Cicero Text Reader

Product Type: 
Device modifier
Manufacturer Name: 
Approximate Cost: $395.00


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This product has been discontinued.

Product Description: 

Cicero turns a computer and scanner into a reading machine for people with visual limitations. Printed text documents are placed on the scanner and can then be translated into speech, Braille or simply held as a text document which can be adjusted, saved, edited and printed. Cicero starts talking automatically as soon as the page scan is complete.

Main Features: 

  • Start and stop speech instantly with a key press, or browse through a document using the cursor keys.
  • Full lifetime technical support by telephone or email.
  • View documents onscreen in large print.
  • Choose high contrast colors and select a preferred font.
  • Supports refreshable Braille displays, so that the user can scan printed correspondence and read it directly in Braille.
  • Scanned text can also be exported directly to a Braille translation program for the production of embossed Braille documents.
  • Scans and reads automatically, using Recognita's 32-bit OCR engine.
  • Choose high contrast colors and large print.
  • Supports a choice of Braille displays and note-takers.
  • Switches languages.
  • Export scanned text direct to your favorite word processor, Braille translator, or to the Windows clipboard.
  • Cicero works with Microsoft Windows Vista and XP and can be installed on laptops and home PCs.
  • Needs a Windows soundcard and a twain compatible scanner.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Vista Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1Ghz, or Intel Pentium D Processor 925 3.0Ghz, or Intel Centrino Duo Mobile 1.66, or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+, or equivalent or higher.
  • Memory: 1Gb or higher Graphics card - "add in" AGP or PCI Express or PCI card with 256 MB memory or higher.
  • Sound card: "on-board" or "add in".
  • Hard disk: 500 MB of free space, if multiple Text To Speech (TTS) engines are to be installed then more free space will be required XP Processor – Intel P3 750 Mhz or AMD Athlon 750 or higher.
  • Memory: 512 MB or higher.
  • Graphics card: AGP "add in" card with 8 MB memory or higher (not on board).
  • Sound card: Sound Blaster 1024 or equivalent (not on board).
  • Hard disk: 125 MB of free space.
  • Internet connection.

More Information: 

This product is discontinued by the manufacturer, but it may still be available for purchase from third-party vendors. Try searching the product by name on the internet. Be careful as the manufacturer may no longer support it - or support it for long.