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Freedom Scientific Broadens Popular Video Magnifier Line

ONYX Deskset Now Available with a 19-Inch Monitor

(St. Petersburg, Florida - March 07, 2008)

Freedom Scientific today announced the latest addition to its suite of ONYX™ low vision camera solutions. The new ONYX Deskset 19 features the versatility of the popular ONYX Deskset 17 introduced last summer, but incorporates a larger 19-inch monitor. Both ONYX Deskset models provide low vision users with ultra-sharp auto-focused viewing in distance, intermediate, and up-close magnification modes all in a go-anywhere package that is extremely easy to use.

The new ONYX Deskset 19 produces magnification of up to 95 times. Whether users need to see magnified images from across large rooms or auditoriums, get a true mirror image close up for grooming or applying make-up, or need to enhance text for reading, the ONYX Deskset 19 delivers exactingly clear, high contrast images.

"The extremely positive reaction to the portability of our ONYX Deskset 17 led us to see if we could offer the same benefits to users who prefer a larger screen," said Brad Davis, Vice President of Freedom Scientific's Hardware Product Management. "With the ONYX Deskset 19, we were able to accomplish that goal in a unit that fits into the same rolling carrying case as its smaller predecessor and weighs under 15 and one-half pounds. For many low vision users, this newest model of the ONYX will provide a solution that optimizes their technology investment and further enhances their independence."

The ONYX Deskset 19 and ONYX Deskset 17 models are extremely portable with fast and easy set up and breakdown features to readily adapt to any viewing circumstance – with 350 degree camera rotation, three axes on the rotating arm, and the ability to mount the camera on either side of the monitor. The ONYX camera also remembers its settings in each position, enabling ease of switching back and forth between near and distance viewing without refocusing or readjusting the camera.

Both models come complete with a sturdy, lightweight carrying case that includes a telescoping handle enabling users to carry or wheel their video magnifier anywhere they need it to go. To learn about the many features of the ONYX Deskset 19 and the full line of ONYX multiple-view cameras go to ONYX multiple-view cameras.

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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