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First a word of correction on the Flex Systems Documentation listings. Where applicable, kilobytes is abbreviated kB or KB and not KiB. Also where applicable, megabytes is abbreviated MB and not MiB. Minor details...

The idea/suggestion is to add version levels to all of the documentation (brochures, guides, manuals, etc.) As it stands currently, you cannot easily identify when a document has been revised versus the one stored on our hard drive.

Thanks for your time and consideration... 73, Dave K4EET
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Rev. David E. Hamm, K4EET

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Dave, I thought this the first time I came across a KiB or MiB abbreviation, but then I saw it again.  Then I looked it up and found out there was a new set of prefixes.  Technically kB is 1,000 bytes and KiB is 1,024 bytes.  Before this change, kB was used all the time and all of us in the computer world generally knew that kB was REALLY 1,024 bytes.  Some confusion ensued when disk makers started having issues with people calling them on the carpet for the exact number of bytes in a drive.

Anyway, here's a Wikipedia link that talks about the new abbreviations (as of 1998).  I'd have to see exactly where we used them to see if the use is correct:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kibibyte

Also I know the Software Documentation has a revision, a date and a rough list of changes in the first few pages (revision and date on cover).  Most of our brochures have a revision number in the lower right corner of the last page.  So we try to do this.  If you will point out the specific document that doesn't have a revision, we'll get it updated.
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I was hoping that you would list the revision identification right on the webpage with ALL of the documentation. As you have it now, we have to download EVERY document to see if the document has been revised. That is not very productive of my time. All you need to do is:

SmartSDR Brochure (2.3 MiB) Version C or Version 3 or whatever...

right on the webpage.

Thanks for the KiB and MiB info (I did not know that). I knew it was really 1,024 bytes... LOL!

Also, thanks for considering my other suggestion. Let me know if you have any questions.

73, Dave K4EET