[bookport_users] Re: BP 2

Hi john:
This is true, but we are discussing the Book Port, not the Braille Plus.  
LevelStar wouldn't, or at least I am pretty sure, wouldn't help with the BP2.  
marc Mulcahy is there only developer.  and, this information is not correct.  
The Braille Plus also has the telephone keypad.  If you want to see for your 
self, go to:
http://www.aph.org/tech/pda_info.htm
and the Icon, from LevelStar:
http://www.levelstar.com
Hmmmmm,

Chase Crispin

On Thu, 8 May 2008 12:44:17 -0700 (PDT), John Milton wrote:


>Hi Chase,
>
>Larry made a podcast that summarizes the BP 2
>features:
>http://blindcooltech.aph.org/info/info37.mp3
>
>This might be the same one done by ACB Radio around
>march, but I'm not sure.
>
>And what about Levelstar?  I inferred it from the
>following website:
>http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT3329252460.html
>
>Do a search on the words "USB client and host ports". 
>The paragraph after this phrase says:
>
>Additionally, the Icon shares the same embedded
>hardware and software platform as the American
>Printing House "Braille Plus," a design variant with a
>six-key braille keyboard instead of a telephone-style
>keypad.
>
>If you have the Icon and Braille+ side by side, the
>plastic casing and color scheme are very similar.
>
>Cheers,
>
>-jon
>
>--- Chase Crispin <chase.crispin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>John:
>>What podcast?  What other companies.  Levelstar
>>develops the Icon and only the 
>>Icon.  I was told by Pamela Rader that they are
>>working pretty hard on Bp 2.  
>>So, I don't know this, but I personally expect it
>>about the same time as book courier 2.
>>HTH,
>>
>>Chase Crispin
>>On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:32:39 -0700 (PDT), John
>>Milton wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Hi All,
>>>
>>>Based on Larry's podcast, BP 2 would be nice
>>upgrade
>>>to an already excellent device.
>>>So why can't APH give a more definite date for BP 2
>>>even though the Bookcourier 2 will be released this
>>>year?
>>>So here's my guess:
>>>Lack of parts problem aside, APH has adopted a wait
>>>and see approach.  Springer design did the original
>>BP
>>>and Levelstar did the braille plus.  Both companies
>>>probably made design proposals for BP 2 and APH
>>wasn't
>>>sure who to go with.  So I'm guessing that APH will
>>>wait till Bookcourier 2 is released and gauge user
>>>response.  After that, they will probably decide
>>who
>>>to partner with to develop BP 2.
>>>
>>>Anyway, this list gets a free web page.  I noticed
>>>that new users tend to ask the same sort of
>>questions
>>>such as how to rip, rechargeable batteries and
>>compact
>>>flash cards.  I'd be willing to gather everyone's
>>tips
>>>and tricks and organize it in the free web page for
>>>this list.
>>>
>>>Any thoughts?
>>>
>>>-jon
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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