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Freedom Scientific Introduces ONYX Portable HD

A Collapsible 3-in-1 Camera for Document Reading, Distance Viewing, and Self-View

(St. Petersburg, Florida - October 01, 2015)

Freedom Scientific today introduced the ONYX® Portable HD, a lightweight, portable 3-in-1 camera for reading, writing, and viewing magnified images at any distance. ONYX Portable HD offers a sleek, foldable, and compact body that enables students and professionals to easily carry their video magnifier from home to the classroom or the office.

Connected to either a monitor or a PC, the new ONYX Portable HD provides the comfort and productivity of stationary desktop models with HD image quality, wide magnification ranges, 33 configurable screen color modes, and adjustable reference lines and masks. Auto-focus allows for seamless work between distance and close reading tasks, and the Find function allows the user to quickly locate and zoom in on the next area of interest.

“This one-piece solution sets up quickly and connects to your PC to deliver smooth video over USB 3.0 while working seamlessly with screen magnification software like MAGic®,” said Brad Davis, Freedom Scientific's Vice President of Hardware Product Management. “The included GEM® software enables you to work in split-screen and save images to your PC, but if you are just connected to a monitor, the ONYX Portable HD also saves images directly to an SD card. Pair the portable camera with OpenBook® Scanning and Reading software to convert the text on documents and posters to clear, human-sounding speech.”

Options include an XY table for a smooth gliding motion while you read. Additional technical specifications and accessories are available online at or by contacting Freedom Scientific at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000. The ONYX Portable HD will begin shipping in October 2015.

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

  • 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. 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.

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.