News about H+H Software GmbH and their products

December 18, 2017

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

"The future depends on what we do today."                

Mahatma Gandhi


The team of H+H wishes all customers and friends a Merry Christmas and a good start to a healthy, happy and successful new year!

Looking forward to working with you all the year round.

Your H+H Software GmbH team


Nadine Boecker-Fredrich

November 17, 2017

High award for an H+H Software GmbH employee

Polish librarians honor Zbigniew Szarejko for his services to the Polish libraries.

We congratulate our employee and colleague for the award of the Medal of Honor of the Polish Librarian Association.


The award took place on October 27, 2017 as part of the 100th anniversary of the Polish Librarian Association in the National Library in Warsaw.

The medal was presented by the chairman, Mrs. Joanna Pasztaleniec-Jarzynska.

Claudia Biller

November 15, 2017

NEW: Release HAN 4.5.0

HAN now supports HTML 5 and WebSockets.

HTML 5 and WebSockets are current technologies mainly used to display multimedia content on the web.

An increasing number of e-resource providers are converting their databases for use with HTML 5 and WebSockets. 
In order to ensure the availability of this database content for our customers, HAN now supports this technology and is the first provider to respond to this new market demand.

Detailed information about the current release are here.


Claudia Biller

June 08, 2017

H+H Software with HAN at the Library Day in Frankfurt

With the latest version of HAN, H+H presents modern e-resource management in Frankfurt

We would like to thank all visitors for the informative and exciting discussions at our exhibition stand.

We are very pleased about the consistently positive feedback on our product HAN - Hidden Automatic Navigator.

Your HAN team at H+H Software GmbH

Nadine Boecker-Fredrich

June 02, 2017

Excellent technical competence at H+H Software GmbH

H+H Software GmbH receives the "Microsoft Gold Application Development" for competence

To achieve this competence, H+H Software GmbH has demonstrated its technological expertise in the development and provision of business or customer-specific applications using Microsoft core technologies with high (or highest) quality standards.

For our customers, this means that their contact persons at H+H are experts in the latest Microsoft technologies.

Claudia Biller

May 24, 2017

Partnership between EBSCO an H+H Software GmbH

Hidden Automatic Navigator (HAN) from H+H Software Now Includes Direct Linking to EBSCO Discovery Service™

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and H + H Software GmbH, the producer of the e-resource management software Hidden Automatic Navigator (HAN), announce a new partnership to provide expanded services to mutual customers. The partnership will enable mutual customers of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and HAN to access content in a more seamless and simplified method.

With the new partnership between, authorized library users will be able to access their library’s online resources, including EDS, from any location, including remotely. The integration partnership enables HAN to authenticate the user via the library system or Shibboleth independently from the location and provides access to articles. HAN uses an own proxy URL for each resource. By using the new HAN Web-API, the proxy URLs can now be retrieved automatically in the background, creating a more simplified way for users to access content and reducing the library’s administrative effort.

H+H Software GmbH Managing Director, Michael Etscheid says: "The linking of HAN to EBSCO Discovery Service is a great enhancement for users. From now on, libraries are able to offer remote access to the content in EDS without any additional effort. This optimally combines the advantages of both systems. The statistical reports that can be created with HAN will also help libraries to further improve their offer."

EBSCO Information Services Senior Manager, Library Service Engineering, Europe & Latin America, Claus Wolf says "This development shows how fast and flexible EBSCO can respond to customer requirements with the help of its Library Service Engineers. We greatly appreciate the collaboration with H + H Software GmbH as we have been able to drive the integration forward so libraries can take advantage of the benefits of both services."

Claudia Biller

May 19, 2017

HAN Security Release 4.2.0

A new security release (version 4.2) is now available for HAN.

The release provides the following features to achieve a higher security while handling online resources:

  • Update of the database to the latest standard.
  • From version 4.2 on new e-scripts will be created automatically in the SSL compatible mode (HAN Web-API including EZB) to avoid unsecure connection warnings in the browser.
    There are no longer manual customisations to execute.
  • Bug fixes in the EZB-interface and optimisation in the HAN-kernel.

We recommend to install the update soon to benefit from the new security standards.

Details can be found here.

Claudia Biller

March 09, 2017

New HAN version 4.1.0 available

New functionality, security updates and bug fixing in the current version 4.1.0

The latest HAN version 4.1.0 is now available for you. The current version contains new functions and security updates.

Please read also our corresponding Knowledge Base article to get detailed information or contact us by e-mail:

Enjoy using our latest version of HAN to optimize your work.

Your HAN -Team


Nadine Boecker-Fredrich

December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017!

Claudia Biller

December 19, 2016

HAN 4.0.2 available

New Service Release to optimize HAN

The HAN service release 4.0.2 contains new features to optimize your work with HAN.

Please read also our corresponding Knowledge Base article to get detailed information about the current service release or contact us by e-mail:

Enjoy using the optimized functions of HAN

Your HAN -Team

Nadine Boecker-Fredrich

July 18, 2016

HAN 4.0.1 - New service-release available

The HAN service release 4.0.1 contains new features to optimize your work with HAN.

Please read also our corresponding Knowledge Base article to get detailed information about the current service release or contact us by e-mail:

Enjoy using the optimized functions of HAN

Your HAN -Team

Nadine Boecker-Fredrich

June 17, 2016

NEW: Release 5.5 for all NetMan-Products

Release 5.5 is now available for all NetMan-Products (NetMan, NetMan for Schools, NetMan Desktop Manager).

The new release 5.5 offers full funcionality in network environments with Windows 10 workstations.

Please contact your sales representative to discuss the necessary steps upgrading to NetMan 5.5 and Windows 10. 
Click here for our contact details.

Claudia Biller

March 17, 2016

NetMan HTML5 Client replaces the Java RDP WebClient!

Modern browsers stop supporting JAVA-Browser-Plugins

After a lot of modern browsers stopped supporting JAVA-Browser-Plugins by now, Oracle will stop providing support for the JAVA-Browser-plugin at the end of this year. This means, that from that point in time the access to your IT-network and the NetMan server with the NetMan RDP Java Webclient will no longer be possible.

We offer a cross-platform and safe alternative with the new NetMan HTML5 Client. The NetMan HTML5 Client enables especially for mobile end devices an optimal web-based access to applications, media and contents.

Please contact us.

Your H+H Software GmbH team

Claudia Biller

August 13, 2015

Virtual CD is Windows 10 compatible

Virtual CD fully supports Windows 10!

Windows 10


Virtual CD fully supports Windows 10!

In some cases, however, you might get an error message while updating your OS to Windows 10 because Windows is unable to carry over your VCD installation automatically.


Thus we strongly recommend uninstalling Virtual CD 10 before you begin the update to Windows 10..

Once the Windows 10 update has been completed, you can reinstall Virtual CD and use it as you always have. Your existing CD images remain unaffected by the update and can be used after you have reinstalled Virtual CD.


Download the latest version:

Update your Virtual CD program now and start getting the most out of the optimized software (e.g., resolved translation issues). The download file for the latest version, VCD, is available now.
VCD download



Claudia Biller

June 25, 2015

No more support from Microsoft!

As of July 14, 2015, Microsoft is no longer offering support services for Windows Server 2003. If you still have Server 2003 installations, you should know that no more patches or other security updates will be forthcoming from Microsoft – leaving your IT infrastructure open to possible security breaches.

We can help you find a solution that lets you migrate your existing IT infrastructure to the newest generation of Remote Desktop Session Hosts while protecting your system from cyber-attacks and malware, and keeping pace with the latest software on the market.

Our free consultation includes a presentation of the latest features in NetMan Desktop Manager and the new HTML5 Client. HTML5 expands the range of options for remote access to your applications, media and other content, to give you the flexibility increasingly required of today's IT infrastructures.

We would be happy to show you the possibilities available for maintaining IT security, and prepare a detailed offer for your individual system landscape.

Just give us a call, or drop us a line – click here for our contact details.

Claudia Biller

January 08, 2015

Virtual CD 10.6 is available

The leading solution for virtualizing optical media was further improved.

Further improvements have been made in the compatibility of Virtual CD with Windows 8. This ensures that all of the VCD functionalities are available with optimized performance in Windows 8.

At the same we were able to eliminate minor errors in the Task Selection dialog and the burning process.

The download file for the latest version is available here.

Carsten Kellner

November 04, 2014

HAN 3.4 release available

HAN 3.4 makes access to online resources more comfortable and includes new Features for easier work.

The current HAN 3.4 relase contains the following features:

  • HAN over HAN
    HAN can provide online resources for the access through external HAN servers or can access resouces provide by an other HAN server.
  • New cookie management for online resources using SSL encryption
    The HAN server manages centrally all cookies and sends those cookies to the provider.
  • New configuration of the HAN Web service to solve the HAN POODL attack
     The HAN Web service supports only TLS encryption methodes.

Please contact us for further information:

Your HAN -Team

Markus Libiseller

July 09, 2014

Release of HAN 3.3

Three new technical enhancements have been implemented in v3.3 for smoother, simpler operation and reliable results with HAN:

  1. Support for Shibboleth authentication in HAN: HAN takes on the role of a service provider in the Shibboleth context.
  2. Check for session cookies when HAN resources are called: HAN checks whether the required session cookies are permitted in the client browser. If session cookies are blocked, a message informs the user that session cookies are required for use of HAN. As soon as the cookies are permitted, trouble-free use of HAN can continue as usual.
  3. Update to the latest Open SSL release, 1.0.1H: This closes the security gaps in previous Open SSL versions documented in CVE-2014-0224 (

Please contact us for further information:

Claudia Biller

June 24, 2014

HAN 3: Important information!

HAN 2 support to be discontinued at the end of 2014

Technical support will no longer be offered for HAN 2 after Dec. 31, 2014.

Plan ahead now, and start looking into the options available for updating to HAN 3!

Our staff would be happy to prepare a tailored offer for your institution or enterprise.

Click here for the contact details of the sales representative covering your area.

Claudia Biller

April 11, 2014

Heartbleed Bug

Due to recent events we would like to inform you today about the consequences of "Heartbleed" for the use of our products.

The following H+H products are not affected, as they use OpenSSL 0.9.8:

  • NetMan and older
  • NetMan Desktop Manager and older
  • HAN 3.1 and older

HAN uses OpenSSL 1.0.1e which is affected by the Heartbleed Bug.

The problem will be solved with OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Meanwhile please switch to SSLv3:

  • Open the file C:\HH\HAN\Bin\System\web\bin\sslhan.conf
  • Search the line SSLProtocol all and comment it out. Add the follwing line instead:
    SSLProtocol -all +SSLv3
  • Restart the HAN Webservice 3.

It is also recommended to renew the certificate. Many issuers offer a change for free in this case.

The problem will be fixed with HAN 3.2.2, which will vontain OpenSLL 1.0.1g. The releaseis planned for week 16 / 2014.

For questions about the topic Heartbleed in connection with the products of our company we are happy to help you.

Your team of H + H Software GmbH

Claudia Biller