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The Universal Station: for Transcription and Dictation
 

Northeast Innovations Hint #12 - "Hands Free" Dictation with the Universal Station

Description:

When using the Northeast Innovations Universal Station for dictation, normally one uses a hand microphone. However, if your Universal Station is equipped with software revision 3.32 or above, you have the option of using a footpedal along with a headset microphone or gooseneck microphone for dictation. We call this "hands free" dictation mode since your hands are not needed to control the station.

This document describes how to program and use the station's "hands free" dictation function in three steps.
[Warning:]

Be aware that "hands free" dictation is only available in software revision 3.32 and above. The software revision is indicated on the label on the bottom of each Universal Station.

Before continuing, you may find it useful to review Hint #5 - Universal Station Programming Reference for basic information about programming the Universal Station.

Materials Needed:

  • Northeast Innovations Model 3006 or 3008 Universal Station
  • Footpedal (such as the Infinity® IN-75 or the Sony® FS-85)
  • microphone with 1/8" (3.5mm) audio plug (a gooseneck microphone, for example; you can also use a headset that has a microphone)

Procedure:

Step 1:  Connecting the Universal Station for "Hands Free" Mode:

Connect the footpedal to the connector on the side of the Universal Station. Connect the microphone to the microphone jack (the leftmost jack on the rear panel of the Universal Station).

Step 2:  Programming the Universal Station for "Hands Free" Mode:

To program the Universal Station to use a footpedal and microphone for dictation, use the following four-step procedure:

  1. Using the volume control, turn the unit OFF

  2. Enter the following on the keypad:

 A          93         #       306D0800    

  • Using the volume control, turn the unit ON

  • Using the volume control, turn the unit OFF

    Programming for "hands free" dictation mode is now complete. The Universal Station will remember the new programming until it is either programmed differently or the unit is reset to factory defaults. This is true even if the unit is disconnected from power.

    Step 3:  Determining and Changing Which Pedal Does What:

    The functions of the pedals differ depending on which type of footpedal you are using and which revision of software your Universal Station has. The diagrams that follow show the functions of the pedals.
    [Warning:]

    The footpedal functions for hands free mode in revision 3.32 are different from those in revision 3.33 and above. Be sure to notice which software revision is installed in your station and refer to the appropriate diagram below. The software revision is indicated on the label on the bottom of each Universal Station.


  • 3.32
    Software Revision 3.32
    INFINITY® STYLE
    Pedal: Function:
    Left Play (Stop on release)
    Center Record (Stop on release)
    Right Rewind
    SONY® STYLE
    Pedal: Function:
    Left Rewind
    Center Play (Stop on release)
    Right Record (Stop on release)



    3.33 and above
    Software Revision 3.33 and above
    INFINITY® STYLE
    Pedal: Function:
    Left Sec Cor
    Center Record (Stop on release)
    Right Play (Stop on release)
    SONY® STYLE
    Pedal: Function:
    Left Play (Stop on release)
    Center Sec Cor
    Right Record (Stop on release)



    Changing the Pedal Functions in "Hands Free" Mode:

    If you want to change what happens when you push a certain pedal on your footpedal, you can alter the digit that the station sends when the pedal is depressed. This can done by changing the programming in memory location A0. Please refer to Hint #5 - Universal Station Programming Reference for information about programming the Universal Station's A0 memory location.

    For Further Assistance:

    If you have further questions about programming your Universal Station, or if you are having difficulties of any kind with your station, please feel free to contact us. We will gladly answer questions about programming and troubleshooting Universal Stations.



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