.

Full release notes can be found here: https://support.neat.no/article/neat-devices-version-20210802-release-notes/


4. Release Date: June 30, 2021

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar firmware: NFB1.20210624.1439
Neat Board firmware: NFC1.20210624.1439
Neat Pad firmware: NFA1.20210615.0034
Zoom Rooms: 5.6.7.1297
Zoom Rooms Controller: 5.6.7 (621)

Features in the June 2021 release

Full release notes can be found here: https://support.neat.no/article/neat-devices-june-2021-release-notes/

  • Android 10 operating system for Neat Bar and Neat Board
  • People count on Neat Pad running as a Scheduling Display
  • Support for Japanese keyboard
  • Auto-framing: subject boundary (beta)
  • Remote access enhancements (beta)
  • Improved beamforming for Neat Board

5. Release Date: May 4, 2021

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar firmware: NFB1.20210415.0006
Neat Board firmware: NFC1.20210415.0019
Neat Pad firmware: NFA1.20210415.0035
Zoom Rooms 5.6.0.1082
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.6.0 (496)

Features in the May 2021 release

Full release notes can be found here: https://support.neat.no/article/neat-devices-may-2021-release-notes/

  • New Mounting Guide for Snap-on
  • Remote Access enhancements (beta)
  • Full support for Auto framing: Individuals (aka Neat Symmetry)

6. Release Date: February 18, 2021

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20210213.0007
Neat Board version NFC1.20210213.0020
Neat Pad version NFA1.20210213.0033
Zoom Rooms 5.5.0.926
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.5.0 (388)

Features in the February 2021 release

Full release notes can be found here: https://support.neat.no/article/neat-devices-february-2021-release-notes/

  • Neat Sense (beta)
  • Auto framing: Individuals (beta)
  • Disable Automatic Updates (beta)
  • Remote Access enhancements (beta)
  • Audio support for Neat Board HDMI local input

7. Release Date: November 24, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20201119.0006
Neat Board version NFC1.20201119.0019
Neat Pad version NFA1.20201119.0034
Zoom Rooms 5.3.0 (558)
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.3.0 (214)

Features in the November 2020 release

  • Music Mode (beta)
  • Dual Display with Zoom Room Touch support (beta)
  • Administrator Remote Web Access (beta)
  • Camera: Light Exposure Handling Optimization
  • 5Ghz WiFi Handling Improvements

8. Release Date: October 28, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20201022.1414
Neat Pad version NFA1.20201022.1425
Zoom Rooms 5.2.0 (243)
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.2.0 (92)

Features in the October 2020 release

  • Auto Framing Improvements
  • Additional Camera Zoom Capability (6X, 8X)
  • Auto Proxy / PAC File Support
  • HDMI Input Hot-plug Issue Resolved
  • System Settings Pairing Indicator

9. Release Date: September 30, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20200928.1924
Neat Pad version NFA1.20200928.1818
Zoom Rooms 5.2.0 (243)
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.2.0 (92)

Features in the September 2020 release

There were no new Neat features added in this release.


10. Release Date: August 27, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20200826.0036
Neat Pad version NFA1.20200826.0029
Zoom Rooms 5.1.2 (35624.0822)
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.1.2 (978.0822)

Features in the August 2020 release

  • Addition of Preview Software Channel
  • Camera Tuning and Autoframing Optimizations
  • Reduced Audio Latency
  • Improved Echo Cancellation
  • Background Noise Reduction
  • Network Configuration Improvements
  • Auto-wake up improvements
  • NTP Settings Relocated in Setup Menu

11. Release Date: July 6, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20200706.0036
Neat Pad version NFA1.20200706.0027
Zoom Rooms 5.0.5 (14459.0704)
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.0.5 (898.0703)

Features in the July 2020 release

  • Auto-framing (beta)
  • Full WiFi Support on Neat Bar (beta)
  • Neat Bar Support for Touch-enabled Displays
  • Zoom Device Manager (ZDM) Functionality Improvements
  • Proxy Support Improvements
  • Improved Automatic Audio Gain Control
  • Noise Reduction improvements
  • Echo Cancellation improvements
  • Improved Comfort Noise

12. Release Date: June 15, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20200615.1757
Neat Pad version NFA1.20200615.1817
Zoom Rooms 5.0.2 (14311.0524)
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.0.2 (847.0523)

Features in the June 2020 release

  • WiFi Support on Neat Bar (required Ethernet for setup)
  • Auto-wake up (beta)
  • Improved Microphone Calibration
  • Increase Top-end Audio Volume
  • Audio Sharing via HDMI (previously video only)
  • Camera Pan / Tilt / Zoom Position Retained After Reboot
  • Factory Reset from Neat Pad Settings
  • Reboot from Neat Pad Settings

13. Release Date: April 29, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20200428.1552
Neat Pad version NFA1.20200428.1552
Zoom Rooms 5.0.0
Zoom Rooms Controller 5.0.0

Features in April 29, 2020 release

There were no new Neat features in this release.


14. Release Date: April 19, 2020

Neat firmware versionsZoom software versions
Neat Bar version NFB1.20200418.0036
Neat Pad version NFA1.20200418.0030
Zoom Rooms 4.6.4
Zoom Rooms Controller 4.6.6

Features in the April 19, 2020 release

  • Neat Audio Processing (NAP)
  • Improved Out of Box Setup Wizard
  • HDMI Input Enabled
  • Camera Settings for both 60Hz and 50Hz power / lighting
  • Default NTP Server Address Changed to time.neat.no
  • DHCP Option 42 Support
  • Simplified Firewall Requirements
  • Various Settings Improvements

IMPORTANT NOTE

The firewall requirements on Neat Bar and Neat Pad differ depending on the firmware versions running on these devices. Until April 2020, Neat software versions required multiple network resources to be accessible for the initial configuration process. After April 2020, Neat simplified its network requirements. When Neat devices are shipped out from manufacturing locations, some may be running pre-April 2020 firmware.

For post-April 2020 releases, the network and firewall requirements are listed in this article: Network and Firewall Requirements for Neat devices.
If you however suspect that your device is running pre-April 2020 release (e.g your new device is not able to connect to network despite opening the necessary firewall ports), please reach out to support@neat.no for more information on network and firewall requirements.

All Neat devices will upgrade to the latest software version once connected to the network (unless you have deliberately disabled automatic upgrades).

All Neat Boards were manufactured after April 2020 and therefore will be running post-April 2020 release.