BookSense 2.0 Firmware Now Available ----- Original Message ----- From: marc@xxxxxxxxxxx To: gw-notetaker@xxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 3:06 PM Subject: [GWN] BookSense 2.0 Firmware Now Available GW Micro is pleased to announce the release of the BookSense 2.0 firmware! This is a free upgrade for all BookSense customers. We have been listening to your requests, and there have been many changes to the BookSense firmware in response to customer input. The BookSense now has the ability to move by headings in the Document Reader when you are in an html or xml file. This means easier and faster navigation when reading these types of files, saving you time and energy. The time increment to move forward and backward in each application is now consistent. For example, you can now move forward or backward within a file by five seconds regardless of whether you are in the DAISY Player, Document Reader, or Media Player. This feature provides you with added flexibility while listening to your favorite books or music. Marks in the BookSense were given a complete overhaul. Since you can have up to 1,000 marks, you may not remember the number of the next mark that you want to insert. The BookSense now tells you the number of the next available mark when you want to insert a new mark. You can now add marks and move by marks in the DAISY Player, Document Reader, and the Media Player. If you have an MP3 audio book in one of the default folders, such as Audio Books, you are now able to insert a mark into the book, and the BookSense will remember the position, allowing for extremely simple navigation. You also now have three types of marks to choose from: a mark, a voice memo mark, and a highlight mark. Voice memo marks now speak when you are passing the mark inside a book, and the highlight mark function allows you to select a passage of text to be able to mark material that is important to you, such as information in a textbook that you may want to refer to later. Be able to fall asleep faster with the comfort of the enhanced sleep timer. The BookSense now allows you to customize the time it goes to sleep. You can press the number 4 for at least two seconds, and then type a number between 0 and 90. This way, you can choose your own time when you want the BookSense to go to sleep. Audio books are now treated as a whole book rather than separate MP3 files. This means no more fumbling around with audio books that are broken into multiple MP3 files. In addition to your Audio Books folder, this new enhancement also applies to all of the files and folders found in your Podcast and Movies folder. A hotkey has been added to easily connect Bluetooth headphones. Instead of having to access the menu to pair your Bluetooth headphones, you can press the number 6 for at least two seconds while in the DAISY Player, Document Reader, or Media Player, and your BookSense will connect to the Bluetooth headphones that you have paired. Or, if you have not paired a Bluetooth headset, the Bluetooth dialog will open, so that you can easily pair the headphones with your BookSense. One of the biggest improvements that we have made with BookSense 2.0 is that the BookSense now supports Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D). However, while the BookSense supports RFB&D, you cannot yet download books from the RFB&D website. RFB&D is working diligently to add the BookSense to their website, and we tentatively expect the BookSense to be on the RFB&D website by January 11, 2010. The good news is that once you have downloaded and installed BookSense 2.0, as soon as RFB&D adds the BookSense to their website, you will be able to play RFB&D books, assuming you have authorized your BookSense to play RFB&D content. For more information on RFB&D, please visit www.rfbd.org. There are so many changes that we can't list all of them in this announcement. To get the full list of changes to the BookSense, as well as version 2.0 of the BookSense firmware, go to www.gwmicro.com/booksense. For more information on how to upgrade the BookSense firmware, check out www.gwmicro.com/kb1107. If you have issues or questions regarding updating your BookSense software, please contact our Technical Support Department at (260) 489-3671, or via email at support@xxxxxxxxxxxx If you wish to unsubscribe from this list, send a message to listserv@xxxxxxxxxxx and include leave gw-notetaker in the body of the message.