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Meet Excalibur, the ultimate reading machine.

Excalibur reading machine

Excalibur embodies the know-how gained by over twenty years of Robotron's involvement in the field of assistive technology for vision-impaired people.

Developed with the most demanding user in mind, and an emphasis on design elegance and technical ability, this is indeed an impressive machine; powerrful yet lightweight and small enough to easily carry under your arm - and still be able to scan and read full "legal" size (8.5 by 14 inch) documents without compromise.

Excalibur sets a new standard in operating simplicity: The designers have succeeded in providing all the modern facilities demanded by experienced reading machine users, while improving reliability and performance in the process, and still maintaining small size and weight and affordability. An exceptionally large glass scanning area of 8.5 by 14.5 inches makes it possible to scan two pages of a large book at the same time:

Excalibur with a large book

Excalibur has it all - enhanced controls with numerous user-definable options, multilingual support, removable file storage via an easily accessible USB port, voice-labelled file storage system and many other advanced features.

The machine is controlled using an ergonomic keyboard with intuitively placed buttons and separate controls for the speech volume and rate.

Thanks to its stylish modern looks, Excalibur will suit a vision-impaired or a dyslexic person's home, study or work environment equally well.

The elegant, efficient, powerful, accurate, dependable and very affordable Ecalibur will not disappoint even the most demanding user.

Technical Specifications

Scanning resolution 600 dpi
Scanning speed Typically 13 seconds per page
Recognition throughput Up to 400 characters per second
Reading speed Up to 3 pages per minute
Optical Character Recognition Multifont, mixed fonts, 6 to 32 points
Automatic differentiation Text and graphics, columns
Automatic settings Page orientation, brightness, contrast, paper size
Document size 8.5 by 14.5 inches (216 by 370 mm)
Output type Highly intelligible synthesized speech
Languages English, French, German, Spanish (multiple languages can be installed)
Audio Output Standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
Power supply 100-250V, automatic sensing, 25W max
Dimensions 18 by 14 by 3.6 inches (457 by 356 by 91 mm)
Weight 8.5 lb (3.7 kg)
Internal storage Up to 10,000 pages
External storage Approved USB drive

(Specifications are subject to change without notice.)