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How to get the most out of your SM2+ recorder

How to get the most out of your SM2+ recorder

Hello again All,

So, pop quiz, what firmware revision are your SM2s running? Right now? Do you know where your firmware is?

All joking aside, keeping your firmware updated is one of the easiest ways to make sure that your SM2 recorders are running up to snuff. Every time our engineering staff releases a new version, you can be assured that bugs will be fixed and (maybe) a few new features will be added. Let’s take a look one of the great things that the latest firmware revision as of this writing (3.2.5) holds for you: the SD Card Speed Test.

Preparation is the key to success

Preparation is the key to success

"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
            -Alexander Graham Bell

From the Tech’s Desk…

Hello All,

From The Technician's Desk

From The Technician's Desk

Imagine if you will, a field biologist’s worst nightmare.

You’ve taken care to set up your SM2+ units, deployed them in the field, checked to make sure your units have all powered up, and then set them to sleep. You trek back out of the back country to the access road you fought mud, rain, and blind corners to navigate. You go home, set aside your soaked clothes, pour a cup of your hot beverage of choice, and sit confident knowing your trusty SM2+ recorders will gather all the data you need for that big project.

A month later, you range out to the same patch of woods, unearth your recorders from the fallen pine needles, brush it off, and take the SD cards that hold your precious data back to base. Upon opening your recordings in Song Scope, you find to your deepest horror that nothing was recorded. Your heart sinks as you begin to understand the full consequences to the loss of data. The world spins as a Lovecraftian level of terror creeps in…

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