Simian 2.3 Now Available with Support for Windows XP, 7, and 8/8.1 on 32bit or 64bit platforms!
March 26, 2015
Free Utilities for BSI Customers
Delete old Voice Tracks
This 'invisible' utility is designed to be run by Simian either once a day, or once a week as a Scheduled APP event and we
suggest placing the file in your c:\bsi32\apps folder.
You pass this utility the path to your Voice Tracks as a COMMAND LINE SWITCH, which will then search for files that start with VT and that are more
than 7-days old, deleting any it finds. Deletion is based on the date that the files were RECORDED so care should be taken
NOT to run this utility if several weeks of voice tracks have been recorded in one go (as this utility would delete all older
For example, from the APP event in Event Builder you'd have:
BSI Filename Cleaner v3.0 (full setup)
BSI has always recommended using filenames conforming to the DOS 8.3 format (8 letters or numbers followed by a period
and three letter file extension) using the letters A-Z, a-z and numbers 0-9 only. While Windows will support filenames
longer than this (and with other letters), these can cause problems with some third-party scheduling
tools and thus the advice still stands.
The BSI Filename Cleaner will remove apostrophes, underscores, and other
non standard letters from audio filenames that are known to cause a problem with BSI and / or third-party
scheduling software. The BSI Filename Cleaner also removes any spaces accidentally added to the start or end of filenames and
will optionally remove digits at the start of a filename (these might have been added as the result of ripping CDs and prefixing
the filename with the CD track number).
NOTE: Make a backup of all audio files/folders before you run this utility incase you inadvertently select an incorrect setting!
BSI Serial Port Utility
Check serial port communications to your serial device. Since HyperTerminal is no longer included with Windows (since Windows Vista), this utility is a great way to test your serial device.
BSI Network Utility
Check TCP or UDP communications to your IP address. This utility is a great way to test that your Metadata, PAD data, or other text based TCP/IP or UDP communications are working properly. The utility can also save all received TCP/UDP data to dated .txt log files, too. Install this utility on your destination computer and set it for the intended port and protocol to check that data is making it to its intended destination. You can also install it on your source computer and set your source application's output to send data to the IP address "127.0.0.1" to check if your application is outputting data to the local loop-back address.
BSI Info Editor
The BSI Info Editor is a file tagger created specifically for BSI Radio Automation Software.
The utility works with Linear PCM, ADPCM, MP3 and MPEG Layer 2 audio files and can tag a
wide range of fields as well as Title, Artist, Intro and Segue Marker.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To remove this software from your PC, please delete the InfoEdit.exe file from c:\bsi32. This
program also makes changes to your Windows Registry (to add Info Editor to the right-click context menu). Please open a
Support Ticket for specific instructions on modifying your Registry to remove this.
Visit the Info Editor Home Page for more details.
The BSI Regsave Backup Utility saves all your BSI specific settings usually stored in the Windows
See the read me file during installation for more information.
SayTime & SayTemp Audio File Installers:
Download these sample audio files to add automated Time & Temperature announce to Simian. The installer also provides a
help file with instructions for re-recording your own files. Do ensure that the
rest of your audio files are in the same format as those you are downloading. DO NOT try to mix Mono and Stereo files.
22,050Hz Linear PCM .wav
44,100Hz Linear PCM .wav
Slyck DLL Management Utility
This utility scans your hard drive for BSI specific system files and corrects any files in the wrong
Simian Weather Utility
Use this utility to retrieve weather data for use in versions of Simian previous to Simian Pro 2.3.0 (this utility is included in the Simian 2.3 Pro installer).
To utilize the data this utility retrieves, add a "GETWEATHER FILE, C:\BSI32\Weather.ini" macro to your Scheduled Events in Simian. Make sure to remove any previous GETWEATHER macros as the weather service previous versions of Simian used was taken off-line by wunderground.com and no longer functions properly.
[LINK] ThinkMan Dimension 4 version 5.0 Time Synchronization Utility.
Internet Time Keeper - free for many BSI customers, this utility requires a small
token payment from commercial users.
[LINK] Windows Media Player
Versions 7.1, 9, 10 and 11 include an MP3 playback Codec.