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UltraPort IrDA, UltraPort Digital Array Microphone, and ThinkPad Portable DVD-ROM Drive - Overview

At a glance
New ThinkPad parts offer enhanced usability and convenience.

UltraPort IrDA

  • Provides infrared wireless connectivity to any ThinkPad X Series using the UltraPort connector
  • Infrared transceiver swivels from front to back for greater infrared field of view
  • Fast communication speed, up to 4 Mbps
  • Supports operating distances of up to 1 meter (3 feet)

UltraPort Digital Array Microphone

  • Allows users to interact hands-free and headset-free with speech-driven desktop applications by distances of up to four feet
  • Eliminates noise and enhances speech in home and office environments
  • New microphone technology enables superior sensitivity with highly aggressive noise reduction for all voice-enabled desktop applications
  • Complete the solution with ViaVoice Professional which is included

NOTE: As with any noise canceling microphone, excessive ambient noise may degrade voice recognition capability.

ThinkPad Portable DVD-ROM Drive

Offers portable and convenient:

  • DVD-ROM and CD-ROM software installation
  • Multimedia CD-ROM and DVD-ROM audio playback
  • DVD movie playback
  • Access to CD-ROM and DVD-based applications and databases


1 year Limited - customer carry-in exchange


You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • UltraPort Digital Array Microphone
  • Publications
  • Software/driver CDs
  • UltraPort Accessories

Product marketing and replacement part numbers (FRU)


  • UltraPort IrDA
  • Marketing part number: 22P5272
  • Replacement part number: 22P5274
  • UltraPort Digital Array Microphone
  • Marketing part number: 09N4178
  • Replacement part number: 09N4180
  • ThinkPad Portable DVD-ROM Drive Bay
  • Marketing part number: 22P5282
  • Replacement part number: 37L1513

Additional parts

UltraPort IrDA and UltraPort Digital Array Microphone

  • Interposers
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 04P3072
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Adapter
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 08K6108
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Cable
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 27L0542
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Tripod
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 08K6449
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide

ThinkPad Portable DVD-ROM Drive Bay

  • Drive Bay PC Card
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 33L5033
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Drive Bay Audio Cable
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 33L5034
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • Drive Bay Stand
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 00N8212
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide
  • ThinkPad 6X-2X DVD UltraslimBay Drive
  • Replacement part number (FRU): 27L3873
  • Applicable location(s): worldwide

Product dates


  • Announce date: 20 Mar 2001
  • Planned availability date: Jun 2001
  • Withdrawal date: 30 Jul 2002

Technical specifications

Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 60db
  • Frequency Response: 350 Hz - 8 kHz
  • Number of Audio Channels: 2
  • Recommended Operating Distance:
    • 12-in to 24-in (18-in optimum)
    • 304.8-mm to 609.6-mm (457.2-mm optimum)
  • Algorithms: A combination of PureAudio 2.0 and Andrea Electronics DSDA 2.0 technologies optimized for speech recognition
  • Number of Microphone Elements: 2

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement

Approximate Weight:

  • lbs: 0.10
  • g: 45.36
Approximate Height:
  • inches: 1.02
  • mm: 25.90
Approximate Width:
  • inches: 5.30
  • mm: 134.60
Approximate Depth:
  • inches: 0.83
  • mm: 21.10

Operating temperature

  • Between 0 degrees Celsius and 55 degrees Celsius
  • Between 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 131 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 8% and 95% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

  • CE Mark
  • FCC Part 15, Class B *
  • VCCI Class 2
  • C-Tick
  • BSMI
  • ICES

* This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased until authorization has been obtained.

Hardware requirements

The UltraPort Digital Array Microphone is supported on the following systems:

System NameTypeModel
ThinkPad A Series2628 *, 2629, 2633 *All
ThinkPad T Series2647, 2648All
ThinkPad X Series2660, 2661, 2662All

* Requires USB connection

NOTE: Other ThinkPad and NetVista systems are supported via the USB connection.

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 98 SE
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows Me


Some configurations may not be compatible.


  • Recommended that customer runs ViaVoice's "Microphone Wizard" every time they change their position relative to the UltraPort Digital Array Microphone.
  • Some configurations may not be supported.

Installation time
Approximately 10 minutes

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

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