Brytech Inc.2301 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4J7
Telephone: 800/263-4095 or 613/731-5800.
Products manufactured by Brytech Inc. (listed alphabetically)
CANADIAN BANK NOTE READER
The Canadian Bank Note Reader is a voice output and vibrating paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or deaf-blind or who have low vision. The Canadian Bank Note Reader recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Output modes that may be selected by the user include tone output, vibration, and speech in either French or English. There is a volume control for speech and tone announcements as well as a standard headphone jack. The Canadian Bank Note Reader has an ergonomic design that is compact and easy to use. Its two-tone coloring provides high contrast in the areas that matter. Grips along each side prevent the unit from slipping out of the hand. Rubber pads on the underside help it to remain stationary on a table or counter. The battery door moves on a hinge rather than detaching, to prevent loss. The battery simply pushes in, without the connector that is usually associated with a 9v battery. Volume and output selection switches have a distinct feel. A wrist strap can be attached securely to prevent loss and assist in locating the Bank Note Reader in a bag. The Canadian Bank Note Reader comes with a protective pouch with a Velcro flap for attaching to a belt, and with bilingual user instructions in Braille, in large print, and on audio cassette. POWER: 9-volt alkaline battery (included).
Color Teller is a color identifier designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device announces all the common colors, plus many tints and shades like pink, pale blue-green, dark brown, and vivid yellow. Users can choose between two levels of color detail. The volume is adjustable and users can choose between English, French, and Spanish. The device can be operated with a single button. A "Hold" option allows the user to bring the device up to an ear before the color name is spoken. The device comes with a protective case with a belt-loop and wrist strap, and operating instructions in English, Spanish, and French on audio CD and in large print. POWER: Uses a long life battery with automatic power-off. DIMENSIONS: 6 inches long. WEIGHT: About 3 ounces. WARRANTY: 6 months.
ENHANCED NOTE TELLER 2
The Enhanced Note Teller 2 is a portable vibrating paper money identifier designed for use by individuals who are deaf-blind. Like the Note Teller 2 (see separate entry), the Enhanced Note Teller 2 can identify U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats, but instead of speech output the Enhanced Note Teller 2 uses vibration codes to indicate different denominations of currency. Operating instructions in print, braille, and on tape are included. POWER: Uses one 9-volt alkaline battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 6 x 3 x 1 inches. WEIGHT: 8 ounces. WARRANTY: 30-day money back guarantee and a 6-month warranty.
NOTE TELLER 2
The Note Teller 2 is a portable voice output paper money identifier designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Note Teller 2 reads U.S. paper currency from $1 to $100 in both the new and old bill formats in either English or Spanish. Note Teller 2 uses state-of-the-art optical sensing and imaging technology to scan and read in any orientation, turning itself on and off automatically as notes are read. It features adjustable volume and headphone jacks (headphone not included). The Note Teller 2 comes with a leatherette case and complete operating instructions in print, braille, and on tape. Note Teller 2 has a non-skid backing for tabletop use. POWER: Uses one 9 volt alkaline battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 6 x 3 x 1 inches. WEIGHT: 8 ounces. WARRANTY: 30-day money back guarantee and a 6-month warranty.
The Sensory 6 is an audible electronic mobility aid used in conjunction with a cane that detects objects through ultrasound and indicates their presence to the user via a series of tones. The device has three components: eyeglasses with built-in range detectors, earphones, and a base unit containing the electronic components and the rechargeable power supply. The unit includes volume control and sliders for specifying short and long range. The user receives the auditory cues through the earphones. Included in the purchase of the system are a User Guide Booklet and an Audio Tape providing a spoken version of the former. OPERATION: The device sends out ultrasonic waves that bounce off dominant objects in its path. Varying tones that correspond to the distance of an object to the user are transmitted through the earphones. Closer objects produce a high pitched tone; more distant objects produce a low pitched tone. The unit can be adjusted for short range or long range use. OPTIONS: Auxiliary equipment is available including spare battery packs and monitoring earphones for use with instructors. RANGE: Short range is 1 to 6 feet; long range is 1 to 12 feet. Detection pattern is 25 degrees horizontal plane, and 15 degrees vertical plane. FREQUENCY: Transmission frequency is 50 Hz, audio frequency is 150 Hz to 3 kHz. WEIGHT: 0.7 pounds. WARRANTY: 1-year.