[icon-discuss] Re: Braille 'n Speak transfer

Hi,

What you say is true, but I said what I did because many people speak of the 
BNS when they really 
mean the Braille Lite system.  I like to cover as many bases as I can.

Joe G.

On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 04:18:23 -0400, Pratik Patel wrote:


>No BNS ever came with an SD card.  SD technology was on the horizon 
>when the
>BNS units were discontinued in favor or the PacMate.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
>Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 2:29 PM
>To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: Braille 'n Speak transfer
>
>Hello, Ted,
>
>Transferring from the Braille 'n speak to the Braille Plus is at least a
>two-step process.  
>I see no direct way to do this; a computer is essential.  The only 
>hardware
>output 
>on the Braille 'n Speak is a serial port.  The Braille Plus does not 
>have
>one.  I have 
>heard that there is a serial to USB converter. If so, that might allow 
>for a
>direct 
>transfer, assuming that the Braille plus can recognize the BNS as a 
>storage
>device.
>
>If you have the Disk Accessory for the BNS, move your data to a floppy 
>and
>use that 
>to transfer your data to a computer, and then use the computer to send 
>the
>data back 6 your Braille 
>Plus.
>
>If your computer does not have an internal hard drive and it is 
>essential to
>make the 
>transfer, then you can buy a USB floppy drive.
>
>If you have a later BNS which uses SAID cards, you can use the card to
>transfer data to your 
>computer and back to the Braille plus.  I have not tried this, but 
>perhaps
>the card reader would be 
>recognized by the The BRAILLE Plus.
>
>I hope this will help you or someone on this list.  I suggest, however, 
>that
>if you need further 
>help that you write me off list.
>
>My e-mail address is:
>
>joegio1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>Joe G.
>
>On Tue, 08 Apr 2008 20:13:43 -0400, Ted Filteau wrote:
>
>
>>Hi to the list,
>>I'm an old Braille 'n Speak guy with a new Braille Plus.  I'm looking 
>>for 
>>some hints on transferring my bns stuff to the Braille Plus.  I've 
>>found by 
>>renaming the files with a .brf extension, that seems to help, and by 
>>adding 
>>a line feed character seems to help as well.  Any suggestions 
>>appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
>>Ted <tfilteau@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
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