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Plextalk Pocket Firmware Version 6 Released with Higher Quality TTS, EPUB2, Text Search

Shinano Kenshi Co. has released firmware version 6.00 for the Plextalk Pocket portable DAISY and audio player. This free update includes higher quality Nuance TTS voices, support for EPUB2, enhanced DAISY 3 book support, the ability to record to a USB drive, a text search function, and several other improvements. Follow the link on this post to download the update. The complete release notes are below.

[Pocket PTP1] Firmware Upgrade: Version 6.00
Text to speech
Supports a higher quality TTS voice. PLEXTALK has two voices in the device. The first
voice is updated to a higher quality TTS.
The Pause time between sentences has been adjusted.
Content support
EPUB2 is supported.
Content Compatibility updates
DAISY3 content compatibility updates.
Podcast compatibility updates.
WebRadio compatibility updates.
Improves compatibility of audio file playback when the playlist contains an incorrect
path to an audio file.
Media and title management
Recording to USB media is supported.
Podcast, Webradio content on the USB media is supported.
Media selection by title key only selects currently inserted medias.
Number of recent, or new title list is increased to 50 titles.
Menu hierarchy
Network settings menu is added at the top menu item of menu key. Network related
options are moved from system settings menu to network settings menu.
Plexvoice for higher sound quality in lower and higher speed.
Additional speed level (0.875) in lower speed range.
Wifi network security type automatic detection in the “available wireless network
WPA2 PSK TKIP security type is supported.
KXO file is automatically removed from SD media after KXO installation is finished.
“Auto” detection setting is added to Multimedia DAISY playback setting.
DAISY3 format is added in Build book and import option.
Text search function is enabled. (Except for Japan and China version)
Fix of user interface bug. Accepting Recording key during Webradio playback, or title
selecting menu.
Correct issue when total, elapsed, and time remaining announcement is incorrect when
total DAISY content exceeds 100 hours.
DAISY Skippable option support.
Navigation by percent in DAISY contents
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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