Presentation on theme: "Welcome HLAA 2008 Convention Attendees June 12-15, 2008 Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, NV."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome HLAA 2008 Convention Attendees June 12-15, 2008 Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, NV
Agenda Overview of TIA – Rebecca Schwartz TIA -1083: History, TIA’s Role & Accomplishments – Al Baum VTech – Stephen Whitesell Panasonic – Tony Jasionowski Uniden – Al Baum TIA -1083: The Future – Al Baum
Rebecca Schwartz, Esq. Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs Telecommunications Industry Association
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) A leading Standards Developing Organization (SDO) accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through –Standards development –Advocacy –Business opportunities –Market intelligence –World-wide environmental regulatory compliance.
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Supports the development of innovative technology to facilitate access to information by all Americans, including those with disabilities.
TIA Works to Help People with Hearing Loss Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Gallaudet RERC on Telecommunications Access Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) National Association for Deaf U.S. Access Board Federal Communications Commission TIA works with these organizations to support initiatives to help those with hearing loss:
Recent Policy Activities Policy Activities in 2008 Include : –Panel held at TIA 9 th Annual Spring Policy Summit: “A New Age of Accessibility: Technology Aiding Disabilities” –TEITAC presents final report to U.S. Access Board on accessibility refresh. –TIA files comments with the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDDR) –TIA co-hosted Accessibility Technology Fair on Capitol Hill
Al Baum Engineering Manager, DQA Uniden America Corporation
Hearing Aid Interference from Cordless Telephones The story behind the development of TIA-1083
Consumer Complaints In 2004, telephone manufacturers began to receive customer complaints regarding hearing aid interference problems with digital cordless telephones. Specifically consumers were hearing a buzz noise when using digital cordless telephones with hearing aids and cochlear implants when set to T-Coil mode. There were no reports of the buzz noise from analog cordless telephones.
Industry Response At the August 2004 meeting of TIA Subcommittee TR41.3 a Gallaudet University presentation on the subject was discussed along with possible causes for the reported interference. The consensus belief was that, due to the low RF power levels used by cordless phones, the source of the reported interference was probably magnetic. Further work towards confirming this belief and developing a testing method to characterize the magnetic interference was conducted during the remainder of 2004 and first half of 2005.
2004-2005 TIA Study Measurements confirmed that the complaint phones complied with the FCC HAC regulations.
2004-2005 TIA Study Next, the complaint phones were tested with hearing aids.
Why was this happening? Digital Spread Spectrum (DSS) cordless phones alternate sending and receiving on the same frequency. To accomplish this the RF transmitter in the cordless handset is turned on and off at a very rapid rate. This results in large changes in battery current which in turn cause large changes in the magnetic field produced by the wiring in the handset. This magnetic pulsing was being picked up by the T-Coil in the hearing aid and heard as a loud buzzing noise by the wearer.
HLAA Studies 2005 HLAA National Convention Study conducted by Linda Kozma-Spytek of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center (RERC) on Telecommunications Access and the Technology Access Program at Gallaudet University. Volunteers from among the HLAA Convention attendees tested a group of phones and rated their performance. – Loudness – Percent Words Understood – Interference – Usability – “Would you buy a phone with this level of interference?”
HLAA Studies 2006 HLAA National Convention Study conducted by Gallaudet University, Etymotic Research and Motorola. Volunteers from among the HLAA attendees participated in this study and helped to answer the question: “How much noise is too much noise?”
TIA Completes Development of New Standard Results from the two HLAA Studies were compared with lab measurements by TIA member companies. Performance Requirements Established Compliant phones tested by wearers of hearing aids and cochlear implants with good results.
Official TIA-1083 Logo On Product Packaging Starting This Fall
Stephen Whitesell Sr. Technical Consultant Standards, Regulatory, and Intellectual Property Matters VTech Communications
VTT/AAT – Proprietary25 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5111 Enhanced 5.8 GHz Technology Basic Cordless Telephone with Caller ID Caller ID/call waiting 20 name and number phonebook Handset volume control Selectable ring tones Large lighted display Backlit keypad English, Spanish, French menus
VTT/AAT – Proprietary26 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5111EL41108 VTech BrandAT&T Brand Basic Cordless Telephone with Caller ID
VTT/AAT – Proprietary27 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5111-2EL41208 VTech BrandAT&T Brand Basic Cordless Telephone with Caller ID
VTT/AAT – Proprietary28 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5121 Enhanced 5.8 GHz Technology Cordless Answering System with Caller ID Digital answering system with 15 minutes of record time Caller ID/call waiting 20 name and number phonebook Handset volume control Selectable ring tones Large lighted display Backlit keypad English, Spanish, French menus
VTT/AAT – Proprietary29 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5121 VTech BrandAT&T Brand Cordless Answering System with Caller ID EL42108
VTT/AAT – Proprietary30 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5121-2 VTech BrandAT&T Brand Cordless Answering System with Caller ID EL42208
VTT/AAT – Proprietary31 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5121-3 VTech BrandAT&T Brand Cordless Answering System with Caller ID EL42308
VTT/AAT – Proprietary32 TIA-1083 Compliant Products CS5121-4 VTech BrandAT&T Brand Cordless Answering System with Caller ID EL42408
VTT/AAT – Proprietary33 TIA-1083 Compliant Products HAC Benefits of Enhanced 5.8 GHz Analog Technology –Virtually interference free. –HAC mode is always on. Does not require menu selection process to activate. –Does not affect usage time between battery charges. Next Steps –VTech has committed to making all new designs TIA-1083 compliant by the beginning of 2010. –Actively working on design alternatives for digital cordless product lines including DECT 6.0.
Tony Jasionowski Senior Group Manager, Accessibility Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic ’ s Universal Design (UD) Accessibility Panasonic Tony Jasionowski HLAA Convention June 13, 2008
Amplified Receiver Talking Phone Book Low noise mode for Hearing Aid Compatibility Bone Conduction Receiver Slow Talk Receiver Talking Caller ID Voice Enhancer Handset Speakerphone Panasonic Unique Panasonic’s UD Accessible Telephones Continuous Improvement Voice Announce
KME Confidential 10 Accessibility Features 1. Amplified Handset 2. Improved “Hearing Aid Compatibility” (Reduced digital noise vs. conventional phones) 3. Talking Caller ID 4. Talking Caller ID List 5. Talking Phone Book 6. Talking Keypad 7. Voice Enhancer 8. Handset Speakerphone 9. Slow Talk (Message Playback) 10. Lighted Antenna (Visual Ringer) Easy and comfortable conversation for Everyone ! Features to aid users with hearing and vision loss KX-TG2386B : Amplified Cordless Phone
CES 2005 ： KX-TG2386B CES 2005 ： KX-TG2386B Best of Innovations Award “Assistive Technologies” CES 2005 ： KX-TG2386B CES 2005 ： KX-TG2386B Best of Innovations Award “Assistive Technologies”
KX-TG2388B: Bone Conduction Cordless Phone KX-TG2388B : KX-TG2386B + Bone Conduction Handset Bone Conduction Unit Bone conduction may benefit people with conductive and /or mixed hearing losses and elderly people who are experiencing difficulty in hearing
"It has been years since I could use the phone. I can finally talk to my grandkids!" - John H (wears hearing aids in both ears) "With this phone I can hear almost like before I lost my hearing." - Carlos F (only has 30% in one ear) "Amazing phone!" - Michele M (wears hearing aids in both ears) "Finally they've made a phone for me, what a wonderful company!“ - Mary L (wears hearing aids in both ears) User’s Voice KX-TG2388B: Bone Conduction Cordless Phone
CES 2006: KX-TG2388B CES 2006: KX-TG2388B Design & Engineering Showcase Award CES 2006: KX-TG2388B CES 2006: KX-TG2388B Design & Engineering Showcase Award
The Future of TIA-1083 On May 30, 2008 TIA took a significant step in expanding TIA-1083 by sending a proposed addendum to ballot. The new addendum would include testing methods for phones with digital interfaces, allowing the standard to be applied to telephones utilizing newer technologies, such as Wi-Fi, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Bluetooth® and USB. The voting period for this standard closes July 15, 2008 and could be published as soon as September 2008.
Thank you. For a demonstration of the phones presented go to booths 403/405/407. www.tiaonline.org www.tiaonline.org