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Braille Sense PLUS ver8.5 firmware upgrade US (Patch)

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2016-07-21 15:58
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Announcing the long-awaited release of the Sense notetaker V8.5 patch.

 

HIMS is pleased to bring you this highly anticipated patch firmware release for the Braille Sense V8.5 firmware. Please note: this will be the final firmware release for the Braille Sense PLUS, Braille Sense PLUS QWERTY and Braille Sense OnHand.

This firmware fixes problems accessing and sending e-mail for many popular providers, significantly improves YouTube access, adds a special Exam Mode for students taking standardized tests, and gives you the ability to connect to both a USB and Bluetooth device simultaneously in the Terminal For Screen reader.

Please see the attached release note for a detailed list of all the enhancements and fixes in this patch.

 

WARNING!! After upgrading the notetaker firmware, all system settings are restored to their defaults. If you have made changes to the system settings, you may wish to back them up before upgrading, so you can restore them after the upgrade is complete. Please use the "Backup/Restore" option in the "Utilities" menu to back up your option settings. We also strongly advise backing up your files. Though the upgrade itself should not destroy data on the internal flash disk, users should also consider backing up their files in case unexpected problems arise during the upgrade process. Please use the File Manager to copy your data to an external storage device such as an SD card or USB drive.

 

Upgrading using the Online Method:

To upgrade using the online method, follow the steps below.

1. Connect your notetaker to AC power, and ensure you have an active Internet connection.

2. From the main "Program" menu, press U to open the "Utilities" menu.

3. Press U again for "Upgrade Firmware".

4. When prompted, "Upgrade Online?" press "Enter".

5. The notetaker checks for new firmware. If it finds it, you are prompted, "Are you sure you want to upgrade?" The default is "Yes".

6. Press "Enter" to initiate the download and upgrade process.

7. When the files are downloaded, the upgrade process begins. While the unit is upgrading, progress is displayed on the Braille display in the form of a percentage and progress beeps are heard. Please do not press buttons or power off the unit during the upgrade process as this may result in an incomplete installation.

8. When the upgrade is complete, the unit reboots and places you in the main "Program" menu. Press "Space-V" (FN-V) to verify your notetaker is running firmware version 8.5 build 20160630.

 

Upgrading using the Offline Method:

 

Follow the instructions below to upgrade your Sense notetaker

1.       Download the zip file containing the firmware to your PC

http://www.himsintl.com/Upgrade/Braille_Sense_PLUS_B32_US_V850_160630.zip

2. Extract the zip file on your PC; the extracted folder should contain three files for Braille Sense PLUS, Braille Sense PLUS QWERTY, and Braille Sense OnHand. (The Braille Sense U2, Braille Sense U2 Mini, and Braille Sense U2 QWERTY upgrade contains only 2 files)

3. Copy the files and paste them into the root of an external storage device such as an SD card or USB thumb drive.

4. Connect the external storage device to the Sense Notetaker.

5. Connect your notetaker to AC power.

6. From the main "Program" menu, press U to open the "Utilities" menu.

7. Press U again for "Upgrade Firmware".

8. When prompted, "Upgrade Online?" press "Space-4" (Down arrow) to move to "Offline", and press "Enter".

9. The notetaker checks for new firmware on your external storage devices.

If it finds it, you are prompted, "Are you sure you want to upgrade?" The default is "Yes".

10. Press "Enter" to initiate the upgrade process.

11. The upgrade process begins. While the unit is upgrading, progress is displayed on the Braille display in the form of a percentage, and progress beeps are heard. Please do not press buttons or power off the unit during the upgrade process as this may result in an incomplete installation.

12. When the upgrade is complete, the unit reboots and places you in the main "Program" menu. Press "Space-V" (FN-V) to verify your notetaker is running firmware version 8.5 build 20160630.


Release notes

Sense Notetaker V8.5 Patch Note(US)