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Optional GSW ConnectBot License and Development Server (LADS) for Windows - May 30, 2023

LADS v1.41.031


LADS v1.41.031 GSW Licensing and Deployment Server v1.41.031

New Features:

  1. Added functionality to allow Dashalytics to read keyboards from LADS
  2. LADS was changed so Dashalytics can use HTTPS to retrieve user configurations from configs\download folder as needed

Defect Resolutions:

  1. In certain scenarios Port Connections to LADS are not closing when no longer in use Status: Fixed


GSW ConnectBot Software - December 05, 2023

GSW CB v2.9.186


GSW ConnectBot Software v2.9.185


GSW ConnectBot Software

V2.9.185


New Features:

  1. SAP GUI for HTML Enhancements

  2. Dynamic keyboard for the Enterprise Browser to display specific keyboards based off of the input type field.

  3. Zebra Link-OS printer support added.

  4. Printer name used instead of UUIDs to recognize a printer

  5. New set of GSW Keyboards to provide a more user-friendly layout with larger keys

  6. Opacity Control – Ability to enable/disable opacity control in GSW keyboards, added to global settings

  7. Full Screen in enterprise browser (swipe up / down on left side of screen to show toolbar)

  8. Keyboard show/hide buttons added

  9. Added ConnectBot version to LADS Licensing Screen

  10. Event 1202 added which is sent on disconnect from server (same structure as 1201)

Defect Resolutions:

  1. Crash when user backs out of the entire value in "Load URL timeout" crash.

Status: Resolved

  1. Android and GSW Keyboard showing in browser

Status: Resolved

  1. Tag field in Upload and Download Configuration screens dropdown button hidden with long configuration names.

Status: Resolved

  1. GSW Keyboard not displaying properly with multiline input field on webpages

Status: Resolved

  1. Configuration Upload status progress not displayed

Status: Resolved

  1. Browser screen not staying awake

Status: Resolved

  1. Accepting Cookie causing crash with SOTI MDM

Status: Resolved

  1. GSW ConnectBot not allowing Keyence Scan Hooks scanner control

Status: Resolved




GSW ConnectBot Software - February 28, 2023

GSW CB v2.9.139


GSW ConnectBot Software

V2.9.139


New Features:

  1. Chat Host automatically created on new install of GSW ConnectBot

  2. High Priority Chat and user replies added to both chat types. (User response is message ID 1600)

  3. Support for multi-row keys in keyboards. 


Defect Resolutions:

  1. Fixes regarding admin/work mode

Status: Resolved




GSW ConnectBot Software - December 23, 2022

GSW CB v2.9.127


GSW ConnectBot Software

V2.9.127


New Features:

  1. Suppport for eBARCODE was added - eBARCODE allows for scan key to be added to the original Android Keyboards to facilitate scanning with the devices's scanner/camera

  2. Support for automatic provisiong through config.xml file

  3. Enhancements for Dashalytics Support

Defect Resolutions:

  1. Two Tap Screen shot now creates folder in LADS using Android ID instead of MAC address since Android 11 does not report MAC address

Status: Resolved



Optional GSW ConnectBot License and Development Server (LADS) for Windows - December 23, 2022

LADS v1.41.023


GSW Licensing and Deployment Server v1.41.023


New Features:

  1. Enhancements for Dashalytics Support
  2. UDP datagram for Multicast support using port 10011

Defect Resolutions

  1. Registry settings not maintained during upgrade of GSW LADS

Status: Resolved



GSW ConnectBot Software - August 29, 2022

GSW CB v2.9.115


GSW ConnectBot Software

V2.9.115


New Features:

  1. TE (SSH and Telnet Connections) Scan Logging Support
    • Honeywell
    • Zebra
    • Datalogic Automatically configures DataWedge profile for GSW ConnectBot TE & Web
  1. HTTP Server in GSW Connectbot The user is able to enable/disable from global config settings. This setting is saved on the device and is permanent unless changed. But it is not uploaded to LADS with a "Config Upload" This is required while using Dashalytics with GSW ConnectBot.

    GSW ConnectBot / Dashalytics Features enabled by the HTTP Server

    • Notifications to GSW ConnectBot from Dashalytics (used in messaging)
    • Ping to GSW ConnectBot (Easily locate devices with a 2-second vibration, and audible sound) from Dashalytics
    • Request detailed battery information
    • Configure BI messages sent to Dashalytics
      • Release License from Dashalytics
  2. Added support for GPS tracking while the GSW ConnectBot is in the background / the device is locked. This shows a notification that contains the device's GPS coordinates (required for privacy regulations).

    This feature can be enabled/disabled in the Global settings.

  3. GSW Web Browers setting allows to enable and disable the home button. Sets whether the WebView should enable the Home button (enabled/disabled)

  4. Support characters in Unicode that require low and high surrogates this also allows support for emojis

  5. Text changes to licensing screen in Demo Mode with proper notification text


Defect Resolutions:

  1. GSW Connectbot Automatic logon does not work connecting to Linux systems where the “keyboard-interactive” authentication method " is used (GSW Connectbot version 2.9.071 and earlier).

Status: Resolved

  1. Work mode switching to Admin mode after launching the host connection.

Status: Resolved


Important Notes:



Optional GSW ConnectBot License and Development Server (LADS) for Windows - January 25, 2022

LADS v1.41.003


  1. Business Intelligence Events

    • New Business Intelligence event – 100100.
    • When any Device Telemetry Data variables change, this event is generated.
    • Battery Status Event 2000 parameter added to indicate charging status.
  2. GSW ConnectBot has Demo mode when unlicensed or has an invalid license. Demo mode is fully functional, and after 30 minutes all connections are closed. Demo mode can be run unlimited times for evaluation only. Demo mode is not intended for production environments.

  3. GSW LADS v1.41.003 now includes a 30 day Temporary License, and can issue 10 Temporary GSW ConnectBot licenses.

  4. GSW ConnectBot will show Temporary and Permanent licenses and the licensing process – either Manual or LADS



GSW ConnectBot Software - February 01, 2022

GSW CB v2.9.070


  1. Business Intelligence Events

    • New Business Intelligence event – 100100.
    • When any Device Telemetry Data variables change, this event is generated.
    • Battery Status Event 2000 parameter added to indicate charging status.
  2. GSW ConnectBot has Demo mode when unlicensed or has an invalid license. Demo mode is fully functional, and after 30 minutes all connections are closed. Demo mode can be run unlimited times for evaluation only. Demo mode is not intended for production environments.

  3. GSW LADS v1.41.003 now includes a 30 day Temporary License, and can issue 10 Temporary GSW ConnectBot licenses.

  4. GSW ConnectBot will show Temporary and Permanent licenses and the licensing process – either Manual or LADS

  5. Business Intelligence message code 5000 added. Reports scan data from browser-connections using the GSW Unified Scanner code



GSW ConnectBot Software - January 25, 2022

GSW CB v2.9.069


  1. Business Intelligence Events

    • New Business Intelligence event – 100100.
    • When any Device Telemetry Data variables change, this event is generated.
    • Battery Status Event 2000 parameter added to indicate charging status.
  2. GSW ConnectBot has Demo mode when unlicensed or has an invalid license. Demo mode is fully functional, and after 30 minutes all connections are closed. Demo mode can be run unlimited times for evaluation only. Demo mode is not intended for production environments.

  3. GSW LADS v1.41.003 now includes a 30 day Temporary License, and can issue 10 Temporary GSW ConnectBot licenses.

  4. GSW ConnectBot will show Temporary and Permanent licenses and the licensing process – either Manual or LADS



GSW ConnectBot Software - December 09, 2021

GSW CB v2.9.062


GSW ConnectBot 2.9.062. - December 10, 2021

Compatibility Notes -

Important if GSW ConnectBot version 2.8.085+ configuration includes web hosts (http, https), and is uploaded to GSW LADS, it must NOT be downloaded to earlier versions of GSW ConnectBot. If a web host configuration is downloaded on an earlier version and launched or edited - the GSW ConnectBot Application will crash.

Major GSW ConnectBot/LADs Feature Release

  1. Added enhancements to Apache Cordova support for scanners made by these manufacturers:
    • Honeywell
    • Zebra
    • Keyence
    • CipherLab
    • Datalogic
    • GSW Unified Scanner API for devices (One API for all supported manufacturers)


  1. Created live demo/example site for GSW ConnectBot Apache Cordova Support

  2. Enhancements to GSW LADS - Use v1.40.025.

  3. Configurable auto discovery using the Automatic Provisioning enabled/disabled switch in the Global Settings.

  4. Battery Alert toggle added to the global settings to enable / disable alerts.

  5. Additional improvements to ITSMobile Enhancements.

  6. Help Menu updated with quick setup guide.

  7. GSW LADS Auto Discovery menu added if GSW LADS is not discoverable

Defect Resolutions:

  1. Download configuration could cause crash if HTTP/HTTPS host(s) is/are connected. STATUS: FIXED
  2. Occasional crashes if GSW LADS configured for use but unreachable. STATUS: FIXED
  3. Nickname of host name changing when connection IP/URL Changed. STATUS: FIXED
  4. Cordova audio media capture crashing on some android versions STATUSL: FIXED


GSW ConnectBot Software - November 04, 2021

GSW CB v2.9.034


GSW ConnectBot 2.9.034. - November 5, 2021

Compatibility Notes -

Important if GSW ConnectBot version 2.8.085+ configuration includes web hosts (http, https), and is uploaded to GSW LADS, it must NOT be downloaded to earlier versions of GSW ConnectBot. If a web host configuration is downloaded on an earlier version and launched or edited - the GSW ConnectBot Application will crash.

Major GSW ConnectBot/LADs Feature Release

  1. Added enhancements to Apache Cordova support for scanners made by these manufacturers:
    • Honeywell
    • Zebra
    • Keyence
    • CipherLab
    • GSW Unified Scanner API for devices (One API for all supported manufacturers)


  1. Created live demo/example site for GSW ConnectBot Apache Cordova Support

  2. Enhancements to GSW LADS - Use v1.40.025.

  3. Configurable auto discovery using the Automatic Provisioning enabled/disabled switch in the Global Settings.

  4. Additional improvements to ITSMobile Enhancements.

Defect Resolutions:

  1. Download configuration could cause crash if HTTP/HTTPS host(s) is/are connected. STATUS: FIXED
  2. Occasional crashes if GSW LADS configured for use but unreachable. STATUS: FIXED
  3. Nickname of host name chaging when connection IP/URL Changed. STATUS: FIXED


GSW ConnectBot Software - November 02, 2021

GSW CB v2.9.021


Please see version 2.9.034.



GSW ConnectBot LADS - May 06, 2021

LADS v1.40.024


GSWConnectbot 2.8.010 Release notes.

This version of GSWConnecbot requires GSWLADS 1.40.024 Licenses are automatically returned and renewed to the Georgia SoftWorks License and Deployment based on the preconfigured license lease duration. (default 3 days) Support added to allow for customized configuration of the zero-touch behavior. In particular one can configure the LADS server address and the name of the configuration to be automatically downloaded.

Resolved: The host editor has been fixed to eliminate a number of short comings manifesting themselves when user changes from one protocol to another.

Georgia Softworks License and Deployment Server (LADS) Added GSW License Manager. This allows the System Administrator to immediately return a client license to the license pool in the event the client was reset to factory settings or damaged and cannot return its license. The GSW License manager will display the current number of licenses purchased from Georgia SoftWorks and the number of licenses that are still available.

Added new license behavior where license is automatically returned to the license pool based on the duration of the license lease interval.

*** Due to Google Android Security Updates Unable to update GSW CBot from 2.7.067 to 2.8.008 on Android 11 from LADS had to manually place .apk in files on device to install update.

***Unable to Get License with GSW CBot version 2.8.008 from LADS ver 1.39.0045



GSW ConnectBot Software - October 01, 2021

GSW CB v2.8.085


GSWConnectbot 2.8.085 Release notes. - October 1, 2021

Compatibility Notes - Important If GSW ConnectBot version 2.8.085 configuration includes web hosts (http, https), and is uploaded to GSW LADS, it must NOT be download to earlier versions of GSW ConnectBot. If a web host configuration is downloaded on an earlier version and launched or edited - the GSW ConnectBot Application will crash.

This version of GSWConnecbot requires GSWLADS 1.40.024 GSW ConnectBot Features

Georgia Softworks License and Deployment Server (LADS) No changes in GSW LADS - Use v1.40.024

*** Due to Google Android Security Updates Unable to update GSW CBot from 2.7.067 to 2.8.010 on Android 11 from LADS had to manually place .apk in files on device to install update.

***Unable to Get License with GSW CBot version 2.8.010 from LADS ver 1.39.0045



GSW ConnectBot Software - May 07, 2021

GSW CB v2.8.010


GSWConnectbot 2.8.010 Release notes.

***If using GSW ConnectBot version 2.8.010 with GSW ConnectBot LADS, you must install or upgrade to LADS version 1.40.024

This version of GSWConnecbot requires GSWLADS 1.40.024 Licenses are automatically returned and renewed to the Georgia SoftWorks License and Deployment based on the preconfigured license lease duration. (default 3 days) Support added to allow for customized configuration of the zero-touch behavior. In particular one can configure the LADS server address and the name of the configuration to be automatically downloaded.

Resolved: The host editor has been fixed to eliminate a number of short comings manifesting themselves when user changes from one protocol to another.

Georgia SoftWorks License and Deployment Server (LADS) Added GSW License Manager. This allows the System Administrator to immediately return a client license to the license pool in the event the client was reset to factory settings or damaged and cannot return its license. The GSW License manager will display the current number of licenses purchased from Georgia SoftWorks and the number of licenses that are still available.

Added new license behavior where license is automatically returned to the license pool based on the duration of the license lease interval.

*** Due to Google Android Security Updates Unable to update GSW CBot from 2.7.067 to 2.8.008 on Android 11 from LADS had to manually place .apk in files on device to install update.

***Unable to Get License with GSW CBot version 2.8.008 from LADS ver 1.39.0045

***If using GSW ConnectBot version 2.8.010 with GSW ConnectBot LADS, you must install or upgrade to LADS version 1.40.024



GSW ConnectBot LADS - November 17, 2020

LADS v1.39.0045


Fixed Version referenced in Log Files



GSW ConnectBot LADS

LADS v1.39.0043


Major GSW ConnectBot/LADs Feature Release

  1. Zero Touch Deployment: Configure one device, automatically deploy to all others

  2. GSW default keyboards added: Several nice looking custom keyboards included

  3. GSW Custom Keyboards: Build your own keyboards, number of keys, colors, etc using XML files.

  4. Screen Recognition Screen recognition foundation implemented so specific screens can be recognized and automatically use specific keyboards. Ask GSW about customization.

  5. Business Intelligence
    GSW GSW ConnectBot/LADs has raw data that can be used for assessing business operations for everything from battery levels to number of keyboards used. Ask GSW about customization.



GSW ConnectBot Software - October 01, 2020

GSW CB v2.7.066


Major GSW ConnectBot/LADs Feature Release

  1. Zero Touch Deployment:
    Configure one device, automatically deploy to all other devices

  2. GSW default keyboards added.
    Several nice looking custom keyboards included

  3. GSW Custom Keyboards
    Build your own keyboards, number of keys, colors, etc using XML files.

  4. Screen Recognition
    Screen recognition foundation implemented so specific screens can be recognized and automatically use specific keyboards. Ask GSW about customization.

  5. Business Intelligence
    GSW GSW ConnectBot/LADs has raw data that can be used for assessing business operations for everything from battery levels to number of keyboards used. Ask GSW about customization.



GSW ConnectBot Software - June 12, 2020

GSW CB v2.7.020


GSW ConnectBot 2.7.0020 New Features:

  1. Macro support in Automatic Response Fields

Defect Resolutions:

  1. GSW ConnectBot launches from Install dialog in User Mode instead of Admin Mode

Status: Fixed



GSW ConnectBot Software - April 18, 2020

GSW CB v2.7.016


Internal improvements to the application.



GSW ConnectBot Software - November 05, 2019

GSW CB v2.7.004


  1. Per Google requirements we target SDK 28
  2. We have added the capability and configuration option to hide the scroller widget


GSW ConnectBot LADS - March 01, 2020

LADS v.1.39.0033


GSW LADS 1.39.0033 Defect Resolutions

  1. Configuration parameter szBindIPv4Address is ignored in the datagram-based discovery process

Status: Fixed

  1. New LADS install does not respond properly

Status: Fixed



GSW ConnectBot LADS - November 05, 2019

LADS v1.39.0029


Miscellaneous fixes and improvements to logging



GSW ConnectBot LADS

v1.39.0028


GSW LADS 1.39.0033 Defect Resolutions

  1. Configuration parameter szBindIPv4Address is ignored in the datagram-based discovery process

Status: Fixed

  1. New LADS install does not respond properly

Status: Fixed



GSW ConnectBot Software - April 18, 2020

v2.7.0016


Changed as per google https requirements



GSW ConnectBot Software - June 12, 2020

v2.7.020


GSW ConnectBot 2.7.0020 New Features:

  1. Macro support in Automatic Response Fields

Defect Resolutions:

  1. GSW ConnectBot launches from Install dialog in User Mode instead of Admin Mode

Status: Fixed




GSW ConnectBot LADS - June 12, 2020

v1.39.0033


GSW LADS 1.39.0033 Defect Resolutions

  1. Configuration parameter szBindIPv4Address is ignored in the datagram-based discovery process

Status: Fixed

  1. New LADS install does not respond properly

Status: Fixed




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