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Description
AlphaBeam™ is a software application you install on your computer that lets you beam text from
your IR-capable AlphaSmart device to an IR-capable computer. AlphaBeam sends text using
industry-standard infrared (IrDA®) communications.
This document describes:
Requirements needed to use AlphaBeam
How to install AlphaBeam on your computer, plus any special setup steps needed for your
particular operating system or IR connection method
How to beam text from your AlphaSmart device to your computer
Infrared support for other devices
Troubleshooting
Requirements
PC computer running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP
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
compatible with Windows 95 or Windows NT)
One of the following AlphaSmart devices:
Dana or Dana Wireless
Neo
AlphaSmart 3000 IR (infrared model)
AlphaSmart 2000 IR (infrared model)
AlphaBeam
for PC
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    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 •...

  • Page 2: Installing Alphabeam

    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.

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    • 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 •...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

This manual also for:

As 3000, Dana, Alphabeam

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