User Manual - Enhanced Vision

User Manual - Enhanced Vision
User Manual
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Transformer HD User Manual
Congratulations on your purchase of Transformer HD with built-in Wi-Fi and optional OCR
(Optical Character Recognition) from Enhanced Vision.
Transformer HD is a fully integrated and portable solution, offering the advantages of a CCTV
(Closed Circuit Television Camera) and optional OCR combined into one system. Transformer
HD's high definition camera and high contrast capabilities enable individuals with low vision to
read, write, see objects in the distance and see yourself like a built-in mirror. Its unique
portable design is perfect for school, work or home and can be used with a variety of platforms
for maximum versatility.
Prior to using this system, please carefully review and follow the instructions provided within
this booklet. Your Transformer HD is ready to use right out of the box. By reviewing all the
Transformer HD features and controls before use and following the directions carefully, you’ll
be able to enjoy all the great benefits from your purchase. Enhanced Vision products are
designed to give you the highest quality image, OCR accuracy, convenient easy-to-use features
and years of reliable service. Thank you for choosing the Enhanced Vision Transformer HD.
Product enhancements and revisions are an integral part of what we do
here at Enhanced Vision. Please visit https://www.enhancedvision.com/support/user-manuals.html
and select your Enhanced Vision Product. You will find the most
up-to-date version of your User Manual here.
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FCC COMPLIANCE NOTICE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This
equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Transformer HD has an option to connect to a TV, it must be used with shielded interface
cables in order to meet FCC emissions limits for Class B digital devices. Therefore it is
encouraged to only use the cables provided with Transformer HD. It is your responsibility to
use the interface cables supplied with the equipment.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety and Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
System Requirements and Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Transformer HD Packaging and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Transformer HD on Board Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
Setting Up Transformer HD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17
Transformer Device Status LEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Software Installation on Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22
Transformer HD Keyboard Shortcuts and Gestures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-27
Transformer CCTV Camera Orientations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-33
Transformer HD System Menu Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-46
Transformer HD OCR/Text-To-Speech Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-49
Transformer HD Power States. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Tips & Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-52
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Transformer HD Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Warranty Statement and Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Other Enhanced Vision Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-58
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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SAFETY AND CARE
To ensure your safety and obtain the most benefit from Transformer HD, please review these
safety precautions carefully.
Transformer is designed to enlarge and enhance text and objects in order to improve the
quality of life for people who are visually impaired. The extent to which this product can
improve the ability to see images depends on a person’s individual condition and level of visual
impairment.
Transformer HD is not designed to restore vision, correct eye conditions or halt degenerative
vision loss. An eye care professional can determine the usefulness and suitability of
Transformer HD for a patient’s individual condition.
Precautions for Use
• Follow all warnings, cautions, and instructions marked on the product.
• Use Transformer HD on a stable, level surface such as a solid desk or table, according to its
intended design specifications.
• Avoid placing Transformer HD on an unstable table, cart or stand. It may fall causing serious
damage to the unit or bodily injury.
• Use Transformer HD indoors only – it should NOT be exposed to extreme or rapid changes in
temperature or humidity. Do not place Transformer HD near a radiator, heater or areas
exposed to long hours of direct sunlight. These conditions may cause damage to the unit’s
electronics or optics.
• At least once per week, clean Transformer HD with a soft dry cloth or an electrostatic dusting
cloth. DO NOT use liquid cleaners on its plastic surfaces. No additional methods of sterilization
or cleaning are recommended or required.
• Do not use Transformer HD near flammable materials or liquids.
Additional Mechanical Safety Precautions
Your Transformer HD features an adjustable Camera Arm. It has a variety of usable
orientations. Please do not attempt to forcibly reposition or adjust the camera arm outside of
the ranges demonstrated on Pages 13 & 28-33. It may cause damage to the device.
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Caring for Transformer HD
 Always turn the power OFF by pressing the green power button on the front of the device
for five seconds when Transformer HD is not in use and not connected to External Power.
 Optionally you may also place the device into “Standby” state which is a power saving
mode by pressing the green power button for less than 5 seconds or by disconnecting the
HDMI or USB 3.0 cable from the Transformer.
• Ensure that your Transformer HD is completely OFF before cleaning.
• Clean Transformer HD with a soft dry cloth or an electrostatic dusting cloth. DO NOT use
liquid cleaners on its plastic surfaces.
• To prolong the life of Transformer HD remove the battery from the device if it will not be in
use for one week or more.
• The protective glass covering the camera can be cleaned as needed with the lens cloth
provided within the packaging of Transformer HD. DO NOT use liquid cleaners on the
plastic surfaces. No additional methods of sterilization or cleaning are recommended or
required.
Susceptibility to Interference:
There may be temporary degradation of the image when Transformer HD is subjected to a
strong radio frequency field, electro-static discharge or transient electrical noise. An electrostatic discharge (caused by static electricity) may cause the screen to go blank. If this happens,
disconnect the AC power from the electrical outlet, wait 30 seconds, and connect the AC
power again.
• This product contains moving parts. Please use caution when moving the adjustable arm or
when transporting the Transformer to avoid possible injury to hands and fingers.
• To avoid personal injury or damage to the Transformer, do not make any other type of
power connections to the input ports besides those indicated in these photos.
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Additional Electrical Safety Precautions
• The power supply cord is a disconnect device for electrical equipment. The socket-outlet
should be installed near the equipment and be easily accessible.
• Do not use Transformer HD in, near or around water. Transformer HD is not designed to offer
protection against contact with liquids of any kind.
• Use only the power supply provided with your Transformer HD. Using unauthorized power
supplies may cause serious damage to Transformer HD’s electronic components.
• Using any other power supply than the one provided by Enhanced Vision for Transformer HD
will void the warranty.
• Always place the power cord away from traffic areas to avoid damage to the power supply.
• Prevent the risk of electrical shock by NOT attempting to disassemble the unit. Please refer
all service to an authorized repair facility.
• Please ensure that you make all proper cable corrections illustrated in this manual.
Transporting Transformer HD
• Transformer comes with a convenient carrying case for transport. To prevent the unit from
being accidentally dropped and damaged, always return the transformer to the carrying case
when not in use.
• Disconnect and secure all power and video cables before moving the unit.
• Carry the unit long distances by firmly grasping the Transformer HD Main Body when it is in
the folded position. Do not carry Transformer HD by the Camera Head since this may result in
damage to your device.
Optional Transformer HD Suction Base Precautions and Use Instructions
• As an Optional Accessory Transformer HD can be equipped with a Suction Cup base stand
which allows the user more desk space than the Standard Transformer HD Legs.
• In order for ideal contact the Suction Cup base
should be attached to a smooth surface that is clean
and free from debris.
•The suction cup base should be checked periodically
to ensure that it is still secure if being used on the
same surface for an extended period of time. Failure
to do so may result in the Transformer HD falling over
unexpectedly from insufficient suction force. The fall
could potentially result in damage to the unit.
•Please refer to steps 1 and 2 of the Transformer HD
Suction Base installation guide that is included when
you purchase this accessory. It contains the details of
attaching the suction base to the Transformer body.
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System Requirements and Compatibility
Transformer HD is intended to be used alongside an HDMI Monitor, Desktop/Laptop computer
or Android/iOS Tablet. In order for you to get the best experience possible please ensure your
system meets these minimum requirements for connectivity with Transformer HD.
Supported Operating Systems:
 Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
 Android OS 4.4 or higher (Wi-Fi Only)
 iOS 7 or higher (Wi-Fi Only)
External Monitor Requirements:
 HDMI/DVI Input
 For 1080p camera viewing a Full HD (1920p x 1080p) compatible monitor is needed.
 For 720p camera viewing a HD (1280p x 720p) compatible monitor is needed.
Processor Requirements:
 AMD Desktop/Laptop Processor Requirements
o AMD A10 Series APU with 2.5GHz or higher
o FX-7600P Processor family with 2.7GHz or higher
 Intel Desktop/Laptop Processor Requirements
o Core i3 with 2.4GHz or higher.
 Android Processor Requirements
o Exynos 7 Octa 5433 Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
or higher
 iOS Processor Requirements
o Apple A7 Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit or higher
Graphics Requirements:
 ATI Radeon™ R6 Graphics or higher
 Intel HD graphics 4600 or higher
RAM Requirements:
 Desktop/Laptop- 4GB RAM
 Android System- 3GB RAM
 iOS System- 1GB RAM
Wi-Fi Requirements:
 802.11n 2.4GHz wireless adaptor
USB Requirements:
 USB 3.0
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Transformer HD Packaging & Accessories
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with Transformer HD and the included accessories:
A. Camera Head – Rotates 350°
B. Transformer Main Body
C. Foldable Base Stand
D. Battery Port & Battery Cover
E. OCR Camera (Optional – Depending on Model Purchased)
F. LED Light
G. HDMI Type A Port
H. USB 3.0 Type B Port
I. Power Jack
J. Transformer HD Suction Cup Base (Optional Accessory –
Interchangeable with standard Transformer HD Legs)
Accessories included:
1. (2) Transformer HD Batteries
2. HDMI Cable - 6ft or 1.8m HDMI Type A to HDMI Type A cable
3. USB 3.0 Cable - 3ft or 1m USB 3.0 Type B to USB 3.0 Type A
cable
4. DVI-D Single Link Male to HDMI Female adapter
5. USB Flash Drive w/Transformer HD Software Installer
6. Power Supply - 9volt 2.6 amp
7. Lens Cloth
8. Carrying Case
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Transformer HD on Board Controls
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See the following Page for these Controls in detail
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1. Find – Press and Hold to activate the “Find” feature which will minimize your
magnification level. When you release the button it will return to your
previous magnification level.
You use this feature to “Find” your target easily which can sometimes be
challenging at higher magnification levels.
Additionally you can press Find simultaneously with Freeze to turn the LED
light on and off.
2. Zoom Wheel – Turn clockwise/counter-clockwise to increase/decrease the
zoom level.
The Zoom Wheel is also used to navigate items in the menu.
3. Viewing Mode – Press this button to toggle through different color viewing
modes.
Press and Hold Viewing Mode for more than 5 seconds to switch to your
Secondary Full page OCR camera or back to CCTV Camera. (OCR Units Only)
Viewing mode is also used to confirm selections in the Transformer CCTV
Menu.
4. Freeze-Press button to capture image.
Press and hold the Freeze Button to engage the menu when in CCTV Mode
and connected via HDMI Television or Monitor.
Additionally you can press Find simultaneously with Freeze to turn the LED
light on and off.
5. Rotate- Press this button to rotate the image
6. Reset- Shuts off the power to the Transformer HD when on wall power.
Restarts the Transformer HD when on battery.
7. Power- Press this button briefly to Power on your device or place your
device into standby if it was already on.
Press this button for more than 5 seconds to fully power your device Off.
Make sure your device is not connected to DC power when trying to fully
power off.
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Setting Up Transformer HD
1. Find a steady and level location, such as a table or desk, where you will be comfortable
using Transformer HD. Remove the device from the convenient carrying case and place
it there. Hold the legs of transformer firmly and then carefully unfold the Camera Arm
so that the arm is in an upright position. Then spread the legs evenly to your desired
width. The wider the legs, the more balanced when pivoting or rotating the Transformer
HD Camera Head.
2. If this is your first time using Transformer HD
or you need to charge the battery, please
connect the AC Power Supply provided to an
available wall outlet and then attach the
connector located to the Transformer HD.
3. Transformer HD is highly configurable and
there are 4 types of connections you can make with Transformer HD. Please review each of
their unique configuration details and startup steps.
 HDMI- This mode is viewable on a
simple Television or Monitor. Simply
connect the provided HDMI Cable to
your Transformer HD and an HDMI
Compatible Display such as a TV or
Computer Monitor. Press the Power
Button on the Transformer HD to start
the device. Only the Transformer “On
Board” controls will be available in this
Mode.
*Please note that performing OCR is not
possible in HDMI Mode even if you have
purchased an OCR Enabled Model.
Connect HDMI A to port on Transformer HD
Connect HDMI A to available Monitor Port
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 USB 3.0: This mode is a Computer to Transformer HD Connection that displays on your
Computer Screen via a Wired USB Connection. As a pre-requisite to using USB 3.0 mode
you must install the Transformer HD application on your computer. As a convenience
the included USB Flash Drive also has all the software available to get started. Next
connect the provided USB 3.0 Cable to your Transformer HD and an available USB 3.0
port on your PC. Then press the Power Button on the Transformer HD and launch the
Transformer HD App to start.
*Please note: USB 3.0 ports and cables can be easily
identified via their blue color coding or Via the USB
Super Speed Logo.
Install Transformer HD Application to Computer
Connect USB 3.0 B Male Connector To Transformer HD
Connect USB 3.0 A Male Connector to Blue USB 3.0 on PC
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 Computer or Laptop Wi-Fi: This mode is a wireless Computer to Transformer HD
connection. Before you can start using Transformer HD Wi-Fi you must install the
Transformer HD application on your computer or laptop. As a convenience the included
USB Flash Drive also has all the software available to get started. To connect your
Transformer Wirelessly make sure that your Wi-Fi adaptor is turned on, review the Wi-Fi
Configuration Steps in the following sections for more information regarding pairing your
Transformer HD. When you attempt to connect please input the default password
“EV_TransformerHD”. When the two devices are connected properly launch the
Transformer HD Application and press the Power Button on Transformer HD.
*Please note: Transformer HD Utilizes the same Wi-Fi Network adaptor that many users
connect to their wireless routers and the internet. In this case when you are connected
to Transformer HD Wirelessly you will not have internet connectivity. To remedy this
circumstance it is suggested that when you are using Transformer HD you utilize a wired
network connection or use a second Wi-Fi adaptor if available.
Install Transformer HD Application to Computer
Enter Network and Sharing Center on Windows Desktop/ Laptop
and choose the option available “Connect to a Network”. You
will see your Transformer HD in the list based on Serial Number.
Transformer HD is available for Wi-Fi when it is powered ON
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 Tablet Wi-Fi: Transformer HD is compatible with iOS and Android Tablets. A connection
is possible with your Transformer HD via Wi-Fi. As a pre-requisite to using Transformer
HD via Wi-Fi and Tablet you must install the Transformer HD App from either the Google
Play or Apple App Store. Ensure that your Wi-Fi connection is enabled/turned on in your
tablet settings menu. Review the Wi-Fi Configuration Steps in the following sections for
more info. When you connect please input the default password “EV_TransformerHD”.
When the two devices are connected properly launch the Transformer HD App to Start
and press the Power button on Transformer HD. If you have a camera enabled the video
stream will display your Tablets default Camera video stream while it waits to connect.
*Please note: Transformer HD Utilizes the same Wi-Fi Network adaptor that many users
connect to their wireless routers and the internet. For most tablets this means that when
you are connected to Transformer HD your internet connection will not be available.
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Install Transformer HD App from Google or Apple Store
Pair your Tablet via Wi-Fi to Transformer HD through Settings
Transformer HD is available for Wi-Fi when it is powered ON
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4. Regardless of which display combination you are using the Transformer must be turned ON
in order to use it. A message will display saying “Connecting Transformer” you should then
press the Power Button once and only once. A Transformer HD Logo should appear.
Afterwards an image should appear on your Display and you will enter into “Live CCTV View”.
The device indicates its connections status via on-board LED’s. The table describing these
states in detail is located in the following section. Please be patient as the unit starts up and
establishes connection.
Pressing Power should display the Transformer HD Connecting
System Message and splash screen should display.
Wi-Fi Configuration Steps:
If you intend to utilize your Transformer HD via Wi-Fi use
these steps to pair your Computer or Tablet to the
Transformer so you can use it wirelessly.
 Step #1: Enter into your Computer Network Settings
Tablet Wi-Fi Settings (Make sure your Wi-Fi Adapter is
turned ON)
 Step #2: Scan for nearby Wi-Fi networks and identify
the Transformer HD by its Serial Number which should
be clearly labeled on your Transformer HD.
 Step #3: Choose to connect to this device
 Step #4: You should receive a prompt for a network password which is set by default to
be “EV_TransformerHD”
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Your Wi-Fi Password and SSID can be changed in the settings menu on the PC Viewer
applicationStep #5: If you have multiple networks configured always check your
Network list to ensure that your Transformer HD is selected prior to use.
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Transformer Device Status LEDs
The Transformer HD has three LED lights on the device (White, Amber and Green). There are
three different conditions these lights can be set to which are On, Off or Blinking in 1 second
intervals. Please refer to the tables below for more information on the functions they serve
and what the various illuminations and combinations mean. The Power Source Field refers to
whether or not you have the device connected to DC wall power or if you are operating off
Battery power.
White LED
Amber LED
Green LED
Power State Indicators and Battery Charging Status Table
Power
Source
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DC
DC
DC
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
Unit State
ON
ON
Standby
Standby
ON
ON
Standby
OFF
Green
LED
SOLID
SOLID
BLINKING
BLINKING
OFF
OFF
BLINKING
OFF
Amber LED
Description
BLINKING
SOLID
BLINKING
SOLID
SOLID
BLINKING
SOLID
OFF
Battery Charging
Battery Full
Standby/Charging
Standby/Battery Full
Battery Full/Good
Battery Low
Standby
Full OFF
For more information on power states please see ”Transformer HD Power States” on page 50.
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Display and Connection Readiness Table
Unit
State
ON
White LED
BLINKING ON and OFF
ON
Default ON (User
defined)
Standby
OFF
OFF
OFF
Description
Device is not currently connected to any
display interface but the device is on and
ready to establish connection to HDMI,
USB 3.0 or Wi-Fi.
*Please note that if you wish to power off
the device and turn the blinking lights off
simply hold the green power button down
for five seconds.
Device is connected via Wi-Fi/USB/HDMI
*Please note that you can toggle the Light
On and Off via application or On-Board
Controls.
This is a power saving mode and User
must hit the Green Power button to
power the device On to make it ready for
use.
Device is Off (unless turned off by User)
and is not ready for connection.
*Please note that the device is powered
on by a brief power button press.
This table indicates whether or not your device is on and ready to Pair. Please pay special
attention to the fact that the White LED can be turned on or off by the user when device is
already in operation for illumination and is not exclusively used for device status. In this
circumstance please also reference the status LED’s underneath the HDMI and USB 3.0 ports
on the back of the Transformer HD.
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Software Installation on Transformer HD
Transformer HD is the name of the software that interfaces with Transformer HD and allows
you to display the CCTV Video when connected to a PC or Tablet. There is a unique software
package that must be installed on PC, Android or iOS. It should be included on the USB thumb
drive provided with your purchase. Future software upgrades will be available from our
website at www.enhancedvision.com as a download. If you are using a Tablet the Enhanced
Vision App will be available on the Google Play store or Apple Store Depending on your device.
Step #1 is to begin the
Transformer HD Installer
Program. This is located
on the USB Flash Drive in
the “TRHD Installer”
Folder included with your
purchase of Transformer
HD.
Step #2 is to choose the
Installation Folder path.
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Step #3 is to select your
desired language(s). You
can select more than one
which will be utilized on
optional OCR units to
perform Text-To-Speech.
Click on the Drop Down
arrow to see the full
language list.
Step #4 is to accept the
Transformer HD License
Agreement.
Step #5 is to confirm the
Start Menu Shortcuts
Location (The Folder name
where you will launch the
Transformer HD app from)
and your readiness to
install.
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Step #6 Please be patient
while the installation
process completes.
Step #7 At this step you will be
prompted to accept the driver
installation vital to the function
of your Transformer HD (THIS IS
ESSENTIAL to using Transformer
HD). You will also be prompted
to connect your Transformer.
After installation is complete the
Transformer HD App will be
available to launch.
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Transformer HD Keyboard Shortcuts and Gestures
The Transformer HD Application has a number of keyboard shortcuts available so you can
quickly access certain features without having to navigate through the menus.
Shortcut Button Combinations
Some Features on Transformer HD are accessed through a combination of buttons on your
keyboard. In this User Manual there will be references to these ‘button combinations’ (e.g.
Press “CTRL” + “S”). This indicates that the buttons should be pressed together simultaneously.
Key Combination Shortcuts:
Command Key Quick Reference
↑ , ↓ ,← and→ are the arrow keys.
If two or three distinct keys are mentioned
such as “CTRL S” it indicates that the user
should press those keys down simultaneously.
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The Trackpad Pinch to Zoom commands are invoked when you are using a touchscreen
enabled computer or tablet. Scroll commands are utilized via the mouse wheel and
Drag to move commands can be utilized with mouse or touchscreen.
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Transformer CCTV Camera Orientations
Transformer Camera Positions
Transformer HD has four modes of orientation. Each mode retains your zoom level and color
mode selections and other settings you have configured. It automatically detects when you
have changed the camera position and returns them to your previously used preferences.
Simply turn the camera head towards the target you would like to view and Transformer HD
does the rest.
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Reading
Distance
Self
Arm Upright
Reading Mode
The Camera can be adjusted downward for reading, writing and enjoying crafts or other
hobbies. This makes it ideal for classroom use. When the camera is rotated downward,
“Reading” is displayed. Transformer HD can be repositioned to the left or right and
slightly up or down. It is best to close the Close-up Lens when objects are placed directly
underneath the Camera for optimal viewing clarity.
Note the position of the
Close-Up Reading Lens
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Distance Mode
The camera can rotate forward to capture people, objects and scenery. “Distance” is
displayed when changing to this viewing angle. Be sure to open the Close-up Lens for
Distance Viewing
This Distance mode enables magnification for objects when viewing at a distance. In this
mode, although the camera can view objects at an infinite distance, the recommended
distance from camera to the distant object is approximately 5-30 feet. Remember to
open the close-up lens to achieve maximum magnification benefit.
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Self-View
The Self View mode is activated when the camera head is facing towards you and is
designed to function as a digital mirror. “Self” is displayed on the device when the
orientation is changed. In this position, you can use Transformer HD to help you put on
make-up, shave or perform other personal hygiene. For optimum clarity, be sure to open
the Close-Up Lens to improve focus for Self-View.
Arm Upright View
The upright mode is activated when the camera head is aligned vertically and is designed to
increase the available height and improves camera panning range. This allows the user a lot
of versatility in wide angle viewing and requires fewer position changes of the camera arm
when viewing targets such as a black board. It is ideal for targets 5-30 feet away.
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Adjusting Magnification
Transformer HD offers a large range of magnification
capabilities. They can be adjusted via the zoom
switch on the unit itself, Computer Keyboard, Touch
Screen Gestures or with the menu controls via
Transformer HD App.
To adjust the magnification turn the zoom switch located on
the back of the Transformer HD, or App, until you reach the
desired magnification. Turning the switch towards the “+” will
increase magnification, and turning the switch towards the “-“
will decrease magnification.
The Zoom Level will appear in the upper left corner of your
monitor when you are increasing or decreasing magnification.
If you are using a computer with a keyboard you can utilize the Up and Down Arrow Keys
to increase or decrease magnification.
If you are using a tablet you can utilize the Pinch Gesture to increase magnification or
Un-Pinch Gesture to decrease magnification.
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Changing the Viewing Mode
Transformer HD was designed to provide
optimum viewing for people with certain visual
conditions by offering a range of choices in both
text and background colors. Press the Color Mode
button located on the back of the unit, or the
Color Mode Controls in the Transformer HD, to
cycle between Full Color, Black and White,
Enhanced Positive, Enhanced Negative, and up to 5 of your favorite color select modes.
The 5 favorite color select modes can be modified to any of the additional 28 color
select options by changing your preferred color modes as mentioned in
system preferences.
Adjusting Viewing Modes
You can choose a viewing mode by pressing the Color Mode button
located on the back of the unit or the Color Mode Controls in the
Transformer HD App.
Each push will allow you to cycle through all of the selected viewing modes.
Viewing Modes
Available viewing modes can be adjusted via the settings menu option. In Color Mode
Selection you will find a list of all the available color combinations with a selectable box. When
an option is chosen it will appear in the Changing Viewing Mode section and Adjusting Viewing
mode Sections. Scroll down through the entire menu to view the full range of choices.
Full Color Image
This mode gives a true color representation of the image being magnified.
Factory Default Enhanced-Positive Image
This mode provides a white background with black text. It increases the contrast to offer
crisp text images for reading.
Factory Default Enhanced-Negative Image
This mode provides a black background with white text. It increases the contrast to offer
crisp text images for reading.
Factory Default Color 1
In factory default this mode provides a black background with green text.
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Factory Default Color 2
In factory default this mode provides a black background with yellow text.
Factory Default Color 3
In factory default this mode provides a yellow background with blue text.
User Defined Color 4
In factory default this mode is turned off.
User Defined Color 5
In factory default this mode is turned off.
Using the Find
The Transformer Find feature can help you quickly identify where you are currently
magnified on a page, or can easily locate a specific part of an object you want to
view more closely.
While magnified, press and hold down the Find button on the Transformer HD Body.
 The Transformer will automatically zoom out to the widest field of
view, and a "target" will appear in the center of the monitor
screen.
 Move your work or reading material until you have located the desired item within the
"target" area.
 Release the Find button, and it will magnify the item you located within the targeted area.
 Keyboard Shortcut “F”
Using the Freeze Function
Freeze allows you to take a snap shot of what the Transformer is magnifying in
order for you to have extended time to view the image. This is particularly helpful
when taking notes in a classroom.
 The following directions can be used to apply the Freeze mode
using the Transformer only:
 Press the Freeze button to activate Freeze mode
 To release the Freeze mode, press the Freeze Button again or change the
viewing angle/Camera Position.
 Keyboard Shortcut “Space”
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Transformer HD System Menu Overview
System Tool Bar
Once Transformer HD has been set up and turned on, you will notice a toolbar along the top of
the Transformer HD Application Window. While in Full Screen Mode on PC you can hover
your mouse over the top left hand corner of the screen to list a “Menu” pop up. Left clicking
on this menu option will cause the tool bar to appear. This bar contains all of the accessible
features that you will interact with when using Transformer HD when connected to a PC or
Tablet. They are listed below.
Transformer HD Tool Bar
1. File - Open and Close Files, Images & OCR Text with the Transformer HD
Application.
2. Camera – Switch between OCR and CCTV Camera; Freeze an Image, Record a
Video, Adjust Zoom Level, Engage Find Function, Turn on Auto Focus Rotate
the Image.
3. Display – Turn LED Light On and Off, Adjust Viewer Brightness, Change Color
Mode and Adjust Color Mode Preferences.
4. Markers – Turns Line and Window Markers On and Off, Adjusts Line Marker
Thickness.
5. Window – Minimizes Transformer HD App, Enables or Disables Auto-Full
Screen Settings Choose Viewing Window Position.
6. Settings – Reset Factory Defaults, Set User Preferences, Adjust Language,
change resolution, configure Wi-Fi Name and Password, View your Software
and firmware information, change between Left Handed and Right Handed
Modes or configure device Information.
7. Help – Lists Shortcut information and quick reference.
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File Tab
The file tab includes two features that allow you to organize and access your saved files.
These features can be accessed in both CCTV and OCR Modes.
Feature: Save
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “S”
The Save Feature is used to save an image from the CCTV or
OCR Camera (Where Applicable). Once an OCR Scan has
been performed, it can also be used to save an OCR Text
File.
Feature: Open
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “O”
The Open Feature is used to open any type of file that you
had previously saved with Transformer HD. This includes
.jpeg (Saved Image), .txt (Saved OCR where applicable on
enabled device) or .avi (Saved Video).
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Camera Tab
The camera tab contains all the features associated with your Transformer HD Camera. The
full details are listed below as well as the necessary shortcut to activate those features.
Feature: Live CCTV Camera
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “C”
This swaps to the CCTV mode camera (If you were in OCR
Mode) which is attached to the swiveling camera head
allowing you full range of view.
Feature: OCR Camera
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “C”
This swaps to the OCR mode camera (If you were in CCTV
Mode) which is always facing down in the reading position.
This camera is best suited for performing OCR
Feature: Freeze
Shortcut: “Space”
The freeze function takes a still image temporarily to allow
you to view it at length. This is useful for saving
information on a blackboard and to finish taking notes for
example.
Feature: OCR
Shortcut: “Ctrl” + “E”
This function is used to immediately perform an OCR Scan
and begin readback instantly after processing is completed.
This skips the preview window when utilized from the
Camera Tab. This feature is only available on OCR Enabled
units while in the OCR Camera mode.
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Feature: Record
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “P”
The record function is used to save a video with your
Transformer HD. Hit the Record button a second time to
stop the recording and save your video. Your video will
automatically begin playback for review.
Feature: Zoom In
Shortcut: ↑
The Zoom In feature is used to increase your magnification
level step by step.
Feature: Zoom Out
Shortcut: ↓
The Zoom Out feature is used to decrease your
magnification level step by step
Feature: Find Location
Shortcut: “F”
The Find Location feature is used to quickly get your
bearings by zooming to the minimum level to increase your
field of view. Hitting the Find Location feature a second
time returns to your previous Zoom Level. A target
viewing graphic will also appear to give you an indication
of where your view will return.
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Feature: Auto Focus
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “A”
This enables or disables the computer assisted camera
focus. When viewing targets at various distances you may
wish to disable this feature to maintain a steady focus.
Turning it back on automatically readjusts for best focus
again.
Feature: Rotate
Shortcut: “R”
The rotate feature will adjust the camera image and
digitally rotate your image so you do not have to physically
adjust the camera head to get your desired view.
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Display Tab
The camera tab contains all the features associated with your Transformer HD Camera. The
full details are listed below as well as the necessary shortcut to activate those features.
Feature: LED
Shortcut: “L”
This button turns the LED Lamp on Transformer
HD On and Off.
Feature: Brightness Slider
Shortcut: N/A
This slider adjusts the total brightness for the
Transformer HD App. You can adjust this slider
with your mouse or touchpad.
Feature: Next Preferred Color Mode
Shortcut: “C”
This cycles through your preferred color modes
one increment at a time.
Feature: List of Preferred Color Modes
Shortcut: N/A
This feature allows you to select any of your
preferred color modes from a quick list.
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Markers Tab
The markers tab is used with our Windowing and Marker Features. These features are
designed to make your target easier to read by either framing it with lines or by covering up
peripheral viewing space. You can adjust the position of both Lines and Window Markers by
tapping it with your mouse or finger touchpad and dragging it to the desired location on your
screen.
Feature: Horizontal Line Marker
Shortcut: “H”
This feature toggles Horizontal Line Markers on
and off.
Feature: Horizontal Window Markers
Shortcut: “H”
This feature toggles Horizontal Window Markers
on and off.
Feature: Vertical Line Marker
Shortcut: “V”
This feature toggles Vertical Line Markers on and
off.
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Feature: Vertical Window Markers
Shortcut: “V”
This feature toggles Vertical Window Markers on
and off.
Feature: Marker Thickness
Shortcut: “M”
This feature is used to adjust the thickness of both
Vertical and Horizontal line markers.
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Window Tab
The window tab controls the positioning and size of the Transformer HD window. This can be
adjusted or changed to quickly move the window to your desired location as well as control
the Auto-Full screen feature.
Feature: Minimize Window
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “M”
Minimizes the window and removes the
Transformer HD app out of focus.
Feature: Enable Auto Full Screen
Shortcut: “F7”
Enabling Auto-Full Screen automatically allows the
Transformer HD and Transformer HD App to take
up your displays entire viewable area and
automatically hides Menus and Toolbars when
they are not being accessed.
Feature: Place window in Upper Right corner
Shortcut: “F8”
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Feature: Place window in Lower Right corner
Shortcut: “F8”
Feature: Place window in Upper Left corner
Shortcut: “F8”
Feature: Place window in Lower Left corner
Shortcut: “F8”
Feature: Place window in Right Half of screen
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “→” OR “F8”
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Feature: Place window in Left Half of screen
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “←” OR “F8”
Feature: Place window in Top Half of screen
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “↑” OR “F8”
Feature: Place window in Bottom Half of screen
Shortcut: “CTRL” + “↓” OR “F8”
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Settings Tab
This tab allows you to adjust several important Transformer Specific settings such as Color,
White Balance, System Frequency and Language.
The Color Mode Selection Tab is where you can
change your color presets. (For a total of 7)
Your Camera Resolution can be adjusted
between 1080 @ 30 frames per second or 720
@ 60 frames per second.
These options adjust your video white balance.
Auto- Automatically adjusts based on the
environment, Normal- Sets it to a natural color,
Warm- Has a red hue, Cool- Has a blue hue.
System Frequency can be changed for
International Markets.
Left Handed Mode Swaps the orientation for
Self and Distance Viewing.
Keyboard Shortcuts allow you to use the
abbreviated command instead of the Icon.
Audio Input Displays your Primary Audio Device
Language allows you to change your Primary
Display, OCR and TTS Language.
Product Information displays your device Serial
Number, Software and Firmware Revision.
Wi-Fi Configuration allows you to change your
Transformer Name and Password.
Factory Reset is used to return your device to a
“Factory Fresh” condition and clears user
presets.
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Help Tab
This is where you can come for information about your Transformer board Shortcuts. This
is the same information as listed in the “Keyboard Shortcuts and Gestures Section of this
manual”
Feature: Viewer Help
Shortcut: “F1”
The viewer itself comes with a built in reference
program to display and remind you all Transformer
Hot Keys.
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Transformer HD OCR/Text-To-Speech Mode
Using the OCR Mode
Some units come equipped with an optional OCR module enabled. OCR stands for Optical
Character Recognition. If your Transformer HD unit is OCR Enabled your Transformer can take
a photograph of a book, business card, letter, etc. and translate that image into easily readable
text that can be directly read aloud to you. In order to utilize this feature ensure you must
ensure that the Full Screen OCR Camera is Engaged which can be toggled via the Orange
Camera icon.
Step #1
Switch your transformer to the OCR Mode if you were in CCTV
Mode by hitting the Orange OCR Camera Button in the camera
settings menu or “CTRL” + “C”.
Step #2
Position your target material directly under the camera so that
the text is visible to the camera.
Step #3
Use the Capture Button or “CTRL” + “E”
Step #4
After a brief processing period you will be brought to the “OCRTTS” Screen.
Step #5
When you are ready press the “Speech On and Off Button”
Step #6
You can click on any given segment of the text with your mouse cursor on Computers/Laptops
or utilize your finger with enabled touch screen.
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OCR Features
These buttons and features only exist on OCR Enabled units. They will be displayed across
the OCR Window
Feature: Voice Gender
Shortcut: N/A
This changes the OCR Readback Text to Speech
voice between male and female variants where
available.
Feature: Decrease TTS Speed
Shortcut: N/A
This features slows down the OCR Readback after
you have scanned a document.
Feature: Increase TTS Speed
Shortcut: N/A
This features speeds up the OCR Readback after
you have scanned a document.
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Feature: Speech Playback
Shortcut: N/A
This feature starts and stops OCR Readback after
an OCR Scan has been performed.
Feature: OCR Scan
Shortcut: N/A
This feature performs an OCR Scan on the selected
target material and prepares it for Readback.
Please be patient as your material is processed. A
progress bar will display while this operation is in
action.
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Transformer HD Power States
Standby
When your Transformer HD is not in use you may want to place it into Standby. Placing your
device into standby mode saves power and allows a quicker return to normal operation than
compared to a full shutdown. You should follow the instructions below to place your device
into Standby.
1. Locate the Green Power Button (Located on Transformer HD).
2. Press this button once for less than 5 seconds.
3. To resume simply press the Power button again.
4. If your device is connected to power even when you reset it the power state will be
“Standby”
Shut Down
When your Transformer HD is not in use you may want to Power it OFF. Placing your device
into a full shutdown preserves your battery level but takes a little longer to start up when
compared with Standby. To do a full shutdown you should follow the instructions below.
1. Locate the Green Power Button.
2. Ensure that device is not connected to External Power and is not charging.
3. Press this button and hold for 5 seconds to begin the Shutdown Sequence.
4. All the LED Status Indicators will turn off when the process is complete.
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Tips & Tricks
System Restart
-In the event that your system exhibits any odd behavior you can quickly reset and power cycle
the device by pressing the Reset Button and then Pressing the Power Button again. This
should immediately power down the system and restart the device.
-You should also fully close and restart the Transformer HD Application on your Computer or
Tablet
- If this is not working to recover your device you can also fully remove the device from power
and remove the battery.
User Menus
-Transformer HD is a feature rich system that comes with a lot of configurable options. You
can customize your User Interface, System Sounds or System Display items to suit your
preference. Once you are familiar with the system try changing or configuring these options
to develop the perfect user experience customized to fit you!
-The user interface is slightly different depending on whether or not you are using the device
on a Computer, Stand-alone Monitor or Tablet.
-You can always reset your preferences and settings to a Factory Fresh condition by utilizing
the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” + “R” or through the Transformer HD “Settings Menu”. This will
return all your default settings
Wi-Fi Connectivity
-In the event you encounter difficulties with your Wi-Fi try pressing the Reset Switch on your
Transformer HD and Restarting the Transformer HD Application on your Tablet or Computer.
Then press the Power Switch to turn the Transformer HD Back on. Make sure you fully close
the application prior to relaunching. You should see the ‘Connecting Transformer’ message
along with the Transformer HD Logo. The device is ready to pair wirelessly when the LED
Lamp onboard is blinking and not connected to USB 3.0 or HDMI. Remember to power the
device by ON pressing the Green Power button.
-You can change your Wi-Fi SSID and Password through the User Settings menu via USB 3.0. If
you’ve forgotten a custom password this is an easy workaround to recover your device in case
you forget.
Improving OCR Accuracy
-To improve the accuracy of your Transformer HD ensure that whenever you begin a
document capture the lighting in the room is evenly distributed over your target document.
(Avoid Visible Hotspots)
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-Flatten out books (especially if it has a large spine) or other materials with an observable
curvature.
-For optimal OCR Read back please position your material within the field of view in its
entirety. You can rotate your target material in any orientation to ensure that it fits completely
within these boundaries.
-Turning ON or Off the LED can sometimes improve your accuracy on some materials this is
achieved by turning the LED lamp on or off in the Transformer HD Toolbar.
-For small OCR Targets such as a business card or letter try placing a clean white sheet of
Paper in the background to eliminate any distracting patterns that may exist in the
background.
Multiple Orientations
-Did you know that your Transformer HD supports all available viewing angles (Portrait and
Landscape)? If your target document is too large or unusually shaped you can reposition it at
another angle this enables you to get the perfect fit within the guide frame.
-Try turning the toolbar off or setting the device to Auto-Full Screen to get the best possible
Field of View on your target material.
Window Display
-You can quickly dock your Transformer HD App to any side of your screen utilizing the “CTRL”
button plus any arrow key.
-You can enable Auto-Full Screen mode which will automatically fill your entire viewing space
with the Transformer HD Camera feed. The hotkey to enable or disable this feature is “F7”.
Close-Up Lens
-For Reading Mode especially at higher zoom levels the Close-Up Lens is a must. If you are
using Distance or Self View modes check to make sure the lens is flipped into the off position
to give the best visual clarity.
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Troubleshooting
Transformer HD will not power on
-Make sure the power supply from Transformer HD is securely connected to a working outlet.
Confirm the condition of the Transformer HD Battery
-Make sure the power supply and cord are securely connected.
-Check your USB 3.0 cables to make sure they are the correct type and securely connected to
both your Transformer HD and Desktop or Laptop.
-Try hitting the reset button on Transformer HD (located on the underside of the device),
relaunching your Transformer HD application and powering device back on.
-Check the power strip/surge protectors ON/OFF switch and circuit breaker if Transformer HD
is plugged into one.
-It is recommended that you do a full reset cycle when swapping between different connection
types on your Transformer HD (Such as Wi-Fi to USB 3.0 and vice-a-versa).
The images seem to be out of focus and/or my OCR result is poor.
-Clean polarizing filter on the underside of the OCR camera with the nonabrasive lens cleaning
cloth provided with your Transformer HD (avoid using cleaning solutions).
-Make sure the target material is steady and flat. It might take a few moments for the camera
to achieve focus after motion has stopped.
-Alternate Transformer HD LED Camera Lamp ON or Off. Making sure there is even ambient
lighting which will assist in creating a better image.
Transformer HD is taking a long time to process the document for Text-to-speech.
-Cycle the Power On & Off by pressing the Power button.
-If the device is not responding to these button presses you can Press and Hold the power
button for more than 5 seconds to force a shutdown. Do not physically remove from power
during this period of time.
Firmware Update
To keep your Transformer HD up to date visit our software support page at:
http://www.enhancedvision.com/support/software.html
If you have any questions or require technical assistance with your product, please call
(800) 440-9476 extension x3, Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.
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Transformer HD Specifications
Product Measurements
• Opened in Reading Configuration
Length: 15.4 inches (39.1 cm)
Width: 16.0 inches (40.6 cm)
Height: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm)
• Fully Closed Configuration
Length: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm)
Width: 4.8 inches (12.2 cm)
Height: 4.9 inches (12.4 cm)
Camera
• CCTV Camera & OCR Camera (On Enabled Units)
Product Weight:
• 3.45 lbs = 1.56 kgs
Magnification Range
• On 24” LCD (1.7x-30.6x)
Power Supply
• Power supply is 100-240V~, 50-60Hz, 9VDC, 2.6A
Battery Life
• More than 2 hours of continuous operation.
Equipment Classification (IEC 601-1):
• Type of Protection: Class 1
• Degree of Protection: Type B
• Mode of Operation: Continuous
• Operating temperature range: 0-40°C / 32-104°F
• Storage/transport temperature range: 0-60°C / 32-140°F
Warranty: 2 Years
*Product specifications subject to change without notice.
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WARRANTY STATEMENT & CONTACT INFORMATION
Warranty Statement
Enhanced Vision Transformer HD Warranty Policy
Enhanced Vision products are designed to give you the highest quality image, convenient
features, ease of use and reliable service. Transformer HD has been inspected and tested
prior to shipping. Enhanced Vision warrants Transformer HD against defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for two years from the date of original purchase. Enhanced
Vision, at its option, will at no charge either repair the product or replace it during the
warranty period. There are no other expressed or implied warranties accompanying this
product.
This warranty does not cover: a) Defects or damage from misuse, use in other than normal and
customary manner, accident or neglect; b) Defects or damage from improper operation,
maintenance, installation, adjustment, alterations or modification; c) Defects or damage from
spills of food or liquid; d) All plastic surfaces and all other externally exposed parts that are
scratched or damaged due to normal use; e) Damage due to operation of Transformer HD with
equipment not supplied by Enhanced Vision.
• You must provide proof of purchase, bearing the date of purchase, in order to receive
warranty service.
• Anyone using this product does so knowingly assuming certain risks, due to the need to
utilize vision enhancement devices.
• A 2-year extended warranty option is available within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Please contact Enhanced Vision for detailed information.
Service Process
In the event that technical support or repair service is needed, please contact your local
Enhanced Vision representative or the Enhanced Vision warranty service center.
If warranty service is required, please contact Enhanced Vision at (800)440-9476 extension x3
Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) to request a
return authorization number.
Warranty repairs will not be accepted without a valid return authorization number. You may
wish to keep the original product packaging in case warranty service is required. The
manufacturer cannot provide packaging for warranty repairs.
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OTHER ENHANCED VISION PRODUCTS
Pebble-mini
Pebble HD
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OTHER ENHANCED VISION PRODUCTS
20” LCD: 1.9x (min) to 51.2x (max)
22” LCD: 2.1x (min) to 55.9x (max)
24” LCD: 2.3x (min) to 61.2x (max)
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OTHER ENHANCED VISION PRODUCTS
DaVinci
DaVinci is a high performance desktop video
magnifier (CCTV), featuring HD, text-to-speech (OCR)
and a 3-in-1 camera. With HD you will experience high
definition color and contrast giving you a beautiful, crystal
clear picture and vibrant colors. Experience the joy of
reading with our new text- to-speech feature. DaVinci will
read any printed text aloud with the push of a button.
Magnification: 24” LCD: 2X (min.) - to 80X (max.)
Amigo HD
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Notes
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Transformer HD is a high definition desktop CCTV with Wi-Fi
– optionally featuring Full Page text to speech (OCR).
Transformer HD will magnify and display any target or
optionally can read any printed text aloud with just the push
of a button. For more information,
Please visit www.enhancedvision.com.
www.enhancedvision.com
(800) 440-9476 (US Office, toll free)
(714) 465-3400 (US Office)
+44 (0) 115 9442317 (UK Office)
Fax + 49 (0) 6078 96982733 (DE Office)
Tel. + 49 (0) 6078 9698270 (DE Office)
Part # MAN-1204-00 X6
January, 2017
Copyright © 2017 by Enhanced Vision. All rights reserved.
Product specifications subject to change without prior notice.
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