Olympus DS-150 manual

User manual for the Olympus DS-150 in English. This PDF manual has 18 pages.

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DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER DS-150 Operation Manual E1-2594-01 To avoid problems during recording, always do a test recording first. OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD. San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 03-3340-2211 OLYMPUS AMERICA INC. Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Tel. 516-844-5000/1-800-622-6372 OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.(EUROPA) GMBH. (Premises/Goods delivery) Wendenstrasse 14-16, 20097 Hamburg, Germany. Tel. 040-237730 (Letters) Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany. OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.(U.K.) LTD. 2-8 Honduras Street, London EC1Y0TX, United Kingdom. Tel. 0171-253-2772 “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection. L’ indication “CE” signifie que ce produit est conforme aux exigences concernant la sécurité, la santé, l’environnement et la protection du consommateur. Das “CE” Zeichen bestätigt die übereinstimmung mit den Europäischen Bestimmungen für Betriebssicherheit und Umweltschutz. Il marchio “CE” indica che questo prodotto è conforme alle norme della comunità europea per quanto riguarda la sicurezza, la salute, l’ambiente e la protezione del consumatore. La marca “CE” indica que este producto se encuentra de conformidad con las exigencias europeas sobre seguridad, salud, medio ambiente y protección al consumidor. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 1
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2 3 FOR SAFE AND CORRECT USAGE Thank you for purchasing the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DS-150. Before using your new recorder, read this manual carefully to ensure that you know how to operate it safely and correctly. Keep this manual in an easily accessible location for future reference. • The following symbols indicate important safety related information. To protect yourself and others from personal injury or damage to property, it is essential that you always heed the warnings and information provided. • The symbols are defined below. Warning This symbol warns of actions which carry a risk of death or serious injury in the event of incorrect operation. Caution This symbol warns of actions which carry a risk of personal injury or physical damage in the event of incorrect operation. This symbol warns of prohibited actions. The prohibited action is clearly explained by a diagram or text. This symbol or diagram indicates required actions. BATTERIES Warning Use only specified batteries with this recorder. Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-rechargeable batter- ies. Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassem- bled. Never mix old and new batteries, or batteries of different types and/or brands. Position the batteries with plus and minus polarity correctly aligned. Batteries may can cause problems such as fluid leakage, heat generation, fire ignition or explosion. • Never use any battery with a torn or cracked outer cover. • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. • When a battery is depleted, insulate it by covering the contacts with strips of tape and dispose of it according to local regulations. Warning Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Small children may put a battery in their mouths or swallow it. Should a child swallow a battery, contact a physician immediately. Warning If you notice anything unusual when using this product such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: 1remove the batteries immediately while being careful not to burn yourself,and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the product under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. AC Adapter Warning Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the AC adapter in any way. Doing so could result in electric shock or injury. Warning Keep foreign objects including water, metal, or flammable substances from getting inside the product. These could cause a fire or electric shock. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 2
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5 4 Warning Do not use the AC adapter in the vicinity of flammable gas (including gasoline, benzine and lacquer thinner). Doing so could result in an explosion, fire or electric shock. Warning If the internal parts of the AC adapter are exposed because it has been dropped or otherwise damaged: 1 do not touch any of the exposed parts; 2 immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 3 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. Warning If the AC adapter is dropped in water, or if water, metal, flammable substances or other foreign objects get inside it: 1 immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. Warning If you notice anything unusual when using the AC adapter such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: 1 immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet while being careful not to burn yourself, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. Caution Do not moisten the AC adapter or touch it with a wet hand. This could cause an electric shock. Caution Use only the correct power supply voltage as indicated on the adapter. Do not insert a dusty or dirty power supply plug into a power outlet. Make sure the power supply plug is fully inserted into the power outlet. When the AC adapter is not in use, disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet. Do not damage the power cord. • Do not disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet by pulling on the cord. • Do not place a heavy object on the power cord. • Keep the power cord away from heating equipment. • Do not bend or pull the power cord with excessive force. This could cause a fire or electric shock. RECORDER Warning Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the recorder in any way. This could cause a fire or injury. Warning Do not increase the volume level before starting operation. If the volume is too high, you may get ringing in your ears or impair your hearing. Never use this recorder while riding a bicycle or operating a motor vehicle. Warning Keep this recorder out of the reach of children. When using this recorder with children nearby, be extra careful not to leave the recorder unattended. Children cannot understand the safety warnings and cau- tions. Other potential dangers include: - strangulation by putting the earphone cord around the neck; - injury or electric shock accident due to incorrect operation. Warning If the recorder is dropped in water, or if water, metal, flammable substances or other foreign objects get inside it: 1 immediately remove the batteries or disconnect the Ac adapter’s power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the recorder under these circumstances could result in elec- tric shock or fire. Warning Do not use the recorder where use of this type of equipment is prohibited such as in the airplane and hospital. Doing so could cause electronic equipment and med- ical electric equipment to malfunction. In case you have to use the recorder in an medical establishment, please follow the instructions from each establishment. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 4
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9 8 PRODUCT OVERVIEW MAIN FEATURES This recorder has the following features. XThis digital voice recorder converts voice to digital data, applies high-efficiency compression, and records the compressed data in flash memory. XTwo recording modes can be selected; the standard play (SP) mode allows recording of about 75 minutes (1 message continuous recording) of voice data which can later be used in dictation, and the long play (LP) mode allows long recording of about 160 minutes* (1 message continuous recording). XOverwrite recording, insertion recording and partial erasure functions make it easy to correct and edit recordings. XTwo folders (99 messages/folder) are available for different kinds of recording. XThe Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function saves memory space. XThe LCD panel includes a dot matrix display and clearly displays message numbers, a real-time counter, time remaining, current time and date, operating mode, warnings and other information. XA PC transfer accessory is available for transferring recorded voice data to a PC. In combination with IBM's Via Voice voice recognition software (optionally available, but provided if you have bought the DS-150 Via Voice kit), the voice data can be accurately converted text. XThe recording time available may be shorter than specified if a large number of short recordings are made. (Use the remaining time and recorded time only as references.) GENERAL PRECAUTIONS Do not leave the recorder in hot, humid locations such as inside a closed automobile under direct sun- light or on the beach in the sum- mer. Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such as TVs or refriger- ators. Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive mois- ture or dust. Avoid sand or dirt. These can cause irreparable dam- age. Immediately wipe off any moisture with a dry cloth. Salt water in par- ticular should be avoided. Avoid strong vibra- tions or shocks. Do not use organ- ic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. THINNER Do not operate the recorder in places exposed to excessive mois- ture. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 8
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11 10 BEFORE RECORDING NAMES OF PARTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 J K L M N O P Q R S T 1 REC (Record) button 2 INDEX/FOLDER button 3 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) panel 4 ERASE button 5 Indicator LED 6 Microphone 7 EAR (Earphone) jack 8 MIC (Microphone) jack 9 SP DICT button J MENU switch, up/down control K Play ( ) button L Fast Reverse ( ) button M Fast Forward ( ) button N STOP button O Strap hook P Speaker Q HOLD switch R Battery cover S Power jack T PC I/F (interface) connector LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) INSTALLING THE BATTERIES 1Slide the battery cover R in the direction of the arrow to open it. 2Place an “AAA”-size (LR06, R06 or SUM-4) battery in the lower position then place another on top. 3Make sure that the polarity of each battery is correctly aligned as indicated, then slide the bat- tery cover completely closed. Recording mode Recording time/date Microphone sensitivity Date/Time indicators Current folder indicators Insertion recording indicator Remaining time indicator Remaining battery power 1 2 3 T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 10
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13 12 REPLACING THE BATTERIES When starts blinking on the LCD panel, replace the batteries as soon as possible. If [BATT] and light on the LCD panel, operation will stop. Replace the batteries immediately. If the recorder does not function normally after the batteries have been replaced, see “RESET” on page 32. USING THE AC ADAPTER Plug the optional AC adapter into a house- hold power outlet and connect the power plug to the recorder’s power connector (DC 3 V) S as shown in the illustration. Do not con- nect the AC adapter to the recorder during recording. Always stop recording before con- nection. Otherwise it may not be possible to play back the voice data being recorded. Warning Misuse of the AC adapter can result in damage, fire or electric shock. Always use the dedicated AC adapter. Never use an adapter with different polarity or output voltage. Stop the recorder before disconnecting the AC adapter. When not using the recorder, always disconnect the AC adapter from the power outlet. ERASE SP DICT REC STOP IND EX/ FOLDER SETTING THE CLOCK AND ID NUMBER Once the clock and the user’s ID number have been set, the user ID of the person creating the mes- sage and the time of the day are automatically recorded in the message header. To ease manage- ment of recorded messages, it is recommended that the clock and a 4-digit ID number be set before- hand. Follow the procedure below to set the clock: ERASE SP DICT MENU ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ MENU ERASE SP DICT MENU ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ MENU ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ MENU REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1In the Stop mode, press and hold the MENU switch J for at least 2 seconds. The menu will be dis- played on the LCD panel 3. 2 Turn the MENU switch's up/down control J in the up direction within 4 seconds to display the [Date] and [Time]. 3Press the MENU switch again. The cursor will blink in the year position. 4Press the MENU switch's up/down control to change [Year]. 5When the correct year is displayed, press the MENU switch. The blinking cursor moves to the [Month] position. 6Follow the same procedure to set [Day], [Hour] and [Minute]. When the clock setting is completed, press the MENU switch to enter the ID number setting mode. (To set only the ID number, see page 14.) 7If ID number setting is not required, press the STOP button N instead of the MENU switch after clock setting. This completes menu setting and restores the Stop mode. (When the STOP button is pressed, the clock starts counting seconds.) XAll settings are automatically canceled after three minutes if no further operation takes place. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 12
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15 14 Follow the procedure below to set the user ID number: MENU ERASE SP DICT ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ FOLDER MENU ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ FOLDER MENU 1 2 3 4 1In the Stop mode, press and hold the MENU switch J for at least 2 seconds. The menu will be dis- played on the LCD panel 3. 2twice the MENU switch's up/down control in the down direction to display [ID AAA] (when in the ini- tial setting). The cursor will start blinking at the first digit's position. 3Turn the MENU switch's up/down control in the up direction to change the character displayed: [A] R [B] R [C] …… [X] R [Y] R [Z] R [0] R [1] R [2] R …… [7] R [8] R [9] R [A] R [B]…… 4When the desired character is displayed, press the MENU switch to set it. The blinking cursor moves to the next position. 5Follow the same procedure to set each character. When ID setting is complete, press the MENU switch to enter the Format mode. (See page 31.) 6Pressing the STOP button instead of the MENU switch after ID setting ends menu setting and restores the Stop mode. XIf the Format mode is entered in 5 but you do not need to format the built-in memory, press the STOP button. This ends menu setting and restores the Stop mode. 1Make sure [NEW], memory remaining time, and the message number are displayed on the LCD panel. Ensure there is sufficient remaining time available for your message and select the folder ([A] or [B]), microphone sensitivity ([DICT] or [CONF]) and recording mode ([SP] and [LP]). 2To change the folder, press the INDEX/FOLDER button 2 to move to the position after the last recording in the other folder. To change the microphone sensitivity or recording mode, use the menu (see page 29 for the change procedure). 3Press the REC button 1 to start recording. The LED 5 lights and recording starts. 4Press the STOP button to stop recording and enter the Stop mode. 5You can monitor what is being recorded through an earphone plugged into the EAR jack 7 (recording monitor). X If [NEW] is not displayed when you press the REC button, insertion recording will start. This over- writes the previous recording so be sure you always check the display before pressing the REC button. X If [FULL] is displayed on the LCD panel, additional recording is not possible. In this case, erase unnecessary messages to free up more memory. If there are any messages that you want to pre- serve, transfer the voice data to a PC using the PC transfer kit (available as a standard or optional accessory). X Do not connect or disconnect the AC adapter plug during recording. Always enter the Stop mode before plugging or unplugging the adapter. Otherwise, you will not be able to play back the mes- sage being recorded. X The recording monitor volume cannot be adjusted. X Always use the SP mode if you want to record high-quality voice data suitable for transfer to a PC for use in voice recognition operations. (For more about voice recognition, see page 33.) BASIC OPERATION RECORDING 1 REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER 2 3 4 Remaining memory time Message No. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 14
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17 16 RECORD PAUSE 1 2 3 1To pause recording, press the REC button once. 2Recording is temporarily interrupted. The LCD panel and LED blink for as long as the unit is in the Record-Pause mode. 3To resume recording, press the REC button again. 4Pressing the STOP button during Record-Pause ends the current recording session and engages the Stop mode. X If the unit is left in the Record-Pause mode for three minutes, the Standby mode (Power-Save mode) is automatically engaged and the LCD panel goes out. X When any of the REC, STOP, play, fast-forward and fast-reverse buttons or the MENU switch is pressed in the Standby mode, the Standby mode will be canceled and the Record Pause mode will be engaged. When the REC button is pressed subsequently, recording will resume within the same message number. XVoice data recorded on this unit and stored in the built-in memory is referred to as a message. Each message consists of all voice data recorded from the start of recording to the point where the STOP button is pressed (see below). (Up to 99 messages can be stored per folder.) Pressing the REC button once during recording pauses recording and pressing it again resumes recording within the same message. Message No. 1 Message No. 2 Message No. 2 Record Pause Message No. 3 Pressing REC button Pressing STOP button once Pressing REC button Pressing REC button once H H H H G Pressing REC button Pressing STOP button once H H Pressing REC button Pressing STOP button once H H T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 16
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19 18 FAST PLAYBACK 1Press and hold the Play button K during playback for more than a second to activate fast playback at 1.5 times normal playback. 2Press and hold the Play button during playback for more than a second to return to normal play- back speed. FAST FORWARD 1Press the Fast-Forward button M in the Stop mode to fast-forward through a message. 2Press the STOP button when the target location is reached. The recorder will automatically stop at the end of the message if the STOP button is not pressed beforehand. CUE 1Press and hold the Fast-Forward button during playback to activate the Cue mode. As long as you keep the button is pressed, you will be able to hear the message while it is fast-forwarded. 2When the Fast-Forward button is released, normal playback starts automatically. The recorder will stop automatically when the end of the message is reached. FAST REVERSE 1Press the Fast Reverse button L in the Stop mode to fast reverse the message. 2Press the STOP button when the target location is reached. The recorder will automatically stop at the end of the message if the STOP button is not pressed beforehand. PLAYBACK ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU 3 4 5 1In the Stop mode, press the INDEX/FOLDER button to select the folder containing the message you want to play back. 2Press the Up/Down control (Forward Skip and Reverse Skip) on the MENU switch until the number of the message you want to listen is displayed on the LCD panel. (For information on Forward Skip and Reverse Skip, see pages 20 and 21.) 3Press the Play button K. 4Adjust the playback volume with the Up/Down control on the MENU switch. Volume levels from 0 to 30 are displayed on the LCD panel. 5At the beginning of each recorded message, the time and date of the recording is displayed on the LCD panel for 2 seconds. 6Press the STOP button to end playback and stop the recorder. 7Connect the earphone to the EAR jack to listen to playback through the earphone. 8The recorder will stop automatically when a message has been played back to the end. Press the Play button to start playback of the next message. A warning alarm will sound if you have reached the end of the recorded messages in the folder. 9Press and hold the REC button for less than a second during playback to enter the Playback- Pause mode. 10Press and hold the REC button for less than a second in the Playback-Pause mode to resume playback. Volume max. Volume min. Time/date of recording is displayed for 2 sec. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 18
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21 20 Non-recorded section REVERSE SKIP 1 Press the Fast Reverse button during fast reversing to skip to the beginning of the current mes- sage. 2 If the Fast Reverse button is pressed again within 2 seconds of a reverse skip, the recorder will skip to the beginning of the previous message and stop. XReverse skip can also be initiated in the Stop mode using the Up/Down control on the MENU switch (in the down direction). Message No. 2 Message No. 3 Stop mode Pressing fast reverse button Pressing fast reverse but- ton within 2 sec. H Fast reverse Reverse skip and stop F Pressing fast reverse but- ton during fast reverse Reverse skip and stop Non-recorded section REVIEW 1 Press and hold the Fast Reverse button during recording or playback to activate the Review mode. As long as you keep the button is pressed, you will be able to hear the message while it is fast reversed. 2 When the Fast Reverse button is released or the beginning of the message is reached, normal playback starts automatically. FORWARD SKIP 1 Press the Fast-Forward button during fast-forwarding to skip to the beginning of the next message. 2 If the Fast-Forward button is pressed again within 2 seconds of a forward skip, the recorder will skip to the beginning of the next message and stop. 3 If forward skip is executed at the last message, a new message number and [NEW] will appear on the LCD panel. The recorder is ready record a new message. XForward skip can also be initiated in the Stop mode using the Up/Down control on the MENU switch (in the up direction). Message No. 1 Message No. 2 Message No. 3 Stop mode Pressing fast forward button Pressing fast forward but- ton during fast forward Pressing fast forward button within 2 sec. NEW displayed on LCD E E E H Fast forward Forward skip and stop Skip and stop F F T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 20
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23 22 ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ MENU ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ MENU 2 3 4 2. ERASE ALL (ERASURE OF ALL MESSAGES IN A FOLDER) 1 In the Stop mode, select the folder to be erased by pressing the INDEX/FOLDER button. 2 Press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds), then press the Up/Down control until ERASE ALL is displayed (the word [ALL] will be blinking). 3 Within 4 seconds, press and hold the ERASE button for more than a second. Erasure of all the messages in the selected folder will start. 4 When all messages are erased, [OK] is displayed on the LCD panel for 2 seconds and is then replaced by [NEW]. XIf any button except the ERASE button is pressed during message erasure or if the ERASE button is not pressed within 4 seconds following the appearance of the ERASE ALL warning display, ERASE ALL will be canceled and the normal display will be restored. STANDBY MODE XWhen three minutes have passed in the Stop, Record-Pause or Playback-Pause mode, the recorder enters the Standby (energy saving) mode and the LCD goes out. XTo cancel the Standby mode and return to the previous mode, press any of the REC, STOP, play, fast-forward and fast-reverse buttons or the MENU switch. ERASE ERASE SP DICT MENU ERASE SP DICT MENU ERASE SP DICT MENU 1 2 3 1. ERASING A MESSAGE 1 Select the folder containing the message you want to erase, display the desired message number, then press and hold the ERASE button 4 for more than one second. The displayed message number will blink. 2 Press the ERASE button again within 4 seconds. [ERASE] blinks on the LCD panel . Erasure of the selected message starts. 3 When the message has been erased, [OK] appears on the LCD panel. XWhen a message is erased, the message numbers of all subsequent messages will be automatical- ly adjusted. XIf any button except the ERASE button is pressed during message erasure or if the ERASE button is not pressed within 4 seconds message erasure will be canceled and the normal display will be restored. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 22
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25 24 RECORDING INDEX SIGNALS You can record index signals at important points during recording for instant access to those points during playback. 1 Press the Index button during recording or Record-Pause. [INDX] is displayed on the LCD panel for 2 seconds together with the total number of index signals recorded. 2 The LED blinks during index signal recording. XRecording of the next index signal will not be accepted during the 2-second interval while an index signal is being recorded and the LED is blinking XUp to 16 index signals can be recorded in each message. DETECTING INDEX SIGNALS 1 When an index signal is detected during playback, [INDX] lights on the LCD panel. 2 If the Index button is pressed during playback, the recorder will skip to the next index signal in the same message and then resume playback. 3 If the index button is pressed during fast forward, the recorder will forward skip to the next index signal in the same message and stop. 4 If the index button is pressed during fast reverse, the recording will reverse skip to the previous index signal in the same message and stop. XThe skip operation will not occur if no index signal has been recorded before or after the current position in the same message. CONVENIENT FEATURES VARIABLE CONTROL VOICE ACTUATOR (VCVA) RECORDING In order to improve performance in long recordings, this recorder is equipped with a voice activated recording function (called VCVA by Olympus). This function helps save memory capacity and extends recording time with very little loss of voice data at the moment of activation. ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU ERASE SP DICT MENU 1 2 3 1 Press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display [R-TIME] and [SP] or [LP]. Then adjust the Up/Down control to display [VCVA] and [ON] or [OFF] (see page 29). Pressing the MENU switch within 4 seconds allows you to switch between [ON] and [OFF]. The VCVA function is activated when the STOP button is pressed or if no operation has been performed for 4 seconds after [ON] is displayed. 2 When the built-in microphone detects a voice sound, recording will start automatically. When voice input stops for 2 seconds, recording will pause. The LED lights when recording begins and blinks during Record-Pause. 3 The recording activation level can be adjusted during VCVA recording with the Up/Down control on the MENU switch. Perform a test recording and adjust the level between 1 and 30 to match the recording environment. XThe VCVA activation level differs depending on the sensitivity of the microphone. See page 30 for details on the microphone sensitivity setting. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 24
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27 26 ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU 3 4 5 3. PARTIAL ERASURE 1 Stop playback at the start of the section you want to erase. 2 In the Stop mode, press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display the menu on the LCD panel (the first menu displayed is the R-TIME setting menu). 3 Press the Up/Down control on the MENU switch to display the Partial Erasure menu ([ERSE]) is shown on the LCD panel together with the current position. 4 Press the MENU switch to start playback. Press the MENU switch again at the point where you want to stop erasing. (The Partial Erasure display starts blinking.) 5 Within 4 seconds, press and hold the ERASE button for more than 1 second. The selected part of the message is erased and [OK] appears on the LCD. The Stop mode is restored. XThe Partial Erasure mode is canceled when a button other than the ERASE button is pressed or if the ERASE button is not pressed within 4 seconds after the Partial Erasure display starts blinking. EDITING MESSAGES 1. OVERWRITE RECORDING When the REC button is pressed in the middle of a message while in the Stop mode or in the Playback-Pause mode, overwrite recording starts from that point. XOverwrite recording is possible only within a single message. XOverwrite recording can be continued for an extended period as long as sufficient memory remains. ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU ERASE SP DICT REC STOP INDEX/ FOLDER MENU 3 4 5 2. INSERT RECORDING 1 Stop playback at the point you want to insert a recording. 2 In the Stop mode, press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display the menu on the LCD panel (the first menu displayed is the R-TIME setting menu). 3 Press the Up/Down control on the MENU switch to display the Recording Mode menu ([MODE] is shown on the LCD panel). The LCD panel should also show the current status ([OVER-W] or [INSERT]). 4 Pressing the MENU switch within 4 seconds allows you to switch between [OVER-W] (overwrite recording mode) and [INSERT] (insert recording mode). The Insert Recording mode starts when the STOP button is pressed or when no operation is performed for 4 seconds while [INSERT] is displayed. 5 Make the recording. 6 Press the STOP button to end insert recording. XInsert recording is possible only once after mode setting. The insert recording mode is canceled as soon as any other operation (playback, etc.) is started after mode setting. To use insert recording again, repeat steps 1 to 6. XInsert recording is not possible if there is no memory remaining. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 26
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29 28 MENU OPERATION When the MENU switch is pressed (for less than 2 seconds), the LCD panel displays the first menu. (In the first menu the LCD panel initially displays [R-TIME] and [SP] or [LP] as described in "1. Recording mode".) Using the Up/Down control on the MENU switch allows you to change the settings of "2 Microphone Sensitivity", "3. VCVA setting", "4. Insert recording mode", "5. Partial erasure", "6. Moving messages between folders" and "7. ERASE ALL" as described below. When the MENU switch is kept pressed (for more than 2 seconds), the LCD panel displays the second menu. (In the second menu the LCD panel initially displays "1. Alarm setting (ON/OFF)".) Adjusting the Up/Down control and pushing the MENU switch allows you to change the settings of "2. Time/date setting", "3. ID number setting" and "4. Formatting" as described below. M-SENS R-TIME R-MODE Stop mode VCVA ERASE ALL ERASE MOVE More than 2 seconds *Flow in Down direction M-SENS R-TIME R-MODE Stop mode VCVA ERASE ALL ERASE MOVE More than 2 seconds *Flow in Up direction First menu Stop mode More than 2 seconds *Flow in Down direction Stop mode More than 2 seconds *Flow in Up direction Time/date ALARM I D FORMAT Time/date ALARM I D FORMAT Down direction operation Up direction operation Push operation Menu switch operation * When the STOP button is pressed either in the first or second menu, the recorder will return to the Stop mode. Second menu ALARMS This recorder is preset to automatically generate the following alarms. You can cancel any alarm with a simple setting operation. 1.Record end alarm Sound: Beep, long beep,...beep, long beep.... Condition: Sounds when the recorder runs out of remaining memory during recording. 2.Record pre-end alarm Sound: Long beep every 15 seconds. Condition: Sounds when the remaining memory drops below 90 seconds during recording. 3.Message end alarm Sound: Low-pitched beep. Condition: Sounds when the end or beginning of a message is reached. 4.Operation alarm Sound: Beep Condition: Sounds when the press of the REC button is accepted. XWhen the earphone is plugged in, the built-in speaker does not generate alarms. (Alarm setting change procedure) 1 In the Stop mode, press and hold the MENU switch for more than 2 seconds to display the alarm setting menu ([ALARM] and [ON] or [OFF]) appears on the LCD panel. 2 Pressing the MENU switch within 4 seconds allows you to switch the alarm setting between[ON] and [OFF]. The selected alarm setting is set when the STOP button is pressed or when no opera- tion is performed for 4 seconds while the desired alarm setting is displayed. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 28
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31 30 u Second menu 1.Alarm setting (ON/OFF) : See page 28. 2. Time/date setting : See page 13. 3. ID number setting : See page 14. 4. Formatting Under normal use, it is not usually necessary to format the built-in flash memory since it is format- ted before shipment from the factory. To restore the memory to its original condition, follow the procedure below to format the memory. 1 In the Stop mode, press the Up/Down control on the MENU switch or press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display the menu on the LCD panel. 2 Press the Up/Down control on the MENU switch to display the Formatting (Warning) menu ([FORM] is displayed together with a blinking [YES?]). 3 Press the MENU switch within 4 seconds. The memory will be formatted, the LCD panel will display [OK] and the recorder will enter the Stop mode. The formatting mode is canceled if the STOP button is pressed or if no operation is performed for 4 seconds after the formatting dis- play starts blinking. X Remember that formatting erases all data (including recorded voice data, time/date and ID number data) in memory. Be careful. HOLD Setting the HOLD switch Q to the HOLD (upper) position locks the recorder in the current mode. All operation buttons are disabled. This is convenient when carrying the recorder in a bag or pocket since it prevents any operational errors due that could be caused by the accidental press of a button. XWhen the HOLD switch is set to the HOLD (upper) position in the Stop mode, the LCD will go out and the recorder will enter the Standby mode. v First menu 1.Recording mode (SP/LP) 1 In the Stop mode, press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display the menu on the LCD panel ([R-TIME] and [SP] or [LP]). 2 Pressing the MENU switch within 4 seconds allows you to switch between [SP] (Standard Play mode capable of voice recognition) and [LP] (Long Play mode). The selected recording mode is set when the STOP button is pressed or when no operation is performed for 4 seconds while the selected mode is displayed. X Recording time is about 75 minutes in the SP mode and about 160 minutes in the LP mode. (1 message continuous recording: The recording time available may be shorter than specified if a large number of short recordings are made. Use the remaining time only as a reference.) X The recording mode cannot be changed within the same message. 2. Microphone sensitivity 1 In the Stop mode, press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display the menu on the LCD panel (the first menu displayed is the R-TIME setting menu). 2 Press the Up/Down control on the MENU switch to display the Microphone Sensitivity setting menu ([M-SENS] is displayed on the LCD panel). 3 Pressing the MENU switch within 4 seconds allows you to switch between [DICT] (suitable for voice recognition) and [CONF] (high sensitivity mode that makes the microphone capable of recording ambient sound as well). The selected microphone sensitivity is set when the STOP button is pressed or when no operation is performed for 4 seconds while the selected sensitivity level is displayed. XThe actuation level for VCVA will vary depending on the microphone sensitivity setting 3. VCVA setting See page 24. 4. Insert recording mode See page 26. 5. Partial erasure (specification and execution) See page 27. 6. Moving messages between folders 1 In the Stop mode, press the MENU switch once (for less than 2 seconds) to display the menu on the LCD panel (the first menu displayed is the R-TIME setting menu). 2 Press the Up/Down control on the MENU switch to display the Move Message menu ([MOVE] is displayed together with [ARB] or [BRA]). 3 Press the MENU switch within 4 seconds. The messages in the current folder (A or B) will be moved to the other folder, the LCD panel will display word [OK] and the recorder will return to the Stop mode. The Move Message mode is canceled when the STOP button is pressed or when no operation is performed for 4 seconds after the Move Message menu is displayed. 7. ERASE ALL (execution) See page 23. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 30
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33 32 DICTATION MODE BUTTON For optimum results in voice recognition and voice-text conver- sion, press the DICTATION MODE button 9. All settings are automatically adjusted to ensure best results. • Recording mode setting: Standard Play (SP) mode • Microphone sensitivity setting: Dictation (DICT) mode • Alarm setting: The alarms are set to OFF. XVoice data recorded in the long play (LP) mode cannot be used in voice recognition. ERASE SP DICT INDEX/ FOLDER MENU TROUBLESHOOTING (Questions and Answers) Q-1: No display on the LCD panel. A-1: Are the batteries correctly installed? Are the batteries dead? Is the HOLD switch set to HOLD position? Is the Standby mode engaged? Q-2: No operation accepted. A-2: Is the HOLD switch set to HOLD? Are the batteries dead? Is the battery cover open? Q-3: Recording is not possible. A-3: Is the remaining memory at zero? Q-4: The indicator LED does not light during recording. A-4: Is there any memory remaining? Is the HOLD switch set to HOLD? Q-5: An alarm sounds during recording. A-5: Is the remaining memory low or at zero? Q-6: No sound during playback or playback volume is low. A-6: Is the volume set to an optimum level? Q-7: Index signals are not being recorded? A-7: Have 16 index signals already been recorded? Q-8: The clock and ID number have been reset. A-8: Was the memory formatted? Q-9: The clock time has changed. A-9: Did you take a long time to open the battery cover and the batteries? Set the clock again if you want the correct time. Q-10: The AC adapter does not work. A-10: Are you using optical adapter? OTHER RESET If an LCD panel display or operational error occurs, gently press the reset button inside the battery compartment with a slender object such as the tip of a ball-point pen. Do not remove the batteries. XPreviously recorded messages will not be erased. XPressing the reset button may alter the clock time slightly (because the clock stops temporarily when the battery compartment is opened). XDo not press the reset button with a sharp object. TRANSFERRING DATA TO A PC This recorder is equipped with a PC/IF connector T to enable recorded voice data to be transferred to a PC. For more details on how to transfer data and voice recognition software, refer to the instruc- tion manual provided with the DS-150 Via Voice kit (if you have purchased it). T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 32
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35 34 ACCESSORIES (OPTIONAL) • AC adapter (A321: US and Canada, A322: Europe (except U.K.)) • PC data transfer kit • USB-compatible PC transfer adapter (RA5) • Noise canceling external microphone (ME12) SPECIFICATIONS Recording format Digital recording in accordance with IVA digital speech standard Recording medium Built-in flash memory Specified input level –70 dBv Overall frequency response SP mode: 300 to 5,000 Hz. LP mode: 300 to 3,000 Hz. Recording time SP mode: Approx. 75 min. (1 message continuous recording) LP mode: Approx. 160 min. (1 message continuous recording) Speaker Built-in 28 mm round dynamic speaker Microphone jack 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 2 kΩ Earphone jack 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ω Maximum output (3 V DC) 100 mW or more ( 8 Ω speaker) Power supply Rated voltage: 3 V DC Batteries: Two “AAA”-size batteries (LR03 or R03) External power supply: AC adapter Battery life (recording) Approx. 10 hours (according to Olympus tests using alkaline batter- ies) Size 116(H) × 43(W) × 14.5(D) mm (without protrusions) Weight 74 grams (including batteries) * Specifications, design and accessories are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: DS-150 Trade Name: DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER Responsible Party: OLYMPUS AMERICA INC. Address: Tow Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Telephone Number: 516-844-5000/800-622-6372 This device Complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Canadian RFI This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital appa- ratus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. Cet apparail numerique ne depasse pas les limits de Categorie B pour les emissions de gruit radio emanant d’appareils numeriques, tel que prevu dans les Reglements sur l’Interference Radio du Department Canadian des Communications. T572InstDS-150-E.Q33J1999/4/260:57PM y [ W 34

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