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March  7, 2002
Voice-Trek VN-3600 and VN-900
Digital Voice Recorders
Compact, light-weight body with a large jogdial and LCD screen for easy operation
IC recorder with high quality mode, also capable of up to 6 hours * continuous recording in long play mode
Voice-Trek VN-3600 Voice-Trek VN-900
Voice-Trek VN-3600 Voice-Trek VN-900
* This news release is only for the Japanese Market.
Summary
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. ( President: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa ) is pleased to announce the new "Voice-Trek VN-3600" and "Voice-Trek VN-900" Digital Voice Recorders. Both units feature compact, light-weight designs with three recording modes: High Quality, Standard Play and Long Play. The VN-3600 offers superb cost performance with a maximum of 6 hours recording time and a variety of convenient functions. The VN-900 is an economically priced entry- model with a maximum of about 90 minutes recording time.
* Only for Voice-Trek VN-3600
The "Voice-Trek VN-3600 / VN-900" are the latest evolution in the popular "VN-180 / VN-90" series. They retain the same functionality lauded in the previous models, but package them in a much smaller, lighter-weight design. With up to 6 hours recording time in Long Play Mode and a new High Quality recording mode, the units offer a substantial boost in both practicality and cost performance. Their compact, economic designs balance simplicity with functionality to create excellent entry-model IC recorders.
Top Features
Up to 6 hours recording in Long Play Mode ( VN-3600 )
High Quality Mode
Large jogdial for easy operations despite the compact, lightweight body
Voice activated recording ( VCVA )
Convenient folder and file management functions
Alarm playback function
Main Features
1. Up to 6 hours recording in Long Play Mode ( VN-3600 )
The VN-3600 can be used in a variety of situations, including meetings and lectures. It records approximately 2 hours 17 minutes in Standard Play Mode, and approximately 6 hours in Long Play Mode. ( See Table 1 )

2. High Quality Mode
In addition to conventional Standard Play and Long Play modes, the VN-3600 and VN-900 also include the same High Quality Mode ( HQ Mode ) as the popular "Voice-Trek V-10." Users can select the best recording mode for the recording environment.

  VN-3600 VN-900
High Quality Mode Approx. 91 minutes Approx. 22 minutes
Standard Play Mode Approx. 137 minutes Approx. 33 minutes
Long Play Mode Approx. 364 minutes Approx. 90 minutes
Recording Time for Voice-Trek VN-3600 and VN-900

3. Large jogdial for easy operations despite the compact, lightweight body
The VN-3600 and VN-900 both comes with a jogdial that puts all of the playback functions ( playback, stop, fast forward, rewind ) on a single button for ease of use despite the compact, lightweight design. These units have footprints about 30% smaller than those of the VN-180 / VN-90, and their rugged metal clips make them easy to carry around in a pocket. Both units have two-color combination designs, the VN-3600 in silver and pearl white, the VN-900 in gray and silver. The acrylic front panel adds a stylish flair.

4. Voice activated recording ( VCVA )
Built-in VCVA ( Variable Control Voice Actuator ) automatically starts recording when a voice is picked up and stop recording one second after the voice stops to conserve memory and battery life, prevent time loss during playback, and allow longer recordings. Unlike tape recorders, there is no time lost while the unit starts up, so virtually nothing of the recording sequence lost.

5. Convenient folder and file management functions
A new C folder joins the A, B and S folders found on earlier models. Each folder holds up to 100 audio files, and recorded files can be moved between A, B and C for easier data management according to use and importance. The S folder organizes files by date, with up to 15 per date ( 100 total ) for convenient recording of daily schedules or progress reports.

6. Alarm playback
The Voice-Trek VN-3600 and VN-900 will sound alarms at preset times. The "message alarm" function allows them to play back a pre-recorded voice or message file if a button is pushed while the alarm sounds ( up to 20 messages can be set ). The "Schedule Alarm" function plays back all of the messages in the S folder set for the current date, enabling the recorders to serve as "voice schedulers."

7. Fast playback and convenient stop functions
Hold the playback button down for one second or more and playback speed will increase by approximately 30% over normal for quick checking of recorded contents and faster playbacks.

The stop function now halts playback at the point at which the button was pressed unlike the VN-180 / VN-90, and allows playback to resume from that point, adding new convenience to the playback of long files.

8. Easy to read LCD display
The display button allows users to select information to be displayed on the LCD display in Stop, Record and Playback modes.
Specifications of
Voice-Trek VN-3600 / VN-900
Recording Format Digital recording in accordance with ADPCM
Recording Medium Built-in flash memory ( VN-3600 : 32MB, VN-900 : 8MB )
Recording Time
VN-3600 :  HQ Mode  Approx. 91 min.
SP Mode  Approx. 137 min.
LP Mode  Approx. 364 min.
VN-900 : HQ Mode Approx. 22 min.
SP Mode Approx. 33 min.
LP Mode Approx. 90 min.
Overall Frequency
Responce
HQ Mode : 300 - 5,800 Hz
SP Mode : 300 - 4,200 Hz
LP Mode : 300 - 1,700 Hz
Folders 4 folders ( A, B, C and Schedule )
Numder of
Message
Max. 100 per folder; Total for 4 folders : max : 400
Fast Playback 30% Faster
Clock Display 12/24 hour display ( switchable )
Time / Date Stamp Year / month / day / hour / minute of the time recording starts.
Display while skipping to the next message.
Alarm Playback Message Alarm : An alarm sounds at the scheduled time for 5 minutes and play back a pre-recorded voice or message file if a button is pushed while the alarm sounds ( up to 20 messages )
Schedule Alarm : An alarm sounds at the scheduled time for 5 minutes and play back all of the messages in the S folder set for the current date, enabling the recorders to serve as "voice schedulers."
Speaker 28 mm-diameter round dynamic speaker
Volume Adjustment Continuous volume adjustment
Practical Max. Output 120mW
Earphone Jack 3.5 mm-diameter, impedance 8 ohm
Microphone Jack 3.5 mm-diameter, impedance 2k ohm
Microphone Sensitivity Switchable between Hi/Low
Battery Life Recording : Approx. 33 hours
Playback : Approx. 15 hours
( with alkaline batteries, based on Olympus tests )
Power Source Rated voltage : 3 V DC
Batteries : Two AAA batteries ( LR03 or R03 )
External Dimensions 96 (H) x 39 (W) x 21.5 (D) mm ( including protrusions )
Weight 60g ( including batteries )
Accessories Two AAA Alkaline Batteries
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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