We've received a PDF file which appears to be a flyer for a new Victor Stream to be released by HumanWare. Earlier today, the company teased a release of a new product at the ATIA conference in orlando. The flyer lists several new features for this model including wireless 802.11N support, built-in clock, USB charging, Acapela speech output, and a 28 percent smaller size.
We have not been able to verify the authenticity of the flyer, though the content and features seem quite reasonable for a new stream. We'll post more information as we learn more.
You can download the flyer in .PDF or read the full text of the release below. Update: Blind Bargains is able to verify that the Victor Stream flyer did originate from Humanware.
Ready for the future of wireless content access Imagine having the latest novels, magazines, your favorite music, audio-described films, texts and your own voice recordings, all in the palm of your hand. With its new lightweight and compact design, Victor Reader Stream delivers hours of listening pleasure — ANY WHERE ! Far more than just another audio player, the new Stream’s wireless capabilities open up the world to people who are blind or visually impaired. VictorReader ® Stream THE ALL-NEW VICTOR READER STREAM Smart. Small. Simple. Expanding the Stream Reading Experience Smaller The new Victor Reader Stream is 28% smaller than its predecessor. Its new sleek design is thinner and features rounded shapes, making it more comfortable to hold. Smarter The new Stream opens new possibilities for receiving content wirelessly, from books and newspapers to podcasts and radio. It also features a louder speaker, superior text-to-speech, and improved recording. Simple The high contrast, robust, tactile keypad and popular Victor Reader bookshelf navigation still make this Stream the easiest to use hand-held player on the market. A multimedia library in your pocket Taking your books, music and much more ever y where you go is so easy with the new Victor Reader Stream’s excellent features: • Supports up to 32GB removable SD cards and external USB flash drives. • Read books from DAISY libraries: NLS, Bookshare, Learning Ally. • Enjoy books and music from iTunes. • Play text documents with built-in text-to-speech from Acapela. Record audio with a simple touch Use the built-in mono microphone or your own stereo microphone to record voice notes, to-do lists, classroom lectures or from a line-in device. Exceptional user friendliness The new Victor Reader Stream has been designed with user-friendly, real-world features. Replaceable battery recharges via your computer USB or USB AC adapter Built-in speaker and headphone jack Self-voicing controls Read at your pace by controlling playback speed Sleep key – playback stops if you fall asleep Information key announces book title, time elapsed/ remaining, total pages and more Where Am I key announces reading position such as page, chapter, or song title Key describer announces the functions of each key High contrast, robust, tactile keypad for ease of use and long-term service Free software updates over wireless network Navigate quickly and easily The new Stream has simple navigation to deliver the ultimate user experience. Locate files, books, audio recordings quickly and simply with just a key press. Browse DAISY books by chapter, section, or phrase Move through text files by paragraph, sentence, word Go To Page key finds pages just like turning to a specific page in a printed book Never lose your place: your Stream automatically resumes where you left off Bookmark important passages — even record your own voice annotations Navigate MP3 books and music by folder or file For more information, to arrange a free demonstration or to purchase the NEW Victor Reader Stream contact us today. U.S.A. 1 800 722-3393 CANADA 1 888 723-7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.humanware.comWireless protocol: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n VictorReader ® Stream Specifi cations Dimensions: 114 x 62 x 18 mm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.7 in.) Weight: 110 g (3.9 oz) including battery DAISY formats supported: 2.0, 2.0.2, and ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002/2005 (DAISY 3) Audio formats: MP4-AAC, AMR-WB+, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, WAV Text-to-speech: Acapela (2 voices) to play brf, txt, html, xml, DOCX, EPUB SD slot supports up to 32GB SDHC cards Li-Ion battery: Rechargeable via USB or USB AC adapter Recharging time: 5 hours via AC adapter Operating time: Up to 15 hours on headphones (may vary depending on content and player settings) Built-in speaker and 3.5 mm headphone jack Micro USB port for connecting to external USB flash drives or computer Recording format: PCM, Wav, MP3 Microphone: Built-in mono and 3.5 mm stereo jack Power/data jack: Micro USB Firmware upgrade via SD or online Real-time clock with date/time announcementCategory: Portable Devices
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