New Firmware Release for Olympus DS-7000 and DS-3500 – v1.10

Olympus have released a new firmware update for the Olympus DS-7000 and DS-3500 professional digital dictaphones. To the average users there is no urgency to install this update which contains a couple of minor tweak to the voice recorders firmware. The two updates included in this release are:

1. Supports MIF (Metadata Import Function)

Enables the recorder to display content of an xml file. See “Olympus Metadata Import Function Ver 1.pdf” in the download page of SDK Community ( for details.

2. Changes backlight setting

Adds 2 minutes and 5 minutes for the backlight illuminating time options.

Step by Step – How To Install Guide To Updating Firmware On Olympus DS-7000 and DS-3500

Separate firmware update programs (.exe) are available for both the DS-7000 and the DS-3500. Sorry Mac users, the firmware update will need to be run on a Windows PC (or through Parallels or VMWare fusion although this method is unsupported).

You can download the firmware update from the following link (2.2Mb zip file):

Firmware v1.1o is the third release from Olympus since the original version. The history of previous firmware updates are:

  • 17-April-2012 : Version 1.00
  • 30-August-2012 : Version 1.01 – serial number download and Author ID bug fix
  • 19-October-2012 : Version 1.02 – Worktype select logic change and noise reduction in Mac Audio Class
  • 28-March-2013 : Version 1.10 – see above

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