RJaquiss at nfb.org
Wed Aug 24 19:36:28 UTC 2011
It is my understanding that the Versapoint Duo was actually manufactured by Enabling Technologies. I would call them and ask about getting it refurbished.
Some years ago, I bought a used Juliet Pro on Ebay for $400 and had it refurbished for $500. True I spent almost $1,000 for an embosser, but it has served me well for seven years. More of an issue is the fact that the older machines use parallel or serial ports on a PC. Newer PCs don't have these ports and the USB converters don't work very well. Hope this helps.
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From: blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindkid-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Erin Teply
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 10:53 AM
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Subject: [blindkid] Embossers
I have the opportunity to buy a used Tiger Max embosser or Versapoint Duo. Both come with Duxbury software, although everything is about 10 years old. It has been hard to find info on either of these products. If anyone does have experience, please share anything with me. I do have some concerns that I will have to buy new translation software because what they have won't be compatible with any of our PCs or Macs, and it is quite expensive. Would anyone recommend NOT buying these because of their age? I am able to buy at a very reasonable price (not sure what that is yet), also, so it probably won't be a huge investment. Also, can anyone recommend one over the other? Thanks so much for any insight.
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