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Windows XP & TTS speech Application No registration need FREE to use
EchoProducer is a simple to use Windows XP utility that uses the Text to Speech
engine that comes with Windows. Ideal for Sysop/Owner of a Repeater / Link or Conference
Controllers. There are
many tools in this program that will assist you.. Courtesy tones using CW or
Audio file ID's with effects (Door bell sounds). Weather conditions Current,
Forecasts and Warnings. Auto connect options. Text Box Greetings for connecting
stations. DTMF audio player can be used for Help or Information audio files.
Graphical Text Chat box. Up to 20 random Beacons using TTS.
Download and play the news to your RF users all automatically.
Sysop / Admin Conference Controller option. DTMF single
or group connect / disconnect. Times Connect and disconnect station in the
conference Timed silence mode option. Plus much more. This program runs along
side the EchoLink program.
A BIG Thank You to
Jonathan K1RFD for providing
EchoLink. Without it this program EchoProducer would not have been possible.
The EchoLink program is
provided FREE as is the EchoProducer add-on.
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Normal Sysop Mode
The small button at the top left of the
windows will make the text larger / smaller whish will make the text a little
easier for the poor sited. The button to the right of the station list will
reveal a larger station floating list. The buttons either side of the Listed not Busy window
will enable and disable the "Listed Busy" and "Listening Only"
Conference Sysop Mode
- These are the main screen and will
give you the option to go to various parts of the program.
Normal users and Conference Admin will see slightly
different screen as shown in the top picture. Conference Admin will see some extra
buttons and functions as shown in the above screen to
control there nodes and conferences. The time out
counter is Only an indicator for you and does nothing else.
The amount of minutes to be changed to meet your needs. All
important information is displayed on the easy to see screen
with the option to display and alter some of the parameters
using the setup button. The small button at the top
left of the window will make the text larger / smaller whish
will make the text a little easier for the poor sited. The
buttons either side of the Listed not Busy window will
enable and disable the "Listed Busy" and "Listening Only"
EchoProducer is a
Windows Application No registration need for these program.
Free to use
TTS Voice is required
- Check regularly as I will update as
soon as I have made amendments or additions from users
You must have EchoLink
installed and running before installing EchoProducer
Download the EchoProducer.zip software into
a directory unzip the software (4 files) and Run Setup
- You MUST Install the program into its
C:\Program Files\EchoProducer\ is
where the program places its files. You must let the program install it in
the default directory.
Updates to the program can be
checked and checked from the program and updated. See below for update
NOTE if you are using a 64 bit version of windows do NOT allow the program
to install in the
C:\Program Files (x86)
What computer do I need and how
fast must it be
EchoProduce runs under the
Windows XP platform. Due to the size that the program has grown I would
suggest that the computer speed needed would be over1 gig speed and as much
memory as you can. 500 meg and above. The rule of thumb her is the fastest
computer with the most memory as possible.
Where can I get voices
I used NeoSpeech voices from http://www.nextup.com.
I found Kate16 to be the best.
Check in your Control Panel for the speech Icon and that
your Text to Speech is working first before running EchoProducer. I have not
tried it on any of the other windows. If you have and it works let me know.
Check out the Microsoft web site
Microsoft Speech SDK 5.1 for more information.
Turn Off the normal EchoLink
To stop the EchoLink voices and
have EchoProducer voice only on the EchoLink program go to
TOOLS - SYSOP SETTINGS - IDENT
and blank out the callsigns and all remaining tick boxes must be empty. Tick
the Use external file box.
TOOLS - SYSOP SETTINGS -
OPTIONS Set Announce Connects to None. Set Announce Disconnects to None. Set
Announcement Muting to Suppress all
The only EchoLink voice that we
are unable to disable is the "Connecting to Call" when DTMF is used
24 hour PC Clock
sure your Windows clock is on 24 hour time. To do this, go to the Windows
control panel, make sure it is in "Classic View" and choose "Region and
Language Options." Then, click Customize. Choose the tab labelled "Time."
Under the Time Format pull-down menu, choose "HH:mm:ss." Click OK, Then OK
again, and Windows should now be showing the time in 24 hour format.
How do I install the voice
- The program uses the XP
speech engine and this must be working before the EchoProducer
program is run.
- Setting up your voice is
not hard. Once you have installed your voice using the instructions
provided with your voice simply go to the control panel and select the
speech icon as this is where you will select the voice that you have
installed. this is done by going to
Start Ė Settings - Control Panel Ė Speech - Voice selection - select your voice you installed. (If you can see
your voice you havenít installed it.)
- You can test the voice here
and when you are happy with your selection click OK. Your voice should
work with any of your programs that use the speech engine like
Main Screen Colour and LED's
Every body has there own idea on the colours that they want there
EchoProducer to be so the option to change the colour of the main screen
only to your preference also the LED indicators can be changed. This can be
accessible from the setup menu or the small buttons wither side of the
station talking area.
alert setting MUST
be turned OFF
when using EchoLink as the noise made can be
transmitted through the system especially when using VOX.
To Stop / Disable them Click
on START - SETTINGS - CONTROL PANEL - Sound and
audio devices - Sounds - Scroll down to Windows Explorer
and change the Start
Navigation to None and click OK
Some conferences will Mute you if these Computer noises are
heard. This will happen on the *IRELAND* conference so be warned.
Also be mindful
of your transmitter when transmitting large files you could damage your
radio if you are running high power and donít have sufficient cooling.
You are responsible for your equipment so check with the equipment
manufacturer if you are unsure.
PDF Help Manuals
for some EchoAddons available from Dave G3VFP website Click Here
I hope you find the program
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help with the upkeep and advancement of the Repeaters & Software
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