Basic-D V5 Double Sided Braille Embosser


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For years, the Basic-D V5 Braille Embosser has been the most sold braille embosser in the world. It uses fan-folded paper to produce single or double-sided braille. Basic-D V5 is a compact and powerful tractor-fed Braille printer as it has always been; but now it’s available with new modern features like Wi-fi connection, embossing from USB memory and braille printing from mobile devices.

An even better Basic-D

Though the physical appearance has not changed, the Basic-D V5 has been updated to include all the latest Braille techniques and compatibility with mainstream technology.

Region defined layouts

Select and save region specific layouts or operate using 1-9 layout options including user defined.

Horizontal & Vertical Braille printing

Emboss Braille horizontally or vertically (sideways) on the page using the Basic-D V5 Braille embosser.

Light to sharpen the design

Light is an important design component in all V5 embossers and a hallmark for its technology level. It both guides the user interface and decorates the embosser.

An enjoyable user interface

The control panel is a local user interface which allows the user to interact with the braille embosser and provides complete embosser control.

Emboss & manage from portable devices

Index Braille V5 embossers are compatible with portable devices. With the use of your portable device and Index’s own idB (free), endless braille embossing options are available directly from your smart phone, tablet or portable PC.

Even better braille quality

The V5 solenoids (hammers) offer even better braille dot quality, a longer life cycle, higher embossing speed and lower power consumption.

idB : Index-direct-Braille

idB is a direct braille printing application built in the V5 braille embosser. It is available free of charge and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers.

Affordable price

Full of truly useful features and endless braille embossing opportunities, Index V5 braille embossers still maintain the most affordable braille printer price comparatively.

Acapela synthetic speech

In V5 embossers the speech feedback is generated by Acapela synthetic speech. This enables easy feedback when controlling the embosser user interface.

Remote support

Get Index Braille embosser support from anywhere in the world by simply connecting to our remote support function embedded in the V5 embosser.

Interpoint Braille

High quality Braille on both sides of the paper, known as interpoint or double-sided braille, is an Index Braille trademark.

USB host port

Connect a USB memory stick directly to any Index V5 braille embosser via USB host port to directly print braille documents or backup and restore embosser settings.

The Index BrailleApp is a game-changer of Braille editors. It is included free-of-charge, for an unlimited number of users in all Index V5 printers.

  • Braille editor with Previewing, editing and saving of the braille document
  • Braille layout monitoring, selection and editing
  • Monitoring of the embosser, status, update, network, Bluetooth and USB memory stick
  • Communication setup, network and Bluetooth

Index BrailleApp is available in all Index V5 printers, connected to a LAN and upgraded to the latest firmware.

Braille Printing Made Easy

Basic-D V5 Double Sided Braille Embosser

By using the BrailleApp and any V5 printer a standard document may be printed in braille without additional software or braille knowledge.

Index BrailleApp

  • Index BrailleApp is available in all Index V5 printers, connected to a LAN and upgraded to the latest firmware.
  • Supports literary and contracted braille in more than 150 languages (Liblouis table)
  • Intuitive setup. The BrailleApp uses the translation and formatting parameters defined by the printer’s active layout.
  • Easy to use, no license or registration is required.
  • Supports operating systems such as Windows, iOS, Android, Linux, Unix.
  • Supports standard browsers such as Internet Chrome, Safari, Firefox.

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BrailleApp PrintingBasic-D V5 Double Sided Braille Embosser

How to print standard documents

  • Select the browse button in the BrailleApp home page. Select your standard file (.doc, docx, pdf, ePub).
  • Press “preview”. Now the braille text will be presented on your screen,
    • Braille presentation is default. It can be edited by six-key-entry where f=1, d=2, s=3, j=4, k=5 and l=6 or any dot combination.
    • MIT Ascii. In this window the braille text is presented as corresponding standard American text. The braille document may be edited with a standard keyboard.
    • Text representation is generated with the back translation in Liblouis. The text window cannot be edited.
  • To print, go to Braille representation, select number of copies/range and print.
  • The edited braille file may be saved.

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Braille Labels

Basic-D V5 Double Sided Braille Embosser

Label printing features in the BrailleApp:

  • Setup of user defined label including size, margins, position, number of labels etc.
  • Printing of single and double sided labels
  • Supports Index V5 printers

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Basic-D V5 Double Sided Braille Embosser



Product Manual

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Embossing speed cps: 100 cps
Single-sided: Yes
Double-sided: Yes
Vertical printing (newspaper) : Yes
Braille font: 2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm
Tactile resolution: 50 dpi
Forming method: 13 hammers/anvils

Tractor-fed: Yes
Single sheet feeder
Paper roll
Paper weight: 120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)
Paper width: 5-13 in
Paper length: 1-17 in
Paper formats: Adjustable

Height: 13 cm (5.12 in)
Width: 52 cm (20.47 in)
Depth: 26 cm (10.24 in)
Net volume: 17.58 dm3 (0.62 ft3)
Net weight: 7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)
Noise level: 80 dB(A)
Noise level with acoustic protection: 60 dB(A)
User interface: Braille and ink labelled panel with multilingual speech feedback
USB: Yes
Network: Yes
Serial port: Yes
Web: Yes
Firmware upgrade: Via internet always free of charge
LED feedback: 3 LED on front panel and 4 on back side
Printer drivers: Windows 32/64 bit

Voltage: 100-240 V AC
Power max: 140 W
Power stand by: 5 W
Eco power down: 0.0.5 W

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