Orbit Research’s New iBill Talking Money Identifier Makes Life Simpler for the Visually Impaired
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Orbit Research today announced the launch of the second-generation iBill Talking Money Identifier for people who are blind, visually-impaired or deaf-blind. Building upon the success of the revolutionary iBill, the new model provides numerous enhancements in ease of use, while maintaining the groundbreaking features that set the original product apart from the competition. It provides the most convenient and affordable means to identify money, the everyday task that most people take for granted, but which can be a challenge for people with visual impairments since all denominations of US currency are the same size.
The new iBill remains the world’s most affordable money identifier, retaining the extremely high accuracy (better than 99.9%), compactness (3 by 1.6 by 0.7 inches) and speed (less than one second to identify most bills) of the original model. Its key-fob design is now sleeker, and the new rounded shape is even more convenient to carry in a pocket, purse or on a keychain or lanyard. It now provides significantly enhanced volume, an earphone jack for privacy, recessed buttons to prevent inadvertent activation and improved ease of bill insertion. A custom leather case is now also available, providing protection and the ability to clip on to a belt or purse strap. The unit is upgradeable to recognize new banknote designs and is backed by a one-year warranty from Orbit Research, with toll-free customer support.
“Most of our customers told us that there was nothing more they wanted from the iBill, but some wished for higher volume and the ability to use an earphone. We believe this new model will better serve all our customers and make the iBill more usable for people with hearing loss. People who are older and losing their vision and hearing feel cut off and concerned when they are not sure what money they are handing people or receiving as change. This product will significantly enhance their sense of independence and security,” said a spokesperson for Orbit Research. “We don’t believe in standing still. Innovation is in our DNA,” she added.
The new iBill will begin shipping immediately and Orbit Research is accepting orders now.
Specializing in the development and manufacture of products for people with disabilities, Orbit Research’s mission is to employ cutting-edge technology to develop innovative and affordable products that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle.
Contact: Carla Morris, (888) 606-7248
3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 585,
Wilmington, DE 19808, U.S.A.
Tel: (888) 606-7248
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SOURCE Orbit Research