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Freedom Scientific Introduces TOPAZ OCR

A High-Definition Video Magnifier with Integrated OCR provides Touch Screen Navigation and Speech

(St. Petersburg, Florida - December 15, 2017)

Freedom Scientific today expanded their highly successful TOPAZ video magnifier line with a new model that combines magnification and speech. This convenient solution integrates OCR and speech with high-definition cameras and a 24-inch touch screen monitor. Users can read with clear, high-contrast magnification, or simply tap the screen to listen to documents as they are read aloud. Combined with the clear voice, magnification and high contrast, the TOPAZ OCR makes reading so much easier.

“With the live camera view, you can magnify reading materials, small items and craft projects. 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 TOPAZ OCR do the work. Select from several clear human-sounding voices, or even scan documents in one of 21 configurable languages."

Additional information and technical specifications are available online at or by contacting Freedom Scientific at 800-444-4443 or 727-803-8000.

The TOPAZ OCR is available in the US only.

The TOPAZ 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® Handheld Video Magnifiers
  • ZoomText® and Fusion® Screen Magnification Software
  • Eye-Pal® Ace and Eye-Pal® Ace Plus Portable Scanning and Reading Solutions

About VFO™
VFO is a leading global accessibility solutions provider. The VFO brands, Freedom Scientific, Optelec, Ai Squared and The Paciello Group, have a long history of developing and providing innovative assistive technology solutions. VFO has offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and is available through multi-tier distribution in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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