Harmony M3 User Manual
 Harmony M3 User Guide Contents Company and Copyright Information About Harmony M3 Harmony M3 variants Salient Features in this version Bird dispersal information M3 effectiveness graph: median response scores in IQR What’s inside the package Installation and Setup Information Technical specifications Operating Information Maintenance and upgrade Information Annual maintenance Information Upgrading M3 Handling M3 and troubleshooting Information Do’s and Don’ts Troubleshooting Guarantee Information and limitations Exclusions and limitations Obtaining guarantee service 1 1 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 9 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 14 Via Life Sciences S-­‐1760 D, Ground Floor 1st B Main Road, 2nd Stage D-­‐Block, Rajajinagar Bengaluru – 560 057 www.vialifesciences.in Congratulations on purchasing Harmony M3, the most advanced bio-­‐acoustic dispersal system in the world. Via Life Sciences does extensive research in ornithology and delivers world-­‐class products to our esteemed customers. At Via, we make sure that all the products match up to the expectations of its customers and make them happy and feel satisfied. Via Life Sciences 2012 © rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, or All transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from Via Life Sciences. You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer. About Harmony M3 Harmony M3 is the most advanced bio-­‐acoustic dispersal system in South-­‐East Asia. M3 is an eco friendly device developed after years of research in ornithology by our scientists. It broadcasts distress/alarm calls of birds in a strategic pattern to disperse them from the installed locations. This helps in prevention of collision of birds with aircraft and benefit operator in terms of Return On Investment (ROI) as well as saving the lives of birds. Harmony M3 variants •
M3 Patrol – Vehicle mountable M3 unit that fits neatly into any patrol vehicle. Four speakers with clamps can be fitted on any part of the vehicle with broadcasting cover of 360 degrees. Patrol version can be converted into turf variant by ordering accessories to install on the turf of the runway. 1 •
M3 Turf – is turf installable and comes with accessories to station M3 unit on the turf of runway shoulders. It neatly fits into weather-­‐insulated thermal docking station and draws power from the battery attached to solar panel. Entire assembly is mounted on a stand, which is connected to four hi-­‐fidelity speakers mounted on stands radiating 46m away. Turf variant can be converted into patrol version by removing M3 from thermal docking station and mounting on a vehicle. 2 Salient Features Enhanced performance The new Harmony M3 is better looking, covers 42 bird species of South-­‐
East Asia, class-­‐D circuitry for HiFi sound effect and has 8GB of built-­‐in NAND drives. It is sleeker and has dual or flexi-­‐mode of utility – convertible to Patrol or Turf variant. Better signaling The new generation circuitry handles the problem of signaling birds against noisy backgrounds. The aircraft noise contains almost all frequency components – a flat characteristic between 1 kHz to 6 kHz. While the bird’s hearing is sensitive in the range of 2 kHz to 3 kHz – a bottleneck to effectively convey the alarm signals in noisy conditions. Harmony M3 maximizes the chances of getting message across in noisy conditions like airports through increased signal to noise ratio – with raised power spectra, yet natural to hear. The song type sequence is carefully selected for each problematic bird to be deterred. Improved battery performance Turf variant M3 can be uninterruptedly operated for eight hours without solar power supply. 3 Bird dispersal Information Black Drongo Barn Swallow Rose-­‐ringed Parakeet Malabar Crested Lark Alexandrine Parakeet Red-­‐vented Bulbul Common Quail Oriental Skylark Plain Prinia Red-­‐wattled Lapwing Chestnut-­‐shouldered Petronia Greater Short-­‐toed Lark Asian Koel Ashy Prinia Black Francolin Rain Quail Paddyfield Pipit Yellow-­‐wattled Lapwing Jungle Bush Quail Red-­‐whiskered Bulbul Brahminy Kite Indian Grey Hornbill Grey Francolin Common Myna Yellow-­‐billed Babbler Ashy-­‐crowned Sparrow Lark Crested Lark Bank Myna Rock Pigeon Baya Weaver Indian Robin House Sparrow Red-­‐rumped Swallow Jungle Myna Jungle Babbler Spot-­‐billed Duck Indian Peafowl Common Babbler House Swift Purple Sunbird Zitting Cisticola Purple-­‐rumped Sunbird 4 M3 effectiveness: Median response scores in IQR Harmony M3 has been tested in military airfields and civil airports of India and has consistently clocked above 82% median response scores of bird dispersal from Inter Quartile Range (IQR) experiments. 5 What’s inside the pack? Based on the order you may receive following components: M3 turf: M3 device – one Solar panel – one Thermal docking station – one Battery – one Speakers – four Battery housing – one Extension cords – 46m per speaker Stands – five Tool kit – one per airport M3 patrol: M3 device – one Speakers – four Speaker mounting clamps – four Extension cords – 4 to 6m per speaker Tool kit – one per airport Installation and Setup Information Though M3 can be installed easily by anyone, we help in installing the device for our privileged customers. Our experienced engineer would help you setup Harmony, irrespective of whether it is a Turf or Patrol model to ensure flawless installation. We would need your help in installation process; hence after receiving the delivery intimation, please keep your maintenance personnel ready to help our engineer. As a part of the installation process, we do make sure on the angle of broadcast that is beneficial for the airport and check on the decibel output of the broadcaster system for fine tuning. Our engineer would also demonstrate the entire system, with clear explanation on do’s and don’ts of M3. Anytime your operational force has doubts on M3 please refer the guide. 6 Technical specifications Decibel level 105-­‐110dB at one meter Power supply 12v DC Photovoltaic Cell Supported Impedance Battery 4 Ω Up to 8h without external power supply Dimension 7.62cm X 12.7cm X 15.24cm Thermal docking station 12.7cm X 20.32cm X 20.32cm Capacity 8GB NAND flash drive Playback 320kbps, 3-­‐D Dolby support Coverage 400m radius + 50m depending on wind direction Fuse 4 Amp Operating Information Harmony M3 is customized to disperse problematic birds of your airfield by carefully selecting suitable bird distress, alarm repertoires, and predator calls of Indian origin. It is programmed to reproduce the song repertoires of pre-­‐determined set of birds customized to seasonal and temporal variations in the bird spectrum of your airport. Harmony M3’s front panel comes with the following switches and indicators: •
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Power switch – ON/OFF Power indicator LED Mode selector – Preset season selection feature Mode indicator LEDs Volume controller Fuse – Power surge controller Operating Harmony M3 is very simple. To start the play out from M3, simply bring the Power switch in the front panel to ON position. The LED lamp will glow indicating power supply. At any time to stop the play out from M3, bring the switch back to OFF position. While performing either operation, please make sure that the volume level is set to minimum. 7 Depending on the aircraft noise level at your airport, adjust the volume of M3 using Volume controller knob. The special circuitry helps to deliver the repertoire in the most sensitive audio range of birds. The speakers are designed to deliver Beau Geste and Lombard effect for better bird dispersal. Press the Mode button to select among the four bird activity patterns viz., three seasons and nocturnal mode. Select the “summer” mode between Mar to Jun, “monsoon” from Jul to Oct, and “winter”, Nov to Feb. Select the “nocturnal” mode in all seasons between Sunset to Sunrise. 8 Maintenance and Upgrade Information Annual maintenance Harmony M3 comes with one-­‐year replacement guarantee. Airports can avail extended guarantee in the form of AMC beyond first year after expiry of initial guarantee. AMC can be availed at any point of time before the expiry of initial guarantee. The detailed terms and conditions of the guarantee are covered in a separate chapter. Upgrading M3 Harmony M3 uses efficient and innovative technology to enhance the storage of birdcalls on board. Via Life Sciences ensures you the upgradability of number of bird calls in the memory chip to more than 1000 song repertoires through our seamless integration of hardware with software design. At Via Life Sciences, we value your decision to purchase Harmony M3. One may opt to purchase additional calls from Via Life Sciences’ bird song repertoires at nominal cost and our service engineer would upgrade your device at your airfield. 9 Handling Harmony M3 and troubleshooting Information Do’s Vary the volume output of Harmony M3 from time to time in order to have better dispersal of birds Take general care of the Turf installable equipments on runway shoulder from vehicle operating. Put the volume of M3 to zero before turning on the ignition of the vehicle and ensure that M3 device is switched off. Always cover solar panel (in Turf versions) to block sunrays before removal of connections to M3. Keep the front panel door of thermal docking station (in Turf versions) always closed. Protect your equipment from sudden shocks. Clean the device with a dry cotton cloth. Don’ts Do not try to open the device on your own. This will cut the metric leads connected internally and render the warranty void. In Patrol version of Harmony, never turn on the vehicle when M3 is ON. Do not keep electronic devices like Walky-­‐Talky and other communication devices over M3. Do not clean the device with wet fluids. 10 Troubleshooting To replace the fuse 1. Turn off M3 using the switch provided in the front panel. 2. Cover Solar Panel (in Turf versions) using a cardboard such that the Sunlight does not fall on photovoltaic panel 3. Remove the power inlet plug and disconnect the device from all power supply sources 4. Remove the burnt fuse by turning the knob 5. Replace it with the new fuse supplied along with M3 6. Plug the power supply and turn on the device To Reset Harmony M3 1. Turn off M3 using the switch provided in the front panel. 2. Leave the device OFF for 10-­‐15 minutes 3. Turn on the device using switch given on the front panel If Harmony won't turn on or play Harmony M3 will not turn ON or play only under a few specific conditions, when either there is no power supply from the battery or if the fuse embedded into the M3 device has blown off. 1. Harmony M3 derives its power from solar power and the battery supply. During daytime, M3 device consumes most of its power from the solar panels. After sunset, the device runs on battery power. As the battery power decreases, you may observe a decline in the strength of calls. Also the Power indicator LED turns red when the power supply is getting low. Once the battery power gets over, the device will not play anymore. In such a situation, M3 device has to be switched off and the battery has to be charged using the solar panel for 3 days continuously so that battery is fully charged. 2. If the power supply is available, check the fuse provided on the front panel of the device 3. If fuse is blown out due to power surge, replace it with a new one. While replacing the fuse, ensure the fuse caters 3-­‐4 amps current supply and is ISI certified 11 4. If the fuse is in good condition, power supply is available and none of the LEDs glowing, report the issue to Via Life Sciences immediately on the number listed on www.vialifesciences.in or call +91-­‐944-­‐888-­‐6971 or write to [email protected] Guarantee Information and limitations Via Life Sciences warranty obligations for this hardware product are limited to the terms set forth below: Via Life Sciences guarantee this hardware product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (guarantee period). If a defect arises and a valid claim is received by Via Life Sciences within the guarantee period, at its option, Via Life Sciences will: 1. Repair the product at no charge using new or refurbished replacement parts OR 2. Exchange the product with a product that is new or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at least functionally equivalent to the original product. Via Life Sciences' guarantee replacement products or party provided under this warranty against defects in materials and workmanship from the date of the replacement or repair for thirty (30) days or for the remaining portion of the original product's guarantee, whichever has longer coverage for client. When a product or part is exchanged, any replacement item becomes client's property and replaced item becomes Via Life Sciences' property. 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Via Life Sciences' products 2. Damage caused by service performed by anyone other than Via Life Sciences' 3. A product or a part that has been modified without the written permission of Via Life Sciences or 4. If any Via Life Sciences' serial number has been removed or defaced OR 5. If any Via Life Sciences' product has been opened by anyone other than Via Life Sciences' authorized personnel To the maximum extent permitted by law, this guarantee and the remedies set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all other guarantees, remedies and conditions, whether oral or written expressed or implied. Via Life Sciences specifically disclaims any and all implied guarantees/warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. If Via Life Sciences cannot lawfully disclaim or exclude implied warranties/guarantee under applicable law, then to the extent possible any claims under such implied warranties/guarantee shall expire on expiration of the guarantee period. No Via Life Sciences' agent or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension or addition of this guarantee. 13 To the maximum extent permitted by law, Via Life Sciences is not responsible for direct, special, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any breach of guarantee or condition, or under any other legal theory, including any costs of recovering or reproducing any program or data stored in or used with the Via Life Sciences' product and any failure to maintain the confidentiality of data stored on the product. For consumers who have the benefit of consumer protection laws or regulations in their country of purchase or, if different, their country of residence, the benefits conferred by this guarantee are in addition to all rights and remedies conveyed by such consumer protection laws and regulations. To the extent that liability under such consumer protection laws and regulations may be limited, at its sole option to replacement or repair of the product or supply of the repair service again. Obtaining Guarantee Service Please review the help resources referred to in the accompanying documentation before seeking guarantee service. If the product is still not functioning properly after making use of these resources, register your complaint with the number listed www.vialifesciences.in or call on +91-­‐944-­‐888-­‐6971 or write to [email protected] 14 
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