- Product Overview
PEARL Is a portable reading solution for blind and vision-impaired users.
The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your printed material with an array of human-sounding voices.
Lightning Fast OCR
The PEARL expands the features of OpenBook 9 to provide instant OCR. Press a keystroke to snap a picture, and hear your book read back to you with Eloquence or one of the human-sounding voices from RealSpeak Solo Direct®. You control the reading rate and voice.
Automatic Page Capture
In automatic mode, the PEARL senses motion, so it knows to snap an image whenever you turn a page. Place your paperback novel sideways, and the PEARL will snap two pages at a time and maintain the pagination. For larger books, you can capture even pages first, and then flip the book over to capture the odd pages. You can keep turning pages and capturing images while OpenBook reads to you.
Read All Kinds of Documents
Use the PEARL to read books, magazines, and bills. OpenBook identifies columns and places them in logical reading order. Change the language setting to read foreign language documents with native speaker voices.
Reformat Text for Easier Reading
Once your page has been captured, you have multiple options for viewing the information. You can display the text so that it wraps on the screen, enlarge the font, change the font style, and change the foreground and background colors. Have the individual words highlighted as they are spoken.
Use as an Electronic Magnifier
Use the PEARL to show a live video image on your PC to fill out forms. Snap a picture to show the enlarged image on your PC, and navigate with the virtual XY table from the keyboard. The PEARL works in most room lighting. If the room is dark, simply turn on the built-in LED lighting.
Take It with You Anywhere
The PEARL is the ultimate in portable scanning and reading. It sets up in seconds to provide a stable platform for the camera with alignment features to ensure you capture a good image every time. It runs off a single USB port – no battery or external power supply required. When you are ready to move on, the PEARL folds up into a compact 740gm, 356x75x54mm package and zips into its protective neoprene case. Carry it by its shoulder strap or slip it into your briefcase or backpack.
Note: PEARL only works with OpenBook and JAWS software