Full STI is back! Firmware 2.0 for the Bedrock SMxx introduces exciting new features
Not too long ago, we released firmware version 2.0 for the Bedrock SMxx. New units now ship with this version. Upgrading is free for all existing users.
We regularly release firmware updates that consistently add new modules and features. But this update is special; it marks the return of the Full STI using the direct method. This golden standard of all Speech Intelligibility test methods has been absent for around 25 years - it used to require complex, heavy and expensive hardware. We've not only been able to implement it on the SMxx, we also implemented a version that is much quicker than the original. Whereas the original Full STI took 15 minutes, the new version takes 70 seconds. This makes the method practical for real-life studies - essentially a more universal and generally applicable alternative to STIPA.
We also gave the user interface a small upgrade to enhance the "look and feel" of the device and make the user menu configurable - you can put your favorite modules on the front page. Multiple modules for measuring electric signals were also added.
This is the first hardware instrument brought to you by the very team that developed STIPA.