This release adds HTTPS support for the appliance REST APIs, with the ability to upload your own security certificates. TLS 1.2 and 1.3 are supported; certificates and keys that are uploaded should be in the PKCS #8 format.
The following languages now support advanced punctuation: English (en), German (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), Dutch (nl), Danish (da), Turkish (tr) and Malay (ms).
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 discontinued in a future release as we align the product with the same V2 API used by the Speechmatics SaaS: https://asr.api.speechmatics.com/v2/docs. We recommend that customers familiarise themselves with the configuration object used to specify job configurations, and only use form parameters for callback notifications. Future notices will be provided to announce the end of life of the V1 API, and provide detailed instructions on migrations to the V2 API.
The following issues are addressed since the previous release:
|Issue ID||Summary||Resolution Description|
|REQ-12489||The en-GB output locale sometimes outputs en-US spellings||The latest rebuild of English (en) addresses this issue.|
|REQ-12183||Callback transcriptions from Batch Appliance do not include Jobs section||This has now been resolved; the |
|REQ-13430||Virtual Appliance conflict of internal (docker) and customer subnets||A smaller subnet is now used to reduce the likelihood of conflicts.|
|REQ-9838||batch_jobs_api will let you set channel_diarization_labels regardless of diarization type||The inconsistency in the Speech API that allowed you to set channel_diarization_labels even if you weren't using channel diarisation has been resolved; this is no longer possible.|
|REQ-12405||English Transcription Includes Russian Words||The latest rebuild of English (en) addresses this issue.|
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-11135||3.2.0 introduced unwanted hesitations in transcripts for English (en).||Due to changes in the way that training data is now ingested to improve the accuracy of spontaneous speech for English (en) there is a greater likelihood that hesitations will be included in the output transcrtips. We plan to support a hesitation filtering capability in a future release for customers that do not want to see hesitations on transcripts.|
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 32.
|Variant||Image Size||Max. Disk Space||Languages|
|mini||21GB||40GB||en, de, es|
|midi||41GB||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||75GB||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.