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Rediscover the joys of reading anytime and anywhere with the Optelec ClearReader+, combining fast text recognition, a choice of high quality naturally sounding voices, and, all in an attractive portable design.

To read any printed text by dictation, the Optelec ClearReader+ device integrates ease-of-use with a high-quality, multilingual voice output and fast optical character recognition (OCR) and text-to-speech recognition technology, all within a sleek and retro design. With only five controls, the Optelec ClearReader+ is one of the most intuitive and user-friendly text-to-speech devices available.


Access to printed documents such as magazines, newspapers, books or a letter from a friend has never been so easy. Portable and battery powered, the Optelec ClearReader+ assistive technology device can be used in the home, at school or work, making it ideal for reading books, newspapers, receipts or reviewing bills and bank statements.


To operate, simply power on the unit, release the camera arm and place the reading material under the high-resolution camera. Press the scan button to take a snap shot of the text, and in seconds the Optelec ClearReader+ will read the desired text in high quality speech. The Optelec ClearReader+ Basic offers all the benefits of the ClearReader+ but is AC Powered and without a built-in rechargeable battery. 
 
Additionally, the Optelec ClearReader+ is easily customized to read text at different speeds, in up to 29 supported languages and 42 different voices.

Highlights Include:

  • Camera: High-resolution camera with state-of-the-art wide angle optics and integrated object lighting.
  • Text recognition: High-quality, multilingual text recognition for the user to click and read in a few seconds.
  • Languages: Four languages installed with 29 languages supported, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese, Catalan, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak.
  • Voices: Support for 42 different voices and choice between male, female or different dialects and regional accents.
  • Battery and Power: Integrated Li-ion batter for five hours of continuous use. (Optelec ClearReader+ Basic is AC Powered)
  • External Buttons and Controls: Forward/backward, play/pause, speed, scan, volume, on/ off.
  • Connections: Headphone and power connectors.
  • Handle and Speakers: Foldable carry handle and built-in stereo speakers.
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.4 x 3.9 inches / 23 x 24 x 10 cm
  • Weight: 5.4 lbs / 2.46 kg (ClearReader+) and 4.97 lbs / 2.26 kg (ClearReader+ Basic)
  • Accessories: Carrying Case and Wireless Headphones (not included)

The Optelec ClearReader+ Advanced includes the Optelec ClearReader+ and Magnification Feature Pack. The Magnification Feature Pack expands the functionality of the Optelec ClearReader+ scanning and text-to-speech reading device, and now offers electronic video magnifier and document saving capabilities. By the press of a button, low vision users can both view and/or listen to scanned or saved text instantly and simultaneously with user-friendly controls.

Connect the Optelec ClearReader+ to any VGA monitor, TV or video magnifier and select your preferred high contrast color and text magnification using the Magnification Feature Pack. View photos and save important documents on a SD memory card or USB flash drive for later reference.

You can also use the Magnification Feature Pack and ClearReader+ with voice-only menu options. Blind users will be able to utilize the intuitive interface control to hear documents read aloud with preferred settings, and save materials with expandable memory options. 

The Optelec ClearReader+ Advanced combines ease of use, video magnification, high quality multilingual speech output, and fast text-to-speech recognition technology with an attractive portable design. The Optelec ClearReader+ Magnification Feature Pack is also available separately for existing ClearReader+ users. 

Overview

  • Modern design with a retro look and feel
  • Quality of sound
  • Excellent OCR performance on difficult brochures, flyers and newspaper columns
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Battery operated up to 5 hours
  • Modularity and ability to upgrade as technology advances
  • No fan for less noise and quiet when in use
  • Multiple languages integrated

Key Features

  • 4 pre-selected reading voices (US Samantha, US Tom, Mexican Spanish Paulina, Canadian French Julie)
  • 42 total different voices available, in 29 languages with 3 in American English and 2 in Spanish
  • Photo and text mode (column and line view)
  • 12 selectable high contrast colors
  • Up to 16 X magnification of the original document
  • 3 menu options (advanced, basic, voice-only)
  • 2 font options (Arial and Verdana)
  • Save text, photos or books
  • Expandable memory on SD card or USB drive
  • 3 saving options (save without voice label, save with voice label, save book)
  • 2 word highlight options (block or box)

For the many people who need help reading text and seeing details because of low vision, traditional magnifying glasses work only up to a point. The RUBY video magnifier takes handheld magnification to the next level and beyond. The RUBY's 4.3-inch full color, high brightness video screen makes it outstanding for reading bills and writing letters and checks. It is so small and unobtrusive that it easily slips into a pocket or purse as the perfect traveling companion for visiting the grocery store, the pharmacy, the bank, the library, bookstore, restaurant, or anywhere else. The RUBY is easy to use for those who are unfamiliar with technology products. Just turn it on with one button, place it over an object, and adjust enlargement to your preference with the easy zoom button. The unit stays flat on the table, and the magnified image appears in the display window. With only one button, you can adjust the screen from full color for viewing pictures to any of four high contrast text modes.

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