Edirol R-09 Now World's First SD High Capacity Compatible Stereo Field Recorder

(Edirol | Posted 2006-11-30)

Edirol R-09 Now World's First SD High Capacity Compatible Stereo Field Recorder

Roland is proud to announce a new firmware update (v1.10) for the award-winning Edirol R-09 WAV/MP3 recorder, making the R-09 the world's first SDHC (SD High Capacity) compatible stereo field recorder on the market. The R-09 is fast becoming the hand-held recorder of choice for professionals everywhere. From musicians, podcasters and courtroom lawyers to college students, reporters and business people the R-09 offers intuitive, high-quality recording for everyone---at an affordable price.

Responding to demands in the marketplace, the Edirol has recently updated the R-09 to support the new SDHC standard for SD memory cards. Previously, the R-09 was limited to a maximum SD card capacity of 2 gigabytes using standard SD memory cards. As of November 17, 2006 the R-09 is now fully compatible with SDHC memory cards that offer sizes over the 2 GB limit and increased data transfer speeds. Tested and approved, the new Panasonic RP-SDR04-GJ1K 4GB media is fully compatible with the R-09.

As more SDHC-compliant memory cards become available to the market, the R-09 will be able to use and access the higher capacity memory that these SDHC memory cards offer. Of course, standard SD cards remain compatible with the R-09 according to the SDHC specifications. (Please visit http://www.sdcard.org/sdhc/index.html for more information on the new SDHC v.2 specifications.)

Other enhancements in the v1.10 firmware update include superior data transfer speeds across the USB 2.0 connections, a longer power switch cut-off-time, cycling of the alphanumeric characters when naming files or folders, and improvements to the internal time-stamping feature when using the MOVE and COPY operations respectively.

For customers updating from v1.02 firmware, the v1.03 added features are included in the v1.10 update. ( v 1.03 enhancements include updated support for a wider range of SD memory cards, and improvements to guarantee stability in high temperature environments.)

With the new V1.10 firmware update, Roland once again demonstrates its commitment to excellence in the marketplace.


To download the R-09 Firmware Update or to find more information about the Edirol R-09, please visit: www.rolandus.com/edirol


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The following items are required to update the R-09 system program.
* R-09 WAV/Mp3 Recorder
* R-09 USB cable (supplied with the unit)
* Supported SD memory card. Roland recommends using the SD memory card supplied with the R-09. Note: The memory card must be formatted on the R-09 and have at least 2 MB free.

For more information regarding system update procedures, please read the R-09_Ver.1.10_Update.txt file that is included with the firmware update.

Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of electronic musical instruments, professional audio equipment, multimedia products and music accessories. For more information, contact Roland Corporation U.S., 5100 S. Eastern Ave., P.O. Box 910921, Los Angeles, CA 90091-0921, (323) 890-3700 (x3718 - for media use only), www.RolandUS.com.

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