CLIO 12.5 Software is now the new measurement software for the CLIO System. Each CLIO System is composed by the CLIO software coupled to the proprietary Audiomatica FW-02 USB Interface (24-bit at 192 kHz). The new CLIO 12.5 software version adds new function, such as a new stereo input and output control for the Multi-Meter, Peak Meter to monitor input signal, 0.1dB output level control, output DC voltage control, new STIPA direct measurement features for rooms and auditoria characterization, as well as new Quality Control graphics management features. The new stereo multi-meter panel provides all standard measurements, from SPL (dBSPL, dBPa, dBA, dBC) and Voltage (V, dBV, dBu, dBr), all the way to interchannel phase.
As Audiomatica details, there's also a new Graph Report Window and Windows layout functions. These new graphical functions allow users to display not only final test results, but all the associated curves in different graphs inside a dedicated graph report window. Each graph can be separately titled and formatted and, inside the same graphical container it is also possible to accumulate more graphs coming from different measurements. Windows layout functions allow users to define desired QC desktop settings and store them for later manual or automatic recall during testing. Finally, a new WAV2SIN processing function permits asynchronous QC test recording on multiple wave files and then analyzing them using ADB or ALSA devices.
The updated CLIO System supports all types of audio measurements in electronic equipment, environmental noise, rooms acoustics, and loudspeaker systems, now expanding features for measurements in hearing aids, Bluetooth and smart speakers with multiple microphone arrays. As demonstrated during the 147th International AES convention in New York (October 2019), the company has now published a two part application note introducing a proof-of-concept CLIO 12.5 QC application to test a seven microphone array and speaker as typically used in smart devices such as Amazon Echo or Google Assistant.
CLIO Pocket 2.1
Audiomatica has also released the CLIO pocket 2.1 software. This is mainly a bug fix release that improves stability and introduces minor updates, but at least an updated version of the Clio Pocket Manual is now available. The update to version 2.1 if free for all users already using CLIO Pocket 2 through the company’s CLIO Software Upgrade Service. Unfortunately, Audiomatica still didn't introduce the much expected support for Apple's newest macOS 10.15 Catalina, which dropped support for 32 bits applications and strengthened the security requirements for applications distributed outside their App Store. Audiomatica says they are still working on a 64 bit version of CLIO Pocket but do not have a fixed release date yet. The company says that it is also working on streamlining application distribution according to the new Apple requirements.