FAQs

Can the lights be controlled manually?

With the MuteBar software there is no need for manual control, when the mic light is off, your mic is off, when your cam light is off, we are intercepting your camera feed. As long as you are not in an active meeting, you can leave the Cam and Mic unmuted and the lights will stay on, but you will not be protected from software applications listening in.

Will there be a Wireless version?

Yes, we have prototypes in hand and expect to have a Kickstarter Launch for the #OAW Survival Kit the second half of 2023, including the On Air Warning light, MuteBar software, MuteSwitch keyboard and the OAWireless Base. Existing OAW customers will be able to purchase the OAWireless at a super discount for a limited time.

Can you mount On Air Warning on a wall or door jamb?

We just received confirmation that the mold for the Desktop Mount will include two countersunk screw holes for installing the mount vertically. We also created a new part the OAW001-V which includes the icons and logo printed vertically to match the wall mount.

Thanks to those of you who gave us this idea in your survey!

Will On Air Warning come with a long cable to mount outside an office?

On Air Warning comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable that is 3' long. We also include a USB-A to USB-C adaptor for people with USB-C ports on their computer. The input to the OAW device is USB-C and we tested cables up to 50' long and the device works fine!

There are some nice and thin braided USB cables out there at different lengths that are easy to snake.

Thanks for asking!

Can we use 2 x On Air Warning Devices on one computer?

Yes, we have tested up to three of them, but there is no reason you would not be able to run more!

Can we use our own Logo and Icons?

Yes! We made arrangements for OAW customization! There is a $200 setup fee and minimum purchase of 120 units, but you will be able to design your own graphics and we can print them on the devices at the factory for you! Please contact us directly for a price quote.

And thanks again for your input, just another example of a great idea from our backers!

How can I connect it to my computer?

The On Air Warning! Light has a USB-C input. We include a USB-C to USB-A cable, and also provide a USB-C adaptor to convert the cable to USB-C to USB-C. We will work with any Mac or Windows computer that has a USB-C or USB-A port available.

Does it have a battery?

No, the current On Air Warning light and the soon to be released MuteSwitch are both USB devices. The OAWireless Base will have a battery that should last 10 hours on a full charge.

Do the lights flicker?

When you first plug in the On Air Warning light, the center light will flash twice. After that the lights remain solid, but you can adjust them to any color you prefer.

Can I use it on two computers?

The device can be moved from computer to computer, but you can only use it on one computer at a time.

Will the MuteBar software sync with the Mic Status of my Video Conference App?

The MuteBar will mute all of your Microphones at the System Level, when our Mic light is out, no one can hear you. To show you are muted the OAW Mic light will go out, the MuteBar Mic will turn grey with a slash and, if you are using the MuteSwitch, the Mic key will go dark. To answer the question about Syncing with the mute button, today Cisco Webex, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams all recognize a System Level Mic Mute and they will Sync their Icon to the System Status. We are talking to the other video conference companies and are hopeful that they will follow suit.

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