[guispeak] Fw: GW Micro - News from the CSUN Exhibit Hall

  • From: Chris McMillan <chrismcmillan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 22:37:32 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

Title: GW Micro - News from the CSUN Exhibit Hall

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Sent: Mar 22, 2006 8:46 PM
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Subject: GW Micro - News from the CSUN Exhibit Hall

CSUN 2006 is going to be an exciting time, not only for GW Micro, but for our current customers, and potential customers. We're breaking new ground with a revolutionary new device that promises to change the way you think about portable computing. We're also announcing exciting new Braille Sense features, and providing a sneak peak at the upcoming Window-Eyes support for PowerPoint, Windows Vista, and Microsoft Office 12.

Let's kick things off with the official announcement everyone has been waiting for.

GW Micro Introduces Small Talk Ultra

GW Micro is proud to announce the unveiling of the Small Talk Ultra - the world's smallest, most portable PC running Microsoft Windows XP. Gone are the days of maintaining individual desktop, laptop, and notetaking devices. The Small Talk Ultra provides the portability of a laptop, the power of a desktop, and the feature set of a notetaker/PDA in a single device.

The Small-Talk Ultra contains a 1GHz processor, 30GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, built-in 57-key thumb keyboard, a color transflective display, and integrated wireless, Bluetooth, FireWire and USB. A full copy of Window-Eyes, custom carrying case, USB 88-key keyboard, and USB External CD-ROM are also included.

Other standard features include:
  • Removable Lithium Polymer Battery
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Built-in Microphone
  • AC Adaptor
The Small-Talk Ultra fits nicely in the palm of your hand, and can be used to take notes in class, use high-powered applications at work, email friends and clients, surf the web, listen to music while on the go, and more.

The cost? Just $2795.00 plus shipping. If you own the latest version of Window-Eyes Pro, then GW Micro will install your copy onto the Small-Talk Ultra, provide all the accessories, and include a full Window-Eyes Software Maintenance Agreement for $2495.00 plus shipping.

Read more detailed specifications of the Small Talk Ultra and additional accessories at http://www.gwmicro.com/smalltalk.

Window-Eyes Supports Cutting Edge Technology

GW Micro developers always strive to make Window-Eyes better than it already is. We've already raised the bar for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel support, and we're adding PowerPoint support to the list for Window-Eyes 6.0. Stop by the booth to hear Window-Eyes and PowerPoint in action.

Microsoft is hard at work on the next version of Windows and Office, and Window-Eyes 6.0 support for Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 12 is right on track. In fact, Doug Geoffray will be co-presenting with Microsoft on, "Preview of Microsoft Office 12; New User Interface and Keyboard Accessibility."  This presentation is Thursday from 10:40-11:40 in the Catalina D room of the Hilton.

Are you tired of the instability and unreliability of your current screen reader? Are you a trainer, counselor, or evaluator who is familiar with JAWS, but needs to get up to speed on Window-Eyes ASAP due to client demands? If so, you'll be happy to hear about a new Window-Eyes keyboard layout (much like the Laptop, and Vocal-Eyes layouts) that caters specifically to JAWS users. This layout allows existing JAWS users to switch over to Window-Eyes with a minimal learning curve. You'll be able to experience the power and stability of Window-Eyes using familiar keystrokes rather than learning a whole new set. More information on this feature will be available soon.

New Braille Sense Version 4.0 on the Horizon

GW Micro is proud to announce several new features in the upcoming Braille Sense 4.0 OS Update. The Braille Sense is actively being developed to support features customers want most. The new update includes several bug fixes, as well as the following new features:
  • MSN Messenger - New MSN Messenger support offers text chatting via support for MSN Messenger 6.0. Deaf-Blind Braille Sense users now have the ability to communicate completely in Braille with others online.
  • Word Processor - Microsoft Word DOC file format is now supported, with the ability to import and export in both RTF and DOC file formats.
  • Schedule manager - Reoccurring appointments will be more similar to Microsoft Outlook.
  • Daisy Player - The speech rate settings have been increased from 5 to 10, and can be controlled independently of the global speech rate.
  • Media Player - The play speed control settings have been expanded to 10 settings.
  • Web Browser - PLS streaming files are now supported.
  • Backup/Restore Option - A new option to backup Braille Sense settings has been added. In addition, when the Braille Sense OS is upgraded, an option to restore the original settings will be presented.
The Braille Sense 4.0 OS Update is currently being tested to ensure maximum stability and reliability. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Be sure to stop by booths 314 and 333 and say hi to Dan, Doug, Clarence, and Chris, and have them show you all the exciting new features and products that GW Micro has to offer.
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