[DECtalk], Re: firmware version

  • From: Bear in SFO <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 20:00:19 -0700

How can I send the command to the Dectalk?
when I type in the [] command computer didn't like that :)
Thanks...!

At 11:52 PM 7/16/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>As far as I know, all the software for the cards are loaded when your
>computer boots up.  So the version of the Dectalk software your card is
>running is that version installed on your computer.  This should be spoken
>when the synth is loaded in autoexec.bat or wherever.  E.G. "Dectalk PC
>version 4.2b is running" or something.
>Also, unless you have a specific need for it, I would not recommend
>upgrading to the 4.6 versions from Force.  They don't sound as good as the
>older Digital versions.  I think version 5 from Phonix is supposed to sound
>much more like the Digital versions.  On the other hand, if you have an
>express with 4.6 firmware, it can safely be downgraded to an older Digital
>version.
>Jayson.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:46 PM
>Subject: [DECtalk], Re: firmware version
>
>
> >
> > Thanks Jason - I assume the card doesn't have firmware on the card itself?
> >
> > At 11:38 PM 7/16/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> > >I assume you're talking about the Dectalk Express.
> > >There are a few ways to find out what firmware you're running.  First,
>send
> > >the following command to the unit
> > >[:version speak]
> > >It will then speak the version number and date of the firmware.
> > >Alternatively, if you have a computer that has speech other than the unit
> > >being tested and a free serial port, and you have a terminal program
>running
> > >on that computer, point it to a serial port and plug the Dectalk into
>that
> > >port.  Then turn it on.  The Dectalk Express sends a message over the
>serial
> > >port at startup and part of this message is the firmware version and
>date.
> > >Hope this helps.
> > >Jayson.
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Bear in SFO" <BearSFO@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 11:32 PM
> > >Subject: [DECtalk], firmware version
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone know how I can tell what firmware version I have in my
> > >Dectalk?
> > > >
> > > >
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