[nfbmi-talk] New talking bill identifier under $100!!!
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Tue Oct 20 09:41:21 CDT 2009
Orbit Research Introduces iBill Talking Banknote Identifier
Priced at $99, the iBill is a breakthrough in independent living
the blind and visually impaired
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbit Research today
announced the introduction of the iBill, the world's first
Talking Banknote Identifier for the blind and the visually
Priced at $99, the 1.5 ounce, pager-sized iBill represents a
breakthrough in enabling the blind and the visually impaired
community achieve independence in the everyday necessity of using
paper currency, which sighted people take for granted. At about
third of the cost of existing devices, the iBill offers unrivaled
features, ease of use and accuracy of identification.
The iBill is an exceptionally convenient and affordable solution
can be used by each and every blind or visually impaired
Measuring just 3 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.7 inches, the
and compact "key-fob" design provides the ultimate in
allowing it to be carried unobtrusively in a pocket, purse,
to the belt or attached to a keychain or lanyard. Among the
that set it apart from other such devices are the extremely high
accuracy (better than 99.9%) and the near-instantaneous speed
than one second in most cases) with which it identifies
The iBill is designed with the sole purpose of providing the
simplest, fastest and most accurate means to identify U.S.
Its unique ergonomic design permits easy and intuitive use
the need for any training or practice. Upon insertion of a
into the device, its denomination is identified at the press of a
button. Based on the user's preference, the denomination is
by a clear and natural voice, or by tone or vibration for
The unit identifies all U.S. banknotes in circulation and
them in any orientation. Banknotes in poor physical condition
indicated as unidentifiable and are not misread. The unit is
upgradeable to recognize new banknote designs.
The iBill achieves all of this while operating on a single,
available AAA battery which lasts for over a year with typical
Its durable construction and sealed design ensure trouble-free
The unit is backed by a one-year warranty from Orbit Research,
toll-free customer support.
"Orbit Research has once again demonstrated its commitment to the
development of breakthrough technology and products that make a
direct and measurably positive impact to the daily lives of the
community we serve," said Michael Nolan, President of Orbit
Orbit Research has filed patents on the technologies employed in
iBill, which enable its groundbreaking compactness, performance
Samples of the iBill are available for evaluation now and Orbit
Research is accepting orders.
Specializing in the development and manufacture of products for
people with disabilities, Orbit Research's mission is to employ
cutting-edge technology to develop innovative and affordable
that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle.
Carla Morris, (888) 606-7248
Email: morris.carla at orbitresearch.com
3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 585
Wilmington, DE 19808, U.S.A.
Tel: (888) 60-ORBIT
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