[Athen] Which CCTV would you recommend?
daminna.standfield at csueastbay.edu
Tue May 15 11:23:10 PDT 2007
Is anyone familiar with Enhanced Vision's Merlin or Humanware's Smartview
Extend? We are trying to decide which CCTV would be the better choice? Also
any feedback on Clarity's line ie Flexmate, PCMate?
Assistive Technology Consultant
CSU East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., LI1121
Hayward, CA 94542
From: Gaeir Dietrich [mailto:gdietrich at htctu.net]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 1:38 PM
To: Alternate Media
Cc: Athen at athenpro.org
Subject: RE: What Brand/Model CCTV's Do You Use?
I really, really like the Ergo. The maker (Rehan) is a European company, but
the CCTVs are carried by Abledata:
I love the easy motion of the tray and the fact that the CCTV is adjustable
on its cart. The cart itself is easy to roll, and you can get oversize
wheels so that it moves easily across things like asphalt and tile.
It is the only CCTV that I have ever had users tell me that they actually
enjoyed using. Folks love the smooth tray movement, and I even had one
person say that it was the first CCTV she had used that did not make her
It's a bit large for a home situation, but it's great for a campus.
Hope this helps!
Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
From: Cassandra Tex [mailto:tex at humboldt.edu]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 1:11 PM
To: Alternate Media
Subject: What Brand/Model CCTV's Do You Use?
Sorry for the cross-posting...
We're in the market for a CCTV, and I've never purchased one
before. Anything in particular I should be looking at? What are the
best brands/models as far as durability, functionality, etc.? Is
there a particular brand/model that the California Community Colleges
recommend? Are there some that are better than others? What about
service? Which companies provide the best service?
From the research I've done so far, they all seem to have similar
feature sets and functionality. The CCTV will be in the Library
where students and community members will have access to it. My hope
is that I can get a product that has a rich feature set while being
easy and intuitive to use.
Thanks for your help!
Assistive Technology Specialist
Humboldt State University
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