Sony BM-88 User's manual

Sony BM-88 User's manual
 SONY
Transcriber
BM-77
Dictator/Transcriber
BM-88
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom.
Record these numbers in the spaces provided below.
Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. Serial No.
3-751-618-22 (2)
BM-77
©1990 by Sony Corporation
BM-88
HU-80 (not supplied)
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
Warning—This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions manual, may cause interference
to radio communications. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to
provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a commercial
environment. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference
in which case the user at his own expense will be required to take whatever measures may
be required to correct the interference.
Important-To insure that the complete system (including this peripheral) is capable of
complying with the FCC requirements, it is recommended that the user make sure that the
individual equipment of the complete system has a label with cne of the following
statements.
“This equipment has been tested with a Class A Computing Device and has been found
to comply with Part 15 of FCC Rules.”
-Or-
“This equipment complies with the requirements in Part 15 of FCC Rules for a Class A
Computing Device.”
-or equivalent.
— Table of Contents
Features E 4
How to use this manual. . . erarererenreererereer. 5
PreCaUtiONS . «Le 5
Operation flow chart... .. reee decia,ame cia ernereroreo, 6
Dictation (BM-88 only) . .. enredo A A 6
Transcription © 2... 2... edad dao ar0ererecor ed, rrcrocorro— 7
Location and function of controls . ...... e AN 4 a a a ea ee 8
[add =} e7= [= (1e) » MN neerierenean 12
Power connection . . 444 44 A4 4 A4 4 144 A4 LA a a a 6 12
Connecting the HU-80 hand control unit (BM-88 only) ............................ 12
Connecting the FS-75 foot control unit . ........... eee 4 as ee ee 12
Cassette INSertion . 2.0 0000000 area errer ns 13
Dictation (BM-88 only) ........... enero. SR 15
Operation.... RR 444 4 A ee 4 4 4 Re 4 ee 4 a 0 4 a ee a A 6 15
Digital COUNter. . 4444 ee 4 4 4 eee Aa 4 ea a a a rea eee, 16
Convenient functions ............2000100 0004444 Le 4e 4 A ae 4 4 4 AR a a a eee 6 18
Tips for more efficient dictation . ......... a a a a eee 21
Transcription (BM-77/BM-88) ........1200 000044 AL 4e a LL A Le a ea Ree 22
Operation . . . A AL A LL 6 22
Convenient functions ................. 222.202, ii RRA 24
Tips on transcription... .......122020 0000410444 A4 de A ea ae La a ea aa 6 26
Erasing . oo ee 27
Alarm SYS OM Le 28
Examples of dictation and transcription .. ......... RK a ee 1 1200 30
Example of dictation (BM-88 only). . ......... erre 30
Example of transcription... Aea aa A 30
Other convenient functions . . ... 9900 x0 res Aa 4 ee 4 LL a a 32
Transcribing a microcassette ............220 441444 44 ea 44 4 4 Aa ea a a a a a a ee 6 32
Telephone recording (BM-88 only) a a a a ee 33
Transcribing a cassette recorded with a dictator other than Sony's. ................. 34
Maintenance .. 2.0000, Riera RL AL A LA a AA AA A AA LR LL 35
Specifications . ..... LL LL ALL ALL ALL LA LL 36
Troubleshooting guide ..........22010 00004 444 AAA 4 a RAA A 4 NA A aa aa 2 37
The Sony BM-88 dictator/transcriber is designed to be used for both dictation and
transcription.
The Sony BM-77 transcriber is designed to be used only for transcription.
As a dictator (BM-88 only)
* The Sony HU-80 hand control unit (optional) remotely controls the BM-88
dictator/transcriber.
Dual electronic indexing function signals— “LTR” (end of letter) and “SEC” (special
instructions to secretary) signals—can be recorded on a tape during dictating, recording of
telephone calls, listening or in the stop mode.
* The end of the last recorded segment on the tape can easily be located using the record-
end function.
e Alarm sound and indication on the display window informs recording error.
* Recording of telephone calls can be performed with the use of the optional TL-2 message
coupler.
* With the use of the optional DE-35, DE-36 or MDR-U10M earphones, you can monitor the
sound with the desired sound level during recording.
Dictation
HU-80
(not supplied)
As a transcriber
* The scanning function allows easy display of the total recorded time of dictation in
minutes, the number of documents and instructions recorded on the tape.
¢ Auto-stop function quickly accesses instructions and documents.
e VSC (Variable Speech Control) enables rapid and easy-to-listen-to playback. (BM-88)
* Auto backspace function with the REVERSE TIME control makes transcribing easy by
enabling the reviewing of the last recorded words each time listening is resumed.
* Two tape speeds (4.8 cm/sec. and 2.4 cm/sec.) can be selected according to the user's
needs.
* Rapid erasing function with ERASE and REW buttons.
e Microcassette transcription is possible with the use of the optional MA-50 microcassette
adaptor.
* The Electronic “Index OFF” mode allows you to transcribe a cassette which was not
recorded using a Sony Professional Dictating Machine.
Transcription
FS-75 (not supplied)
How to Use This Manual
This instruction manual covers two models, BM-77 and BM-88.
The differences in the models will be clearly described in this manual.
If you have the model BM-77, please skip pages @ to @, @ to @ and page @.
Most of the illustrations used in this manual are those of the BM-88.
Precautions
* Operate the unit only on 9 V DC.
* For AC operation, use the AC power adaptor supplied with this unit. Do not use any other
AC power adaptor as it may cause malfunction.
* Unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall outlet when it will not be used for an
extended period of time. To disconnect the adaptor, pull it out by grasping the adaptor.
Never pull it by the cord.
* Do not install the unit in a location near heat sources such as radiators or airducts, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust, mechanical vibration, or shock.
* Allow adequate air circulation to prevent internal heat build-up. Do not place the unit near
materials (curtains, draperies) that may block the ventilation holes.
* Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, unplug the unit and have it checked by
qualified personnel before operating it any further.
* The AC power adaptor which has been supplied becomes hot if it is connected to an AC
outlet for a long period of time. But, this will not cause any trouble.
If you have any question or problem concerning your unit that is not covered in this manual,
please consult the Sony dealer from whom you purchased the unit.
Operation Flow Chart
For details, refer to the pages in @.
[1]: Necessary step e___ 1 Optional step
Dictation (BM-88 only)
Connect the AC power adaptor to the unit and to an AC
outlet. @
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| Connect the optional HU-80 hand control unit. @ |
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HU-80
(not
supplied)
| Set STANDBY/ON to ON. |
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| Insert a cassette. @ |
| Set TAPE SPEED. |
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Set the function selector of the HU-80 to DICT. Speak
into the microphone.
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| Record the SEC signal before giving instructions to the |
| secretary. © |
| Quick review playback and correct the dictated material. |
| Keep the function selector of the HU-80 pressed down |
, toward B. SPACE to rewind the tape until the desired |
| point on the tape is reached. Release the selector and |
| playback of the dictation begins. When the reviewing is |
| completed, set the function selector to DICT to proceed |
' with dictation. |
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' Record the LTR signal at the end of each document o |
| Check the recorded material with the use of the VSC |
| function @ when the recording is completed. Then, find |
¡ the end of the last recorded portion with the use of the |
| record-end function @. |
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| Set the function selector of the HU-80 to STOP. |
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| Press the eject button to remove the cassette. |
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| Hand the cassette to your secretary or transcriptionist. |
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Transcription (BM-77/BM-88)
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| Disconnect the HU-80 hand control unit.
| Connect the optional FS-75 foot control unit. @
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| Set STANDBY/ON to ON.
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| Insert the cassette. @
Set SPEAKE
earphones.
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to BUILT-IN. (BM-88 only) @ or connect
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| Set AUTO STOP to OFF. €
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| Set TAPE SPEED. @
©
Press SCAN.
When the tape reaches the beginning of the dictated
material, a beep tone is heard and the unit
automatically shuts off. @
(©
Keep the right side of the pedal depressed. @
(When the FS-75 is connected.)
or
Set the function selector of the HU-80 to LISTEN. @
(When the HU-80 is connected.)
or
Press LISTEN ». @
(When the BM-77/88 is used for operation.)
AL
Adjust VOLUME and TONE.
—
| ; Adjust the starting point for playback with the use of
REVERSE TIME. (When the FS-75 is used.)
|
|
| (BM-88)
; Set SPEED CONTROL to VSC and adjust SPEED and
| PITCH. @
| Set SPEED CONTROL to ON and adjust SPEED.
|
|
(ВМ-77)
N Set SPEED CONTROL to ON and adjust SPEED. @
or
used.) @
or
After transcribing, stop the tape.
Release the pedal. (When the FS-75 is used.) @
Set the function selector to STOP. (When the HU-80 is
Press STOP. (When LISTEN on the BM-77/88 is
pressed to play back the tape.) @
It
Erase the tape. @
|
Location and Function of Controls
For details, refer to the pages indicated in @.
Built-in speaker Display window @
Cassette holder
Eject button
Press to eject the cassette.
The digital counter is reset to
| 85 82. oo | every
time the cassette is ejected.
REC (record)/ERASE
lamp (BM-88 only)
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@ERASE button @ x ” RESET button @
TEL REC (telephone recording) =
button (BM-88 only) @
SCAN button ® ——=_| [+] 5 0 +— REVERSE TIME control
(BM-88 only) @
Tape operation buttons
«<q REW (rewind) = mm DD FF (fast forward)
№ STOP A > -p LISTEN
VOLUME control
TONE control
VSC* PITCH control (BM-88) @
REVERSE TIME control (BM-77) @
SPEED control (BM-77) @
=
* VSC is a trademark of VSC Limited.
Left side
- SPEED CONTROL selector
—[[ AUTO STOP selector O
AAN
SPEAKER selector (BM-88 only) @
STANDBY/ON switch @
EARPHONE jack © @
CONTROL UNIT connector @
- TAPE SPEED selector @ @
OFF/ON/VSC (BM-88) @
ON/OFF (BM-77) @
Rear
— CM
|
DCIN9V @
TELEPHONE PICKUP jack (BM-88 only) @
Location and Function of Controls
| Display window |
SEC (secretary) Special instructions for secretary counter
Displays the number of special-instructions-for-secretary signals
recorded.
LTR (letter) End of letter counter
Displays the number of end-of-letter signals (i.e. the
number of documents) recorded.
TEL (telephone) recording indicator Displayed during ——]
recording of telephone calls.
ERASE indicator Displayed while the cassette iS mmm,
being erased.
DICT (dictation) indicator Displayed during vec
LTR) [SEC TOTAL
shall oe io
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CCS
REMAINING
D (listen) indicator Displayed during
playback.
<< (rewind) indicator Displayed while the
cassette is being rewound.
SCAN indicator Appears when the SCAN button is
pressed
While SCAN is displayed, REMAINING is also
displayed. In this case, the display window
indicates the remaining time of the recorded
documents, remaining numbers of recorded LTR
and SEC signals and the remaining time of the
actual document. This disappears with a long beep
tone when the tape reaches the tape top.
pp (fast forward) indicator Displayed while the tape is ea
advanced rapidly.
e It may be difficult to read the liquid crystal counter display due to the watching angle.
* |f you play back a music cassette or a cassette which was not recorded using a Sony Professional
Dictating Machine, set the unit to the Electronic “Index OFF’ mode. (See page €).
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TOTAL (time/tape) counter Displays time or tape length of the recorded documents.
The time counter and the tape counter is switched by pressing the RESET button
for more than two seconde.
Time counter
TOTAL
Г Г Indicates the approximate time of the recorded documents.
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Tape counter
TOTAL
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recording end portion is detected and disappears.
и“ UNIT (time) counter Displays the time of each recorded document,
i.e. displays the approximate recorded time of a dictation, from
the portion where the LTR signal is recorded to the portion
where the next LTR signal is recorded.
| UNIT |
=. REC
| — Jew REC END indicator Blinks for approx. three seconds when the
PI de END pp
7
(cassette) indicator Displayed while cassette is inserted.
The indicator blinks in the following cases:
* The button is pressed when no cassette is inserted or when the
cassette's safety tabs have been removed.
* About 3 minutes before reaching the end of the tape. (During
dictating or recording of telephone call)
* End of tape or the tape is torn.
REMAINING indicator Appears when the SCAN button is pressed.
While REMAINING is displayed, recordings of dictation,
telephone calis, LTR signals and SEC signals cannot be made.
If the function selector is set to DICT or TEL REC (BM-88 only),
LTR or SEC button is pressed, REMAINING blinks and a beep
tone is heard.
The numbers on the digital counter (LTR, SEC, TOTAL and UNIT)
indicate the remaining number of the LTR signals and the SEC
signals, remaining amount of dictations (TOTAL) and remaining
time of the actual document while the unit is in playback, fast
forward or rewind mode.
To clear the REMAINING mark, press RESET or the eject button.
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Preparation
Power Connection
Note on the AC power adaptor
Use only the AC power adaptor
supplied. Do not use any other AC
abeto a wall outlet power adaptor.
Polarity of the plug
By
u AC power adaptor
to DC IN 9V (supplied)
Connecting the HU-80 Hand Control Unit (not supplied) (BM-88 only)
For operation, refer to “Dictation”” on page @.
€ A to the CONTROL
This way Not this way UNIT connector
Attaching the cradle
Attach the supplied cradie with the HU-80 to the left or right side of the unit. Place the
HU-80 hand control unit on the cradle while not in use. Insert the cradle into the slots and
slide to secure it.
| Left side Right side
Connecting the FS-75 Foot Control Unit (not supplied)
For operation, refer to “Transcription” on page €.
7 AM
This way Not this way
BM-77/88
to the CONTROL
UNIT conneetor
12 Mm LU FS-75
Cassette Insertion
a SQ N =
Cassette
Take up any slack in the tape.
Set STANDBY/ON to ON.
Press the eject button to open the cassete holder.
insert a cassette into the cassette holder with the side to be
recorded on or played back facing upward.
Close the cassette holder.
The digital counter displays zero and @ appears.
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Preparation
14
MN Notes on cassettes
* Any standard cassette can be used, but the optional Sony leaderless cassette
DC-60 or DC-90 is recommended. The use of the chromium dioxide or metal type of
cassette is not advisable.
* Choose a cassette of suitable length. Recording time of each side of these cassettes
(at 4.8 cm/s) is as follows:
DC-60 Approx. 30 minutes
DC-90 Approx. 45 minutes
* We do not recommend the use of cassettes with a running time of longer than
90 minutes.
* The letter A on the Sony cassette is embossed to help you distinguish that side of
the cassette in a dimly lit area.
To prevent accidental erasure
When the BM-88 is operated in record mode, previous recordings are automatically
erased.
For this reason, cassettes incorporate a safety device to prevent accidental erasure.
When the small tabs at the rear of a cassette are broken out, an interlock on the
BM-88 will be activated, preventing recording.
To protect side A recording, break out the tab of that side.
For the protection of side B, break out the tab of that side.
When the cassette is installed for telephone recording with the tabs broken out, the
TEL REC button does not operate.
When the cassette is installed for dictating with the tabs broken out, recording
cannot be attempted, but the alarm sound is heard.
tab of side A
Remove the 3
‹ Plastic tape
broken tab.
To reuse a cassette for recording after the tabs have been removed, simply cover
each slot with a small piece of plastic tape. Do not stick any material on any part of
the cassette except the circled portions, as shown.
Dictation (BM-88 only)
To use the unit as a dictating machine, connect the HU-80 hand control unit (not supplied).
For connection, see page @.
Operation
„———— Microphone
DICT lamp
SEC 2
FWD SPACE
4 Function selector
* DICT (dictation)
* STOP
* LISTEN
eB. SPACE
LTR
\———Hand speaker
1 3
HU-80 (not supplied)
Set STANDBY/ON to ON.
Insert a cassette. (See page @.)
Set TAPE SPEED to the desired tape speed, 4.8 or 2.4 (cm/sec.).
5 N =
Set the function selector to DICT.
Recording starts. Speak into the microphone.
DICT appears on the display window.
The DICT lamp on the hand control unit lights up and REC/ERASE lamp
on the BM-88 blinks when the microphone picks up sound.
To stop the tape
Set the function selector to STOP.
Keep the HU-80 away from the BM-88 during recording.
If not, noise may be recorded.
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Dictation (BM-88 only)
Digital Counter
The number of instructions
recorded increases by one every
time SEC is pressed.
When the SEC button is pressed,
the number blinks for about 3
seconds and then stops blinking.
Time counter: Total recorded time
of dictation in
minutes
RESET
| | To switch the counter to time or
tape indication, keep the RESET
button pressed for more than two
seconds.
Tape counter: Numerical reference
for recording and
listening.
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LTR * SEC ** TOTAL > UNIT
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The number of documents
recorded increases by one every
time LTR is pressed.
When the LTR button is pressed,
the number blinks for about 3
seconds and then stops blinking.
10
Recorded time of each document
in minutes
Ш To set the digital counter to zero
We recommend that you press the RESET button before starting dictation.
Keep the RESET button pressed for more than 0.5 second to reset the LTR (document),
SEC (special instruction), TOTAL (time/tape) and UNIT (time) counters to zero.
с TOTAL ; UNIT
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HE To reset the TOTAL (time/tape) counter to zero tape counter
When the RESET button is pressed for more than 2 seconds in the tape stop mode, the
TOTAL (time/tape) counter changes to 000 and functions as a tape counter.
TOTAL
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ad
-
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A,
)
A,
)
An,
H To reset the TOTAL (time/tape) counter to zero time counter
Keep the RESET button pressed for more than 2 seconds.
RESE
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| 2 nr
ME m
The TOTAL (time/tape) counter and the UNIT time counter indicate the approximate time of
the recorded material.
e The time counters are normally within plus or minus two minutes of the actual time when
using a DC-90 cassette.
e In case a cassette other than DC-60 and DC-90 is used, the time counter reading may
differ to a larger extent from the actual time.
* The tape counter is switched to the time counter when the SCAN button is pressed.
e The numbers on the digital counter are memorized even when the STANDBY /ON switch
is turned off.
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Dictation (BM-88 only)
Convenient Functions
18
E To record LTR (letter) and SEC (secretary) signals
You can record electronic index signals on the tape while the unit is set in recording
(dictation), telephone recording, stop or playback (with the HU-80) mode.
LTR (letter = end of document) signal: Record at the end of each document.
SEC (secretary = special instructions to secretary) signal: Record before giving instructions
to the secretary.
When the AUTO STOP function (page @) is activated (AUTO STOP: ON), the tape
automatically stops at each index signal when it is rewound, rapidly advanced or scanned.
Documents and instructions can be located without the user's having to listen to the entire
tape.
Before dictating, press RESET to reset the counters
to zero.
To record the LTR signal LTR button ===
Press LTR on the HU-80.
Each time the button is pressed, the number on the
LTR (document) counter increases by one. The
number of the UNIT counter is cleared. (0.0 M)
To record the SEC signal
Press SEC on the HU-80.
Each time the button is pressed, the number on the
SEC (special instruction) counter increases by one.
When the LTR or SEC signal is recorded, the number on the counter blinks and then lights
up. Up to nine signals each can be recorded on each side of a cassette. If more than nine
signals are recorded, “E” appears in the counter display.
e The LTR or the SEC signal should be recorded with the intervals of more than 6 seconds.
e Playback sound is muted when either the LTR or SEC button is pressed.
e |f either the LTR or SEC button is pressed while turning on the SPEED CONTROL
selector, the tape will run at normal tape speed.
e While playing back, if either the LTR or SEC button is pressed to record the index signal
on the previously recorded LTR or SEC signal by mistake, a beep tone is heard and the
index signal cannot be recorded.
E Record-end function
You can easily find the end of the last recorded segment on the tape. This function enables
you to continue recording from the point where you left off.
to B. SPACE
1 Rewind the tape a little.
2 Press pp FF (FWD SPACE).
The tape will rapidly advance and stop at the end of the last recorded segment. At the end
of the last recording, a long beep tone is heard and REC END blinks for approx. 3 seconds
on the display window and then, disappears.
If the unit is set in record mode by mistake, immediately stop the recording. The record-end
function does not operate if the recorded material is shorter than a second.
e Once the cassette is ejected or the STANDBY/ON switch is set to STANDBY, the record-
end memory is cleared and the record-end function does not operate.
Recording time
Possible recording times of each side of cassettes are as follows.
TAPE SPEED selector
Cassette
4.8 2.4
Sony DC-60 30 minutes 60 minutes
Sony DC-90 45 minutes 90 minutes
HB Monitoring while dictating
The recording can be monitored through earphones. Connect a Sony DE-35, DE-36 or
MDR-U10M earphones (not supplied) to the EARPHONE jack located on the left side of the
unit. Adjust VOLUME if required.
Earphone
(not supplied)
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Dictation (BM-88 only)
B Quick reviewing (playback)/correcting the dictated material
You can easily listen to the dictated material and correct it if required.
Keep the function selector of the HU-80 pressed down toward B. SPACE to rewind the
tape.
2 Release the selector. Playback of the dictation begins.
When the reviewing is completed, set the function selector to DICT to proceed with the
dictation.
B. SPACE
For fast winding of the tape, keep the FWD SPACE button of the HU-80 pressed until the
desired portion is reached.
M When you have finished dictating
Hand the cassette to your secretary without rewinding the tape.
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Tips for More Efficient Dictation
Before you start dictation
» Organize your thoughts.
e Make notes or an outline of what you want to dictate.
Check that the cassette is erased. (See page @.)
When you dictate
* Identify yourself. (Name, department, phone number)
e Indicate the type of dictation. (Memo, letter, etc.)
* Give transcribing instructions. (Type of stationery, number of copies and who they are
for, envelopes, etc.)
e Specify distribution (Names, addresses, etc.)
During dictation
e Relax and speak clearly, at normal speed.
e Short sentences are best.
e Include punctuation.
e Spell difficult or unusual words.
e Correct your mistakes. (Review and redictate, or use SEC signal to alert the
transcriptionist of changes or corrections.)
e At the end of each document, record an LTR signal.
21
Transcription (BM-77/BM-88)
To use the unit as a transcribing machine, connect the FS-75 foot control unit (not supplied).
For connection, see page @.
Operation
22
Fast forward
7
Start/Stop (Listen)
Set STANDBY/ON to ON.
Insert a cassette. (See page @.)
Set SPEAKER to BUILT-IN. (BM-88 only)
Set AUTO STOP to OFF. (See page @.)
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Set TAPE SPEED to the same tape speed as that used for
recording (dictation).
To stop the tape
Release the pedal.
To rewind the tape
Keep the left side of the FS-75 pedal depressed.
To rapidiy advance the tape
Keep the center top of the FS-75 pedal depressed.
6 To check the recorded material by using the SCAN function:
Press SCAN for a second.
SCAN and REMAINING appear on the display and the tape starts to be
rewound.
When the tape reaches the beginning of the dictated material, a beep tone is
heard and the unit automatically shuts off. When the tape is completely
rewound, the total dictated time and the recorded time of the first document
are displayed. The numbers of documents and special instructions recorded
on the tape are also displayed on the display.
LINIT
Disappears when th
unit shuts off. NT "
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While REMAINING is displayed, the numbers on the When the tape reaches
display window indicate the amount of tape left. This the tape top, this mark
is convenient to know the remaining amount of blinks while a long beep
dictation when transcribing. tone is heard and then
While REMAINING is displayed, dictating, telephone lights up.
recording and recording of LTR and SEC signals
cannot be performed.
Press RESET or the eject button. REMAINING will
disappear.
The above example of the counter indicates that the cassette has
2 documents and 3 special instructions. Total recorded time of the dictation
is approx. 5.4 minutes and the recorded time of the first document is approx.
2.1 minutes.
* To stop scanning, press STOP.
* When the AUTO STOP switch is set to ON, the tape automatically stops at
each electronic index signal previously recorded on the tape while
scanning. This is convenient to locate the beginning of each document or
special instruction.
* To restart scanning after it is stopped at the electronic index signal, press
the SCAN or REW button.
7 Keep the right side of the FS-75 pedal depressed to listen to the tape.
8 Adjust VOLUME and TONE.
As to the display window, refer to page @.
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Transcription
Notes on the time counter
While REMAINING is displayed (in scanning mode or in rewind mode after scanning)
and the unit is stopped automatically when the LTR signal is detected, the number on
the UNIT counter will be reset to 0.0 M after blinking for about 3 seconds to read the
amount of the document.
Scan-top function
When the tape is advanced rapidly (in fast forward mode after scanning) while
REMAINING is displayed, the tape will stop automatically at the portion from which the
scanning was started. In this case, a beep tone is heard and the — (minus) mark on the
TOTAL counter blinks for about 3 seconds and then stops blinking.
Convenient Functions
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E AUTO STOP function
With the AUTO STOP function, recorded documents and instructions can be located without
the user's having to listen to the entire tape.
This function activates only in rewind, fast forward or scanning mode.
When the AUTO STOP switch is set to ON, the tape automatically stops at each:
electronic index signal previously recorded on the tape. (See “To record LTR and SEC
signals” on page @.)
When an LTR signal is detected, the LTR document counter number increases or
decreases and blinks for approximately 3 seconds, and a beep tone is heard. The tape
stops automatically. The UNIT counter is set to 0.0 Mor indicates the recorded time of
the next document.
When the SEC signal is detected, the special instruction counter number increases or
decreases and blinks for approximately 3 seconds, and a beep tone is heard. The tape
stops automatically.
When the AUTO STOP switch is set to OFF, the numbers on the LTR (document) and
SEC (special instruction) counters increase or decrease and blink when an LTR or SEC
signal is detected, but the tape does not stop.
The tape does not stop at the LTR or the SEC signal even if the AUTO STOP switch is set
to ON while the FF or REW button is continuously depressed.
M Speed control (BM-77)
Set the SPEED CONTROL selector* to ON to
adjust the SPEED control. The tape can be
played back at a speed faster than normal. Set
the SPEED CONTROL selector to OFF to
transcribe the dictated material at the normal
speed.
* Tape speed can be changed in the range or
approximately — 20% to +80% with the use of the
SPEED control.
BM-77
SPEED
SPEED CONTROL
E VSC (Variable Speech Control) (BM-88) BM-88
The tape can be played back at a speed faster | N
than normal without distorting the voice. Set
the SPEED CONTROL selector* to VSC and | +I +
adjust both the SPEED and PITCH controls. |
Set the SPEED CONTROL selector to ON to ——
adjust the SPEED control only. Be |
When the SPEED CONTROL switch is set to — vsc VSC
OFF, the tape moves at the normal speed SPEED PITCH
regardless of the position of the SPEED and
PITCH controls.
SPEED CONTROL
* Tape speed can be changed in the range or
approximately — 20% to + 80% with the use of the
SPEED control.
B Auto backspace function
This control operates only when the FS-75 foot control unit is connected.
With the use of the REVERSE TIME control, the tape is rewound a little each time it is
stopped. Then, the last few recorded words can be reviewed when you resume listening.
Adjust the REVERSE TIME control to determine the length of tape to be rewound.
At “9” position, the tape is rewound so that the dictated material can be reviewed for about
5 seconds. At “0” position, the tape stops without being rewound at all.
у —
BM-77 Stops at this point.
Playback NU
9 | BM-88 Y
7 Ш REVERSE TIME ; т ое
5 [- 8 a ap
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approx. 5 seconds.
REVERSE playback
Next playback will start from this point.
Ч
BM-77 Stops at this point
Playback nn
9 BM-88 | y
6 REVERSE TIME Tape
0 playback
J
Next playback will start from this point.
Set the REVERSE TIME control to the desired position and keep the right side of the pedal
depressed to listen to the tape.
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Transcription
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EM Tape transport operation
BM-77 — HU-80
BM-88 | (юг ВМ-88 от) FS-78
Rewind Press qa REW. Keep the function selector] Keep the left side of the
pressed down toward pedal depressed.
B. SPACE.
Stop Press NM STOP. Set the function selector | Release the pedal.
to STOP.
Listen Press >» LISTEN. Set the function selector | Keep the right side of the
to LISTEN. pedal depressed.
Fast Press pp FF. Keep the FWD SPACE Keep the top center of
forward button pressed. the pedal depressed.
* When a button is pressed while detecting the index signal during playback, the switching
time of the operation modes may be delayed.
* When a music cassette or a monaural cassette is played back or wound rapidly (in fast
forward or rewind mode), the switching time of the operation modes may be delayed. In
this case, set the unit to the Electronic “Index OFF” mode. (See page @).
E Private listening
Connect a Sony DE-35, DE-36 or MOR-U10M earphones (not supplied) to the EARPHONE
jack.
The sound will be heard through the earphones and speaker sound will be disconnected.
B Selecting the speaker (BM-88 only)
You can listen to the dictated material through the built-in speaker or the speaker on the
HU-80 by switching the SPEAKER selector to BUILT-IN or HAND.
SPEAKER
BUILT-IN HAND
* E-INDEX signal of the Sony conventional models BM-12, BM-17, BM-18 and so on
corresponds to the LTR signal of the models BM-77 and BM-88.
* LTR/SEC signals and E-INDEX signal do not correspond to the cue signals used for
consumer type tape recorder.
Tips on Transcription
* Before typing, check the recorded time of the dictation and the number of LTR
and SEC signals recorded on the cassette using the SCAN function.
* Erase the tape when transcription is finished.
The recording can be erased rapidly.
REC/ERASE
чо ВЫ
m STOP |
1 Insert the cassette with the side to be erased up.
Be sure not to rewind the tape after transcribing. The end portion of the
dictated material to be erased should be positioned at the recording head.
2 Keep ERASE pressed and then press «q REW.
The REC/ERASE lamp lights up (BM-88 only) and ERASE appears on
the display window. The portion of the tape being rewound is erased.
[ERASE] LTR SECO TOTAL UNIT
|
nm mm mr mim
Et Ebo; Lat, fold y
Me
Lod | MAN ERASE
To stop the tape
Press @ STOP.
For easier and quicker erasure of the entire cassette, use Sony BE-9H cassette eraser
(not supplied).
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Alarm System
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An alarm sounds and an indication appears on the display window in the following situations.
Alarm system
Situation
To release alarm system
When you press a
button,
Blinks.
e No cassette is inserted.
* The cassette's safety tabs have
been removed.
First, release the button, then
e Insert a cassette.
e Insert a new cassette or cover
the safety slot.
The unit shuts off.
Blinks.
End of tape
The tape is torn
Rewind the tape.
Insert a new cassette.
When you press a
button,
Beep
U
REMAINING
Blinks.
When you attempt to record while
REMAINING is displayed.
(BM-88 oniy)
Clear the REMAINING mark by
pressing the RESET or eject
button.
While recording,
(Beeplf(Beep
Blinks.
Л
Approx. 3 minutes before the end
of tape while recording.
(BM-88 only)
Press p» LISTEN to stop alarm
sound.
Stop recording and insert a new
cassette.
The unit shuts off
during FF mode.
Beep
Blinks
End of recording.
(BM-88 only)
The REC END disappears and
alarm stops automatically when
about 3 seconds have passed.
“E” appears.
The number of LTR or SEC signal
exceeds 9.
Do not press LTR or SEC button
more than 9 times.
Alarm system
| Situation
To release alarm system
The unit shuts off
during FF mode.
The — (minus)
mark on the
TOTAL counter
blinks.
While REMAINING is displayed,
the unit is rapidly advanced and
automatically stopped at the
portion from which the scanning
was started.
The minus mark stops blinking
and lights up automatically when
about 3 seconds have passed.
The unit shuts off.
Number of LTR or
SEC blinks.
Either LTR of SEC are detected
while the tape is wound rapidly (in
fast forward, rewind or scanning
mode) and the AUTO STOP
switch is set to ON.
The number of LTR or SEC stops
blinking and lights up
automatically when about
3 seconds have passed.
Either the LTR or
SEC buttons are
pressed while
playing back the
tape,
Either the LTR or SEC signals are
detected on the tape.
(BM-88 only)
Release the button.
Play back the tape continuously
for more than 6 seconds and
then, press the button again.
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Examples of Dictation and Transcription
Example of Dictation (BM-88 only)
| Set the function selector of the HU-80 to DICT. |
Press SEC. TAN An) an
A tal ty Licht m | Li)
“This is a letter. Type it up and send it by
express.”
“Today's date is August 17, 1990. Blinks for approx. 3 seconds and stops
This letter is for Mr. Alan R. Jefferson blinking.
Pyrene House, Sunbury on Thames,
Middlesex, TW16 7AT, U.K.
Dear Sir,
We received your order for”
<b
LIL,
“under line T
POI-L-5049-D3581"°, “quantity 270,000 today.
Shipment can be made within two weeks by Air.
Please accept our thanks for your order.
Faithfully yours,
TOTAL UNIT
oo; ms |
LAs wu Ltd vw | BD
Blinks for approx. 3 seconds and stops
blinking.
John S. Smith This number is reset to 0.0 when the
Sales Manager LTR button is pressed and increases
U.K.G. Ltd.” until the LTR button is pressed again.
JL
JL
| Set the function selector of the HU-80 to STOP. | ond stops ena seconds
Example of Transcription
| Insert the cassette. |
It
| Set AUTO STOP to OFF. |
It
| Press SCAN. |
The unit automatically shuts off when the tape
reaches the tape top.
rm nm Tr mr
A | Li MA Au Liat uw
| LTR SEC TOTAL UNIT
TOTAL
|
le 1 м |
REMAINING
The counter indicates the total amount of When the tape reaches the beginning, SCAN
dictation. disappears and the blinks for about
Mm 3 seconds and then stops blinking.
Keep the right side of the FS-75 pedal
depressed.
Tape playback starts.
JL
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Mr. Alan R. Jefferson
Dear Sir,
by Air.
JSS/hh
IL
Pyrene House, Sunbury on Thames,
Middlesex, TW16 7AT, U.K.
We received your order for POI-L-5049-D3581, quantity
270,000 today. Shipment can be made within two weeks
Please accept our thanks for your order.
Blinks for approx. 3 seconds
and stops blinking.
{ №
| 17, 1990 i
Blinks for about 3 seconds and
then stops blinking.
TOTAL UMIT ;
" + |!
пб Lie 3 à 1
J
Faithfully yours,
John S. Smith
Sales Manager ps
U.K. G. Ltd. E
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Qc
Blinks for approx. 3 seconds
and stops blinking.
mm
Levi M
Displays the recorded time of the next
document each time the number on the
LTR counter decreases.
Stop the tape when the transcription is finished.
If desired, keep ERASE pressed and then, press «<< REW to erase the cassette.
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Other Convenient Functions
Transcribing a Microcassette
With Sony MA-50 microcassette adaptor (not supplied), transcription from a
microcassette is possible.
1 Press the eject button to open the cassette compartment and
press the cassette holder in the direction of the arrow to
further open the compartment.
N
Install the MA-50 microcassette adaptor in the cassette
compartment.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of the MA-50.
Insert a microcassette in the MA-50.
Close the cassette holder firmly toward the MA-50.
Set TAPE SPEED of the BM-77/BM-88 to 4.8.
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Set the tape speed of the MA-50 to 2.4 or 1.2.
Turn on the MA-50.
While using the MA-50, the counters do not work.
When the MA-50 is not used
Remove it.
To remove the MA-50
Lift it up.
e Turn off the MA-50 when it is inserted or removed from the unit, or when the
microcassette is wound rapidly (in fast forward or rewind mode).
¢ As to the insertion and removal of microcassette, refer to the instruction manual of the
MA-50.
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Telephone Recording (BM-88 only)
To record telephone conversation, connect the optional TL-2 message coupler* to
the TELEPHONE PICKUP jack. For further details, refer to the instruction manual of
the message coupler.
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Rear |
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* The TL-2 message coupler cannot be used on some telephones.
Set STANDBY/ON to ON.
Insert a cassette.
Set TAPE SPEED to the desired tape speed.
> N —
Keep TEL REC pressed for more than a second.
Telephone recording begins. REC/ERASE lamp flickers and TEL appears
on the display window.
(|r al,
LTR SEC TOTAL UNIT
Ur ; mi e.
(IL Lt | Llu CO | ZEN ERASE
To stop the tape
Press № STOP.
At the beginning of telephone recording
LTR signal is automatically recorded.
While the LTR signal is being recorded (for about 3 seconds), the unit cannot be stopped
even though STOP button is pressed.
During telephone recording
Only the LTR, SEC and STOP buttons are operative.
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Other Convenient Functions
Transcribing a cassette recorded with a dictator other than Sony’s
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If you transcribe a cassette which was not recorded using a Sony Professional Dictating
Machine, set the unit to the Electronic “Index OFF” mode.
RESET
STOP
In the tape stop mode, keep both RESET and STOP pressed for more than 2 seconds.
Only the TOTAL counter is displayed and the number is reset to “07. The unit is in the
Electronic “Index OFF” mode.
E To return the unit to the Electronic “Index ON”? mode
Change the mode by following the procedure above.
E To switch the counter to time or tape indication
See page @.
* In the Electronic “Index OFF” mode
—the LTR or the SEC signal is not recorded even if you press the LTR or SEC button.
—the AUTO STOP function does not work even if the AUTO STOP switch is set to “ON”.
* If you play back in the Electronic “index ON” mode and the cassette is either a music
cassette or one which was not recorded using a Sony Professional Dictating Machine
(BM-12, 17, 18, 75, 80, 88 etc.), neither the operation buttons, the counters nor the auto
backspace function will work correctly.
Maintenance
a Cleaning the heads
To produce optimum sound, clean the tape heads after every 10 hours of use.
First, disconnect the AC power adaptor. Moisten a cotton swab or a soft cloth with alcohol,
and wipe the parts shown below.
Г Record/playback Capstan
head (BM-88) |
Playback head (BM-77)
L | 1°]
dede
Erase head у
E Cleaning the cabinet
Clean the cabinet with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Never
use strong solvents, such as thinner or benzine, since they may damage the finish.
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Specifications
JO
Recording system 4-track 2-channel monaural
(L channel for electronic index signals, R channel for sound signals)
Tape speed 4.8 cm/s (17/gin./s), 2.4 cm/s (15/1 in./s)
Fast winding time Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. with Sony cassette DC-90
Frequency response 200-5,000 Hz (at 2.4 cm/s)
200-8,000 Hz (at 4.8 cm/s)
Speaker Approx. 5.7 cm (21/4 inches) dia.
Power output 350 mW (at 10% distortion)
Input TELEPHONE PICKUP (minijack) (BM-88 only)
Sensitivity 0.2 mV |
Input impedance 10 kohms
Output EARPHONE (minijack)
for 8-300-ohm earphones
CONTROL UNIT connector
for HU-80 or FS-75
Power requirements 9V DC
DC IN 9 V jack accepts the supplied AC power adaptor for use on
120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption 14 W (with the supplied AC power adaptor)
Dimensions Approx. 200 x 70 x 245 mm (w/h/d) (77/8 x 27/5 x 93/4 inches)
including projecting parts and controls
Weight Approx. 1.2 kg (2 Ib 11 07)
Supplied accessory AC power adaptor (1)
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
Optional Accessories
Hand control unit HU-80
Foot control unit FS-75
Earphone DE-35, DE-36
Headphones MDR-U10M
Message coupler TL-2
Cassette eraser BE-9H
Microcasette adaptor MA-50
Your dealer may not handle some of the above listed optional accessories. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information about the optional accessories available in your country.
Troubleshooting Guide
Should any problem occur, conduct the following simple tests to determine whether or not
servicing is required. If the problem persists after you have conducted these tests, consult
the nearest Sony Dictation Systems dealer.
The unit does not operate.
* The AC power adaptor is not plugged into a wall outlet.
* The STANDBY/ON switch is set to STANDBY.
No sound from the built-in speaker
* The SPEAKER selector is set to HAND. (BM-88)
* The VOLUME control is set in the MIN position.
* An earphone is plugged in.
* The cassette holder is not fully closed when the MA-50 is used.
The tape speed is too fast or too slow.
* The SPEED (BM-77) or VSC SPEED (BM-88) control is set incorrectiy.
* The SPEED CONTROL switch is set to ON or VSC (BM-88).
The tape stops in the rewind or fast forward mode and the alarm sounds.
* The AUTO STOP switch is set to ON and a tape with electronic index signal recorded is
used.
* The entire tape has been wound.
* The end of recording is reached while the tape is rapidly advanced. (BM-88) (See page @.)
* The tape stops at the scan-top position while the tape is rapidly advanced and
REMAINING is displayed. (See page €.)
Recording functions (Dict, Erase, Telephone recording, LTR, SEC) do not
activate. (BM-88)
* The tape is completely rewound.
* The cassette tabs have been removed.
* REMAINING is displayed on the counter. Press RESET. (Cassette can be erased while
REMAINING is displayed.)
Sound drop-outs, loss of high frequency sounds, or excessive noise
* The heads are dirty. See “Maintenance”.
Erasing is unsatisfactory.
* The erase head is dirty. See “Maintenance”.
The LTR or SEC signal can not be recorded.
* The unit is in the Electronic “Index OFF” mode. (See page €).
The LTR, SEC or UNIT counter is not indicated.
* The unit is in the Electronic “Index OFF” mode. (See page €).
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Troubleshooting Guide
The LTR, SEC or UNIT counter does not work correctly.
The reverse time of the auto backspace function is not correct.
* A music cassette or a cassette which was not recorded using a Sony Professional
Dictating Machine (BM-12, 17, 18, 75, 80, 88 etc.) is played back in the Electronic “Index
ON” mode. (See page €).
The switching time of the operation modes (STOP, LISTEN, FF or REW) is delayed.
* A music cassette or a cassette which was not recorded using a Sony Professional
Dictating Machine (BM-12, 17, 18, 75, 80, 88 etc.) is played back in the Electronic “Index
ON” mode. (See page €).
* When a button is pressed while detecting electronic index signal during playback.
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