Repro-Tronics, Inc.75 Carver Avenue
Westwood, New Jersey 07675
Telephone: 800-948-8453 or 201-722-1880.
Products manufactured by Repro-Tronics, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
Aesop is a voice output keyboard interface designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. Designed to aid users with vision disabilities in learning touch typing, the unit is connected to a PS/2 standard computer keyboard and speaks each letter as it is typed in a digitized human-quality mail voice. Features include calculation of typing speed up to 99 words per minute, adjustable volume via the keyboard, and headphone or internal speaker output. POWER: Uses a 9-volt battery or alternating current (AC) adaptor. DIMENSIONS: 65 x 110 x 28 millimeters. WEIGHT: 210 grams, including battery.
Flexi-Paper is tactile graphics paper designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Flexi-Paper can be used with the Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) and Tactile Image Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) tactile graphics embossers or with a Thermo-Pen (see separate entries) to create tactile maps, tactile educational materials, and other tactile documents. Flexi-Paper documents can be folded or crumpled without creasing or distorting the tactile image. Flexi-Paper is sold in multiple lots of 100 sheets. DIMENSIONS:: Sheets are available in 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 8.5 x 11 inches, 11 x 11.5 inches, or 11 x 17 inches.
TACTILE IMAGE ENHANCER
The Tactile Image Enhancer (TIE) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. To create a tactile image, the user first puts an ink image onto a type of tactile imaging paper called Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This can be done with a photocopy machine, an inkjet printer, a soft lead artist's pencil, a china marker, or the Sanford Uni-Ball pen. The sheet is then inserted in the TIE and a tactile image is created. This device can be used to create tactile maps, graphs, charts, calendars, etc. OPTIONS: One-hundred sheet packages of Flexi-Paper in 8.5 x 11 inches, 11 x 11.5 inches, and 11 x 17 inches are available. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 8 x 5 x 20 inches. WEIGHT: 18 pounds.
TACTILE IMAGE ENHANCER JUNIOR
The Tactile Imager Enhancer Junior (TIE Junior) is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The TIE Junior produces tactile documents using Flexi-Paper (see separate entry). This model is smaller, lighter, and more portable than the Original Tactile Image Enhancer (see separate entry). TIE Junior's design eliminates the need for feed and exit trays. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 4.75 x 5.75 x 14.75 inches. Weight: 3 pounds.
Thermo-Pen I is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Thermo-Pen I is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on Flexi - Paper tactile graphics paper (see separate entry). Thermo-Pen I is a portable device that works with a battery pack. When the pen is plugged into the battery pack it is ready to produce images directly onto Flexi - Paper. A tactile image is formed on Flexi-Paper by holding Thermo-Pen I vertically and passing it slowly across the paper (no pressure necessary). POWER: Uses two 9-volt batteries (not included).
Thermo-Pen II is a thermal pen designed for use in the creation of tactile images and messages for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Like Thermo-Pen I (see separate entry), Thermo-Pen II is a writing instrument designed to create a raised image directly on tactile graphics paper. By holding the pen vertically above a sheet of Flexi-Paper (see separate entry) and passing it slowly across the paper (no pressure necessary), a tactile image is formed. Thermo-Pen II also creates tactile images at a higher rate of speed than Thermo-Pen I. It has a built-in control knob that turns it on and off and controls the temperature of the tip. POWERS: Uses standard household current.
Products distributed by Repro-Tronics, Inc. (listed alphabetically)
DUXBURY BRAILLE TRANSLATOR FOR WINDOWS (DBT WIN)
The Duxbury Braille Translator for Windows (DBT Win) is a Braille translation program designed to provide Braille computer output for individuals who are blind. DBT Win is also designed to help persons who are not familiar with Braille as well as professional Braille transcribers to create highly accurate Braille versions of school textbooks and other teaching materials, office memos, restaurant menus, and signs compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Features include compatibility with speech output programs, refreshable Braille displays, and all major Braille printers; ability to import from popular word processors such as WordPerfect and Microsoft Word; Grade 1 and Grade 2 Braille translation in numerous languages, with Grade 2 translation available for most languages that use Grade 2 Braille; American Computer Braille Code and American Math/Science Code (Nemeth Code) translation; bidirectional (print-to-Braille and Braille-to-print) translation; textbook layout according to Braille Authority of North America (BANA) or Braille Authority of the United Kingdom (BAUK) standards; interline printing with ink and Braille aligned on the same page; the Duxbury Braille Font for viewing Braille dots within other programs; documentation in print, Braille, and electronic formats; and unlimited technical support by telephone, e-mail, or fax. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 25ight megabytes (MB) hard disk space, and Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP or Vista. WARRANTY: 90 days.
TagPad is a touch pad designed for use in the creation of tactile graphics for persons who are blind or have low vision. The TagPad is used in conjunction with tactile graphics programs such as QikTac (see separate entry) and TraceME (see entry for Tactile Graphics Designer Pro). To create an image in a diagram format suitable for tactile graphics, the TagPad is connected to a computer running one of these programs, and the user traces a photograph, drawing, or other picture placed on the TagPad. The resulting diagram can then be edited and sent to a braille printer or tactile graphics embosser using the tactile graphics program. DIMENSIONS: TagPad comes in two sizes, 15 or 17 inches.