Patron Handbook - Digital Talking Book Machine

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The digital talking book player is used to play audiobooks on cartridges. These players are supplied to eligible patrons.

The player is able to play digital-talking books (DTBs) structured in ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2002, DAISY 2.02, or CEA-2003 formats. The player can play audio files stored as AMR-WB+, MPEG I/Layer 3 (MP3) and RIFFWAV format, either as part of a talking book or as stand-alone audio files.

The user operates the player using a number of buttons located on the top surface.

For the purposed of description, the front of the plaer has the handle and the back of the player houses the AC cord.

Several player functions occur automatically in response to patron actions or inactions. The player automatically powers on and gives an audible greeting when the patron plugs the power cord into a live AC power outlet. When powered on, the player will start or resume the playing of a DTB automatically when the cartridge is in the player. When operating on battery power and not playing a book, the player will turn off after 30 minutes of inactivity.

There are two models of the digital-talking book player, the Standard Model (DS1) and the Advanced Model (DA1).

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