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Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
Acrobat HD Long Arm & Short Arm
Full-color, portable, auto-focus rotating camera on a flexible "long" or a sturdy "short" camera arm designed to enable users with low vision the ability to perform a variety of daily tasks more effectively. Easy-to-use and ideal for near, distance and self-viewing. Provides 1.6x to 99.5x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD size). Computer-compatible (additional hardware required). By rotating the camera, the user can read, write, groom and magnify images at any distance. www.visionaidsystem.com/ www.aroga.com/ www.magnificationresources.com/
Acrobat HD-mini
Portable battery-operated electronic video magnifier for viewing photos, reading books and working on hobbies. Also ideal for distance viewing, seeing near, far, and everything in between. The 13.3" high-definition monitor provides vivid colors and contrast, and crystal-clear pictures and vibrant display and a magnification range of 1.3x to 65x. Computer compatible with easy toggle between camera and PC images. Its small footprint and lightweight design provides true portability from the classroom to home and work. Order Acrobat HD-mini from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Acrobat Ultra LCD
Video magnifier that features a 3-in-1 camera for seeing one's self up close, reading, and distance viewing. Comes with 20", 22", 24", or 27" high-resolution LCD monitors that provide 1.6x to 99.5x adjustable magnification (varies with LCD size). The camera is also detachable, allowing one to use it at various workstations.Order Acrobat Ultra LCD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Aumax VGA
Flexible, portable video magnifier for both near and distance viewing at school, work and home. May be used to view text, photos, blackboards, crafts, etc. and can magnify from 3.5x to 79x on a PC screen or VGA monitor. Has three viewing modes: reading, distance and self-view. The dual control panels on the top and bottom of the camera makes it easy for left-handed or right-handed users. Carrying case included.
Candy
Five-inch LCD high-definition handheld portable video magnifier with 2.8x to 22x magnification. May also be used as a stand magnifier. Its unique, ergonomic three-position handle may be comfortably held in the center-balanced position for right-handed or left-handed use. Continuous digital zoom magnification easily increases or decreases the size of the text, photo or object being viewed. All function buttons, including the Freeze Image button, are large and conveniently located on or adjacent to the handle. Weighs less than 10 ounces and may be carried in a coat pocket or purse.www.perkinsproducts.org/store/ www.maxiaids.com/
ClearView+ Speech HD
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.
ClearView+ Speech Module
Integrates OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Allows users to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. The Point and Read interface allows users to simply touch the screen for the Speech feature, and then sit back, relax and listen. Users also have the option to select video magnification to view photos, bills and read shorter text.
ClearView+ Speech True Color
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.
DaVinci HD
Desktop video magnifier with a 24" high-resolution LCD screen, text-to-speech (OCR) software that reads any printed text aloud with the push of a button, and a 3-in-1 camera that rotates 340 degrees. Offers magnification up to 77x and 8 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness. Monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or iPad (additional hardware required).
DaVinci Pro HD
Desktop video magnifier that features a full high-definition Sony 1080p screen, a 3-in-1 camera, magnification up to 77x, and full page text-to-speech system. Great for applying make-up, shaving, reading, writing, viewing presentations and whiteboards. The slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions.Order DaVinci Pro HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
E-Bot Pro
iPad-compatible, portable, reading, writing and distance video magnifier that provides full-page OCR capability. Can be connected to a Mac via USB 3.0, a PC via USB 2.0/3.0, to a television or computer monitor with HDMI, or directly to an iPad screen via a dedicated Wi-Fi wireless access point. Common touchscreen gestures may be used to adjust the magnification level and image color on an iPad. Reading material may be manipulated smoothly and easily with a joystick control or touchscreen gestures which move the camera in response to touch. The OCR may be used to a scan and listen to a full page of text through a built-in speaker or headset (speaker jack available for earphone or headset). Order E-Bot Pro from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ESight eyewear
eSight eyewear can give you fully functional sight. With eSight, you can read, walk around and see your surroundings, see the faces of loved ones in full detail, and more fully engage in your life. A wearable, electronic assistive technology designed specifically for low vision, eSight uses a high-definition camera to capture everything you look at. A powerful computer processes the video and displays it onto near-to-eye screens that enable sight - with no perceptible delay. eSight can replace other low vision tools, such as CCTVs, digital magnifiers, screen reading technology and more. Your eSight will be customized for you, with your prescription lenses built right into the eyewear. No other electronic low vision aid is mobile, hands free, and suitable for near, far, and mid-range tasks. Book your one-hour evaluation now by calling 1-855-837-4448. www.esighteyewear.com
Explorer HD 22"
Flexible desktop magnifier with magnification ranges of 2.5x to 57x (19" model), 2.8x to 65x (22" model) and 3.2x to 73x (24" Model). Offers three additional Select-A-Color modes with the standard modes (full color, black on white, and white on black. Viewing table is equipped with front-to-back and side-to-side (x-y) slides for positioning materials under the camera unit for reading, writing, and viewing various items. Order Explorer HD 22" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
i-Stick
Laptop-compatible video magnifier with a rotating camera that allows for near and distance viewing, and has the ability to take a "picture" of an image and save it to the computer. Can also be connected to a computer or VGA monitor.
I.D. Mate Quest
i.d. mate Quest is a portable ?all-in-one? talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product?s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. Additional bar code labels are available to label any product or item that does not already have a bar code. Adhesive, tag, and clothing labels can be placed on nearly anything. Simply scan the bar code and add a voice recording. With i.d. mate Quest, you now have additional modes of identification and information access with wireless internet connectivity and an on-board camera. This provides for multiple features such as an extended database, currency identification, Skype video conferencing, and object recognition.
MagniLink S Computer/Monitor
The MagniLink S Monitor connects to any monitor and is ideal for use at home. Read a report or work on scrapbooks. Review a document or share photos. You can even see yourself in ?mirror mode." MagniLink S Monitor comes with an HDMI connector, built-in control panel and uses minimal space. The camera is available in HD or SD resolution. Use the system in a classroom for viewing materials or to record a lesson or presentation with the video recording feature. The system can also be used as a regular video magnifier at home, connected to a LVI monitor and a docking station. It comes with both HDMI and USB 3.0 connections and can be controlled by the integrated control box or from the computer?s keyboard. This monitor model is connected through HDMI and include an AC power adapter. MagniLink S comes with a clever two-in-one carrying case with space for a laptop and accessories. The camera has superior picture quality with unbeatable sharpness, light sensitivity and viewing angle. The MagniLink S offers 60 digital full frames/second for an image that is extraordinarily clear also in motion. Order MagniLink S Computer/Monitor from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink S Monitor
Excellent image quality with this MagniLink S Monitor. There's no ghosting with 60 fps (full digital frames/second). High brightness and contrast (high quality light sensitive lens). HDMI connection and HD/SD progressive high resolution for flicker-free image and sharp edges. The result is an unmatched, superior image. Order MagniLink S Monitor from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink S Monitor HD
MagniLink S Monitor HD connects to any monitor with HDMI input for superior quality image. Excellent image quality There's no ghosting with 60 fps (full digital frames/second). High brightness and contrast (high quality light sensitive lens). HDMI connection and HD/SD progressive high resolution for flicker-free image and sharp edges. The result is an unmatched, superior image. The latest technology HDMI connection to monitor - for fast and stable connection. Lightweight and portable MagniLink S is always accessible; sets-up and is ready to use in virtually seconds. Order MagniLink S Monitor HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink Zip
Foldable, portable video magnifier with an auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional), can be used to read text aloud. Available in four models: 13.3" monitor and HD camera, 13.3" monitor with Full HD camera, 17.3" monitor, with HD camera, and 17.3" monitor, with full HD camera. www.magnifyingaids.com/ www.specialneedscomputers.ca/ Multimedia
MagniLink Zip 13
Foldable, portable video magnifier with a 13.3" monitor with full auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional) for reading text aloud. Order MagniLink Zip 13 from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 13" full HD
Foldable, portable video magnifier with a 13.3" monitor with full high-definition auto-focus camera. Can be connected to a PC/Mac with USB/HDMI connection (optional) and with TTS software for PC/Mac (optional) for reading text aloud. Order MagniLink Zip 13" full HD from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
MagniLink Zip 17" HD

True, portable video magnifier

MagniLink Zip 17 is a true, portable video magnifier with an HD reading and distance camera. It comes with a low-vision adapted 17.3 inch monitor and a stable X/Y table for comfortable reading and precise control. It has all the functions offered in a desktop video magnifier, but can be folded and carried to another location easily.

This is a good choice for users that read frequently and sometimes need to move their video magnifier between different locations, for example home and work, hotel, summer house, etc. The stylish, space-saving design makes MagniLink Zip easily placed in both homes, schools and workplaces.

Order MagniLink Zip 17" HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Math Window Braille Basic Math
Math Window is an easy to use math teaching tool utilizing magnetic tiles on a conveniently-sized work surface. It is portable and comes with its own carrying case. Math concepts are easier to understand using this tactile method of building and solving math problems. Tiles can be stored along the perimeter of the board or on our new attachable tile pallet (optional). The Braille Basic Math Kit provides the essentials for students to complete problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as fractions and decimals. This moveable Nemeth teaching system allows the student to quickly set problems and easily make changes. Braille Basic Math features include: Standard size Nemeth Code centered on each tile 1/2" square tiles, extra thick for ease of manipulation 11"x14" framed work surface Sturdy canvas carrying case with storage pocket Optional Algebra Add-on is available wolfproducts@mathwindow.com
Math Window Braille Geometry Kit
The Braille Geometry Kit will allow the student to work and solve geometric problems, as well as, graph them on the double-sided, framed work surface. This kit contains point markers for locating points and plotting squares to help the student accurately plot points on the graph. Wickki Stix? are used to connect the plotted points, forming line segments and curves, and to illustrate math functions. Tiles are stored on an attachable tile pallet to allow interchangeable use of both sides of the work surface. Braille Geometry Kit features include: Standard sized Nemeth Code centered on each tile 1/2" square tiles, extra thick for ease of manipulation 14"x16" double-sided work surface: one flat for working problems and the other with raised grid lines for graphing Sturdy canvas carrying case with storage pocket Attachable tile pallet to store tiles Pre-cut geometric shapes identified with Braille and print wolfproducts@mathwindow.com
Merlin Elite
Desktop video magnifier that features a high-definition Sony auto-focus camera, high-resolution 24 " LCD monitor and text-to-speech feature software (Nuance). Offers 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness, adjustable magnification from 2.4x to 70x, and a low profile x-y table with a user friendly lock mechanism, The monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or connected to an iPad (additional cables required). The screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position www.nanopac.com/ www.beyondsight.com/
ONYX
Foldable and lightweight portable video magnifier designed to connect to a monitor or a PC and provides magnification up to 100x. May be mounted on a swinging arm or flexible arm and provides distance, document, and self views. http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX Deskset 17
Portable video magnifier with a 3-in-1 flexible camera for reading documents, distance viewing, and self-viewing. The camera, mounted on a rotating arm on a 17" flat panel monitor, has three axes and rotates up to 350 degrees.http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX PC Edition
Features the ONYX camera mounted on an arm secured to a sturdy base and comes with USB connectivity to any PC and MAGic? Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGic EyeMerge? image management features. EyeMerge allows user to switch back and forth between magnified PC images and magnified camera views in any of three viewing modes: distance views, document views, and self views. Comes in choice of a swing arm or flex arm. http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/
OPTRON Mobile
Portable video magnifier camera mounted on a modular swivel arm with 360-degree surround view capability. Features auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial color image adjustments. Connects to various monitors. Features a magnification range of approx. 2.5x to 100x. Available in 22" and 24" screen sizes.
OPTRON Observer
Portable CCTV camera mounted on a modular swivel arm. Features an auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial color image adjustment. Can be connected to various monitors.
OPTRON Pro
Portable video magnifier camera mounted on a modular swivel arm for near, distance, and self viewing. Features an auto focus camera with full color, black and white, and artificial colors image adjustment. VGA computer-compatible. Connects to various monitors.
Portix
Portable, foldable, and compact magnifier with a high resolution 10.4" LCD screen and is about the size of a laptop. Offers a variety of viewing modes: color, black and white, inverse, yellow on blue, and black on yellow with a magnification range of 3x to 36x. The easy to use rotational camera can be moved from desktop, distance, and self-viewing modes.
Prodigi Desktop 20"
Desktop video magnifier with Touch and Tap controls and Diamond Edge Text. With magnification from 1.2x to 20x, users can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options with Touch and Tap controls on a 20" LCD screen. Has no confusing knobs and dials, and no clumsy x-y table. Just place your document and tap to zoom in and start reading with your preset magnification, enhanced contrast and reading mode.Order Prodigi Desktop 20" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Desktop 24"
Desktop video magnifier with Touch and Tap controls and Diamond Edge Text. With magnification from 1.2x to 20x, users can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options with Touch and Tap controls on a 24" LCD screen. Has no confusing knobs and dials, and no clumsy x-y table. Just place your document and tap to zoom in and start reading with your preset magnification, enhanced contrast and reading mode. Order Prodigi Desktop 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Duo 24"
Personal Vision Assistant with a 24" LCD screen that incorporates both a table-top magnifier and a hand-held magnifier. Includes a lightweight, portable 5" HD magnifier with a touch screen, that docks right into the table-top unit with magnification ranges of 1x to 80x (Diamond Edge Text) and 1x to 20x (color).Order Prodigi Duo 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Prodigi Tablet
Lightweight touchscreen 5" HD magnifier with a magnification range of 1.2x to 20x and Touch and Tap controls. User can select from a wide variety of enhanced contrast options. Stores photos and documents and converts characters into Diamond-Edge Text for easier reading. Allows user to switch from reading documents to listening to them, with the tap of a finger. Order Prodigi Tablet from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Smartview 360
Desktop video magnifier magnifies with a 19" LCD monitor and 3 viewing modes: desktop (2.6x to 57x magnification), distance (0.6x to 27x magnification) and self view (1x to 4x magnification).Order Smartview 360 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Topolino Smart
Portable video magnifier that can be used in conjunction with a laptop/PC through a USB port or be connected directly to a monitor via the VGA port. Has a magnification range of approximately 1.7x-86x, depending on the monitor. Comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Primarily designed for use by students for reading and distance viewing. Latest settings are always saved automatically. Video recording is also an option and can be selected during installation. Order Topolino Smart from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
TVi Color
Video magnifier that consists of a control box and a small television camera in an ergonomic, handheld mouse. The camera incorporates a zoom lens that allows the level of magnification to be altered without refocusing. The magnified image is displayed on a standard television in high-contrast black-on-white or white-on-black for text, or in full-color photo mode for photographs. Mouse rollers can be used to facilitate easy scanning of text, allowing difficult-to-read items such as medicine bottles or cooking instructions on food containers to be magnified easily. An overview mode can be used for orientation or for tasks, such as looking at one's own face. All functions can be controlled from the mouse. Optional handwriting stand available. Offers a magnification range of 18x on a 14" screen and 13x-26x on a 21" screen.https://magnificationresources.com/
Versa
Easy-to-use electronic handheld video magnifier that can magnify images up to 15x. Features include simple-to-use buttons, a large 4.3". wide screen color LCD display, five high-contrast viewing modes, and television connectivity for increased magnification.www.rehabmart.com/
VisioBook S
Portable, foldable, video magnifier with a 12.5", 16:9 wide screen monitor that can be folded to about the size of a laptop computer when not in use. Uses a high-definition camera to magnify documents (correspondence, newspapers, magazines, etc.) and photos from 1.8x to 30x magnification. With auto-focus, can be used with curved materials such as a pill bottle. Includes built-in batteries. Order VisioBook S from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreImage
Zoom-Twix
Portable, laptop-compatible scanner/reader, magnifier and flexible video magnifier with for near, distance, and self-viewing. Offers four tools in one: autofocus flexible video magnifier camera for distance and close viewing (Zoom-Frog); instant reader with its OCR software; smart magnifier that eliminates the need for an x-y table; and fast scanner (20 pages per minute).www.independentliving.com/

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