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Software PreRelease Version 5.8.520 (Q2, 2018)

Important!

  • This software version does not support Windows XP and several other operating systems. Full list of supported operating systems.
  • This version of the software requires that the .Net Framework version 4.6.1 is installed on the system. See more...
  • This software version does not contain the features (drivers, programs) necessary to work with an FD300 board. About software versions with FD300 board support see here.
  • One ForwardSoftware_Setup installer contains software for the following products: Forward T, Forward TS, Forward Goalkeeper, Forward Lite, Forward Office, Forward Referee, Forward Ingest.
  • Software that works with FD322, FD422, FD722, FD842 board contains the necessary features to work with the listed boards.
  • The software presented in this section can work with FD322, FD422, FD722, FD842 boards with any serial number.
  • The installer will install the full set of SoftLab-NSK codecs.

Important!

If you do not know which of our products you have a license for, please contact our technical support with your board number or HASP-key. How to find out your board's or HASP-key numbers you can see here.

Choose the software that you will be using and click the corresponding link to view the installation instructions.

 
Forward T (TN, TT, TA, TM, TP) - complete version for work with FD322, FD422, FD722, FD842 boards

  1. Insert the boards into the computer.
  2. Apply the licenses (registry files) necessary to work with your boards and software. See more...
  3. Install the components of the .Net Framework version 4.6.1. See more...
  4. If working with a Windows 8.1/Windows 10 operating system, you must activate the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 features. See more...
  5. Start the ForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.


  6. Restart your computer.

 

Forward TS (broadcasting, transcoding)

  1. Install the USB HASP-key drivers
  2. Important: It is necessary for you to plugin the HASP-key into the computer's USB drive. The rest of the installation must be completed with an inserted HASP-key.
  3. If the product set includes input/output boards, they must be installed before you install the software.
  4. Apply the licenses (registry files) necessary to work with your boards and software. See more...
  5. If working with a Windows Server type of operating system, additional adjustments need to be made. See more...
  6. Install the components of the .Net Framework version 4.6.1. See more...
  7. Start theForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.


  8. Restart your computer.

   

Forward T and Forward TS plugins

Plugins are additional program options for Forward T and Forward TS products, purchased separately.

A temporary (up to 3 months) license for any plugin is freely available. To obtain one, please contact our tech support with your board number or HASP-key. How to find out your board's number or HASP-key.

This installer contains the following plugins: AutoDetect, SLStreamCapture, SLNewsTitler, SLTelephone, SLNewsLine, RemoteOnAir, IPCamera, IPOut/ASIOut, IP2PostPlay, PostPlay Export, MXF Playback, SLScreenCapture, Srt2Teletext, SLSocials, APTO stream processing (Linear Acoustic), SLSplicer, SLSportTitler, SLAdsRemover.

  1. Install the most recent version of the ForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB), if not already installed.
  2. Apply the licenses (registry files) necessary to work with the selected plugins. See more...
  3. Start the ForwardPlugins (FTP, 44 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.

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  4. Restart your computer.

 

Forward Lite (broadcast preparation without a board)
Allows an unlimited amount of individual stations when working on preparing a broadcast. Does not include board drivers or any programs that require a board. The Forward Lite software is free.

  1. If working with a Windows Server type of operating system, additional adjustments need to be made. See more...
  2. Install the components of the .Net Framework version 4.6.1. See more...
  3. Start the ForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.


  4. Restart your computer.

The "board-less" mode is described in detail here (section "Viewing broadcast on a computer without a board. SLTitlePreview Program.").

    

Forward Goalkeeper

  1. Insert the boards into the computer.
  2. Apply the licenses (registry files) necessary to work with your boards and software. See more...
  3. If working with a Windows Server type of operating system, additional adjustments need to be made. See more...
  4. Install the components of the .Net Framework version 4.6.1. See more...
  5. Start the ForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.


  6. Restart your computer.

 

Forward Referee

  1. Insert the boards into the computer.
  2. Apply the licenses (registry files) necessary to work with your boards and software. See more...
  3. If working with a Windows Server type of operating system, additional adjustments need to be made. See more...
  4. Install the components of the .Net Framework version 4.6.1. See more...
  5. Start the ForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.


  6. Restart your computer.

  

Forward Ingest

  1. Insert the boards into the computer.
  2. Apply the licenses (registry files) necessary to work with your boards and software. See more...
  3. If working with a Windows Server type of operating system, additional adjustments need to be made. See more...
  4. Install the components of the .Net Framework version 4.6.1. See more...
  5. Start the ForwardSoftware (FTP, 182 MB) installer and follow its instructions. Choose the product in question when prompted.


  6. Restart your computer.

Others

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Video codecs set Separate installer of all SoftLab-NSK video codecs for 32-bit and 64-bit OS Download
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TSF and TS1 title script libraries

Separate installer of TSF and TS1 script template libraries, both free and commercial

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FTP, 2M

Examples (ZIP format)

Examples for the "Clock" and "Clock2" title objects in the FDTitleDesigner program and other examples

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Full documentation archive (ZIP format) All documentation in PDF format in one ZIP archive Download
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SDK (ZIP archive)

SDK set (from the developer) to design your own applications in one ZIP archive (documentation, included files, examples)

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HASP-key drivers for Forward TS products

Driver installer for HASP USB-key for Forward TS.

Usage in command line:
"full path to driver installer" /i
Example:
"F:\HASP\haspdinst.exe" /i

Download
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CodeMeter software

Base software for "APTO stream processing (Linear Acoustic)" plugin

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Last software versions with FD300 board support.

Please contact technical support to versions of the software with FD300 board support.