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ALVA Comfort

by Optelec

ALVA Comfort – Affordable Luxury

     Same ALVA Quality with enhanced ergonomic design at a new low price!
  • 40 high-quality Optelec braille cells
  • Full braille access to a PC, tablet and smartphone
  • Smooth surface for paper-like feel
  • 8-key input for Braille writing with full Windows key commands -keys for Ctrl, Windows, Enter, Alt and Spacebar
  • Compatible with JAWS, Window Eyes most screenreaders
  • Long range Bluetooth for wireless connectivity -up to 300ft!
  • 4GB USB Flash memory – store documents, books and more
  • Internal note taking functionality
  • 12 hour battery life
  • Protective carrying case with shoulder strap
Take full control of your PC or Smartphone with the ALVA Comfort from Optelec. This 40-cell braille display provides full braille access to mainstream applications allowing you to read and write braille anywhere on practically any device! And with internal note-taking functionality and a 4GB flash memory, you can create and store documents, books and much more directly on the device! With wireless connectivity up to 300ft you can access your device from different locations around your home or office. Should your signal weaken, simply move closer to your device and the ALVA Comfort will automatically reconnect without losing any data! 
Better yet, connect your ALVA Comfort to an iPad or iTouch for ultimate portability! A truly modern solution for accessing braille!

About Alva Braille Displays

In the mid-1980’s the Tieman Group, known today as Optelec, developed the first refreshable braille display using state-of-the-art piezoelectric braille cell technology. The piezoelectric cell technology changed the face of braille cells forever as it was the first technology that could withstand the weight of the finger so you can read the braille while it’s refreshing. Since then, the Optelec braille cell has continued evolving, improving the feel of the dot and the portability of the cell today, making it one of the most popular braille cells used in most braille displays and notetakers world-wide.
ALVA Braille Displays mean:
  • High-quality Optelec braille cells and cursor routing keys
  • Smooth reading surface for paper-like reading
  • Slim line design for portability
  • USB plug-and-play connectivity
  • 5 navigation thumb keys (10 on the BC680)
  • 4 eTouch braille navigation keys
  • Smartpad with 5-way navigation key and 4 function keys (BC series only)
  • Smooth navigation by line, sentence or paragraph
  • Ergonomic design for comfortable reading


  • 40 High quality Optelec Braille cells for optimal reading comfort
  • 8-key braille keyboard with Windows key commands
  • Built-in NVDA screenreader
  • USB plug and play connectivity
  • Bluetooth® for wireless connectivity within a range of 300 feet
  • 4GB USB Flash memory
  • 12 hour battery life
  • On/off switch
  • USB power supply
  • Bluetooth® USB Stick
  • 5 navigation thumb keys
  • 4 eTouch Braille navigation keys
  • 40 cursor routing keys
  • ALVA Explorer screen narrator: Braille and speech
  • CD-ROM with manuals and drivers (for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7)

Screen Reader Compatibility

  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
    JAWS (Version 10 and 11)
  • Windows Vista and Windows XP
    JAWS (Version 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)
    Hal, SuperNova
  • Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Linux

Dimensions: 13.3 x 3 x 0.7 in

Weight: 1.7 lb

Optional Extended Warranty

Keep your ALVA Braille Display working like new - year after year!

Annual cleaning is an important component to ensure that your ALVA Braille Display stays in top working condition year after year. Better yet, should an issue arise have the peace of mind knowing it will be repaired and returned quickly!

Annual Factory Cleaning and Repair Service Includes:
• Annual factory cleaning and inspection
• Testing of each braille cell to ensure optimal performance
• Firmware upgrade *if necessary
• Parts repaired and replaced as needed

You can be assured it will be returned in top working condition within 5 working days!

Purchase with unit and receive a 10% discount!

  ALVA Comfort - 1yr Service and Maintenance Plan
  ALVA Comfort - 2yr Service and Maintenance Plan
  ALVA Comfort - 3yr Service and Maintenance Plan
  ALVA Comfort - 4yr Service and Maintenance Plan

We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, checks and approved Purchase Orders

Call 800-580-6086  or  Buy Online

If you need assistance please call NanoPac, Inc.


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