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Exclusive: HumanWare to Unveil SmartView 360 Desktop Magnifier

We've obtained literature from HumanWare regarding a forthcoming magnification product for low vision users called the SmartView 360. The 360 refers to the ability of the camera to tilt in various directions. It includes three viewing modes, desktop, distance and self view and features a 19-inch LCD monitor. No pricing information is available. We've included a text version of the brochure after the jump.

Enjoy a view
of the world around you
For more information, to arrange for a free demonstration
or to purchase a SmartView 360 contact us today.
In the U.S.A.
Tel.: 1 800 722-3393
In Canada
Tel.: 1 888 723-7273
With its integrated camera and monitor, the
SmartView 360 magnifies images to help you
clearly see the world around you. It’s easy to
position the camera to see across a room,
enlarge any text or act as a magnifying mirror.
Easy to use, easy to see...
for students to seniors
Classroom work, studying and homework
are made easier through the power and
versatility of the SmartView 360. From the
blackboard to books, students of all ages can
quickly and easily move the camera for a
clearer view.
For seniors, the SmartView 360 makes
everyday life much easier. Simply point the
camera to read important instructions,
books and mail, and for personal tasks such
as applying make-up and styling hair.
Main features:
• Integrated 19” LCD monitor
• 3 viewing modes: desktop, distance and self view
• Simple full function control panel
• Autofocus camera with focus lock
• Find function
• Line and blinds
• Desktop – 2.6x to 57x
• Distance – 0.6x to 27x
• Self view – 1x to 4x
• Field of view (minimum magnification):
138 x 85 mm
• Color mode
• 16 user selectable enhanced contrast modes
• Positive and negative combinations
• Black on white
• Blue on white
• Blue on yellow
• Black on yellow
• Black on purple
• Black on blue
• Black on orange
• Black on green
• Full adjustment for ambient lighting conditions
• 110-240 V AC 50 – 60 Hz
• Weight: 8 kg (18 lbs)
• Size: 41 x 25 x 55 cm (16.2 x 9.8 x 21.7 in )
• On/Off
• Zoom
• Brightness
• Color mode
• Enhanced contrast mode
• Find
• Line and blinds
• Focus lock
A clear view in every direction
It’s easy to rotate, point and position the SmartView 360’s camera
to where you need to see — either in front of the monitor or to
the side. When moved from one position to another, the camera
parameters are automatically saved to memory for quick recall.
View text in a book with the black and white enhanced contrast
or simply twist the camera for a full-color image of a blackboard
or presentation screen.
Quick and easy to use
Use the camera’s precise zoom control
to adjust the magnification in precise
steps to the level that best suits your
needs. Just one press of a button quickly
switches from seeing the image in full
color to viewing text in an enhanced
contrast mode. Press the “find” button
for a quick overview of what you are
viewing and to easily locate what you
want to magnify.
Fits any workspace
The SmartView 360’s compact design
takes up less desk space than 2 sheets of
paper. Whether you place material in
front of the monitor or to the side, the
camera is easily moved to view multiple
documents spread over your workspace.
"I love my SmartView 360
because the camera is so
flexible. If I want to look at
something that's close or far
away, it's so easy to just
point and zoom!"
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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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