HumanWare unveils the SmartView 360, the electronic magnifier that provides a clear view in all directions

October 26, 2010

LONGUEUIL, QC, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ – HumanWare proudly announces the
arrival of a product so practical, it’s simply smart: the SmartView 360
features an integrated camera that magnifies images to help people with
low-vision, regardless of age, to clearly see the world all around

The SmartView 360 will help students view text in a book with an
enhanced black and white contrast control; then they can simply twist
the camera for a full-color image of a blackboard or presentation
screen. Seniors will find the SmartView 360 especially helpful for
everyday uses such as reading instructions, books and mail, and for
personal tasks such as applying make-up and styling hair.

“We are very excited to introduce the SmartView 360 for the first time
publicly at the ATIA Conference in Chicago on October 27. It will give
people a hands-on experience to better understand its ease of use. We
wanted to offer our customers a tool that they can simply plug in and
work with. This one is practically intuitive. It’s smart and simple at
the same time,” says Gilles Pepin, CEO of HumanWare.

Rotating, positioning and pointing the SmartView 360′s camera is easy.
When moved from one position to another, these parameters are
automatically saved to memory for quick recall. The camera’s specific
zoom control adjusts magnification in precise steps to a level that
suits the user’s needs. The press of a button quickly switches from
seeing an image in full color to viewing text in an enhanced contrast
mode.  Plus, a “find” button provides a quick overview of what the user
is viewing and easily locates what needs to be magnified.

Compact design is yet another of the SmartView 360′s strengths. It
requires less desk space than 2 sheets of paper. And whether the
material to be viewed is placed in front or to the side of the monitor,
the camera is easily moved for viewing multiple documents spread over a

Orders for the new SmartView 360 are being taken now and shipping will
begin in mid-November (price: $2,195 USD).

For more details about the SmartView 360, visit www.humanware.com/smartview360

About HumanWare

HumanWare is the global leader in assistive technologies for the print
disabled. HumanWare provides products to people who are blind and have
low vision and students with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a
full range of low vision products including the SmartView Synergy
desktop video magnifier, the SmartView Pocket and Versa handheld
electronic magnifiers, and the myReader2, HumanWare’s unique
“auto-reader”. HumanWare’s other innovative products include the
BrailleNote Apex, the leading productivity device for the blind in
education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader product
line, the world’s leading digital audiobook players, and the ClassMate
Reader, the only portable book player to offer synchronized text and
audio for individuals.

SOURCE HumanWare

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