The ComLink ULTRA-Lite is a direct selection and scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with speech or communication disabilities and severe physical or neurological disabilities. This device comes with a SoundPOD wearable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Users can remove the wireless SoundPOD from its magnetic docking cradle located on the back of the ULTRA-Lite and then then attach it to a lanyard (included) that fits around the user's neck. Users can convert back and forth from the neck-worn in-use configuration and the docked configuration with minimal dexterity requirements. With the SoundPOD worn on the neck lanyard, voice output originates from the upper body and the audio stream is directed toward the person being talked to, providing a more natural communication experience. The SoundPOD's small size and lightweight design allow it to be slipped underneath a shirt for a discrete and hidden communication solution. Designed to be fully accessible, the ULTRA-Lite supports a range of access methods, including touch screen (press, hold time-out), visual and auditory scanning (up to 8 switches), joysticks, sip and puff switches, optical head mouse and voice recognition. The device features the Life-Links Communication Suite with the progressive language development offerings of Language-Links covering both pragmatic and semantically based approaches to the extremely comprehensive capabilities of the Language-Links, Symbol-Links and Text-Links packages. Also included are the Key-links page set package providing an extensive assortment of on-screen keyboard layouts; Net-Links page set package with pages with tools necessary to successfully navigate the internet and email programs; Enviro-links page set package to be added to the chosen communication page set to provide access to the environmental controls built in to the device; Social-links communication package designed to allow users to actively participate in the social media options like Facebook and Twitter; Learning-links complements the school-age user’s communication page set, providing subject-specific page sets including math, reading, testing, spelling and more; and Leisure-links with a collection of fun-filled pages with games and activities. The ComLink ULTRA-Lite is equipped with a 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) Intel Atom Z530 processor, Windows 7, and a Super Sharp Touch Panel Display (1024 x 600 pixel resolution). It can function as a tablet computer in the standard configuration, but it is also available as a dedicated speech generating device (SGD). Other features include a built-in microphone, eight Acepela user-selectable adult and child synthesized voices, integrated WiFi and Bluetooth, automatic user file backup, a Product Tour that lets the user take a "test drive" of the pre-built page sets and the ComLink ULTRA-Lite's capabilities at any time, a handwriting hecognition feature and accompanying page integration that works seamlessly with word prediction for fast, effective speech output, wireless LAN, and the built-in FRS Remote Help Desk to enable skilled technical support team members to take control of the device remotely to solve technical issues, upload and download files or page sets, or show the user how to perform a programming function on the device. The user must grant permission and provide the ID number to permit access to the Remote Help Desk feature. It also has industrialized construction with high impact ABS+PC to provide exceptional durability and ruggednes. The device is equipped with LED indicators for power (ON: blue, standby: blue blinking); battery Plugged in: Blinking red, blinking amber, and blinking green indicate battery level and solid green indicates full charge. On batteries: red indicates 0 to 20 percent charge, amber indicates 20 to 70 percent charge, and green indicates 70 to 100 percent charge); and Bluetooth (active: blue). Also included are a detachable break-away lanyard for the SoundPOD, a USB keyboard, a USB wireless mouse, communication software CDs (2 additional activations), a stylus, and a Quick Start Guide. The unit is pre-loaded with Grid 2 software, Symbol Stix, and Widget software. POWER: Uses an internal lithium ion smart battery or the included alternating current (AC) adapter. The system enables hot swap battery exchange, allowing the battery to be changed without turning off the device. OPTIONS: PCS software, FlexABLE handle, and FlexABLE stand. DIMENSIONS (HxWxD): 6.3 x 8.3 x 1.4 inches. The screen measures 7 inches diagonally. WEIGHT: 2.3 pounds with hot swap battery. COLOR: Blue or pink. WARRANTY: One-year limited warranty on the device, parts and labor and a 30-day limited warranty on accessories
Notes: Intel and Windows 7 are registered trademarks. ** Atom, ComLink ULTRA-Lite, SoundPOD, Life-Links, Language-Links, Symbol-Links, Text-Links, Key-Links, Net-Links, Social-Links, Acapela, Enviro-Links, Learing-Links, Leisure-Links, FlexABLE, FRS Remote Help Desk, and Enable Eyes are trademarks. ** Manufacturer states that when configured as a dedicated speech generating device (SGD), this product meets the requirements of HCPCS code E2510.
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This product record was updated on August 18, 2012.
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