[nfbmi-talk] FW: [nfbcs] [HIMS-News] Announcing BookSense 2.2!

Fred Wurtzel f.wurtzel at att.net
Thu Dec 23 08:18:32 CST 2010



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From: nfbcs-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbcs-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
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Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 5:23 AM
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Subject: [nfbcs] [HIMS-News] Announcing BookSense 2.2!


HIMS is pleased to announce the release of the BookSense software 
upgrade version 2.2. *** please read the below instructions in their 
entirety before attempting the update.



***, Please note: the upgrade process this time differs greatly for 
XT and Standard users. please make sure to follow the instructions 
for your particular BookSense model! Below you will find the following:

1, Instructions for updating BookSense XT.

2, instructions for updating BookSense standard.

3, List of changes/enhancements in this release.





1, For BookSense XT only!!

Please download new firmware from the below link.

* 
<http://www.himsintl.com/Upgrade/BookSenseXT_Eng_v22_101221.zip>http://www.h
imsintl.com/Upgrade/BookSenseXT_Eng_v22_101221.zip



* Caution (Only for the BookSense XT)

Please note the following:

1. Before upgrading your BookSense, please back up all the data from 
your flashdisk to your PC, and SD card, or USB memory stick as a 
format of the Flashdisk is required to complete the upgrade process, 
and the format will erase all your data.

2. Please note, the Upgrade procedure must be performed twice--this 
is not a misprint. Once the first upgrade is complete, you must 
repeat the upgrade process again for the firmware to install fully.

3. The Upgrade will take about 5 minutes. When the upgrade is 
complete, the BookSense XT will restart. So please do not press the 
reset button nor disconnect the AC adaptor during the upgrade process.

4. After you go through the upgrade process twice, you must format 
the flashdisk. (To do this, navigate to Format storage device under 
the global options Menu, and choose "Format Flashdisk")



Please follow the below instructions to upgrade your BookSense XT.

1. Download the zip file containing the firmware from the link above 
to your PC.

2. Extract the firmware file on your PC; please be sure it contains a 
folder and 4 files.

3. Copy the folder and 4 files from your PC and paste them into the 
root of your SD card.

* Please make sure that all the contents, a folder and 4 files, are 
placed in the root of the SD card.

4. Insert the SD card into the BookSense XT.

5. Connect the AC adaptor to the BookSense XT.

6. Power on the BookSense XT.

7. Press the MENU button and navigate to "Advanced options" using the 
Up or Down arrow.

8. Press the Right arrow to open the "Advanced options", you are 
placed on the "Upgrade firmware" option.

9. Press the Right arrow. You are asked "Do you want to upgrade? Yes".

10. Press the MENU or the OK button and the system will reboot and 
start upgrading.

11. When the 1st upgrade is complete, repeat the above steps 7 to 10.

12. When the 1st and 2nd upgrades are complete, you must format the 
flashdisk. To do this, press the Menu key and navigate to Global 
options using the Up or Down Arrow.

13. Press the Right Arrow to open, and use the Up or Down Arrow to 
navigate to "format Storage Device".

14. You are placed on the "format Flashdisk?" option. Press the Menu 
or OK key.

15. You are prompted that this will erase all data, and asked if you 
are sure. Press the OK key for each prompt.



* When the upgrade is complete, please check your system information 
to ensure that you are running firmware 2.2.



2, (BookSense_Standard)

Please download new firmware from the below link.

* 
<http://www.himsintl.com/Upgrade/BookSense_Eng_v22_101221.zip>http://www.him
sintl.com/Upgrade/BookSense_Eng_v22_101221.zip



Please follow the below instructions to upgrade your BookSense.

1. Download the zip file containing the firmware from the link above 
to your PC.

2. Extract the firmware file on your PC; please be sure it contains a 
file with a .bin extension.

3. Copy the file from your PC and paste it into the root of your SD card.

* Please make sure the .bin file , is placed in the root of the SD card.

4. Insert the SD card into the BookSense.

5. Connect the AC adaptor to the BookSense.

6. Power on the BookSense.

7. Press the MENU button and navigate to "Advanced options" using the 
Up or Down arrow.

8. Press the Right arrow to open the "Advanced options", you are 
placed on the "Upgrade firmware" option.

9. Press the Right arrow. You are asked "Do you want to upgrade? Yes".

10. Press the MENU or the OK button and the system will reboot and 
start upgrading.



* When the upgrade is complete, please check your system information 
to ensure that you are running firmware 2.2.



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3, Changes in the BookSense Firmware from 2.1 to 2.2

--------------------------------------------------------------------

++ Common

-. Fixed the system down problem due to the characteristic of 
flashdisk memory. (XT only)

-. Fixed the unexpected error symptom in flashdisk while recording or 
copying the contents from PC into the flashdisk. (XT only)

-. Fixed the problem that the BookSense can't recognize the CD-ROM 
when you turn on the BookSense with connected both CD-ROM and SD card.

-. Added an error message when you try to add or delete mark, record 
voice to (from) the locked SD card.

-. Added 'effect sound setting' under advanced options which allows 
you to select the following options power signal (signal, message, or 
disable) and warning sound (enable or disable).

-. "MARK" and "PLAYLIST" folder will be created when playing contents.



++ Media Player

-. Added 'preamp' to the unit to move by: The volume will be 
increased or decreased in the Media Player. So users can select the 
volume of their preference, much louder than maximum volume of the
BookSense.



++ Document Reader

-. Added a feature to remember the last reading speed. (Only in the 
Document Reader).

-. Added a feature to read unprotected e-books (epub).

-. Fixed the problem where moving by page did not work correctly in 
some documents.



++ Daisy Player

-. Fixed the problem where moving by page did not work correctly in 
some daisy books.

-. Added 'preamp' to the unit to move by: The volume will be 
increased or decreased for the audio daisy. So users can select the 
volume of their preference, much louder than maximum volume of the 
BookSense. (useful for audio books that play at a much softer volume 
than the text to speech)

-. Added a feature to read Open Library content.

-. Fixed the  problem of sluggishness when moving by page, heading 
and level in some Bookshare books.



++ Radio (XT only)

-. Fixed the problem that the mute mode is released when changing 
internal speaker setting from disable to enable.

-. "Internal speakers setting" will not be displayed without 
connecting headphones to the BookSense.


Jenny Axler
Technical Support Specialist
Hims, inc.
4616 West Howard Lane, Suite 960
Austin, Texas 78728
Phone: 512-837-2000
email: <mailto:Jenny at hims-inc.com>Jenny at hims-inc.com
Web: <http://www.hims-inc.com>www.hims-inc.com


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