READynamic

Release Notes

READynamic Version 3.2

December 11, 2017

New Features:

READynamic now supports a Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology from Sony DADC known as the User Rights Management Solution (URMS). URMS is designed to protect EPUB and PDF documents on Android and iOS mobile devices.

  • READynamic administrators may choose to enable URMS DRM protection for uploaded eBooks.
  • URMS protection may be set as required for all eBook uploads, or as optional. The system can also be configured to allow READynamic users to override this default for individual eBook files when they are uploaded to the system. If your READynamic system is set up by default to encrypt every eBook when it is uploaded, a user could turn the feature off so that a specific eBook could be uploaded without URMS encryption. And the alternative is also true—if your system is set up by default to not encrypt eBooks when they are uploaded, a user could select an option to make sure that a specific eBook is encrypted.
  • Administrators may set the default method for protecting uploaded eBooks, either URMS or the standard protection provided with READynamic. The Administrator can use either the READynamic server API or the administrator user interface for instances where uploaders do not request either protection method.
  • Content protected using URMS is stored securely with DRM protection on Android and iOS devices, and is secured against unauthorized copying by users from these devices.

URMS protection is an optional READynamic server entitlement. To use URMS, an access key from Datalogics is required, and it must be in place before installing the READynamic server.

READynamics now allows users to convert PDF eBooks to fixed-layout EPUB files when they are added to the system.

  • EPUB format allows for a better viewing and reading experience with the web browser viewer
  • Conversion to EPUB format is required for URMS protected eBook content. READynamic automatically converts PDF documents to EPUB when the eBook is encrypted using URMS.
  • It is also possible to convert a PDF document into an EPUB file without encrypting the eBook file using URMS. The user can select this option.

Enhancements:

  • Revised method for assigning rights and permissions to users.
  • Various performance improvements in viewing, scribbles (annotations) and other areas.
  • Updates and enhancements for portal and client branding ability.
  • Enhancements to reports.
  • Support for Single Sign-on (SSO) and Omniauth (OAuth) user authorization support has been added.
  • A variety of changes to fix bugs and resolve issues across different READynamic components.

READynamic Version 2.1

October 13, 2016

This release includes updates to the server back-end as well as the iOS and Android READynamic apps. We streamlined the server installation and upgrade process and added other feature enhancements related to book loans and content protection.

New Features:

  • All future releases of READynamic will be distributed as Docker containers. This simplifies the initial installation process and streamlines the steps needed to upgrade existing READynamic server platforms.
  • A new server configuration setting obfuscates eBook data, both on the server storage side and on the mobile client side. In obfuscating an eBook, the text is made unreadable to a user who is not an owner of the eBook, accessing the eBook through a loan, or reading the eBook as part of a group that has been assigned that eBook. This works as a means to prevent unauthorized sharing of titles. All new book uploads will automatically be obfuscated. Any eBooks that have already been uploaded to READynamic before this software release must be reprocessed before they can be obfuscated.
  • The owner of an eBook in READynamic can lend that title temporarily to other readers. This release updates how loaned books appear in the READynamic portal, to make it easier to tell the difference between owned books and books out on loan. It is also now easier to tell when a book loan will expire.

Enhancements:

  • READynamic now offers pages numbers in EPUB books to make it easier to track progress when reading through a text.
  • Added a license monitoring service so that Datalogics can better track expiration dates for server license keys, to make sure that service is not unintentionally interrupted for any users.