Important Safety Instructions
When using your telephone equipment, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury to persons, including the
following:
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11.
Read and understand all instructions.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Do not use this product near water (for example, near a bath tub, kitchen sink,
or swimming pool).
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may
fall, causing serious damage to the product.
Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation.
To protect it from overheating, these openings must not be blocked by placing
the product on the bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should
never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. This product should not
be placed in a built-in installation where proper ventilation is not provided.
This product 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.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where
the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a risk
of fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but take
it to an authorized service facility. Opening or removing cabinet parts other than
specified access doors may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks.
Incorrect reassemb-ling can cause electric shock when the appliance is
subsequently used.
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in the risk
of fire or electric shock.
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12.
Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to an authorized service
facility under the following conditions:
A. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B. If liquid has been spilled into the product.
C. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
D. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions, because improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by an authorized technician
to restore the product to normal operation.
E. If the product has been dropped and the cabinet has been damaged.
F. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
13.
Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm.
There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lighting.
Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction
The GIGAPHONE is an advanced cordless telephone that operates in the 2.4GHz
frequency range. Your GIGAPHONE is capable of supporting up to a maximum of
4 Handsets. Using additional Handsets, two extensions can be conferenced on a call,
while two other extensions can be talking internally, using the Intercom feature.
This manual is designed to familiarize you with the GIGAPHONE cordless telephone.
We strongly recommend you read the manual before using your phone.
To order additional systerm Handsets (model# 2420), battery packs
or headsets, call Vtech Communications Inc at 1-800-595-9511.
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Parts Check List
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Base Unit
Handset
AC Power Adapter
Telephone Cord
Battery Pack
Wall Mounting Bracket
Belt clip
Owner's Manual
To purchase replacement battery packs, call Vtech Communications Inc at 1-800595-9511. In Canada, call VTech Electronics Ltd at 1-800-267-7377.
Belt Clip
Battery Pack
Handset
Base Unit
AC Power Adapter
Wall Mounting Bracket
OWNER'S MANUAL
Owner's Manual
Telephone Line Cord
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The Handset Layout
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2
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3
9
4
5
10
6
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12
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1.
Antenna
8.
LCD Display
2.
Earpiece
9.
Select
3.
Headset Jack (2.5mm)
10. Off (Clear)
4.
Scroll Keys
11. Battery Compartment
5.
On (Flash)
12. Intercom
6.
Dialing Keys (0-9)
13. Microphone
7.
Handsfree Speakerphone
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The Base Unit Layout
AC Power Jack
Phone Cord Jack
Message Waiting
Indicator
Page Key
Charge Indicator
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1.
Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical outlet, and the DC connector
into the back of the base unit.
To AC outlet
To telephone
socket outlet
AC adapter
To telephone
jack
Connecting to phone line
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the jack on the back of the base unit. Plug
the other end of this cord into the wall jack.
Checking for dial tone
After the battery is charged press ON on the Handset. The Phone icon
will
appear on the handset display, and you will hear dial tone. If not, see In Case of Difficulty.
Tone/Pulse selection
The TONE/PULSE switch is located on the bottom of the Base Unit, next to the telephone
jack. It is factory set to TONE. If you have rotary (Pulse) service, set the switch to
PULSE.
CAUTION: Use only the 7 volt power adaptor provided with your GIGAPHONE.
IMPORTANT:
FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE OF
YOUR CORDLESS TELEPHONE SYSTEM:
1. Choose a central location for your Base Unit.
2. Install your Base Unit and Extension Handsets
away from electronic equipment, such as personal
computers, television sets and microwave ovens.
3. In locations where there are multiple cordless
telephones, separate base units as much as possible.
4. Install your telephone equipment away from
heat sources and sunlight.
5. Avoid excessive moisture, dust or extreme cold.
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Getting Started
Setup
Getting Started
Installation of Battery Pack in Handset
Follow the steps below:
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1.
2.
3
3.
4.
Remove the battery cover by
pressing on the indent and sliding
downward.
Place the new battery pack in the
handset with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts in
the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover by sliding
it upwards.
If the new battery pack is not already
charged, place the handset in the
base unit, or a remote charging
stand, and allow it to charge for 12
hours. After initial charge, a
maintenance charge of 8 hours
should be sufficient.
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The original Handset that is shipped with your GIGAPHONE system will be
automatically registered to the Base. This Handset is HANDSET 1.
As you register additional Handsets to the system, they will be assigned extension numbers
in the following order: HANDSET 2, HANDSET 3, and finally HANDSET 4.
Whenever a Handset battery pack is installed, the Handset will automatically begin
SEARCHING FOR BASE (if previously registered), or it will prompt you to ENTER
BASE ID to register the new Handset.
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The Handset of your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone is powered by a rechargeable
battery pack. It charges automatically whenever the Handset is in the Base Unit.
You should charge the battery pack for 12 hours when you first receive your phone.
You'll know the battery pack needs charging when:
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The low battery message is
displayed:
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The handset seems completely dead,
the LCD is completely clear and
does not activate when you press the
keys.
IMPORTANT:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Do not dispose of a battery pack in a fire, the cell may explode.
Do not open or mutilate the battery pack. Toxic substances may be released, causing
harm to eyes or skin.
Exercise care in handling battery packs in order to prevent an accidental short
of the charge contacts, potentially causing the battery pack to overheat.
Do not dispose of this battery pack into household garbage. Please refer to the
following information concerning proper battery recycling:
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Getting Started
Charging Of Handset Battery Pack
Getting Started
Wall Mounting
The Wall Mount bracket is designed for
use on standard Wall Mount plates only.
1.
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2.
3.
4.
Line up the tabs on the wall mount
adapter with the holes on the bottom
of the base unit. Snap the wall
mount bracket firmly in place.
Plug the AC adapter into an electrical
outlet, and the DC connector to the
back of the base unit. If the handset
battery pack has not been charged
previously, place the handset in the
base unit cradle, and allow it to
charge for 12 hours.
Connect the telephone line cord to
the jack on the back of the base unit,
and the other end to the wall jack.
Mount the base unit on the wall.
Position the base unit so the
mounting studs will fit into the holes
on the wall mount bracket. Slide
base unit down on the mounting
studs until it locks into place.
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Your GIGAPHONE system can operate up to 4 Handsets.
The accessory Handset consists of the following:
Belt Clip
Handset
1
Battery Pack
Charger Unit
Setup Of The 2420 Accessory
Handset
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2.
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5.
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Plug the AC power adapter into an
electrical outlet.
Remove the Handset battery cover
by pressing on the indent and sliding
downward.
Place the new battery pack in the
Handset, with the metal contacts
aligned with the charge contacts in
the battery compartment.
Replace the battery cover by sliding
it upward.
Place the Handset in the Charge
Cradle, and allow it to charge for 12
hours. After the initial charge, a
maintenance charge of 8 hours
should be sufficient.
Getting Started
Registration and Operation of the VT2420 Accessory Handset
Getting Started
Registration and Operation
Enter Base ID Code
1.
After charging the Handset, remove
it from its Charge Cradle, the screen
will display:
2.
Press NEW, then enter the 15 digit
Base Unit ID code, located on the
underside of the Base Unit.
3.
Press OK. The Handset will display:
PLEASE WAIT!!
4.
Wait approximately 15 seconds.
The Handset will display:
FOUND BASE
If the Handset displays: BASE
BUSY TRY LATER, this indicates
that the system is in use. Wait until
the Base Unit is in the idle (on hook)
mode, and repeat steps 2 to 4.
NOTE: Occasionally, it may take longer
than 15 seconds for the Handset to confirm
registration to the Base Unit. This is
normal.
Congratulations! You can now enjoy the
benefits of your multi-Handset system.
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Handset and Base Indicators
Handset Icons
Description
Icon
Intercom indicator
On steady with the extension numbers currently on an intercom call.
For example, 12 indicates that Handset 1 and Handset 2 are on
an intercom call.
Battery indicator
Cycles (Low, Medium, and High) when Handset battery is charging.
Flashes when a low battery condition is detected.
M
Mute indicator
On steady when the Handset microphone is muted.
H
Hold indicator
On steady when the line is on hold.
R
Handset Registration indicator
FF is displayed when a Handset is either not registered, or is
searching for a Base unit.
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Basic Operation
Line In Use indicator
On steady with no number next to it when a parallel set is in use.
On steady with one or more numbers next to it, indicating which
extensions are using the line. For example,
12 indicates that
Handset 1 and Handset 2 are on an outside call.
Handset and Base Indicators
Handset LEDs
LED
Description
Message
Waiting
• Lights to indicate that you have new messages in your voicemail.
Service must be subscribed to through your local telephone
company.
Basic Operation
Base LEDS
LED
Description
Message
Waiting
• Flashes to indicate that you have new messages in your voicemail.
Service must be subscribed to through your local telephone
company
Charging
• Lights whenever the handset is placed in the base unit charging
cradle.
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Soft Menu Functions
The GIGAPHONE has an advanced design
that uses a menu structure and soft keys
to access all of the built-in features.
Example of the idle mode display:
Press RDL to display the last 5 telephone numbers dialed. The number on the top line
is the most recent number dialed.
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Use the
scroll keys to select the desired the number.
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To dial the number, you can simply press the ON or HANDSFREE key.
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To erase (or save) the number, select this option to delete (or save) it.
MENU
With the Handset in the idle (OFF) mode, press the MENU key to access the following
options:
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•
•
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CALLS LOG (CALLER ID)
HANDSET SETTINGS
RANGE EXTENDER
REGISTER
Use the
scroll keys to select the desired option, then press OK.
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Basic Operation
RDL (Redial)
Calls Log (Caller ID)
From the idle (OFF) mode, press MENU,
use the
scroll keys to select CALLS
LOG, then press OK. The Caller ID
information of the most recently received
call will be displayed. For example:
Basic Operation
To scroll to other records, use the aaaaaa
scroll keys.
To dial the number displayed, you can
simply press the ON or HANDSFREE
key.
You can also press the CID key to access
the following options ( DEL, OPT#,
SAVE):
DEL
: Select this option to delete
THIS or ALL records in Caller ID memory.
OPT# : Select this option to display up to four possible dialing strings of the number
stored in Caller ID memory. If a number is provided in the Caller ID data,
the possible options to choose from will be either 7, 8, 10, or 11 digits. For
example, if the original number in Caller ID menory was 808-880-8808, then
the display options will be:
SAVE
Use the UP and DOWN keys
to make selection, and then
press DIAL, ON or
HANDSFREE to dial the
number.
Select this option to save the displayed Caller ID record into Speed Dial
Memory. Only Caller ID records with telephone numbers can be saved into
Speed Dial Memory. If you need to modify the number after saving, see
TO EDIT A NUMBER.
Caller ID - Call Waiting ID
Your GIGAPHONE is capable of displaying the name and/or number of the party calling
before you answer the phone (Caller ID). It is also capable of displaying Caller ID
information in conjunction with a Call Waiting alert signal (Call Waiting Caller ID).
With Call Waiting Caller ID, the Caller ID data is displayed so you can decide whether
to answer the incoming call, or continue with your current conversation.
NOTES ABOUT CALLER ID & CALL WAITING CALLER ID
These are subscription services, provided by most regional telephone service
providers. You must subscribe to these services to get the benefits of these features.
If you do not subscribe to Caller ID services, you can still use your GIGAPHONE
and the other features it offers.
Due to regional incompatibilities, Caller ID information may not be available for
every call you receive. In addition, the calling party may intentionally block their
name and phone number from being sent.
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Handset Settings
From the Handset Settings menu, you can select the following options:
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RINGER VOLUME
Select this option to adjust the ringer volume. Use the
scroll keys to
adjust the volume up or down. A Handset will display a graphic indicator of the
selected volume setting. Press OK to confirm your selection and return to the
Handset Settings menu.
RINGER MELODY
Select this option to adjust the ringer melody or tone. Use the
scroll
keys to select from the six available tones. Press OK to confirm your selection
and return to the Handset Settings menu.
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LOW BATT TONE
Select this option to turn the Low Battery warning tone ON or OFF. Press the
OFF or ON soft keys, to make your selection. Press OK to confirm your selection
and return to the Handset Settings menu. When set to ON, the Handset will emit
a warning tone when a Low Battery condition is detected.
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RANGE TONE
Select this option to turn the Out of Range warning tone ON or OFF. Press the
OFF or ON soft keys, to make your selection. Press OK to confirm your selection
and return to the Handset Settings menu. When set to ON, the Handset will emit
a warning tone whenever the Handset is taken out of range of the Base.
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KEYPAD TONE
Select this option to turn the Keypad tones ON or OFF. Press the OFF or ON
soft keys, to make your selection. Press OK to confirm your selection and return
to the Handset Settings menu. When set to ON, the Handset will emit a beep
whenever a key is pressed.
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CONTRAST
Select this option to adjust the contrast level of the Handset display. Use the
scroll keys to make your selection. The handset display will automatically
adjust as you make your selection. Press OK to confirm your selection and return
to the Handset Settings menu.
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LANGUAGE
Select this option to change the display from English to Spanish. Use the
scroll keys to select language, then press OK to confirm your choice.
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Basic Operation
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Range Extender
Your GIGAPHONE has an enhanced feature that is designed to improve performance.
If you are using your GIGAPHONE in an area with excessive interference, or you require
a moderate increase in operating range. the Range Extender feature can help to improve
both the sound quality and range. Actual range will depend on your environment.
To select the Range Extender setting, follow the procedure listed below:
Basic Operation
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•
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In the idle(OFF) mode, press MENU
and use the scroll keys to select
RANGE EXTENDER, then press
OK.
There are 3 option settings in the
RANGE EXTENDER menu:
1. Select OFF to disable RANGE
EXTENDER
2. Select ON to enable RANGE
EXTENDER. An "E" icon will
appear in the upper left corner
of the Handset display,
indicating that RANGE
EXTENDER is ON.
CALLS LOG
HANDSET SETTINGS
RANGE EXTENDER
REGISTER
3. Select AUTO to allow your GIGAPHONE to automatically monitor the signal
strength between the handset and base unit, and activate whenever necessary.
With this option selected, your GIGAPHONE may occassionally enable or
disable the RANGE EXTENDER feature. When RANGE EXTENDER is
enabled, an "E" icon will appear in the upper left corner of the Handset display.
Use the scroll keys to select the desired setting, and then press OK to confirm
the selection.
Note : When Range Extender mode is enabled, your GIGAPHONE will consume more
battery power. That means the standby and talk time of your Handset will be shorter.
Register
Use this option to register a Handset to the GIGAPHONE Base. You can register a
total of four Handsets to the GIGAPHONE Base. This process is activated automatically
whenever a new handset is powered up in range of the GIGAPHONE Base.
You will be prompted to enter the 15-digit Base ID code printed on the underside of
the base unit. After entering this code, press OK. The Handset will display SEARCHING
FOR BASE, and then FOUND BASE when the process is complete.
Note : Base ID codes are 15 digits long and can include the following characters : 0, 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
, or # .
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MEM (Memory)
The GIGAPHONE can store up to 50 names/numbers in memory. Each memory location
can hold up to 32 digits and up to 16 characters for the name.
Number Key
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Characters (in order)
&',.1
ABCabc2
DEFdef3
G H I g h i4
JKLjkl5
MNOmno6
PQRSpqrs7
TUVtuv8
WXYZwxyz9
0
*#
*#
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Basic Operation
When prompted to ENTER NAME?, use the digit keys to 'spell' the name. Each press
of a particular key causes characters to be displayed in the following order:
MEM (Memory)
Basic Operation
To Store a Number/Name:
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Starting from the idle screen, enter
the number you want to store in
memory.
•
Be sure to include long distance
codes and pauses (using the PAUSE
softkey) if necessary. Press the
MEM softkey.
•
You will then be prompted to
ENTER NAME? Use the digit
keys to 'spell' the name. If you make
a mistake, press the CLR softkey.
To enter a space press aa . When
finished, press SAVE.
•
If there is space available in memory,
the number/name will be saved and
the Handset will return to idle mode.
•
If the memory is full the Handset
will display PHONEBOOK IS
FULL and exit to the idle screen
without saving the entry.
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MEM (Memory)
•
Starting from the idle screen, press
the MEM softkey to review memory
contents.
•
Using the
softkeys
scroll through the memory contents
in alphabetical order.
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Or, you can press the FIND softkey,
enter the first few chararcters of the
name and then press FIND to
search. If you make a mistake, press
CLR softkey. The closest match, in
alphabetical order, will be displayed.
•
Once you find the entry you want,
simply press ON or HANDSFREE
to dial the number.
Basic Operation
To Search For and Dial a Number/
Name:
To Delete a Number/Name:
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Using the steps in To Search For
and Dial a Name/Number, locate
the entry you want to delete.
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Press the EDIT softkey.
Handset will display:
The
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Basic Operation
MEM (Memory)
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Press the DEL softkey. The Handset
will display:
•
To delete this record, press THIS.
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To confirm the deletion of ALL
records, press YES. To exit without
deleting press NO.
To Edit a Number/Name
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Using the steps in To Search For
and Dial a Name/Number, locate
the entry you want to edit.
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Press the EDIT softkey twice. The
Handset will display:
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Press either NAME or NUM for
editing.
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Using the
softkey move the
cursor to the character you want to
edit and then enter the corrections
as needed. Press MORE to access
DEL, BACK and PAUSE (for
editing number)/SPACE (for editing
name) function. When finished
press the SAVE softkey. To exit
without saving press OFF.
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When finished the handset will
display the edited entry.
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Handset Operation
Making Calls
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Press ON (or, HANDSFREE to use
the Handset Speakerphone feature).
Dial the phone number.
-OR-
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Dial the phone number first; then
press ON (or HANDSFREE).
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Press OFF to end your call.
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•
Press any key except OFF and the
softkey.
Press OFF to end your call.
Hold Function
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Press the HOLD soft key to place a call on hold. To return to the call press the
ON or HANDSFREE key.
Flash Function
You can use your GIGAPHONE with services such as Call Waiting. Simply press the
ON key on the Handset.
Volume Control
During an active call, press the VOL soft key, then use the
Up and
DOWN soft keys to adjust the earpiece or Handsfree Speakerphone volume. Press OK
to confirm your choice.
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Advanced Operations
Answering Calls
Handset Operation
Page/Intercom
Advanced Operations
From Base to ALL Handsets :
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To page all Handsets from the Base
press the PAGE/INTERCOM key.
This will cause all Handsets linked
with this Base to ring.
•
Each Handset will display PAGE
FROM BASE.
From Handset to Handset :
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Press the INTERCOM key followed
by the number of the other Handset
you wish to call (e.g. INTERCOM
3).
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Handset 3 can then answer the
intercom call by pressing the
INTERCOM key.
•
To end the intercom call press OFF
on either Handset.
All Call from Handset
•
Press the INTERCOM key, followed by the
. All registered Handsets will
ring.
•
Any Handset can answer by pressing INTERCOM.
•
To end the intercom call, press OFF on the Handset.
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Handset Operation
Handsfree Speakerphone Operation
Your GIGAPHONE handset has a built-in handsfree speakerphone. This feature allows
you to stand the Handset upright on a table or desktop and have handsfree conversations.
For more information, refer to MAKING CALLS in HANDSET.
Line in Use Indication
On the Handset :
When the telephone line is currently being
used by a GIGAPHONE Handset, a status
message similar to this will display on idle
Handset(s):
When the telephone line is currently being
used by a parallel set (a telephone device
other than the GIGAPHONE on the same
line); the phone icon will remain on
steadily, and EXTENSION IN USE will
be displayed.
When a low battery is detected, the Battery icon will flash and a warning beep is played.
The status message LOW BATTERY will also be displayed when the Handset is in
idle mode. To prevent an unexpected call drop, a drained Handset battery should be
replaced by a fully charged spare battery.
Message Waiting Indication
The GIGAPHONE is compatible with optional voicemail service provided by some local
telephone companies. If you subscribe to this service, and you have new, unplayed
messages in your voicemail, a Visual Message Waiting Indicator (VMWI) signal is
transmitted by your local telephone company.
The GIGAPHONE will detect a VMWI signal and activate Visual Message Waiting
alerts both on the Base Unit and Handset.
After you check your messages, the Message Waiting indicators will automatically turn
off.
Please note that whenver new, unplayed messages are stored in your voicemail, the local
Telephone Company will continue to send a VMWI signal.
NOTE: The visual MESSAGE WAITING feature requires a signal from your
local telephone company called FSK (Frequency Shift Keying). Not all
local phone companies can provide this signal. The audible stutter dial tone
alone will not activate the Message Waiting feature on this telephone. Please
check with your local service provider if the FSK signal is available in your
area.
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Advanced Operations
Low Battery Indication
Handset Operation
Conference Calling
The GIGAPHONE is capable of supporting conference calls with up to two registered
Handsets.
To enter a conference call, simply access the line with two extensions by pressing ON
(or HANDSFREE) on the Handset.
The phone icon
and two extension numbers will be displayed in the upper left
corner of the Handset.
Transferring Calls
Advanced Operations
You can transfer calls on the GIGAPHONE system from Handset to Handset.
Blind Transfer
You can directly transfer any active call to another GIGAPHONE extension without
notification by doing the following steps:
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Handset must be on an active call.
•
Press the INTERCOM key followed by the number of the Handset (1,2,3,4) that
you wish to transfer the call to.
•
When the other extension answers, the call will automatically be connected to
the other extension.
•
An unanswered call will ring back to the originating Handset if not answered within
30 seconds
Announced Transfer:
You can perform an announced transfer (call and advise another extension) of an active
call by doing the following steps:
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Handset must be on an active call.
•
Place the active call on HOLD.
•
Press the INTERCOM key, followed by the number of the Handset (1,2,3 or 4)
that you wish to transfer the call to.
•
When the other extension answers the intercom call, explain they have an active
call waiting.
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Both extensions press OFF to end the intercom call.
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The other extension presses ON, HANDSFREE to pick up the call on hold.
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Headset Operation
Your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone is equipped with a 2.5mm Headset Jack for use
with an optional accessory Headset for hands-free operation. If you choose to use the
Headset option, you must obtain an optional accessory Headset, which is compatible
with the GIGAPHONE.
To purchase a Headset or Battery Pack, please call Vtech Communications at 800595-9511
Once you have a compatible 2.5mm Headset, locate the Headset Jack on the GIGAPHONE
Handset. Connect the plug on the Headset cord to the jack on the cordless Handset.
The plug should fit securely. Do not force the connection.
Operation
NOTE :
Whenever a compatible Headset is
connected to the cordless Handset, the
microphone on the Handset will be muted.
This is done to limit the effect of
background noise.
The GIGAPHONE is also equipped with
a detachable belt clip. Align the pins on
the inside edge of the clip with the notches
on the sides of the GIGAPHONE Handset.
The belt clip should snap securely into
place. Do not force the connection.
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Advanced Operations
Belt Clip
Maintenance
Taking Care Of Your Telephone
Your GIGAPHONE cordless telephone contains sophisticated electronic parts, so it must
be treated with care.
Avoid rough treatment
Place the Handset down gently. Save the original packing materials to protect your
telephone if you ever need to ship it.
Avoid water
Your telephone can be damaged if it gets wet. Do not use the Handset outdoors in the
rain, or handle it with wet hands. Do not install your Base Unit near a sink, bathtub
or shower.
Electrical storms
Electrical storms can sometimes cause power surges harmful to electronic equipment.
For your own safety, use caution when using electric appliances during storms.
Cleaning your telephone
Your telephone has a durable plastic casing that should retain its luster for many years.
Clean it only with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water or a mild soap. Do not
use excess water or cleaning solvents of any kind.
Additional Information
Remember that electrical appliances can cause serious injury if used when you are
wet or standing in water. If your Base Unit should fall into water, DO NOT
RETRIEVE IT UNTIL YOU UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND TELEPHONE
LINE CORDS FROM THE WALL. Then pull the unit out by the unplugged cords.
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In Case Of Difficulty
If you have difficulty operating your phone, the suggestions below should solve the
problem. If you still have difficulty after trying these suggestions, call VTECH
Communications at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
The Phone Doesn't Work At All
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Make sure the Power Cord is plugged in.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and the
telephone wall jack.
Make sure the batteries are properly charged. If the 'LOW BATTERY' message
is shown, the battery pack needs charging.
No Dial Tone
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First check all the suggestions above.
If you still don't hear a dial tone, disconnect the Base Unit from the telephone
jack and connect a different phone. If there is no dial tone on that phone either,
the problem is in your wiring or local service. Contact your local telephone
company.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal Even When You're Near The
Base Unit
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Household appliances plugged into the same circuit as the Base Unit can sometimes
cause interference. Try moving the appliance or the Base Unit to another outlet.
You Get Noise, Static, Or A Weak Signal When You're Away From The
Base Unit
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You may be out of range. Either move closer to the Base, or relocate the Base
Unit.
The layout of your home may be limiting the range. Try moving the Base Unit
to another position.
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Make sure you have the Handset ringer activated. To set the ringer, see HANDSET
SETTINGS and BASE SETTINGS.
Make sure the telephone line cord is plugged firmly into the Base Unit and the
telephone jack. Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
You may be too far from the Base Unit.
You may have too many extension phones on your telephone line to allow all
of them to ring. Try unplugging some of the other phones.
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Additional Information
The Handset Does Not Ring When You Receive A Call
In Case Of Difficulty
You Hear Other Calls While Using Your Phone
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Disconnect your Base Unit from the telephone jack, and plug in a regular telephone.
If you still hear other calls, the problem is probably in your wiring or local service.
Call your local telephone company.
You Hear Noise In The Handset, And None Of The Keys Or Buttons Work
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Make sure the power cord is plugged in.
Common Cure For Electronic
Equipment
Additional Information
If the unit does not seem to be responding
normally, then try putting the Handset in
the cradle. If it does not seem to respond,
do the following (in the order listed) :
1.
Disconnect the power to the Base.
2.
Disconnect the Handset battery, and
spare battery pack, if applicable.
3.
Wait a few minutes.
4.
Connect power to the Base.
5.
Re-install the battery pack (s)
6.
Watch for Handset to display :
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then
Warranty Statement
What does this limited warranty cover?
• The manufacturer of this VTECH product, VTECH Communications, warrants to
the holder of a valid proof of purchase ("Consumer" or "you") that the product and
all accessories provided by VTECH in the sales package ("Product") are free from
material defects in material and workmanship, pursuant to the following terms and
conditions, when installed and used normally and in accordance with operation
instructions. This limited warranty extends only to the Consumer for Products
purchased and used in the United States of America.
What will VTECH Communications do if the Product is not free from
material defects in materials and workmanship during the limited warranty
period ("Materially Defective Product")?
• During the limited warranty period, VTECH's authorized service representative will
repair or replace at VTECH's option, without charge, a Materially Defective Product.
If we repair this product, we may use new or refurbished replacement parts. If we
choose to replace this product, we may replace it with a new or refurbished product
of the same or similar design.VTECH will return repaired or replacement products
to you in working condition. VTECH will retain defective parts, modules, or
equipment. Repair or raplacement of Product. at VTECH`S option. is your exclusive
remedy. you should expect the repair or replacement to take approximately 30 days.
How Long is the limited warranty period ?
• The limited warranty period for the product extends for ONE(1)YEAR from the date
of purchase if we repair or replace a Materially Defective Product the terms of this
limitad warranty. this limited warranty also applies to repaired or replacement Products
for a period of either (a) 90 days from the date the repaired or replacement Product
is shipped to you or (b) the time remaining on the original one-year limited warranty.
whichever is longer.
This limited warranty does not cover
1. Product that has been subjected to misuse,accident, shipping or other physical damage
improper installation, abnormal operation or handling, neglect,inundation fire,water,
or other liquid intrusion:or
2. Product that has been damaged due to repair,alteratio,or modification by
anyone other than an authorized service representative of VTECH:or
3. Product to the extent that the problem experienced is caused by signal conditions
network reliability or cable or antenna systems; or
4. Product to the extent that the problem is caused by use with non_VTECH electrical
accessories; or
5. Product whose warranty/quality stickers, Product serial numbers plates or electronic
serial numbers have been removed, altered or rendered illegible; or
6. Product purchased, used, serviced, or shipped for repair from outside the United States,
or used for commercial or institutional purposes (including but not limited to Products
used for rental purposes ) ;or
7. Product returned without valid proof of purchase (see 6 below); or
8. Charges for installation or set up , adjustment of customer controls. and installation
or repair of systems outside the unit.
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Additional Information
What is not covered by this limited warranty ?
Warranty Statement
How do you get warranty service?
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To obtain warranty service in the United States of America. call 1 800-595-9511 for
instructions regarding where to return the Product. Before calling for service, please
check the user's manual, A check of the Product controls and features may save you
a service call.
Except as provided by applicable law, you assume the risk of loss or damage during
transit and transportation and are responsible for delivery or handling charges incurred
in the transport of Product(s) to the service location . VTECH will return repaired
or replaced product under this limited warranty to you , transportation, delivery or
handling charges prepaid .VTECH assumes no risk for damage or loss of the Product
in transit.
If the Product failure is not covered by this limited warranty,or proof of purchase
does not meet the terms of this limited warranty , VTECH will notify you and will
request that you authorize the cost of repair prior to any further repair activity. you
must pay for the cost of repair and return shipping costs for the repair of Products
that are not covered by this limited warranty.
What must you return with the Product to get warranty service?
you must
1. Return the entire original package and contents including the Product to the VTECH
service location along with a description of the malfunction or difficulty:
2. Include "valid proof of purchase" (sales receipt) identifying the Product purchased
(Product model) and the date of purchase or receipt; and
3. Provide your name, complete and correct mailing address, and telephone number.
Other Limitations
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This warranty is the complete and exclusive agreement between you and VTECH.
It supersedes all other written or oral communications related to this Product. VTECH
provides no other warranties for this product. The warranty exclusivelydescribes all
of VTECH's responsibilities regarding the product. There are no other express
warranties. No one is authorized to make modifications to this limited warranty and
you should not rely on any such modification.
Additional Information
State Law Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
Limitations: Implied warranties, including those of fitness for a particular purpose
and merchantability (an unwritten warranty that the product is fit for ordinary use)
are limited to one year from date of purchase. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
• In no event shall VTECH be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential,
or similar damages (including, but not limited to lost profits or revenue, inability to
use the product, or other associated equipment, the cost of substitute equipment, and
claims by third parties) resulting from the use of this product. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
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FCC and IC Regulations
This equipment complies with Parts 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules for the United States. It also complies with regulations RSS210 and CS03 of Industry and Science Canada. 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.
A label is located on the underside of the Base Unit containing either the FCC registration
number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) and Load Number. You must, upon
request, provide this information to your local telephone company.
This equipment is compatible with inductively coupled hearing aids.
Should you experience trouble with this telephone equipment, please contact:
VTech Communication Inc
SERVICE DEPT. at 1-800-595-9511. In Canada, call VTECH Electronics at 1-800-2677377.
For repair/warranty information. The telephone company may ask you to disconnect this
equipment from the line network until the problem has been corrected.
FCC Part 15
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet or on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Additional Information
The equipment has been tested and found to comply with part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate 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 and correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
FCC and IC Regulations
FCC Part 68
The FCC requires that you connect your cordless telephone to the nationwide telephone
network through a modular telephone jack (USOC RJ11C, RJ11W or RJ14).
Your telephone company may discontinue your service if your equipment causes harm
to the telephone network. They will notify you in advance of disconnection, if possible.
During notification, you will be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
Occasionally, your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment,
operation, or procedures that could affect the operation of your equipment. If so, you
will be given advance notice of the change to give you an opportunity to maintain
uninterrupted service.
The Base Unit contains no user serviceable parts. The Handset contains a user replaceable
battery pack.
If it is determined that your telephone equipment is malfunctioning, the FCC requires
that it not be used and that it be unplugged from the modular jack until the problem
has been corrected. Repairs to this telephone equipment can only be made by the
manufacturer or its authorized agents or by others who may be authorized by the FCC.
For repair procedures, follow the instructions outlined under the VTECH Limited
Warranty.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the phone company or
Party Lines.
The REN is useful in determining the number of devices you may connect to your
telephone line and still enable the devices to ring when you receive a call. The general
rule is that the REN value should not exceed 5.0A total; however, contact your local
telephone company for the specific number in your area.
IC (Industry Canada)
This telephone is registered for use in Canada.
Notice :
Additional Information
The REN assigned to this device denotes the number of devices you may connect to
the telephone loop which is used by the device to prevent overloading The termination
on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subjected only to the requirement
that the sum of the REN does not exceed five (5.0)
Notice :
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that
the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and
safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to
the user's satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected
to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also
be installed using an acceptable method of connection. The customer should be aware
that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of services in
some situations.
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FCC and IC Regulations
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance
facility designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this
equipment, or equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause
to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of
the power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present,
are connected together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Caution :
Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact the
appropriate electrical inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
Your 2421 is designed to operate at the maximum power allowed by the FCC. This
means your Handset and Base Unit can communicate only over a certain distance - which
will depend on the location of the Base Unit and Handset, weather, and the construction
and layout of your home or office.
The RBRC Seal
R
R
The RBRC R Seal on the nickel-cadmium battery contained in our
product indicates that VTech Communications,INC. is voluntarily
participating in an industry program to collect and recycle these batteries
at the end of their useful lives,when taken out of service within the United
States and Canada.
VTech’s partnership with RBRC R makes it easy for you to drop off the spent battery at
local retailers participating in the RBRC R program or authorized VTech product service
centers. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY TM for information on Ni-Cd battery recycling
and disposal bans restrictions in your area. VTech’s involvement in this program is part
of its commitment to protecting our environment and conserving natural resources.
Remove the nickel-cadmium battery pack by pressing on the Handset battery cover and
sliding downward.
RBRC R is a registered trademark of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
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Additional Information
The RBRC R program provides a convenient alternative to placing used nickel-cadmium
batteries into the trash or municipal waste,which may be illegal in your area.
Technical Specifications
FREQUENCY CONTROL
WEIGHT
Crystal controlled
PLL synthesizer
Handset :
Base :
TRANSMIT FREQUENCY
POWER REQUIREMENTS
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
Handset :
800mAh NiCd Battery
Pack or 1500mAh NiMH
Battery Pack
Base :
7 VDC @ 500mA
RECEIVE FREQUENCY
2401.056 - 2481.408 MHz
CHANNELS
175 grams
200 grams
MEMORY
94 Channels
Speed Dial: 50 Memory locations, up to
32 digits per location.
NOMINAL EFFECTIVE RANGE
Maximum power allowed by FCC. Actual
operating range may vary according to
environmental conditions at the time of
use.
CID :
Alpha Numeric Display 50
Memory locations
SIZE
Handset : 48mm x 33mm x 175mm
Base :
SPECIFICATIONS
ARE
TYPICAL AND MAY CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE.
130mm x 115mm x 60mm
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Table Of Contents
1. Important Safety Instructions
3. Introduction
4.
5.
6.
Parts Check List
The Handset Layout
The Base Unit Layout
7. Getting Started
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Setup
Installation of Battery Pack
in Handset
Charging Of Handset
Battery Pack
Wall Mounting
Registration and Operation
of the VT2420 Accessory
Handset
Registration and Operation
23. Advanced Operations
23.
23.
23.
23.
23.
23.
24.
25.
25.
25.
25.
26.
26.
27.
Handset Operation
Making Calls
Answering Calls
Hold Function
Flash Function
Volume Control
Page/Intercom
Handsfree Speakerphone
Operation
Line in Use Indication
Low Battery Indication
Message Waiting
Indication
Conference Calling
Transferring Calls
Headset Operation
28. Additional Information
13. Basic Operation
13.
15.
15.
15.
16.
17.
18.
18.
19.
20.
21.
21.
22.
Handset and Base
Indicators
Soft Menu Functions
RDL (Redial)
MENU
Calls Log (Caller ID)
Handset Settings
Range Extender
Register
MEM (Memory)
To Store a Number/Name
To Search For and Dial
a Number/Name
To Delete a Number/Name
To Edit a Number
28.
29.
31.
33.
35.
36.
Maintenance
In Case Of Difficulty
Warranty Statement
FCC and IC Regulations
The RBRC Seal
Technical Specifications
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