Apex BT 18
Take note. Take charge.
Take your success further.
HumanWare has been helping people who are blind maximize their digital
communications since 2000, when the innovative BrailleNote was first introduced.
The BrailleNote family has continually evolved to address the needs of students,
professionals and consumers. Today, advanced productivity as well as reading in
total comfort are at the heart of all our note taking products.
The new BrailleNote Apex puts success at your fingertips. Whether you are a
busy professional or a hardworking student, today's connected, digital world is
all yours with the sleek and powerful BrailleNote Apex.
Starting with BrailleNote's acclaimed design, exceptional ergonomics and
outstanding reading and writing experience, our designers set out to meet your
needs at work, school or home by taking the technology further than ever before:
Connectivity with global reach
The BrailleNote Apex assures that you stay connected wherever you go:
- Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages, download
e-mails or retrieve files from your wireless or Ethernet network.
- Enjoy the convenience of wireless accessories and connectivity to
keyboards, a wireless earphone or your mobile phone using the improved
- Printers, embossers, hard drives, flash drives and more, it's a snap to
connect to one of the three available USB ports.
- Keep an updated list of personal contacts and appointments by
synchronizing information with your PC.
- Use your BrailleNote's keyboard to input Braille or navigate with your
computer screen reader using the Braille Terminal Mode.
The BrailleNote Apex is designed for maximum comfort during extended reading
and writing tasks.
- Comfortable full-size Braille keyboard makes all your notetaking quick and
- Signature thumb keys make extensive reading a real pleasure with
- navigation by line, sentence or paragraph.
- Newly designed scroll wheel allows for effortless navigation in menus,
documents and e-mail lists.
More memory and storage options
The BrailleNote Apex puts more power in your hands with 8GB of internal
memory and various portable storage options, including support for high-capacity
The BrailleNote Apex offers outstanding stereo sound capabilities for playing
back recordings, listening to audio books, interviews, news, your favorite music
or any of the thousands of Internet radio programs.
The acclaimed KeySoft Suite of applications is both user-friendly and
- Easy-to-use menu system enables users to quickly review applications and
- An extensive set of shortcut commands allows users to instantly access any
- Context-sensitive "help" is always available when you need to remember a
command. One-key touch accesses the Main Menu and Online Help.
KeySoft includes a comprehensive suite of productivity applications with
feature-rich content that is 100% accessible.
Word Processor: Translate between any grade of Braille and
text formats including Microsoft Word, then print or emboss any document or
attach it to an e-mail.
Book Reader: Read books from Bookshare, RFB&D, Audible and
numerous other sources. Read Braille or text formats in your preferred grade of
Braille. Enjoy listening to audio books and take advantage of the powerful DAISY
Web Browser and E-Mail: Surf the Web - do online research,
shopping and banking. Send and receive e-mails, and stay connected via your
preferred network connection.
Voice Memos: Record lectures, class notes and memos, then
instantly play them back from anywhere in KeySoft with a single key press.
Media Player: Listen in stereo to MP3, WAV and Windows Media
files and a number of other formats. Create playlists, enjoy Internet radio or
music while reading, e-mailing or surfing the web.
Streaming Audio: Enjoy listening to Internet radio programs
that use MP3 or Windows Media formats.
Keychat: Communicate in real time with colleagues, friends
and family using state-ofthe- art instant messaging (IM) services.
The revolution is at hand
With the innovative line of BrailleNote products, HumanWare has changed the
way people who are blind connect, work and interact. Thinner and lighter,
enabling its users to stay ahead of the fast-paced world around them, the
BrailleNote Apex truly delivers power to the people.
- Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system
- 8GB of non-volatile user storage
- 256MB SDRAM
- One SD card socket supporting SDHC cards
- Built-in Ethernet port (10/100Mbps)
- Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g protocol
- Built-In Bluetooth 2.1
- One high-speed USB 2.0 client port for Active Sync and Braille Terminal
- 3 high speed USB 2.0 host ports
- Optional USB voice modem
- Optional GPS receiver via Bluetooth
- 18 cell refreshable Braille display
- Computer-style keyboard (QT model)
- 8 -dot Braille keyboard (BT model)
- Speech output with choice of TTS
- GPS receiver via Bluetooth
- Stereo speakers
- Internal Omni Directional Microphone
- Rechargeable and user-replaceable lithium-ion battery
- Real Time Clock with 30-day battery backup
- External speaker / headphone and microphone jacks
- Weight: 734 g (1.6 lbs)
- Dimensions: 19 mm (0.78 in) H x 244 mm (9.61 in) W x 143 mm (5.63 in) D
- Processor: Freescale iMX31
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