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Freedom Scientific Announces New ONYX® Deskset HD Portable Video Magnifier

(St. Petersburg, Florida - March 19, 2014)

Freedom Scientific announced today a new version of its popular ONYX portable video magnifier, the ONYX Deskset HD. To meet the needs of today's low-vision consumers, the new magnifier has a high-definition camera to provide the most vibrant image on the market today.

The ONYX Deskset HD delivers high-definition magnification in a sleek new design. With its integrated camera and monitor, the ONYX Deskset HD lets people read what they want, where they want. The 3-in-1 flexible camera provides document reading, distance viewing, and self-viewing with versatile controls that automatically adjust to each setting. Its many advanced features include 33 color modes, Freeze Frame, and adjustable Reading Lines, Masks, and Shades.

“The ONYX video magnifiers have always been particularly popular with students, who need to see both the whiteboard and their documents on the desktop,” said Brad Davis, Freedom Scientific's Vice President of Hardware. “The new high-definition camera produces an exceptionally clear and crisp image, even in the low light conditions of many lecture halls. The system is designed for ease of use, and the rolling case makes it easy to transport between classrooms, offices, or home.”

The ONYX Deskset HD will begin shipping in May, 2014. The new ONYX Deskset HD, along with Freedom Scientific's other assistive technology products, will be shown at booth 405 at the upcoming CSUN conference in San Diego from March 19 to 21. For more information including specifications, visit or contact Freedom Scientific at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000.

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

  • TOPAZ® desktop video magnifiers
  • RUBY® and SAPPHIRE® handheld video magnifiers
  • ONYX® portable low vision cameras
  • MAGic® screen magnification software
  • SARA™ and SARA CE scanning and reading appliances
  • PEARL® and OpenBook® portable scanning and reading solution

About Freedom Scientific

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

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