Smaart v.7.2 RELEASE

April 1, 2011

No this is not an April Fools Day joke… Smaart v.7.2 has been released.


Release 7.2.0 is the
second major version update to the Smaart 7 measurement platform.

A detailed list of the new features in the 7.2 release is included below. Please review the updates carefully as there have been some significant feature additions and changes to configuration dialogs in this release.

NEW in v.7.2

·   User Definable/Assignable Microphone Response Correction Curves. Users with mic response curve files, either supplied by the manufacturer or created by themselves (or a third party), can assign them as "Mic Correction Curves" for specific input channels in Smaart’s Audio Device Options.

·   Preferred Panes
New capability to have Multiple RTA or Transfer Function (Mag or Phase) display panes with different traces assigned to each. Simply put, when multiple RTA, TF Mag or TF Phase windows are displayed, every trace (live or static) remembers which "pane" it is to be displayed in. When only one window of any of these types is displayed, all visible traces appear in that pane (as in previous versions).

·   Overhaul of the Measurement & Device Configuration Dialogs
Includes renaming of some previously confusing/misleading dialog names, and added functionality to the Audio Device information section.  Changes include:

o   Renamed the "Group Manager" dialog as "Measurement Configuration"

o   Renamed the "Audio IO" dialog as "Audio Device Options"
o   Added ability to remove or ignore IO devices
o   Added ability to enter calibration offsets directly in the Audio Device Options
o   Added ability to add/assign mic correction curves in the Audio Device Options

·   Note ID or Wavelength Option with Frequency in Cursor Read Out

·   Peak tracking in Spectrum and Transfer Function Modes 

·   Hide/Show Button for all Spectrum and/or Transfer Function Static Traces
Does not disturb individual trace hide/show settings.

·   User Specifiable Y-Grid (dB) Interval to 1dB 

·   Application Programming Interface (API)
Allows external "Client" programs to access Smaart’s measurement data and control its measurement engines remotely via standard TCP/IP connections.  Third parties that are interested in making use of Smaart’s API can now obtain a v7 API SDK (Software Developer’s Kit) simply by contacting Rational Acoustics and requesting access. 
And remember: A full version Revision History including new features and bug fixes, detailed function descriptions, and a full listing of all accelerator (hot) keys is included in Smaart’s Help Files!! So be sure to read the v.7.2 Help Files thoroughly after installation.

To update to the latest version of Smaart v.7:
  1. Log into your account at
  2. Select "Your Software Licenses" on the main navigation bar. 
  3. Click on your Smaart 7 license in your list of registered products. 
  4. On your Smaart 7 License page, scroll down to find the link to download the installer version you need (Mac or Windows)
  5. Uninstall the version that you currently have installed:
    • To uninstall the Windows version, use the Add or Remove Programs (XP) or Programs and Features control panel (Windows 7 and Vista).
    • To uninstall the Mac version, find the Smaart 7 icon in your Applications folder and drag it to the trash. 
  6. Install the new version by running the installer program (Windows) or dragging the new version from the disk image into your Applications folder (Mac).
  7. It is NOT necessary to deactivate or re-activate your installation or re-register your v.7 License.

 We have also updated the “Getting Started with Smaart v.7” Applications Guide on our web site to cover the new features of v.7.2

And finally, please note we have posted a new v.7.2 Demo on our web site. You can download the demo for v.7.2 and evaluate it for 30 days – EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED THE PREVIOUS v.7.0 or v.7.1 DEMO. Please read the instructions on the Demo download page carefully prior to downloading.

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