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Making reading fun and simple.

Like child's play...

Simon Reading Machine

Simon says, "let's read"! This reading machine is as easy to operate as a photocopier; just place your text on the glass, press the start button and it reads! Fun and simple, like child's play!

Simon is one of the simplest, most affordable, yet extremely powerful reading machines available today. In addition to the impressive performance, Simon is extremely affordable, setting a world price breaking record. It is also the first reading machine that is so lightweight you can easily carry it under your arm. It also sets a standard in simplicity of use. There are only two main commands: start and stop. Simonís high quality voice requires only three controls: volume, speed and pitch. Intuitive, easy to remember text navigation cursor controls complete the logically laid out, ergonomic control panel. With no need for complex settings that are customary on other reading machines, Simon delivers ease of use, reliability and performance in an all in one outstanding product. 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. With its elegant looks, Simon will suit your home or office environment well.

A result of over two decades of experience in developing and manufacturing a successful range of reading machines and other assistive technology products, this is the latest member of the award winning Robotron product family.

It is designed for the widest possible user base, including busy people who want a no nonsense reading assistant at work or home, students, elderly people, public libraries, educational and support organizations.

Simon is efficient, fun and friendly. Simon says, "let's read today"!


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 (only one language 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)

(Specifications are subject to change without notice.)