• From: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bob Acosta" <boacosta@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:40:57 -0700

TOUCH MEMO, AUG. 29, 2011


VisionCue Introduces Touch Memo
New digital voice labeler expands VisionCue's line-up of portable and 
affordable tools for the visually impaired

PORTLAND, Oregon  May 4, 2011  VisionCue today announced that it has been 
appointed as the exclusive distributor of the new Touch Memo, a digital voice 
labeler for the blind and visually impaired, in the U.S. and Canada.  Touch 
Memo is described as a "Daily Living Product" by VisionCue because of its 
numerous applications in the home and workplace.

The Touch Memo allows users to record personal descriptions of items such as 
groceries, cosmetics, medicines, files, keys, books, CDs, tools, and other 
important items for later playback.  Lightweight and ergonomic, the Touch Memo 
is used together with specialty labels that are placed on objects.  The labels 
have a unique identification that the Touch Memo uses to reference a vocal 
"tag" associated with that object.  For instance, a user may place a label on a 
pill bottle and records the vocal tag, "Vitamin C, take 2 pills a day."  Later, 
to play back that vocal tag, just "touch" the label with the Touch Memo to hear 
the prerecorded "memo". 

"We've been very pleased with the response we have already received from 
customers.  As soon as they pick up the Touch Memo for the first time, they 
think of dozens of ways this product can help them at home or work," said Larry 
Lake, president of VisionCue. 

The digital labeler is easy to use with only three operating buttons to learn.  
Special "tactile" labels help users quickly find the label for reading with the 
Touch Memo sensor.  "Washable" labels are designed for clothing.   All recorded 
labels may be backed up on a computer using the USB cable provided.  Although a 
computer is not necessary to use the Touch Memo.

"VisionCue is an ideal partner for us because it is well-respected in the U.S. 
and Canada for selling and servicing products to our customer base", said Seiji 
Yamaguchi, President, Times Corporation.  Times Corporation, based in Hyogo, 
Japan, is the worldwide distributor of Touch Memo and other assistive 
technology products.  
"With their expertise in introducing aids and tools for the visually-impaired 
coupled with our innovative, high quality products, we look forward to a very 
strong and long-lasting relationship." 

Touch Memo features include:

Rechargeable Battery with 6 hours of operating time;

2 GB internal flash memory;

Lightweight and easy to hold at only 1.3 ounces;

Fully adjustable volume control;

120 re-recordable tactile adhesive labels and 40 non-tactile labels;

60 washable labels and 24 plastic tags for reusing adhesive labels;

Accessories include AC charger, USB cable, lanyard, and printed and CD manual.

Audible power on/off tones and LED on light.
Product pricing and availability
VisionCue previewed the Touch Memo at the CSUN conference in San Diego, 
California in March 2011, with a list price of $179 and is now available for 
immediate shipping.  Volume pricing is also available.?@ 

About VisionCue
VisionCue LLC was founded in 2004 in Portland, Oregon to offer premium-brand 
assistive technology products for the blind and visually impaired through a 
network of highly skilled resellers and product specialists.  VisionCue is the 
exclusive distributor of ALVA Braille displays in North America and northwest 
regional distributor of Optelec video magnification devices.  In addition, 
VisionCue carries a variety of technology products for the blind and visually 
impaired from LVI, Nuance and Dolphin. VisionCue also customizes systems and 
provides service on a wide variety of AT products at its Portland facility. 

VisionCue can be reached toll-free at 888-318-2582 or at AT.Info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Presenter: Virginia Barba
E-Mail: Vbarba@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 503-297-1510

Date: Monday, August 29,  2011

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