[vendtalk] [Electronics-talk] New Affordable Currency Identifier Introduced

Gerald Levy bwaylimited at verizon.net
Tue Oct 20 02:26:21 UTC 2009

Orbit Research Introduces iBill Talking Banknote Identifier

Priced at $99, the iBill is a breakthrough in independent living for 
the blind and visually impaired
WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbit Research today 
announced the introduction of the iBill, the world's first affordable 
Talking Banknote Identifier for the blind and the visually impaired. 
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 a 
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 that 
can be used by each and every blind or visually impaired individual. 
Measuring just 3 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.7 inches, the ultra-slim 
and compact "key-fob" design provides the ultimate in convenience, 
allowing it to be carried unobtrusively in a pocket, purse, clipped 
to the belt or attached to a keychain or lanyard. Among the features 
that set it apart from other such devices are the extremely high 
accuracy (better than 99.9%) and the near-instantaneous speed (less 
than one second in most cases) with which it identifies banknotes.

The iBill is designed with the sole purpose of providing the 
simplest, fastest and most accurate means to identify U.S. banknotes. 
Its unique ergonomic design permits easy and intuitive use without 
the need for any training or practice. Upon insertion of a banknote 
into the device, its denomination is identified at the press of a 
button. Based on the user's preference, the denomination is announced 
by a clear and natural voice, or by tone or vibration for privacy. 
The unit identifies all U.S. banknotes in circulation and recognizes 
them in any orientation. Banknotes in poor physical condition are 
indicated as unidentifiable and are not misread. The unit is also 
upgradeable to recognize new banknote designs.

The iBill achieves all of this while operating on a single, commonly 
available AAA battery which lasts for over a year with typical use. 
Its durable construction and sealed design ensure trouble-free use. 
The unit is backed by a one-year warranty from Orbit Research, and 
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 Research.

Orbit Research has filed patents on the technologies employed in the 
iBill, which enable its groundbreaking compactness, performance and features.

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 products 
that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle.


     Carla Morris, (888) 606-7248
     Email: morris.carla at orbitresearch.com

     Orbit Research
     3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 585
     Wilmington, DE 19808, U.S.A.
     Tel: (888) 60-ORBIT


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