Controls - Standard Digital Player

a picture of the standard digital player, with controls and sockets labeled.

Control buttons used in Standard Digital Player are labelled on the picture above. If you press any of the buttons when there is no book in the player it will identify itself and state its function.

  • Tone Up/Tone Down Buttons - The white bullet-shaped buttons on the left side adjust the voice tone over 11 levels.
  • Power On/Off - The red circular button on the left turns player on and off.
  • RW (rewind) - The triangular white button to the left of the Play/Stop button moves the text backward in increments that are determined by how long button is held down. It will move to the beginning of the text if held down long enough.
  • Play/Stop - The rectangular green button, found above the slot where the digital cartridge is inserted, starts and stops book.
  • Sleep - The crescent-shaped white button above the Play/Stop button turns the player off automatically after set time is reached. You can set the length of time to play in increments of 15 minutes to 1 hour. To cancel, press the Play/Stop button.
  • FF (fast forward) - The triangular white button to the right of the Play/Stop button moves the text forward in increments that are determined by how long the button is held down. It will move to the end of the text if held down long enough.
  • Volume Up/Volume Down - The yellow bullet-shaped buttons controls the volume, providing 15 volume levels up and down. It will indicate when minimum and maximum volumes have been reached.
  • Speed Up/Speed Down - The white bullet-shaped buttons on the right adjust the voice speed, providing 16 levels of speed. It will indicate when minimum and maximum levels have been reached.

In addition to the controls on the top of the player, there are two sockets on the right side of the player.

  • Headphone Socket - The round socket with the green rim located closest to the handle is for headphones. When headphones are plugged in, the player's speaker is disconnected. This port maybe used for external speakers.
  • USB Port - The rectangular socket, which may have a black plastic cover over it, is a USB port. This is where you insert a flash drive (thumb drive) to play books downloaded from BARD.

For more detailed description of the controls see the DTBM overview (Powerpoint slideshow from Library of Congress).

Last Updated: July 28, 2010