Citrix Workspace App 2212 and NSEPA – that’s what IGEL give as Christmas present to all Citrix users!

By Fredrik Brattstig @virtualbrat

21 December 2022
A few days later than we hoped for, but now IGEL has released a firmware with Citrix Workspace App 2212, it took some extra time as IGEL wanted to have the Citrix Ready certification for the NSEPA (Citrix Endpoint Analysis) published – Read the Citrix Ready Infopage here: https://citrixready.citrix.com/igel-technology/citrix-endpoint-analysis-for-igel-os.html

NSEPA has been asked about from many customers, now it’s here and baked in!
Citrix NSEPA is disabled by default, but as always with IGEL, a flick of a switch will make it enabled 🙂 read the release notes below on how to enable Citrix NSEPA.

Other news is Citrix Optimized Microsoft Teams background blur and background replacement. This is still in technical preview, but what can go wrong 😀

There is also another new Citrix feature to help with audio quality when you are experiencing Network Latency fluctuations – Client-side jitter buffer mechanism. This is also in technical preview.

Release Notes of IGEL OS 11.08.235:

The new PRIVATE BUILD 11.08.235 for IGEL Workspace is ready.

This build is based on 11.08.230.

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Do not share this build unless you have customers who need one of
the integrated features or bugfixes.
 
Please keep in mind a Private Build is a fully supported firmware!
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These are the release notes published with that release:

New Features
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### Citrix

* Integrated Citrix Workspace App 2212.  
  Available Citrix Workspace apps in this release: 2212 (default), 2211 and 2010
* New features:  
* Addition of client-side jitter buffer mechanism (Technical Preview)

+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
|Parameter   |`Addition of client-side jitter buffer mechanism`                |
+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
|Registry    |`ica.module.JitterBufferEnabled`                                 |
+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
|Value       |{**}false{**}(default)/true                                      |
+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+

* Note: This feature ensures smooth audio even when the network latency
  fluctuates.  
* Citrix Optimized Teams in Citrix Workspace app for Linux now supports
  background blurring and background replacement. You can use this feature by
  selecting **More** > *Apply Background Effects** when you are in a meeting or
  in a P2P call. [Techinical Preview]
* Integrated Citrix EPA client for Netscaler analysis.

+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
|Parameter   |`Citrix NSEPA`                                                   |
+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
|Registry    |`ica.nsepa`                                                      |
+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+
|Value       |**False** (default)/True                                         |
+------------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+


### Cisco Webex

* Integrated Cisco Webex VDI 42.12

Fill out the form below and I’ll send you a download link of the fresh baked firmware!
Thats it for now. Be safe!
/Fred