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--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 7/95) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE.--- DAVID is a notebook size personal computer created especially for the blind for use in the classroom, the office, or at home. DAVID incorporates all access technologies for the blind including tactile Braille display, Braille keyboard, and synthetic speech voice output and integrates them with a 386 computer system. Features include an Optical Sensor Cursor Routing (OSCR) technology (operates as a Braille "mouse") that monitors the user's hand position above the Braille display and may automatically position the cursor at the desired cell, call out attributes, invoke speech, and other functions; full screen compression on status elements (allows the user to determine whether there is text on a specific line); menu driven user configurable keyboard; variety of preprogrammed macros, overlay commands and functions; interfaces for access to outside computers. KEYBOARD: Standard 9-key Braille keyboard with 6 navigation keys, 12 function keys and 4 mode Switches. The 16 key entry pad controls as many as 15 layers of commands and 240 user-definable functions. DISPLAY: The tactile, refreshable Braille display is composed of 40 8-dot Piezo-Electric Braille cells, plus an additional 4 Braille cell Status/Attribute display. VOICE OUTPUT: DAVID has high quality synthetic speech output with a switchable choice of 3 languages (from 4 available: English, French, Spanish, and German). PROCESSOR: Intel 386SL operating at 20 MHz. MEMORY: DAVID includes 6 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM), an 80 MB hard disk, and a 1.44 MB diskette drive. INTERFACES: Serial, parallel, VGA monitor, QWERTY keyboard, computer access. SOFTWARE: System software is BIOS-ROM overlay, Operating System is MS-DOS 4.01. DAVID runs on all DOS based application software like WordPerfect, Lotus, etc. In addition, DAVID comes loaded with VISION and SWING. VISION is an integrated desktop environment for blind users that is memory-resident, runs parallel to other applications, and offers functions like text editing, text retrieval, database, mailmerge, form editor/filler, filer, communications, calculators, clock, calendar, and more. (See separate entry.) SWING is a memory-resident Braille translator that renders screen contents or entire files into Grade 2 Braille. COMPATIBILITY: DAVID can be hooked up to outside computers, and an optional QWERTY keyboard and VGA monitor can be added to interface with sighted teachers, business partners or other individuals. POWER: Battery operated or mains through charger. Operation time up to 5 hours on fully charged battery. The charger, with automatic switching from 90V to 250V; 50/60 Hz, has a charge time of 2.5 hours. DIMENSIONS: 12.85 x 10 x 2.6 inches. WEIGHT: 7.9 pounds. COLORS: Red and black.
Notes: The 386 models will be replaced towards the end of 1994 with 486 models; therefore, the 386's are be offered at the above reduced prices while quantities last. ** SWING is licensed by Duxbury Systems. ** Purchase includes DAVID; MS-DOS 5.1; SWING; VISION; power supply/charger; leather carrying case with shoulder strap; and manuals in Braille print, and on disk. ** Manufactured by BAUM Elektronik and distributed by BAUM USA.
Price: 10475.00 to 7975.00.
This product record was updated on October 22, 2002.
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Baum USA, AccessAbility Technologies, Inc.
To the best of our knowledge, this company no longer sells assistive products. We list inactive companies for reference purposes only. The contact information listed is the last known for this company; current contact information is not available. If you have updated information on this company, please contact AbleData.17525 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 303
Encino, California 91316-3843
Telephone: 800-225-3150 or 415-960-2253.
Web: No known web address.
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