|Web-4MTM Reference Manual|
The Web-4M phone supports full-duplex streaming audio communications. The phone is set to run on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP, Solaris, and LINUX.
To make a phone call, select the name of the user you want to call from the Users List on the Control Panel. When a user is selected the Phone icon will unghost. Click [ Phone] to place the call. The phone window (shown below) will appear. If this is the first time you have used the phone, a file will be downloaded to your computer.
To answer the phone click [ Answer] and start talking. If this is the first time you have used the phone, a file will be downloaded to your computer.
Does your computer's hardware support streaming audio? There are many sound cards available. To see if your sound card supports half-duplex (1-way) or full-duplex (2-way) audio, perform the following test.
Your computer should have a volume control program (often found in Accessories). Use the Sound Recorder to record and playback audio to test appropriate microphone and speaker levels. Consult the Windows Help to find out more about volume control (type volume in the Help index)
Feedback from the speakers to the microphone is not uncommon. A headset with earphones and microphone will minimize this effect.
Phone or Audio Conference Sound has Dropouts.
The Phone is designed to work over low bandwidth
networks (28.8 kbs or greater). Occasionally at low bandwidths (during high
network traffic times), audio packets may be dropped causing a disruption
in the audio stream. Normally these are brief and do not significantly compromise
communications. If these dropouts become problematic upgrade to a higher
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