Text-to Speech Peripheral Device
The Plustek BookReader features highly accurate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and auto document orientation. This combination guarantees correct output for TTS (Text to Speech). You only need to press one button, and the Plustek Book Reader will convert printed text into high quality speech with a lifelike voice.
• Plustek's BookReader integrates high-speed scanning, natural voice synthesis (for read back) and highly accurate text-to-speech and optical character recognition (OCR) functionality, all in one device. Additional features, especially designed for the vision impaired, include: magnifying functions, font controls, volume controls, speech controls, bookmark functions, PDF reading, etc. All of them combined make BookReader a highly versatile computer companion.
• The BookReader comes with OCR and text-to-speech (TTS) software. Both of them allow the scanner to copy and read the documents scanned. To use these features, the user simply places a book or document on the scanning platen and, with the touch of one button, the book is scanned for one's reading pleasure. With a single touch, the Book Reader transforms printed words into audio output which can be saved in MP3 format for archiving and later access.
• Embedded OCR guarantees accurate scan results and allows the software to rotate disoriented text to generate a clearer message for the user. The unit comes with Plustek patented SEE Technology which uses a curved lamp to provide a clear scan of the book without distortion along the spine of big, bulky books.
|Technology||Color CCD image sensor|
|Hardware Resolution||1200 dpi|
|Max. Flatbed Scanning area||216 x 297 mm (8.5" x 11.69", A4/ Letter Size)|
|Scan Mode||Single Pass|
|Power Consumption||18W (operation), 4.3W (idle)|
|Cable Length||Cable Length 150 cm (59.06")|
|System Requirements||IBM Compatible PC, with Pentium II or faster CPU, CD-ROM Driver, One available USB Port, 128 MB RAM (256MB recommended), 500 MB free HDD space, Microsoft Windows XP, 2000|
|Dimensions (D x W x H)||453 x 285 x 105 mm (18 x 11 x 4 inches)|
|Weight||Approx. 3900g / 8.5 lb (scanner only)|