[Blindmath] Braille and graphics embosser suggestions?

John Gardner gardnerj at onid.orst.edu
Sun Dec 8 17:07:47 UTC 2013


Hi, a Tiger Cub costs $3,995.  It has no GUI Mac driver yet, but it should
have soon in order to print ink and Tiger graphics from BrailleBlaster.  For
now, one can print to it from a Mac as to any braille embosser but you don't
get ink and good graphics that way.  Don't know about iOS.

John Gardner


-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of I. C.
Bray
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 3:31 PM
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Braille and graphics embosser suggestions?

Michael,

How much did / does a new Tiger Cub cost theese days?
And you say they work well with any windows software, but what about Mac OS
or iOS 7 for mobile devices?

Ian



----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Whapples" <mwhapples at aim.com>
To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics" 
<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2013 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Braille and graphics embosser suggestions?


: Hello,
: I will note from the beginning that I do work forViewPlus, but I did get
: my Tiger Cub JR. before I started working for ViewPlus (in fact well
: before I had any idea I would be working for them).
:
: Probably one of the things I like most about my Tiger Cub JR. is that I
: can use it from any windows software which can output to a printer. This
: means I have been able to produce tactile graphics from the application
: of my choice. I know that Ron has sent an email to the list saying about
: support for SVG, but as the tiger is used like any other printer I could
: use it with any format for creating graphics.
:
: As all the ViewPlus embossers support tactile graphics and appear like
: any standard printer to applications, I will let the sales people at
: ViewPlus help you choose the most suitable if you decide on a ViewPlus
: embosser. I am on the software side and so have had little experience of
: the EmBralle's capabilities (the output I saw from it was on a
: development model).
:
: Michael Whapples
: On 06/12/2013 12:52, Gabriela Moats wrote:
: > Hi,
: > Does anyone have a low-end Braille and tactile graphics embosser they 
like
: > and would recommend? We are looking into purchasing one that would 
produce
: > just around 20-50 STEM related handouts for a single student per week. 
So
: > far we're leaning towards at Enabling Technologies' Phoenix embosser, 
View
: > Plus' Tiger Max or Spot Dot, and Index's Everest or Basic embossers. A
: > couple people mentioned View Plu's low-end embosser Embraille to me
: > originally, but I was recently advised by the company that might not be
: > high enough quality for science materials.. Does anyone have experience
: > with this? Also, I'm wondering if people recommend View Plus' software
: > Tiger over Enabling Tech's Firebird Suite or Index's Tactile View,
: > especially related to producing labels in Nemeth if I don't know Nemeth.
: >
: > Thanks,
: >
: > Gabriela
: >
:
:
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