[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 23:17:11 +0100

Hi Amir,

You wouldn't be located anywhere near Westford, Mass., would
you? 

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Amir
Soleimani
Sent: 14 April 2006 22:08
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: News about some embossers, Elekul 55,
Braillo 440 and Index 4x4

Hello David,

On Saturday I'll give the 4X4 embosser to which I have
access a try to see 
if I can duplicate it. Though this may not be related to
what you talked 
about, I'm planning to test this beta release on Brailletec
Puma 6. I had no 
luck embossing with it using DBT Win 10.5 SR2.

Best,
Amir

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Holladay" <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 10:53 PM
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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