Quick Start Guide: The Philips ACC4100 AirBridge Wireless Adapter for the SpeechOne and SpeechMike Premium Air
Wireless dictation has just become more convenient than ever before; SpeechOne and SpeechMike Premium Air users can now seamlessly switch between Mac OS and Windows machines without needing to worry about connectivity via bulky docking stations. The Philips AirBridge Wireless USB Adapter provides a simple yet powerful solution for wireless dictation users looking to use their devices on more than one machine.
Simply connect the Philips AirBridge to your computer via USB and pair either your SpeechOne or SpeechMike Premium Air device to benefit from high quality lossless audio transmission. As your individual settings are saved on the dictation device (SpeechOne/SpeechMike), you are ready to start dictating almost instantly with zero fuss.
Read on for FAQ’s, device requirements and further instructions on how to operate and pair the Philips ACC4100 AirBridge with the SpeechOne or SpeechMike Premium Air…
Philips ACC4100 AirBridge FAQ’s
Q: Do I need to install any new driver software to use the Philips AirBridge with my SpeechOne/SpeechMike Premium Air?
A: Since the AirBridge is fully plug and play you don’t need to install any new driver software to use your SpeechOne/SpeechMike Premium Air with the AirBridge. Only if a firmware upgrade of the AirBridge is needed users should use the latest SpeechControl 4.2 software.
Q: Does automatic reconnect work with my current SpeechOne?
A: No, to use the automatic reconnect feature you need to upgrade your SpeechOne firmware to version 5.22 or later
Q: Can I use my current SpeechMike Premium Air with the Philips AirBridge?
A: Yes, but you need to upgrade your SpeechMike Premium Air firmware to version 4.60 or later.
Q: Will my SpeechOne/SpeechMike Premium Air settings be available on the other computer?
A: Yes, since the settings are stored on the SpeechOne/SpeechMike Premium Air they are automatically applied to any computer to which the device is connected via the AirBridge.
Q: Where do I find a description of how to pair my SpeechMike Premium Air/SpeechOne with the AirBridge?
A: A Quick Start Guide on how to pair your SpeechOne/SpeechMike Premium Air with the Philips AIrBridge will be available in the AirBridge product package.
Q: Do I need to pair my SpeechOne/SpeechMike Premium Air with my Airbridge after I have charged it in the docking station?
A: No, due to the automatic reconnect function a manual pairing operation is not required after an initial pairing has been done previously.
Q: What does it mean if the AirBridge shows a red light?
A: If a constant red light is displayed, the AirBridge does not have any wireless connection with a SpeechMike Premium Air or a SpeechOne.
Q: Can I use my SpeechOne remote control with the Philips AirBridge?
A: No, you can use the SpeechOne remote control when is connected to the SpeechOne docking station.
Q: How can I control the Record function when I use my SpeechOne headset with the AirBridge?
A: When using a SpeechOne with a Philips AirBridge you can start and stop the recording by pressing the scroll wheel headset button.
Pairing Instructions for the Philips ACC4100 AirBridge
To pair your Philips ACC4100 AirBridge with either your SpeechOne headset of SpeechMike Premium Air, follow the instructions below…
1. Make sure that the SpeechMike Premium Air or the SpeechOne is not connected to a docking station (unplug the docking station from the PC).
2. Connect the Philips AirBridge to the PC and press the pairing button for 4 seconds. The connection LED will show an orange flashing light for 10 seconds.
3. Press the assigned button(s) on the corresponding device as described below as long as the connection LED on the AirBridge is flashing orange.
4. As soon as the Philips AirBridge is paired with the device, both connection LEDs will display a green light.
Device Requirements for Philips AirBridge Connectivity
A SpeechMike Premium Air needs to be updated to firmware version 4.60 or later in order to enable the pairing mode (press F1+F2 for 4 seconds) on the device.
By default, a SpeechOne headset can already pair with a Philips AirBridge. However, to enable full functionality (e.g. automatic reconnect) it is highly recommended to upgrade the SpeechOne firmware to version 5.22 or later.
Philips AirBridge Functions Explained
Pairing Button – Press the pairing button on the Philips AirBridge for 4 seconds to start the pairing mode. A SpeechMike Premium Air or a SpeechOne Wireless Dictation Headset in pairing mode will then connect to the AirBridge within a few seconds.
The connection LED displays the current wireless connection status between the Philips AirBridge and the connected Philips Wireless Dictation Decide.
Green: A SpeechMike Premium Air or a SpeechOne is paired and connected.
Orange: A SpeechMike Premium Air or a SpeechOne is paired but no USB communication is possible (e.g. PC is in sleep mode).
Flashing Orange: The Philips AirBridge is in Pairing Mode.
RED: no device connected.