Braille Sense Polaris
32-cell Android Based Refreshable Braille Notetaker
NC, SC, TN Only
The new Notetaker that everyone is talking about…
BrailleSense Polaris offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. We’ve kept the traditional computer interface that has contributed to the popularity of other BrailleSense models. BrailleSense Polaris supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday.
Braille Sense Polaris
Seamless efficiency tool for school, work, and play…
Braille Sense Polaris offers a new standard in blind-friendly applications with the latest in cutting edge technology. Braille Sense Polaris levels the playing field with specialized applications built around Polaris Office Suite, while providing comprehensive access to popular Google Apps such as Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Classroom. Surf the Web with Google Chrome just like our traditional web browser. Use Polaris Word to write a report and other documents with the same feel as Word Processor. Sync your calendar to Google Calendar while using our Organizer. You can even enjoy a book from BookShare, BARD, or other sources in our DAISY reader, word processor, or via countless blindness and mainstream services.
BrailleSense intuitive interface with a touch of mastery
We’ve kept the traditional computer interface that has contributed to the popularity of other BrailleSense models. BrailleSense Polaris has a Perkins-style keyboard, a 32-cell braille display with cursor routing buttons, and touch sensors above the display for enhanced navigation. There are also touch sensors on the media buttons making them user definable.
Blind-friendly Notetaker Features Standard Programs
Use our optional thesaurus and multilingual dictionaries to broaden your vocabulary or find an equivalent app in the Google Play Store. Braille Sense Polaris, lets YOU decide! Analyze spreadsheets with our popular Excel Viewer, or read and edit spreadsheets in Google Sheets. Read or give a presentation using our PowerPoint Viewer, or create your own presentation from scratch in Slides.
Tools for Today’s Students
Braille Sense Polaris supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday. But, there’s more! Braille Sense Polaris provides unparalleled access to Google Classroom for blind students and teachers alike. Collaboration among students and teachers has NEVER been this easy. There’s support for Nemeth and UEB Math, too. Braille Sense Polaris allows for display on the built-in LCD display, tablets via Miracast, or an external monitor via the HDMI port.
Easy Connectivity with Your Favorite Devices
Connect Braille Sense Polaris via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, or USB3 to your computer, iOS device, Android device, tablet, or phone. Enjoy your own MP3 while listening through the Stereo Speakers, or use headphones with the audio jack for your private listening. Braille Sense Polaris is even equipped with an on- board “Flippable” LCD display. Allowing for more effective interactions between blind students, visual teachers, parents, co-workers, and friends. Don’t use Braille Sense Polaris just for work. Use it for play with the built-in IrDA as a remote, or you can even relax while using Chromecast on your TV.
Features of Braille Sense Polaris
Powerful performance with faster processing
Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire.
Power-packed for the office environment
Create and read documents in any of five languages and use multiple bilingual dictionaries to ensure accuracy and style. Highlight your most important points with advanced font and style options. Always have complete and up-to-date access to your email with IMAP access, and open EML files directly from the File manager. Secure your valuable information with file encryption.
A Powerful educational tool
In addition to the bilingual features and Sense Dictionary for language practice and learning, Braille Sense U2 offers fraction calculation and Nemeth Braille code entry into a fully functional scientific calculator. Our unique built-in LCD allows sighted teachers and parents to view a student’s progress while he uses Braille Sense Polaris.
Enhanced sound, outstanding media
Enjoy a clear and powerful stereo audio listening experience with easily accessible audio buttons and 11 equalizer settings. In addition, easily and instantly control FM Radio, DAISY Player and Media Player with designated media buttons located on the front of the unit.
Created with the Deaf-blind in mind
HIMS’ unique, flipable LCD display has facilitated easy and natural communication with the deaf-blind for several years. Now with an added vibrate Motor, a deaf-blind person can be alerted to receive messages or errors in input or navigation.
Connectivity anywhere, any time
Stay connected to your friends, family and the world via Ethernet, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) or 3G USB modem.
Instant Social Networking
Take advantage of our mobile connectivity and click on Twitter to instantly access the world of social networking. Chat with your classmates, co-workers, family and friends using Google Talk anytime, anywhere.
GPS Receiver and electronic compass
Improved GPS receiver and electronic compass allow you to explore your surroundings and provide instant, accurate directions or real-time, turn-by-turn navigation to your destination. GPS map data is an optional add-on.