Boston Information & Technology Corp
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Boston, Massachusetts 02129
Telephone: 800-333-2481 or 617-666-2488.
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Discontinued products manufactured by Boston Information & Technology Corp (listed alphabetically)
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- One pound external speech synthesizer that interfaces with an IBM compatible computer via the serial port; special cable available for parallel interface. Comes with own screen review program, "HAL" and also works with IBM's screen reader. Does not use a speech chip that is programmed with phonetic rules, but a digital signal processor (which uses a mathematical model of sound qualities of the throat and tongue to produce speech). High quality speech like when getting a number through Directory Assistance. It has only one external control, a switch that is both the on/off and volume control. All other features are controlled by the screen review program being used: HAL, Screen Reader or some other program. User controls are 16 speech rates, pitch, prosody or inflection, and inter-word and phrase pause length. These pause options result in either slow halting speech or smooth faster pace. Other options are; spell mode, punctuation on or off, and Hyper mode (only key words are spoken). HAL is controlled with ALt. and function keys. It has the usual interactive and review modes and speaks on character and word level, but not on sentence or paragraph level. Ten windows can be defined. Background and foreground colors and screen attributes are identifiable. Measures 4 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches long by1 1/4 inches in front and 2 1/4 inches in back. Can use either an AC adapter or internal, permanently soldered Nicad batteries. Battery life is six to eight hours. Batteries are recharged when synthesizer is plugged into AC outlet.
BIT TALKING WRIST WATCH (MODEL QTW 110)
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Talking gold plated talking unisex watch. Features; alarm and hourly chime function; time announced at press of button; talks while setting for easy operation by visually impaired; water resistant and anti- magnetic. Battery included (to last at least one year).
BIT TALKMAN II
--- DISCONTINUED (RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE) --- Portable cassette recorder with stereo headphones, 3 1/3 inches by 5 1/ 8 inches by 1 1/2 inches, weight about 1 pound. Comes with belt clip. Adapted for playing both Library of Congress four track cassette books and commercial two track stereo cassettes. Records in stereo from FM radio or external microphone jack. Other features include: special three track, mono, slow speed recording; variable speed control; automatic recording level system; one touch recording; automatic stop mechanism; mechanical pause button; metal/chrome or normal tape selector, built in condenser microphone, AM/FM radio and auto-reverse. Accessories: AC adapter ($18), micro speakers ($14), and battery pack ($17).
BIT TALKMAN III
--- DISCONTINUED (RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE) --- Economy version of Bit Talkman. Plays 4 track, half speed cassette tapes as well as standard stereo cassettes; cue/review picks up the tone indexes on recordings; independent volume controls for left and right headphones; auto stop mechanism helps conserve batteries. 3 1/2 by 5 inches by 1 inch, weight one pound. Has two jacks allowing two people to listen at one time, or one person to use headphones and speakers simultaneously or duplicate a cassette while listening to it. Comes with stereo headphones, soft vinyl case and shoulder strap. Uses 3 AA batteries or AC adapter (not included).
BIT TALKMAN IV
--- DISCONTINUED (RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE) --- Monaural four-track player with two-track recorder, variable speed, built-in speaker; voice activated. Measures 4.5 by 3.5 by 1.5 inches and weighs 8 ounces. Uses two AA batteries or AC adapter (optional at $ 15.00). Single earphone included. Three-month limited warranty.
BIT TALKMAN V
--- DISCONTINUED (RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE) --- Smallest four-track recorder and player with variable speed, built-in speaker, voice activated. Measures 4.5 by 3.5 by 1.5 inches and weighs 10 ounces. Uses two AA batteries or AC adapter, single earphone and carrying case included. Three month limited warranty. External Indexing microphone available separately for $10.00. Adapter for $15.00.
BIT TALKMAN VI
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Four track and stereo cassette player, two track recorder with AM/FM radio. Tone control. Has variable speed, built-in speaker. Measures 5 1/ 2 by 3 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches and weighs 8 ounces. Uses two AA batteries or AC adapter (optional at $15). Headphone included. Three month limited warranty.
BIT TONE INDEXER/REMOTE MICROPHONE (MODEL TI 300)
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Lightweight hand-sized device that works both as a Tone Indexer and remote microphone. Uses 9 volt battery (not included). Three month warranty from manufacturer.
DIALESS III TELEPHONE
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Telephone that dials calls at the sound of your voice. Can program up to 80 different telephone numbers and from then on the telephone responds to voice commands. Has added feature of dialing any number by voice command. Can dial MCI or Sprint codes by voice command. Recognizes up to four different voices or it can be programmed to respond only to one person.
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Smallest multi-feature cordless dialer. Has transient memory system for dialing MCI, Sprint and long distance computer or credit card number. Also has automatic prefix encoding, direct dial pad, last number redial, calculator and alarm clock. Other features include; 100 memories, one touch programming of computer services, reminder and call timers. Measures 3 by 2 inches by 1/4 inch and weighs 3 1/2 ounces.
EGA SOFT WINDOW
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- EGA Soft Window is a program that generates on-screen enlarged print. The program allows a range of font sizes from 5 standard characters high to one-third of screen height; up to three lines of text at a time may be displayed, depending on font size. The full 25 lines of 80 characters of standard text are displayed at the top of the screen, and the enlarged characters are displayed at the bottom of the screen; the user may select which lines are to be enlarged. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM PC computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS 3.0, an IBM with 512K or more memory, and an EGA monitor are required to run EGA Soft Window.
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Electromagnetic stove cooks without flames or electric heating elements. Energy efficiency and temperature controls monitor energy flow. Requires steel or stainless steel cookware. Cooking alarm sounds if incorrect cookware is used. Surface wipes clean.
SATOKI TALKING WATCH
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Talking wrist watch announces time at press of button. Snooze function says "Please hurry up" at every five minute interval after alarm goes off. Can be set to automatically announce time every half hour. Digital time and calendar displays, stop watch with lap time counter, alarm with single chime. 2 silver oxide batteries, not included. Batteries should last up to 8 months.
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Electronic pen with small beam of infra-red light in the tip. A fiber- optic sensor detects and responds to light or dark patterns. Helps develop hand-writing skills through instant auditory feedback during manual tracing and tracking. Has sealed in rechargeable battery pack, plug-in charger and AC Adapter. Can plug into external speaker or earphone jack of any radio or cassette player. Compact and portable, measuring 6 1/2 by 2 1/2 by 3 inches and weighing one pound. One year warranty by manufacturer.
TALKING REMOTE AND VOICE ACTIVATED VCR PROGRAMMER
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Electronic voice talks you through each step of programming process. Compatible with all infrared remote control VCRs (both VHS & BETA) & includes; Away Mode which allows programming from any touch-tone telephone. It answers your phone and talks you through the process. Has security access code. No wiring required and doesn't interfere with telephone or answering machine. Dimensions: 8 by 1 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches and weighs 1 pound, 6 ounces Black. For non-remote control VCR, use random access tuner available through the distributor.
WHISTLER KEY FINDER
--- DISCONTINUED. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Small simple device lets you find keys or anything else you attach to it. Whistle and it beeps. Range up to 25 feet from the item you attach it to.
Discontinued products distributed by Boston Information & Technology Corp (listed alphabetically)
SHARP TALKING TIME I ALARM CLOCK
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 07/93) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- Talking pocket alarm clock that speaks time. Lap timer and alarm. Clear voice with volume control. Includes 2 AA batteries.
WEIGHT TALKER III BATHROOM SCALE
--- DISCONTINUED. (Verified 12/2008) RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. --- The Weight Talker III Bathroom Scale is a voice output scale designed to weigh people for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It has automatic zero and five memories to keep track of five family members' weight. This scale has a volume control and shuts off automatically when you step off the scale. It also has a rubber platform mat to provide maximum comfort. POWER: Operates on two "9-volt" batteries (included). Has built in jack for AC Adapter capability. OPTIONS: AC Adapter can be ordered separately. DIMENSIONS (DxWxH): 14.75 x 13 x 2 inches. CAPACITY: 288 pounds. WARRANTY: Five years.