blind_html FW: HumanWare Unveils Victor Reader Stream 3.0

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From: Ackerman_Victoria <Ackerman_Victoria@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: FW: HumanWare Unveils Victor Reader Stream 3.0
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Here is the info for the Victor Reader software upgrade
Mrs.  A

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Subject: HumanWare Unveils Victor Reader Stream 3.0


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Los Angeles California, March 17, 2009 -- Today at the annual CSUN technology conference in Los Angeles, HumanWare announced the latest version of its popular Victor Reader Stream DAISY NISO book player, MP3 player, and voice recorder. The latest release of software for the Stream is version 3.0. It is a free upgrade software for the tens of thousands of users who now enjoy their Stream worldwide.

Version 3.0 is a major release packed with new features that continue to distinguish the Stream as the industry leader among pocket size accessible players. Version 3.0 responds to popular requests received from many Stream customers. New features include:

* Multi-level bookshelf navigation for Other Books, Podcasts, and Text. Now you can optionally organize these bookshelves into multiple levels of folders and navigate at those levels. * Multi-level folder navigation within Music files. For example, now you could choose to organize your music by levels such as genre, artist, and album and navigate at those levels to more quickly find your desired music. * Further you can now instantly create temporary playlists of any subset of your music collection and limit Random play to only that portion of your music. * Moreover, you can turn random play on or off with a single key press like many commercial MP3 players. * Text Search. Yes, now you can enter words to search for in your text files or text-only DAISY books. * Bookmark alert. You can enable an optional bookmark alert feature to notify you when you are playing a book and pass over a previously bookmarked position. It will even automatically announce your audio bookmarks. * Two text-to-speech voices. The English version of Stream 3.0 will now include both a male and female text-to-speech voice. * A 30 minute Time Jump feature and many other usability improvements have been added.

"With the increasing use of 8gb, 16, and even 32gb storage cards, users are managing ever increasing amounts of data on their Stream", says Gerry Chevalier, Victor Reader Product Manager. "With thousands of music files and hundreds of podcasts or text files they have asked us to provide more efficient navigation and version 3 delivers just that."

Says Chevalier, "The improved navigation as well as the bookmark alert, text search and other usability improvements in Stream 3.0 renews HumanWare's commitment to our Stream customers that we would continue to enhance the Stream over time to maximize their Stream investment."

And there's more. HumanWare is pleased to announce that Stream 3.0 will also be accompanied by a completely new-look Stream Companion software. The new Stream Companion 3.0 Windows software has a completely new menu driven interface, support for the new Bookshare zip format, and more.

HumanWare expects to have both the Stream 3.0 and Companion 3.0 available for free download before the end of March. The software will be made available on the Stream Support Page ( To receive an email announcement for this release and stay informed on future Stream activities be sure to Register to the Stream Newswire (


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Nicolas Lagace
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