There are new features and tools to improve stability and performance, and the new version promises to make it much easier for studios to set-up and run render farms. It works with Windows, Linux and Mac machines so studios can now combine their rendering across different platforms, something quite useful for simplifying workflows. To find out what else is new, check out the complete list of changes here.
For those not familiar with Smedge, it's a handy tool that's been around for over 10 years and is used by artists to distribute their rendering across different machines.
If you'd like to try out the new features for yourself, get in touch for a free two week trial.