[duxhelp] Re: News about some embossers, Elekul 55, Braillo 440 and Index 4x4

  • From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 21:36:32 +0100

O.K.  Can you do the necessary with our friend down there,
and see if he has one available please?

(Unless of course someone here has an Index 4x4 closer to
Westford than New Jersey - any offers anyone?)

Thanks,

George. 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David
Holladay
Sent: 14 April 2006 21:26
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: News about some embossers, Elekul 55,
Braillo 440 and Index 4x4

Perhaps not a bad idea.

-- David

At 01:47 PM 4/14/2006, you wrote:
>Hi David,
>
>Should we try to get down to Westwood, N.J. when I'm over?
>
>George.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David
>Holladay
>Sent: 14 April 2006 19:24
>To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [duxhelp] News about some embossers, Elekul 55,
>Braillo 440 and Index 4x4
>
>Just after we released DBT 10.6 beta 5, we received word
>that there was a
>problem producing multiple copies on the Interpoint Elekul
>55.
>
>This embosser is one of three embosser models that can
>produce folio or
>magazine format braille, that is 4 pages of braille on each
>sheet of paper.
>The three models are: Elekul 55, Index 4x4 and the Braillo
>440SW.
>
>In the process of reviewing the Elekul code, I realized
that
>the output to
>all three models was not ideal. I have made a change that
>will be in beta 6
>that will affect all 3 models. Based on my review of the
>code, I think the
>current beta 5 does work fine for the Braillo 440SW with
>multiple codes.
>
>However, I doubt that the Index 4x4 output would work for
>multiple copies,
>if the number of pages produced is a multiple of 4 plus 1
>**or** a multiple
>of 4 plus 2. That is, an 8 page document would work, but
not
>a 9 page or a
>10 page document.
>
>The simplest test would be to take a single page document
(a
>single line
>would suffice), and ask for multiple copies on an Index
4x4.
>I suspect that
>you would get the same text on the front and back side of
>each sheet of
>braille.
>
>If someone could run that test, it would be great. If you
>did get wrong
>output, we would want to repeat the test with beta 6 to
>verify that the fix
>worked.
>
>A further issue is that we have had far too few reports on
>the Index 4x4. I
>had difficulty generating more than 23 lines per page when
I
>did my own
>tests in September 2005. We were able to establish that the
>problem was in
>the device firmware. I have heard independent reports that
>this has since
>been fixed. But I would feel better if I could hear from a
>beta tester that
>they were able to get 25 lines per page without a problem.
>
>Finally, even though I am convinced that the Braillo 440
>should be able to
>produce multiple copies with no problem, I would appreciate
>it if a beta
>tester could try this again with a single page DBT document
>with both beta
>5 and 6, to make sure that the change I am making does not
>cause a problem.
>
>At this stage, I want to be very careful about software
>changes.
>
>I would appreciate hearing from any beta testers who have
>access to the
>Index 4x4 and/or the Braillo  440.
>
>Please respond directly to me at david@xxxxxxxxxx
>
>-- David Holladay
>Duxbury Systems
>
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