This release provides internal bug and security fixes. It is recommended that customers on previous releases upgrade to this version.
The legacy V1 API that the Batch Virtual Appliance currently supports will be removed by February 2022. The V2 API as used in the Speechmatics SaaS (https://asr.api.speechmatics.com/v2/docs) is now supported in the Batch Virtual Appliance. We recommend all customers move to using the V2 API. Please see the section How to use the V2 API.
If you are importing an appliance using VMWare, please note that the
hardware_versionof the appliance has been updated from 9 to 11. This is to automatically take advantages of performance optimisation using Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2). This should have no effect on the appliance assuming you are on a version of VMWare ESXi supported by Speechmatics (versions 6.5 onwards). If you are importing an appliance through VirtualBox and AVX2 is not automatically enabled, you can also take advantage of the the performance benefits from AVX2 following these guidelines.
It is now necessary to run the appliance on processors that support AVX2 in order to take advantage of latest performance optimisations.
The following issues are addressed since the previous release:
|Issue ID||Summary||Resolution Description|
|REQ-18031||Speaker Diarization Improvements||Speaker Diarization has been improved where there are two speakers in a file|
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||19GB||40GB||en, de, es|
|midi||38GB||60GB||en, de, es, fr, ko, ja, nl, pt|
|maxi||65GB||80GB||en, de, es, fr, ko, ja, nl, pt, it, da, pl, ca, hi, ru, sv|
|plus||65GB||80GB||en, cmn, no, ar, bg, cs, el, fi, hu, hr, lt, lv, ro, sk, sl, tr, ms|
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.