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Text to Speech/OCR Devices

Onyx OCR

The ONYX OCR is a video magnifier for users who want to combine magnification and speech. The self-contained design integrates two cameras and a 24-inch touch screen monitor. It allows you to view a full letter page on screen, and to magnify materials up to 131 times.

 

The ONYX OCR combines the perks of several video magnifiers in one design. With this four-in-one solution, you can magnify text on your desk, write, work on hobbies, view images from a distance, view yourself, and even listen to documents as they are read aloud! You can comfortably switch between reading magnified text and listening to documents. Just place your document under the fixed OCR camera on the left side of the magnifier, tap the touch screen and enjoy listening to the text, without straining your eyes.

 

Features

·         Four-in-one video magnifier with two separate cameras for distance, document, self-view and OCR functionality

·         Flexible camera to observe objects across the rooms or auditoriums in sharp focus (distance view), to magnify documents such as reading materials, daily business tasks, classroom assignments, product labels and craft projects (document view), and to get magnified true mirror image (self-view)

·         Convenient fixed position OCR camera to listen to documents effortlessly – always place the document in the same place

·         Touch screen monitor: Tap the screen to begin reading at any point and from any place in the document

 

·         Displays full pages and automatically identifies the document layout

Optelec ClearView C/ClearView C Speech

Are you searching for a High Definition magnifier in a modern and stylish design that makes reading comfortable again?

 

C-ing without limitations

When we started to develop this desktop video magnifier, we wanted to eliminate all of the difficulties users experienced. After extensive research involving our clients, we came up with a completely new design.

Reading from top to bottom

Thanks to the innovative design of the ClearView C you naturally start to read at the top of a page, and then continue all the way down till you reach the bottom of the page. You will no longer pull the reading table toward your body when you navigate to the top of the document. This is unique among desktop video magnifiers.

Choose for comfort and design 

The ClearView C is designed to increase your reading comfort and to complement the interior of your home. The high quality materials and sleek design provide a contemporary look that is inviting in any room.

More working space

The ClearView’s C-shaped design provides you with more working space. This helps you to do your hobbies and to read your favorite newspaper without being limited in your movements. 

From basic to powerful options

Whether you prefer simple or advanced options, the ClearView C offers both. Would you like to use reading lines, adjust the contrast or enable the writing mode? Just reverse the Control Pad and enjoy powerful advanced functions.

Choose from the following options:

 

ClearView C Speech 24" High Definition
ClearView C Flex Speech 24" High Definition
ClearView C High Definition 24"
ClearView C High Definition TwinView
ClearView C HD TwinView
ClearView C One 22" (Standard Definition)
 

Portable Video Magnifier

The ONYX Portable HD is a lightweight, portable video magnifier for reading, writing, and viewing magnified images at any distance at home, in school, or at the office. The 3-in-1 flexible camera provides document reading, distance viewing, and self-viewing modes. Auto-focus makes items clear, whether under the camera or in the distance.

This portable video magnifier provides the comfort and productivity found in stationary desktop models, along with HD image quality, wide magnification ranges, configurable color modes, and adjustable reference lines and masks. Combine ONYX Portable HD with our OpenBook® software for convenient scan-and-read capabilities. Easily fold up the video magnifier and place it in its protective bag to be ready to take it wherever you need it.

 

Features

  • Continuous Magnification: 1.9x to 141x (when used with a 22-inch monitor)
  • Easy to use, lightweight, and portable: only weighs 4.3 lbs.
  • Three-in-one flexible camera with distance, document, and self views:
    • In distance view, 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 close-up mirror image
  • Automatically remembers your last working settings in every view
  • Read what you want, where you want, with camera rotation in all three directions
  • Work in split screen and save images on your PC when using the included GEM® Software
  • Scan-and-read capabilities provide editable text when used with OpenBook
  • Optional XY table for a smooth, gliding motion while you read
  • Carrying case included for easy portability

Productivity Features

 

 

  • 33 color modes including high-contrast, true-color, and grayscale
  • Freeze Frame allows you to freeze the image on the screen for close inspection of small objects or to keep your place
  • Focus Lock to keep the camera focused on the paper while writing
  • Adjustable Reading Lines, Masks, and Shades
  • Find feature to quickly zoom out to find your place and then zoom back in
  • Save images directly to an SD card

 

Makes Reading Easy Again

Does reading your newspaper or favorite book become too tiresome with a video magnifier? Do you lose time searching through text? Now enjoy the Optelec ClearView+ Speech, a completely new approach for the integration of OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Just sit back, relax, and listen to any printed documents as they are read aloud.

The ClearView+ Speech combines video magnification and accurate text-to-speech that makes it easy to select what you want to read. It allows you to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. To activate the Speech feature, just simply touch the screen and instantly enjoy listening to articles, letters and books with a natural sounding voice and full page overview.

The Optelec ClearView+ Speech is available as a complete system or as a separate module. Thanks to its compatibility, all existing ClearView+ models (G1 & G2) will be upgradable; meaning you too can enjoy the new Speech functionality if you're an existing ClearView+ user!

Read with reliable Speech Technology

The ClearView+ Speech can instantly convert printed text into speech. Now you can enjoy having access to accurate information in a way that is most comfortable and easy for you, especially long text. The Point & Read interface allows you to simply touch the screen for the Speech feature, and then sit back, relax and listen. You also have the option to select video magnification to view photos, bills and read shorter text.

Capture the whole page and navigate quickly

The ClearView+ Speech displays full pages and automatically identifies the document or photo layout. Switch instantly between full view and navigate to various sections. Never lose track of where you are again!

Point directly at columns or words and read

To scroll within the magnified document, swipe your finger on the 24-inch HD touchcreen monitor. Simply tap a paragraph, column or word to activate the Speech function and instantly enjoy listening to articles, letters and books. That's how easy it is!

Store documents or view your favorite photos

You can enjoy the convenience of saving documents or viewing digital photos on a SD card or USB drive and access them when you need them.

Key Features

- Intuitive 24" HD Touchscreen monitor

  • - Read long documents with accurate and reliable Text-to-Speech
  • - Point directly at a column, paragraph or word & Read
  • - Capture the whole document with Full Page overview
  • - Navigate quickly with intelligent document layout recognition
  • - Swipe your finger to scroll through the magnified text or photos
  • - Read text in high contrast while viewing pictures in original color
  • - More than 50 reading voices in over 30 languages
  • - Document and photo storage to reference later
  • - Picture viewer with zoom and slideshow options to view favorite photos
  • - Continuous magnification of 1X to 85X (depends on model type)
  • - Ergonomic product design with customizable features
  • - Built-in high sound quality stereo speakers and headphone port
  • - Compatible with all existing ClearView+ Systems and easy to upgrade
  • - 3-year limited warranty

Scanning and Reading Appliances

SARA is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for people who are blind or have low vision. SARA is simple to use, and quickly converts printed text to spoken text. No computer experience is needed. Read your documents without the need for sighted assistance.

 

Features

  • Easy to learn, easy to use - no computer experience needed
  • Convert printed text to human-like speech in your choice of voices and languages
  • Built-in keypad with brightly-colored tactile keys and an audible menu
  • Add a monitor for a complete low-vision scanning and reading appliance
  • Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
  • Fast, automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
  • Save files in SARA or send to a USB thumb drive
  • Two models to choose from:
    • SARA includes all features plus a built-in flatbed scanner
    • SARA CE includes all features plus a document camera providing instantaneous access to printed material
  • Built-in Braille support

 

Scanning and Reading Software

OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OpenBook is innovative software designed to enhance success for people who are blind or have low vision who need access to printed and electronic materials. OpenBook and the PEARL document camera create a complete scanning and reading system for work, home, and school.

 

Features

  • Support for Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Convert printed text to natural, human-like speech in many languages
  • Powerful optical character recognition provides editable text
  • Scan bound books and maintain pagination
  • Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
  • Lightning-fast OCR with the PEARL document camera
  • Automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
  • Versatile document navigation and management tools maximize your productivity

Business and Classroom Features

  • Enhanced ability to search for and download books and other materials from the Internet
  • Full support for listening to DAISY and other audio files
  • Add comments and highlighting for increased productivity
  • Emboss Braille documents directly from OpenBook
  • Export to other applications like Microsoft® Word®
  • Common key commands with JAWS® and MAGic®
  • Built-in photocopy functionality

 

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)
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