The DynaVox V+ is a direct selection or scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with significant communication, speech, language and learning disabilities. This device can be used for day-to-day communication and real-time communication in person or via text message or e-mail, and by phone. The device also supports language and literacy development. The V+ is available as a Dedicated communication device or in an open configuration that provides the user access to all areas of the fully-functioning Windows 7 computer. It has a molded magnesium outer shell and a water-resistant LCD touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 600. Users can access the device via direct selection, scanning, joystick, audio touch, mouse pause and head-trackers, and Morse code. The V+ includes DynaVox Series 5 Software with InterAACT, the built-in language framework provides distinctive vocabularies for users of differing ages, physical and cognitive abilities, and levels of independence. This communicator also offers a variety of speech output options. E-mail and text messaging features are built into the communication software, while the open version of the device provides users with access to Windows-based software applications and the Internet. Onscreen keyboards and mouse controls enable those with physical disabilities to access Window-based applications in addition to the communication software. The onboard infrared (IR) environmental control unit also allows users to control IR phones and common household appliances, such as TVs and DVD players, equipped with infrared receivers as well as X-10 controllers. Integrated eBook Reader software allows users to download books in DAISY and text formats and read them aloud with the device. Two front-mounted, full-range speakers ensure that messages are delivered crisply and clearly. It has an Intel Atom 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) processor with 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM and an 80-GB solid state drive to allow users to store pictures, and MP3 and video files. Each device features four USB 2.0 ports, two standard switch ports, an external speaker (headphone) jack and a microphone jack. The V+ also has integrated Bluetooth (for use with wireless keyboards and mobile phone text messaging) and WiFi capabilities. Microsoft Windows 7, a 1-GB flash drive, carrying handle/stand, shoulder strap, Quick Start Guide, Page Editing Software (on two CDs), CDs containing Training Materials, User Content and Upgrade Files, DynaVox Series 5 Software with InterAACT, DynaSyms Symbols, Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), AT&T Natural voices, Acapela HQ Child and Adult voices, Microsoft English Voices, Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro, and a stylus pen are also included. In addition to U.S. English, the V+ is available U.K. English, German and bi-lingual Spanish/English or French/English versions at no extra cost (must be specified at time of purchase). POWER: Uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or a power adapter (included). Average battery run time is 9.5 hours per charge. OPTIONS: Transportation carrying cases, accessible carrying cases, AccessIT, PhoneIT, various computer accessories, headmouse/headtracker, DECtalk and a wheelchair power adapter converter. DIMENSIONS (DxHxW): 2.75 x 8 x 9 inches. The touchscreen is 8.4 inches. WEIGHT: 4 pounds, 8 ounces. COLOR: Black outer shell. WARRANTY: 1 year all-inclusive, with up to four additional years available.
Notes: This product replaced the DynaVox V (see separate record). ** Manufacturer states that the "Dedicated setup" of the V+ runs communication software only and is designed to meet the "speech-generating device" criteria established by Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party insurers. With the Dedicated setup users will not have access to other applications on the system. ** V+, Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro, and InterAAACt are registered trademarks of DynaVox. ** Windows 7 is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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This product record was updated on July 20, 2012.