STEP-HEAR™ Activator (SH-220) - Step

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STEP-HEAR™ Activator
(SH-220)
User Guide
NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEM
FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND BLIND PEOPLE
CONTENTS
CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION
Unpacking the Activator
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DESCRIPTION
Activator
Charger
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ACTIVATOR
Charging the Activator
Turning the Activator On/Off
Using the Activator
Activator Settings
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TROUBLESHOOTIING
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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GUARANTEE (EU)
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GUARANTEE (US)
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RECYCLING DIRECTIVES
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing your STEP-HEAR™
Activator. The STEP-HEAR™ system consists of
two units: a weather resistant transmitter/base and
a small receiver/activator. Once installed, the base
sends out a continuous signal. When the activator,
held by the user, is within the range of the base, it
vibrates and beeps. Pressing a button on the
activator
triggers
a
pre-recorded
voice
announcement from the base. This provides
information that helps users find their destination.
It is important that you read the instructions below in
order to use your STEP-HEAR™ system to its full
potential. Keep this user guide in a safe place for
future reference.
This guide explains how to use the following:
STEP-HEAR™ Activator (SH-220)
Please note: Step Hear is not responsible for the
content of voice announcements or any other
recordings played back from the Step Hear bases.
Any content recorded onto the bases are the
responsibility of the base/service provider.
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INTRODUCTION
Unpacking the Activator
On unpacking the activator, you will find the
following contents in the box:
 1 Activator Unit
 1 Charging Cradle
 1 Mains Power Adaptor
 1 Neck Pendant String
 1 Wrist Strap
 1 Key Ring
 1 User Guide
For product support and help visit our website at
www.step-hear.com
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DESCRIPTION
Activator
Press to Check
Announcement 1,
2 or 3
Power ON/OFF
button
LED
indicator
Charger
Charging unit with
power jack
(DC 5.4V 450mA)
LED
indicator
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Charging
cradle
ACTIVATOR
Charging the Activator
Plug the supplied adaptor cord into the jack found at
the back of the charger and the other end into an
electrical socket. The red LED on the charger will
turn on.
Place your activator into the charger. The green
LED on the activator will turn on and the activator
will vibrate and beeps once. The green LED will turn
off when the activator is fully charged.
Note: When the green LED on the activator flashes
and a tone beeps every 60 seconds, you need to
charge the activator. The charging time for the
activator is about 2 hours.
The activator has a standby time of over 200 hours.
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ACTIVATOR
Turn the Activator On/Off
To turn the activator ON - press and hold the
POWER button (triangle shaped) on the activator
for 2-4 seconds until one beep tone is heard. The
red LED indicator will flash.
To turn the activator OFF - press and hold the
POWER button for 2-4 seconds until two beep
tones are heard.
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ACTIVATOR
Using the Activator
Once the activator has been charged and the power
turned on, you are ready to use the STEP-HEAR™
system.
The activator can be carried either as a pendant,
key ring or on a wrist strap. These accessories are
all supplied.
On arriving in an area where there is an active
base, the activator will beep (and/or vibrate – see
Activator Settings below).
In
order
to
activate
the
pre-recorded
announcements on the base unit, please press
once button 1, 2 or 3 on the activator. The
announcement stored in Button 1, Button 2 or
Button 3 on the base will be announced. You will
hear useful information to help you navigate around
your current location.
Press the POWER button once to pause the
beeping and/or vibrating. The vibrating will only alert
you every 60 seconds. If the activator is out of
range for 15 seconds, it will automatically revert to
normal operation mode ready to alert you that you
are in range of another active base.
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ACTIVATOR
Activator Settings
The default setting for the activator is both vibrate
and beep ON. This setting will inform you there is a
Step Hear base within range.
To turn the beep OFF – Press and hold the
activator 1 and 3 buttons together for 5 seconds
until a beep tone is heard. The activator will only
vibrate.
To turn the beep ON - press and hold the activator
1 and 3 buttons together until a beep tone is heard.
The activator will vibrate and beep.
Note: Before you change settings you must ensure
the activator is switched on (see Turn the Activator
On/Off).
The activator keeps the latest settings until a new
setting is received.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Activator not responding when close to a base
 Ensure the activator is charged
 Ensure the activator is switched on
No Announcement Playback
 Make sure to try buttons 1, 2 and 3
No Beep when alerted in proximity of a base
 Change settings so that vibrate and beep are
set to on
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SAFETY INFORMATION
General
Only use the power supply included with the
product.
Do not open the unit. Contact the helpline for all
repairs.
Cleaning
Clean the activator with a soft cloth. Never use
polishes or cleaning agents - they could damage
the finish or the electronics inside.
Environmental
Do not place any part of your product in water and
do not use it in excessively damp conditions or
locations of high humidity.
Do not expose your product to fire or other
hazardous conditions.
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GUARANTEE (EU)
From the moment your STEP-HEAR™ product is
purchased, STEP-HEAR™ guarantee it for the
period of one year. During this time, all repairs or
replacements (at our discretion) are free of charge.
Should you experience a problem then contact our
help line or visit our website at www.step-hear.com.
The guarantee does not cover accidents,
negligence or breakages to any parts. The product
must not be tampered with or taken apart by
anyone who is not an authorized STEP-HEAR™
representative. The STEP-HEAR™ guarantee in no
way limits your legal rights.
IMPORTANT: YOUR RECEIPT IS PART OF YOUR
GUARANTEE AND MUST BE RETAINED AND
PRODUCED IN THE EVENT OF A WARRANTY
CLAIM.
Please note: The guarantee applies to
the EU only
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GUARANTEE (USA)
STEP-HEAR Ltd warrants the STEP-HEAR product
against any defect in materials or workmanship for
the period of one year from the date of purchase.
Should you experience a problem, contact our
customer service department.
Be sure to save your sales receipt as proof of
purchase date should you need warranty service.
Within a period of one year from purchase date,
STEP-HEAR Ltd will repair or replace (at our
discretion) your STEP-HEAR product at no cost, if a
defect in materials or workmanship is found. If we
elect to replace your STEP-HEAR product, we may
replace it with a new or reconditioned product of the
same or similar design.
Repair or replacement will be warranted for a period
of 90 days or the remaining time on the original
warranty, whichever is longer.
The warranty does not cover damage caused by
vandalism, accident negligence, shipping damage,
failure to follow instructions, misuse, fire, floods, use
of incompatible accessories or Acts of God. The
product must not be
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GUARANTEE (USA)
tampered with or taken apart by anyone who is not
an authorized STEP-HEAR representative. The
STEP-HEAR guarantee in no way limits your legal
rights
STEP-HEAR Ltd shall not be responsible for loss of
time, inconvenience, property damage or any other
accidental or consequential damages caused by
your STEP-HEAR product
Warranty service is available only with proof of
purchase.
IMPORTANT: YOUR RECEIPT IS PART OF YOUR
WARRANTY AND MUST BE RETAINED AND
PRODUCED IN THE EVENT OF A WARRANTY
CLAIM.
For product support and help visit our website:
www.step-hear.com
Or contact our representative in North America:
2288A Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4E1G6, Canada
T: 347.482.1557
F: 801.760.9791
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GUARANTEE
Electrical connection: The apparatus is designed
to operate from a 100 -230V 50/60Hz supply only.
(Classified as ‘hazardous voltage’ according to
EN60950 standard).
The apparatus does not
incorporate an integral power on/off switch. To
disconnect the power, either switch off supply at the
mains power socket or unplug the AC adaptor.
When installing the apparatus, ensure that the
mains power socket is readily accessible.
Declaration: Step-Hear hereby declare that this
SH-220 is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
A copy of the Declaration of Conformity to the
essential requirements of 1999/5/EC can be found
at www.step-hear.com
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RECYCLING DIRECTIVES
The WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment) has been put in place for the products
at the end of their useful life are recycled in the best
way.
When this product is finished with, please do not put
it in your domestic waste bin.
Please use one of the following disposal options:
- Remove the batteries and deposit them in an
appropriate WEEE skip. Deposit the product in an
appropriate WEEE skip.
- Or, hand the old product to the retailer. If you
purchase a new one, they should accept it.
Thus if you respect these instructions you ensure
human health and environmental protection.
For product support and help visit our website at
www.step-hear.com
UG SH-220-DEC 2011
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