Time to Update Your Philips SpeechMike Firmware
The latest version of firmware for these microphones is now v2.56, which you can download here.
We’ve got some great news for our Philips® SpeechMike III and SpeechMike Premium users. Philips has released new firmware – and it looks like they’ve addressed some pretty significant issues in this update. Scroll to the bottom for the download link.
Firmware Version 2.18 is the most up-to-date release, and includes fixes for:
· Unresponsive trackball or buttons
· Connection problems
· “Delays when starting speech recognition with Dragon Dictate” introduced by v2.15
· Linux operation
It also includes a new feature. They’ve added a limiter that kicks in “to reduce signal overdrive” when dictating – unless, of course, you like that sort of thing.
Philips lists a v2.15 firmware release as well, where they previously addressed the unresponsiveness issue. Caveat emptor: In 2.18, they rolled back some problematic audio changes made in 2.15. If you use Dragon® Dictate, be sure to upgrade all of your Philips SpeechMike III and Premium microphones to version 2.18.
Here are the model numbers this v2.18 firmware update covers: