Widex Scola Specifications

User’s instructions
SCOLA™ FM system
SCOLA CLASSMATE
The SCOLA CLASSMATE and accessories shown in
these user’s instructions may differ from the ones you
have. We furthermore reserve the right to make any
changes considered necessary.
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Contents
SCOLA CLASSMATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SCOLA CLASSMATE and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Mechanical design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
How does SCOLA CLASSMATE work? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Response to synchronisation signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Wall mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
In the stand on a shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
LED legend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Switching the SCOLA CLASSMATE on/off . . . . . . . . . 15
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Care, maintenance and safety instructions . . . 17
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Specifications and compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Statements for use in the USA and Canada . . . . 22
REGULATORY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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The SCOLA™ FM communication system from Widex
provides hearing aid users with additional opportunities in difficult listening situations.
SCOLA CLASSMATE and the other parts of the
SCOLA system are developed specifically for children
and educational environments. These instructions
therefore primarily address parents and teachers.
SCOLA CLASSMATE
As a supplement to the SCOLA FM system, SCOLA
CLASSMATE helps ensure that the same channel is
used for both transmitting and receiving the FM signal
in a given location.
SCOLA CLASSMATE can be of particular advantage in
schools where more than one student uses the SCOLA
FM system.
At these schools, it is recommended that each classroom uses a different FM channel to eliminate the risk
of interference.
With SCOLA CLASSMATE students using the SCOLA
FM system in a classroom automatically pick up the FM
signal from their teacher’s FM transmitter.
From its position on a classroom wall or table, SCOLA
CLASSMATE automatically and wirelessly synchronises
SCOLA FLEX and other synchronisation-compatible receivers to the channel being used for transmission in
that particular classroom.
All students wearing such receivers can then listen to
the signal from their teacher’s FM microphone.
Important
Please read this booklet carefully before you start using the
SCOLA CLASSMATE.
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SCOLA CLASSMATE and
accessories
SCOLA CLASSMATE
Description
Mechanical design
The maximum thickness of the unit is 110 mm.
Stand
LED indicator behind the
front plate.
The LED indicates different
conditions depending on status.
Wall mount
Screws and fasteners
The size of the rear plate is
125 x 193 mm.
Holes for the wall mount.
Power supply and extension cord
User´s instructions
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1. On/off button
2. Extra socket
3. Mini USB connector for
power supply
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How does SCOLA CLASSMATE work?
During the first minute after SCOLA CLASSMATE has
been turned on, the synchronisation channel can be
programmed into the memory. This is done with a
SCOLA TEACH33/44 or SCOLA programmer.
Response to synchronisation signals
A SCOLA FLEX that has gone into “sleep” mode after
a period of not receiving any transmission signal from
an FM transmitter will first “wake up” and then be synchronised to the channel used in the classroom.
After one minute, the SCOLA CLASSMATE starts to
send out the channel synchronisation signal. This signal will be repeated 3 times per second and will set all
SCOLA FLEX or Amigo ear-level FM receivers within
range to the programmed channel.
In the standard SCOLA FLEX setting, a beep will be
heard every time the receiver receives a synchronisation signal. The alternative is a setting where a beep
is only generated when the SCOLA FLEX channel is
changed. Please contact the hearing healthcare professional, referring to the Programming guide for
SCOLA programmer and SCOLA FLEX and Programming guide for teachers and professionals.
The range of the signal is approximately 1.5 m.
SCOLA CLASSMATE is powered by the external power
supply. However, an internal rechargeable back-up battery will supply uninterrupted power to the unit for 48
hours if the mains power is cut off (for example if the
wall outlet is needed for another purpose).
The back-up battery is continuously charged when the
power supply is connected to the mains. When connected the first time, it will take about 10 hours before
the battery is fully charged.
NOTE:
The back-up battery can / may only be replaced by authorised
Widex service personnel.
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With Widex Integrated Signal Processing (ISP) hearing
aids set to work with SCOLA FLEX, the hearing aid’s direct audio program is automatically switched on and
off, controlled by the SCOLA FLEX.
During breaks between lessons, the ISP hearing aid will
work in, for example, its standard acoustic program
without the user having to operate the FM switch or remove the SCOLA FLEX from the hearing aid. When the
user returns to the lesson, the SCOLA CLASSMATE will
set the SCOLA FLEX to the channel used in that classroom and switch on the direct audio program, allowing
the FM signal to become audible. Fully automatically.
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Installation
Placement
SCOLA CLASSMATE is intended to be mounted on a
wall in the classroom or placed in its stand on a shelf
or table.
We recommend that it is placed about 1.5 m above the
floor.
The best way to ensure correct channel synchronisation is to place the SCOLA CLASSMATE close to the entrance door.
Wall mounting
1.Find a convenient location for mounting the
SCOLA CLASSMATE.
2.Use the wall mount as a guide to mark the location of the two holes.
3.Drill the holes in the wall.
4.In case of brick, concrete or similar walls, drill the
holes with a diameter that will allow the fasteners
to fit into the holes.
If a wall socket is not within reach of the power supply
cord, the provided extension cord can be used.
Channel
1.5m / 60 inches
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5.Insert the screws through the wall mount washers
and screw the screws into the holes. Take care not
to bend the wall mount during mounting.
6.Plug the power supply into the USB connector. Use
the provided extension cord, if necessary.
In the stand on a shelf
If the SCOLA CLASSMATE is not intended to be located
permanently in one place, for example if it is needed
for testing in different classrooms, it can be placed in
its stand as shown.
7.Plug the power supply into the wall socket and
switch on the mains power.
8.Align the SCOLA CLASSMATE with the wall mount.
9.When the SCOLA CLASSMATE has been placed on
the wall mount, slide the unit first to the left and
then downwards to lock it in place.
10.To remove the SCOLA CLASSMATE, lift it slightly
and slide it to the right.
Note
Do not place the portable stand where there is a risk that it may
fall to the floor.
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LED legend
Operation
The LED indicates as follows:
Switching the SCOLA CLASSMATE on/off
Press the on/off button to turn the SCOLA CLASSMATE
on.
Constant red:
1.Normal function on external power
2.In programming mode (first minute after power is
switched on) on external power and battery backup
Flashing red:
Normal function on battery back-up
Triple blink:
Channel synchronisation done
No light:
Off or malfunction (see page 19, Troubleshooting)
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The LED will be lit and it will be possible to change
the synchronisation channel for one minute. After one
minute the LED will:
• be constantly lit if the power supply is on
• flash if the SCOLA CLASSMATE is running on batteries.
To switch the SCOLA CLASSMATE off, just press the
on/off button again.
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Programming
During the first minute after the SCOLA CLASSMATE is
switched on, it is possible to set / change the synchronisation channel.
Set the SCOLA TEACH33/44 to the required channel, or
set the SCOLA programmer to the appropriate channel in “Set channel” under the “ FLEX programming”
menu.
Hold the SCOLA TEACH33/44 / SCOLA programmer within a distance of approximately 50 cm from the
SCOLA CLASSMATE and press the “Enter” button.
When the LED flashes three times, the SCOLA
CLASSMATE is programmed and ready for use.
Reprogramming of the SCOLA CLASSMATE is only
necessary if the transmitting channel used in the classroom is changed.
Care, maintenance and safety
instructions
In general, the SCOLA™ FM system should be cared for
in the same way as the hearing aid. It is a good idea
to clean the FM system on a daily basis. Furthermore,
there are special precautions to be taken.
1.Clean the SCOLA CLASSMATE with a dry, soft
cloth.
2.Do not disassemble the SCOLA CLASSMATE, other
SCOLA units or the hearing aid, as this will void the
guarantee.
3.Do not use water, alcohol or similar substances to
clean any SCOLA parts.
4.Make sure that the power supply cord is not
tangled up.
5.Do not expose the SCOLA CLASSMATE to
cosmetics, hair spray, water, cleaning solutions or
other chemicals.
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6.Please be sure to keep all SCOLA units, accessories
and hearing aids out of the reach of children, who
might place them in their mouths.
7.Do not use SCOLA CLASSMATE on aeroplanes or
in hospitals without permission.
8.If you use the SCOLA FM system together with
equipment which is connected to the electrical
mains, this equipment must meet the safety requirements stated in the international standard IEC
60065.
9.Do not use two transmitters (e.g. SCOLA TEACH)
on the same channel/frequency in the same area,
as this will cause interference in the FM receiver(s).
Troubleshooting
No light in the LED:
• Check that the SCOLA CLASSMATE is turned on.
• Check mains supply (power outlet).
• Check that the power supply is connected to the
SCOLA CLASSMATE.
• (Check that you are using the correct power supply)
No receiver synchronisation:
• Program the SCOLA CLASSMATE again making sure
that it is set to the correct channel. See “Programming” on page 16. Please make sure that the LED
flashes three times as acknowledgement of successful programming.
• Check that the SCOLA TEACH33/44 or SCOLA
programmer (used for programming of SCOLA
CLASSMATE) is used correctly (see specific user’s
instructions).
LED is flashing:
• The SCOLA CLASSMATE is running on battery backup. Check that the power supply is connected correctly.
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Warranty
Specifications and compliance
A two-year international warranty is provided. The warranty covers all material and manufacturing defects.
Defects arising from improper handling or repairs carried out by an unauthorised party are not covered by
this warranty.
Radio transmitter: short range inductive technology
Frequency: 3.714 MHz
Magnetic field strength: - 15 dB uA / m @ 10 m
Compliance:
Electromagnetic directive:
SCOLA CLASSMATE contains a very weak inductive
radio transmitter. The emission power is below international emission limits for human exposure. Just for
comparison, the emission from SCOLA CLASSMATE is
less than unintended radio frequency emissions from,
for example, hair dryers and electric shavers.
SCOLA CLASSMATE complies with the relevant international standards and Widex therefore declares that
this SCOLA product is in full compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC (R&TTE directive). A declaration
of conformity can be downloaded from the SCOLA
homepage: www.SCOLA.info or ordered from Widex
(please see the back page).
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Statements for use in the USA
and Canada
FCC ID: BRG-871T
IC: 5676A-871T
SCOLA CLASSMATE contains a radio transmitter with:
Federal Communications Commission Statement
FCC
ID: U28EZYNC01
IC: 1350B-EZYNC01
The device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.This device may not cause harmful interference.
2.This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Changes or modifications made to the equipment not
expressly approved by Widex may void the FCC’s authorization to operate the equipment.
This device may not interfere with TV reception or Federal Government radar.
Industry Canada Statement / Déclaration d’industrie
Canada
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using an antenna of a type and
maximum (or lesser) gain approved for the transmitter
by Industry Canada.
To reduce potential radio interference to other users,
the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen that
the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is
not more than that necessary for successful communication.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device.
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Conformément à la réglementation d’Industrie Canada,
le présent émetteur radio peut fonctionner avec une
antenne d’un type et d’un gain maximal (ou inférieur)
approuvé pour l’émetteur par Industrie Canada.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
Dans le but de réduire les risques de brouillage radioélectrique à l’intention des autres utilisateurs, il faut
choisir le type d’antenne et son gain de sorte que la puissance isotrope rayonnée équivalente (p.i.r.e.) ne dépasse pas l’intensité nécessaire à l’établissement d’une
communication satisfaisante.
Hereby, Widex A/S declares that this SCOLA
CLASSMATE is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
WIDEX A/S • Nymoellevej 6, DK-3540 Lynge
Denmark • www.widexusa.com
A copy of the Declaration of Conformity can be found
at http://www.widex.com
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie
Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions
suivantes:
(1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
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SCOLA CLASSMATE and accessories should
not be disposed of with normal household
waste. Please consult your national Widex
distributor for advice on how to properly
dispose of these items.
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