SpeechMike Premium Air (SMP4000)

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Caution

Before you connect the device, first read the Safety instructions.

Charging the battery

  • Charge the built-in battery before you use the device for the first time or if you haven’t used it for an extended time period.

  • If the battery is completely discharged and your device turns off, allow the battery to charge for a while before you turn on the device.

  • A complete recharge cycle for normally discharged batteries takes about 3 hours.

  • If you haven't used your device for an extended time period, the battery might be deeply discharged. In this case, a complete recharge cycle takes about 6 hours.

  • The device should be charged every 6 months even when not used, to prevent the battery from completely draining (deep discharge).

Note

The included USB power supply unit is a US standard power supply. Depending on your region, you might need to use the supplied outlet adapters to fit regional power outlets.

Caution

Use only the original power supply unit. Using a different power supply unit may damage the device.

Charge via USB power supply unit

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X During charging, the battery LED glows orange.

X When charging is complete, the battery LED glows green.

Charge via docking station

Note

  • If you charge your device via docking station, make sure that the micro USB connector is connected to the USB port for charging marked with 5V DC.

  • The SpeechMike might get warm when charging it in the docking station. This is normal, especially when you are charging the device for a longer time.

Caution

Make sure that there are no metallic parts in the docking station, otherwise the charging process is not possible. In this case, the battery LED on the docking station starts flashing red.

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X During charging, the battery LED on the SpeechMike and on the docking station glow orange.

If the battery is deeply discharged, the battery LED on the SpeechMike flashes orange. In this case, the device cannot be operated until the battery LED glows orange.

X When charging is complete, the battery LED on the SpeechMike and on the docking station glow green.

Note

If you experience connection problems, see LED colors and meanings for more information.

Charge via computer

Before you charge the battery via computer, make sure that your computer is turned on.

Note

  • If you charge your device via computer instead of using the power supply unit, the charging speed might slow down due to a lower charging current.

  • Recording is not possible if only your SpeechMike is connected to the computer. To make a recording, you also need to connect the docking station to the computer.

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X During charging, the battery LED glows orange.

X When charging is complete, the battery LED glows green.

Learn about the battery status

Immediately after turning the SpeechMike on or when the SpeechMike is removed from the docking station, the battery LED indicates the battery status. For more information, see LED colors and meanings.

Battery LED

Battery status

green

green LED

more than 6 hours recording time left

orange

orange LED

(only displayed when shortly pressing the Power button)

6 hours or less recording time left

red

red LED

2 hours or less recording time left

Tip

You can always check the battery status of your SpeechMike by shortly pressing the a Power button.

Turn the device on and off

To turn the device on:

  • Shortly place the device into the docking station or press and hold the Power button for about 3 seconds.

    X The SpeechMike beeps.

    X If the connection with the docking station succeeds, the connection LED on the SpeechMike and on the docking station glow green.

To turn the device off:

  • Press and hold the Power button for about 3 seconds.

    X The SpeechMike beeps and the connection LED on the docking station glows red.

Note

The SpeechMike can't be turned off while it is in the docking station. To turn it off, remove your SpeechMike from the docking station first.

Pairing

Once you have connected your SpeechMike to a docking station, you can dictate wirelessly and use the dictation microphone on different workstations without any further pairing effort.

Note

  • If you use several docking stations, make sure to keep a minimum distance of 50 cm (18 inches) between each docking station. If the distance is less than 50 cm (18 inches), there might be interferences between the docking stations. In this case, the docking station paired with the SpeechMike can't be found.

  • Make sure that the distance between the SpeechMike and the docking station is not more than 5 meters (16 feet). For more information, see Learn about wireless technology.

Pair the SpeechMike and the docking station

Insert the SpeechMike into the docking station for about 4 seconds.

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X The pairing process starts.

X When pairing is finished, the wireless connection LED on the SpeechMike and on the docking station glow green.

Note

If you experience connection problems, see LED colors and meanings for more information.

Change paired devices

If your desired docking station is already connected to a different SpeechMike, the wireless connection LED on this docking station glows green (if the connected device is in range) or red (if the connected device is out of range).

To disconnect this existing connection and pair your own SpeechMike with the desired docking station, proceed as described in Pair the SpeechMike and the docking station.

Note

Please differentiate between the following two situations:

  • If the wireless connection between the SpeechMike and the docking station is lost, the connection LED on both devices glows red

  • If there is a problem with the USB connection of the docking station (e.g. the USB cable is connected to the wrong USB port on the docking station), the connection LED on both devices flashes red.

Learn about wireless technology

The SpeechMike uses wireless technology to establish a connection between the dictation microphone and the docking station.

A wireless connection doesn't require that the SpeechMike and the docking station be in line of sight. However, the maximum distance between the SpeechMike and the docking station should not be more than 5 meters (16 feet). The closer the devices are to each other, the better is the performance. The connection is subject to interference from distance and obstructions or other electronic devices.

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Note

Make sure to keep a minimum distance of 50 cm (18 inches) between the docking station and other wireless devices, such as smartphones or laptops. If the distance is less than 50 cm (18 inches), there might be interferences between the docking station and other wireless devices.

Going out of range

When the wireless connection is lost, the SpeechMike vibrates and beeps, and the wireless connection LED glows red. If you have a SpeechExec application running on your computer, the software will be stopped.

In this case, move closer to the docking station to reenter the reception area.

X The connection is reestablished.

X You will hear a beep sound on the SpeechMike and the wireless connection LED glows green.

Idle mode

After 4 minutes of inactivity, the SpeechMike automatically enters idle mode and the wireless connection LED flashes green. To reactivate the device, simply lift it up or press any button.

If the SpeechMike is not used for more than 10 hours, it automatically turns off to save battery life. To turn the device on again, shortly place it into the docking station or press the Power button until the battery LED lights up.

Note

In idle mode, the connection between the SpeechMike and the docking station is temporarily interrupted. When you reactivate the SpeechMike by lifting it up, the connection is immediately reestablished.

Tip

You can change and customize these default settings with Philips SpeechControl driver and configuration software. Download the software at www.dictation.philips.com/speechcontrol. For more information, see Customize the SpeechMike.

Locate your docking station

If there are several docking stations in the room and you don't know which docking station is connected to your device, briefly press the Power button on the SpeechMike.

X The wireless connection LED on the connected docking station flashes green for a few seconds.

If no connected docking station is found, insert the SpeechMike into your desired docking station for about 4 seconds to pair them.

Resetting the wireless connection

If you should encounter problems with your device, for example, the SpeechMike doesn't respond or doesn't connect to the docking station, you can reset the wireless connection.

  1. Disconnect the docking station from your computer and from the power outlet.

    X All LEDs on the docking station are off now.

  2. Press the Power button on the SpeechMike for about 20 seconds.

  3. Connect the docking station to your computer via the supplied USB cable. Make sure you use the USB port for PC connection marked with usb-connection-icon.png on the docking station.

  4. Place the SpeechMike into the docking station and wait for about 10 seconds.

    X The SpeechMike should be detected and be automatically paired with the docking station.

Note

If you experience connection problems, see LED colors and meanings.