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Cambridge, UK, 18th October 2011 - JoeCo Limited has announced a major
software update for its award-winning BlackBox Recorder series.
Version 2.2 contains a number of features designed to give the user
greater working efficiency and includes many benefits inherited from
the development of the BlackBox BBR64-MADI and Dante Recorders. These
include enhancements to the underlying bespoke operating system
alongside improved methods of displaying critical information to the
user whilst maintaining the conceptual simplicity of the user interface.
Simple interface changes, from clarifying clock sources to flashing
the transport controls while an operation is pending, provide a much
slicker user experience, imparting more information to the user with
greater speed and clarity. The Pre Fade Listen system, introduced in
the BBR64-MADI development, now allows more rapid sweep through the
channels with a quick return to "mix" output.
It's also faster to enter record and to finalize the Broadcast WAV
files thus created; timecode reading is quicker and more accurate;
master/slave performance has been enhanced and further support has
been added for particular drive types. Additionally, the software now
runs background checks on the drive to create a more accurate map of
free space to further speed entering record.
The Player software add-on has taken advantage of improvements to
triggering and now also supports v0 BWF files, which some older DAWs
still produce. These and more enhancements are encapsulated in an
upgraded field update manager.
"With reliability and speed key to the BlackBox, we are constantly
working to ensure that our users can achieve maximum working
efficiency from their recorder" said Joe Bull, JoeCo's Managing
Director. "Having worked hard to develop the new BBR64-MADI and Dante
systems, we like to share the benefits of these developments with our
existing customers wherever possible."
The new Version 2.2 software update can be downloaded free of charge
from the End User area of the JoeCo website: www.joeco.co.uk.
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