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Rental Beam is growing day by day. Thanks to all the excellent suggestions from our Customers, we are always at work adding new features, new devices and improving the entire Rental Beam system. Updates, additions and improvements are listed here.

Product Name Change - 2016-09-01

To prevent confusion the name of the Region Listener product has been changed to "Rental Beam Region Listener for CasperLet".

Overriding the Rental Area - 2016-05-10

You may now override the Area (or size) of the Rental as displayed by Rental Beam. Normally the Area is reported for the location of the Rental Device. However this may not be correct when the Rental Device is located on a separate sub-parcel or in a different location altogether. This new feature allows you to enter an explicit size that will be used in Web Listings and In-World Vendors instead of the Detected Area.

Personal Profile and System Notice Preferences - 2016-05-06

Important changes in the Personal Profile Tool on the Rental Beam web site. You can now pick and choose which of the Rental Beam System Notices you will receive and by what method.

Resetting the Rental Location in the View and Manage Tool - 2016-05-04

Following the changes in how a Rental's Location is displayed (2016-05-01), we have now added the ability to Reset the Rental's Teleport Location to be the same as the Rental Device Location. The Location shown in the View and Manage Listing has been extended to include an extra (box) link that will open a Land Info box directly on the Rental Device's location rather than the Teleport Location.

Rental Status Mirror v2.2.09 - 2016-05-03

This version adds the Teleport (World) Map feature recently added to the Rental Vendor. Specifics on displaying the Teleport Map on the Rental Status Mirror are found on the Rental Status Mirror Settings page.

Rental Location in View and Manage - 2016-05-01

The View and Manage tool allows you to see and edit a number of settings for all of your Rentals. This most recent update changes the way the Rental Location is displayed in the list of Rentals. Previously the display showed the Region Name and Location in plain text. The display now shows up in boldface text if the location of the Rental Device is different than the Teleport Location shown. There is also a new Reset Teleport Location to Device Location option in the Bulk Changes panel. See the page "Setting a Different Teleport Location" for complete information on how the Teleport Location can be different from the location of the Rental Device.

Rental Vendor v2.2.23 - 2016-04-19

An issue was identified that could cause the Rental Vendor to silently "Stall" or "Freeze". An update was sent to all registered owners of the Rental Vendor. It is absolutely imperative that you update your Rental Vendors to this version. The update package included a Notecard that explains in detail how to update your Rental Vendors. Please contact Darrius Gothly if you did not receive an Update Package.

CasperLet Region Listener v2.2.14 - 2016-03-30

This version of the Region Listener rolls all updates and fixes into one version. If you are using ANY prior version of the Region Listener then it is recommended that you update to this version (released on 14-Apr-2016). Specifically versions 2.2.07, 2.2.08, 2.2.10, 2.2.12 and 2.2.13 must be replaced with this version. Version 2.2.11 may still be used however we strongly recommend you update anyway as version 2.2.14 fixes a known issue with network bandwidth overuse.

CasperLet Region Listener v2.2.11 - 2015-12-09

An issue was discovered with the Region Listener when there is only ONE CasperLet Rental Device on the Region. The prior version v2.2.10 would cause that rental to be marked as "Silent" or "Stalled". This update fixes that specific issue. This is an optional update and is only needed if you have any Region Listeners with only ONE rental device on the same Region.

Rental Vendor v2.2.21 - 2015-12-09

This update addresses an issue with memory limitations and Vendor crashes. This is a recommended update for all Rental Vendors in use.

Rental Status Mirror v2.2.07 - 2015-12-09

This update addresses stability and Region Restart issues that could cause the Rental Status Mirror to remain offline or to lose its Paired Rental. This is a recommended update for all Rental Status Mirrors in use.

CasperLet Region Listener v2.2.10 - 2015-11-17

The CasperLet Region Listener is a 1-prim device designed to connect to every CasperLet Rental Device on a Region and then relay information about each device to Rental Beam. It eliminates the need for a Plugin Script in each rental device and makes it much easier to add, remove and update rentals. The new version (v2.2.10) of the Region Listener has been optimized to handle the largest of installations; it is now able to handle up to 250 rental devices on a Region. It is also much better at managing its communication with the Rental Beam database and has totally eliminated the chance of HTTP Overflow even in worst case conditions.

This update to the Region Listener is a Recommended Update. If your existing Region Listeners are working correctly then you do not need to update. However if you have had to reset scripts on a Region Listener, or it has reported as "Stalled" (using the Region Listeners page on the Rental Beam web site) then you should replace it with this version.

View and Manage - 2015-11-11

We have received a lot of very excellent suggestions for ways to improve the List All Rentals and Manage Rentals pages. The result is a brand new page we call View and Manage. The top of the page is a section that is used to narrow or "Filter" the rentals displayed. The list of rentals includes the ability to set the Custom Image and Notes for each rental. At the bottom is a section that can be used to make changes to the rentals selected from the list. We've tried to put just about every function you need in one place. We hope you'll like it.

CasperLet and hippoRENT Plugin Scripts - 2015-10-31

The first major and MANDATORY update to the Plugin Scripts for Rental Beam has been released on October 31st, 2015. This update is MANDATORY for many reasons, not the least of which is the introduction of our new Rental Beam Viral Update technology. Full details on how to properly update the Rental Beam Plugin Scripts can be found at Updating Rental Beam.

Rental Vendor - 2015-10-31

The Rental Vendor for Rental Beam contains a number of new features including "Sensor Mode" and our new Viral Update technology. This is a MANDATORY update. Instructions for performing the update are found at Updating Rental Beam. Details on the new Viral Update technology are found at Rental Beam Viral Update.

Rental Status Mirror - 2015-10-31

The Rental Status Mirror for Rental Beam contains a number of new features and fixes. It also includes our new Viral Update technology. This is a MANDATORY update. Instructions for performing the update are found at Updating Rental Beam. Details on the new Viral Update technology are found at Rental Beam Viral Update.

Real-time Owner Statistics Panel - 2015-10-31

Rental Beam keeps track of a lot of information about your Rentals. We know that you like keeping tabs on that information too, so we've released a handy new device called the Real-time Owner Statistics Panel that displays four of the most important details about your business: Most Recent Rental Transactions, Rentals Expiring Soon, Most Clicked Rental Listings and Rental Status Counts by Region. Full details are found at Real-time Owner Statistics.

Large Parcel Pack and SkyBox Pack - 2015-10-26

Rental Beam is designed to fit into almost any rental situation feasible, but that often leads to confusion too. So we've released two "Packs" that contain a recommended collection of Rental Beam components. The Large Parcel Pack is designed for Landlords that primarily rent Land-Based locations such as Private Parcels, whole or partial Regions, or any situation in which there is one rental device per Land Parcel. The SkyBox Pack is designed for Landlords that have multiple rentals per Parcel such as when renting a collection of Skyboxes that are all contained on the same Parcel.

The two Packs include the basic Rental Beam Main System, the CasperLet Region Listener and an appropriate Vendor. The Large Parcel Pack includes the Rental Status Mirror; the SkyBox Pack contains the Rental Vendor. See the Wiki documentation for each of those products for full details.

Rental Status Mirror Add-On - 2015-10-15

The Rental Status Mirror is an In-World device designed to help advertise your Rentals, but is primarily intended for Landlords that rent large Parcels or entire Sims. It is "Paired" to one specific Rental then tracks (or "Mirrors") that Rentals Status and changes. When a Rental is begun or ended, when the Rental is Locked or Reserved by you, or when you update any of its Rental Details (such as Price, Land Impact, etc.) the Rental Status Mirror immediately updates its display in real-time. Full details are found at Rental Status Mirror.

Rental Beam v2.2.04 - 2015-10-10

This update to the main Rental Beam system includes enhancements to the Plugin Scripts for both hippoRENT and CasperLet. This update is Optional; it is not a required update. This new version of the Plugin Script includes additional details that are used to provide "Rental Time Left" on the List All Rentals report. Full details of this new feature are found at Color Coding for Rental Time Remaining.

Rental Time Left - 2015-10-09

The List All Rentals report now includes the amount of time left for Rented properties. The report adds color coding to the "Rented" section of the report. Full details of the new color coding are found at Color Coding for Rental Time Remaining.

Rentals and Changes arranged by Region / Rental Name - 2015-10-06

The Rentals and Changes report now has two separate report displays. The default report displays all Rentals and Changes arranged by date with the most recent changes shown first. The new Rentals and Changes by Region / Rental report displays all Rentals and Changes arranged by Region Name and then by Rental Name within that Region. Full details of the new report format can be found at Rentals and Changes by Region / Date.

Tenant Name on List All Rentals Report - 2015-10-03

The "Rented" section of the List All Rentals report now includes the Tenant Name. Clicking on the Tenant's Name will open their Profile in your SL Viewer. Full details of the report are found at List All Rentals.

Rental Beam Wiki Documentation on a Prim - 2015-10-03

The entire Rental Beam Wiki is now available In-World on a Prim. A free copy is available at the Rental Beam HQ and is described at Rental Beam Wiki In-World.

Region Listeners for CasperLet Rentals - 2015-10-01

Announcing the DEATH of the Plugin Script. If you are using the CasperLet Rental Management system then you have a new option that will save you tons of time. The CasperLet Region Listener is rezzed anywhere on a Region. It will then "hear" and report every single CasperLet Rental Device you own on that Region to Rental Beam. Full details are found at Rental Beam Region Listener.

Rental Beam Wiki Documentation - 2015-09-30

Full documentation for Rental Beam has now been moved to an online Wiki. Everything you wanted to know about Rental Beam is contained here.

Rental Beam Rental Vendors - 2015-09-26

Rental Vendors are an important part of any Rental Marketing System such as Rental Beam. We are pleased to say that we have the best available. Rental Vendors let you select from a wealth of options, set display and operation features, and do it all from the Rental Vendor Settings page on the web site. Full details are found at Rental Vendor.