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User's Guide WD-370B
WD-370B
User's Guide
This guide contains precautions
and operation methods for use
with this product.
Read the whole guide before using
your product and keep it for later
reference.
Troubleshooting
If you have any problems
with this product, to find a
Page 35
solution see
Version 0
UK ENG

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    User's Guide WD-370B WD-370B User's Guide This guide contains precautions and operation methods for use with this product. Read the whole guide before using your product and keep it for later reference. Troubleshooting If you have any problems Version 0 with this product, to find a UK ENG Page 35...

  • Page 2: Introduction

    1. Introduction Symbols and conventions used in this document We use the following symbols and conventions throughout this User's Guide: Explains precautions that must be observed Important when using this product. Provides supplementary information about Note using this product.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 1. Introduction ...............2 Symbols and conventions used in this document .....2 Names and functions of key components ......5 2. Before using the AiRScouter...........11 How to assemble the AiRScouter ........11 How to wear the AiRScouter ...........14 3. Adjusting the display ............15 Turn the power on ............15 Adjust the position of the Head Display ......15 Adjust the focus of the image..........17...

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    Appendix ................44 The Li-ion Rechargeable Battery........44 Product specification ............47 Requesting repairs ............50...

  • Page 5: Names And Functions Of Key Components

    Names and functions of key components Head Display 1 Focus Adjustment Dial Adjusts the focus of the image on the head display by changing the focal length of the optics (from 30 cm to infinity). 2 Head Display Cable Connects the head display to the control box and transmits power and video signals to the head display.

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    Harness 1 Head Band Attaches the AiRScouter to the user’s head and distributes the weight of the unit. 2 Forehead Pad Cushions the headband and prevents it from slipping down the user’s forehead. 3 Cable Channel Holds the head display cable in place along the head band.

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    Control Box 1 Control Panel Includes control buttons, status LEDs, and a battery level indicator. 2 AC Adapter Port Allows the user to connect the included AC adapter to power the control box, or to recharge the internal battery. 3 SDI Input Port Allows the user to connect the control box to SDI-compatible devices, using a BNC coaxial cable.

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    1 Power Button Press this button to power on the AiRScouter, and press and hold this button for two seconds to power off the AiRScouter (note that the AiRScouter will automatically power off if there is no input from a video source.) 2 Mode Button Press this button to select the zoom mode.

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     LED Indications flashing 1 Display LED (Green) State Name Explanation The AiRScouter is receiving a Display ON compatible video signal from an external device. The control box is processing (Slowly) Operating the video signal. The AiRScouter is not (Quickly) No input receiving a compatible video signal from an external device.

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    4 External Power LED (Orange) When the AC adapter is connected: State Name Explanation The AiRScouter is being Working powered by the AC adapter. The internal battery is being (Slowly) Charging charged by the AC adapter. Charging An error occurred while the (Quickly) error internal battery was charging.

  • Page 11: Before Using The Airscouter

    2. Before using the AiRScouter How to assemble the AiRScouter Ensure the AiRScouter is powered and correctly connected according to the following procedure: Insert the internal battery into the control box: a) Remove the screw from the back of the control box and slide open the cover panel.

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    Pass your belt through the belt loop on the rear of the belt pouch. Attach the control box firmly to your body as shown below. Connect the head display cable from the head display to the head display cable port on the control box.

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    Attach the video input cable to the SDI input port on the control box, and the BNC connector on the other end to the SDI port of an input source. Note The only supported resolutions for input sources are those covered by the HD-SDI standard.

  • Page 14: How To Wear The Airscouter

    How to wear the AiRScouter Place the head band onto the head as shown. The band should be positioned just above the forehead. Note If the head band feels loose or starts to slip down the forehead, it is recommended that you attach the rear band and use it to tighten the fit on your head.

  • Page 15: Adjusting The Display

    3. Adjusting the display Turn the power on Press the power button to turn the AiRScouter on. (The LED under the power button will turn green.) Adjust the position of the Head Display Loosen the ball joints by turning the dials on either end of the flexible arm counter-clockwise.

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    Note If the ball joints become loose after adjusting • the position of the head display, turn the dials on either end of the flexible arm clockwise to fix the head display in place. If you cannot see the full image after adjusting •...

  • Page 17: Adjust The Focus Of The Image

    Adjust the focus of the image Turn the focus adjustment dial to either side until the image on the head display is in focus. The focal length of the optics can be changed from 30 cm to infinity.

  • Page 18: Adjusting The Settings

    4. Adjusting the Settings Adjust brightness Press the brightness button on the control panel to adjust the brightness of the image on the head display. There are five levels of brightness, and each press will increase the brightness by one level. If the button is pressed while at maximum brightness, the brightness will return to the lowest level.

  • Page 19: Enlarge Or Reduce The Size Of The Image

    Note To disable the key lock function, press the mode button and the image rotation button on the control panel simultaneously again. Enlarge or reduce the size of the image Press the mode button to enlarge or reduce the size of the image on the head display.

  • Page 20: Rotate The Image

    Rotate the image Press the image rotation button on the control panel to rotate the image by 180°. Change colour mode Press and hold the brightness button for two seconds to change the head display from full-colour to monochrome. Press and hold the brightness button for two seconds again to return to full-colour mode.

  • Page 21: Attach The Rear Band

    Attach the rear band Press the area highlighted in the image below, and slide the head band cover towards the end of the band to remove it. Slide the loop at one end of the rear band over the attachment post as shown in the illustration, and feed the rear band through the opening at the end of the head...

  • Page 22: Switch The Head Display To Be Viewed With The Right Eye

    Adjust the rear band's length using the slider. Switch the head display to be viewed with the right eye While the AiRScouter is supplied with the head display screen on the left side of the head band, the flexible arm may be switched to allow the head display to be positioned over the right eye instead.

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    Remove the head display cable from the cable channel on the head band, and from the cable channel on the flexible arm. Rotate the dial on the ball joint between the flexible arm and the head band clockwise, until the flexible arm is separated from the head band.

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    Turn the head band over so that the threads of the ball joint face to the other way, and the AiRScouter logos on the head band covers are upside-down. Remove the two head band covers as shown, by pressing the area highlighted in the image below and sliding the cover to the end of the head band.

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    Attach the flexible arm to the head band by lining up the wide end of the flexible arm with the threads on the head band, and rotating the dial on the ball joint clockwise to tighten. Note To increase the stiffness of the arm during operation, you can tighten one or both ball joints by rotating their respective dials clockwise.

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    Note When attaching the head display cable to the flexible arm and head band, ensure that you leave enough slack so that you do not pull the head display cable during adjustment and operation. Connect the head display cable to the control box and press the power button to turn the AiRScouter on.

  • Page 27: Replace The Eyecup

    Replace the Eyecup Depending on your task or environment, you may want to replace the small eyecup attached to the head display with the large eyecup that is included in the box. The large eyecup will isolate your eye and the screen from your working environment.

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    Important Be careful to avoid touching the lens while • changing the eyecup. You may dirty or damage the lens if you touch it. Be careful to align and attach the eyecup • correctly. The eyecup or head display may be damaged if it is incorrectly aligned or forced into place.

  • Page 29: Power Supply

    Power supply Important The AiRScouter can use the following power • supplies: - The AC adapter supplied in the box - The internal battery supplied for use inside the control box - An external battery (for example a third- party USB battery) that supplies a voltage of DC 5 V and a current of at least 1 A If multiple power supplies are connected to •...

  • Page 30: Using An External Battery

    Important You cannot charge the AiRScouter by • connecting it to a computer with a USB cable. If a USB-AC conversion adapter is used as • the external power supply for the AiRScouter, ensure that the adapter supplies a voltage of DC 5 V and a current of at least 1 A.

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    Before connecting an external battery to the control box, ensure that the external battery has been fully charged. (For more information on charging a third-party USB battery, see the battery’s manual.) Connect the Micro-USB B plug of a USB Type-A to Micro- USB B cable to the Micro-USB B port of the control box.

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    The external power LED on the control panel will turn orange when an external battery is connected and supplying power to the AiRScouter. • The external power LED will turn off when the external battery is discharged. • If the internal battery is charged, the system will automatically switch to use the internal battery.

  • Page 33: Maintenance

    5. Maintenance Clean the Lens If the lens becomes smudged or dirty, you may not be able to clearly see the image on the head display. If this occurs, clean the lens as described below. Important Use a soft cloth for cleaning the lens. Never use ethanol, organic solvents, or organic chemicals.

  • Page 34: Clean The Head Band

    Clean the Head Band If the head band pads become dirty, they can be wiped clean with a dry cloth. If this is insufficient to clean the pads, they may be cleaned with ethanol, but take care to prevent any splashing onto the lens. Clean the Control Box Dirt and dust can be removed from the control box by wiping it clean with a dry cloth.

  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    6. Troubleshooting If a problem occurs while you are using this product, resolve it by using the following methods: Problem Check Action Page The screen Is the head Check that the is blank. display cable head display cable connected is connected correctly? correctly, and that the connector is...

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    Problem Check Action Page The screen Is the Check the product is blank. resolution of specification and the input set the resolution of device set to the input device to the input the input resolution resolution of of the AiRScouter. AiRScouter? Is the video Disconnect the...

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    Problem Check Action Page The image Is the video Disconnect the has frozen. input cable cable from the connected control box and the correctly? input device, and then reconnect it. Reset the control box by powering it off and back on again.

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    Problem Check Action Page Is the internal If the internal internal battery battery overheats battery overheating? from continuous cannot use or for any other charge. reason, it cannot charge even when the AC adapter is plugged in (the external power LED flashes quickly).

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    An over-discharged battery cannot be recharged and must be replaced. Contact your Brother dealer for more information about purchasing a replacement battery. Connect the AC internal adapter to the battery...

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    Contact was fully your Brother dealer charged? for more information about purchasing a replacement battery. The edges Has the Adjust the position...

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    Problem Check Action Page Is the focal Turn the focus display length adjustment dial on screen is adjusted the head display blurry. correctly? right and left to adjust the focal length. Is the Press the display brightness set brightness button screen is correctly? to adjust the...

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    If the head band loose when has been over- you are using stretched, it will not the rear band? return to its original shape and may have to be replaced. Contact your Brother dealer for more information on purchasing a replacement part.

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    If, after reading the troubleshooting tips, you are unable to resolve your problem, visit the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com...

  • Page 44: Appendix

    Appendix The Li-ion Rechargeable Battery  Important notes on charging and using the Li-ion Rechargeable Battery • Make sure to completely charge the Li-ion battery before using the AiRScouter. • The Li-ion battery is designed to be charged and used within specific ranges of environmental conditions.

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     Inserting the Li-ion Rechargeable Battery into the Control Box If the Li-ion rechargeable battery was removed, perform the steps listed above in reverse to insert it again.  How to charge the Li-ion Rechargeable Battery The Li-ion rechargeable battery can be charged only by using the included AC adapter.

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     Stopping the charging of the Li-ion Rechargeable Battery To stop the Li-ion rechargeable battery charging, unplug the cable from the AC adapter.

  • Page 47: Product Specification

    Product specification Model Name WD-370B Form Factor Monocular (single eye) Dimensions Head Display Unit 264 mm (H) x 183 mm (W) x 26 mm (D) Control Box 125 mm (H) x 84 mm (W) x Size 29 mm (D) Cable Length Weight Head...

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    Model Name WD-370B Display Resolution 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) Properties Colour 24-bit (16.7 million colours) Reproduc- tion Adjustable Approx. 30 cm - Infinity Focal Length Field of View 25.6° Virtual Approx. 19 in. at 1 m distance Screen Size Operating Temperature 0-40°C (operation) / Environ-...

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    Model Name WD-370B In-Box Components ● Display Unit ● Head Band ● Control Box ● Flexible Arm for right eye ● Flexible Arm for left eye ● Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery ● AC Adapter ● Rear Band ● Cable Clip ●...

  • Page 50: Requesting Repairs

    Part retention period: The minimum part retention time of functional parts for repair of this product is five years from the end of manufacturing (two years for printed materials). For FAQs, troubleshooting and more, visit the Brother Solutions Center at support.brother.com...

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