[DECtalk], Re: Dectalk Express questions

  • From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 20:43:17 -0500

With each new version of the software drivers also usually comes new
firmware files and a program and batch file, and instructions, to update the
firmware in the unit.  The unit has a technology called Flash Rom, which
means that it can be updated in order to give it new features, etc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 9:09 PM
Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Dectalk Express questions


>
> Then how do you 'change' the firmware?
>
>
> At 06:58 PM 11/17/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> >The driver is on the computer, but I am talking about the firmware in the
> >Dectalk itself.  That is what is responsible for the imho not so good
speech
> >generated by Dectalks after Force and Fonix got hold of them.  Also,
sorry
> >if this is offensive to anybody who likes, or is affiliated with, Force
or
> >Fonix.
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 11:55 AM
> >Subject: [DECtalk], Re: Dectalk Express questions
> >
> >
> > >
> > > I thought the driver sits on your local computer and not inside the
> >Dectalk...?
> > >
> > > At 09:26 PM 11/15/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >Hi,
> > > >I am in need of a Dectalk Express part.  I need one of the little
> > > >adapters that plugs into the Dectalk cable that looks like a phone
> > > >cord plug and turns it into a standard nine-pin female serial
> > > >connector.  Where do you get these?  Is Phonix supporting the
> > > >Dectalk Express?
> > > >Also I have a question about something that might damage a Dectalk
> > > >Express but want to see if anybody else has been brave or stupid
> > > >enough to try it.  As mentioned in an earlier message I like the
> > > >Digital Dectalk speech better than the Force/Phonix one.  So I'm
> > > >wondering if it would be possible to take a Force Dtexp 4.61 and
> > > >flash upgrade, er, I mean downgrade, it to a version 4.2CD from
> > > >Digital.  Has anybody tried this and does it work?  I don't want to
> > > >try it myself until I have some other peoples' experiences because
> > > >I don't want to turn a perfectly working Dectalk Express into a
> > > >paperweight.
> > > >
> > > >
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