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TOA EV-20R User manual
SOFTWARE INSTRUCTION MANUAL
(Supporting Ver. 5.0 or later)
SOUND REPEATERS
EV-20R
PM-20EV
EV-20A
EV-20S
S-20S
Note
This manual applies to the data transfer software program Version 5.0 or later.
If the different version has already been installed in your PC, a window pops up
and prompts you to select "Repair EV-20PCENG" or "Remove EV-20PCENG"
during the program installation. Be sure to select "Remove EV-20PCENG" to
delete the already installed program, and then reinstall the 5.0 or later version of
the program. (Refer to p. 5.)
How to check the version number
To confirm the software version installed on your PC, click "Help
Information" from the Menu bar.
The following version information screen is displayed.
Version
Thank you for purchasing TOA’s Sound Repeater.
Please carefully follow the instructions in this manual to ensure long, trouble-free use of your equipment.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
.......................................................................... 3
2. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS ....................................................................... 3
3. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ......................................................................... 3
4. CD-ROM FILE CONFIGURATION . ......................................................... 4
5. SOFTWARE PROGRAM INSTALLATION
........................................ 5
6. SOFTWARE STARTUP ................................................................................ 13
7. SCREEN DESCRIPTION ............................................................................. 14
7.1. Sound Repeater Memory Area ............................................................................. 14
7.2. PC Hard Disk Area ............................................................................................... 16
7.3. Wave File Audition Area ....................................................................................... 18
8. USABLE AUDIO DATA ................................................................................. 19
8.1. Sample Data . ....................................................................................................... 19
8.2. Audio Data Creation ............................................................................................ 19
8.3. Linking Wave Files to Create New Files .............................................................. 20
9. AUDIO DATA TRANSFER TO THE SOUND REPEATER ...... 23
9.1. Creating and Writing the Entire Repeater Data ................................................... 23
9.2. Writing Individual Audio Data to the Sound Repeater ......................................... 29
10. RECORDED DATA BACKUP
................................................................ 33
10.1. Entire Repeater Data Backup ............................................................................. 33
10.2. Individual Audio Data Backup ............................................................................ 36
11. BACKED-UP DATA TRANSFER
........................................................ 38
12. CONTROLLING THE SOUND REPEATER .................................. 42
12.1. Playback ............................................................................................................. 42
12.2. Recording (except the EV-20S and S-20S) ....................................................... 43
12.3. Formatting .......................................................................................................... 44
12.4. Activating the EV-20A ....................................................................................... 48
12.5. Initializing the SmartMedia Card (EV-20A only) . ............................................... 49
13. TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................................ 51
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1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The software program described in this manual is a data transfer program used to enable communications
between the TOA Sound Repeater and a computer (PC).
Audio data can be transferred bi-directionally.
For your convenience, the supplied CD-ROM also provides the sample audio data of chime tones and BGM in
the sample data folder.
2. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
• This CD-ROM is not an audio CD-ROM. Do not attempt to use it in an ordinary audio CD player.
• Avoid exposing the CD-ROM to direct sunlight, as data may be lost.
• When the Sound Repeater is in the following operating status, do not switch off its power nor insert or remove
the USB cable. PC operation may stop.
· While the driver software program is being installed.
· While the OS is being activated or terminated.
· During the course of being suspended or resumed.
· While data is being transferred between the Sound Repeater and the PC.
· While the sound source is being written or read.
· While the USB communication indicator is lit.
Because PC operations could also freeze, avoid performing the following:
· Frequent ON and OFF power switching
· Frequent USB cable insertion and detachment
• Be sure to use the installer to install this software program. Never copy the program to the PC.
After installation, never move any of the installed files as doing so may disable the program operation.
• CD-ROM’s sample audio data can only be used with the EV-20R, PM-20EV, EV-20A, EV-20S, and S-20S.
Never use the data with other products. When wishing to use them with other products than specified, contact
your TOA dealer.
3. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The following PC specifications are highly recommended for correct operation of the software program.
Personal Computer
Windows PC (equipped with the USB terminal)
Main Specifications
CPU:
Memory:
Free disk space:
Optical drive:
OS
Windows 7 Professional (32/64-bit)/8.1 Pro (64-bit)/10 Pro (64-bit)
Pentium 4 CPU of 2GHz or greater
Over 2 GB
Over 10 MB (space for audio data storage excluded)
CD-ROM drive
• Pentium is the trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Windows and Windows Vista are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and
other countries.
Note
This software does not support 32-bit Windows 8.1 or 10.
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4. CD-ROM FILE CONFIGURATION
The unit's supplied CD-ROM is configured as follows:
CD-ROM
ReadmeENG.txt
Describes the supplied software's operating
environment requirements and update log data.
Please read this before using the software.
English
Contains the following folders and files in English.
EV20 Software
Instructions for the data transfer software program.
Instruction Manual.pdf *
EV20ENG.msi
Installer program for the data transfer software
program.
Sample data table.pdf *
Shows the contents of sample data.
Sample data
Contains sample chime tone and BGM data.
Driver
Contains the USB driver necessary for USB
connection of the Sound Repeater to a PC.
Japanese
Contains a software program, data, instruction
manual, etc. of Japanese version.
PCs require Japanese OS for the program
operation.
ReadmeJPN.txt
Japanese version of Readme file.
PCs require Japanese OS to read this file.
*‌Acrobat Reader is required to view this file. If Acrobat Reader is not installed in the PC to be used, download
it from the Adobe web site.
Note: Both Adobe and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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5. SOFTWARE PROGRAM INSTALLATION
To use the USB function, install the software programs in the PC.
[When Windows 7 is installed]
Step 1. Start the PC.
Step 2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the PC's CD-ROM drive.
Step 3. Double-click "Start
My Computer
CD-ROM Drive."
Step 4. Select "English" folder and double-click "EV20ENG.msi."
The following screen is displayed on the PC screen.
Note
If any version of the data transfer software program has
already been installed in the PC, the window shown at right
appears.
Select "Remove EV-20PCENG," click the Finish button,
and follow the on-screen instructions to delete the installed
program.
Then, reinstall the program following Step 4 again from the
beginning.
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Step 5. Click the Next button according to the instructions on the screen until the installation is completed.
The Data Transfer Program "EV20man.exe" file has been installed in the designated folder (c:\
ProgramFiles\EV-20PCENG\ by default).
Tips
•The User Account Control dialog at right
may be displayed in the middle of the
installation.
If the dialog appears, click the Yes button
to continue installation.
•The Windows Security dialog at right may
be displayed in the middle of the installation.
If the dialog appears, click the Install
this driver software anyway to continue
installation.
Step 6. Click the Close button.
The screen disappears, completing the software program installation.
A shortcut icon
is created on the desk top.
Then install the USB driver.
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Step 7. Check to be sure that the Sound Repeater’s power is switched OFF.
Step 8. With the supplied USB cable, connect the Repeater’s USB terminal to the USB terminal of the PC or
USB hub.
Step 9. Switch on the Repeater’s power.
The following screen is displayed on the PC screen.
After another few seconds, the following screen is displayed.
Click the close "X" button at the upper right of the screen to complete the driver installation.
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[When Windows 8.1 or 10 is installled]
Step 1. Start the PC.
Step 2. Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the PC's CD-ROM drive.
Step 3. Open the Explorer, then click the CD-ROM drive.
All folders contained in the CD-ROM are displayed.
Step 4. Select "English" folder and double-click "EV20ENG.msi."
The following screen is displayed on the PC screen.
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Note
If any version of the data transfer software program has
already been installed in the PC, the window shown at right
appears.
Select "Remove EV-20PCENG," click the Finish button,
and follow the on-screen instructions to delete the installed
program.
Then, reinstall the program following Step 4 again from the
beginning.
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Step 5. Click the Next button according to the instructions on the screen until the installation is completed.
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The Data Transfer Program “EV20man.exe” file has been installed in the designated folder (c:\
ProgramFiles\EV-20PCENG\ by default).
Tip
The User Account Control dialog at right may
be displayed in the middle of the installation.
If the dialog appears, click the Yes button to
continue installation.
Step 6. Click the Close button.
The screen disappears, completing the software program installation.
A shortcut icon
is created on the desk top.
Then install the USB driver.
Step 7. Check to be sure that the Sound Repeater’s power is switched OFF.
Step 8. With the supplied USB cable, connect the Repeater’s USB terminal to the USB terminal of the PC or
USB hub.
Step 9. Switch on the Repeater’s power.
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Step 10. Right-click the Start button, then click [Device Manager].
The Device Manager is displayed.
Start button
Step 11. Right-click “TOA EV-20 USB-I/F,” then click [Update Driver Software].
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The screen below is displayed.
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Step 12. Click “Browse my computer for driver software.”
The screen below is displayed.
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Step 13. Click the Browse button, then select the Driver folder in the CD-ROM.
Step 14. Click the Next button.
The Driver software update starts.
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Tip
The Windows Security dialog below may be displayed in the middle of the installation.
If the dialog appears, click the Install button to continue installation.
The window below is displayed after the Driver software update is complete.
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Step 15. Click the Close button.
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6. SOFTWARE STARTUP
Note
Install the USB driver and data transfer program in a PC, then connect the PC to the Sound Repeater. For more
information regarding software installation and connections, please refer to the separately supplied instruction
manual.
The data transfer software program can be started by double-clicking on the shortcut icon
created on
the desktop screen during installation. (The data transfer program is located in the "C:\Program Files\EV20PCENG\" folder, unless the designated installation folder was changed during installation.)
Audio data area*
The above screen appears when one EV-20A Sound Repeater is connected to the PC.
The displayed screen differs in the control buttons and the audio data area* depending on the Sound Repeater
model connected.
* The area in which 3 or 4 sets of audio data are written.
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7. SCREEN DESCRIPTION
7.1. Sound Repeater Memory Area
The screen is used to display the Sound Repeater's recorded audio data, save the unit's recorded audio data
to the PC, or delete these data one by one. The Sound Repeater's playback and recording operations can also
be controlled.
(2)
(6)
(3)
(7)
(4)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(1)
(5)
(13)
(14)
(18) (19)
(15)
(16)
(20)
(21)
(17)
(22)
(23)
(1) Model number tab
Displays the Model number of the Sound
Repeater connected to the PC. When the EV-20A
is connected, its ID number is suffixed such as
"EV-20A-1."
If more than one EV-20A is connected, select the
unit you want to handle on the screen by clicking
the corresponding tab.
Note
Up to 16 EV-20A units can be connected to the
PC, while only a single unit can be connected for
other Repeater models.
[Information]
Displays project information.
(2) Project name
Displays the name of the project.
(3) Creator
Displays the creator.
(4) Explanation
Displays the explanatory information about the
project.
(5) Model
Displays the Sound Repeater model number. The
model number is automatically indicated when
the Sound Repeater is connected to the PC.
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[Control]
[Memory Buttons]
The connected Sound Repeater can be remotely
operated by the PC. Displayed buttons differ
according to the Repeater model connected.
Enable the writing or deletion of individual audio data.
(6) PLAY
Plays back selected audio data.
(7) REC (except the EV-20S and S-20S)
Activates the Sound Repeater to make recording
into the selected audio data area. (Refer to p.
14.)
(8) STOP
Stops playback or recording.
(9) Format
Formats the memory or the SmartMedia card
mounted in the Sound Repeater or deletes its
stored data all at once. The SmartMedia card is
formatted exclusively for the Sound Repeater.
Format the card once before using a commercial
SmartMedia card with the Sound Repeater first.
(10) Start (EV-20A only)
Click this button to activate the EV-20A after
making settings or read/write operations on this
software program. (Refer to p. 48.)
Note
Leave the EV-20A's Record/Play Selector Switch
in the right position (playback mode) in advance.
(11) Audio data selection area
The selection buttons differ according to the
connected Repeater model as follows:
• EV20R, EV-20S, and S-20S:
No.1 – 4
• PM-20EV:
Announce, CHIME A, and CHIME B
• EV-20A:
MESSAGE A, MESSAGE B, BGM A, and
BGM B
Three or four sets of audio data can be written
into the audio data area. Click the data selection
button to select the corresponding audio data to
handle.
If no Sound Repeater is connected to the PC,
the four selection buttons appear indicated as
No.1 to No.4. The number of the buttons and
their names depend on the connected Sound
Repeater model. The screen on the previous
page is an example when the Repeater model
is EV-20A.
(12) Initialize Media (EV-20A only)
The SmartMedia card supplied with the EV-20A
or formatted by the Format button (9) can be
used only for the EV-20A. Clicking this button
initializes the SmartMedia card mounted in the
EV-20A to apply to PCs and digital cameras.
(13) Read
Saves selected audio data recorded on the
Sound Repeater to the PC.
(14) Write
Writes audio data stored in the PC to the selected
audio data area in the Sound Repeater.
(15) Clear
Deletes selected audio data recorded on the
Sound Repeater.
(16) Refresh
Recalls and displays (on the Sound Repeater
Memory area) the filenames and information of
all audio data recorded on the Sound Repeater.
(17) Connect
When changing the connection between the
PC and the Sound Repeater while using this
software program, click the Connect button to
reestablish the connection.
[Audio data Information]
Displays relevant Sound Repeater data.
(18) Filename
Displays the filename of the audio data.
(19) Size (KByte)
Displays audio file size in kilobytes.
(20) Size (Sec)
Displays audio file length in seconds.
(21) Comment
Displays comments about the audio data.
(22) Interval
Displays the repeat playback interval between
audio data.
(23) Free space
Indicates the remaining memory capacity of the
Sound Repeater's internal memory or installed
SmartMedia card.
Note
The indicated capacity is approximate for your
reference. Actual capacity may be smaller than
it.
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7.2. PC Hard Disk Area
This screen is used to program or pre-edit audio data to be transferred to the Sound Repeater. Data transfer
and backup are carried out for the entire Repeater data (all audio data and information for individual projects
are processed in a single operation).
(42)
(27)
(24)
(25)
(26)
(40)
(28)
(41)
(33)
(29)
(30)
(34) (35)
(36)
(31)
(37)
(32)
(38)
(39)
About the default destination folder
The default destination folder on the PC's hard disk into which to save the audio data and information differs
depending on the version of the data transfer software (this software program).
Especially, when this software version is updated, note that the destination folder where the existing data is
saved differs from that where the new data will be saved. Move data on the PC as needed.
Default destination folder
• For the software Ver. 4.0 or later
C:\ProgramData\EV-20PCENG\PROJECT\
• For the software Ver. 3.1 or earlier
C:\Program Files\EV-20PC\PROJECT\
Note: See the cover page for checking the version number.
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[Information]
Data regarding the project can be entered and stored.
(24) Project name
The name of the project is entered and displayed.
Up to 128 characters can be entered.
Note
As the project name becomes the folder name,
do not enter any characters that cannot be used
for the folder name.
(25) Creator
The name of the creator is entered and displayed.
Up to 128 characters can be entered. All types of
characters can be used for entry.
(26) Explanation
Explanatory information about the project is
entered and displayed. Up to 256 characters can
be entered. All types of characters can be used
for entry.
(27) Model
Displays and selects the Sound Repeater model
number to be used.
[Memory Buttons]
Permit editing of Sound Repeater audio data.
(28) Enter
Programs audio data to be written to the Sound
Repeater.
(29) Delete
Deletes selected programmed audio data.
(30) Open
Reads and displays entire Repeater data (for
individual projects) stored in the PC.
(31) Save
Saves audio data and information being edited
to the PC as a file for entire Repeater data (for
individual projects).
(32) Link wave files
Creates new audio data by linking two audio files
stored in either the PC or the supplied CD-ROM.
(34) Size (KByte)
Displays the audio file size in kilobytes.
(35) Size (Sec)
Displays the audio file length in seconds.
(36) Free space
Indicates the remaining memory capacity
of the Sound Repeater's internal memory or
SmartMedia card.
Note
The indicated capacity is approximate for your
reference. Actual capacity may be smaller than
it.
(37) Comment
Used to display and enter comments about the
audio data. Up to 128 characters can be entered.
All types of characters can be used for entry.
(38) Interval
Sets the repeat playback interval between audio
data. Select the desired interval from the pulldown menu. When the Sound Repeater has a
switch to set the interval, the interval cannot
be set on this screen. In this case, use the
Repeater's interval setting switch.
(39) SmartMedia capacity (EV-20A only)
Select the memory capacity of the SmartMedia
card to be used for the Sound Repeater.
[Miscellaneous]
(40) One-Touch Write [<<] (Center-left of the area
screen)
Writes data contents programmed on the Sound
Repeater's PC Hard Disk area by transferring
them to the Repeater. Written contents are
displayed on the Sound Repeater Memory area.
(41) Backup [>>] (Center-left of the area screen)
Displays the Sound Repeater's recorded
contents by transferring them to the PC Hard
Disk area.
(42) End (Top right of the area screen)
Quits and exits the software program.
Exit] on the toolbar menu also
Selecting [File
performs this operation.
[Programming Status]
Audio data used by the Sound Repeater can be
edited. Comments can also be added to each file.
(33) Filename
Displays the filename of the audio data.
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7.3. Wave File Audition Area
This screen is used to preview the Wave files in the loaded CD-ROM or the PC hard disk.
(44)
(43)
(45)
(46)
(43) Wave file display area
Displays the sample data folder in the supplied
CD-ROM when the CD-ROM is loaded in the PC.
Click the plus sign (+) or double-click on the
folder icon to expand the directory tree.
Drag and drop the displayed files onto the
filename box (18) in the Sound Repeater Memory
area to write, or the filename box (33) in the PC
HDD area to program.
(45) Start audition
The Wave file selected in the Wave file display
area (43) can be previewed on the PC.
(46) Stop audition
Stops audition on the PC.
(44) Select folder
Use this button to select Wave files stored in the
PC hard disk when the supplied CD-ROM is not
loaded in the PC.
Clicking the button displays a dialog box to
designate the folder where Wave files are stored.
Select the folder, then click OK.
The selected folder appears in the Wave file
display area (43).
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8. USABLE AUDIO DATA
The sample audio data contained in the supplied CD-ROM or previously prepared by the customer can be read
and written to the Sound Repeater.
8.1. Sample Data
For your convenience, the CD-ROM provides the sample audio data of chime tones and BGM. Use the sample
data in the [\English\Sample data] folder as required by writing them into the Sound Repeater. You can preview
these sample data on the PC.
Note
CD-ROM’s sample audio data can only be used with the EV-20R, PM-20EV, EV-20A, EV-20S, and S-20S.
Never use the data with other products. When wishing to use them with other products than specified, contact
your TOA dealer.
8.2. Audio Data Creation
Previously prepared customer Wave (.WAV) files can also be used for broadcast. Specifications for Wave files
that can be written to the Sound Repeater are as follows:
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Quantifying number: 16 bits
Mode:
Monaural
Data format:
PCM
Filename:
8.3 format (up to 8 alphanumeric characters/underbar); extension: WAV)
Format:
Wave format
Notes
• The software program has a function to automatically recognize and remove
redundant data in the file header defined by the Broadcast Wave Format (BWF),
the upgraded Wave format. The function, however, may not work for all redundant
data. When creating Wave files, make setting not to add redundant data on your
Wave file edit program.
• Use up to 8 alphanumeric characters/underbar with "WAV" extension for the
filename.
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8.3. Linking Wave Files to Create New Files
New Wave files can be created by using the data transfer software program to link sample audio data or
previously prepared customer Wave files.
Step 1. Click the Link wave files button.
A dialog box is displayed.
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Step 2. Click the Browse button for the "1st file."
A dialog box is displayed.
Step 3. Select the file to link, and click the Open button.
The selected filename is displayed in the"1st file" field.
Step 4. Select the "2nd file" using the same procedure.
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Step 5. Click the Start button.
A dialog box is displayed.
Step 6. Designate the save destination, then enter and save the filename of the linked files.
Note
Up to 8 alphanumeric characters/underbar can be entered as the filename, followed by the ".WAV"
extension.
Step 7. Click the End button.
Tip
Numerous files can be linked together by repeating the above procedure. However, their total time length must
be shortser than the Sound Repeater's maximum recording time.
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9. AUDIO DATA TRANSFER TO THE SOUND REPEATER
9.1. Creating and Writing the Entire Repeater Data
Create the entire Repeater information and audio data (for individual projects) in the PC Hard Disk area, and
transfer the created files to the Sound Repeater Memory area for writing.
Note
In this method, all data are written in a single operation. Be sure to back up files before transfer, especially for
important data that must not be deleted on the Sound Repeater side.
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3
4
10
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Step 1. Select the Repeater model number and enter the project name in the PC Hard Disk area. Also enter
the creator and explanatory comments as required.
Step 2. (EV-20A only) Select the memory capacity of the SmartMedia card to be used.
Step 3. Click the Filename column of the audio data area to be written in the PC Hard Disk area.
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Step 4. Click the Enter button.
The dialog box for selecting the save destination is displayed.
Tip
When operating the Enter button a second time or thereafter, the dialog box for opening the file appears
(as shown in Step 7) instead of the dialog box for selecting the save destination, omitting Steps 4 – 6.
Step 5. Designate the file (EV20.CSV) in which the project information is stored, then click the Save button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Notes
• Be sure to enter the project name. Files cannot be saved if no project name has been entered.
• Do not change the filename (EV20.CSV). Even if changed, the filename will automatically revert to its
default EV20.CSV name before being stored.
Step 6. Click Yes.
A folder with the same name as the project name is created, into which the EV-20.CSV file is stored. A
dialog box is displayed after storage completion.
Note
Do not delete the created file in the folder.
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Step 7. Click the OK button.
A dialog box is displayed.
Step 8. Designate the names of the folder and file containing the audio data to be programmed, then click the
Open button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Step 9. Click Yes.
The programmed audio file is displayed on the PC Hard Disk area.
Note
Two or more audio data with the same filename cannot be programmed. Change filenames before
programming.
Tip
Programming into an audio data area with a previously programmed data replaces the original data
with new one.
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Step 10. Enter information in the Comment column as required.
Step 11. Click the Interval pull-down menu to select the repeat interval as required. (Only the Sound Repeater
without an interval setting function)
Tips
• The term "Interval" refers to the repeat plyaback interval that represents the time between the end
of the previous audio data and the start of the next audio data. Set delay times* are not added to the
repeat interval.
* Not all Sound Repeaters have this delay time setting function.
• The repeat interval is factory-preset to "no repeat."
Interval Settings
no repeat (Factory-preset position)
0 sec
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
1 min
5 min
10 min
30 min
1 hour
Setting Contents
No repeat broadcasts.
Continuous broadcast with no intervals.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 5-second pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 10-second pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 30-second pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 1-minute pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 5-minute pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 10-minute pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 30-minute pause.
Broadcasts are repeated after each 1-hour pause.
• To stop repeat broadcasts while in progress, press either the PM-20EV's Play key or the Stop button
on the PC's Sound Repeater Memory area.
Step 12. Repeat Steps 3 – 11 and program the audio data into all desired audio data areas.
Tips
• Audio data can also be programmed by dragging and dropping Wave files in the Filename column.
• To delete a programmed audio data, click the Filename column of the audio data to be deleted and
click the Clear button. A dialog box is then displayed. Click Yes after ensuring that the filename is
correct.
• When programming a second time or thereafter, there is no procedure for designating the folder
save destination. Programmed data are automatically written into the first designated project name
folder.
Note
When the Sound Repeater is EV-20S, 4 audio data can be programmed into it, however, only 3
programmed audio data (No.1 – 3) out of them can be played back depending on the amplifier the
EV-20S is built in.
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Step 13. Click the One-Touch Write button [<<] in the center of the screen.
The confirmation dialog is displayed.
Step 14. Click Yes.
The dialog for designating the save destination is displayed.
Step 15. Designate the save destination and click the Save button.
If the save destination is not changed, programmed data are stored in the folder created in Step 6.
A dialog box is displayed after storage completion.
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Step 16. Click OK.
After the Sound Repeater is formatted, files in the PC Hard Disk area are copied to the Sound Repeater
Memory area and written into the Sound Repeater.
Tip
The time required for a One-Touch data writing, depends on the size of the file to be transferred.
(Transfer time: 3 minutes max.)
A dialog box is displayed on writing completion.
Step 17. Click OK.
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9.2. Writing Individual Audio Data to the Sound Repeater
Specific audio data can be written to or deleted from only the Sound Repeater Memory area if the PC backup
does not need. However, entry into the Comment column cannot be performed in the Sound Repeater memory
area.
Note
Starting the data transfer software program with the Sound Repeater connected to a PC causes the data within
the Repeater to be automatically read and displayed in the Sound Repeater Memory area. If not displayed, click
the Refresh button. The data within the Sound Repeater is read and displayed.
9.2.1. Writing individual audio data
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Step 1. Click the button corresponding to the audio data area to be written into.
Note
When the Sound Repeater is EV-20S, 4 audio data can be written into the audio data area indicated as
No.1 – 4 for this Repeater, however, the No.4 data will not be played back depending on the amplifier
the EV-20S is built in.
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Step 2. Click the Write button.
A dialog box is displayed.
Step 3. Designate the names of the folder and file containing the audio data to be written, then click the Open
button.
A confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Note
Two or more audio data with the same filename cannot be programmed. Change filenames before
programming.
Step 4. Click Yes.
The filename is displayed, and the audio data is written into the Sound Repeater.
Tip
Writing into an audio data area with a previously programmed data replaces the original data with new
one.
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9.2.2. Deleting individual audio data
2
1
Step 1. Click the button corresponding to the audio data to be deleted.
Step 2. Click the Clear button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
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Step 3. Click Yes if the displayed filename is correct.
The audio data recorded on the Sound Repeater is deleted.
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10. RECORDED DATA BACKUP
Data recorded with the Sound Repeater-whether individual audio data or for the entire Repeater unit-can be
backed up by transferring them to a PC.
Note
Starting the data transfer software program with the Sound Repeater connected to a PC causes the data within
the Repeater to be automatically read and displayed in the Sound Repeater Memory area. If not displayed, click
the Refresh button. The data within the Sound Repeater is then read and displayed.
10.1. Entire Repeater Data Backup
After copying entire Repeater information and audio data (for individual projects) to the PC Hard Disk area, save
them to a PC or other external storage media.
1
2
Tip
Audio data recorded with the Sound Repeater are automatically assigned such filenames as "EVTF0001.WAV"
when read into the Sound Repeater Memory area.
Step 1. Enter the project name in the PC Hard Disk area.
Tips
• Project names can be up to 128 characters in length.
• The project name becomes a folder name when saving entire Repeater data.
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Step 2. Click the Backup button [>>] in the center of the screen.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Step 3. Click Yes.
The dialog box for selecting the save destination is displayed.
Note
Be sure to enter the project name. Files cannot be saved if no project name has been entered.
Step 4. Designate the destination to store the file (EV20.CSV) related to the project, then click the Save button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Note
Do not change the filename (EV20.CSV). If changed, the filename will automatically revert to its default
EV20.CSV name before being stored.
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Step 5. Click Yes.
A folder with the same name as the project name is created, into which the EV-20.CSV file is stored. A
dialog box is displayed after storage completion.
Note
Do not delete the created file in the folder nor change the name.
Step 6. Click the OK button.
The Sound Repeater's memory contents are backed up in the created folder and displayed in the PC
Hard Disk area. The project name entered in Step 1 is also used in the Sound Repeater Memory area.
Tip
The time required for file transfer depends on the size of the file to be transferred. (Transfer time: 3
minutes max.)
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10.2. Individual Audio Data Backup
Use the Sound Repeater Memory area to save only Sound Repeater's recorded audio data in files to a PC or
other external storage media.
Step 1. Click the button corresponding to the audio data to be backed up.
2
1
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Step 2. Click the Read button.
The save destination dialog box is displayed.
Step 3. Designate the save destination and save after changing the filename as required.
Note
The filename of the file to be backed up can be changed, however the original filename existing in the
Sound Repeater cannot be changed while in the Sound Repeater Memory area. To change the original
filename, change the filename when reading, then write the file of which filename was changed.
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11. BACKED-UP DATA TRANSFER
Entire Repeater data (for individual projects) that has been backed up to a PC can be transferred again to the
Sound Repeater and reused.
Step 1. Click the Open button.
A dialog box is displayed.
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Step 2. Select the "EV20.CSV" file located in the project name folder to be opened, then click the Open button.
The stored entire Repeater data (for individual projects) is read and displayed on the PC Hard Disk
area.
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Step 3. Click the One-Touch Write button [<<] in the center of the screen.
The dialog box for confirmation is displayed.
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Step 4. Click Yes.
The save destination dialog box is displayed.
Step 5. Designate the save destination and click the Save button.
If no change is made to the save destination, programmed data is stored in the backed up folder.
The dialog box is displayed after storage completion.
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Step 6. Click the OK button.
After the Sound Repeater has been formatted, data in the PC Hard Disk area is copied to the Sound
Repeater Memory area, allowing the data to be written to the Sound Repeater.
Tip
The time required for a One-Touch data writing depends on the size of the file to be transferred.
(Transfer time: 3 minutes max.)
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12. CONTROLLING THE SOUND REPEATER
Sound Repeaters can be remotely operated from a connected PC. (Functions to be controlled are limited.)
12.1. Playback
Recorded contents are activated from the PC and played back. The selected audio data can be individually
played back.
Tip
The PLAY button displayed on the EV-20A screen differs from the unit's hardware play button in operation that
the hardware button plays back "messages" continuously playing "music."
2
3
1
Step 1. Click the button corresponding to the audio data to be played back.
Step 2. Click the Play button.
The selected audio data is played back.
Step 3. To interrupt the playback, click the Stop button.
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12.2. Recording (except the EV-20S and S-20S)
Recordings can be made into selected audio data areas through PC activation. This results in the same
operation as when the Record key on the Sound Repeater is pressed.
2
4
1
Step 1. Click the button corresponding to the audio data are to be recorded into.
Note
If the Repeater is a PM-20EV, CHIME A (pre-announcement chime tone) and CHIME B (postannouncement chime tone) cannot be recorded.
Step 2. Click the Rec button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Step 3. Click Yes. When the Sound Repeater's indicator changes from flashing to steady ON, start recording
from the microphone or connected CD player.
Note
The Sound Repeater's recording operation is the same as when the Repeater's Record key is pressed.
Use the indicator to confirm the start timing of the recording. (In the case of the PM-20EV, timing can
also be confirmed by means of a chime tone.)
Step 4. To stop the recording, click the Stop button.
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12.3. Formatting
Initializes the Sound Repeater's internal memory. Formats the SmartMedia card installed in the Sound Repeater
when the Repeater model uses the SmartMedia card. All audio data are deleted in a single operation. This
operation is identical to the simultaneous deletion performed using the Sound Repeater's key. (All Repeaters
cannot perform this simultaneous deletion.)
Step 1. Click the Format button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Step 2. Click Yes.
All audio data recorded on the Sound Repeater are deleted.
Tips
• The time required for formatting is approximately 40 seconds.
• The Sound Repeater's operation during formatting is the same as when operating the Repeater's
key to delete all audio data in a single operation. (All Repeaters cannot perform this simultaneous
deletion.)
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Step 3. Write the supplied CD-ROM’s sound sources to the unit.
To skip this step, click "No" button in the displayed dialog.
Note
When writing default audio data of sound source (for EV-20R), chime (for PM-20EV), and BGM (for EV20A), insert the supplied CD-ROM into the PC’s CD-ROM drive in advance.
3-1. When the model is EV-20R
A dialog is displayed to ask whether or not a default sound source will be used. Click Yes when using it.
Tip
Write the sound source following the above procedures to restore sound source data to the factorypreset status*1.
*1 MESSAGE 1: sign0010.wav Westminster chime
MESSAGE 2: sign0025.wav Ascending 4-tone chime
MESSAGE 3: sign0020.wav Descending 4-tone chime
The CD-ROM’s sample data folder includes the above audio data.
3-2. When the Repeater model is PM-20EV
A dialog box is displayed to ask whether or not a chime function will be used. Click Yes when using the
chime.
Tip
Formatting deletes chime data as well. Therefore, follow the above procedures to restore chime data
to the factory-preset status*2.
*2 CHIME A (for pre-announcement): sign0025.wav Ascending 4-tone chime
CHIME B (for post-announcement): sign0020.wav Descending 4-tone chime
The CD-ROM's sample data folder includes the above chime tone data.
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3-3. When the model is EV-20A
A dialog box is displayed to ask whether or not a default BGM will be used. Click Yes when using the
BGM.
Tip
Formatting deletes the default BGM as well. Follow the above procedure to restore BGM to the factorypreset status*.
* BGM A: bgm_0001.wav
BGM B: bgm_0002.wav
The CD-ROM's sample data folder includes the above BGM.
The dialog box is displayed.
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Step 4. Click OK.
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12.4. Activating the EV-20A
Click the Start button to activate the EV-20A after making settings or read/write operations on this software
program.
Note
Leave the EV-20A's Record/Play Selector Switch in the right position (playback mode) in advance.
Step 1. Click the Start button.
The EV-20A operates in the status set at the unit.
Tip
The EV-20A operates independently of data selection in the audio data area.
Step 2. To interrupt the unit operation, click STOP.
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12.5. Initializing the SmartMedia Card (EV-20A only)
The SmartMedia card supplied with the EV-20A or formatted by the Format button on this program can be used
only for the EV-20A. Clicking the "Initialize Media" button initializes the card to apply to PCs and digital cameras.
Step 1. Click the Initialize Media button.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
Step 2. Click Start.
The confirmation dialog box is displayed.
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Step 3. Click Yes.
The SmartMedia mounted in the Sound Repeater is initialized.
After initialization completion, the dialog box is displayed.
Step 4. Click OK.
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13. TROUBLESHOOTING
[When audio data cannot be transferred]
Cause
Remedy
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Pull out the USB cable and reinsert it.
Power is not supplied to the Sound Check to ensure that power is being supplied to the Sound
Repeater.
Repeater.
[When files cannot be programmed or written]
Cause
Remedy
The same filename as already saved is Change filenames.
to be used.
[When "Invalid file" indication is displayed]
Cause
Remedy
The Wave files to write do not meet the Change the Wave files to meet the specifications on p. 19.
specifications on p. 19.
[When the USB driver cannot be installed]
Cause
USB cable is not
correctly connected.
PC’s USB disabled.
Remedy
Unplug the USB cable, then reinsert it.
When connecting the Sound Repeater to the PC, if the Step 9 screen for the USB
driver installation is not displayed, the PC may be set to disable USB.
Check PC settings with the following procedure:
Step 1. Select "Start
Control panel" to display all control panel’s items.
Step 2. Click "Hardware and sound
Unknown device
programmed.
Device manager."
Step 3.‌Check to be sure that there is no "!" or "X" symbol in "USB Controller"and
"USB Root Hub." When "!" or "X" symbols are displayed, perform settings so
that USB can be used. For the setting procedure, refer to the PC instruction
manual.
When the driver cannot be correctly installed, the Sound Repeater may be
recognized as an "Unknown Device," making installation impossible thereafter.
Delete "Unknown Device" with the following procedure:
Step 1. Select "Start
Control panel" to display all control panel’s items.
Step 2. Click "Hardware and sound
Device manager."
Step 3. Ensure there is no "Other Device."
Step 4.‌When there is "Other Device," click that tab. If there is "Unknown File"under
the tab, select and delete it.
Step 5. Remove the USB cable and after reinserting it, reinstall the driver.
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