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Eye-Pal Vision
User Manual
Eye-Pal Vision Version 1.0
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Table of Content
Items Enclosed in This Box...................................... 3
Assembly.............................................................. 4
Quick Start for Eye-Pal VISION ................................ 5
How to Read with Eye-Pal VISION ............................ 5
Central Front Panel Controls .................................... 6
Hidden Front Panel Controls .................................... 7
Motion Activated Controls ....................................... 8
Keypad Controls Used in Reading Mode ..................... 8
Keypad Controls Used in Magnification Mode.............10
Advanced Reading Modes .......................................12
Additional Features ...............................................12
Book Mode...........................................................12
Headphones Instructions .......................................14
Traveling with Eye-Pal Vision ..................................14
Tips for Best Performance ......................................17
Troubleshooting ....................................................16
Important Notes ...................................................16
Warranty .............................................................17
Notes ..................................................................19
Congratulations and Thank You….
For selecting the Eye-Pal VISION, a smart magnifier that can also
read aloud any printed material placed under its camera. We hope
you will enjoy using the Eye-Pal VISION as much as we have
enjoyed designing it.
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Items Enclosed in This Box
• Folded Eye-Pal Vision
• Power Supply
• Power Cord
• Quick Reference Guide
• Warranty Card
• Manual
• Keypad
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Assembly
Step 1- Place Eye-Pal VISION on a flat surface with the front
panel facing toward you.
Step 2- Unfold the camera. Pull the camera arm up until it locks
into place with a clicking sound indicating that the arm is in place.
Then swivel/pull the camera head up until you hear a clicking
sound indicating that the camera head is in place.
Step 3- Connect the power supply to the power cord. Turn EyePal VISION around so front panel is facing away from you. Plug
the power supply into the back of the Base on the left side. Then
plug the other end into a power outlet.
Step 4 – Plug the Keypad into the USB port located on the right
side of the base.
Step 5 – Connect a monitor or TV into the appropriate port on the
back panel.
Your Eye-Pal VISION is now ready for use.
Note – There is a headphone port on the right side panel of the
Eye-Pal VISION for private listening. A headset is NOT included.
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Quick Start
Step 1- Clear the platform of any objects. Turn on Eye-Pal VISION
by holding in the small round power button located in the center
of the front panel.
Step 2- Turn the volume knob, located to the right of the power
button, on the front panel, clockwise. A tune will play while the
device starts up.
Step 3- Once Eye-Pal VISION is done loading, you will hear
“Please place your document.” You are now ready to read.
Note: Keep the platform clear of any documents until you hear
“Please place your document.”
Step 4 – To turn off the device hold in the power button. Do not
unplug the device until it is turned off.
How to Read with Eye-Pal VISION
(With or without the keypad)
Place a document on the base of Eye-Pal VISION. Orientation does
not matter. As soon as the document is still, you will hear a
“shutter” sound. The document’s text will be displayed on the
monitor and Eye-Pal VISION will begin reading out loud
momentarily.
To magnify text on the screen, press the Zoom button on the
keypad which is the white square, located on the upper left corner,
marked with a raised black plus sign.
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To read fine print on a medicine bottle or any other small object
place it in the middle of the platform. You will hear the device say,
“Reading fine print.” If you remove the document, you will hear,
“Please place your document”. You may either replace the
document or resume reading, by pressing the Pause/Resume
button on the front panel (see below) or the Pause/Resume button
on the Keypad.
Note: Eye-Pal VISION can only read text that is within the borders
of the base platform. Any text outside of the borders will not be
read. Be sure not to obstruct the camera’s view with your hands.
Operating Instructions
The following instructions will provide a detailed description on
how to use Eye-Pal VISION with each of these 4 methods of
operation:
1. Central Front Panel Controls
2. Hidden Front Panel Controls
3. Motion Activated Controls, no buttons!
4. Keypad Controls
Central Front Panel Controls
Power – the small round button in the center of the front panel is
used to turn Eye-Pal VISION on and off.
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Volume – the big round knob to the right of the power button, on
the front panel is used to adjust the volume. To increase the
volume, turn the knob clockwise.
Hidden Front Panel Controls
To use these controls, locate the raised edge on the lower right
corner of the base. With your finger press the edge downward.
The cover will open and reveal four buttons.
Pause/Resume Reading – the second button from the left
marked with two vertical lines. Press this button to pause or
resume reading. If this button is held down for 3 seconds, it will
enable/disable the use of the motion activated controls.
Read Previous Sentence – the first button on the left marked
with an arrow pointing left. It is used to return to the previous
sentence. This button may be pressed as many times as needed
to return to a specific sentence.
Reading Speed – there are two triangle buttons, one above the
other, located to the right of the pause button. The top button will
increase the reading speed while the bottom button will decrease
the reading speed.
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Restarting – Press the first button on the left side for 5 seconds.
You will hear “Restarting.”
Motion Activated Controls
To enable the motion-activated controls, press and hold the pause
button in the hidden front panel for 3 seconds. You will hear
“Gesture Commands Enabled.”
Pause/Resume Reading – move a hand slowly above the
printed material from left to right to pause reading. Move again
your hand slowly from left to right to resume reading.
Read Previous Sentence – move your hand slowly from right to
left above the printed material. Move your hand as many times as
it takes to reach any sentence.
Keypad Controls
Keypad buttons’ functionality are mode-specific. There are two
modes: reading and magnification. Switch between them by
pressing the Mode button.
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Pause/Resume Button – located in the center of the arrow
keys, it is a white square, marked with a raised black circle. In
Reading Mode, this button will pause and resume reading.
Left Arrow – located to the left of the Pause/Resume button, it is
a white square, marked with a raised black Left Arrow. In Reading
Mode, press this button to hear the previous word.
Right Arrow – located to the right of the Pause/Resume button,
it is a white square, marked with a raised black Right Arrow. In
Reading Mode, press this button to hear the next word.
Up Arrow – located above the Pause/Resume button, it is a white
square, marked with a raised black Up Arrow. In Reading Mode,
press this button to hear the previous sentence.
Down Arrow – located below the Pause/Resume button, it is a
white square, marked with a raised black Down Arrow. In Reading
Mode, press this button to hear the next sentence.
Zoom Out – located on the upper right, it is a white square,
marked with a raised black horizontal line. The Zoom Out button
will decrease the font size.
Zoom In – located on the upper left, it is a white square, marked
with a raised black plus sign. The Zoom In button will increase the
font size.
Color Button- located to the right of the Mode button, it is a
yellow square. The Color button will change the color of the text
displayed on the screen.
Save Button – located on the upper left side of the keypad, it is a
white square, marked with a raised black vertical line. Hold down
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the Save button and one of the Arrow buttons at the same time.
You will hear, “Image saved.” Up to four pages can be saved; one
page designated to each Arrow Button.
Recall Button – is the same button as the Zoom Out Button. It is
located on the upper right side of the keypad; it is a white square,
marked with a raised black horizontal line. Hold down the Recall
button and press one of the Arrow Buttons to read a previously
saved page. You will hear “Reading image.”
Help Button –located in the middle of the keypad, above the Up
Arrow, it is a white round button. Hold down the Help button and
any other button on the keypad at the same time. You will hear a
description of that button and its function.
To switch from Reading to Magnification mode, press the Mode
Button, located above the Help button; it is a white square,
marked with a raised black circle.
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Pause/Resume Button– is a white square, marked with a raised
black circle in the center of the arrow keys. Press this button to
reset the auto focus of the camera.
Up Arrow – located above the center round Pause/Resume
button, it is a white square, marked with a raised black Up Arrow.
In Magnification Mode, press this button to increase sharpness.
Down Arrow – located below the Pause/Resume button, it is a
white square, marked with a raised black Down Arrow. In
Magnification Mode, press this button to decrease sharpness.
Right Arrow – located to the right of the center round
Pause/Resume button, it is a white square, marked with a raised
black Right Arrow. In Magnification Mode, press this button to
increase the brightness. When the Right and Left Arrows are
pressed at the same time, auto brightness will be enabled.
Left Arrow – located to the left of the center round
Pause/Resume button, it is a white square, marked with a raised
black Left Arrow. In Magnification Mode, press this button to
decrease the brightness. When the Left and Right Arrows are
pressed at the same time, auto brightness will be enabled.
Advanced Reading Modes
Magnified text may be displayed in multiple ways.
Wrapped Text – This is a default setting in Reading Mode to
listen and view the displayed text as it is being read aloud.
Full Screen Scrolling – This setting allows you to read text
without audio output. Use the Up and Down keys to navigate
through the text. To select Full Screen Scrolling, hold the Pause
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and Recall buttons on the keypad and press the Up Arrow button
on the front panel.
Continuous Line Display – To read the text in a single, running
line; hold down the Recall button and the Pause/Resume button
on the keypad, and then press the Down Arrow on the front panel.
Line speed is controlled with the Left and Right Arrow keys on the
keypad. To return to the default reading mode, press the same
key combination again.
Additional Features
Reading Columns – when the Left Arrow and Right Arrow
buttons are pressed at the same time, Eye-Pal VISION will read
through columns. You will hear, “Table Mode.” Press them again to
read down columns, you will hear, “Column Mode.”
Describing Page Layout – when the Up Arrow and Down Arrow
buttons on the keypad are pressed at the same time, Eye-Pal
VISION will describe the layout of the page.
Changing Languages – when the Recall and Save buttons on the
keypad are pressed at the same time, Eye-Pal VISION will switch
languages and/or voices.
Turning Light off – when the Up Arrow, Down Arrow and Pause
buttons on the keypad are pressed at the same time, the light will
turn off.
Book Saving Mode
Book Mode allows you to save multipage documents to a USB
flash drive.
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How to start scanning in Book Mode:
1. Turn on the device
2. Wait for the music to stop playing, and then plug the USB
flash drive into the USB port located on the right side of EyePal VISION. You will hear, “External memory device is
detected. Entering Book scan mode.”
3. Place a document or a book on the platform.
4. Wait for the camera shutter sound; this indicates that the
page has been scanned.
5. Wait two seconds in between scanning pages. Once the
scanned page is removed you can place another one on the
platform.
6. Repeat until you've scanned all pages.
How to convert a saved Book to text and MP3 (audio file)
1. When you're done scanning, press the Pause/Resume button
on the front panel and listen as the scanned pages are being
converted into a text and audio file.
2. When the process is complete, you will hear,”Conversion
complete, you can now disconnect external memory device”.
Please note that conversion process takes time depending on
the quality and complexity of the scanned image(s).
3. Take out the flash drive when instructed.
Now you can use the flash drive on your computer to view, read
and listen to the saved text.
When a Book is saved, three folders are created on the USB flash
drive: $EyePal Audio, $EyePal Images and $EyePalText
Eye-Pal VISION converts the scanned images into a text and MP3
file at the same time. Users will be able to find the MP3 files in the
Eye-Pal Audio folder and Text files in the Eye-Pal Text folder.
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If scanned images are not converted, they can be found in the
Eye-Pal Images folder.
We suggest renaming the MP3 and text files to make them
meaningful to you (name of the document, book).
Headphones (or External Speakers) Instructions
1. Headphones with a pin audio jack are compatible with EyePal VISION.
2. With the device on, plug the headphones or speakers into
Eye-Pal VISION. The headphone jack is located on the right
side of the device.
Note: Always pause reading before plugging or unplugging the
headphones or external speakers. If you add or remove the
headphones or speakers while Eye-Pal VISION is reading and a
problem occurs, restart the device and follow the instructions.
Traveling with Eye-Pal VISION
To collapse Eye-Pal VISION, start by having the front panel facing
you. Locate the button at the joint of the camera head and long
vertical arm. Press this button and swivel the camera head down
and away from you.
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Then locate the button on the joint that is towards the back on the
right side of the platform.
While holding the arm of the camera press the button and slowly
lower the arm it until it lays flat on the platform.
Tips for Best Performance
• Give Eye-Pal VISION time to work. For optimal performance,
Eye-Pal VISION should process only one command at a time.
• When Eye-Pal VISION is starting up, make sure that there is
no document on the base and that the ABiSee logo is not
covered.
• When placing a document on Eye-Pal VISION base, keep the
text flat and make sure there are no obstructions blocking the
camera’s view of the text (including your hands).
• Make sure that a document is moved completely off Eye-Pal
VISION before placing another document onto it.
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Troubleshooting
Eye-Pal VISION is trouble free most of the time due to its simple,
yet effective design. However, if you encounter a problem, here
are some tips:
1. If Eye-Pal VISION freezes up, stops responding to your
commands or is acting abnormally, please hold the triangle
button in the hidden front panel for several seconds. You will
hear “Restarting”. This process does not restart the device
itself, just the software.
2. If this doesn’t solve the problem, turn off the device and then
power it back on by pressing the power button on the front
panel.
3. If the problem persists, please call your local distributor or
ABiSee, Inc. Customer Service Professionals.
Important Notes
Eye-Pal VISION is programmed to correct itself and will restart on
its own, if necessary. If this occurs, wait a moment before using it
again.
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ABiSee, Inc. WARRANTY
2 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL ABiSee, Inc. PRODUCTS:
ABiSee, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that its products
are free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years
from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover
accidental damage, misuse, improper care or alteration, acts of
God – such as floods and earthquakes, any products whose
mechanical serial number or electronic serial number has been
removed, altered or defaced, or damage from exposure to
moisture,
humidity,
excessive
temperatures
or
extreme
environmental conditions. Coverage terminates if the original
purchaser sells or otherwise transfers the product.
To report a warranty defect, please contact your local distributor
or ABiSee, Inc. Please include your email and telephone number
so that we may contact you. If, after inspection, we find that the
product is defective in materials or workmanship, we shall, at no
charge to you, repair or replace the product at our discretion, and
return the product to you. You are responsible for shipping costs
to ABiSee, Inc. but there is no charge for the inspection or the
return postage.
This warranty excludes claims for incidental or consequential
damages in connection with the warranty problem. Some
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state
to state.
To obtain warranty service, a warranty card must have been filled
out and mailed back to ABiSee, Inc. ABiSee, Inc. sells only
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through authorized distributors. Online auction confirmations are
not accepted for warranty verification and ABiSee, Inc. will not
replace missing components from any package purchased through
an online auction or any other authorized source. ABiSee, Inc.
retains the exclusive right to either repair or replace the unit with
a refurbished unit or new unit at its sole discretion. The same
policy shall apply to software. 5
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Notes:
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Thank You for Choosing Eye-Pal VISION
Your Local Distributor is:
ABiSee, Inc.
20 Main St, Suite G2
Acton, MA 01720
+ 1-800-681-5909 or +1-978-635-0202
www.abisee.com
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