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SoftRadio User Settings

There are some settings that can be performed by the user and also some extra menues that can be brought forward. The menues that are available will vary depending on the options that are installed.

Feel free to explore the posibilities.

More reading about all the settings can be found in the user manual and the manuals for each option. They can all be found on the technical download page.

Mimer SoftRadio

View

View - Menu

Under View you always have the Audio Levels that will show you the incoming and outgoing audio levels.

If you have the options installed, you will also have selections to show RadioCalls, the Marine CallLog and a quick key to Make a DSC Call.

Settings

Settings Menu

Under Settings is the sub menu Settings, where you can set what keys to show and much more, this is  described in detail below.

Depending on installed options you will also find the Edit CrossPatch groups and Select devices.

Style

Style Menu

Under Style you find the Change Style menu.

Here you can select between different colour schemes. Feel free to experiment.

Mimer SoftRadio with many devices connected

Mimer SoftRadio XL with many devices and options active

SoftRadio with the Custom Functions Panel activated

Mimer SoftRadio XL with three radios, VoiceLog, SIP phone and Custom Functions Panel

The Settings menu

Do you prefer one or two speaker buttons, do you want to have a volume control for each radio? Or would you like a vertical layout? It can all be changed, very easily.

Settings is accessed from the top list in the Mimer SoftRadio GUI. Settings can also be blocked in Connection SetUp so that only the “Admin” will be able to make changes.

The menus and tabs under settings will look different depending on the installed options.

You will find more information in both the Basic System Setup description and the Configuration and User Guide on the technical download page.

Settings: Appearence
SoftRadio Settings

The first information, User ID and User name, are read only. They are set up in Mimer Connections Setup.

  • The left part sets which buttons to be shown in Mimer SoftRadio. And also if vertical or horizontal layout should be used.
    In SoftRadio XL you can also choose if the device panels should be movable and if Tabs shall be active.
  • The right top corner controls what will happen when a radio receives a selective/private call.
  • The right middle controls if SoftRadio shall minimize to the System Tray or as standard in Windows.
    You can also select to have a warning sound when a device disconnects from the SoftRadio system.
  • In the right low corner you set if the window should be fixed or if the operator should have the right to resize and/or lock it to a certain position on the screen.
    You can also enable support for touch screens. This gives a virtual keyboard on the screen when you need to input a text or number, for example when writing an SDS.
Settings: Controls
SoftRadio Settings
  • At the left you set in which way a PTT can be keyed.
    You can delete all PTT functions if a user only should be allowed to monitor the radios.

    If an external PTT key shall be used through the COM-port, you need to set the port number here.
  • The top right corner sets if a hotkey should be used on the keyboard and how it shall function. You may also specify your own Hotkey or combination of keys.
    This is often used as the PTT key on operator accessories.
  • The bottom right corner sets the hold time for the yellow squelch indicator. Practical is to keep it at 1-2 seconds. This means that it will stay lit a while after the last transmission was received to give the operator a better chance to respond on the right radio in systems with several radios.
Settings: SIP Phone (option)
SoftRadio Settings

Here you set up the information needed to connect to your SIP exchange as provided by the SIP PABX provider.

Further described in a separate manual available on the technical download page.

Settings: Installed Options
SoftRadio Settings

This tab will show the options (if any) that are installed in your SoftRadio system.

Settings: Multiple Hotkeys (option)
SoftRadio Settings

With the option Multiple Hotkeys activated you can assign a separate keyboard key as PTT for each device in your SoftRadio system.

Settings: Marine Calls (option)
Setup menu for the DSC calls

Marine Calls is the option that handles DSC and ATIS calls in marine systems.

To be able to use the option you need to make some settings. MMSI-numbers, preset channels etc.

Here you also set up which radio(s) that shall be used for sending DSC calls.

Further described in a separate manual available on the technical download page.

Settings: Custom Functions Panel (option)
SoftRadio Settings

This tab is used for activating/deactivating the Custom Functions Panel and to enter the full setup menu.

Further described in a separate manual available on the technical download page.

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