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

Burke, Dan (DSS) burke at mso.umt.edu
Tue May 10 07:14:54 PDT 2011

Maybe the strategy is to convince people to buy the Stream for less money, minus the cumbersome out-moded media.

Dan Burke

Assistant Director/Assistive Technology Coordinator

Disability Services for Students

The University of Montana

Emma B. Lommasson Center 154

Missoula, MT 59812


406.243.5330 FAX


From: athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Robert Martinengo
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:26 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Repost: FW: Introducing Victor Reader Stratus: thesimplest and most user-friendly DAISY player

$425 doesnt sound too user-friendly for a CD player.

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:10 AM, Sean J Keegan <skeegan at stanford.edu> wrote:

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 CDs.†[http://www.humanware.com/Site/web/en/Newsletter/images/elderly_282.jpg]

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

HumanWare (www.humanware.com <http://www.humanware.com/> <http://visit.humanware.com/e/3332/2011-05-05/7KGUO/171626152>) 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.â€
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