The legacy V1 API that the Batch Virtual Appliance currently supports is now removed. The V2 API is the only supported API in the Batch Virtual Appliance following this release. How to use the V2 API can be seen in the docs (https://docs.speechmatics.com/en/batch-appliance/api-guide/api-howto/).
The new enhanced model requires increased compute requirements and new recommended AVX flags. Please check the updated system requirements in the installation guide and ensure your hardware meets Speechmatics' recommendations. Otherwise you may see a slow down in processing speed when using the enhanced model. It is also now necessary to run the appliance on processors that support AVX2 in order to take advantage of latest performance optimisations for both the standard and enhanced model for all language packs.
If you are importing an appliance through VirtualBox, and AVX flags are not automatically enabled, you can also take advantage of the the performance benefits from AVX2 following these guidelines.
This release provides new improved language packs for all Speechmatics' commercially available languages. Two new language packs Cantonese (yue) and Indonesian (id) are released. It improves on existing punctuation in several of these languages, as well as existing speaker diarization and custom dictionary features. Common numerals (entities) are now transcribed in a consistent and predictable fashion for a subset of languages. Additional data about these entities can be requested via the API.
enable_entitiesconfig parameter. For more information please see our documentation for entities here
The following are known issues in this release:
|Issue ID||Summary||Detailed Description and Possible Workarounds|
|REQ-1409||Proteus HCL with ||A custom dictionary list that contains the word '|
|REQ-7549||Memory leak affecting gRPC||There is a small memory leak in the gRPC Python server https://github.com/grpc/grpc/issues/5913.|
|REQ-10160||Advanced punctuation for Spanish (es) does not contain inverted marks.||Inverted marks [ ¿ ¡ ] are not currently available for Spanish advanced punctuation.|
|REQ-10627||Double full stops when acronym is at the end of the sentence||If there is an acronym at the end of the sentence, then a double full stop will be output, for example: "team G.B.."|
|REQ-10634||Putting "-" as an item in ||Do not enter just a "-" on its own in Custom Dictionary either as an additional vocab item or in the |
|REQ-14402||When running very large numbers of small jobs (less than 10 seconds) offline, this may cause some of the jobs to be rejected||If you encounter this issue, please ensure licensing is in offline mode when running the appliance offline|
Virtual Appliance image (OVA) for installation on:
See the Installation and Admin Guide for details on the minimum specifications for the VM. The maximum number of concurrent jobs (maxworkers) that you can run on a single appliance is 30.
|Variant||Image Size||Max. Disk Space||Languages|
|mini||15GB||40GB||en, de, es|
|midi||30GB||60GB||en, de, es, fr, ko, ja, nl, pt|
|maxi||52GB||80GB||en, de, es, fr, ko, ja, nl, pt, it, da, pl, ca, hi, ru, sv|
|plus||60GB||80GB||en, cmn, no, ar, bg, cs, el, fi, hu, hr, lt, lv, ro, sk, sl, tr, ms, id, yue|
Remove the license from your old appliance (see the Admin Guide), then re-import the new OVA and configure networking as per the Installation and Admin guide. You will need to re-apply the license code you have once the OVA has imported.
Upload the OVA to VMWare ESX, VMWare Workstation Player, or VirtualBox. See the Installation and Admin Guide for more information.
Further notes on IOPS requirements under heavy usage of the appliance are now provided in the System Requirements section of the Installation Guide.