Natural Voice - The Plustek Book Reader provides high quality speech output to make your book reading experience
Audio Files - Scanned documents can be saved in MP3 or WAV format. By using a portable audio player, you can enjoy listening to books anytime and anywhere.
Repeat Function - Allows the user to repeat any of the text with varying degrees (i.e.: word, sentence, paragraph, page) with one button.
Magnify Tool - The user-friendly magnifying tool can be used independent of the Book Reader system and gives you
complete access to all other programs you might need enlarged print for; it provides a "see & speak" function
while you are reading the text.
Color Contrast - The color contrast function increases the visual effectiveness and helps those with color
blindness using certain color combinations. This allows for a more enjoyable and easy reading.
1200 dpi Resolution
OCR & Text-to-Speech Capability
Patented SEE Technology
Letter/A4 Size Scan Bed
Easy Installation & Use
Plustek V100 Overview
The Plustek BookReader V100 is a flatbed scanner that features highly accurate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) capability to convert printed documents into high quality speech with a lifelike voice. This is of particular value to persons who are visually impaired or blind. Plus it is so simple to use - simply places a book or document on the scanning platen and, with the touch of one button, the document is scanned, and the text is transformed into audio output, which can be saved in MP3 format for archiving and later access.
The BookReader V100 integrates high-speed scanning, natural voice synthesis and highly accurate text-to-speech and optical character recognition (OCR) functionality, all in one device. The embedded OCR guarantees accurate scan results and allows the software to rotate disoriented text to generate a clearer message for the user. The Scanner also incorporates Plustek's patented SEE Technology, which uses a curved lamp to provide a clear scan of a book without distortion along the spine that is typical of most flatbed scanners. Additional features, especially designed for the visually impaired, include magnifying functions, font controls, volume controls, speech controls, bookmark functions, PDF reading, and more - making the BookReader a highly versatile computer companion.
The BookReader V100 scanner can scan at a resolution of up to 1200 dpi in 48-Bit color for high quality
reproduction of text, graphics and photographs.
OCR & TTS Capability
The BookReader V100 provides extremely accurate OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and TTS (Text-to-Speech)
capability that quickly and easily convert printed documents into high quality speech with a lifelike voice.
Natural Voice Reproduction
The Plustek Book Reader provides exceptional quality speech output to make your book reading experience more
enjoyable. It also the playback to be slowed down or speeded up to enhance user comfort, and the speech output
works with English or Spanish text.
The user-friendly magnifying tool can be used independent of the Book Reader system and gives you complete access
to all other programs for which you may need enlarged print, and provides a See & Speak function for the enlarged text.
Scan to PDF
The included software provides a one step process to create or save your documents as PDF format files.
Save Text as Audio Files
Scanned documents can be saved in MP3 or WAV format so you can enjoy "reading" books anytime and anywhere.
Color Contrast Function
The color contrast function increases the visual effectiveness and helps those with color blindness using certain
color combinations. This allows for a more enjoyable and easy reading situation that is not hard on the eyes.
With a press of one button, the Repeating Function allows the user to repeat text with varying degrees (repeats
last word, sentence, paragraph or page depending on user selected preset).
The word spelling function can enhance learning accuracy and pronunciation of words.
The scanners simple hot key design makes it easy to control the most commonly used functions such as voice volume, forward/backward, reading speed, color contrast, or word spelling.
Includes ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint Plus
ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Sprint plus has a simple user interface, supports recognition up to 177 languages and
includes many common document functions.
Plustek V100 Specs:
Scan Sensor Color CCD
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Interpolated Resolution No
Color Depth 48-Bit RGB
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Area Reflective Scan Area
8.5 x 11.7" (Letter/A4)
Transparency Scan Area No
Film Formats Not Applicable
Preview Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Scan Speed As fast as 12 seconds
Batch Scanning No
OCR (Optical Character Recognition), TTS (Text-to-Speech)
Connectivity Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
System & Software Requirements
Windows System Only
Pentium II or better CPU
Windows 2000, XP, Available online download Win.Vista
128MB RAM (256MB recommended)
500MB free Hard Drive Space
CD-ROM Drive (for software installation)
Cold Cathode Lamp
Front Panel Controls
Power, Hot Keys
Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD) 18 x 4 x 11" (453 x 105 x 285mm)
Weight 8.5 lbs (3.9kg)
Package Weight 13.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.0 x 18.0 x 9.0"