HuddlePod Air Big Audio
HuddlePod Air Big Audio
WIRELESS AUDIO POD and EXTERNAL AUDIO SYSTEM ADAPTER
INSTALLATION & OPERATION MANUAL
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Product Overview……………………………………………………………………………….
Thank you for your purchase of the HuddlePod Air Big Audio. This 2.4GHz wireless digital
conference phone is ideal for high-end audio/video conferencing. It is perfect for any
software based conferencing systems. This palm-sized, portable device features plug-andplay functionality without the need for custom driver installation. The audio output port
enables the use of external speakers, amplifiers and/or headphones. USB and 3.5mm audio
ports are provided. The Big Audio module allows the system to be wirelessly connected to
an external audio system for further speaker reinforcement or for recording of the speaker
audio content (i.e. Big Audio module will not allow you to record the local HuddlePod mic).
Major Functions
1. Uses digital wireless technology and strong anti-interference technology.
Supports intelligent frequency hopping at multiple frequency bands.
2. Employs digital microphones, broadband speaker output and speech
enhancement.
3. Requires no custom driver for USB mode, supporting operating systems like
Windows, Mac and Android.
4. USB and 3.5mm audio ports are provided.
5. Built-in battery with intelligent power saving function. Charging is achieved via
USB port.
6. Supports audio output - headphones or active speaker can be connected.
7. Uses second-generation intelligent echo cancellation technology.
8. Algorithms for echo cancellation, noise cancellation, automatic gain control, etc.
are built in.
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In the Box………………………………………………………………………………………….
Supplied Equipment…………………………………………………………………………….
Box 1
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HuddlePod Air Speakerphone
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Wireless Receiver
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Second Antenna
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Neoprene Travel Case
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User Manual
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USB Charger
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USB 2.0 Cable (for charging only)
Box 2
 Big Audio module
 9V AC Adapter
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Description of Device and its functions
1. Loudspeaker:
Reproduces audio from the connected PC.
2. Loudspeaker Mute button:
Press this button to turn off the sound output of the loudspeaker. Press the button
again to turn on the sound output of the loudspeaker. This does not control the audio
output jack.
3. VOL – Button:
Press this button to gradually turn down the sound of the loudspeaker.
4. Power Button:
Press and hold this button to make the device enter standby mode (the bottom right
blue light will blink) to wait for connection of the wireless adapter. When adapter is
connected, press and hold this button to power off the device. When power is
supplied via USB the device automatically turns on.
5. VOL + Button:
Press this button to gradually turn up the sound of the loudspeaker.
6. Microphone Mute Button:
Press this button to mute the microphone. To cancel the mute function, press button
again.
7. Microphone:
Picks up sound in all directions around the device (omnidirectional).
8. AUDIO output:
For audio output to a powered speaker or a 3.5mm headphone.
9. USB power port:
For connecting USB power supply - only for charging of battery or powered
operation.
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Description of Indicator Status………………………………………………………………..………
1. Bottom left indicator:
When the loudspeaker is set within its normal operating parameters, this light is off.
When the loudspeaker is muted, this light is on. When the loudspeaker is set to the
maximum or minimum volume, this light will blink.
2. Bottom right indicator:
The blue light will turn on when the microphone is muted. When the wireless
adapter is not connected, the blue light will blink (indicating standby mode). When
the built-in battery level is low, the orange light will blink. When fully charged, the
orange light stays on when in standby mode.
3. Triangular indicators:
When the device is powered on, the blue lights will blink once with a bright light and
then turn off. When in standby mode and with a wireless connection, the blue lights
will stay on with a dim light.
USB Power Supply and Charging……………………………………………………………………………
1. This device is provided with a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery. Before use of
the device for the first time, charge the battery fully.
2. When one end of the USB cable is inserted into the USB port on the device and the
other end to the USB port on the computer or to a USB power supply, power will be
supplied to the device and the built-in battery will be charged. At the same time,
the device will be powered on automatically.
3. Upon full charging, the bottom right indicator will turn orange and stay on when in
standby mode.
4. When charging is finished, you can disconnect the USB cable from the device for
portability. Turn off device before storing or travel.
5. In case of low battery during use, the bottom right indicator will turn orange and
blink. In this case, use the USB cable to charge the built-in battery as soon as
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possible.
6. Lithium ion batteries should not be left to sit in a fully discharged state for any
significant period of time or voltage can drop below the battery protection circuit
shutoff point, rendering the battery un-chargeable. Whenever the HuddlePod Air
shuts down due to battery discharge, please recharge as soon as possible.
Note: A full recharge is not required to maintain battery life, however.
While Lithium ion batteries provide the longest run time from a full charge, they will
provide more charge-discharge cycles with shallower cycles (do not fully charge, do
not fully discharge). Decisions regarding how to maintain your HuddlePod Air battery
will depend upon your intended session length. If meetings only last 1-3 hours per
day, you can probably charge the HuddlePod for 1-3 hours each day and extend
battery life. If you need the HuddlePod Air for 4-6 hours each day*, you are better
off charging the HuddlePod Air to full capacity each day.
Notes:
1. Any USB charger without a Safety Certificate or not intended for Lithium ion
batteries, may cause explosion or damage to this speaker phone.
2. *As a consumable, the built-in battery will gradually lose its total capacity (run
time) between charges - after repeated charge-discharge cycles. Full
Charge/Discharge cycle rating is 300-500 cycles to 80% of original capacity
depending upon environmental factors, such as ambient temperature.
Conference Function (Video or Voice only)………………………………………………..……
A. Computer Conferencing Function
Connected via the USB wireless adapter, this device can be used as an external
microphone and speaker for a computer, enabling software based conferencing.
1. Preparation for use
This device is compatible with computers running operating systems, including
Microsoft Windows 7/8, Android (Version 4.4 or lower) and Apple OSX. A USB 1.1 or
higher (USB 2.0 recommended) port and network connection are required; an IM
application or VoIP package (e.g. WebEx, Zoom.us, Skype, GotoMeeting) with
network conferencing function should be installed. The USB wireless adapter
supplied with the device is plug-and-play without the need of custom driver
installation.
2. Power-on and Wireless Connection
Press and hold the power button until the device is turned on and enters standby
mode. In this state, the bottom right blue light blinks continuously, waiting for
receiver to be connected. When the USB wireless adapter is connected to the USB
port on the computer, the USB driver will be automatically recognized on the
computer. The triangular blue light will now stop blinking and stay on, suggesting a
successful wireless connection between the device and the computer.
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Notes:
1. Connect one speaker device to the PC at a time.
2. Connect the USB wireless adapter directly to the PC rather than through a USB
hub, or some operational problems can arise.
3. After successful connection, set the HuddlePod Air as the default device in the
PC’s Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices - Play (output) and Record
(input). Otherwise, you can select the HuddlePod Air manually in the various
software that uses the mic and speaker.
4. Adjusting the sound volume of the loudspeaker
During a conference call, if the sound volume of the loudspeaker is too low or too
high, you can press the
buttons on the device repeatedly to adjust volume
to a suitable level. If the sound volume is still not appropriate, you can adjust the
sound volume of the loudspeaker further via the PC’s audio settings.
5. Adjusting the sound volume of the microphone
During a conference call, if the sound heard by the far end is too low or too high, you
can ask the far end to adjust the sound volume on their end. If it’s still not
adequate, you can adjust the sound volume of the microphone in the PC’s audio
settings.
6. Mute the microphone
During a conference call, to mute your mic, press
button on the device. The mute
indicator light will be on. You can still hear the sound of the far end, but the far end
can’t hear your mic. To cancel mic mute, press
button on the device again. The
mute indicator light will be off and the indicator triangular lights of the microphone
will be on.
7. Mute the loudspeaker
During a conference call, press
button to turn off the sound of the built-in
speaker and the mute indicator of loudspeaker will turn on. To turn the sound of the
loudspeaker back on, press button and the mute indicator light of the loudspeaker
will turn off.
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8. End the conference call
Use the call control features in your conferencing software to end the call
B. Music Playback and audio output port
This device can be used as an external speaker for computer equipment. Using music
player software on the computer, you can hear music playback through the speaker
on the device. Also, a headphone can be connected to the 3.5mm audio output port
on the device, or an active speaker can be connected to realize high-quality
amplification and wider-range speech broadcasting and music playback. In this
application, you can press to mute the speaker on the device (the bottom left
indicator will turn blue). The external speaker or headphones will still play.
The headphone jack provides monaural audio on left channel only.
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Using the Big Audio Module………………………………………………………………………………
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The Big Audio module must be purchased at same time and as a set (including the
HuddlePod Air main device). You can not add Big Audio module at a later time.
The Huddle Pod Air “Big Audio” module allows you to hear the far side audio from the
Huddle Pod Air table-top unit over any audio amplification system or recording device,
acting as a second wireless receiver for the table-top unit. The ¼ inch headphone output
provides a line level, monaural signal. The ¼ inch headphone jack is wired unbalanced with
identical mono signals present across both tip and sleeve and across ring and sleeve. Please
see diagram below for connections. The referenced Big Audio module output cable (to amp
or recorder) is not supplied with the unit, as amplification and recording devices have
varied input types and connectors. You must purchase or build the appropriate cable for
your needs. A standard ¼”-TRS to dual RCA cable will work very well with any amplifier or
recorder that has RCA style input(s).
Connect the tip connector to the left (or mono) input of
the amplification or recording device. Connect the ring
connector to the right input of the amplification or
recording device (or leave disconnected if input is mono).
Connect the sleeve connector to the ground of one or both
inputs of the amplifier or recorder.
The Big Audio module is not affected by the mute or volume controls of the tabletop unit.
To adjust volume or mute the amplification or recording device, use the volume and mute
controls on the amplification or recording device.
The Big Audio Module will only work if the table-top unit is connected to a PC via the
wireless USB adapter. If you try to use the table-top unit and the Big Audio module without
the wireless USB adapter connected to a PC, the table-top unit will continue searching for
the wireless USB adapter and never turn on.
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To Obtain the Best Performance…………………………………………………………………………
1. Install the product in a dry place with good ventilation, avoiding direct sunlight,
vibration, moisture and cold. Keep away from heat sources and dust.
2. Keep the product far from motors, transformers and other electronic equipment
to avoid electrical or magnetic interference.
3. Never install the product near electrical appliances such as induction cookers or
microwave ovens to prevent operation failure caused by electromagnetic waves
or magnetic fields.
4. Keep hands dry when connecting or disconnecting any cables to prevent electric
shock.
5. Never use brute force when connecting cables, which may cause a fire, electric
shock, product damage, a short or an open circuit.
6. Unplug all cables before cleaning the product.
7. Never use any chemical solvent to clean the product.
8. Unplug all cables if you do not intend for long-term use of this product.
9. Never loosen the screws on the product, which may cause poor sealing, reduce
the functional qualities and violate the warranty.
10. Please do not put device into a fire, which may cause an explosion.
11. If there is any leakage from the unit, please do not touch the battery or the
leaking substance, as the battery may be damaged.
12. Never try to repair the product by yourself. If you find any problems, please
contact your dealer.
Troubleshooting…………………………………………………………………………………………….……
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Audio is not coming out of HuddlePod Air Speaker
o Is the HuddlePod Air Turned On? If there are no LEDs lit on the Pod, press and
hold the Power button for 3 seconds. If no LEDs light, the battery is
discharged. Charge the battery or use the Pod with AC power adapter
connected.
o Is the HuddlePod Air Connected to the PC? Does the lower left LED (above the
speaker mute button) blink? If so, the wireless adpater is not connected to
the PC. This LED will stop blinking once the adapter is successfully connected.
Make sure that the PC with adapter is within the wireless signal range of the
Pod.
o Check the audio parameters in the (wirelessly connected) PC’s operating
system. For example, in Windows, check the “Sound” Control Panel and make
sure that the HuddlePod Air is selected as the active “playback” device.
Microphone is not working on the HuddlePod Air
o (See power and connectivity checks above).
o Check the audio parameters in the (wirelessly connected) PC’s operating
system. For example, in Windows, check the “Sound” Control Panel and make
sure that the HuddlePod Air is selected as the active “Recording” device.
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Specs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Model Number: HP-AIR-BA-BK
Microphone Features
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Echo Cancellation
Audio Output
Noise Cancellation
Digital EQ
Battery Life
Interface
256 channel echo cancellation
Max 18dB w/ auto level control
Intelligent NC up to 16dB
Built-in Digital EQ for stable audio
6-8 Hours, 4-5 hour charge time
1/4” TRS on BigAudio, 1/8”TRS on HuddlePod
Wireless Speakerphone Specifications
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Weight
Size
Operating Temperature
Compatibility
USB Cable
RF frequency range
Certifications
0.8 lbs (0.4kg)
7” Diameter x 1.5” Height (178mmD x 38.1mmH)
32- 104°F (0~40°C), Humidity 20%~85%
MS WIN7/8, Mac 10.5+, Android 4.4+
Supplied for power + charging only
2.400 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
CE Mark (R & TTE Directive), FCC
Big Audio Module Specifications
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Weight
Dimensions
Operating Temperature
RF frequency range
Interface
Certifications
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0.95 lbs (0.5kg)
7.7”l x 5.8”w x 1.7”h (196mm x 148mm x 44mm)
32 - 104°F (0~40°C), Humidity 20%~85%
2.400 GHz - 2.4835 GHz
¼” TRS (Unbalanced Dual Mono)
CE Mark (R & TTE Directive), FCC
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