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Near/Far Video Magnifiers

A Portable, Versatile Answer to Low Vision Needs

For students, professionals, and others with macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, or other forms of vision loss, the ONYX® Deskset XL is a perfect magnification solution that goes where you go in one easy-to-carry, self-contained package. The ONYX Deskset XL fits in any classroom, business, or home and moves from one viewing situation to the next as quickly as you do. Plug it into any standard wall plug, and it's ready to deliver crisp, clear magnification.

The ONYX Deskset XL 17, with a 17" monitor, magnifies from 1x up to 64x. The ONYX Deskset XL 19, with a 19" monitor, magnifies from 1.1x up to 71x. The widescreen ONYX Deskset XL 22, with a 22" monitor magnifies from 1.3x up to 96x. The widescreen ONYX Desket XL 24 magnifies from 1.6x to 104x.

Unique Camera and Monitor Mounting System

  • The low vision camera is mounted on an arm that telescopes to lift the camera, so it is easy to focus on the whiteboard or the teacher in the front of the classroom
  • The mounting arm has three axes. It swings in a 350 degree arc, and the camera rotates 350 degrees on the end of the arm to look in any direction.
  • The camera can be focused on the desktop directly in front of the user or moved to the side of the monitor to increase the work area
  • The monitor can be raised, lowered, or tilted to the most comfortable position

 

Three Magnified Views

The ONYX Deskset XL offers three distinct views: distance view, document view, and self-view.

In distance view, even objects from across large rooms or auditoriums can be seen in sharp focus.

Document view gives you the ability to magnify items such as reading materials, daily business tasks, classroom assignments, product labels, and craft projects.

With self-view, you get a magnified true mirror image close up.

The camera remembers its settings in each position so you can switch back and forth between viewing modes without refocusing or otherwise readjusting the camera.

ONYX Deskset XL Models also Feature:

  • A range of brightness adjustments to eliminate glare and enable viewing in low light 
  • Masking and Reading Lines
  • A compact, lightweight design —
    ONYX Deskset XL 17 weighs 16.2 lbs.
    ONYX Deskset XL 19 weighs 16.3 lbs.
    ONYX Deskset XL 22 weighs 17.4 lbs.
    ONYX Deskset XL 24 weighs 18.8 lbs.
  • Focus Lock to keep an object or document crisp and clear when working or writing under the camera
  • Optional Accessory: Rolling carrying case with telescoping handle for 17-, 19-, and 22-inch models

Powerful and Versatile Magnification

The small yet powerful ONYX® Swing-arm camera provides magnification up to 100x and is uniquely mounted on a swinging arm to provide you with three distinct views: distance, document, and self-views. Easily connects to any VGA monitor or NTSC TV for an affordable video magnification solution.

The 11 3/8-inch workspace under the camera provides the room you need to work on objects with your hands and tools. Use the Find Feature to aim at a distant object before zooming in. Auto Focus eliminates the need for constant refocusing as the viewing field changes.

The many features of the ONYX Swing-arm include:

  • Four high-contrast modes: color, inverse color, enhanced black on white, enhanced white on black
  • Brightness adjustments
  • Masking and Reading Lines
  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • RF remote control
  • Detachable camera
  • Universal 110-240 volt power supply
  • Magnifies up to 100x, based on a 20-inch NTSC TV screen

Putting You in Control

Change the magnification, brightness, contrast, and tracking features with a unique and easy-to-use RF remote control.

Use Focus Lock to keep an object or document in focus when working or writing under the camera. There is no need to touch the camera once it has been set, and you don't even need to point the remote control at the camera as with an infrared remote control.

With the ONYX® Swing-arm PC Edition, your PC becomes a powerful vision tool that brings your digital world and physical world together seamlessly in an intuitive work environment. Work with a magnified PC screen and view magnified camera images at the same time.

Featuring a small but powerful camera that provides magnification up to 75x on a 15-inch screen, the ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition creates clear magnified views of your documents and distant objects. It’s ideal for use in workplace environments and classroom situations. The ONYX camera moves quickly and easily back and forth between three distinct views: distance, document, and mirror image self-views. 

Complete View Management on Any PC

The ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition features USB connectivity to any PC and comes complete with Freedom Scientific’s MAGic® Screen Magnification Software with Speech. The addition of new MAGic EyeMerge® features means you get powerful distance and up close magnification, PC screen magnification, and the ability to customize, save, and manipulate images to maximize productivity when working with a PC, documents, and/or viewing a presentation or lecture.

 

The Many Features of the ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition include:

  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • RF remote control
  • Detachable camera
  • Universal 110-240 volt power supply
  • A compact, lightweight design that sets up and disassembles quickly for easy portability
  • Camera can be powered from a PC via two USB ports
  • Magnification up to 75x, based on a 15-inch screen

 

With MAGic EyeMerge, You Can:

  • Switch easily between magnified PC view and camera view
  • Create multiple split screen views
  • Change text and background colors
  • Capture images
  • Flip easily between multiple snapshots
  • Adjust contrast levels
  • Add masks to reduce glare
  • Add reading lines

Productivity in Overdrive

Increase your productivity by quickly capturing multiple snapshot views of a blackboard, for example, so that you can easily flip through them on your PC rather than constantly panning and readjusting the camera. Capture blackboard or presentation images before they are erased or removed and save them as your notes. 

The unique Position Sensor function retains your settings in each of the three modes — distance view, document view, and self-view — so there is no need to readjust the camera as you move from one view to another and back again.  

Total Fingertip Control

The easy-to-use RF remote control means there is no touching or jiggling the camera once it is aimed. And because the remote control does not need to be pointed at the camera — as is the case with a typical infrared remote control unit — ONYX Swing-arm PC Edition users have complete freedom of movement.

Positioning Options for Any Task

The ONYX® Flexible-arm camera can be configured in any number of adjustable positions to accommodate almost any viewing need – even working with three-dimensional objects. The camera delivers magnification up to 100x the original size (based on a 20-inch NTSC TV screen) and provides three distinct viewing options: distance, document, and a self-view with a true mirror image.

With a total extended reach of up to 32 inches and the ability to rotate on any of four axes, the ONYX Flexible-arm is both a long-distance magnifier and a fine-detail magnifier, all in one lightweight and portable low vision tool.

The Features of the ONYX Flexible-arm Include:

  • Four high-contrast modes: color, inverse color, enhanced black on white, and enhanced white on black
  • Omni-directional articulating arm
  • Brightness adjustments to eliminate glare and enable viewing in low-light environments
  • Masking and Reading Lines
  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • Position Sensor memorizes your settings in each viewing mode
  • RF remote control
  • Detachable camera
  • Universal 110-240 volt power supply
  • Magnification up to 100x, based on a 20-inch NTSC TV screen

Quick and Seamless Adaptability

The ONYX Flexible-arm easily connects to any VGA monitor or NTSC TV, transforming it into a powerful and flexible video magnifier. With its easy-to-use RF remote control, there is no need to touch the camera once you have it aimed correctly, providing you with freedom of movement and a perfectly balanced image. 

Goes Wherever You Need It to Be

The adjustable locking clamp fits easily on a desk or table’s edge and requires very little surface space. Move it quickly from one work station to another or from room to room.

 

Powerful Vision Management

Turn your PC into a vision and image management tool that enables you to work with magnified camera images and a magnified PC view at the same time. The ONYX® Flexible-arm PC Edition produces exactingly clear magnified images in three distinct modes: distance, document, and self-view.

The powerful ONYX camera is uniquely mounted on an omni-directional articulating arm that can move horizontally, vertically, and laterally, with a total reach of up to 32 inches. This enables users to adjust the camera in a wide array of positions to accommodate any need or viewing situation. The camera produces magnification up to 75x on a 15-inch PC screen.

The Flexible-arm PC Edition captures multiple snapshot views — whether near-at-hand or from across a large auditorium. You can work with these images on your PC in full screen or split window view without the need for constant camera adjustments.

Features of the ONYX Flexible-arm PC Edition

  • Find Feature
  • Focus Lock
  • Freeze Frame
  • RF remote control
  • A compact, lightweight design that sets up and disassembles quickly for easy portability
  • Camera can be powered from a PC via two USB ports

Enhance Productivity Quickly and Easily

The ONYX Flexible-arm PC Edition has USB connectivity to any PC and comes with Freedom Scientific’s MAGic® screen magnification software, including the unique image management features of MAGic EyeMerge. With MAGic EyeMerge, customize, save, and manipulate images to maximize productivity when working with a PC, documents, and/or viewing a presentation or lecture. All this combines with powerful distance and up-close magnification, as well as PC screen magnification.

MAGic Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGicEyeMerge Features

  • Switch easily between magnified PC view and camera view
  • Create multiple split screen views
  • Change text and background colors
  • Capture images
  • Flip between multiple snapshots
  • Adjust contrast levels
  • Masking and Reading Lines

 

The Optelec MultiView is a transportable, multipurpose video magnifier for document reading, distance and self-viewing with a versatile 3-in-1 flexible camera. The MultiView is designed to fit conveniently on any workstation and allows for simple transit and easy storage using the integrated handle. Users can focus on a wide range of activities including reading, writing, hobbies, needlework, or painting. Alternatively, tilt and rotate the camera for self-viewing grooming, or for distance viewing around the room.

Features

 

  • Adjustable magnification of 3.5X to 79X
  • 19-inch full color wide screen
  • Flexible 3-in-1 camera for near, self or distance viewing
  • Multiple high contrast viewing modes and adjustable brightness
  • Tilt-and-swivel stable camera head for left and right-handed use
  • Transportable and simple to set-up
  • Ultra-slim, smooth gliding XY reading table for increased reading speed and comfort
  • Auto-focus camera and focus lock for writing or hobbies
  • User-friendly, intuitively located control panel with high contrast buttons
  • Protective, travel case with wheels (sold separately)
  • Weight: 27.5 lbs. without case; 40.4 lbs. with case
  • 2-year standard warranty

Combining near, self and distance viewing with a robust, portable and user-friendly design makes the Optelec ClearNote+ your ideal companion for the classroom, office and home. View the white board during a meeting, take notes from a lecture or read printed reports while simultaneously accessing information on a PC. This lightweight unit makes transportation convenient.

Features

  • Continuous magnification of 1.7X to 57X (varies with screen size)
  • 3-in-1 camera for near, self and distance viewing
  • 18X optical zoom for superior functionality and image quality
  • Always-In-Focus™ technology ensuring crisp clear focus on every image
  • Full color, black and white, reverse and semi-color high contrast viewing modes
  • Picture-In-Picture™ software enables the viewing window to be positioned anywhere on the PC screen
  • Line markers and text windows
  • Compatible with ZoomText and SuperNova
  • Ability to save displayed screen
  • Integrates with laptop or VGA monitor through USB and VGA connections
  • 4-hour internal rechargeable battery (included)
  • PC compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Simple to set up and easily transportable with carrying case (included); weighs only 5.6 lbs.
  • 2-year standard warranty

Optelec ClearNote Portable is a powerful laptop magnification solution just like the ClearNote+, but streams power directly from a USB making it easier to transport. An ultra-flexible camera head rotates both vertically and horizontally, providing crisp and clear images from any distance. With a foldable and lightweight design, the ClearNote Portable is ideal for students or professionals in a classroom or meeting.

Features

  • Continuous magnification of 4X to 40X (varies by screen size)
  • 3-in-1 camera for near, self and distance viewing or reading
  • 10X optical zoom for superior functionality and image quality
  • Full color, black and white, reverse and semi-color high contrast viewing modes
  • Picture-in-Picture™ software enables viewing window to be positioned anywhere on the PC screen
  • Compatible with ZoomText and SuperNova
  • Ability to save work on displayed screen to the computer
  • Operated by computer hotkeys or remote control for simple and easy adjustment of magnification, modes, auto focus and reading lines
  • Integrates with laptop or PC with USB connection; power streamed directly from USB
  • PC compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Extremely lightweight and portable at only 2.4 lbs
  • Simple set up and collapse; carrying case (included)
  • 2-year standard warranty

 

 

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