Another big assistive technology merger appears to be in the works. ABiSee, well-known for its line of scanning and reading machines including the Eye-Pal Ace, and Freedom Scientific, makers of the JAWS for Windows screen reader, video magnifiers, and the Focus braille displays has joined forces according to a press release. According to the release, Freedom Scientific will begin distributing ABiSe's line of reading products and ABISee founder Leon Reznik will become a member of the Freedom Scientific team. We've reached out in an attempt to get more details on this developing story and included the full press release below.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Scientific, the global leader in assistive technology for those who are low vision or blind, and ABiSee, the leading developer and manufacturer of scanning and reading solutions, announced today that they have joined together to provide an unprecedented portfolio of innovative hardware and software products for the visually impaired.
"Freedom Scientific will provide expanded marketing and support for the products we've developed at ABiSee," said Leon Reznik, ABiSee founder and CEO, "delivering our solutions to many more people who need them around the world. We look forward to working with Freedom Scientific's proven development team to create the solutions of the future that will enhance the quality of life and enable independent living for those who are blind or low vision."
"Our sales team and distributors have been eager to have cutting edge scanning and reading products like those from ABiSee to offer to our customers worldwide," said John Blake, President and CEO of Freedom Scientific. "From the introduction of Zoom-Ex in 2006, their first camera-based OCR solution, to the new Eye-Pal ACE Plus portable and wireless OCR device, ABiSee has consistently set the standard for speed, accuracy, and ease-of-use. Adding Leon to our team will ensure a continued pace of innovation, incorporating OCR and other technologies into our product roadmap."
About Freedom Scientific
Freedom Scientific is the leading worldwide provider of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. The Company sells its products worldwide and has offices in Florida and Switzerland. The Company's products have been translated into 24 languages and are available in 55 countries. For more information visit www.FreedomScientific.com.
ABiSee, Inc., a provider of smart readers and CCTV for the blind and visually impaired, was founded in 2005. The pioneer in offering a camera-based instant scanner, reader and magnifier, Zoom-Ex, it has since grown to be a multi-million dollar manufacturer of technologically-advanced, yet easy-to-use devices. Their products are popular with everyone from students to the elderly.
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