[access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product

Hi Barbara,

http://www.textscout.eu for info, or if you want to install it to your
phone, without a PC, using your phone's web browser,
http://install.textscout.eu.

All the best

Steve

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Barbara Wilson
Sent: Friday 14 August 2009 08:00
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product

Hi Alastair

Thanks. Believe it or not, a Google search resulted in nothing only info 
about scouts! Does anyone have a Website link?


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ali" <alistair.kelly@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 7:55 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product


> Hi barbara,
>
> Have E mailed them with a request for costs, only been 24 hours so no 
> response expected for a while, unless of course someone was told 
> previously!?
>
> Alistair
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Barbara Wilson" <barkingbabs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 7:47 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>
>
>> Coming in very late on this thread, but a couple of questions before I go

>> online to do some research into Text Scout. Don't want to waste my time 
>> if it's not an option for me.
>>
>> How much does it cost? And is it currently limited to certain handsets?
>>
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>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 5:15 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>
>>
>>> Hi Amro.
>>>
>>> Well, I've only heard the InfoTech interview conducted at Sight Village,

>>> and to me, it didn't seem to take particularly long.  Of course, it will

>>> depend on your mobile coverage and network speed generally, but if you 
>>> have a wireless network in your home or have access to an open one, 
>>> recognition should only take a matter of 10 seconds or less.  Anyone who

>>> has tried the demo, could they tell me whether there is a batch scanning

>>> mode for instance for use when scanning multiple pages of a book?
>>>
>>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Amro Bilal" <Lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 12:13 AM
>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>
>>>
>>>> But wouldn't this take a much longer time to process a page in 
>>>> comparison to KNFB Reader?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Amro
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>> From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:03 PM
>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Peter.
>>>>>
>>>>> Well, that needn't be the case.  First of all, many networks have 
>>>>> generous data packages where so many megabytes or even gigabytes of 
>>>>> data can be purchased in a bundle, but secondly, doing it server side 
>>>>> offers so many more advantages potentially in the future.  For 
>>>>> instance, as soon as the OCR engine is improved, the effects will be 
>>>>> felt by the user immediately, updates can be pushed directly to the 
>>>>> phone, new services can be introduced like human assisted recognition 
>>>>> of objects with writing but which are difficult to scan.  As of now, 
>>>>> Text Scout allows online storage and retrieval of your documents by 
>>>>> email or via the web, so you can scan something and then read it later

>>>>> at your leisure from the comfort of your computer.  To me anyway, this

>>>>> is more appealing.
>>>>>
>>>>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>> From: "Peter Beasley" <pjbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:50 PM
>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Don't like the sound of that much. You have to spend money to get 
>>>>>> things read.
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>> From: "Ibrahim Gucukoglu" <ibrahim_gucukoglu@xxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:40 PM
>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi Peter.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Its another program, akin to KNFB reader but the main difference is 
>>>>>>> that when you take a picture of text for recognition, the image is 
>>>>>>> sent to a server on the internet through either your 3g or WiFi 
>>>>>>> connection if your phone has one.  The server processes the image 
>>>>>>> and then sends the recognized text back to the phone.  Not only is 
>>>>>>> this less processor intensive generally, but TextScout will be 
>>>>>>> supporting about three times as many phones as KNFB reader.  You can

>>>>>>> read more about it and download a demo at www.textscout.eu.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> All the best, Ibrahim.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>>> From: "Peter Beasley" <pjbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 1:46 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>I have never heard of TextScout. What exactly is it?
>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>>>>>>> From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:37 AM
>>>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hi Tony,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Depends on how portable you want it. If you want portable, then 
>>>>>>>>> you can't
>>>>>>>>> beat KNFB or TextScout. Also, if you have a compatible phone for 
>>>>>>>>> either of
>>>>>>>>> these products, then it will also be cheaper than any of the 
>>>>>>>>> others.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> If on the other hand you don't want to read with your phone, or 
>>>>>>>>> lining up
>>>>>>>>> the camera is an issue, then you should perhaps consider the 
>>>>>>>>> EyePal range.
>>>>>>>>> These are much simpler to use, and no "aiming" of the camera is 
>>>>>>>>> required.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I hope this helps.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> All the best
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Steve
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
>>>>>>>>> Behalf Of
>>>>>>>>> Tony Sweeney
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Thursday 13 August 2009 01:11
>>>>>>>>> To: access-uk
>>>>>>>>> Subject: [access-uk] Choosing Print Reading Product
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I'm liking the new products  where we can read instaantaniously!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> NowI'm thinking of buying one of those products but of course I'd 
>>>>>>>>> need to
>>>>>>>>> know a    little more.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I probably won't want to rush in but say reflecting over our up 
>>>>>>>>> coming
>>>>>>>>> holiday time!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Now I'm not looking for a definitive of those recent reading 
>>>>>>>>> products but I
>>>>>>>>> would like to know what you think the quality of those reading 
>>>>>>>>> back wise are
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> like?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> What gives the best results in reading back?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Talking of The Eyepal, Textscout and the KNF reader.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Only in terms of reading back to us that ticks all the boxes with 
>>>>>>>>> regard to
>>>>>>>>> what I wrote above.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> No worries, will not judge on any particular response but would be

>>>>>>>>> good to
>>>>>>>>> hear feedback.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Tony
>>>>>>>>>
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