|Product Number:||BS 40|
|Manufacturer:||Handy Tech Elektronik|
|Sub-total||$ 6,345.00 USD|
Number of Cells: 40
Operating System Compatibility: All
Power Supply: A/C and Battery
Serial Port: Yes
USB Port: Yes
Parallel Port: Yes
Printer Port: Yes
Keyboard Port: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Battery Type: Built-in
Battery Life (Hours): 8
File Storage: Yes
Note Taking: Yes
Braille Translation: Yes
Braille Manuals: Optional
Dimensions: 23 x 9,65 x 0,94 inch
Weight (Lbs): 6
The Next Generation
The Braille Star 40 is an ergonomically optimized Braille Display with 40 piezoelectric Braille Cells. The Braille Star is designed for the combination with a laptop. With its integrated Note Taker function, the Braille Star 40 becomes a star. In the combination with a keyboard the Braille Star can be used as a stand-alone notetaker. It is extremely compact and low and is equipped with both a serial and a USB interface.
Each Braille Cell of the Braille Star 40 is equipped with a Cursor Routing Key which allows one to position the cursor at the reading position without lifting the finger from the Braille Display.
The Braille Star can be used with the most diverse laptops. The surface for placing the laptop can be varied individually by simply pulling it out. The Braille Star will be delivered with a carrying bag that can alternatively be used as a backpack or a shoulder bag.
The Braille Star is equipped with a USB as well as a serial port which makes it very flexible to connect.
The Braille Star can be used with a variety of screen-reading products for the different Operating Systems like Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP, Linux and DOS.
The Braille Star becomes a star through the possibility of using it directly in combination with a keyboard as notetaker. The Braille Star is light in weight and compact and can be carried anywhere. With its 20-hour battery capacity, it can be perfectly used mobile during studies and on the job.
With just one keyboard, you can take notes and control the PC. The keyboard which is directly connected to the Braille Star can be switched between taking notes and controlling the PC. The mounting surface for the laptop on the Braille Star can be adjusted easily by pulling out the sliding mechanism.
The keyboard can be switched directly between PC-use and note-taking mode. Selecting between USB and serial port can be done directly via a switch on the Braille Star itself.
The Triple Action Concept
The triple action keys are a new concept to use many functions with one key. The triple action keys allows one to activate three functions by pressing the upper or lower part or the middle of the key. The triple action keys are ergonomically located for the reading hand.
The Braille Star is completely ergonomically designed. The tactile surface of the Braille elements are concavely shaped for the perfect feel. As a result reading in a relaxed position is a real pleasure for the hand. The function keys fit the natural position of the fingers and are ideal for ergonomical input.
The concave triple action keys are located directly beside the Braille cells of the Braille Star. There is no gap between the Braille elements and the edge of the keyboard on top. No disturbing keys are located in between. That means that there is only minimum distance between Braille display and keyboard.