Ultratec Compact-C Specifications

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USING YOUR
COMPACT/C™
(inside battery compartment)
Adapter jack (left side)
Audio jack, 2.5 mm (right side)
Display
On/Off key
Escape key
Enter key
Control key
Spacebars
Display Backlight key
High/low sensitivity key
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Battery
compartment
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Serial number label
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Acoustic cups
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OVERVIEW
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CONTENTS
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Power & Batteries
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Keyboard & Display
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The Conversation Screen
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Using the Control and Escape Keys
Using Special Characters
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Time & Date
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Checking the Time and Date
Setting the Time and Date
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Telephone Calls
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Placing a Call
Answering a Call
Reviewing Conversations
Using the TTY Announcer™
Using Turbo Code® Interrupt
Using Auto ID™
POWER &
BATTERIES
KEYBOARD &
DISPLAY
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TIME/DATE
Memos
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Viewing the Directory
Finding a Name in the Directory
Clearing a Name from the Directory
Codes
Codes Available on the Compact/C
Using Turbo Code®
Using 50-baud Baudot Code
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General Care
If You Have a Problem
Troubleshooting
Editing a Memo
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Specifications
Index
TTY Etiquette
Conversations
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How Conversations Are Saved
Clearing Conversation Memory
Saving a Conversation as a Memo
Searching for Text in a Conversation
Memory
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Clearing Memory
Checking Free Memory
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Directory
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Entering a Name and Number
TELEPHONE/
WIRELESS
CALLS
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Care & Repair
Creating a Memo
Searching Through all Memos
Selecting a Memo to Edit or Clear
Sending a Memo
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MEMOS
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CONVERSATIONS
MEMORY
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Plugging in the Compact
Using Non-Rechargeable Batteries
Using Rechargeable Batteries
What Equipment Do I Need?
Setting Up for Cellular Calling
Placing a Cellular Call
Answering a Cellular Call
Using the Compact/C with a Cordless Phone
Frequently Asked Questions About Wireless Calling
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How to Open the Compact/C™
Features
Wireless Telephone Calls
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Overview
inside front cover
Important safety information p. 2
Introduction
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
General Precautions
7. The Compact/C should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your dealer or local power company.
8. Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate the
Compact/C where people can walk on the cord.
9. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords. This overloading can result
in a fire or electric shock.
10. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the Compact, but take
it to a qualified service person when service or repair work is required.
Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other
risks. Incorrect re-assembly can cause electric shock when the Compact/C is
subsequently used.
11. Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There is a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
Battery safety
Caution: To reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons, read and follow these
instructions:
1. Use only the type and size battery specified in the battery instructions for
your unit.
2. Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire. Cells may explode. Check local codes
for possible special disposal instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive and
may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short them with
conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause burns.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
Read and understand all instructions.
Follow all warnings and instructions on the Compact/C.
Unplug the Compact/C from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
5. Do not use the Compact/C near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool.
6. Do not place the Compact/C on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The
Compact/C may fall, causing serious damage to the Compact/C.
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12. Unplug the Compact/C from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
b. If liquid has been spilled into the Compact/C.
c. If the Compact/C has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the Compact/C does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the Compact/C to normal operation.
e. If the Compact/C has been dropped and/or damaged.
f. If the Compact/C exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
14. Ultratec recommends plugging your Compact/C into a surge-protected
outlet. This will protect the equipment from damage caused by electrical
surges due to lightening or other causes.
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When using your Compact/C, basic safety precautions should always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons.
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INTRODUCTION
Hold the Compact/C in both hands with one thumb on the middle
lip along the long edge. Put the other thumb on one of the side lips
on the same edge. Pull thumbs away from each other.
A Directory where you can save important telephone numbers for
easy reference.
Memo memory where you can save short notes and send them as
part of a conversation.
Long-lasting rechargeable batteries for many hours of portable
use.
Auto ID™ for alerting the person you are calling that you are using a
TTY. This audible signal is automatically sent when your
Features
Welcome to the Compact/C TTY from Ultratec. Your new TTY
has the following features:
Audio jack and cable for connecting compatible cellular and
cordless phones. Compatible with industry-standard digital
cellular phones (see Wireless TTY Calling on page 12).
Turbo Code® communication protocol. This feature transmits
signals to other Turbo Code TTYs as fast as you type. Turbo Code
also lets you interrupt the other person’s typing. (see Using Turbo
Code on page 26)
Compact/C is on but no one is typing (see Using Auto ID on page
11).
An 80-character, 2-line backlit display that tilts for optimum
visibility.
The TTY Announcer™ voice recording can be played to alert a
hearing caller that you use a TTY (see Using the TTY Announcer on
page 10).
Full-sized keyboard with real keys for easy touch-typing.
Automatic addition of the date and time to the beginning of
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Conversation memory for convenient review of past
Conversations.
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each conversation.
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POWER & BATTERIES
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Use batteries for power or plug in the AC adapter. Be sure that you
use the AC adapter that comes with the Compact/C—it supplies
the right amount of electrical power and properly charges the
batteries.
Plugging in the Compact/C
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Be sure you are using rechargeable, NiCad batteries whenever you
plug in the AC adapter. The batteries that come with the
Compact/C are size AA NiCad rechargeable batteries. You can also
use non-rechargeable alkaline batteries, but never use alkaline
batteries with the AC adapter.
Follow these steps to plug in the AC adapter and charge the
Using Non-Rechargeable Batteries
batteries:
1. Remove the plastic tab from the battery compartment.
2. Plug the AC adapter power cord into the jack on the left side
of the Compact/C.
3. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet.
4. Leave the AC adapter plugged in for 14 hours to completely
charge the batteries. You can make calls while the AC
adapter is plugged in.
You can replace the rechargeable batteries with non-rechargeable
alkaline batteries. But, if you do, do not use the AC adapter. You
must put rechargeable batteries back in before you use the AC
adapter again. Follow these steps to use non-rechargeable batteries:
1. Remove the battery cover by pressing in on the front edge
and lifting.
2. Remove the old batteries.
3. Install five, size AA batteries. Align the positive and negative
ends according to the + and – symbols in the battery
compartment.
4. Put the battery cover back on.
CAUTION: To avoid serious damage to the Compact,
NEVER use alkaline batteries at the same time as the
AC adapter!
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Using Rechargeable Batteries
Replacing Rechargeable Batteries
“B” in the upper left corner of the display means it is time to
recharge the batteries. If you turn off the display backlight, you may
have 5-10 minutes of power left. The Compact/C will turn itself off
when the batteries run down completely.
Exercising Rechargeable Batteries
You should run down the batteries completely and recharge them
about once a month. Use the Compact/C without the AC adapter
until the batteries are low and then plug the adapter back in and
recharge for 14 hours.
The battery compartment has +
and – symbols to show you
which way the batteries go in.
The batteries should last several years. But if they start running
down quickly after recharging, they need to be replaced.
Rechargeable, NiCad batteries are available from your Ultratec
dealer or any store that sells batteries.
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Fully-charged batteries will power the Compact/C for about eight
hours. The batteries will last longer—up to 16 hours—if you turn
the backlight off.
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The unit automatically uses battery power unless you plug in the
AC adapter. Even with the AC adapter plugged in, the Compact/C
uses battery power if there is an emergency electrical outage.
1. Remove the battery cover by pressing in on the front edge
and lifting.
2. Remove the old batteries.
3. Install five, NiCad size AA rechargeable batteries. Align the
positive and negative ends according to the + and – symbols
on the bottom of the battery compartment.
4. Put the battery cover back on.
5. Plug in the AC adapter and charge the new batteries for 14
hours.
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Plug in the AC adapter for 14 hours to completely charge the
batteries before you use the Compact/C on battery power for the
first time.
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This is how the Conversation screen looks when you
turn on the Compact/C.
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01 ken here ga HI KEN THIS IS JUDY HOW
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The display is a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) with two, 40character lines. The backlight can be turned on or off by pressing
the Backlight key (hold down the Ctrl key and press the
key).
The batteries will last much longer with the backlight off. When
you turn the backlight off, it stays off until you turn it on again.
The Compact/C also automatically saves power by turning off the
backlight if nothing is typed or received for two minutes. It turns
itself off completely if nothing is typed or received after four
minutes.
This is how the Conversation screen looks when you
start a conversation.
The Conversation Screen
When you press the On/Off key, the display shows the Conversation
screen. This is the screen you will use most of the time. It’s the
screen you see when you are conversing on the telephone. Whenever
someone types, the words appear on the second line of this screen.
When the second line fills up, it moves up one line. You see only
two lines of your conversation at any time, but there may be many
more lines above or below what you see. You can scroll up or down
line by line by using the
key or the
key. Everything you
type will be displayed in upper and lower case letters. Everything
you receive will be in all uppercase letters.
You will see a different kind of screen when you use a function such
as setting the time. Each function has its own screen. When you are
done with a function, you will return to the Conversation screen.
The following symbols appear at different times on the left side of
the Conversation screen:
This is the Signal light. It shows sounds this way:
Stays on: Dial tone or connect with another TTY.
Slow blinking: Telephone ringing.
Fast blinking: Telephone busy.
Flickering: Person on the other end is picking up the
telephone or speaking.
TC This is the Turbo Code indicator. It comes on when you are
connected in Turbo Code.
01 This is the line number.
B This means the batteries are low.
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The Control key Ctrl . To use a function, you hold down the Ctrl
key and press one of the keys with a label above it. These keys are
shown in black below. When you hold down the Ctrl key, you
change the keys that have labels above them into function keys.
The @#%^&*_<> characters will not show up on the display of
the Compact/C when you are using Baudot code or during a cellular
call. These characters cannot be sent or received in Baudot code.
They work only when you use Turbo Code® (see Using Turbo Code on
page 26 for more information).
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The Escape key Esc . This key always changes the display back to
the Conversation screen after you use a function. For example, after
setting the time, press the Esc key to return to the Conversation
screen.
To use the Control key, hold it down and press any one of the keys shown in black above.
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TIME & DATE
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The Compact/C automatically puts the time and date on the first
line when you turn it on.
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Checking the Time and Date
After you set the time and date, hold down the Ctrl key and press
the 0 key whenever you want to check it. Press the Esc key to
return to the Conversation screen.
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Setting the Time and Date
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2. Put the telephone handset in the acoustic cups with the cord
on the left.
3. The Signal light comes on steadily when you have a dial
tone.
If you don’t see the Signal light, hold down the telephone
hook for two to three seconds or adjust the telephone
handset.
4. Dial the number. The Signal light flickers as you dial, then
flashes slowly when the other telephone rings. It flashes
quickly if the line is busy.
5. The Signal light stops flashing when someone answers. You
will see the other person’s greeting on the screen. “01” is the
line number.
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01 JUDY HERE GA_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
ON OFF
To make a call, put the telephone handset in the acoustic
cups, press the On/Off key, dial the number on the
telephone, and type.
6. Type your reply. When the bottom line fills up, it moves up
to make way for line 02.
7. Turn off the Compact/C and hang up the telephone when
you are finished.
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Be sure the telephone handset makes good contact with the acoustic
cups. The right side, the receiving end, is especially important. You
can slide the right cup back and forth slightly to improve the fit.
1. Turn on the Compact/C. You will see the Conversation screen
on the display:
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If you are calling a person who will answer by voice, turn on the
TTY Announcer (see Using the TTY Announcer on page 10 for more
information). If you are a new TTY user, see TTY Etiquette on the
back cover. For information about using a cellular or cordless phone,
refer to Wireless Telephone Calls on page 12.
Placing a Call
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Turn on the Compact/C and put the telephone handset in the
acoustic cups. Make sure the cord is on the left side. If you are
answering, type a greeting. If you are calling, dial the number on
the telephone and wait for a response, then start typing.
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Answering a Call
Using the TTY Announcer™
2. When the other line rings, turn on the TTY Announcer by
holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the Spacebar . You
will see this screen:
ANNOUNCING
Reviewing Conversations
To review your Conversation at any point during or after a call, press
the
key to move back through the Conversation memory. To
return to the most recent Conversation, press the Esc key. For
more information, see Conversations on page 18.
3. The TTY Announcer says, “TTY call, please use text
telephone,” over the telephone handset.
When the display changes to ANNOUNCER ON, the
Compact/C is waiting for TTY signals.
4. The Announcer repeats its message every three seconds. It
stops automatically when someone starts typing to you.
5. You can turn off the TTY Announcer at any time by pressing
any key.
Note: You may miss the first few letters of an incoming message if
the other person starts typing while ANNOUNCING is displayed.
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4. When you see the caller’s response, go ahead with your
conversation.
5. When you are finished, turn the Compact/C off and hang up
the telephone handset.
To use the TTY Announcer:
1. Make your TTY call. Watch the Signal light for a ring
signal.
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The TTY Announcer is a voice recording inside the Compact/C
which says, “TTY call, please use text telephone.” The TTY
Announcer tells a hearing person to use a TTY to answer your call.
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1. Turn on the Compact/C.
2. Put the telephone handset in the acoustic cups with the cord
on the left.
3. Type a greeting:
About Auto ID
2. Press the Interrupt key ( Ctrl + I ) while the other person is
typing. You will see INTERRUPT REQUESTED on your
display.
3. The other person’s TTY will display INTERRUPT. The
other person can choose to stop typing and let you go ahead
or ignore your interruption and continue.
If you see INTERRUPT on your display, the other person wants to
interrupt you. Come to a good stopping point and type “GA” to
allow the other person to type. You may also choose to ignore the
interruption.
Once Auto ID is on, it comes on automatically when you turn on
your Compact/C and continues until you start a conversation. If you
are on-line, you will see SENDING AUTO ID on the display every
time the Compact/C sends out tones.
Turning on Auto ID
Auto ID is off when you receive your Compact. To turn on Auto
ID:
1. Hold down the Ctrl key and press the += key. You will see
AUTO ID [OFF] on the display.
2. Press the Spacebar to change the setting to ON.
3. Press the Esc key to save the new setting.
Note: For best compatibility with digital wireless networks, do not
turn on Turbo Code for calls using a digital cell phone.
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To interrupt the other person while they are typing:
1. The call must be connected in Turbo Code to another TTY
that also has Turbo Code capability. To turn on Turbo Code,
– key (see Using Turbo Code
hold down Ctrl and press the —
on page 26).
When the call is connected in Turbo Code, the
symbol
appears in the upper left corner of your display.
The Auto ID feature alerts a hearing person that you are calling
with a TTY. It alerts the person by sending several audible tones
over the telephone line every few seconds. Auto ID helps emergency
services such as 911 detect that you are calling by TTY. Auto ID is
not the same as Caller ID, a separate service available through your
telephone service provider that requires additional equipment.
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Turbo Code Interrupt allows you to inject a thought or make a
comment, just as you can in a face-to-face conversation. It is made
possible by Turbo Code, an improved version of Baudot code that
gives your Compact/C some additional capabilities (see Using Turbo
Code on page 26 for more information).
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WIRELESS TELEPHONE CALLS
Setting Up for a Cellular Call
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Your Compact/C has been specifically designed to be compatible
with digital cell phones that support a TTY mode. When
purchasing a cell phone and service for use with your Compact/C,
be sure to ask about compatibility with TTYs. Look for the
International TTY symbol when selecting a cell phone:
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4. Connect the cable
that came with
the Compact/C to
the jack on the
right side of the
TTY. Connect the
other end to the
cell phone.
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The Compact/C comes with a cable which connects directly to
compatible wireless telephones. For calling away from home, the
Compact/C can be used with select digital cellular phones. Around
the home, the Compact/C can be used with most cordless
telephones that have a 2.5 mm audio jack.
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Placing a Cellular Call
1. Read all instructions that came with your cell phone. For
example, make sure you will know when the phone has a
strong signal or is low on battery power.
2. Set up the cell phone for use with a TTY (since the handsfree
jack on the cell phone may be used for different equipment,
be sure the phone is set up to accept a TTY connection). This
is usually a menu setting on the phone.
3. Make sure that you will know when the cell phone has
received a call. For example, will the phone vibrate when it
rings?
1. Connect the cable from the cell phone to the TTY.
2. Turn on the Compact/C and press the Spacebar .
3. Make sure you have a strong signal on the cell phone (refer to
operating instructions for the cell phone).
4. Use the cell phone to dial the number you are calling.
5. Once the call has connected to a TTY, the Compact/C will
display the Conversation text. See Telephone Calls on page 9
for more information about TTY calling.
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Answering a Cordless TTY Call
I am having difficulty connecting my call.
When connected to a compatible cordless phone, the Compact/C
may be used:
on the front porch
by the pool
in the garage
anywhere within cordless phone range!
Are the Compact/C and phone both turned on? Does each device
have power? Are the batteries fully charged?
Is the cable is firmly attached to both the cell phone and the
Compact/C?
Does the cell phone have a strong signal?
My cell phone seems to be dialing the telephone
number, but the call is not connecting.
Placing a Cordless TTY Call
1. Connect the Compact/C to the cordless phone using the
cable that came with the TTY.
2. Use the cordless phone to dial the number you are calling.
3. Turn on the Compact/C and press the Spacebar .
4. Once the call has connected to a TTY, the Compact/C will
display the conversation text. See Telephone Calls on page 9 for
more information about TTY calling.
Are you within your cellular calling region?
Did the cell phone establish a good signal before you dialed?
Did you complete the dialing process. For example, did you press
the “Send” button on the cell phone?
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Frequently Asked Questions About
Wireless TTY Calling
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Using the Compact/C with a
Cordless Phone
1. The phone rings and you are alerted that you have an
incoming call.
2. Connect the Compact/C to the cordless phone using the
cable that came with the TTY.
3. Turn on the cordless phone and the Compact/C.
4. Type a greeting.
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1. The cell phone rings or vibrates, signaling that you have an
incoming call.
2. Connect the Compact/C to the cell phone using the cable
that came with the TTY.
3. Turn on the cell phone to answer the call according to the
operating instructions for the cell phone.
4. Turn on the Compact/C and begin typing your greeting.
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After my conversation has begun, I am disconnected
from the other person and receive garbled text or
nothing at all.
This sometimes happens with cellular calls, even non-TTY calls.
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Are you making a call while moving? For example, are you riding a
car? If so, you may be losing your cellular connection due to
tunnels, hills or valleys. Try calling again from a location where you
know you have a strong, consistent cellular signal.
Can I use VCO during wireless calls?
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Yes. Simply remove the cable from the cell phone and speak into
the cell phone when it is your turn to speak. Replace the cable to
read the person’s response on your Compact/C.
Can I use the Compact/C at a payphone?
Yes. The Compact/C can be used acoustically in the traditional TTY
manner. It is not limited to use with wireless phones.
What can I do if I receive “garbled” text during a
cordless call?
Refer to the operating instructions for your cordless phone for ways
to improve reception. For example, you may wish to switch
channels or move closer to the phone’s base.
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MEMOS
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Saving a Memo before you call and then sending it during a
Conversation can save time and money, especially if you are calling
long distance. It is also a handy way to make notes to yourself. You
can save as many Memos as the memory will hold.
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After you have created a Memo, you can go back and make changes
at any time. You can also search through all of your Memos to find
a name or telephone number or some other text that someone sent
you.
Another way to create a Memo is to save a Conversation as a Memo.
See Saving a Conversation as a Memo on page 19.
Creating a New Memo
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Sending a Memo
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Selecting a Memo to Edit or Clear
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Editing a Memo
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Searching Through all Memos
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CONVERSATIONS
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The Conversation keys allow you to do two things: (1) save a
Conversation and (2) search through all Conversations in memory.
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How Conversations Are Saved in
Memory
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The Compact/C automatically saves Conversations one after another
in its memory. The newest line is at the bottom; the oldest at the
top. Each time you add a new line, the old ones move up, like
credits on a movie screen. The memory holds about 110 lines. After
the memory fills up, the oldest line is erased each time a new line is
added. See Memory on page 21 for more information about storage
space.
Clearing Conversation Memory
1. Press the Clear key (hold down the Ctrl key and press the
6 key). You will see MEMORY CLEAR
[CONVERSATION] on the display.
2. Press the
key.
3. You will see CLEAR CONVERSATION? on the display.
Press the Y key to answer “Yes.”
All of your Conversations will be cleared, but Memos and Directory
entries will remain.
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CONVERSATIONS
MEMORY
DIRECTORY
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If there is not enough memory, the Compact/C starts from where
you are when you begin recording and saves as far back to the
beginning as it can. If you need more memory, you can clear old
Memos before saving new ones. See Memory on page 21 for more
information about storage space on the Compact/C.
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You can save an important Conversation by recording it as a Memo.
The difference between a Conversation and a Memo is that a
Conversation can be overwritten by newer Conversations over time
(see How Conversations are Saved in Memory on page 18). A Memo is
saved in a different part of the memory and it stays there until you
erase it.
When you save a Conversation as a Memo, you make a copy of the
Conversation and put it in a Memo. Just like with any other Memo,
you can now edit the saved Conversation or clear it by using the
Memo keys. See Memos on page 15 for more information on using
Memos.
Saving a Conversation as a Memo
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Conversations vs. Memos
You can save a Conversation as a Memo at any time during the
Conversation, including after you hang up, as long as you do not
turn off the Compact/C. The Compact/C saves everything from the
beginning of the Conversation up to where you are, and continues
to save until you stop recording or turn off the Compact/C.
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Searching for Text in a Conversation
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MEMORY
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The Compact/C has a total memory space of 32 kilobytes (32K),
which is about 32,000 characters. About 500 characters are used for
internal programming. The remaining space is divided into two
parts: 22,000 characters (about two letter-size typed pages) of space
is set aside for saving recent Conversations. 9,500 characters are
available for Memos and Directory entries. Everything saved in
memory stays there, even when you turn off the Compact/C.
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Clearing Memory
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Checking Amount of Free Memory
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DIRECTORY
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You can use the Directory to save an alphabetical list of names with
telephone numbers.
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Entering a Name and Number
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Viewing the Directory
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Finding a Name in the Directory
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CODES
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Codes Available on the Compact/C
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The Compact/C uses 45-baud Baudot code by default when it
sends and receives signals. For faster calls and additional features,
Turbo Code may be used. For calls placed to Australia, New
Zealand, or South Africa, 50-baud Baudot code is also available.
Using Turbo Code®
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About Turbo Code
Turbo Code is an improved version of Baudot code. It sends signals
to other TTYs that have Turbo Code as fast as you type. Turbo
Code allows you to interrupt the other person while he or she is
typing. It also allows you to send special characters such as the “@”
symbol. The Compact/C only uses Turbo Code when you turn it on
and then connect with another Turbo Code TTY. You know you are
connected in Turbo Code when the
symbol appears in the upper
left corner of the display.
Turning on Turbo Code
Note: For best compatibility with digital wireless networks, do not
turn on Turbo Code for calls using a digital cell phone.
You can switch from Baudot to Turbo Code at any time:
– key. You will see
1. Hold down the Ctrl key and press the —
CODE: [BAUDOT] turbo/baudot on the display.
2. Press the Spacebar to change the setting to
[TURBO/BAUDOT] and press
.
3. Press the Spacebar to select [ON] . Then, press the Esc key.
Using 50-Baud Baudot Code
– key. You will see
1. Hold down the Ctrl key and press the —
CODE: [BAUDOT] turbo/baudot on the display.
2. Press
. Then, press the Spacebar to select [50 BAUD].
3. Press the Esc key. You will return to the Conversation
screen.
4. Turn the Compact/C off and then on again to return to
45–baud Baudot code.
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Adjust the fit of the telephone handset in the acoustic cups. You
can move the right cup slightly if necessary to fit the telephone.
I am receiving text that is “garbled”
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Protect your Compact/C from dust, dirt and spills. Use a damp
cloth to clean the plastic case. Never use liquid or aerosol cleaners
on the Compact/C.
Press the Spacebar .
If You Have a Problem
1. Make sure you have followed the instructions in this book.
2. Read Troubleshooting below for suggestions.
Recharge the batteries.
3. If you still cannot solve the problem, contact Ultratec at:
(608) 238-5400 (V/TTY)
(800) 482-2424 (V/TTY)
(608) 238-3008 (Fax)
service@ultratec.com
www.ultratec.com
13 for more information about improving reception.
The Compact/C /C performs erratically.
Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for Wireless TTY Calling on page
The batteries may be low. Plug in the AC adapter. (Be sure that
rechargeable NiCad batteries are being used.)
Troubleshooting
The Compact/C turns off after a few minutes on hold.
This is a feature to protect your battery charge if you accidentally
leave the Compact/C on. To avoid having the Compact/C turn off
by itself while you are on hold, occasionally press a key or the
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Aside from changing the batteries, the Compact/C has no userserviceable parts. Any repair work should be done by a qualified
service technician.
spacebar. If the Compact/C does turn off, you are not disconnected.
Turn it back on and wait for a response.
The Signal light does not seem to work right during
an acoustic call.
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SPECIFIC ATIONS
Power
Acoustic Coupler
32K (approximately 32,000 characters)
Non-volatile
Stores unlimited Memos and Directory entries (total of
9.5K)
Stores recent TTY Conversations (22K)
Records Conversations to Memos
Memory edit functions: search, insert, delete, clear
AC adapter: 9VDC, 200 mA (barrel is positive)
Batteries: 5 user-replaceable, NiCad, AA rechargeable
Keyboard
57 keys in 5 rows; Control plus 15 function keys
Character set: A-Za-z0-9!’”$()+=?,. and special
characters
Display
Accepts both circular and square telephone handsets
Communication Codes
Baudot code:
45.5-baud or 50-baud
Output: 100 dBSPL (min)
Turbo Code:
100 baud (average)
7 data bits
Backlit, liquid crystal
Two 40-character lines
FCC Information
The Compact/C has been tested and found to comply
with the specifications for a Class B digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy
and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the Compact/C
and the receiver.
• Connect the Compact/C to an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Should you experience trouble with this TTY
equipment, please contact:
Ultratec National Service Center
5901 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, WI 53719
email: service@ultratec.com
For repair or warranty information, please contact
Ultratec Inc. Customer Service at (608) 238-5400
(V/TTY). If the equipment is causing harm to the
telephone network, the telephone company may
request that you disconnect the equipment until the
problem is resolved.
Other than replacing the batteries, the Compact/C
does not have any user-serviceable parts. Modification
or changes to the Compact/C not expressly approved
by Ultratec, Inc. can void your authority to operate the
TTY.
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Memory
3.5 mm audio jack for connection to compatible
cellular and cordless phones
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Connections
Size: 8.8 in. x 4 in. x 1.25 in.
Weight (including batteries): 1 lb. 2 oz.
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INDEX
“B” display message, 6
Display, 6
Display backlight, see Backlight
Esc, see Escape key
Escape key, 7
Handset, see Telephone
Hanging up, 9, 10
Interrupt key, 11
LCD, see Display
Memory
clearing, 22
description of, 21
free space in, 22
Special characters {! “ # $ % ‘ - () *}, 7, 26
Specifications, 28
TTY Announcer, 10
Telephone, placing the, 9
Telephone numbers, saving, see Directory
Time & date
checking, 8
setting, 8
Turbo Code, 11,26
turning on, 26
Backlight
using with batteries, 5
turning on, 6
Batteries, 4, 5
Cable, 12-14
Cellular phone, 12-14
Code, using 50-baud Baudot, 26
Control key, 7
Conversation screen, 6
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Memos
erasing all, 22
using, 15–17
NiCad, see Batteries
Power, emergency, 5
Problem solving, 13-14, 27
“R” display message, 19
Rechargeable batteries, see Batteries
Recording, see Conversations, saving as Memos
Repairs,, 27
Signal light, 6
using to make a call, 9
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Conversations
clearing, 18
reviewing, 10
searching, 20
saving, 18
saving as Memos, 19
Cordless phone, 12-14
Ctrl, see Control key
Cups, see Acoustic cups
Date, see Time & date
Dialing, 9,12
Directory, 23–25
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“01” display message, 6
A.M., setting, 8
AC Adapter, 4
Acoustic cups, 9
Announcer, see TTY Announcer
“Announcer on” display message, 10
“Announcing” display message, 10
Answering a call, 10, 13
Audio jack, 12, inside front cover
Auto ID, 11
turning on, 11
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Acknowledgement
and Turbo Code are registered trademarks of Ultratec, Inc.
Compact/C, TTY Announcer, and Auto ID are trademarks of Ultratec, Inc.
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Ultratec, Inc.
450 Science Dr.
Madison,WI 53711
(608) 238–5400 (Voice/TTY)
(608) 238–3008 (Fax)
service@ultratec.com
www.ultratec.com
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Third Edition
June 2002
First Printing
©1997-2002 Ultratec, Inc.
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In 1963, Dr. Robert H.Weitbrecht, an American
physicist who was deaf, developed an acoustic coupler
that could send and receive teletypewriter signals
over the telephone lines. His invention, the Weitbrecht
Modem, enabled people who are deaf to use the
telephone for the first time.While modern
technology now makes it possible to build advanced
microcomputer devices like your new Ultratec TTY,
the Weitbrecht modem remains the major
technological breakthrough that began
telecommunications for the deaf. Ultratec wishes to
Dr. Robert H. Weitbrecht,
acknowledge the importance of Dr.Weitbrecht’s
1920–1983, inventor of the
contribution to the welfare of people who are deaf
first TTY modem.
the world over.
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TTY ETIQUETTE
GA
means “Go ahead.” When two people converse by TTY,
one types while the other reads. How does each person let
the other know it’s his or her turn to type? By typing “GA.”
SK
means “I’m done.” It means the conversation is over. “GA
or SK” is a polite way to say goodbye, giving the other
person a chance to get in any last thoughts before hanging up.
Q
is often used instead of a question mark, because it’s easier
to type. Using other punctuation marks is up to you. Some
people use periods and commas, others don’t.