SpeechOne

Use your SpeechOne

Note

Any operations, e.g. recording or configuring your SpeechOne with SpeechControl driver and configuration software, have to be executed with the docking station connected to your computer. Do not connect the SpeechOne directly to the computer via a USB cable for this purpose. Connecting the SpeechOne directly to the computer is only intended for charging the device.

Wearing styles

You can wear the SpeechOne headset on the left or on the right side. Simply rotate the microphone boom by 180 degrees.

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For best wearing comfort, you can wear the headset in the following ways:

Wearing with the headband attachment

To adjust your headset perfectly to your head and achieve the best wearing comfort, you can use the supplied headband attachment.

  1. Rotate the microphone boom if you want to change the wearing side.

  2. Attach one of the two head cushions to the head cushion pad and one to the headband attachment.

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  3. Lengthen or shorten the headband until it fits comfortably.

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    X The speaker should be aligned with the center of your ear.

Classic wearing style

The classic way to wear the headset is without the headband attachment.

  1. Rotate the microphone boom if you want to change the wearing side.

  2. Remove the headband attachment by pulling it up.

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  3. Attach the magnetic ear cushion to the speaker and the magnetic head cushion to the head cushion pad.

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  4. Lengthen or shorten the headband until it fits comfortably.

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    X The ear cushion should rest comfortably over the center of your ear.

  5. X The microphone should be aligned with your mouth.

Wearing with the neckband

  1. Detach the headband from the microphone boom by pulling it up at the junction.

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  2. Attach the neckband to the microphone boom by pressing it down at the junction.

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  3. Pull the neckband over your ears.

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    X The speaker should be aligned with the center of your ear.

Attaching the headband cushion

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Create a recording

Recording and playback of dictations with the SpeechOne requires dictation software such as Philips SpeechExec to be installed on the computer.

For more information on recording with the SpeechOne and the Philips SpeechExec software, download the SpeechExec user manual at www.philips.com/dictation.

For more information on recording with the remote control (PSM6500, PSM6800), see Use the remote control (PSM6500, PSM6800).

Note

  • Make sure that the distance between the SpeechOne and the docking station is not more than 5 meters (16 feet). For more information, see Learn about wireless technology.

  • Make sure the docking station is connected to your computer, otherwise recording is not possible.

  1. Make sure the docking station is connected to your computer.

  2. To start a recording, press the Record button on the docking station once or press the Headset button on the headset once.

  3. To finish a recording, press the Record button on the docking station again or press the Headset button on the headset again.

Note

If you receive a Skype call while you are in a recording session and you accept the call, you need to press the Record button again after finishing the call in order to continue recording.

Skype calls

Your SpeechOne also acts as a Skype headset which you can use to accept incoming Skype calls.

When you receive an incoming Skype call:

X The status light starts flashing red.

X The LED of the Phone button on the docking station glows green.

To accept an incoming Skype call:

  • Press the Phone button on the docking station once

    or

  • Press the Headset button on the headset once.

X Any active recording will be stopped.

X The LEDs of the Phone and the Do-not-disturb buttons on the docking station, and the status light glow red.

To end a Skype call:

  • Press the Phone button on the docking station again

    or

  • Press the Headset button on the headset again.

X The LEDs of the Phone and the Do-not-disturb buttons on the docking station turn off, and the status light glows green.

To reject a Skype call:

  • Press the Phone button on the docking station twice

    or

  • Press the Headset button on the headset twice.

Note

  • To mute the microphone during a Skype call, move the microphone boom to an upright position.

  • If you receive a Skype call while you are in a recording session and you accept the call, you need to press the Record button again after finishing the call in order to continue recording.

Automatically stop recording during Skype calls:

Using the latest firmware (see Upgrading the firmware), you can activate a function to automatically stop recording when you receive calls. To activate this function:

  • Hold the Record button and the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station for 3 seconds.

  • The Record button LED on the docking station lights up green for a short moment.

To turn this function off again:

  • Hold the Record button and the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station for 3 seconds.

  • The Record button LED on the docking station lights up red for a short moment.

Control other applications

Using Speech Control (Philips Device Control Center) you can also control other applications (e.g. Microsoft Teams or Zoom) with your device.

  1. Download and install the latest version of Speech Control (Philips Device Control Center).

  2. Download the desired Application Control Profile from our website.

  3. Start Philips Device Control Center:

    • If the option to start the Philips Device Control Center automatically was selected during installation, open the program by clicking the speechcontrol_systray-icon.png icon in the notification area of the Windows task bar.

    • To manually start the program, open the Windows start menu in Windows and select Philips Speech Control > Philips Device Control Center.

    Note

    Make sure that you're using the latest version of Philips Device Control Center.

  4. Go to the Application control tab.

  5. Click Import and choose the downloaded profile from our website.

Note

You are not limited to pre-defined Application Control Profiles, you can also create your own profiles to further customize the settings according to your needs.

Status light

Use the status light in order to indicate to your colleagues if you are available or busy. This way, you can work more productively due to less interruptions.

Mount the status light on your computer

  1. Turn the status light into the starting position as displayed in the illustration below . Then hold it at the bottom part and pull the upper part in your direction until it reaches a horizontal position.

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  2. Connect the docking station to your computer via the supplied USB cable. Make sure you use the USB port for PC connection marked with usb-connection-icon.png on the docking station. Then connect the status light to the status light port on the docking station.

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  3. Remove the sticker from the magnet on the bottom of the status light.

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  4. Mount the status light either on the side or on the back of your screen.

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Do-not-disturb mode

While you are recording with your SpeechOne, the LED of the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station and the status light automatically glow red indicating that you are not available. However, you can also activate the Do-not-disturb mode whenever you would like to indicate that you are busy.

To turn the Do-not-disturb mode on:

Press the Do-no-disturb button on the docking station once.

X The LED of the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station and the status light glow red.

To turn the Do-not-disturb mode off:

Press the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station again.

X The LED of the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station turns off and the status light glows green.

Note

If you receive a Skype call while you are in a recording session and you accept the call, the status light and the LED of the Do-not-disturb button keep glowing red.

Disable the status light

You can also disable the green status light:

Wear the headset and hold the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station for 3 seconds until you hear a short beep sound.

X Pressing the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station, you can switch the status light to red (do-not-disturb) or turn it off.

To reactivate the green status light:

Wear the headset and hold the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station for 3 seconds until you hear a short beep sound.

X Pressing the Do-not-disturb button on the docking station, you can switch the color of the status light between red or green.

Note

Starting a new recording in SpechExec will still turn the status light to red (do-not-disturb), this is not changed by any of the above settings.

Use the remote control (PSM6500, PSM6800)

If you are a SpeechMike user:

You can use the remote control of the SpeechOne headset just like you use your SpeechMike. The functions of the remote control are exactly the same. You only need to put the SpeechOne headset on, then start and control your recording with the remote control.

If you are not a SpeechMike user:

Download the user manual for SpeechMike Premium Air at www.speechmike.com/premium-air/support.

Hands-free dictating with a Philips foot control

If you connect a Philips foot control, you can control the dictation functions with your foot control to have your hands free for your work.

Note

  • Before you connect the foot control to the docking station, make sure that the docking station is neither connected to the computer nor to the power outlet, as otherwise the foot control might not be detected.

  • Recording and playback of dictations with a Philips foot control requires dictation software such as Philips SpeechExec to be installed on the computer. When third-party dictation software other than Philips SpeechExec is used, driver software must be installed before connecting the SpeechOne and the foot control.

  • For best recording results during hands-free dictation, you will probably have to adjust the recording volume. You can set the recording volume in the audio settings of your recording application, e.g. Philips SpeechExec dictation software or Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software.

To connect a foot control for hands-free dictation:

  1. Connect a Philips ACC2300 series foot control to the docking station of your SpeechOne.

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  2. Connect the docking station to your computer.

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Button assignment of Philips foot controls

Foot control ACC2310 / ACC2320

The Philips foot controls 2310 and 2320 have three pedals. By default, the foot controls 2310 and 2320 have the following configuration:

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ACC2310

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ACC2320

Foot control ACC2330

The Philips foot control 2330 has four pedals. By default, the foot control 2330 has the following configuration:

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ACC2330

Upgrading the firmware

Your device is controlled by an internal program called firmware. As a part of ongoing product maintenance, the firmware is upgraded and errors are corrected.

It is possible that a newer version (an ‘update’) of the firmware has been released since you purchased the device. In this case, you can easily update your device to the latest version.

Use SpeechControl (Philips Device Control Center) to upgrade the firmware of your device. You can download the latest version of the application here: https://www.dictation.philips.com/speechcontrol. Please follow the steps outlined below to upgrade your device.

Note

A firmware upgrade is only possible if the following preconditions are met:

  • At least two battery LEDs on the docking station must be glowing (which means the SpeechOne has at least 2.5 hours battery power left).

  • The SpeechOne is not in Idle mode.

  • Ideally, the SpeechOne is placed on the docking station.

  • There is no recording or playback running.

To upgrade your device:

  1. Connect the docking station to the computer by using the supplied USB cable. Make sure you use the USB port for PC connection marked with usb-connection-icon.png on the docking station. Then place the SpeechOne onto the docking station.

    Note

    Make sure to upgrade your device together with all the accessories you are commonly using, including the docking station (or for some devices the optional remote control). If you are using your device together with the optional Philips AirBridge, make sure to also upgrade any other hardware you are commonly using with your device (e.g. the docking station).

  2. Start Philips Device Control Center:

    • If the option to start the Philips Device Control Center automatically was selected during installation, open the program by clicking the speechcontrol_systray-icon.png icon in the notification area of the Windows task bar.

    • To manually start the program, open the Windows start menu in Windows and select Philips Speech Control > Philips Device Control Center.

    Note

    Make sure that you're using the latest version of Philips Device Control Center.

  3. On the Device tab, click on Firmware upgrade.

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  4. Click on the desired upgrade version from the Available firmware versions list.

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    If the Available firmware versions list is empty, you can also manually check our website for firmware upgrades.

    The latest firmware upgrade for your SpeechOne is available here, where you can download it manually from the website.

    Click the Import button and select the folder with the firmware files to be imported.

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  5. Click the Upgrade button.

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  6. Choose Yes, upgrade the device to install the new firmware.

    • The firmware upgrade takes about 30 seconds.

    • When the firmware upgrade is finished, the SpeechOne and the docking station are shortly disconnected and the button LEDs on the docking station glow orange.

    • The pairing process starts automatically. When the connection is reestablished, the button LEDs on the docking station turn off.

Caution

Do not disconnect the docking station from the computer during the firmware upgrade! This might damage your device.

The following animation shows you an accelerated version of the upgrade process:

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Power down your SpeechOne

If the SpeechOne is not used for more than 6 hours, it automatically turns off to save battery life. You can also power down your SpeechOne manually:

  1. Remove the headset from the docking station.

  2. Hold the Pairing button of your SpeechOne headset for 9 seconds.

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  3. The status LED of your SpeechOne headset is no longer illuminated, indicating that you turned off the device.

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    To turn the device on again, press the Headset button for 2 seconds.

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