[Athen] Repost: FW: Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest and most user-friendly DAISY player

Sean J Keegan skeegan at stanford.edu
Mon May 9 22:10:54 PDT 2011

Here's a new kid on the digital player block. Pricing: $425 for the
Basic model, $455 for the M model, and the H and I models are priced
yet. The Basic model is either available now or will be in mid June.
The M model won't be available until August, the they don't have a
release date for the H and I models.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66112
rbeach at kckcc.edu

From: HumanWare [mailto:marcom at humanware.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 10:58 AM
To: Robert Beach
Subject: Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest and most
user-friendly DAISY player

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Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest
and most user-friendly DAISY player

Longueuil, May 5, 2011 – HumanWare is pleased to introduce the Victor
Reader Stratus, an exciting new family of desktop DAISY CD players that
will replace the popular Victor Reader ClassicX line.

The Stratus is the evolution of HumanWare’s 13 years experience
developing simple, easy to use audio book players. Compared to its
predecessor, the VR ClassicX, the VR Stratus comes with a new look
enclosure that is smaller and lighter on the outside yet smarter and
better sounding on the inside.

”The Stratus continues to be the simplest and most user-friendly
digital book player on the market but now with more choices than
ever”, says Gerry Chevalier, Victor


Reader Brand Manager. “The basic Stratus model plays only CDs but
there is also an advanced multimedia model that will also play SD cards,
USB flash drives, and it includes Acapela text-to-speech. And that's not
all, says Chevalier. We have given the Stratus a smart new look,
improved the quality of the audio, improved the battery system, added a
talking clock, and now every Stratus can play data DVDs in addition to

All Stratus models feature large, tactile, high-contrast keys, a
built-in speaker or headphone, and self-voicing controls. You can take
Stratus anywhere with its comfortable carrying handle and rechargeable
and replaceable battery. Do you like to go to bed with your favorite
book? The Stratus Sleep timer lets you specify how long Stratus should
play before it shuts off.

Choose a basic 4-arrow keypad or the advanced 12-key

telephone style number for navigation in highly structured books. A
removable keypad cover is also available. It hides all but the most
essential keys to simulate a traditional cassette player.

With Victor Reader Stratus, HumanWare once again brings unparalleled
access to DAISY books, recorded commercial books, music, and computer
documents. Whether you are young or young at heart, whether your reading
needs are simple or complex, whether you are at work, school, or at
home, there is a Victor Reader Stratus that will fit your needs.

About HumanWare

is the global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled.
HumanWare provides products to people who are blind or have low vision
and students with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection
of innovative products, including BrailleNote, the leading productivity
device for the blind in education, business and for personal use; the
Victor Reader product line, the world's leading digital audiobook
players; the SmartView family of handheld and desktop electronic
magnifiers; and myReader2, HumanWare's unique "auto-reader.”

Join us at the Sight City Conference in Germany from May 4 to May 6, and
at the DAISY Conference in Helsinki on May 6 where the Str

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