One of the following IR connection methods for your computer: Built-in IrDA transceiver on your computer • PC serial IR pod, purchased from AlphaSmart, Inc. (note that the serial IR pod is not • compatible with Windows Me) USB IR Pod, purchased from AlphaSmart, Inc. (note that the USB IR pod is not •...
Installing AlphaBeam AlphaBeam is available as a download from the AlphaSmart web site, as an application on its own CD, or as a supplemental application on various other AlphaSmart product CDs. For serial IR pod users To install AlphaBeam with a serial IR pod from AlphaSmart: On your computer, locate the serial port and using the illustration shown here, determine whether it requires a 9-pin or 25-pin connector.
• program should launch automatically. If it doesn’t, start Windows Explorer and display the contents of the CD. Insert the AlphaSmart Manager 2 CD into the CD drive on your computer and navigate to • the Extras\AlphaBeam folder. If you downloaded AlphaBeam from the AlphaSmart web site, navigate to the directory •...
AlphaBeam into an application To beam another file, on your AlphaSmart device, switch to the file you want to beam, then repeat steps 3 through 5. Tips on using AlphaBeam If it looks like nothing happened, it might be that AlphaBeam was the active window rather than your application.
Double-click Add a new device, then select Select hardware from a list and click Next. Select Infrared Devices from the list of hardware types. Select ACTiSYS from the list of Manufacturers, then select the ACTiSYS IR-220L Serial Infrared Device. Click Next to accept the default settings and install the software. Select the appropriate serial (COM) port to which the IR pod is connected, then click Finish.
ACT-IR220L as the model number. After installing AlphaBeam, you need to restart the computer. Once the computer restarts, choose Start > Programs > AlphaSmart > AlphaSmart IR Setup to select and test the correct COM port before using AlphaBeam.