[Athen] Question about the Telex Scholar Plus
dann at digilifemedia.biz
Mon Dec 1 08:11:11 PST 2008
As one colleague noted - if you can get a DTB to work on a Telex Scholar then it will play on anything. The client in this case had invested in these players for student use and definitely wants them to be as multifunctional as possible.
For what we paid for this unit - and for what some of the other DAISY players on the market are priced at - I recommend that serious consideration be given to purchasing Netbooks and loading them with a variety of software.
When I was at Boston University we found it most cost effective to purchase the necessary software for DAISY playback and load it directly onto student personal computers.
Best --- Dann
Digilife Media, LLC
1 Bryant Avenue
Bradford, MA 01835-7424
e-mail: dann at digilifemedia.biz
----- "Susan M. Kelmer" <SKelmer at stlcc.edu> wrote:
| From: "Susan M. Kelmer" <SKelmer at stlcc.edu>
| To: "Dann Berkowitz" <dann at digilifemedia.biz>, "Access Technologists in Higher Education Network"
| <athen at athenpro.org>
| Sent: Monday, December 1, 2008 9:10:18 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
| Subject: RE: [Athen] Question about the Telex Scholar Plus
| Wish I could help. Our Telex Scholars were POS's that we dumped as
| as they broke (within 60 days of purchase). Worst piece of adaptive
| technology I've ever had my hands on. We had trouble with them being
| able to read RFBD daisy books, most of our students brought the units
| back and asked for something different. They hated them too.
| Susan Kelmer
| Adaptive Technology Specialist/
| Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms
| St. Louis Community College - Meramec
| > -----Original Message-----
| > From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org
| [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org]
| > Behalf Of Dann Berkowitz
| > Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 9:22 AM
| > To: Alternate Media; Access Technologists in Higher Education
| > Subject: [Athen] Question about the Telex Scholar Plus
| > Hi All -
| > Part of the fun of running Digilife is buying a variety of players
| > putting them through their paces. Unfortunately, this is not always
| > jolly time.
| > Case in point is that we have a client who requested DAISY files
| > use with a Telex Scholar Plus. This prompted us to add one to our
| > inventory so that we can quality control the output.
| > However, we simply cannot get the Telex Scholar Plus to even
| > the DAISY book burned to CD let alone read it. We have tried
| > methods of building DTB but no avail. The player reads MP3 and
| > files just fine so we know it is not a faulty unit.
| > I have seen these units play RFB&D files just fine but cannot get
| > read the ones we produce.
| > Anyone have suggestions? Feel free to contact me off-list.
| > Thanks --- Dann
| > --------------------
| > Daniel Berkowitz
| > Digilife Media, LLC
| > 1 Bryant Avenue
| > Bradford, MA 01835-7424
| > phone: 978-914-4601
| > e-mail: dann at digilifemedia.biz
| > web: www.digilifemedia.biz
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