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Genus Vero Model-1 

 DAB/FM Stereo Radio with Alarm Clock  

 

USER GUIDE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All rights Reserved 
© 2005 Genus Digital 
Genius Consultancy and Marketing Limited 

 

 

     
 
 
 
 

 

 

 


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Contents 

 

1

 

Introduction to Genus Vero Model-1 ............................................... 3

 

2

 

Safety Instructions – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ............................... 4

 

2.1

 

Cleaning ...........................................................................................................4

 

2.2

 

Servicing...........................................................................................................4

 

3

 

Product Diagrams ........................................................................ 5

 

4

 

Getting Started ........................................................................... 6

 

4.1

 

Switching On for the First Time............................................................................6

 

4.2

 

Auto Scan / Full Scan .........................................................................................6

 

4.3

 

No Stations Available..........................................................................................6

 

5

 

Using DAB Radio.......................................................................... 7

 

5.1

 

Finding & Selecting a Station ...............................................................................7

 

5.2

 

Using Presets.....................................................................................................7

 

5.3

 

Changing the Information on the Display ..............................................................8

 

6

 

Menu Options.............................................................................. 9

 

6.1

 

Station Order.....................................................................................................9

 

6.2

 

Manual Tune......................................................................................................9

 

6.3

 

Software Version..............................................................................................10

 

7

 

FM Radio ...................................................................................11

 

8

 

Clock & Alarm Functions ..............................................................12

 

8.1

 

Setting the Clock .............................................................................................12

 

8.2

 

Setting the Alarms ...........................................................................................12

 

8.3

 

To enable or disable a PRESET ALARM: ...............................................................12

 

8.4

 

To turn an ALARM OFF:.....................................................................................13

 

8.5

 

SNOOZE Function: ...........................................................................................13

 

8.6

 

SLEEP Function:...............................................................................................13

 

9

 

Performing a RESET ....................................................................15

 

10

 

Display......................................................................................15

 

10.1

 

Brightness Control............................................................................................15

 

11

 

G-Pro

TM

.....................................................................................15

 

12

 

Technical Specification.................................................................16

 

13

 

Headphone Output......................................................................16

 

14

 

Battery Mode .............................................................................16

 

 


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1  Introduction to Genus Vero Model-1 

 

 
 

       

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
Thank you for choosing the Genus Vero Model-1 Stereo DAB/FM Radio with 
Alarm Clock. 

 
The Vero-1 offers everything you would expect from a DAB/FM Radio – great 

sound quality, ease of use and beautiful design.  

 
The Vero-1 can be used as an alarm clock offering the choice of waking up each 

morning to crystal clear DAB radio in stereo sound or if you prefer, an alarm 

buzzer. The Vero-1 includes two separate alarm types with three options for 
settings.  

 

Genus aim to provide our customers with well designed, quality products that you 
will enjoy for many years to come but to achieve this we need your valued 

feedback. Please feel free to contact us via our website with your comments 

 
PLEASE READ THIS USER GUIDE IN FULL TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THE VERO-1. The 

user guide contains all the information you require to use the product in the 

manner it was intended. PLEASE RETAIN THIS USER GUIDE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.  
 

For any technical issues not covered by the user guide - full product support is 
available at the end of a phone Monday – Friday (9.00am – 5.00pm) or at the 

‘Frequently asked questions’ page of www.genusdigital.com . For more info 

about customer support visit 

www.genusdigital.com

 

 

 

 

 


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Safety Instructions – 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

 

•  DO NOT use your VERO-1 near water 

•  DO NOT allow your VERO-1 to get wet 

•  DO NOT use the VERO-1 near heat sources 

•  Ensure that cables are NOT positioned in a manner in which they may suffer 

abrasion, be walked on or trapped. 

•  DO NOT remove any screws or open the casing of the product 

•  ONLY use the supplied power adapter 

•  DO NOT cover the ventilation slots on the VERO-1 * 

•  DO NOT place anything in the ventilation slots of the VERO-1 

•  Fit the mains adaptor to an easily accessible socket, located near the radio 

 

* Your GEO-1 should be positioned to ensure good ventilation so that it will not 

overheat. It is recommended to allow a minimum of 5cm free space around it 
when choosing its location  

 

2.1  Cleaning 

 

•  UNPLUG your VERO-1 before you clean it 

•  DO NOT use a liquid or aerosol cleaner 

•  DO NOT use an abrasive cleaning product 

•  Clean your VERO-1 ONLY using a soft damp (not wet) cloth 

 

2.2  Servicing 

 

•  DO NOT attempt to repair any part of your VERO-1 

•  Contact your dealer if you have any doubt or questions regarding the 

installation or operation of your VERO-1 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 

 


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3  Product Diagrams 

 
 

 

CONTROL PANEL 
 
       

 

 

SIDE PANEL 

 

 

 
 

 

 


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4  Getting Started 

4.1  Switching On for the First Time 

 

 

 
 

•  For best reception fully extend the antenna on the VERO-1.  

•  Connect the power adapter provided to the VERO-1. Now plug into the mains 

socket and switch mains on.  

•  Power your radio by the switch on the right hand side of the radio 

•  Press the STANDBY button to turn the device on. 

•  The VERO-1 will now search for available stations. Allow the device to perform 

this function. This may take up to one minute (depending on number of 

stations available locally). 

•  The VERO-1 will automatically tune into the first available station  

•  If required, reposition the antenna in order to achieve the best reception 

quality. 

•  The optimum reception on any DAB product is normally achieved if the 

product is positioned as close as possible to a window. 

 
NB It is advisable to perform a ‘full scan’ to benefit from all the DAB channels 
available in your area (see Full Scan below) 

 

4.2  Auto Scan / Full Scan 

 

Your  VERO-1  will  perform  a  fast  auto  scan  the  first  time  you  switch  it  on  as 
detailed above – you can repeat this at any time by pressing the scan button. 

But to ensure that you are receiving all of the channels available to you it is 
advised that you perform a Full Scan. To perform a Full Scan: 
 

      

 

 
 

•  Press and hold the auto-scan button for 3 seconds 

 

 

4.3  No Stations Available 

 

If no stations are found: 

 


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•  Try adjusting the antenna or relocating the radio in the room (e.g. closer 

to a window) 

•  Your VERO-1 will provide you with menu options to repeat the scanning 

process or to allow you to tune manually 

•  If you still fail to find stations please check that you have DAB coverage in 

your area by visiting www.digitalradionow.com 

 

 

5  Using DAB Radio 

5.1  Finding & Selecting a Station 

 

Stations will be listed alphabetically unless selected otherwise (see Menu 
Options – changing station order) 

 

            

  

 

 
 

•  To find a station turn the SCAN KNOB to move up or down the station list 

alphabetically 

•  When you have found the station you would like to listen to press ‘SELECT’.  

•  If new stations have become available in your area you will need to perform a 

Full Scan (see Getting Started – Auto Scan / Full Scan). Any new stations will 
then automatically be added to the station list. 

 

5.2  Using Presets 

 
Your VERO-1 can store up to 10 stations as presets allowing you to move 

between your favourite stations quickly and easily. 
 

Presets 1-5 are selected with the keys labelled 1-5 
Presets 6-10 are selected using the shift keys then the keys labelled 1-5.  

e.g. Preset 6 is selected by using shift and then key 1 

                           

 
 

                           

 

 


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To store a station as a preset: 

•  Tune the radio to the station you wish to store. 

•  To store the station, press and hold down the chosen  PRESET button until 

you see the message ‘preset x saved’. The station you were tuned into is now 

stored. 

•  To store other stations – tune into the station required and repeat as above 

for other presets (1-10) 

•  To overwrite a preset – tune into the station you wish to store, press and hold 

the chosen PRESET button. If another station was already stored on this 

preset it will now have been overwritten with the new station. 

•  To select a stored preset. When the radio is turned ON press the relevant  

PRESET button. The radio will tune into the selected preset. 
 

 

5.3  Changing the Information on the Display 

 
It is possible to regularly change the displayed information on the screen. 

 

                             

 

  
 

To choose one of the following options press the ‘display’ button repeatedly: 
 

•  Scrolling text (DLS) – the default mode and broadcast by most stations 

•  Programme type – type of content being broadcast 

•  Multiplex – all stations belong to a multiplex that are groups of stations owned 

and broadcast by a single operator 

•  Time and Date – an accurate time and date service updated from the 

multiplex 

•  Channel – Multiplex channel and frequency 

•  Mode – Indicates stereo or mono and the bit/data rate that is being used by 

the broadcaster. This will depend on the content being broadcast. 

•  Signal error – the lower the signal error, the better the reception quality at 

that time and location 
 

 
 

 
 

To show a graphic signal strength indicator: 
 

•  Press the ‘select’ button at any time when tuned into a station. The empty 

block indicates the minimum required level for good reception and the filled 
blocks show the current level. 

 


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•  If required move the antenna around until the filled blocks move past the 

empty block.  

 
 

6  Menu Options 

To select a menu option press the ‘MENU’ button then scroll through the 
options using the ‘SCAN KNOB’. When you have found the menu option you 

require press ‘SELECT’ key, (the centre of the scan knob). 
 

                                 

 

 
 

The menus options are as follows: 
 

6.1  Station Order 

 
By selecting the ‘Station Order’ option you can change the order in which your 

stations appear on the station order list. Choose one of the below options then 
press SELECT  
 

•  Alphanumeric – all stations are sorted alphabetically (default) 

•  Active Stations – all stations that are active will appear at the top of the list 

and all inactive stations at the bottom of the station list. Inactive stations are 
the stations that appear with a ‘?’ next to them 

•  Favourite Stations – this displays your ten favourite (most listened to) 

stations at the top of the list and the rest below in alphanumeric order. Your 

favourite stations are those that appear with a ‘<’ next to them 

•  Prune Stations – if you move a DAB radio to a different location, certain 

stations on your station list may no longer be available however these will 

continue to appear on your station list as ‘inactive’ stations and will appear 
with a question mark ‘?’ next to them. These stations can be deleted by 

selecting the ‘Prune Stations’ option 
 

Scroll through this list using the SCAN KNOBS and then press SELECT to 
choose your preferred option 

 
 

6.2  Manual Tune 

 

Selecting the ‘Manual Tune’ menu option shows the signal strength to help 
you find the optimum position for your VERO-1 and the antenna 

 

•  Press the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons to find the channel that you want then 

press SELECT (UK stations are in the range 11B to 12D). The signal meter will 
be displayed. The empty block indicates the minimum required level for good 

reception and the filled blocks show the current level. 

 


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•  Move the antenna around until the filled blocks move past the empty block. 

When you have a good signal the display will show the multiplex name and 

add its stations to the list 
 

NB You can display the signal level at any time by pressing the SELECT button 
while you are listening to a station 

 
 

6.3  Software Version 

 

If you call requiring technical support you may be asked to give these details 
 

 

 


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7  FM Radio 

 
Your Vero also has an FM radio for listening to any stations that are not 

available on DAB radio.  
 

To switch your radio into FM mode press the DAB/FM button. 
 

To tune into a station you can either Autoscan or manually  
 
•  Autoscan 

o

 

Press the Scan button and the radio will automatically seek for the 
next available station  

o

 

To scan down the frequency press and hold the scan button 

•  Manual scan 

o

 

You can manually scan up and down the stations using the scan 
knob 

 
The radio also allows you to store FM stations as presets using the preset buttons 
like your DAB radio. (see section on presets). 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 

 


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8  Clock & Alarm Functions 

 

8.1  Setting the Clock 

 

 

 

        

           

 

 

 
 

To set the clock: 
 

•  Press & hold the DAB/FM button on your radio 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to choose ‘Set Clock’ 

•  Press SELECT 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to adjust each time item  

•  Press SELECT to store the setting 

•  You should set year/month/date/hour/minute 

 

 

8.2  Setting the Alarms 

 
For your convenience, the VERO-1 can store two different alarm times, each 

with a “MON-SUN”, “MON-SAT” or “MON-FRI” setting.  
 

To set the alarm time and its corresponding frequency (once only/daily): 
 

•  Turn the radio on using the ON/OFF button 

•  Press hold the DAB/FM button. 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to choose ‘Set Alarm’. Press SELECT. 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to choose Alarm 1 or Alarm 2. Press SELECT. 

•  Settings 

o

 

Hour 

o

 

Minute 

o

 

Frequency ; Mon-Sun, Mon-Sat, Mon-Fri 

o

 

DAB/FM/Buzzer/Off 

o

 

For each selection Use the SCAN KNOB to view options and then press 
SELECT to make the choice 

•  The VERO-1 will then return automatically to radio mode 

 

8.3  To enable or disable a PRESET ALARM: 

  

•  TO DISABLE an alarm, Repeat the actions to set an alarm, but select OFF 

instead of  

o

 

DAB, FM or BZ (Buzzer) 

 


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•  Having enabled or Disabled the alarm the VERO-1 will automatically return to 

its previous state 

 

8.4  To turn an ALARM OFF: 

 
•  Press the DAB/FM button 

 
 
 

 
 

 
8.5  SNOOZE Function: 

 
It is possible to change the duration of ‘Snooze’ time. Snooze – is defined as a 

way of silencing an alarm alert for a given number of minutes and can be 
changed from 1 – 9 minutes. Once the number of minutes has been set – 
pressing the SNOOZE button will silence any alarm alert for the corresponding 

number of minutes: 
 

•  When the VERO-1 is switched on, press and hold the DAB/FM button 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB  select ‘SNOOZE’. Press SELECT. 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to choose length of  ‘Snooze’. Press SELECT 

•  The radio will then return automatically to radio mode 

 
 
 

8.6  SLEEP Function: 

 
The sleep function allows the user to listen to the radio before going to sleep 

secure in the knowledge that the radio will turn itself off after a given period 
of time. The given period of time is chosen by the user. 

 

                     

 

 

 
USING THE SLEEP FUNCTION DOES NOT AFFECT THE ALARM SETTINGS 

 
To set the number of minutes before the radio ‘sleeps’: 

 

•  Press ‘SLEEP’ 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to select the number of minutes until you wish the 

radio to ‘sleep’ 

 


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•  Press SELECT 

•  Use the SCAN KNOB to set sleep mode as ON, and then confirm with 

SELECT button 

•  Pressing SLEEP button will change display to normal listening mode 

•  The radio will ‘sleep’ (go into standby state) after the corresponding number 

of minutes 

 
 

  

 


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9  Performing a RESET 

 
 

To restore the VERO-1 to its factory settings press and hold down the 
DISPLAY  button for up to four seconds. 

 
The radio will go into FAST Autoscan mode 

 
NB a system reset will delete all presets, menu option selections and 
alarm/clock settings. A system reset should only be performed if this 

is required or if the unit appears to have developed an operational 
fault 

 

 

 
 

10  Display 

 

10.1 

Brightness Control 

 
The backlit LED display has adjustable brightness settings – using the scroll 

wheel on the right hand side.  
 

The display will switch to a LOW setting when the device is being operated 
from batteries. 

 
The display brightness will switch to high setting when keys are used, and 
then switch back to low setting after approx. 5 seconds. 

 

11  G-Pro

TM

 

 

G-PRO

TM 

– A new standard in audio performance 

 

Your Vero DAB/FM radio brings with it a new level of sound quality for the portable 
category. G-PRO

TM

 utilises a patented algorithm

1

 and unique speaker configuration 

including 2 x 5W speakers to deliver peerless acoustic performance. G-PRO

TM

 has 

been developed from technology used in the world’s leading professional recording 
studios. 

 

Press the ‘PRO’ button on the VERO 1 and hear the difference for yourself. 

 
G-PRO

TM 

is automatically enabled on your radio. Press the PRO button to switch off 

the function. 
 

1

 EmbracingSound

TM 

 
 

 


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12  Technical Specification 

 

•  General: DAB stereo alarm clock radio capable of receiving all DAB band III 

transmissions  

•  Frequency: DAB Band III with fast auto tune 

•  F-TYPE Antenna connector: Telescopic antenna supplied 

•  Power supply: 9V DC external power supply 

•  Display: Custom built white back lit LCD; easy to read; large characters; 

large viewing angle 

•  Controls: stand by ON/OFF; volume +/-; station +/-; 10 preset; select; 

display; menu; snooze; sleep; scan ) 

•  Approvals: CE 

 

13  Headphone Output  

 

The VERO-1 includes a standard headphone socket for consideration to 
others. Headphones are not supplied. 
 

14  Battery Mode  

 
The VERO-1 will operate on 6 C Size batteries. Long Life Alkaline Batteries are 

recommended for use in DAB Radios. 
 

Please note that since DAB is battery intensive, to conserve battery life the 
radio will not switch into Standby Mode when being operated on batteries. 

 
To switch off in Battery mode, you must use the POWER ON/OFF button 
 

 
 

 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER PRODUCTS 
VISIT: 

 

www.genusdigital.com