Weitbrecht Communications Inc.926 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, California 90401
Telephone: 800-233-9130 or 310-260-9363.
Products distributed by Weitbrecht Communications Inc. (listed alphabetically)
The CapTel telephone is a captioned telephone for people with hearing disabilities. This phone is designed specifically to interact with the CapTel Captioning Service to display a realtime transcript of each conversation on a screen located just above the number key pad. Users who subscribe to the CapTel Captioning Service place each call in the same way as dialing a traditional phone. As the user dials an outgoing call, the phone automatically connects to the Captioning Service. When the other party answers, the CapTel phone user hears everything said as with a traditional call. Behind the scenes, an operator at the CapTel Captioning Service transcribes everything the other party says into written text. The written text appears on the display window built into the CapTel phone. The captions appear almost simultaneously with the spoken word, allowing the CapTel phone users to understand everything that is said by hearing and/or reading it. The telephone does not, by itself, translate spoken words into written captions, and the captioning feature can only be used for calls that go through the CapTel Captioning Service. The phone can also be used as a traditional amplified telephone, without the caption feature. The CapTel telephone requires connection to a standard analog telephone line (or analog port), such as is commonly found in households. It cannot connect to a digital telephone line (as is sometimes found in offices) or to any other non-analog telephone line. The CapTel phone is available in a two-line version that will automatically contact the CapTel Captioning Service for each incoming and outgoing call. The CapTel phone is equipped with a USB port that enables the transcript to be displayed on a computer monitor when used with the CapTel USB software (see separate entry).
CapTel USB is a telephone caption display program that operates with the CapTel Telephone (see separate entry) to display realtime captioning on a computer monitor for individuals with hearing disabilities. This software enables people with low vision and hearing disabilities to view the captions that are originally displayed on the CapTel phone’s integrated small screen. When the CapTel telephone connects to a personal computer using a USB connection, the CapTel USB software displays the captions that are displayed on the CapTel phone’s screen on the computer’s monitor. The user can control the size, color, and font style of the captions on the computer screen for easiest reading. Conversations can also be saved and printed. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For use with computers using Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows ME; available USB port (standard 5-pin Female); CD-ROM drive (for installation); Adobe Acrobat Reader; and administrative rights to Windows.
KROWN PHONE FLASHER (MODEL K-PF200)
The Krown Phone Flasher, model K-PF200, is a flashing light telephone signal designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. The unit attaches to any modular phone jack. Its 180 degree dome cover spreads an ultra bright LED signal throughout the room to alert the user of an incoming call. It also works with most PBX systems and video phone equipment. POWER: Uses power from phone line. WEIGHT: 1 pound. WARRANTY: 1 year limited warranty.
WATCHMAN SIGNALING SYSTEM
The Watchman Signaling System is a signal system designed to indicate inportant sounds for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Watchman Phone Master directly connects to the phone line and a lamp and flashes the lamp on and off when the telephone rings. The Doorbell Master monitors the doorbell and can be connected with or without an existing doorbell. The Sound Master alerts the user to a baby's cry, an alarm clock or any other important sound. A lamp on-off switch allows the lamp to be plugged directly into the Watchman. The Doorbell and Sound Masters offer adjustable signal lamp flash rates, adjustable sound-signal control, and page switches for paging people throughout the home. The Watchman Receiver flashes signal lamps in other rooms whenever any Master unit responds. OPTIONS: A doorbell button is available for homes without existing doorbells. WARRANTY: One year limited warranty.