Wireless with BLUETOOTH® Technology
The Future in Your Hands
The Braillino Idea
Braillino is the ultimate Braille notetaker. The possibility to combine Braillino with an off the shelf mobile phone provides access to all fancy functions like short messaging, e-mails and so on. If you one day want to use the next generation of mobile phones, Braillino is ready for this. Don’t get annoyed by outdated special equipment. Braillino stays up to date. The BLUETOOTH® wireless technology allows to connect Braillino wireless to personal organizers, mobile phones or a PC.
Braillino is your ideal companion. It offers a 20 character Braille display with two Triple Action keys and a very ergonomic Braille keyboard. It is so small and compact that you can use it as a Braille notetaker anywhere you like.
Use the latest in mobile communication by connecting Braillino to the newest generation of mobile phones and organizers. The software package TALKS&ZOOMS provides access to the complete functionality of mobile phones by adding speech output and Braille support.
BLUETOOTH® Technology, the Wireless Connection
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology allows to use a mobile phone within a range of 10 meters without annoying cables. Just leave your mobile phone in your pocket and write e-mails or text messages (SMS) wherever you want. Listen discreet to a speech output with a headset which can also be used for making phone calls. Most personal organizers and mobile phones offer:
·Telephone book with address filing system
·Calendar with scheduler and alarm function
·E-mail and text messaging (SMS)
·Voice recording and much more
Talks Premium is a very comfortable and flexible screen reading solution for the Symbian operating system running on mobile phones. Text displayed on the mobile phone is converted into speech and Braille. You can control your mobile phone by using Braillino’s Braille keyboard.
The Braille support allows Braille output as well as Braille entry on Braillino to control the mobile phone. This includes functions like:
·Grade two support
·Selectable Braille tables
·Block marking functions
The Eloquence speech output of Talks Premium converts displayed text into natural sounding speech. Speed, pitch and loudness can be adjusted. You can use the built-in speaker of the mobile phone or a headset.
Braillino’s design resulted from extended ergonomic studies like all Handy Tech products. The placing of the Braille keys allow a relaxed position for your hands. You can also rest your hands on the rounded surface of the Braillino without pressing keys by mistake.Handy Tech’s ergonomically shaped, concave Braille cells allow a natural hand position when reading Braille.
Two Triple Action keys can each control three functions by pressing the upper, lower or centre part of the key. These concave keys are located to the left and the right of the Braille reading area.In order to place the cursor in a specific location, each of the 20 Braille elements has an integrated cursor routing key. Centred on the Braillino are two up and down scroll keys.
Braillino can be used as a Braille notetaker on its own. Braillino’s 4 MB of flash memory can store up to 512 files. A single file can be as large as 3 MB.For comfortable text entry, you can connect a standard computer keyboard with Braillino.
Notes can be stored as files directly into Braillino. Up to five files can be open parallely. You can switch between open files with Alt+Tab (Chord 568). Braillino offers the block functions copy (Ctrl+c), cut (Ctrl+x) and paste (Ctrl+v). Additionally, Braillino offers a clipboard and an easy to use search and replace function.
Easy File Transfer
Braillino’s HTCOM communication software allows to transfer files to and from your PC. When transferring files to Braillino, HTCOM maximizes memory usage by extracting only text information. You can download files directly from Windows explorer or Word to Braillino.
With Braillino, you have taken the right decision for the future. Year after year, the mobile electronic companions are getting smaller and more powerful. You have the choice using the next generation of mobile phones or organizers with your Braillino by using the wireless BLUETOOTH® technology.
Braillino was nominated for the final jury decision in the category AT/Communication and Information of the Design for All and Assistive Award 2004. DFA:AT European Awards is an Initiative of the European Commission.
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