PEARL Portable Magnifier and Reading Camera


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Mftr: Freedom Scientific
SKU: 900280-007
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The portable scan and read system

The PEARL Portable Magnifier and Reading Camera, combined with JAWS, Fusion, or OpenBook scanning and reading software, brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human-sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material and begins reading it aloud instantly.

In automatic mode, the PEARL Portable Magnifier and Reading Camera senses motion, so it knows to snap an image and begin reading again whenever you turn a page. The PEARL sets up in seconds and folds into a compact 14”x 3”x 2 1/8” package, and zips into its protective neoprene case for maximum portability.

  • Plug and Play USB with JAWS, Fusion, and OpenBook 9
  • Motion Sensor to detect new pages for Multi-Page scanning
  • Built-in LED lighting for dim settings
  • Scan 20 pages per minute while reading

Big Update For Pearl Camera

Introducing FSCamDSBridge, the software that makes your PEARL camera available to any Windows app.

Highlighted Features:

  • Allows the PEARL camera to now be used on any computer for text-to-speech
  • Can we used with JAWSOpenBook, or and any 3rd party product
  • Helps with to make sure companies are compliant for paper accessibility

<Click here to read more about FSCamDSBridge and access the download>

Turn your computer into a portable scan and read system on the fly with a PEARL add-on.

In JAWS and Fusion our convenient OCR feature supports input from the PEARL camera, allowing users to capture and recognize a page in seconds. The PEARL is a highly portable document camera, take it anywhere you take your laptop and always be ready to read otherwise inaccessible print documents.

Once recognition is complete, the text is displayed in the Results Viewer where you can use standard reading commands to review the text or select and copy it to other applications. When capturing from the PEARL, JAWS announces the page orientation such as “sideways”, “upside down”, or “right side up.” This is especially helpful for users who need to make sure a page is positioned correctly for folding and inserting into an envelope so the correct information is showing through the window.

 Additional OpenBook features

  • Add comments and highlighting to scanned text
  • OpenBook scanning identifies columns and places them in logical reading order
  • Saves in many formats including BRL or even Audio
  • Export to other applications like Microsoft® Word or Notepad

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