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February 23, 2007 - 12:18am
Breck,Do I remember right that you had a situation (a long time ago) where an attorney had a PDA that interfered with your realtime feed?I know someone using Eclipse did. This may be why so many of us are experiencing problems with our realtime stopping.Anybody out there remember?
March 23, 2007 - 9:42am#1
I have incurred every single
I have incurred every single problem during realtime that's out there, but none of the causes were ever from a PDA or Blackberry device.
During realtime, I have attorneys that have all sorts of devices they bring with them, and they cause me no problems.
Stopping during realtime has occurred for the following reasons:
I had other versions of Eclipse. 126.96.36.199 works the most reliably.
Setting up realtime with a USB cable on my end and the attorney uses a different USB cable on his end. The drivers for the different USB-to-serial cables conflict with each other and eventually cause your system to crash.
Using Stenocast Bluetooth receivers.
Not turning off power saving settings on my computer.
I used to experience a sort of lag between my writer and my Eclipse translation. It seemed as though it had to catch up or something at times. I traced down that problem to the fact that I had a COM port conflict. I had realtime output set to COM 6, and my writer was set to use COM 6 too. I attribute that problem to using Bluetooth Stenocast receivers because the Bluetooth robs you of far too many COM ports.
If you get version 188.8.131.52 of Eclipse, use the EZ receivers that Stenocast has, turn off all power saving features, use the exact same USB drivers/cables for all of your devices, have no COM port conflicts, good dictionary, there should be no reason why you're having problems regardless what peripherals you use or the attys have.
February 23, 2007 - 1:49am#2
Wynne, Breck --
I saw a post recently (I think over on Depoman) where someone was using a Stylus and one of the attorney's Blackberries went off.
The poster's realtime stopped, and her Stylus' screen said "Blackberry," while the attorney's screen said "Stylus."
That's a bit on the weird side (and I'm probably leaving out beaucoup details) but that's the gist of the post as I remember it ....
"For a Good (steno) Time ..."
February 23, 2007 - 1:07am#3
I have a buzzing noise every now and then in my AudioSync files as I'm editing, but I can't say that it's necessarily the Blackberry's causing it. I keep mine by my side all the time and don't turn it off and don't notice a problem. But, yesterday, an attorney at their BB Pearl on the table and I think it was causing a slight buzzing sound every now and then as it was receiving messages.
I can't confirm whether it's causing a lag in my realtime because I've not had any lagging on a consistent basis. About every two or three months I will be writing and notice my realtime kind of stop for a couple of seconds and then catch back up.
I wasn't much help on this, was I? :)
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