Firmware is the operating instructions stored on many electronic devices. It is the small program
that operates the device. The digital talking book player you received from the Colorado Talking Book
Library is operated through the firmware stored on the player. Every so often the firmware for the
players is updated to fix any problems and to enhance the operation of the player.
There are several ways to receive the updated firmware for your player:
When you receive a cartridge with the upgrade on it, your player will automatically start the upgrade
once the cartridge is inserted. Your player will announce, “Updating your player’s software.” When you
hear this — do NOT turn off the player or remove the cartridge. The player will beep while the upgrade is
installing and restart itself after the upgrade has been completed. The upgrade takes less than a
minute to install. A player will only read the upgrade file once and then ignore it on any subsequent
books or cartridges containing the file.
- For BARD users,you can download the firmware upgrade from the BARD main page. In the
Additional Links section is a link to the latest version of the software.
- If you receive the audio edition of our newsletter, CTBL includes the upgrade on the
cartridge with the newsletter.
- For any patrons not signed up for BARD or the audio edition of the newsletter, CTBL is circulating
cartridges with the upgrade on them. When you receive this cartridge, simply put it in the player and
the upgrade will happen automatically. Once you have done this, please return the cartridge to the
library so we can send it to other patrons.
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