JBliss Imaging SystemsP.O. Box 7382
Menlo Park, California 94026-7382
Telephone: 888-452-5477 or 650-327-5477.
Products manufactured by JBliss Imaging Systems (listed alphabetically)
EZ VIP READING SYSTEM
The ezVIP Reading System is an optical character recognition program combined with a software speech synthesizer designed to convert a personal computer with a scanner into a reading machine for individuals who are blind or who have low vision. This program can be customized to each individual's vision for optimal performance by adjusting the type font, letter spacing, size, and color, together with a choice of four formats for viewing text: Marquee, RSVP, Word Wrap, and Image View. Once the adjustments are made, the system is switched to user mode and the operations for reading can be controlled using two buttons, scan and read. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 100 megaHertz Pentium processor, 16 megabytes (MB) RAM, Windows 95, Trackball Controller, TWAIN-compatible scanner, 1 MB DRAM video card, Sound Blaster compatible sound card, CD-ROM drive, and a VGA or higher monitor.
LIBRETTE TURNKEY SYSTEM & LIBRA TURNKEY SYSTEM
The Librette Turnkey System and Libra Turnkey System are personal computer systems pre-loaded with optical character recognition (OCR), screen magnification, web browser, and voice output software, designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Librette system includes a personal computer running the Windows XP operating system, with a monitor, printer, and scanner, pre-loaded with VIP Scan/Read/Write, a voice output OCR program, and PnC Net, a voice output web browser that enlarges web site content (see separate entries). The Libra turnkey system includes a more powerful personal computer running Windows XP, with a monitor, printer, and scanner, preloaded with VIP Scan/Read/Write, PnC Net, Microsoft Works Suite 2002, and the ZoomText Level 2 screen magnification program with voice output. DIMENSIONS: The Librette monitor is 17 inches; the Libra monitor is 19 inches.
PnC E-Mail is a voice output and large print e-mail program designed for use by individuals with low vision. This software sends and receives e-mail with POP3 e-mail service providers (e.g., earthlink.net, attbi.com, qwest.net, comcast.net, etc.), including both html and txt format. Speech synthesis and text enlargement controls are built into the program, which uses a "Pick 'n Click" user interface. Screens are designed to minimize the amount of text and buttons off the screen under enlargement. Operation is aided by verbal prompts. The program sends and receives attachments and includes a spell checker. It incorporates PnC Memo (see separate entry), a voice output/large print word processor. E-mails can be written by starting from either the e-mail program or PnC Memo. Unwanted incoming messages can be deleted without downloading. COMPATIBILITY: For use with IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95, 98, Me, or XP operating system.
PnC Memo is a voice output and large print word processor program designed for use by individuals with low vision. Users can write letters, memos, and other documents while viewing them in large print characters. Each letter and word is spoken when typed. The program includes a built-in spelling checker that can correct misspellings automatically, or allow the user to choose from a "Pick n Click" list of additional suggested words or type in a correction.
PnC Net is a voice output web browser designed for use by individuals with low vision. The browser reads the web page aloud and enlarges it on screen. Speech can be made to start at any selected point. As each word is spoken it is also highlighted. Page layout is preserved, with or without enlargement of pictures, and lines are word wrapped in order to keep all the text on the screen. The text is read down each column without skipping to the next column. The controls display menu selections in a list called "Pick æn Click" (PnC). Menu text can be enlarged as needed. Each menu item is highlighted and spoken with the arrow keys, a one-dimensional mouse movement, or by typing the first letter of the item to be highlighted. Selection of the menu item can be made with either a key or mouse button. Only two keys, in addition to the mouse or arrow keys, are needed to operate the program. Links can be downloaded by pressing the Tab key to select the Link, then pressing the Enter key. Pop-up windows can be automatically closed or not as desired. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP operating system.
VIP is an optical character recognition (OCR) program and low vision reading system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The program scans printed documents, books, and magazines and reads them aloud. Text also appears on-screen in the user's choice of font, letter size, letter spacing, colors, format, and presentation. Once configured, the program is controlled with four large buttons on a trackball mouse. Presentation options include text filling the full screen (Word Wrap); one word at a time (RSVP View); a single line scrolling across the screen (Marquee View); the original page with a magnified line of text scrolling beneath it (Page View); or an enlarged image of the page (Image View). Text is spoken in any of nine different voices in Word Wrap and RSVP Views, and may be turned on or off at will. Pages can be scanned, bookmarked, and stored for reading at a later time. Templates can be created to customize scanned areas on a page, such as the portions of interest of recurrent transactions or billing summaries. Images can be magnified and stored. The program comes with a digital library of over 600 books stored and indexed on a CD, and can read these electronic books. The program can also be used to create, send, save, and receive e-mail; write and edit memos with a talking keyboard with three speech modes (normal reading, proofreading, and spelling); and auto dial phone numbers stored in the talking address book. A large print/talking calculator is included for arithmetic operations. The program can also display full screen images when it is used on a personal computer with a video camera and an ATI All-in-Wonder Video Capture card (not included).
Web LV is a voice output Internet access device and word processor designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device allows the user to access the Internet and do personal computer functions such as e-mail and word processing without a personal computer. Commands are entered through a keyboard and Pick `n Click (PnC) menus. Using a phone line or network connection, the device provides e-mail and Internet access through speech synthesis and screen enlargement. It can be connected to a television, CCTV, or VGA monitor. When it is connected to a television, either with a composite or S-Video connection, the device uses the speakers built into the television, and switching between TV operation and Internet/e-mail/word processing is done with the television's remote control TV/Video button. Connecting to a CCTV monitor (not included) allows the user to magnify printed documents while performing Internet/e-mail functions with speech in a compact space. Switching between the Internet device and CCTV operation is done with the A/B switch built into some CCTVs. OPTIONS: Modem, speakers, and a printer. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 2.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches.
Products distributed by JBliss Imaging Systems (listed alphabetically)
Pico is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This unit fits in a purse or pocket, and can be used to read even in dimly lit surroundings. Images are magnified 3 to 11 times and displayed in color, positive text (black on white), negative text (white on black), or yellow on blue modes. POWER: Uses rechargeable battery (included). DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.1 x 6.5 x 3.5 inches. Display is 4 inches diagonally. WEIGHT: 10 ounces. WARRANTY: 30-day money back guarantee.
Quicklook Classic is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This electronic magnifier has a built-in color TFT (thin-film transistor) liquid crystal display (LCD), with magnification ranging from 2 to 5.5 times original size. Images can be viewed in full color, black and white, or reverse black and white, with four contrast levels to enhance the image. The magnifier can be turned on by tilting the camera module. It comes with a neck strap and a protective leatherette carrying case with a belt clip. POWER: Uses built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery for one hour and 15 minutes of continuous use. A Mains charger is included with charge time of two to three hours. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.1 x 6.5 x 3.7 inches, with 4-inch TFT display. WEIGHT: 10 ounces. WARRANTY: One year limited warranty on parts and labor.