Braille embossers don't often see major changes, but a new feature from Index is believed to be a first for modern braille printing. The forthcoming V5 line of their Basic, Everest, and Braille Box models will support printing directly from mobile phones and tablets. No details are included on which devices will be supported. V5 models will begin to ship in early 2016 starting with the production Braille Box model followed by the consumer oriented Basic and Everest models. Owners of current V4 embossers will also receive some of the new mobile functionality with a 2.0 firmware update scheduled for early 2016.Source: Index Braille
Interesting timing. I was just thinking about how far embossers lag behind printers yesterday. I'd imagine that, to serve the majority of the blind community, they'd support Apple's Airprint at the very least though there isn't much real translation software available for mobile devices so its use may be slightly limited.
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