Olympus DS-2000 manual

User manual for the Olympus DS-2000 in English. This PDF manual has 44 pages.

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1 DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER DS-2000 INSTRUCTIONS Please read these instructions for information about using the product correctly and safely. Keep the instructions handy for future reference. To ensure successful recordings, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use.
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2 For Safe And Correct Usage Thank you for purchasing the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder DS-2000. 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 warning 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. General Precautions ● Do not leave the recorder in hot, humid locations such as inside a closed automobile under direct sunlight or on the beach in the summer. ● Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive moisture or dust. ● Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. ● Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such as TVs or refrigerators. ● Avoid sand or dirt. These can cause irreparable damage. ● Avoid strong vibrations or shocks. ● Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself. ● Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, or go-cart). ● Keep the unit out of the reach of children. IBM, PC/AT and ViaVoice are the trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Macintosh and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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3 Batteries Warning • Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassembled. • Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-rechargeable batteries. • Never use any battery with a torn or cracked outer cover. • Keep batteries out of the reach of children. • 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; 2call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. AC Adapter Warning • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the AC adapter in any way. • Keep foreign objects including water, metal, or flammable substances from getting inside the product. • Do not moisten the AC adapter or touch it with a wet hand. • Do not use the AC adapter in the vicinity of flammable gas (including gasoline, benzine and lacquer thinner). In case • ... the internal parts of the AC adapter are exposed because it has been dropped or otherwise damaged: • ... the AC adapter is dropped in water, or if water, metal flammable substances or other foreign objects get inside it: • ... you notice anything unusual when using the AC adapter such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: 1do not touch any of the exposed parts; 2immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 3call 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.
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4 Main Features ● The DS-2000 digital voice recorder stores highly compressed DSS audio files on SmartMedia cards. ● The DS-2000 supports two recording modes: SP (Standard Playback) mode and LP (Long Playback) mode (→ P.18). The included 8MB SmartMedia card records approximately 1 hours and 15 minutes* in SP mode and approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes* in LP mode. An optional 64MB SmartMedia card can hold up to 22 hours and 20 minutes* of recordings. ● The Variable Control VoiceActuator (VCVA) reduces memory usage by turning the recorder off when it senses silence (→ P.24). ● Recorded audio files can be stored in three separate folders for easy identification at a later time. ● The LCD screen displays file numbers, a real-time counter, remaining recording time, current time and date, operating mode, and warnings in a clear format. ● The editing capability allows you to insert additional recording into previously recorded audio files (→ P.29). ● Accessories are available for transferring recorded voice data to a PC. In combination with IBM’s ViaVoice speech recognition software (optionally available from IBM), the voice data can automatically converted to text. * The 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.)
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5 Table of Contents Getting Started SmartMedia ................................................ 6 Identification of Parts ................................. 8 Preparing For Recording Inserting Batteries .................................... 10 Replacing Batteries .................................. 11 Using the AC Adapter ............................... 11 Inserting and Ejecting SmartMedia cards ............................. 12 Setting Time/Date .................................... 14 Basic operations Recording ................................................. 16 Microphone Sensitivity ............................. 17 Recording Modes ..................................... 18 Playing ..................................................... 19 Erasing ..................................................... 22 Other functions Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) ....................... 24 Inserting Recordings into Previous Files ................................................... 25 Index Marks ............................................. 26 Locking Files ............................................ 27 Alarm Playback Function ......................... 28 System Sounds ........................................ 30 Moving Files Across Folders .................... 31 Assigning Folder Names .......................... 32 Formatting SmartMedia ........................... 34 Transferring Data to a PC ........................ 35 Other Information Hold .......................................................... 36 Reset ........................................................ 36 Training your PC for Voice Recognition ... 37 Menu List ................................................. 38 Alarm Message List ................................. 39 Troubleshooting ....................................... 40 Specifications ........................................... 41 Accessories (optional) .............................. 42 Technical Assistance And Support ........... 43
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6 SmartMedia SmartMedia What is SmartMedia? SmartMedia is a type of removable IC memory card. With more memory than a floppy disk, SmartMedia cards facilitate data exchange with personal computers, and can be used to store data. Optional SmartMedia cards are available to add capacity as needed, in addition to the included 8MB SmartMedia card. When purchasing SmartMedia cards of various memory capacities, specify 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMedia cards (in memory sizes of 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64MB) for the Olympus CAMEDIA digital camera series. Notes • Commercial 5 V SmartMedia cards cannot be used. • This product is compatible with SmartMedia cards that have the copyright protection ID feature, and with SmartMedia cards without the ID feature. (Audio files recorded with this product are not protected by copyright law.) • Never use SmartMedia cards with products that are not compliant with the SSFDC Forum* (including certain models of MP3 players). * The SSFDC Forum is a voluntary organization committed to promoting SmartMedia as a de facto standard in the industry. The DS-2000 adheres to a format recommended by the SSFDC Forum. Memory Sizes of SmartMedia Cards and Approximate Recording Times* Memory Size SP Mode LP Mode 4MB 35 min. 1 hr.20 min. 8MB 1 hr.15 min. 2 hr.45 min. 16MB 2 hr.35 min. 5 hr.30 min. 32MB 5 hr.10 min. 11 hr.10 min. 64MB 10 hr.25 min. 22 hr.20 min. * Recording time is calculated using a single audio file recorded continuously. If audio files are recorded intermittently, recording time may be shorter than indicated. Audio Recording Format The DS-2000 stores highly compressed DSS (Digital Speech Standard) audio files on SmartMedia cards.
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7 SmartMedia Write-protect SmartMedia A write-protect seal (supplied with SmartMedia card) can be attached to a SmartMedia card to guard against accidental recording, erasing, and formatting. Attach the write-protect seal to the write-protect area to prevent valuable data from being erased accidentally. Remove the write-protect seal before recording or erasing. Notes • Attach the write-protect seal to the write-protect area carefully, without letting the seal stick out, lift, or peel. • Do not use commercial seals. • Write-protect seals cannot be reused. • A dirty write-protect seal may disable the write- protect feature. Wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. • A SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it may not be write-protected when using the card with other products. Write-protect area
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8 Identification of Parts 1 Built-in microphone 2 FOLDER button 3 PLAY button 4 REW (Rewind) /– button 5 FF (Fast Forward) /+ button 6 INDEX button 7 ERASE button 8 Built-in speaker 9 MENU button 0 STOP button ! REC (Record) button @ Display (LCD panel) # Record/Play indicator lamp $ VOLUME control % Earphone jack ^ SmartMedia slot & Microphone jack * SmartMedia ejection switch ( POWER/LOCK switch ) MICSENS (Microphone sensitivity) switch - VCVA switch = HOLD switch q Power jack w PC (USB) terminal e Battery cover Identification of Parts
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9 Display (LCD Panel) 1 Folder 2 Battery indicator 3 Recording date/time mark 4 Remaining memory mark 5 Total file time mark 6 Record mode 7 Alarm mark 8 Erase lock mark 9 Current file 0 Current time, elapsed time, recording time, operation guides, menu display, etc. !Date, remaining memory, total recording time of the playing file, operation guides, etc. Stopped State The display shows the current time if the recorder is stopped and is not recording, playing, erasing an audio file or performing any other operation. Identification of Parts
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10 Inserting Batteries 1Slide open the battery cover. 2Insert two AAA alkaline batteries, observing the correct polarity. 3Close the battery cover completely. Inserting Batteries
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11 Replacing Batteries The battery indicator on the display changes as the batteries lose power. → → → When the batteries are too weak, the recorder shuts down and “BATTERY LOW” appears on the display. When appears on the display, replace the batteries as soon as possible.AAA alkaline batteries* are recommended. * The two AAA alkaline batteries provide approximately 11 hours of continuous recording and playback. Battery life depends on the operating environment and other conditions. Notes • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. Unloading the batteries while the recorder is recording, erasing or otherwise accessing an audio file may corrupt the file. • Be sure to replace both batteries at the same time. • Never mix old and new batteries, or batteries of different types and/or brands. • If it takes longer than 3 minutes to replace dead batteries, the internal rechargeable backup battery will be exhausted, so you may have to reset the time when you load fresh batteries. • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. Using the AC Adapter “BATTERY LOW” Replacing Batteries/Using the AC Adapter Plug the optional AC adapter (Olympus Model A321 orA322) into household power outlet and connect the power plug to the recorder’s power connector (DC 3 V) as shown in the illustration. Always stop recording before connection. Otherwise it may not be possible to play back the voice data being recorded. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE • Always stop recording before connection or disconnection. • When the AC adapter is not in use, disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet. • Use only the correct power supply voltage as indicated on the adapter. • Do not use the AC adapter when connecting the recorder to the USB port.
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12 Inserting and Ejecting SmartMedia cards 1Insert the SmartMedia in the correct direction. Push the SmartMedia card fully into position. 2Set the POWER/LOCK switch to ON. The display appears. ································································································ Notes • If an unformatted SmartMedia card is inserted, “FORMAT YES?” will display automatically. Format the SmartMedia card (→ P.34). • Never use any SmartMedia card other than one that has been formatted on this unit or on a CAMEDIA series Olympus digital camera (→ P.6). When the SmartMedia card is inserted properly, “PLEASE WAIT” flashes on the display. Inserting SmartMedia cards Insert the SmartMedia card into the slot as shown below. Inserting and Ejecting SmartMedia cards INDEX REC STOP 1 POWER /LOCK ON OFF 2 contact area SmartMedia slot
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13 Ejecting SmartMedia cards 1Set the POWER/LOCK switch to OFF. The display disappears. 2Raise the SmartMedia ejection switch. Pull the SmartMedia card out with your fingers. ····································································· The SmartMedia ejection switch won’t work if the POWER/LOCK switch is set to ON. Attention • SmartMedia cards are precision devices. Never force the cards when inserting them, or subject them to sharp blows. • Avoid handling and storing SmartMedia cards in a hot, damp environment. • Do not touch the contact area (gold electrodes) of the SmartMedia card with bare hands. If a SmartMedia card gets dirty, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. • SmartMedia cards may be vulnerable to electrostatic data corruption. When carrying a SmartMedia card, put it in its case. Remember to back up data from SmartMedia cards to a PC or other storage medium from time to time (→ P.35). • Corrupted, lost, or erased data cannot be restored. 1 2 POWER /LOCK ON OFF Inserting and Ejecting SmartMedia cards SmartMedia inserted fully into the slot When you set the POWER/LOCK switch to the ON position, “PLEASE WAIT” flashes on the display. SmartMedia not inserted fully into the slot When you set the POWER/LOCK switch to the ON position, “INSERT CARD” flashes on the display for 2 seconds. Pressing any button with no SmartMedia card inserted causes “INSERT CARD” to appear again. Push the SmartMedia card fully into position. Bottom side of SmartMedia projecting from the slot
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14 Setting Time/Date If you have set the time and date, information as to when an audio file is recorded is stored automatically with that file. The time and date should be set to ease audio file management tasks. The time and date setting is also needed to perform the alarm playback function (→ P.28, 29). 1Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→P.38). 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the time/date setup screen. 3Press the PLAY button. Time/Date screen appears. The hour indicator flashes, indicating the start of the time/date setup process. 4Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set the time and date: Time and date setup proceeds in the order of hour, minute, year, month, and date. 1 Press the FF/+ button or REW/– button to set a value. 2 Press the PLAY button to accept the value. 5Press the STOP button to end. This completes the time setup procedure. FF/+ or REW/– button (alters a choice) PLAY button (accepts a choice and moves on to the next item) STOP button MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE Setting Time/Date Time/Date Screen Hour Month Minute Date Year
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15 Setting Time/Date Note If you press the STOP button during the setup operation, the clock will use the items that were set to that point.
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16 Recording The recorder provides three folders, A, B, and C, and each message recorded in a folder is saved as a Digital Speech Standard (DSS) file. These three folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, folder A might be used to store private information, while folder B might be dedicated to holding business information (→ P.32, 33). Up to 199 messages can be recorded per folder. 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. The folder name is displayed for 1 second. 2Press the REC button to start recording. The record/play indicator lamp glows red. Aim the microphone at the sound source. 3Press the STOP button to stop recording. ................................................................................................ Notes • A beep will sound when remaining recording time reaches 60 seconds, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds while recording. • While recording is in progress, never disconnect or connect the AC adapter even if the recorder contains batteries. This may result in failure to play the recorded file. Recording MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 2 3 Microphone c Current recording time dRemaining recording time { a Current file number b Total number of files recorded in the folder
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17 Pause Recording Pause Press the REC button while recording. ➥“REC PAUSE” will flash on the display. Resume Recording Press the REC button again. ➥Recording will resume at the point of interruption. Note The recorder stops when it has been left paused for 10 minutes or longer. Listening While Audio Is Recorded (Recording Monitor) Insert the earphone into the earphone jack to monitor what is being recorded. (The volume is fixed.) Recording/Microphone Sensitivity Microphone Sensitivity Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. Using the MICSENS switch, choose between the CONF and DICT positions. CONF : High-sensitivity mode that records sounds in all directions. DICT : Low-sensitivity mode suited for dictation. ····································································· Notes • An optional ME7 conference microphone is recommended for recording conferences in CONF mode if people speaking are located far away from the recorder. • Choose DICT mode if you want to use voice- recognition software, such as ViaVoice from IBM. INDEX REC STOP MICSENS CONF DICT
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18 Recording Modes Recording Modes You can choose between two recording modes: SP (Standard Playback) mode and LP (Long Playback) mode. The included 8MB SmartMedia card holds approximately 1 hours and 15 minutes in SP mode and approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes in LP mode. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 5 1 2,4 3 1Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→ P.38). 2Press the PLAY button. The recording mode setup process begins. 3Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose between SP and LP. 4Press the PLAY button. The recording mode setup process ends. 5Press the STOP button to close the menu. ................................................................................................ Notes • Choose SP mode for recording meetings or lectures with crisp clarity. • Choose SP mode if you want to use voice-recognition software, such as ViaVoice from IBM.
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19 Playing 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the file that you want to play*. The time and date when the file was recorded are displayed. 3Press the PLAY button to start playback. The record/play indicator lamp glows green. 4Adjust the VOLUME control to your liking. The recorder stops automatically when it finishes playing each file. ................................................................................................ * As long as you hold the FF/+ or REW/– button, files are skipped continuously (continuous skip). MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 3 2 4 Low High Playing a Recorded time and date of the selected file b Current playback time c Total recording time of the file being played {
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20 Playing Canceling Playback Stop Press the STOP button. ➥The recorder returns to the beginning of the file being played. Pause Press the PLAY button. ➥“PLAY PAUSE” flashes on the display. Resume Playback Press the PLAY button again. ➥Playback will resume at the point of interruption. Note The recorder stops when it has been left paused for 10 minutes or longer. Playback Functions Skip a File While Playing It Press the FF/+ button while playing a file. ➥The recorder skips to the beginning of the next file and starts playing it. (If an index mark is encountered midway (→ P.26), playback begins at that position.) Reverse Skip a File While Playing It Press the REW/– button while playing a file. ➥The recorder skips to the beginning of the current file and starts playing it. (If an index mark is encountered midway (→ P.26), playback begins at that position.) Fast Playback Hold the PLAY button for 1 second or longer while playing a file. ➥The recorder plays back at approximately 50% faster than the normal rate. • After fast playback is canceled, playback returns to normal rate. Canceling Fast Playback Hold the PLAY button for 1 second or longer again*. ➥Playback returns to normal rate. * Press the PLAY button momentarily (for less than 1 second) to pause with fast playback enabled. Playing
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21 Cue (Fast Forward While Playing) Hold the FF/+ button while playing a file. • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the FF/+ button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. • If an index mark is encountered in the middle of the file, the recorder stops at that point, but will proceed with the cue when the FF/+ button is still pressed. Canceling a Cue Release the FF/+ button where you want the file played. ➥Playback begins. Review (Fast Rewind While Playing) Hold the REW/– button while playing a file. • The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the REW/– button to proceed with the review from the end of the next file. • If an index mark is encountered in the middle of the file, the recorder stops at that point, but will proceed with the review if the REW/– button is still pressed. Canceling the Review Release the REW/– button where you want the file played. ➥Playback begins. Playing
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22 Erasing Erasing One File at a Time A selected file can be erased from a folder. 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the file you want to erase. 3Press the ERASE button. “FILE ERASE?” flashes on the display for 8 seconds. 4Press the ERASE button again. The display lights continuously to indicate erasing has started. “ERASE OK” is displayed when the file is erased. File numbers are incremented automatically. ································································································· Notes • An erased file cannot be restored. • Locked files cannot be erased (→ P.27). • Files stored on a SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it cannot be erased (→ P.7). MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 2 3,4 a Current folder Erasing b File to be erased
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23 Erase All Files from a Folder All files in a folder can be erased simultaneously, except for locked files (→ P.27). 1Press the FOLDER button to choose the folder in which you want to erase all files. 2Press the ERASE button for 3 seconds or longer. “ALL ERASE?” flashes on the display for 8 seconds. 3Press the ERASE button again. The display lights continuously to indicate erasing has started. “ERASE OK” is displayed when the files are erased. Locked files are reassigned file numbers in ascending order. ................................................................................................ Notes • It might take more than ten seconds to complete erasing tracks. Do not eject the SmartMedia card before erasing is finished. • Files stored on a SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it cannot be erased (→ P.7). MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 2,3 a Folder from which to erase files Erasing
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24 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) When the microphone senses that sounds have reached a preset volume, the built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) starts recording automatically, and stops when the volume drops. Particularly helpful for extended recording, the VCVA not only conserves memory by turning off recording during silent periods, but also makes playback more efficient and convenient. 1Start recording with the VCVA switch set to ON. When the volume falls to a preset level or lower, recording automatically pauses, and “STANDBY VCVA” flashes on the display. The record/play lamp glows when recording starts and flashes when recording pauses. 2Using the VOLUME control, adjust the start/stop actuation level. The higher the VOLUME control is set, the more sensitive the start/stop level becomes, allowing recording to automatically begin at a quieter level. ································································································ Notes • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (→ P.17). • To ensure successful recordings, prior testing and adjustment of the start/stop actuation level is recommended. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 2 1 Low High Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator
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25 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the file into which you want to insert additional recordings. 3Press the PLAY button to start playback. 4Press the PLAY button at the point where you want to insert a recording. Playback pauses. 5Press the REC button to start inserting additional recordings. The record/play indicator lamp glows red. 6Press the STOP button to stop inserting additional recordings. Inserting Recordings into Previous Files Additional recordings can be inserted into previously recorded files. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 3,4 2 6 5 Inserting Recordings into Previous Files ······················································································································································· The dog is cute. The dog is cute. so Existing file into which data is to be inserted Data to be inserted Pause Insert Recording Pause Press the PLAY button. ➥ “INSERT PAUSE” flashes on the display. Resume Insert Recording Press the PLAY button again. ➥ Insert recording resumes. Notes • The recording time and date of the file into which recording has been inserted is updated to the time and date of when the inserted recording was recorded. • You cannot select any recording mode other than that of the original file before insert recording (→ P.18). a Current folder b Existing file into which data is to be inserted
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26 Index Marks Setting an Index Mark 1Press the INDEX button during recording or playback to set an index mark. An index mark is set and the index number appears on the display. Clearing an Index Mark 1Play the file with the index mark you want to clear. 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the index mark to be cleared. 3Press the ERASE button while the index number appears for about 2 seconds on the display. The index mark is erased. Index numbers are reassigned automatically. ································································································ Notes • Up to 16 index marks can be set in a file. Attempting to set more index marks will cause “INDEX FULL” to appear on the display. • Index marks cannot be set or cleared in a file stored on a SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it (→ P.7). • Index marks cannot be set or cleared in a locked file (→ P.27). Index marks can be incorporated into a file during recording or playback to make it easy to locate interesting information. Index marks enable faster access to important information by pressing the FF/+ or REW/– button. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 2 1 3 Index Marks
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27 Locking Files Locking Files 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the file you want to lock. 3Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→ P.38). 4Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to open the locking screen. 5Press the PLAY button. The file locking setup process begins. 6Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose between ON and OFF. ON : Locks the file and prevents it from being erased. OFF: Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased. 7Press the PLAY button to complete the setup process. If you select ON, the lock mark appears on the display. 8Press the STOP button to close the menu. ································································································ Notes • You cannot insert additional recordings into locked files or set index marks in locked files. • Files stored on a SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it cannot be locked. • Locked files are erased when a SmartMedia card is formatted. Locking a file keeps important data from being accidentally erased. Locked files are not erased when you choose to erase all files from a folder (→ P.23). MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 8 2,4,6 5,7 1 3 a Current folder b File to be locked c Lock mark
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28 Alarm Playback Function Alarm Playback Function 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the file to be played when the alarm sounds. 3Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→ P.38). 4Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to open the alarm playback setup screen. 5Press the PLAY button. The alarm playback setup process begins. 6Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose between ON and OFF. ON: Enables alarm playback. OFF: Disables alarm playback. 7Press the PLAY button to complete the setup process. When you choose ON, the alarm mark lights and the scheduled time setup process begins. The time indicator will flash. → Step 8 When you choose OFF, the alarm playback setup process ends, and the alarm mark disappears. → Step 12 a Current folder b File to be played when alarm sounds MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 3 5,7 1 2,4,6 The alarm playback function can be set to play a selected file at a pre-set time.
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29 8Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to set the hour. 9Press the PLAY button to accept the hour. The minute indicator flashes. 10Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to set the minute. 11Press the PLAY button to accept the minute. 12Press the STOP button to close the menu. An alarm tone will sound at the scheduled time. Press any button while the alarm sounds to play the file you associated with the alarm. ································································································ Notes • The alarm playback function can be set for only one file at a time. • The alarm will sound at the scheduled time every day unless the alarm playback setting is cleared. • The alarm will sound for 5 minutes and then stop. • If you are using the recorder at the scheduled time, the alarm will sound after you’re done. • The alarm will sound at the scheduled time even if the recorder is set to hold. The recorder begins to play the file associated with the alarm when you press any button. • The alarm playback setting is cleared if the selected file is erased or the SmartMedia card is ejected. • The alarm won’t launch at the scheduled time if the POWER/LOCK switch is set to OFF. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 12 9,11 8,10 Alarm Playback Function
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30 System Sounds System Sounds The recorder beeps to alert you to button operations or warn you of errors. System sounds may be turned off. 1Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→ P.38). 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to open the system sound setup screen. 3Press the PLAY button. The system sound setup process begins. 4Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose between ON and OFF. 5Press the PLAY button to complete the setup process. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. ································································································ Note If the alarm playback function has been set, the alarm will sound at the scheduled time even if system sounds are turned off. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 6 1 3,5 2,4
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31 Moving Files Across Folders Moving Files Across Folders A recorded file can be transferred from one folder to another. The file is added at the end of existing files in the destination folder. 1Choose the file you want to transfer and press the PLAY button to play it. 2Press the FOLDER button while the file is playing. Playback stops and destination folder names flash on the display. 3Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the destination folder. If you choose the current folder as the destination folder, the selected file will move to the end of the existing files in it. 4Press the PLAY button to accept the destination folder. The file is transferred. ································································································ Notes • If the destination folder is full (a maximum of 199 files), “FOLDER FULL” appears on the display and files cannot be transferred to it. • The file transfer process is aborted if you press the STOP button or leave the recorder idle for 8 seconds after you choose a destination folder. • Files cannot be transferred from one folder to another on a SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 3 1,4 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 FOLDER A FOLDER B FOLDER B FOLDER A Transferred file File to transfer Before transfer After transfer { a File to transfer b Current folder c Destination folder
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32 Assigning Folder Names Assigning Folder Names The three folders can each be assigned a name of up to eight characters. The recorder comes with the following preset folder names: FOLDER A : Folder A FOLDER B : Folder B FOLDER C : Folder C 1Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→ P.38). 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to open the folder name setup screen. 3Press the PLAY button. The folder name setup process begins. 4Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose the folder you want to name. 5Press the PLAY button to accept the chosen folder. The first character of the chosen folder’s name flashes. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 8 1 3,5,7 2,4,6 Example FOLDER B : MEETING FOLDER C : TO DO FOLDER A : MEMO
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33 Assigning Folder Names 6Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose characters. Available characters are 0 to 9, A to Z, and space. PLAY button: To input the selected character and advance the input position. FOLDER button: Acts as a backspace. ERASE button: To delete the flashing character. INDEX button: Lets you insert one space. 7When you have finished setting the folder name, press the PLAY button for 1 second or longer. This completes the folder naming procedure. (If you wish to enter another folder name, press the FF/+ or REW/– button to open the folder name setup screen and repeat the process starting from Step 3.) 8Press the STOP button to close the menu. ····································································· Notes • The folder naming process ends automatically when the eighth character is set. • Folder names can be changed only if a SmartMedia card is inserted. • A SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it cannot be changed. • When a SmartMedia card is formatted, folder names that you assigned will be reset to the initial names.
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34 Formatting SmartMedia 1Press the MENU button. The menu opens (→ P.38). 2Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to open the FORMAT screen. 3Press the PLAY button. The formatting process is selected. 4Press the FF/+ or REW/– button to choose “YES?”. 5Press the PLAY button again. Formatting begins and an indicator flashes on the display. “FORMAT OK” displays when formatting ends. MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE 1 3,5 2,4 { Formatting SmartMedia Formatting prepares SmartMedia cards for recording. SmartMedia cards that have been used on non-Olympus devices, or that can’t be accessed by this unit, require formatting. The SmartMedia card that comes with this unit and Olympus SmartMedia cards are preformatted and can be used immediately following purchase. {
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35 Transferring Data to a PC Transferring Data to a PC Notes • When a SmartMedia card is formatted, all the stored data, including locked files, is erased. • A SmartMedia card with a write-protect seal attached to it cannot be formatted (→ P.7). • If an unformatted SmartMedia card is inserted, “FORMAT YES?” will display automatically. Never use any SmartMedia card other than one that has been formatted with this unit or with a CAMEDIA series Olympus digital camera. Other SmartMedia cards may not perform as expected. This recorder is equipped with a USB terminal connector to enable recorded voice data to be transferred to a PC. For more details on how to transfer data, refer to the instruction manual for the software. Stop the recorder before plugging in the USB cable. Do not use the AC adapter when connecting the recorder to the USB port. The USB port delivers the required power to the recorder. Tip When the SmartMedia card is ejected, data can be transferred from the SmartMedia card to a PC via a number of ways. See Page 42 for optional accessories to download SmartMedia through your PCMCIA, USB, or Floppy Disk drives. Formatting SmartMedia PC USB cable To PC’s USB connector USB terminal
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36 Reset If the display or the recorder acts strangely, lightly press the reset button in the battery compartment with the tip of a ballpoint pen or a similar object. Notes • Do not use a sharp object such as a needle. • The time/date setup process launches automatically when you press the reset button. Set the time and date again (→ P.14). • Audio data is not erased when the recorder is reset. Setting the HOLD switch to the HOLD position. All operation buttons are disabled. This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. Remember to reset the HOLD switch when using the recorder. Setting the HOLD switch to the HOLD position locks the recorder. All buttons are disabled. Note The alarm will sound at the scheduled time even if the recorder is set to hold. The recorder begins to play the file associated with the alarm when you press any button. Hold MENU INDEX REC STOP ERASE HOLD Hold/Reset
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37 Training your PC for Voice Recognition Training your PC for Voice Recognition When you use voice-recognition software such as IBM ViaVoice, it is recommended that you set the recorder to PC microphone and have the software learn the characteristics of the speaker’s voice and the recorder’s built-in microphone to maximize the accuracy of voice recognition. 1Connect the KP-4 PC connection cable (supplied) to the recorder’s earphone jack and the PC microphone jack of your PC. 2Start the software on your PC and prepare it to receive voice input. (Refer to the User’s manual of the software for details.) 3Press and hold the FOLDER button to get into PC train mode. The Record/Play indicator lamp lights in red, and “TRAIN PC” flashes on the display, while you are holding the FOLDER button pressed. 4Speak into the recorder’s microphone. ................................................................................................ Notes • When the recorder is connected to a PC with USB connection, you cannot perform these procedures. • While the recorder is set as PC microphone, the output level of the earphone jack is fixed. • Refer to the user's manuals of DSS Player Pro and your voice recognition software for details. PC To the PC’s microphone jack INDEX STOP FOLDER /MENU PLAY ERASE Earphone jack
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38 Menu List Menu List REC MODE Press the MENU button LOCK ALARM TIME & DATE FOLDER NAME FORMAT BEEP : Press the FF /+ or REW/– button Record mode setting (P.18), selection between SP and LP modes Locking files setting (P.27), selection between ON (locked) and OFF (unlocked) Alarm playback setting (P.28), selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled) System sounds setting (P.30), selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled) Date/time setting, in order of hour, minute, year, month and day (P.14) SmartMedia card formatting (P.34) Folder naming (P.32) Notes • If you press the STOP button, the REC button, or the MENU button during a menu setup operation, the recorder will stop and apply the items that were set to that point. • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied.
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39 Alarm Message List Meaning Low battery power Write-protected Incompatible SmartMedia SmartMedia ejection error Folder full Formatting error Index full No card Erase-locked Zero remaining memory No file Unrecordable File cannot be transferred PC microphone indicator Action Replace with new batteries (→ P.11). Remove the write-protect seal from the SmartMedia card and try again (→ P.7). Insert a compatible SmartMedia card (→ P.6). Reinsert the SmartMedia card. Erase files that are no longer required, or insert another SmartMedia card. Reinsert the SmartMedia card and then reformat it (→ P.34). Erase index marks that are no longer required (→ P.26). Insert a SmartMedia card (→ P.12). Unlock the file (→ P.27). Erase files that are no longer required or insert another SmartMedia card. Select another folder. Back up the data (→ P.35) and format the SmartMedia card. Transfer the file to another folder. Refer to page 37. * File names are assigned during recording for file management purposes. **The recorder enters this state when you hold the FOLDER button (→ P.37). Explanation Battery power is getting low. Tried to record to, or erase from, a SmartMedia card with a write- protect seal attached. An incompatible SmartMedia card was inserted. The SmartMedia card was ejected during an operation. The folder is full of files (maximum of 199 files). An error was encountered while formatting. The file is full of index marks (maximum of 16 marks). There is no SmartMedia card inserted. Tried to insert a recording into a locked file, or tried to erase a locked file. The SmartMedia card has no remaining memory. No files were found in the folder. There is something wrong with the SmartMedia card. A file with the same file name* already exists in the destination folder. The recorder is being used as a PC microphone**. Message BATTERY LOW CARD LOCK CARD ERROR EJECT ERROR FOLDER FULL FORMAT ERROR INDEX FULL INSERT CARD LOCK ON MEMORY FULL NO FILE READONLY SAME FILE TRAIN PC Alarm Message List
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40 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Probable cause The batteries are not loaded properly. The batteries are dead. The POWER/LOCK switch is set to OFF. If none of these suggestions works The recorder is in HOLD mode. The SmartMedia card is not formatted. The batteries are dead. The SmartMedia card has a write-protect seal attached to it. The SmartMedia card is unformatted. The SmartMedia card does not have enough memory. The maximum number of files has been reached. The earphone is connected. The VOLUME control is set to 0. The file is locked. The SmartMedia card has a write-protect seal attached to it. The recorder was shaken during recording. The recorder was placed near a cell phone or fluorescent lamp while recording or during playback. The microphone sensitivity is too low. The maximum number of index marks (16) has been reached. The SmartMedia card has a write-protect seal attached to it. The file is locked. A non-standard AC adapter is being used. The POWER/LOCK switch is set to ON. Symptom Nothing appears on the display Won’t start Unable to record No playback tone heard Unable to erase Noise heard during playback Recording level too low Unable to set index marks Won’t work with AC adapter Unable to eject the SmartMedia card Action Verify polarity is correct. Replace with new batteries. Set the POWER/LOCK switch to ON. Reset the recorder (→ P.36). Release the recorder from HOLD (→ P.36). Format the SmartMedia card (→ P.34). Replace with new batteries. Remove the seal. Format the SmartMedia card. Erase unnecessary files or insert another SmartMedia card. Check another folder. Disconnect the earphone jack. Adjust the VOLUME control. Unlock the file (→ P.27). Remove the seal. – Move the recorder. Set the microphone sensitivity to CONF mode and try again. Erase unnecessary index marks (→ P.26). Remove the seal. Unlock the file (→ P.27). Use the Olympus A321 (for US, Canada) or A322 (for Europe except U.K) AC adapter (Oprional). Set the POWER/LOCK switch to OFF.
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41 Specifications Specifications Recording format DSS (Digital Speech Standard) Recording media 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMedia cards (4 to 64MB) Card format SSFDC Forum-compliant SmartMedia format Input level –70 dBv Sampling frequency SP mode:12 kHz LP mode: 8 kHz Overall frequency response SP mode:300 to 5,000 Hz LP mode: 300 to 3,000 Hz Recording time SP mode:1 hours 15 minutes (8MB card) LP mode: 2 hours 45 minutes (8MB card) Speaker Built-in ø28 mm round dynamic speaker Microphone jack ø3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 2 kΩ Earphone jack ø3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ω Maximum working output (3 V DC) 100 mW or more (8 Ω speaker) Input power requirement Rated voltage:3 V Batteries: Two AAA batteries (LR03 or R03) External power supply: AC adapter Battery life (Recording or Playback) Approx. 11 hours (with alkaline batteries, based on our standard testing procedure) External dimensions 109.5 x 50.0 x 16.7 mm (without protrusions) Weight 86 g (including batteries) * Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. * Battery life varies greatly according to type of batteries used and the conditions of use.
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42 Accessories (optional) Accessories (optional) SmartMedia cards of 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64MB:M-4/8/16/32/64 Olympus CAMEDIA digital camera series 3 V (3.3 V) SmartMedia memory cards can be used. PC card adapter:MA-2E Allows files to be transferred to a PC that has a PC card slot or PC card drive. FlashPath (floppy disk adapter):MAFP-2E Allows files to be transferred to a PC with a 3.5” floppy disk drive. USB SmartMedia reader/writer:MAUSB-1 (US and Canada) or MAUSB-2 (Europe) Allows data to be transferred to and from a PC. Conference microphone:ME7 A highly sensitive directional microphone (shotgun microphone). Used to record speakers at a distance. External microphone:ME10* A lavalier omnidirectional microphone that clips to clothing. Used to record your own voice or people near you. Noise-Cancellation microphone:ME12 Used to get crisp recordings of your own voice by reducing the effects of ambient noise. Recommended to improve the accuracy when using voice-recognition software. AC adapter:A321 (US and Canada) or A322 (Europe except U.K.) Connecting cord:KA232* Use to connect the microphone jack of this unit to a radio or other sound source. Plug adapter:PA3 An adapter that connects devices such as microphones with ø2.5 mm mini-plugs to the unit’s ø3.5 mm mini-jack. * Use these accessories with the PA3 plug adapter.
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43 Technical Assistance And Support The following are for only technical questions and support about OLYMPUS DSS player. ◆ Technical Hotline Number in the U.S. and Canada 1-888-553-4448 ◆ User Support E-mail address in the U.S. and Canada distec@olympus.com ◆ Technical Hotline Number in Europe Toll free number 00800 67 10 83 00 available for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom Charged numbers +49 180 567 1083 available for Finland, Italy, Luxemburg, Portugal, Spain and Czech Republic +49 40 23773 899 available for Greece, Croatia, Hungary and the rest of Europe ◆ User Support E-mail address in Europe dss.support@olympus-europa.com ◆ The following are for only technical questions and support about IBM ViaVoice. http://www.ibm.com/software/speech/support/faqolympus.html Technical Assistance And Support
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Declaration of Conformity Model Number: DS-2000 Trade Name: DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER Responsible Party: OLYMPUS AMERICA INC. Address: 2 Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Telephone Number: 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. Tested To Comply With FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE Canadian RFI This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. Cet apparail numerique ne depasse pas 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. “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety, health, enviroment and customer protection. L’indication “CE” signfie que ce produit est conforme aux exigences concemant la sécurité, la santé, l’environnement et la protection du consommateur. Das „CE“ Zeichen bestätigt die übereinstimmug 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. San-Ei Building, 22-2, Nishi Shinjuku 1-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tel. 03-3340-2211 Two Corporate Center Drive, Melville, NY 11747-3157, U.S.A. Tel. 1-800-622-6372 (Premises/Goods delivery) Wendenstrasse 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany. Tel. 040-237730 (Letters) Postfach 10 49 08. 20034 Hamburg. Germany. 2-8 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TX, United Kingdom, Tel. 020-7253-2772 http://www.olympus.com E2-2735-01

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