This, is nice to have this options. Here is my thoughts. I personally think my self the government should make it currency accessible to the blind people. I think they should make paper money in the dominations of 1$ bills, 5$ bills, 10 $ bills and 20 $ bills, accessible. These are the Most common used denomination used by most people. It does not have to be nothing fancy. Just accessible. I say accessible because there is a difference in accessibility and usability. To me most of the change is accessible enough. I also think they should just get rid of the penny. But I am speaking from a consumer point of view on the penny. this is just some of my thoughts. Thanks, Blackjack misterblackjack2@xxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of K4NKZ Jim Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 6:33 AM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Orbit Research Introduces New Affordable Talking Money Identifier Orbit Research Introduces iBill Talking Banknote Identifier Priced at $99, the iBill is a breakthrough in independent living for the blind and visually impaired WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbit Research today announced the introduction of the iBill, the world's first affordable Talking Banknote Identifier for the blind and the visually impaired. Priced at $99, the 1.5 ounce, pager-sized iBill represents a breakthrough in enabling the blind and the visually impaired community achieve independence in the everyday necessity of using paper currency, which sighted people take for granted. At about a third of the cost of existing devices, the iBill offers unrivaled features, ease of use and accuracy of identification. The iBill is an exceptionally convenient and affordable solution that can be used by each and every blind or visually impaired individual. Measuring just 3 inches by 1.6 inches by 0.7 inches, the ultra-slim and compact "key-fob" design provides the ultimate in convenience, allowing it to be carried unobtrusively in a pocket, purse, clipped to the belt or attached to a keychain or lanyard. Among the features that set it apart from other such devices are the extremely high accuracy (better than 99.9%) and the near-instantaneous speed (less than one second in most cases) with which it identifies banknotes. The iBill is designed with the sole purpose of providing the simplest, fastest and most accurate means to identify U.S. banknotes. Its unique ergonomic design permits easy and intuitive use without the need for any training or practice. Upon insertion of a banknote into the device, its denomination is identified at the press of a button. Based on the user's preference, the denomination is announced by a clear and natural voice, or by tone or vibration for privacy. The unit identifies all U.S. banknotes in circulation and recognizes them in any orientation. Banknotes in poor physical condition are indicated as unidentifiable and are not misread. The unit is also upgradeable to recognize new banknote designs. The iBill achieves all of this while operating on a single, commonly available AAA battery which lasts for over a year with typical use. Its durable construction and sealed design ensure trouble-free use. The unit is backed by a one-year warranty from Orbit Research, and toll-free customer support. "Orbit Research has once again demonstrated its commitment to the development of breakthrough technology and products that make a direct and measurably positive impact to the daily lives of the community we serve," said Michael Nolan, President of Orbit Research. Orbit Research has filed patents on the technologies employed in the iBill, which enable its groundbreaking compactness, performance and features. Samples of the iBill are available for evaluation now and Orbit Research is accepting orders. Specializing in the development and manufacture of products for people with disabilities, Orbit Research's mission is to employ cutting-edge technology to develop innovative and affordable products that are essential for an independent and productive lifestyle. Contact: Carla Morris, (888) 606-7248 Email: morris.carla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Orbit Research 3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 585 Wilmington, DE 19808, U.S.A. Tel: (888) 60-ORBIT http://www.orbitresearch.com Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.