Compusult LimitedPO Box 1000
40 Bannister Street
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1N 3C9
Telephone: 888-307-7707 or 709-745-7914.
Products manufactured by Compusult Limited (listed alphabetically)
CAPTION DISPLAY (MODELS CD-1500 & CD-2000)
The Caption Display is a closed caption display system designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. These remote captioning systems allow closed captioning to be displayed outside of the normal on-screen viewing area. ASCII characters from television, video tape, video disc, cable, and off-air sources are shown on a four-line light-emitting diode (LED) display. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Model CD-1500 is 6 x 6 x 24 inches; model CD-2000 is 9 x 4.5 x 36.75 inches ; model CD-2500 is 12 x 4.375 x 14.75 inches. Character height is 0.7 inches on the CD-1500 and 1.5 inches on the CD-2000. WEIGHT: Model CD-1500 weighs 15 pounds; model CD-2000 weighs 29 pounds.
CAPTION DISPLAY (MODELS CD-2500-8, CD-2500-8T, CD-2500-12, CD-2500-12T, & CD-2500-15T)
The Caption Display is a closed caption display system designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This is a remote captioning system that allows closed captioning to be displayed outside of the normal on-screen viewing area. The system presents all ASCII characters from television, video tape, video disc, cable, or off-air sources on a color thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. Character height varies depending on display size. The system can be wall or table mounted. OPTIONS: An optional touch-screen is available for interactivity. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 12 x 4.375 x 14.75 inches, depending on display size and mounting option. The flat screen display is 8 inches on models CD-2500-8 and CD-2500-8T, 12 inches on models CD-2500-12 and CD-2500-12T, and 15 inches on model CD-2500-15T. WEIGHT: 12 pounds.
DigiCite is a voice output digital display reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system continuously monitors and captures images of digital displays, such as alphanumeric LEDs (light emitting diodes). Whenever the display changes, it converts the display image to text and provides notification using recorded (digitized) speech or other, optional outputs. It works with telephone consoles, alarm displays, measurement devices, recording and test equipment, and other electronic devices. Since digitized speech, rather than voice synthesis, is used to read out numeric display values, it can accomodate any language, and even several languages, within a single unit. The system consists of a small computer, an image capture device, mounting hardware, and a power supply.
Jouse2 is a mouse emulator designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. This joystick-operated mouse is controlled by the user's mouth: moving the joystick moves the cursor, with cursor speed being determined by joystick movement speed, and mouse clicks are performed using the built-in sip-and-puff switches. Typing and oter keyboard functions can be performed using an on-screen keyboard program (not included). This plug and play USB mouse emulator requires no external power source and operates independently of the standard PS/2 or serial mouse, enabling standard mouse operation to be retained. The joystick unit clamps to most desks and tables, and the arm is adjustable. The arm swings away if bumped. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers and Macintosh computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98, Second Edition or newer; Windows 2000/ME/XP. Macintosh computers and personal computers running Linux require USB interface support.
Responder is a voice output monitoring system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system integrates machine vision and speech technologies to provide an automated monitoring and event notification system for workplace and industrial installations, enabling employees who are blind or visually impaired to work in security and monitoring environments. The system continuously watches electronic equipment, such as alarm panels, and provides notification via recorded and/or synthetic speech over loudspeakers, public address systems, telephone systems, and/or modems. The system also maintains a complete log of all events to aid in verifying operational status of the equipment being monitored. The system is unobtrusive and requires no modification of, access to, or contact with, existing alarm panels. Types of events to which the system can respond include light and sound indicators, alphanumeric digital displays, and analog or digital output from other systems. The system can handle simple to complex equipment monitoring requirements and can be configured to meet a facility's specific needs. Multiple Responder systems can be deployed to handle demanding environments. Two main configurations are available: Responder M1 consists of a single computer and from one to three monochrome (black and white) digital cameras, and is suitable for environments where notification is required only for on/off type alarms and/or events. Responder C1 is a color system that can provide notification of alarms and/or events by differentiating between colors (e.g., green, yellow, red situations). Responder M1 and C1 systems can be networked together or deployed separately. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 4.
ScanTell is a voice output bar code reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This system identifies and speaks the names of bar-coded products, including retail products and personal items that have been bar coded at home. Bar code labels on work, personal, or retail items are input via a bar code scanner. The items are then located in a cross-referenced, relational database, and the description of each successfully identified item is output using voice synthesizer software and hardware. The system employs audible user prompts and requires minimal keyboard usage. The system consists of a bar code scanning module, a database application, and a speech systhesizer. OPTIONS: System components (scanner, database software, and speech synthesizer) may be purchased separately. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95 or MS-DOS operating system. For Windows 95 version, 16 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM); Pentium 90 processor; 20 MB of hard disk space, or 320 if AcuVoice is installed on the hard drive; bar code scanner with keyboard wedge interface; CD-ROM drive; SoundBlaster 16 compatible sound card; compatible speech synthesizer (AcuVoice or SounText). For MS-DOS version, 640 kilobytes (KB) of RAM, 5 MB of hard disk space; serial and parallel ports; bar-code scanner with a serial interface; voice synthesizer; compatible sound card.
SpeakFAST is a voice output module designed for use with a torque wrench by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This module provides access to the FAST Technologies Sensor System 1000 torque wrench by capturing data from the wrench and converting it to equivalent speech output. The module is used in conjunction with a modified FAST Technology Series 1000 torque meter and sensor to provide speech output of torque readings. The two units are connected and mated into one portable unit that provides speech output through a headphone interface or amplified speakers. The system provides over 20 voice responses. POWER: Uses one 9-volt alkaline battery.
TeleTalk is a voice output telephone aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This hardware and/or software product provides speech and large print output for telephone console indicators and message displays in a workplace environment. It is a compact system that converts call-related data to equivalent speech and large, high-contrast display output. The system is available in various configurations for use with specific telephone consoles. These include a hardware and software system that uses electronic hardware to capture data from the telephone console and computer software to provide speech output of telephone indicator and display information; a hardware system that uses stand-alone electronic hardware to capture data from the telephone console and provide speech output of telephone indicator and display information; and a hardware and computer system that uses electronic hardware to capture data from the telephone console and a miniature computer system to provide speech output of telephone indicator and display information. Systems are available for several models of Nortel and other telephone consoles. COMPATIBILITY: Software component is for use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: 350 megahertz (MHz) Pentium II or better processor; Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT, or XP operating system; 64 megabytes (MB) of available random access memory (RAM); 50 MB of available hard disk drive space; one RS-232 serial (COM) port; multi-channel sound card; monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution; CD-ROM drive.
Vindicator is a light probe signal system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision, or who are deaf or hard of hearing. This system is primarily used to make electronic equipment accessible to employees with sensory disabilities, enabling them to work independently in switchboard, security, and other technical and service-oriented environments. It uses optical and electrical sensors to automatically detect signals in security monitoring and other equipment, and provides corresponding notification to individuals with sensory disabilities. The standard output is digitized speech in any language. Other optional outputs are available, including large format alphanumeric displays, LED (light emitting diode) indicators, audible tones, serial interfaces to computer systems, electrical signals, etc. Available configurations include Vindicator Standard, Vindicator Button, Vindicator Wired, and Vindicator RF. Vindicator Standard detects when LED, VFD (vacuum fluorescent display), or LCD (liquid crystal display) display indicators turn on and off and provides notification of these changes using digitized speech or other optional outputs. Different words or phrases can be output for each indicator when it turns on, when it turns off, or both. It is available in 8 and 16 line versions, one line for each electronic display indicator, and a speech-enabled stand-alone unit or one that provides a serial interface to computer systems or other electronic equipment. The serial interface version is also compatible with the DigiCite and Responder systems from Compusult (see separate entries). Vindicator Button detects when an LED or VFD display indicator turns on and off and provides notification of these changes using audible tones. Each button is a small, standalone device designed to fit over a single electronic indicator to provide audible output as an alternative to a visual display. Buttons are available with various audible tones to help identify different indicators and events. Buttons are unobtrusive and require no internal connections to existing electronic equipment. Vindicator Wired detects voltage on/off conditions from an electrical panel or other device and provides notification of these changes using digitized speech, large format LED displays or encoded output via a serial interface to a computer system. It is available in 8, 16 and 40 line versions, one line for each external input, and a speech-enabled stand-alone unit or one that provides a serial interface to computer systems, LED display systems or other electronic equipment. The serial interface version is also compatible with the DigiCite and Responder systems. Vindicator RF Switch detects when equipment, switches or indicators are on and off and transmits notification via radio frequency to a receiving unit for output using audible tones and large LEDs or digitized speech, and can be used to identify events in locations away from an individual's general work area. It is available in single or multiple transmitter/receiver versions.
WorkCam is a video magnifier designed for use in an industrial workplace by individuals with low vision. It provides optical and digital magnification of equipment and materials so that employees with low vision can perform hands-on work with small scale components. It features a digital camera mounted on a flexible or articulating arm and interfaced to a video monitor or computer system to provide a live, high-resolution, high-magnification display. The magnifier is available with color or monochrome video output and various mounting, magnification, and other options to meet specific workplace needs, including automatic digital camera zoom, focus, and iris controls.
Products distributed by Compusult Limited (listed alphabetically)
EVOLUENT MOUSE-FRIENDLY KEYBOARD
The Evoluent Mouse-Friendly Keyboard is a modified ergonomic keyboard that makes it easier to use a keyboard with a mouse. On this keyboard, the numeric keypad is on the left, so the mouse (not included) is closer to the alphabetic keys and, therefore, easier to reach when it is placed to the right of the keyboard. This allows the user's right arm to be in a relaxed neutral position when using the mouse, and reduces the need to remove the right hand from the mouse in order to operate Enter, Del, Page Up, Page Down, arrows, and other keys in the numeric keypad. Other modifications in this keyboard include duplicate Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, Del, and arrow keys on the right; full size arrows, Del, Fs, Ctrl, and Alt keys; an extra Del key at the left end of the spacebar to allow left hand operation while the right hand is on the mouse; tactile bumps on often used keys such as Del, End, Page Down, Ctrl, and down arrow to aid operation by touch; hot keys for one touch access to the Internet, e-mail, media player, volume control, standby, power off, and other functions; notebook computer-type key mechanisms; flat key caps. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible, Macintosh, and Linux- and Unix-based computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: For all computers a USB port is required. For personal computers (PCs) require Windows XP for full functionality; some hotkeys on the top row may not work in other Windows versions. For Macintosh, Unix, and Linux, all keys are functional except for some hotkeys on the top row. For Macintosh, the Windows key is the Mac key, the eject key is pressing and holding F12, and Num Lock is locked on. DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 0.5 x 6.25 x 15.4 inches. COLOR: Black keys with white characters and silver frame.
Joystick-To-Mouse is a joystick input interface, keyboard controller simulation, and mouse emulator program designed to allow a joystick to control the cursor in the same way a mouse or other pointing device would. It supports up to four joystick button assignments, and any command supported by a mouse button can be assigned to a joystick button. You can store up to 128 keystrokes in a macro assigned to a Joystick button, or you may select from over 60 pre-defined keystroke combinations. Joystick-To-Mouse supports all types of program options and advanced settings to satisfy virtually any individuals needs. The software functions in two modes: Mode 1 is absolute, causing the cursor to follow the joystick position exactly, including snap back to center with an auto-centering joystick. Mode 2 is relative, allowing the cursor to follow the joystick position, but leaving it in the last known position when the joystick is released. Any application run under Windows is supported. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 operating system. Older versions are available for older versions of Windows.