Index Embosser Manual
Embosser Manual
4Waves PRO
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Index Embosser Manual
Table of Contents
Foreword
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Part I About This Book
1 Version
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2 General
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3 How to Use
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This Book
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4 Document...................................................................................................................................
Conventions
1
5 Terminology
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6 Product Name
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Conventions
2
7 Related Documents
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Part II Product Overview
1 General
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Operating Systems
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User Rights
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2 Embossers
................................................................................................................................... 3
Features .........................................................................................................................................................
3
3 Index Braille
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Software
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WinBraille .........................................................................................................................................................
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Part III Unpacking the Embosser
1 4Waves PRO
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Embosser
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Part IV Setting Up the Embosser
1 Voltage 230
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& 115 4Waves
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2 Unlocking...................................................................................................................................
the Embosser Head
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4Waves PRO
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3 Power on Embosser
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Part V Paper Handling
1 Default Paper
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Settings
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2 Setting up...................................................................................................................................
paper size
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3 4Waves PRO
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Paper Length
.........................................................................................................................................................
and Width
Load Paper.........................................................................................................................................................
Load Paper
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in all Modules
Change Paper
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Width
Paper Jam
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During "Load Paper"
Paper Out.........................................................................................................................................................
Tear Off Paper
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Position
Remove paper
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Paper Out..................................................................................................................................................
Chains
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Out of Paper
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- Embossing of the Remaining Part
Paper Folding
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Direction
Paper Service
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- Paper out Bin Full
Clean Paper
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Jam
Part VI Software Installation
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1 Windows................................................................................................................................... 14
Installing .........................................................................................................................................................
Index Braille Software
Ports and.........................................................................................................................................................
Cables
Installing .........................................................................................................................................................
Printer Drivers on Windows
Network Installation
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4Waves PRO
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Driver Installation
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with Other Softwares
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2 Mac OS X...................................................................................................................................
10.4
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Installing .........................................................................................................................................................
Printer Drivers
Ports and.........................................................................................................................................................
Cables
Part VII Controlling the Embosser
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1 Embossing
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Printer Information
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2 Function...................................................................................................................................
Summary
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Information
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Common .........................................................................................................................................................
Commands
Setup Commands
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Numerical.........................................................................................................................................................
Values
Embosser.........................................................................................................................................................
Calibration
Extended.........................................................................................................................................................
Key Commands
Copy Function
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Copy Function
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Examples
Setup Command
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Values
Menu Structure
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Paper 4Waves
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PRO
Page Layout
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Braille ..................................................................................................................................................
Option ..................................................................................................................................................
Index Braille
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Default Settings
Default 4Waves
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PRO
Headphone
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Speech Feedback
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3 Embossed
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Feedback
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Hammer Test
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Page
Braille Format
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Page
Calibration
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Page
Own Braille
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Table
Letter Information
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Page
Embossing
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Head Information
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4 LED Feedback
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Status LED
.........................................................................................................................................................
4Waves PRO
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5 Web Interface
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6 Controlling
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the embosser with ESC Sequences
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Part VIII Embossing
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1 Embossing
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on Windows
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Embossing
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using WinBraille
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2 Embossing
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on Mac OS X 10.4
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3 Stop Embossing
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in a Print Job
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4 Continue...................................................................................................................................
Printing after Failure
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Part IX Service and Support
1 Support Tools
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Embosser.........................................................................................................................................................
Utility
Main Functions
..................................................................................................................................................
Starting Embosser
..................................................................................................................................................
Utility
Upgrading
..................................................................................................................................................
Embosser Firmware
Software Service
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Interface
On Macintosh
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2 Vertical Alignment
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3 First Braille
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Line Position
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Top of Form
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Offset
First Line.........................................................................................................................................................
Offset
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4 Internal Network
...................................................................................................................................
4Waves PRO
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5 Replacing
...................................................................................................................................
the Main Board
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Setting the
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Dip Switches
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6 Replacing
...................................................................................................................................
Embossing Module 4Waves PRO
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Replace with
.........................................................................................................................................................
Service Embossing Module
Allowed Combinations
.........................................................................................................................................................
of Embossing Modules
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7 Replacement
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Modules
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8 Removing
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Index Braille Software
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Removing.........................................................................................................................................................
Index Printer Drivers on Windows
Removing.........................................................................................................................................................
Index Printer Drivers on Mac OS X 10.4
Removing.........................................................................................................................................................
WinBraille from Windows
Removing.........................................................................................................................................................
Embosser Utility from Windows
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9 Transport...................................................................................................................................
and Service
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Locking the
.........................................................................................................................................................
Embosser Head
4Waves PRO
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10 Appendix................................................................................................................................... 40
Letter Fonts
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Error Codes
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List of Index
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file formats
Power Module
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4Waves PRO
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About This Book
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About This Book
1.1
Version
1
Version: 20080124
1.2
General
This book describes the Index Braille Embosser products. The information is intended for service personnel,
system administrators and users.
1.3
How to Use This Book
Product Overview: overview of the Index Braille products
Unpacking the Embosser and Setting up the Embosser: how to unpack, install and set up the embosser.
Software Installation and Set-up: installing drivers and other related software and connecting the embosser
to your computer.
Controlling the Embosser : control and set-up of the embosser.
Service and Support: maintaining and servicing.
1.4
Document Conventions
To facilitate reading this document, a consistent format is used to describe each function. This format is
defined below.
Function described
Pressing a key on the front panel
Pressing a two-key sequence on the
front panel
Speech Feedback
Speech Feedback Number
Format in Manual
key 1
key 1 + key 2
Comments
Press the second key within half a
second
echo "echoed message"
echo "echoed message (xx.x)"
where xx.x is the number
Information video on the Index Braille VIDEO: Name.wmn
CD
Starting programs
menu 1/ menu 2/ menu 3, etc..
Program name
Program Name
Selection of menu from the front panel setup/ page layout/ Braille, etc.
in setup
Selected menu item in program
"Name of the selected item"
Escape sequences
<1B><44><PL><500>
Use brackets to visually separate the
numbers
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Terminology
Term
Embosser
Index Braille Code
Own Braille Table
Braille translation files
Embossing Module
Explanation
Printer that produces Braille texts as raised dots in paper
Default installed text-to-Braille translation table
User-defined Braille translation tables made in computer or literary Braille
Files used by WinBraille defining the text-to-Braille translation. The Braille
translation files handle both contracted or uncontracted Braille
Embossing Modules are used in 4Waves PRO. The Embossing Modules are
identical; their function as Module 1-4 depends on their position in the
system.
Master Module (1)
Module 2, 3, 4
Power Module
Contracted Braille/
Grade 2 Braille
1.6
See picture above
Module located below the embosser including power supply,
communication, connectors and dip switch for module definition.
When words or parts of words are translated in to a short form. This is used
to reduce a book's volume and increase reading speed.
Product Name Conventions
The various software products and deliverables provided by Index Braille are listed below together with the
short names used in this document.
Full name
Short name
WinBraille
WinBraille
Index Embosser Utility
Embosser Utility
Index IbPrint
IbPrint
Index Speech Tool
Index Speech
Index Braille Printer
Index Printer Driver
Driver
Index Braille CD
Index CD
Index Braille Embosser(s) Index Embosser(s)
1.7
Related Documents
Document Title
Index Catalogue
WinBraille Users Guide
Description
The Index Braille Product Guide
The Users Guide describes how to install
and use WinBraille.
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Product Overview
2.1
General
2.1.1
Operating Systems
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Index Braille embossers, WinBraille 4.xx, Embosser Utility, and IbPrint support the following Windows
operating systems.
Operating system
Windows 2000
Windows XP, PRO
Windows XP, Home
Office 2000
Office XP
X
X
X
Office 2003
X
X
X
X
X
X
WinBraille 3.xx Braille editor supports
· Windows 95
· Windows 98
iBraille and the Index Braille Printer Drivers for Macintosh support Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher.
2.1.2
User Rights
Windows:
Login with "Administrator" rights when installing WinBraille, Embosser Utility and IbPrint.
Macintosh:
Administrator rights are required when installing iBraille or the printer driver on Mac OS X 10.4.
2.2
Embossers
This section provides general information for all the embossers and an overview for each embosser
describing its use and advantages.
2.2.1
Features
Free - WinBraille editor
WinBraille is one of the most powerful Braille products on the market, providing comprehensive support for
all Windows users. WinBraille is compatible with all Index Braille embossers. It translates text into
contracted and uncontracted Braille and supports a large number of languages. You may perform
multilingual translations in one document. See WinBraille
Speech Guided
Index Braille embossers are controlled by an ink- and Braille-labeled front panel. Combined with the speech
feedback, it is easy to install and operate by blind and sighted users alike.
Graphics
The Index Braille Embossers version 3 can emboss graphical images with 0.5-mm resolution. The
requirements are WinBraille 4.0 or higher and embosser firmware 11.1 or higher.
Modern Communication
The Version 3 embossers include standard communication ports that can be connected to any modern
computer.
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USB, Plug & Play
Network (TCP/IP)
Serial port (for service)
Parallel port, IEEE 1284
Networking
Index Braille version 3 embossers can be installed in a Network. Index Braille embossers use the IP network
port 91.00. They support:
· Network interface (TCP/IP)
· DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
· SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
· Host name support
MS DOS Functionality
Use parallel port, it is the only port supported by MS DOS.
Graphics using Braille editors other than WinBraille
Graphic resolution 1.6, 2.0 and 2.5 mm.
See, esc sequences for graphics
Service and Security
Index Braille Embossers come with a two-year 200,000-page warranty (4Waves PRO 5,000,000 pages),
whichever comes first, following the international trade agreement "Orgalime S2000". To ensure efficient
service, Index Braille has established a module exchange system, with modules available for prompt delivery
from stock. The embossing head, electronics board and sheet feeder for all models are the modules included
in the exchange system. See also www.indexbraille.com for further information.
2.3
Index Braille Software
Free download
All Index Braille software may be downloaded and upgraded from www.indexbraille.com or from Index CD
free of charge
Firmware
The firmware is loaded into the embosser to control functions, communication, speech feedback, etc.
Index Printer Drivers
Index Printer Drivers is the software required to attach the embossers to the host computer. There is one
version for Windows and one for Mac OS X 10.4. To install see Setting up Communication and Software
for Windows and Installing Printer Drivers on Mac OS X 10.4 for Mac. Index printer drivers will set up
paper layout, duplex, Z-folding, number of copies and rule file for translation from original text file to
Braille automatically.
WinBraille - the Braille editor
WinBraille Braille editor is used to edit, translate, format and emboss texts and graphics to an Index
embosser. See WinBraille for details.
IbPrint
IbPrint is a useful drag and drop program to send text, graphic, installation files, etc. to an Index embosser.
IbPrint does not support tactile graphics on 4X4 PRO.
Embosser Utility
Use the Embosser Utility on Windows operating system to:
· Upgrade Firmware
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Upgrade Local speech
Calibrate Vertical Alignment
Install your Own Braille tables
Set up your embosser as a network printer on Windows
Install custom defined setup
Index Speech - a distributors tool
If you are a distributor you may use the Index Speech Tool to make a new speech feedback language. Use
the windows multimedia program to record and edit the sound files. These files will be converted to
embosser flash files and available on the Index website when tested .
2.3.1
WinBraille
WinBraille is one of the most powerful Braille software products on the market providing comprehensive
support for all Windows users.
Installation and setup
As part of the installation, you may choose
· Standard formatting and language setup for the most commonly used languages
· Menu language
· Modes of operation: standard - easy to use, professional - all features included
Only for Index Braille Embossers
WinBraille is compatible with all Index Braille embossers. The available Index Braille embossers will
automatically be installed by WinBraille. Some functions, such as tactile images, are supported only by the
newer embosser versions.
Braille Translation
WinBraille translates text into contracted and uncontracted Braille. It supports a large number of languages,
currently 32 and we continue to add languages and improve the product. You may perform multilingual
translations in one document.
Graphics
Use WinBraille to insert and translate graphical images to Tactile images with 0.5-mm resolution or build
tactile images directly with WinBraille's powerful Image Editor. WinBraille's graphic features give new
options to the production of Braille books and Magazines. The image editor includes
· translate images to Tactile Graphics
· translate images to Tactile Outlines
· adjust contrast, color, etc.
· adjust picture size
· import image files (.BMP, .TIF, .WMF, .PNG, .JPG, .JPEG, .GIF and .SIG)
· insert Braille in tactile images
· insert tactile letters in tactile images
Book/newspaper production
WinBraille contains functions for the automatic production of Braille books and newspapers: dual page
numbering (ink/Braille), headers, translation into several languages in the same document, tables, bullets,
header/footer handling and advanced formatting.
Exception List
Define your own list of words which you do not want to be translated. These could for example be acronyms
and names of places and people.
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Unpacking the Embosser
The following is included in a Shipment
· Embosser
· Power cable
· Communication cable (USB)
· Installation manual - in Braille and in ink
· Index CD including: WinBraille, Printer drivers, Embosser Utility, IbPrint, Braille translation files,
manuals, etc.
· Embossing head lock
· Packing material
· 4Waves PRO also includes: Embosser service module, Network cable, grounding cable, pallet, lifting
strips.
Unpack the embosser gently and save the packing material in case you need to transport the embosser or it
needs to be returned for service.
3.1
4Waves PRO Embosser
4Waves PRO Shipping package.
Materials included in shipping of the 4Waves PRO.
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Unpacking the Embosser
Removing the 4Wave PRO Pallet.
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Setting Up the Embosser
4.1
Voltage 230 & 115 4Waves
The 4Waves PRO is produced for either 115 or 230 volts. For details, see the embosser label.
Please make sure that the 4Waves PRO is properly grounded, if needed use the included grounding cable.
4.2
Unlocking the Embosser Head
Remove the transport lock from the embossing head and store it.
4.2.1
4Waves PRO
4.3
Power on Embosser
The echo "Embosser name" + "firmware version" + "loaded setup" confirms a correct embosser start-up
sequence.
During power on, the 4Waves PRO will automatically confirm the installation of each module with the echo
"check module", "one wave", "two wave", "three wave", "four wave", "ready".
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Paper Handling
5.1
Default Paper Settings
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All margins are at zero (0).
Model
Page Size
Lines per page
Basic-D/S
Everest
4X4 PRO
Length 12" x width 11"
A4, 297x 210 mm
A3, 420 x 297 mm
28
29
29
Characters per
line
42
35
35
Length 12" x width 11"
28
42
Saddle stitch format
4Waves PRO
Text-to-Braille translation is Index Braille Default Settings:
All margins are at zero (0).
5.2
Setting up paper size
See Controlling the embosser/ Setup Command Values.
5.3
4Waves PRO
5.3.1
Paper Length and Width
Please remove the paper before changing paper length in the 4Waves PRO. This is necessary also when
switching between setup A, B or C if they have different paper lengths preinstalled.
4Waves PRO does not support a change of paper size through WinBraille or via esc sequences.
5.3.2
Load Paper
5.3.2.1
Load Paper in all Modules
Open the Paper In Door and place the paper box with the first-page fold facing as shown in the picture.
1. If there is any paper in the 4Waves PRO remove it before loading the new paper.
2. Press form feed + form feed and the paper loading starts by moving the embossing head to the loading
position.
3. Echo "load paper in module #4" - load the paper, close the tractors and press on line.
4. Echo "close paper roller module #4" - close the roller and press on line.
5. Echo "load paper in module #3", repeat the sequence for modules 3, 2 and 1.
6. Echo "4Waves ready" confirms that the paper is completely loaded.
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Step 3
Step 2
Step 4
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5.3.2.2
Step 7
Change Paper Width
1.
2.
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Step 6
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Adjust the position of the front tractors in all four embossing modules to the new paper width.
Adjust the paper width in setup/ paper/ paper width/ (new size) or in WinBraille.
Paper Jam During "Load Paper"
Broken First Page
Press form feed to feed the paper forward one page, press form freed once again to keep the paper folding
direction. Remove the two pages and continue with the paper-loading sequence.
Major Paper Jam
To restart the paper loading from the beginning:
1. Start by pressing form feed + form feed.
2. Echo "open all paper rollers" - open the four rollers.
3. Close the lid and press on line. The paper moves backwards.
4. Restart the paper loading process on echo "load paper in module 4".
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5.3.3
Paper Out
5.3.3.1
Tear Off Paper Position
Tear off the paper in the perforation in line with the Tear Off label at the power module, see picture.
5.3.3.2
Remove paper
Backwards
1. Tear off the paper at the output.
2. Press form feed + off line.
3. Echo "open all paper rollers".
4. Open all the rollers, close the lid and press on line
Forwards
1. Tear off the paper at the input.
2. Close the lid and press form feed + on line.
5.3.3.3
Paper Out Chains
The chains guide the paper to a stable fold when feeding into the Paper Out Bin. Adjust the chain length and
position to the size and quality of paper in use.
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Out of Paper - Embossing of the Remaining Part
The 4Waves PRO will automatically detect a paper outage, and know which pages were completed.
When the 4Waves PRO detects a paper outage, it will automatically start the paper loading process with
echo "load paper in module #4". Complete the paper loading process. Next, it will echo "door is open".
Close the lid to continue embossing the remaining part of the document.
5.3.3.5
Paper Folding Direction
For stable paper out handling and correct page sequence, fold the paper in the Paper Out Bin following
picture #7. After a few pages are embossed, open the Paper Out Door and make sure the paper is folded
correctly. Continue embossing by closing the Paper Out Door.
See picture: Paper Loading in all Modules, picture 7.
5.3.3.6
Paper Service - Paper out Bin Full
4Waves PRO will stop the embossing when the bin is filled with Braille paper. The number of pages the bin
will hold depends on the paper quality. The default number of pages is 500 and the number can be adjusted
in setup/ paper/ number.
When the maximum limit of pages in the bin is exceeded, the 4Wave PRO will stop embossing with echo
"paper service print copies #1 of #2", where #1 is the number of copies already embossed and #2 is the total
number of copies to be embossed. Empty the bin and emboss the remaining copies by pressing on line.
5.3.3.7
Clean Paper Jam
The embosser echoes "Paper Jam" and stops.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Tear off the paper before where it enters the embosser.
Remove any jammed paper between the modules by hand.
Move the bad paper in the embosser to the bin by pressing form feed.
Press on line to start the Load Paper sequence, follow the paper-loading instructions. The remaining parts
and additional copies of the document will be embossed automatically.
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Software Installation
6.1
Windows
6.1.1
Installing Index Braille Software
Program files and manuals are available at www.indexbraille.com or from the Index CD. All software may
be upgraded free of charge from the Internet.
SOFTWARE FUNCTION, MODULES
WinBraille 4.XX · WinBraille Braille editor
See WinBraille · Index Printer Drivers
· Word Excel and Adobe Acrobat macro
See WinBraille User´s Guide for details.
REQUIREMENTS
The installer must have administrator
privileges on the computer, as well as the
embosser model, firmware version,
communication port, network, etc.
Printer Driver
· Index Printer Drivers
Only
Run the WinBraille installation wizard
with WinBraille
and select "driver installation only"
The installer must have administrator
privileges on the computer, as well as the
embosser model, firmware version,
communication port, network, etc.
Printer Driver
Only
with Embosser
Utility
The installer must have administrator
privileges on the computer, as well as the
embosser model, firmware version,
communication port, network, etc.
· Index Printer Drivers
Run the Embosser Utility installation
wizard and select "driver installation
only"
Embosser Utility · Embosser Utility
[****]
· IbPrint
IbPrint is automatically installed when
installing Embosser Utility. The IbPrint
icon is placed on the desktop
6.1.2
The installer must have administrator
privileges on the computer, as well as the
embosser model, firmware version,
communication port, network, etc.
Ports and Cables
Computer Connections
INTERFACECABLE
Centronics 36 P, 3 meter
USB
USB A-B, 3 meter
Network
UTP Cable CAT 5
RJ45
Serial
(for service
only)
9 P Female - Female,
3 meter
STANDARD
IEEE1284
USB
TCP/IP
SETTING
INDEX PART NO
SPP, EPP, ECP
1267
Plug & Play
1387
Set IP address with:
Embosser utility/ IP
settings
38400, 8, N, 1, Hardware 1447
Parallel Port
36 Pins, (IEEE1284-standard), supporting, SPP, EPP, ECP and plug & play.
6.1.3
Installing Printer Drivers on Windows
Install the Printer Driver as part of the WinBraille installation
Use the Add Printer Wizard to install the required printer drivers. Download them from
www.indexbraille.com or the Index CD. There is an option to install only the printer drivers.
Installation steps:
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· Local connection parallel - just select the correct port.
· When you install to a USB port, be sure to install the Printer Driver before you connect the Index Braille
embosser to the computer.
· Network Installation, see Network Installation.
· Installing Client Printer Driver, select "Network Printer" and browse for any installed Index Braille
Printer Drivers on the server.
Starting Add Printer Wizard
· Start/Programs/Index Braille/WinBraille/Index Add Printer Wizard
· Start/Programs/ Index Braille/ Embosser utility/ Index Add Printer Wizard
6.1.4
Network Installation
6.1.4.1
4Waves PRO
The 4Waves PRO has full network support and follows international standards. Setting up 4Waves PRO in a
network requires the knowledge and system rights as network administrator. Please install it on the USB port
instead and share it in the network if your organization has limited network knowledge.
NOTE: Do NOT use Embosser Utility to set the IP settings for 4Waves PRO since it will damage the router
settings.
Information for Network Administrator
Start by deciding method of how to assign the network IP address:
· Assigning a dynamic IP address retrieved from your DHCP server using MAC address reservation
· Assigning a static IP address. See Index Braille support download pages.
Instructions for DHCP IP address setting
DHCP support is always activated on the 4Waves PRO router.
1. Note the 4Waves PRO MAC address labeled on the router.
2. Login as network administrator.
3. Map an IP address in your DHCP server to the 4Waves PRO router MAC address.
4. Attach the 4Waves PRO to the network and it will capture the mapped IP address.
4Waves PRO installation
1. Verifying the network installation
start/ run/ cmd opens a command window, type ping (IP address). Example ping 192.168.3.13. The
correctly installed embosser will reply with a system message.
2. Setting up the embosser as a network printer
· Start/ settings/ printers.
· Select file/ server properties, select Ports Tab and press Add Port.
· Select TCP/IP Port and New Port to start the Add TCP/IP Printer Wizard.
· Follow the Wizard and insert the IP address of your embosser in "Printer Name or IP Address", leave
"port name" blank. The system will fill it in with IP_"embosser IP address".
· Finish the wizard.
3. Installing the Index Braille Printer Driver using the Index Braille Add Printer Wizard
· Start/ Programs/ Index Braille/ WinBraille/ Index Add Printer Wizard.
· Select the IP port, reserved in the DHCP server.
· Select embosser model.
· Finish the wizard.
Internal Router Factory Setup
The internal router is set up for the specific use in 4Waves PRO. Please do NOT change any settings. The
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6.1.5
Driver Installation with Other Softwares
Install just the Index Braille Printer Driver for your embosser model with the Index Braille Add Printer
Wizard program. You can also install the WinBraille Printer Driver.
Driver for Duxbury 10.4
Select Windows Device and the installed Index Braille Printer Driver.
6.2
Mac OS X 10.4
6.2.1
Installing Printer Drivers
See the iBraille User's Guide for details how to install the Index Braille Printer Drivers for Macintosh.
6.2.2
Ports and Cables
Computer Connections
INTERFACE CABLE
STANDARD SETTING
USB
Network
USB
TCP/IP
USB A-B, 3 meter
UTP Cable CAT 5
RJ45
Automatic
Choose System Preferences->
Network. Select DHCP or Manually
enter an IP address
INDEX PART
NO
1387
Parallel Port
36 Pins, (IEEE1284-standard), supporting, SPP, EPP, ECP and plug & play
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Emboss a tactile letter information page by pressing help + help (not possible on 4X4 PRO).
Emboss a Braille information page by pressing help + normal.
For additional information see Emboss Printer Information.
7.2
Function Summary
7.2.1
Information
FUNCTION KEY
off line + help
help
help + help
help + normal
help + value
form feed + value
help + setup
help + on line
item
value
value + value
7.2.2
FEEDBACK
Echo: printout status, number of copies completed and position of the current
printout
Echo: embosser model, firmware version and active setup
Embosses: information in letter graphics (not 4X4 PRO)
Embosses: embosser information in Braille
Echo: IP Address, Subnet mask (not 4Waves PRO)
Echo: paper size, length, width, Braille page layout, etc.
Embosses: installed Own Braille tables in Braille and letter graphics
Embosses: Hammer test page displays dot quality of the individual hammers
Embosses: Braille page format
Echo: lines per page, characters per line
Echo: complete Braille page information, paper size, length, width, Braille page
layout, etc.
Common Commands
COMMANDS
on line
FUNCTION
Starts embossing.
Cancels selected value in setup, numerical function, adjustments, etc.
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off line
Interrupts embossing.
See Stop Embossing in a Print Job
· The embosser will receive the text during off line and store it in the embosser
memory.
· To continue embossing the remaining part of the document after the interruption
(paper jam, etc.), 4Waves PRO only:
See Re-start Embossing at Stop Position.
form feed
New page
form feed + form feed Basic: Paper moves to starting position.
Everest / 4X4 PRO: Measures and adjusts paper length.
4Waves PRO: Starts loading paper.
form feed + on line
Basic: Moves the paper to tear off position in the Acoustic Cabinet Basic .
4Waves PRO: Moves the paper forwards one page plus one page per embosser
module.
form feed + off line
Basic: Reverse the paper out of the embosser.
4Waves PRO: Reverse the paper to the first embosser module. Be sure to close the
lid!
help + reformatted
Open locked-setup panel, locked-setup panel echoes "setup locked".
normal
Turns off reformatting.
double sided
Double-sided embossing.
single sided
Single-sided embossing.
reformatted
Reformats the text to the installed Braille page format.
z-folding
Basic and 4Waves PRO: Toggles between Z-folding and normal folding.
4X4 PRO: The Z-folding key gives magazine format.
A
Selects installed values in setup A.
B
Selects installed values in setup B.
C
Selects installed values in setup C.
Setup
Begin changing the setup values, valid keys see setup commands.
7.2.3
Setup Commands
SETUP COMMANDS
Save changes to the setup values.
Select group (paper/ page layout/ Braille/ communication/ option).
Select item within the selected group.
Select value, increase step by step.
Increase/ decrease the Numerical Value by one.
Increase/ decrease the Numerical Value by ten.
Toggle between increasing/ decreasing the Numerical Value.
Cancel changes to the setup values.
Restore to factory settings. Confirmed with echo "Setup 000 loaded".
Sets the values to Index default setup.
setup
group
item
value
1
10
multiple
on line
normal
c
See details in Setup Command Values
7.2.4
Numerical Values
Use the numerical value to insert numbers in copy, repeat, page size, setup, etc. It starts with the echo "Start
at #". Save the selected value by pressing setup.
See copy function keys.
Front panel key
1 / value
Function
Increase/ decrease the value by one.
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multiple
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repeat
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Increase/ decrease the value by ten.
Save the selected value.
Toggle between increase (+) and decrease (-).
Cancel the numerical value function.
Set the lowest value.
Embosser Calibration
help + group
help + item
help + 10
help + 1
help + multiple
help + double
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EMBOSSER CALIBRATION
Start calibration of paper sensor (Everest / 4X4 PRO) see paper calibration.
Start calibration of actual paper length (Everest / 4X4 PRO) see paper calibration.
Start setup of the distance between paper sensor and paper edge in paper
calibration see first-line position.
Start setup of the distance between paper edge and first Braille line see first-line
position.
Start vertical alignment of the Braille cell.
Places the embossing head in transport position to enable inserting of the
embossing head locks.
Extended Key Commands
help + b
group
item
value
Group 1, Item 1,
Group 1, Item 2,
EXTENDED KEY COMMANDS
Start extended key command
Next group (1-5)
Next item
Value item
4Waves PRO: Check the status of embossing modules. The master (1) checks the
internal network communication with modules 2, 3 and 4.
4Waves PRO: Starts the status check of the hammers in module 1, 2, 3 and 4. The
status feedback is embossed with letter graphics.
Group 2, Item 1,
Print embossing-head information in letter graphics: impact level. batch no, etc.
Group 3, Item 1,
Group 3, Item 2,
Group 3, Item 3,
Own Braille tables information: flash-block information in letter graphics
Letter information: flash-block information in letter graphics
Factory default setting A, B, C information: flash-block information in letter
graphics
Speech version information: flash-block information in letter graphics
Firmware version information: flash-block information in letter graphics
Group 3, Item 4,
Group 3, Item 5,
Group 4, Item 1,
Adjust the embossing speed.
Defines maximum stepper motor frequency 800-1600 Hz. The vertical alignment
of the Braille cell may be effected by a speed change.
· Text embossing speed
Echo "value normal start at #1600" where normal is text embossing speed and
#1600 is current value. Use the numerical function to change the value and
save it with setup. Echo "saving #xxx". Where #xxx is the new text embossing
speed.
· Graphics embossing speed
Echo "saving #xxx start at #1300" where #xxx is the new embossing speed
value and #1300 is current graphics embossing speed. Use the numerical
function to change the value and save it with setup. Echo "saving #xxx".
Where #xxx is the new graphic embossing speed.
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Group 4, Item 2,
Group 4, Item 3,
Group 4, Item 4,
7.2.7
Basic: Enable or disable paper jam sensor. Located on back plate rollers.
Reset IP setting to default. Clears the static IP address and enables DHCP.
Set the Network Host name as Embosser Model_##
Where:
Embosser model is Everest, Basic, 4X4_PRO or 4Waves.
## = Number of this embosser model in your network, example 01, 02, 03, etc.
Use Embosser Utility (menu: Tools/ IP Settings.) as a more flexible way to set up
the Embosser Network Host name.
Copy Function
Copy Commands Keys
COPY
See Copy Function
repeat
Emboss a part of last document, from page # to page # (Not 4Waves PRO)
repeat + repeat
Emboss one additional copy of the entire document
multiple
Select number of copies
General instructions
See Common Commands
See Setup Commands
See Numerical Values
Load File for Copying
Last embossed Braille file is stored in the embosser memory. Make copies by using the copy function.
Load a Braille file into the embosser without first embossing it.
1. Press off line.
2. Send the file to the embosser. After receiving it, the embosser echoes "off line", "off line"...
3. Press on line to start the embossing one copy.
4. Use the copy function to make additional copies of the entire document or parts of it.
7.2.7.1
Copy Function Examples
Example 1: Emboss 1 Copy
Emboss one copy by pressing repeat + repeat
Example 2: Emboss 25 Copies
a) Activate multiple copy function by pressing multiple
b) Count to 25 with the 1 and 10 keys.
c) Select number of copies by pressing setup.
d) Press repeat + repeat to start the embossing
Example 3: Emboss 11 Copies of Page 3 to 4
Copying part of the document is not possibly with 4Waves PRO.
a) Activate multiple function by pressing multiple
b) Count to 11 with the 1 and 10 keys. Select with multiple, confirm with setup
c) Press repeat to select from page
d) Count to 3 with 1 select with multiple, confirm with setup
e) Count to 4 with 1 select with multiple, confirm with setup.
f) The embossing of the selected document starts automatically.
VIDEO: copy function using front panel.wmn
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Setup Command Values
7.2.8.1
Menu Structure
GROUP
paper
GROUP
page layout
ITEM
paper length, mm or inch
paper width, mm or inch
print folding
(only 4X4 PRO)
number of paper out
(only 4Waves PRO)
VALUE
numerical
numerical
0, 1, 2, 3 number of dots in the print folding line
ITEM
outer margin, characters
inner margin, characters
top margin, lines
bottom margin, lines
page number
VALUE
0 – 10
0 – 10
0 – 10
0 – 10
none,
top - inner, center, outer
bottom - inner, center, outer
double sided, single sided,
saddle stitch four pages,
z-folding (Basic/ 4Waves PRO)
page mode
GROUP
Braille
ITEM
Braille table
reformatted
line spacing
Braille dot distance, mm
graphic dot distance, mm
impact level
multiple impacts
GROUP
communication
GROUP
option
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numerical
VALUE
Index Braille Default Braille table and possibly
own tables
normal, reformatted
2.5 ... 10.0 mm (4X4 PRO 5.0)
2.2, 2.5, 3.2 (4X4 PRO 2.5)
1.6, 2.0, 2.5 (4X4 PRO 2.0)
normal, high
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 strokes
ITEM
end of file delay
baud rate, serial port (service only)
data bits, serial port (service only)
parity, serial port (service only)
stop bits, serial port (service only)
handshake, serial port (service only)
serial mode, serial port (service
only)
parallel port
VALUE
5, 10, 15, 20, 25 seconds
300…..38400
8, 7
none, even, odd
1, 2
hardware, software
print, service
ITEM
volume
VALUE
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
open, locked
setup
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Paper Length Setting
1. Remove the paper before setting up the paper length
2. Press setup/ group (paper)/ item (page length)/ select with numerical value in inches (10 = 1 inch, 1 =
part of inch).
3. Save with setup.
Paper Width
1. Press setup/ group (paper)/ item (page width)/ select the numerical value (10 = 1 inch, 1 = part of inch).
2. Save with setup.
Select Number of Pages in Paper Out Bin
When the selected number of Braille pages are embossed, the printer stops and echoes "paper service print
copy #1 of #2", where #1 is the number of embossed copies and #2 is the number of requested copies.
Empty the paper out bin and press on line to continue embossing.
1. Press setup/ group (paper)/ item (number of paper out)/ select the numerical value.
2. Save with setup.
7.2.8.3
Page Layout
Verify the Page Layout
The Braille format page embosses a sample showing characters per line and lines per page and margins.
value - echo actual Braille page format, characters per line, lines per page, margins, etc.
item - embosses the Braille format page
Page Number
For automatic page numbering in the header or footer:
1. Press setup/ group (page layout)/ item (page number)/ value (position in header/ footer).
2. Save with setup.
Page Mode
Single sided
Basic-S
Basic-D
Everest
4X4 PRO
4Waves PRO
7.2.8.4
X
X
X
X
X
Double sided Saddlestitch
Binding
X
X
X
X
Z-folding
double
sided
X
Z-folding
single
sided
X
X
X
X
X
Braille
Using Internal Braille Code
The internal Braille code translates text (DOS-type) to literary or computer Braille. Commercial Braille
Editors will typically use the Index Default Braille Table. In other documents is may be named MIT-Braille
or American Braille.
Link to Index Default Braille Table.
Own Braille Tables
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (Braille table)/ select Index Braille Table or installed Own Braille Tables,
save with setup.
Emboss current loaded own Braille tables with the extended key command Group 3, Item 1. A maximum of
four Own Braille tables may be installed using the Embosser Utility. For additional information contact
Index Braille support.
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Print mode
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (reformatted)/ select normal or reformatted, save with setup
Typical use
Function
DOS text formatted to The page format of the original is maintained
the Braille page layout
ReformattedReformat the DOS text Reformatting Rules
to the Braille page
Multiple spaces
replaced with one space
layout on your embosser One cr/lf
replaced with one space
Two cr/lf
replaced with one cr/lf
Three cr/lf
replaced with two cr/lf and two spaces,
indented line
Four or more cr/lf
two cr/lf
One Form Feed
replaced with one space
Two or more FF
replaced with one FF
Normal
Line Spacing
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (line spacing)/ select line spacing, save with setup.
Line spacing is the distance in millimeters from dots 3 and 6 on one line to dots 1 and 4 on the next line. It
may be adjusted from 2.5 to 10.0 mm. The default value is 5.0.
Braille Dot Distance
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (Braille dot distance)/ select Braille dot distance, save with setup.
The distance between the dots in the Braille cell:
· Normal Braille
2.5 mm
· Japanese Braille
2.2 mm (not available in the 4Waves PRO)
· Jumbo Braille
3.2 mm
Graphic Dot Distance
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (graphic dot distance)/ select distance, save with setup.
The closest distance between two dots in the graphic:
· WinBraille Graphic 0.5 mm, only by the use of WinBraille Image Editor
· Graphic 1.6 mm
· Graphic 2.0 mm
· Graphic 2.5 mm
Impact Level
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (impact level)/ select normal or high, save with setup.
Multiple Impact
Press setup/ group (Braille)/ item (multiple impact)/ select 1 to 5 impacts, save with setup.
Multiple impacts are typically used when embossing on plastic- or aluminum foils.
7.2.8.5
Option
Speech volume
Press setup/ group (option)/ item (volume)/ select speech volume 1-5, save with setup.
Lock/Unlock Setup on Front Panel
Lock front panel: Press setup/ group (option)/ item (setup)/ select locked, save with setup.
Unlock front panel: Press the double key command help + reformatted.
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Index Braille Default Settings
Select Index Braille default setup by pressing the double command setup + c.
7.2.8.6.1 Default 4Waves PRO
7.2.9
Headphone Speech Feedback
A standard stereo headphone socket is available under the 4Waves PRO front panel. The use of headphones
increases the speech volume and quality.
7.3
Embossed Feedback
7.3.1
Hammer Test Page
Press help + on line
The Hammer test page displays dot quality of hammers numbers 1-13.
VIDEO: hammer test page Everest.wmn
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Braille Format Page
Press item to emboss a frame showing current setting of lines per page and characters per line. It marks the
four margin settings: top, bottom, inner and outer.
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Calibration Page
The Calibration Page information is embossed during Paper Calibration.
VIDEO: calibrate paper sensor Everest/4X4 PRO.wmv
7.3.4
Own Braille Table
Press help + setup to emboss a list of installed Own Braille tables.
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Letter Information Page
Press help + help to emboss the embosser information in relief letters (not 4X4 PRO)
Press help + normal to emboss the Braille embosser information page
7.3.6
Embossing Head Information
Extended key command
Includes the following information:
Hammer batch no ####
Hammer on time in milliseconds
Impact level normal
Impact level high
Selected impact level (normal or high)
Back-side adjustment, increase/ decrease ##%
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Vertical alignment value 1 = Factory default
Vertical alignment value 1 = Factory default
Vertical alignment value 1 = Adjust with Help Multiple #.## millimeter
7.4
LED Feedback
7.4.1
Status LED 4Waves PRO
Busy
ON = The
embosser
module is busy.
7.5
Door
Paper
ON = Top Lid or ON = Paper Out
any of the doors
is open.
LAN Activity
Blinking =
traffic on
internal network
LAN Link
ON = internal
network
connected
Power
ON = 5 V Power
OK on this
module
Web Interface
Use a web browser to get embosser information or to update the firmware.
Type the LAN IP address of of your embosser in the browser to reach the embosser's internal web site. By
following the web site menus, you will find all information about your embosser and have the opportunity to
upgrade the firmware, local speech interface, etc.
"Sign On" user name and password are available from your distributor and from support@indexbraille.com
Get the Embosser's IP address
help + value
Echo: IP Address, Subnet mask (not 4Waves PRO)
help + help
Embosses: information in letter graphics (not 4X4 PRO)
The web interface is in firmware 12.01.1 released April 2007.
Index Embosser Web pages
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
·
System information
Embosser information
Network settings
Embosser Head properties
Parameters for paper feed
LED information
Current settings
Upgrade menu is available after "Sign On"
Telnet
Service
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Controlling the embosser with ESC Sequences
Edit Files with ESC Sequences
The easiest way to create a file with esc sequences is to download a HEX editor from the
Internet. Each esc sequence starts with HEX 1B as described in the first table. Sometimes,
as in the case for the Temporary setting of document properties, the esc sequence is
complemented with additional information.
4X4 PRO only supports tactile graphics from WinBraille 4.xx.
See the tables that follow and the example below the tables.
Description
Activate six-dot graphics
Deactivate six-dot graphics
Activate general graphics
Deactivate general graphics
Activate four-dot graphics
Deactivate four-dot graphics
Activate six-dot graphics
Temporary Setting of Document Properties
See the following table.
Activate WinBraille printing
Transparent mode (y * 256 + x) number of characters
Deactivate six-dot graphics
Transparent mode – one character
Activate / Deactivate Letter graphics
Decimal
27 1
27 2
27 3
27 4
27 6
27 7
27 49
27 68
Hexadecimal
1B 01
1B 02
1B 03
1B 04
1B 06
1B 07
1B 31
1B 44
27 87
27 92 x y
27 93
27 94
27 252
1B 57
1B 5C x y
1B 5D
1B 5E
1B FC
Temporary Setting of Document Properties
Function
Page Length
Page Width
Inner Margin
Outer margin
Top margin
Bottom margin
Multiple copies
Page mode, (duplexing)
PL
PW
IM
OM
TM
BM
MC
DP
Line Spacing
LS
Valid values
See Page Length Value below
See Page Length Value below
0-10 characters
0-10 characters
0-10 characters
0-10 characters
2-10,000 copies
1 = single sided
2 = double sided
3 = Z-folding double sided
4 = Saddle stitch 4X4 PRO
5 = Z-folding single sided
0 = 2.5 mm
1 = 3.75 mm
2 = 4.5 mm
3 = 4.75 mm
4 = 5.0 mm
5 = 5.25 mm
6 = 5.5 mm
7 = 7.5 mm
8 = 10.0 mm
10 higher calculate line spacing in
1/10 mm.
Example 45 = 4.5 mm
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Line Distance
LD
Page Position
PP
Graphic Dot Distance
GD
Braille Dot Distance
TD
Page Number
PN
Braille Table
BT
Banner Page
BP
Temporary line spacing to next row
Value xx-xxx 1/10 mm
Example. Distance to next row 5.8
mm.
Value 58
Exact vertical position of the row
from top of page position in 1/10
mm.
Example 638 = 63.8 mm from top
of page.
0 = 2.0 mm resolution
1 = 2.5 mm resolution
2 = 1.6 mm resolution
0 = 2.5 mm normal Braille cell inter
point
1 = 2.0 mm Japanese Braille,
interline
2 = 3.2 mm Jumbo Braille inter
point
0 = None
1 = Top
2 = Top-left
3 = Top right
4 = Bottom
5 = Bottom-left
6 = Bottom-right
0 = Index default Braille table
1 = Own Braille table no 1
2 = Own Braille table no 2
3 = Own Braille table no 3
4 = Own Braille table no 4
Text max 50 characters.
The text is automatically embossed
on the banner pages. Both in Braille
and tactile letters.
Not supported by 4X4 PRO
Not supported by 4X4 PRO
Not supported by 4X4 PRO
Embossing speed is
maximum for 2.5 mm
Braille cell mode.
Requires a corresponding
top or bottom margin.
Everest and 4X4 PRO Page Length - PL
The Page Length Parameter is defined in millimeters in Everest and 4X4 PRO, the minimum value is 100
and maximum value is 585.
Basic Page Length - PL for Basic
Page Length in Basic is defined in whole and fractional inches.
Paper Length PL
11 inch
11 1/4 inch
11 1/3 inch
11 1/2 inch
11 2/3 inch
11 3/4 inch
12 inch
etc.
Syntax = XXY
XX=1-17
Y = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
120
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Example 1: Setting a temporary page length for Everest
Set the page length for an Everest to 500 mm:
[ESC]DPL500;
<1B><44><PL><500>
Example 2: Setting a temporary page format
Set the page layout for Basic to paper length 11,5", Top margin 0, Bottom margin 1, Left margin 2, Outer
Margin 0.
[ESC]DPL113, TM0, BM1,LM2,OM0;
<1B><44><PL><113>
Example 3: Banner Page
Banner page with the text "This is a banner page made by Index Braille".
[ESC]DBPThis is a banner page made by Index Braille;
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Embossing
On Windows you can emboss documents to the Index Braille Embossers through the following software
functions:
· Embossing from any application directly to the Embosser
· WinBraille, see Embossing using WinBraille, (Windows operating systems only)
· IbPrint, see Embossing using IbPrint, (Windows operating systems only)
· Third party software, see Embossing using third party software
8.1
Embossing on Windows
8.1.1
Embossing using WinBraille
MS-Word, Excel and Acrobat PDF
The recommended way to emboss in these programs is: file/ WinBraille/ Emboss. Follow the instructions.
Other Windows software
Emboss to WinBraille by selecting file/ print/ WinBraille.
8.2
Embossing on Mac OS X 10.4
See the iBraille User's Guide for details how to format and emboss documents from a Macintosh.
8.3
Stop Embossing in a Print Job
Press off line to stop the embosser.
Available functions in the off line mode:
· Press form feed to cancel immediately.
· Press multiple + on line to complete the current copy and skip remaining copies.
· Press help to echo current print session "# of copies # print from page # to page #". Pages in printer and
completed number of copies in out bin.
· Press on line to continue embossing.
Adjust the distance between the perforation and the first Braille line (4Waves PRO only).
- Press setup to start the top of form adjustment mode.
- Adjust the value in millimeters with 1 or 10, save with setup.
- Repeat the adjustment for the four embossing modules
8.4
Continue Printing after Failure
Continue to emboss the remaining part of a print job after a failure. The embosser remembers the position
where it stopped due to out of paper, embosser fault message, etc.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Power off and remove any paper in the embosser.
Power on and load paper.
Press off line.
Send the same file again and the embosser echoes "mode 150".
Press on line to start the embossing where it stopped.
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The system administrator can update and calibrate Index Braille Embossers by using
· Front Key Panel, see Controlling the Embosser
· The Embosser Utility program for Windows
· The Software Service Interface for advanced maintenance
The Embosser Utility program is a part of the WinBraille installation.
9.1.1
Embosser Utility
9.1.1.1
Main Functions
Embosser Utility is a Windows program for support and upgrade of Index Braille embossers. It has the
following main functions:
FUNCTION
Upgrade embosser flash memory
1. Embosser firmware
2. Embosser speech interface
3. Default settings
4. Local default (local speech,
default Setting abc, own tables)
EMBOSSER UTILITY User Category, Comments, etc.
File/ Open.../ From
System administrator
Internet or from local disc
(Index CD)
Set embosser network settings
(Windows)
1. IP address
2. SubNet mask
3. Default gateway
4. DHCP
5. DHCP with host name
Tools/ IP settings...
Distributor Default Settings
1. Local speech
2. Default settings A, B, C
3. Own tables 1-4
Tools/Factory settings... Performed by Index Braille based on
distributor information. Contact
support@indexbraille.com for further
instructions.
Install letter font
Tools/Letter font...
Performed by Index Braille based on
distributor information. Contact
support@indexbraille.com for further
instructions.
Edit Own Braille tables
Tools/Braille table...
Performed by Index Braille based on
distributor information. Contact
support@indexbraille.com for further
instructions.
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Starting Embosser Utility
Menu: Start/All Programs/Index Braille/IndexEmbosserUtility.
9.1.1.3
Upgrading Embosser Firmware
file/ Open.../ from Internet or local disk
Software Module
Firmware Complete to
version no
Firmware Update to version
no
Local Speech
Local Default
Embosser calibration
File Format
Firmware_Complete_xxxx.eff
Firmware_Update_xxxx.eff
Included Software Components
Firmware, English Speech, Letter,
Index Braille Default
Firmware only
Speech_Country_Company.eff
Speech only
Custom_Default_Country_Compan Local Speech, Default Setting ABC, Own
y.eff
tables
Calibration data.ecf
Calibration data
Firmware Upgrade Process
1. Use the Embosser Utility to retrieve the firmware file from Internet or CD. (file/ Open.../)
2. Press the Upgrade Embosser button and enter the information about the current firmware version
number. Upgrade the firmware via the USB or Network port. Firmware cannot be downloaded using
the serial or parallel ports.
3. For a 4Waves PRO embosser, always select to update all embosser module(s).
4. Press OK to start the firmware upgrade. The embosser will beep during the Re-Flashing process, it will
take 1-5 minutes depending on the computer. It is important to keep the printer on and the flash Utility
program running during Re-Flashing.
Caution: If the transmission is interrupted before the start up message from the embosser is received
the embosser's firmware may experience a major breakdown.
Upgrade verification
The embosser will issue a start-up message (echoed message) when the firmware upgrade is completed.
Check for new upgrades
You can use Embosser Utility to check www.indexbraille.com for new firmware upgrades.
9.1.2
Software Service Interface
The embossers have a service interface that can be accessed from Windows using:
· Hyper Terminal Serial Interface, see Hyper Terminal Serial Interface
· Telnet Network Interface, see Telnet Network Interface
On Mac OS X 10.4 launch the Terminal application to access the Software Service Interface, see On
Macintosh.
9.1.2.1
On Macintosh
See the iBraille User's Guide for details how to access the Software Service Interface from a Macintosh.
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Vertical Alignment
Adjusting Using Front Panel
Adjustments are made by moving the middle dot row, dots 2 and 5.
1. Press help + multiple.
- Echo "help mode 100 start at #.##" (0.00 = default).
2. Adjust the middle row by 1, 10 and multiple (numerical values). Each step is 0.01 millimeters and
increasing values move the middle dot row to the left.
3. Press setup to save the adjusted vertical alignment value.
- Echo "save #.##"
- an alignment test page with the adjusted values is embossed.
4. 4Waves Only
Repeat step 1-3 for modules 2, 3 and 4 to adjust vertical alignment on all modules.
Checking Vertical Alignment Mechanics
If the above instructions do not give acceptable results please check the following.
· Gear wheel, gear bar and spring stretcher
· Stepper motor, stepper motor brackets, stepping motor cables and stepping motor drivers
· Paper movement rollers and formula tractors
Correct alignment
9.3
Incorrect Alignment
First Braille Line Position
Adjustment steps.
Step 1. First set the First Line Offset to 0 and adjust the Top of Form Setting until the first Braille line (dots
1 and 4) is on the edge of the paper.
Step 2. Adjust the First Line Offset to move the Braille to the preferred position on the paper.
9.3.1
Top of Form Offset
The Top of Form value sets the distance between the paper sensor and paper edge on Basic, Everest, 4X4
PRO and 4Waves PRO.
Adjusting sequence
1. Press help + 10
- Echo: "Top of Form in mm start at (##.#)".
- only 4Waves PRO; Echo "beep #1 Top of Form in mm start at (##.#)" where "beep#1" is embossing
module number.
2. Adjust the value with 1, 10 and multiple.
3. Press setup echo "saving ##.#" to save the new top of form value.
4. 4Waves PRO only - Repeat steps 1-3 for modules 2, 3 and 4.
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5. When completed, the Braille format page is embossed with the new Top of Form value.
9.3.2
First Line Offset
This function is used to move the position of the Braille block on the paper.
First line offset adjusting sequence
1. Press help + 1.
- Echo: "First line offset in millimeter start at (2.0)".
2. Adjust the distance with 1, 10 and multiple.
3. Press setup to save the new first line offset value.
1. 4Waves PRO only - Repeat steps 1-3 for modules 2, 3 and 4.
4. When completed, the Braille format page is embossed with new first line offset value.
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Internal Network 4Waves PRO
The Internal TCP/IP network is automatically checked when powering on the 4Waves PRO. This is
confirmed by the messages "check module one"....."four waves ready".
Internal Network Error Messages
No reply from module no # - echo "module # no reply"
No connection to the local network module no # - echo "module # peep" repeated after two seconds.
9.5
Replacing the Main Board
9.5.1
Setting the Dip Switches
The same version of the electronic main board and firmware is used in all Index Braille Embossers.
However, the DIP switch settings for each embosser model are unique, so you have to set the DIP switches
according to the table below before you insert a board in an embosser. Otherwise you will not receive the
expected functionality.
EMBOSSER MODEL
Basic-D
Basic-S
Everest
4X4 PRO
4Waves PRO
CONFIGURATION
First Release
Impact level +20% for negative
hammers. Only used in
firmware 10.04.
Contact Index support for
further information.
Switch 1
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Switch 5
ON
OFF
Switch 2
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
Switch 6
ON
ON
Switch 3
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
Switch 7
ON
ON
Switch 4
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
Switch 8
ON
ON
9.6
Replacing Embossing Module 4Waves PRO
9.6.1
Replace with Service Embossing Module
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switches 5, 6, 7, 8
(Not used)
Turn off the power to the embosser
Lift the selected embosser module and place it carefully into the transport box, see Transporting the
Embosser.
Carefully lift the replacement module and place it in the empty position. The embosser module in
position 1 has to have the three steel bows in place.
Turn on Power and wait for the speech feedback: "one wave", "two waves", "three waves", "four waves
ready".
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Check installed firmware version
1. Help + b, Group 1, Item 2, Check Firmware, Braille table and Letter font in all embossing modules.
The status message replies if any embossing module needs a new firmware version.
2. If necessary, update the firmware and/or Own Braille table with Embosser Utility.
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Allowed Combinations of Embossing Modules
Allowed Combinations of Embossing Modules and Speed
Embossing Module 4 Embossing Module 3 Embossing Module 2 Embossing Module 1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Speed
(Characters Per
Second)
300 CPS
242 CPS
187 CPS
130 CPS
See Replacing a Service Embossing Module for details on how to replace one embosser module.
9.7
Replacement Modules
See www.indexbraille.com for further information.
9.8
Removing Index Braille Software
9.8.1
Removing Index Printer Drivers on Windows
There are three reasons to remove the existing Index Braille Printer Drivers from Windows:
1. The embosser is no longer connected.
2. Before installation of a new WinBraille version.
3. Trouble shooting.
1. Start the Printers and faxes dialogue: Start/ Settings/ Printers and Faxes/
2. Select the Index Braille printer and remove it.
9.8.2
Removing Index Printer Drivers on Mac OS X 10.4
See the iBraille User's Guide for details how to remove the Index Braille Printer Drivers for Macintosh.
9.8.3
Removing WinBraille from Windows
Use the standard Windows method to remove WinBraille, start/ settings/ control panel/ add remove
program/
Select WinBraille from the list of available programs and request removal.
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Index Embosser Manual
Removing Embosser Utility from Windows
Use the standard Windows method to remove Embosser Utility, start/ settings/ control panel/ add remove
program/
Select Embosser Utility from the list of available programs and request removal.
9.9
Transport and Service
· Lock the embossing head.
· Pack the embosser in its original packing box. The warranty will only be valid if the embosser is
transported in professional packaging.
· To get quick and effective service, please include a fault description and sender information.
· Before shipping, contact Index Braille for a service ID number.
9.9.1
Locking the Embosser Head
Place the embossing head in the correct position by pressing help + double and insert the print head lock.
9.9.1.1
4Waves PRO
9.10
Appendix
9.10.1 Letter Fonts
Embossed raised tactile letters, (A-Z, a-z), are used to give embosser feedback to sighted persons. You can,
for example, press help + help to receive embosser information in raised tactile letters. You can also use a
text file with esc sequences to emboss raised letters either as a complete document or as a part of a Braille
document.
See Controlling the embosser with ESC sequences for details. (Note: 4X4 PRO does not support letter
graphics).
Non-Western Alphabet
You can get raised tactile graphics with other alphabets, for example Moon, Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.
For further information please contact Index Braille support support@indexbraille.com
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9.10.2 Error Codes
Error Number Description
Comments
181
Restart the embosser
182 *
Embosser
Models
The internal network
4Waves PRO
communication has stopped due to only
a buffer problem.
Checksumman i dokumentet
4Waves PRO
skiljer sig mellan modul 1 och
only
någon av de övriga modulerna.
183 *
Network related error.
4Waves PRO
4Wave PRO has got a timout from only
the network during the
transmission of the document. The
document is not complete.
201 *
One embossing module does not 4Waves PRO
respond after receiving a message only
from embossing module 1.
202 *
One embossing module does not 4Waves PRO
respond at all on a messages from only
embossing module 1.
203
Distribution of pages between the 4Waves PRO
modules fails.
only
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2. Increase embosser end of file
delay in the setup to 25 seconds.
3. Send document again.
1. Clear the print spooler on the
computer.
2. Restart the embosser
3. Contact network administrator
and check LAN status,
communication etc.
The module has acknowledge the
internal message but not reply on it.
The module hs not acknowledge the
internal message.
Error after resending the message
10 times
Help = Echo embossed number of
complete copies and Braille pages
currently in the embossing process.
Help = Echo embossed number of
complete copies and Braille pages
currently in the embossing process.
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220 *
Wrong Firmware version in
embossing module 2, 3 or 4.
4Waves PRO
only
Compares the firmware version in
embossing modules 2, 3 and 4 with
embossing module 1during power
on.
Solution: Upgrade all embossing
modules to latest firmware version
with embosser utility.
230 *
Wrong Own Braille table in
embossing module 2, 3 or 4.
4Waves PRO
only
240 *
Wrong letter font in embossing
module 2, 3 or 4.
4Waves PRO
only
Audio signal
tick, tick......
Signal when deleting text buffer in 4Waves PRO
each module during the embossing only
of several documents.
Compares the Own Braille tables in
embossing modules 2, 3 and 4 with
embossing module 1during power
on.
Compares the letter font in
embossing modules 2, 3 and 4 with
embossing module 1during power
on.
Information feedback.
* = Embossing
Module
number
information
Error ### beep #
4Waves PRO
### = error number
only
# = Embossing Module number 2,
3 or 4.
Gives faulty embossing module
position.
One embosser module is not
receiving an internal IP address
from the router.
The checksum for the file is not
identical in the specified module.
4Waves PRO
only
Check network cables.
4Waves PRO
only
Turn off 4Waves PRO, start it and
reprint the document.
Only beeping
during start up
Error 182 beep #
Module
9.10.3 List of Index file formats
Embosser Utility and Speech Tool
Embosser Factory Settings files (*.efs) = Specify default setup values, A, B, C.
Embosser Letter Font (*.elf) = Tactile letter font embosser test page, etc.
Embosser Braille Codes (*.ebc) = Own Braille code, Own 1, Own 2, Own 3, Own 4.
Braille Component Packages (*.bcp) = package of several Braille tables.
Embosser Flash Files (*.eff) = Package of files which can be used to Upgrade the embosser, speech,
firmware, tables, etc.
Embosser Web Files (*.ibe) = For internal use at the Index Braille factory.
Embosser Calibration File (*.ecf) = Calibration of embosser production settings
WinBraille
Text Files (*.txt)
HTML Files (*htm,*.html)
Rich Text Files (*.rtf)
Word Files (*.doc)
Braille File Format (*.brf) = for example Duxbury Braille translated file format.
WinBraille Files (*.wbr) = file containing the information in the translated Braille document.
WinBraille Template Files (*.wtf) = template file to define Braille document format.
WinBraille Interchangeable Files (*.wif) = file including the complete information used by WinBraille to
produce a Braille document. A .wif file can be opened in any computer even with other WinBraille settings.
Containing source document, Braille document, Braille translation tables, profiles, etc.
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Index Speech Tool
Speech Files (*.ispf) = Local speech interface with words in Wave format. This file has to be converted into
the embosser speech format using the development platform at Index Braille factory.
Embosser Speech File (*.esf) = Local speech file ready to be used to upgrade the embosser using Embosser
Utility.
9.10.4 Power Module 4Waves PRO
The 4Waves PRO power modules use the same power supply board and transformer as the other Index
embosser models.
Define Module number with Dip Switch settings
No 4
DIP Switch
Setting
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No 3
No 2
Power Module
No 1 (Master)
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