When you conduct site surveys,
it is often convenient to control the application without using
your hands. With TamoGraph, this can be achieved by using the
Windows voice recognition engine. You can actually “tell” the
application what to do using simple voice commands; for example,
“TamoGraph, pause” or “TamoGraph, pan left”. To configure voice
control, click Settings
=> Camera and Voice Settings in TamoGraph and select the
Commands tab. Check
the Enable voice
recognition box to turn
on this functionality and select a Voice input
device, which might be a
microphone integrated into your laptop/tablet; or, better yet,
headphones with a microphone; an external microphone typically
provides a much higher voice recognition quality. The
recognition engine control allows you to select a language to
be used, e.g. “English – US” or “English – UK”.
After configuring the voice
recognition parameters, use the Voice command
test frame to test it.
and say one of the pre-set
||Zoom in, Zoom out
– zooms a floor plan in and
– starts a survey.
– pauses a started
– resumes a paused
||Pan up, Pan down, Pan
left, Pan right – pans a
– takes a photo.
– turns off voice
Each command must be prefixed
with the specified Command
prefix. By default, the
prefix is “TamoGraph”, but you can change it to any other word.
The reason why you need to use a prefix is the following:
When voice recognition is enabled, the application is constantly
listening for speech in the microphone. If you talk to someone
while you are surveying and say, for example, “I need to take a
photo”, the voice recognition engine hears the “take a photo” part
and performs the action associated with this command, although you
never wanted it to. To prevent the actions from being triggered by
such phrases, actual commands intended for execution should be
prefixed by a special word (by default, “TamoGraph”).
To test voice recognition, say
“TamoGraph, zoom in” or “TamoGraph, take photo”. If the pronounced
command is recognized, you will see and hear the confirmation
message; e.g., “Zoom in ok”. For some of the commands, you can
customize the associated action. Zoom step
and Pan step
control the percentage of zoom
and pan, respectively. Take photo after
(sec.) controls the time
interval after which the photo is automatically taken.
Once you have configured and
tested voice recognition, you can close the configuration dialog
and use voice commands to control TamoGraph. If a command is not
applicable now; e.g., pausing a survey that was never started, you
will be notified accordingly. Voice recognition can be turned on
and off using the microphone icon on the right side of the status
bar of the main TamoGraph window.