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State-of-the-art Braille

Setting the standard in Braille communication, the ALVA Braille Controller 640 with Feature Pack is the first wireless display that combines classic Braille access, audio, note taking, and comprehensive keyboarding from a single device.  Ultra-slim and stylish in design, the ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack is ideally suited for professionals and students, in the office, at home, or on-the-go.  Featuring a smooth Braille array with 40 high-resolution Optelec Braille cells, 40 dual-function cursor routing buttons, five front-panel thumb navigation keys, 4 programmable eTouch keys, the ALVA Smartpad for enhanced navigation, stereo audio speakers, audio input, an HID-compliant Braille keyboard, integrated notepad, and 4GB of user storage, the ALVA BC640 provides unprecedented reading, writing and control at your fingertips.

State-of-the-art in Connectivity

The ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack includes a high-speed USB 2.0 mini port and on-board Bluetooth for wireless connectivity up to 300 feet.  And best of all, don’t worry about losing your wireless connection. Should you exceed the 300 foot range, just head back to the device and the ALVA BC640 automatically reconnects without missing a beat.

State-of-the-art Size and Abilities

The ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack is unimaginably slim, yet is packed with innovation and functionality.  Measuring less than one inch thick and weighing under two pounds, the ergonomics and connectivity of the ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack enables you to read and write in Braille, control your screen reader and computer’s audio, and place internet calls or participate in chat rooms, all from the same device.  Imagine a 40 cell Braille controller you can carry effortlessly – anywhere.  Rest assured, this is one Braille display you won’t hesitate to take with you wherever you go.

The ALVA BC640 Feature Pack

The Braille and Audio Feature Pack transforms your ALVA BC640 into more than just a Braille display.  Easily toggle between 8-dot computer Braille and American Grade Two Braille input in any computer application.  The on-board Grade Two back translator instantly converts the words you type in Braille into standard text without the need for third-party translation utilities.  Stereo audio output, using the Feature Pack in conjunction with a SmartPhone* gives you all the capabilities and more of a traditional notetaker.  Take notes, store documents, schedule appointments, read and write email and text messages, surf the web and manage your contacts anywhere using your ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack!  Four gigabytes of user storage provides ample space to store your documents.

*SmartPhone requires screenreader for accessibility.

State-of-the-art Enjoyment

The minute you place your hands on the ALVA BC 640 with Feature Pack you’ll notice the highest resolution Braille cells available today.  Sharp, crisp Braille like you’ve never seen before.  Connect your ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack to a mobile phone, Windows or Macintosh computer, Apple iPad, iPod or iPhone, fire-up the screen reader and you’ll experience effortless reading and unprecedented control.  To top it off, the ALVA BC640 with Feature Pack has a high-tech metallic case that’s accented with ALVA purple markings.  In essence, a Braille Controller of pure enjoyment.

Price 

This product is not available for purchase on-line.

Please call 888 318-2582 for information.

Features and Accessories

  • 40 Optelec high resolution Braille cells for optimal reading comfort
  • Slim line design for portability
  • Built-in rechargeable batteries (up to 20 hours of continuous use)
  • USB plug and play connectivity
  • Bluetooth long-range wireless
  • Five navigation thumb keys
  • Four programmable eTouch Braille navigation keys
  • HID-compliant braille keyboard
  • Easy-access notetaking
  • 4GB of user storage
  • Wearable headset and microphone
  • Padded Carrying case
  • Short and long USB cables
  • Dual-voltage power supply (110/220V)
  • Bluetooth® USB Stick
  • CD-ROM with manuals and drivers (for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7)

Screen Reader Compatibility

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit):
    • JAWS (Version 10 and 11)
    • Window-Eyes             
    • NVDA
  • Windows Vista and Windows XP:
    • JAWS (Version 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)
    • Hal, SuperNova
    • Window-Eyes
    • NVDA
  • Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard: with VoiceOver
  • Linux: BRLTTY


Dimensions

  • 13.3 x 4.6 x 0.9 inches