Vocera Collaboration Suite Release Notes

Version 3.8.1.2724 for Apple iOS

Updated: January 8, 2021

About Vocera Collaboration Suite

Vocera Collaboration Suite is a healthcare mobile application that provides real-time situational awareness and actionable patient data to inform clinical decisions so that care team members can easily communicate and collaborate, improving the experience of the patient and the caregiver.

For detailed documentation on Vocera Collaboration Suite, refer to Vocera Collaboration Suite.

For the previous versions of the release notes, refer to the Vocera Release Notes Library.

New and Enhanced Features

This release includes the following new and enhanced features and functionality.

New and Enhanced Features in Version 3.8.1

No new or enhanced features for this release.

New and Enhanced Features in Version 3.8.0

This release encompasses changes required by Apple to use its Notification Service Extension for all non-call related notifications. These changes require Vocera Messaging Platform version 5.5, Vocera Voice Server version 5.5, and iOS 13.3 or later. If a device is running this 3.8 version of VCS and an earlier version of iOS or the Messaging and Voice servers are earlier versions than 5.5, the experience will be as it was with the 3.7 version of the app.

Changes in Product Behavior

This release includes the following important changes.

Changes in Product Behavior in Version 3.8.1

No changes in product behavior for this release.

Changes in Product Behavior in Version 3.8.0

These changes require Vocera Messaging Platform version 5.5, Vocera Voice Server version 5.5, and iOS 13.3 or later. If a device is running this 3.8 version of VCS and an earlier version of iOS, or the Messaging and Voice servers are earlier versions than 5.5, the experience will be as it was with the 3.7 version of the app.

Device Requirements

You must be using a supported device and operating system to be able to run Vocera Collaboration Suite.

Note: You cannot use the Vocera Collaboration Suite app and the Vocera Secure Texting app on the same device.

Client OS Requirements

iOS 12 or later.

Vocera recommends that you do not upgrade to a new OS version until it has been validated to work correctly with Vocera Collaboration Suite. You will receive a tech alert bulletin when a new version is validated.

Enterprise Devices

Enterprise Devices are those on which Vocera does extensive device performance testing for voice quality and wireless connectivity. They are recommended for use in an enterprise environment.

Apple iPhone Models Supported

Any device that supports iOS 12 or later meets the specifications for our product. Quality of experience may vary based on manufacturer and device model. Vocera support for these devices is on a reasonable effort basis.

Fixed Issues

This release includes the following fixes.

Fixed Issues in Version 3.8.1

Fixed Issues in Version 3.8.0

Known Issues

This release includes the following known issues and limitations for versions of the Vocera Collaboration Suite running on Apple iOS operating systems.