Download firmware version 1.8.0 for the SM30, SM50 and SM90 now
If you have not downloaded it already: firmware version 1.8.0 for the Bedrock SMxx is now available for download in the support section of this site. Besides fixing a number of minor bugs, the following functionality has been added:
- FFT analyser. Lets you perform spectral a detailed analysis, up to 32768 spectral lines (added in version 1.6)
- RT60. Measure the reverberation time according to ISO 3382-2 (EDT/T20/T30) (added in version 1.6)
- LAEQ logging/monitoring. Logs equivalent-contiuous levels (including moving averages) over long time spans (new in version 1.8)
- Oscilloscope. Lets you investigate acoustics waveforms in the time domain (new in version 1.8)
- USB audio mode. Connect your SMxx to a PC and use it as a calibrated audio device (new in version 1.8)
- Remote control. Control your SMxx from your PC desktop instead of the touch screen (new in version 1.8)
The update package can be downloaded here (note that logging in is no longer required). The manual has also been updated significantly. As always, the update is free for all existing and new owners of the Bedrock SMxx.
There is more to come - Firmware version 2.0 will be released in the first quarter of 2017.
Your feedback and bug reports are (as usual) gratefully received and used towards future updates.
Get the most out of the SMxx instruments with our MS Excel tools
As many of you will know, we offer a a series of tools for importing data from the Bedrock SMxx instruments (SM30/SM50/SM90) into MS Excel. You will need a recent version of MS Excel (2010 or newer).
These import tools read multiple output files from the SM50 (STIPA, SLM and RTA mode) and convert these into a manageable table. You can also use the tools to easily browse through the measurements. The files can be downloaded here (login required).
There are many different combinations of Excel versions, Windows versions and software that interacts with Excel. We've tested the tools on the most common combinations, but we can't rule out that some people might get unexpected results. So please review your data carefully when you first use these files. Unfortunately, for now, the tools usually do not work in Mac OSX (theoretically, as long as you have VB installed, it should work - but in practice this is not always the case).
Your feedback is as always appreciated; all bug reports are (as usual) gratefully received and used in future updates.
If standard devices don't cut it, simply get a Bedrock device customized!
The Bedrock philosophy is simple: anything we build is designed to be easily customized. Take our digital signal processor, the DSP500 series. Even the standard model comes with plenty of options. But since we've built this around our own signal processing chip, our BSP64, there's nothing you could think of that our team cannot make.
The Bedrock SM50: speech intelligibility meter, and more...
The Bedrock SM50 is the first Speech Transmission Index meter that has been completely developed and designed by the inventors of STIPA. The design is based on a simple philosophy: we wanted to create the best and most accurate STI measuring instrument there is, while making it very easy to use at the same time.A unique measuring instrument
The SM50 is not only a Speech Transmission Index meter, but also a fully compliant class 2 / type 2 sound level meter (IEC 61672, ANSI S1.4) and a class 0 real-time analyzer (IEC-61260). Not to mention and RT60 meter, LAEQ logger and oscilloscope. Even seasoned acoustical engineers and audio professionals tells us that those features are really everything they need in their day-to-day work.
More info is found elsewhere on this website.