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Freedom Scientific Introduces ONYX OCR

A Video Magnifier with Integrated Fixed Position OCR provides Document Reading, Distance Viewing, Self-View, and Speech

(St. Petersburg, Florida - March 01, 2017)

Freedom Scientific today introduced a video magnifier for users who want to combine magnification and speech. This four-in-one solution integrates OCR and speech with high-definition cameras and a 24 inch touch screen monitor. Users can clearly see what they want, whether it is across the room or at a desk, and even listen to documents as they are read aloud. Combined with the clear voice, magnification and high contrast, the ONYX OCR makes reading so much easier.

This one-piece solution offers four camera modes. In distance view, you can see objects from across large rooms in sharp focus. In document view, you can magnify reading materials, small items and craft projects. With self view, you can get a magnified true mirror image. With OCR, you can listen to documents without straining your eyes,” said Brad Davis, Freedom Scientific's Vice President of Hardware Product Management. “When reading becomes too tiring, you can comfortably switch from reading to listening. Simply tap the touch screen and let the OCR do the work. The OCR camera has a convenient, fixed position. This way, you always place the document in the same place.

Additional information and technical specifications are available online at or by contacting Freedom Scientific at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000. The ONYX OCR will begin shipping in March 2017.

The ONYX OCR is part of Freedom Scientific's complete line of low vision products, including:

  • ONYX® Portable HD Video Magnifier
  • TOPAZ® Desktop Video Magnifier
  • TOPAZ® PHD Portable Desktop Video Magnifier
  • RUBY® and SAPPHIRE® Handheld Video Magnifiers
  • MAGic® Screen Magnification Software
  • Eye-Pal® Ace and Eye-Pal® Ace Plus Portable Scanning and Reading Solutions

About Freedom Scientific

Freedom Scientific is a leading worldwide brand of assistive technology products for those with vision impairments. Since 2015, Freedom Scientific is part of VFO™. VFO has its headquarters in the USA and the Netherlands, and offices in Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. Through VFO's multi-tier distribution, Freedom Scientific products are available in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Freedom Scientific® and its products are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.