Dear Valued Partners,

BioStar 2 v2.8.9 is now available from our website. (Download)

Please check the below and keep using the latest version of BioStar 2.

New Features & Improvements

1. Stabilization of features for Mobile Access.

  • Displays user information, such as photo, department, title, and period on the Mobile Access Card.
  • Improves a user interface for resending Mobile Access Card.
    (Before v2.8.9)
    (From v2.8.9)

2. Indicate a guideline in the Visual Face Registration Page from the registration link when registering Visual Face on the mobile device.

3. Changed 'Email Contents' menu to the 'Email Setting'.

  • Before: Email Contents¬†
  • After: Email Setting

4. Updated the event log of the related scheduled unlock zones in the log list of Trigger & Action.

5. Updated some language resource files.

  • Japanese, Italian

6. Changed the names of db-converter log files.

Bug fixes

* Main bug fixes are mentioned below. Please check the attached revision note to find the left items.

  1. Extended auth mode gets disabled intermittently when multiple FaceStation F2 devices try to connect to the server simultaneously. (Affects version: v2.8.8)
  2. Punch logs were not displayed if the punch type was null in the updated individual reports by selecting the 'All Punches' option. (Affects version: v2.7.10)
  3. Punch logs were not recorded properly in the individual reports updated by selecting the 'All Punches' option. (Affects version: v2.7.10)
    • The 'Check In' log was only recorded in the report even though the user selected 'Check Out' on the T&A device.
  4. BioStar 2 could not connect with the TA database if using another port information other than the default port 1433 when installed using MS SQL Windows authentication. (Affects version: v2.7.14) (Relevant article)
  5. PIN authentication failed due to the device's default hash key transmission error. (Affects version: v2.4.0)
  6. If both user data registered with a face template and user data registered with a visual face template were sent to FaceStation 2 and FaceStation F2 at the same time, the authentication failed on FaceStation F2. (Affects version: v2.8.6)
  7. T&A device synchronization problems
    • Devices added in DEVICE menu were not synchronized with the TIME ATTENDANCE menu.
    • FaceLite added in DEVICE menu was not displayed in the T&A device list. (Affects version: v2.7.10)
    • Devices added in DEVICE menu were not displayed in the T&A device list because the value of device group ID became null due to a synchronization problem. (Affects version: v2.7.5)
  8. When starting the T&A service, a user was automatically signed out of BioStar 2 and was not able to sign in again. (Affects version: v2.8.4)
    • When accessing the T&A service while a user was signed in to BioStar 2, 'Unknown error. Check the log file for detailed information' error message was displayed.
  9. If clicking Apply in the SERVER menu after setting the Mobile Access option to 'Use', the setting was changed to 'Not uses'.