[bookport] Re: rupture and NLS digital books

Tim,

The NLS books are using a digital rights management coding scheme which the
current BookPort cannot use at this point.  This is not the fault of APH;
just a change in technology which will take a newer bookport to be released
sometime in 2007 to handle.

 

"-----Original Message-----
"From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
"[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Snyder
"Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 3:02 PM
"To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
"Subject: [bookport] Re: rupture and NLS digital books
"
"Hi Dave and List,
"
"I heard that they were using a player that costs $500.  The 
"impression I got was that they had a limited number of players 
"and that they welcome participation from those who are willing 
"to buy the players.
"
"I don't understand why the current Book Port cannot play the 
"digital books that will be produced.  Perhaps someone can shed 
"some light on that one.  If they can't play them, it is quite 
"ashame because so many have purchased or have had purchased 
"for them the current Book Port.  Can someone explain why the 
"current digital books, not the braille files on web braille, 
"cannot be played on the Book Port?  I suppose that means that 
"the current books on beta cannot be played on the Book Port.
"Tim
"
"----- Original Message -----
"From: "David Allen" <wd8ldy@xxxxxxxxxx>
"To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 1:26 AM
"Subject: [bookport] Re: rupture and NLS digital books
"
"
"> Hi Tim and list:
">
"> You can apply through the NLS. But they will choose who they believe 
"> qualifies to participate. When the magazine test, I volunteered to 
"> participate in the testing of books. I was told I didn't 
"qualify because 
"> the testing required them to send me hardware which they 
"could not do. 
"> This probably has to do with the fact that I am overseas, in 
"a country far 
"> far away. *lol* But anyway, they probably have some arcane rule that 
"> prevents them from sending hardware beyond United States borders or 
"> something equally obscure or crazy. But I don't feel too 
"badly about it 
"> considering that the volume of material that is available 
"through the beta 
"> programme is a fraction of what it will be when they get 
"things properly 
"> organised. Considering I attempted to participate in a 
"similar test cycle 
"> here a couple years ago and couldn't find a single available 
"title to be 
"> something I'd be interested in.
">
"> Cheers,
"> Dave
"> ----- Original Message ----- 
"> From: "Tim Snyder" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 7:15 PM
"> Subject: [bookport] Re: rupture and NLS digital books
">
">
">> Hi Dave,
">>
">> Can anyone with a book port participate in the book beta 
"program?  If so, 
">> how do you go about it.
">> Tim
">>
">> ----- Original Message ----- 
">> From: "David Allen" <wd8ldy@xxxxxxxxxx>
">> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
">> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2007 6:25 PM
">> Subject: [bookport] Re: rupture and NLS digital books
">>
">>
">>> Hi Tim:
">>>
">>> The books that are currently being used in the book beta programme.
">>>
">>> At least they did read the magazines that were in the 
"magazine beta 
">>> which I participated in until it finished about six months ago.
">>>
">>> Cheers,
">>> Dave
">>> ----- Original Message ----- 
">>> From: "Tim Snyder" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
">>> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
">>> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 5:01 AM
">>> Subject: [bookport] Re: rupture and NLS digital books
">>>
">>>
">>>> Hi All,
">>>>
">>>> What an inexpensive solution for protection and 
"operation.  Plus, if 
">>>> you case, the bag, gets damaged, you can replace it 
"easily.  Not only 
">>>> that, you can tuck a couple of extra batteries and a set 
"of earbuds in 
">>>> with the book port.  Come to think of it, you could also 
"tuck in an 
">>>> extra memory card.  I commend you for your creativity.
">>>>
">>>> Now I have a question about the manual.  It claims that 
"NLS Daisy 3.0 
">>>> books can be read by the Book Port.  Am I confused, or is 
"there an NLS 
">>>> digital book other than brf files that can be read by the 
"current Book 
">>>> Port.
">>>> Tim
">>>>
">>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
">>>> From: "Nora" <nsarsons@xxxxxxx>
">>>> To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
">>>> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 2:02 PM
">>>> Subject: [bookport] Re: rupture
">>>>
">>>>
">>>>> Hi, I am Nora Sarsons.  I have had my bookport for about 
"a month.  My 
">>>>> bookport had no membrane over the buttons when I 
"received it.  I am 
">>>>> wondering if this membrane is just the film that is put 
"over things 
">>>>> when packing is done.  They have similar things on 
"cameras, microwave 
">>>>> panels etc. in order to protect them before you receive 
"them.   When I 
">>>>> am out and it is raining I put my bookport in a small 
"zip-lock bag 
">>>>> which seems to keep moisture off it and atthe same time you can 
">>>>> operate te buttons just fine.
">>>>>
">>>>> Have a very Happy New Year.
">>>>>
">>>>> Nora
">>>>>
">>>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
">>>>> From: "Howard Kaufman" <wa9top@xxxxxxxxx>
">>>>> To: "book port" <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
">>>>> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 3:33 AM
">>>>> Subject: [bookport] rupture
">>>>>
">>>>>
">>>>>> My bookport is less than two months old.  I pulled it 
"out of my coat 
">>>>>> pocket, and found that the upper right corner of the 
"rubber membrane 
">>>>>> under the buttons had pulled away from the front of the 
"bookport.
">>>>>> I have three questions.
">>>>>> 1.  Do I have to send it back for repair to fix this?
">>>>>> 2.  I think it opens the device to damage from dust or lint or 
">>>>>> crumbs, am I right?
">>>>>> 3.  Is their a protective bookport case that would 
"still allow you to 
">>>>>> push the buttons while protecting the unit from damage or drops?
">>>>>>
">>>>>>
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