Multi-touch enabled 32-cell Braille notetaker provides seamless efficiency tool for school, work, and play, with blind-friendly application and the latest cutting-edge technology.
Polaris levels the playing field with specialized applications built around Polaris Office Suite, while providing comprehensive access to popular Google Apps such as Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Classroom. Surf the web with Google Chrome just like the traditional web browser.
Customized for the blind, and compatible with the mainstream, Polaris seamlessly combines accessibility and autonomy. Connect and communicate with the world, wherever you are, wherever you go. Customize with the apps that fit your lifestyle, and ensure connectivity with colleagues, friends and family using the same apps.
BrailleSense Polaris supports Google Apps, making it easy to utilize Google services like Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides as millions of other students do everyday.
Innovative collaboration of Braille and mainstream technology, offering the blind and visually impaired unprecedented accessible and intuitive productivity in today’s tablet-based world.
With a 32-cell Braille display and a 11-key Perkins-style keyboard with Ctrl and Alt Keys, Polaris looks and feels like a traditional notetaker. However, its competitive modern hardware and connectivity, along with direct access to Android applications, ensure it stacks up solidly against modern off-the-shelf phones and tablets.
Android Lollipop OS provides improved performance with a more open operating environment. As Android continues to grow, Polaris will grow with it, ensuring you will always stay contemporary.
Advanced connectivity and control
Wi-fi 802.11AC dual band, Bluetooth 4.2, IRDA, USB 3.0 and HDMI. Built-in 13 MP camera ensures accessible applications can take clear photos. In addition to a traditional 9 key Perkins Braille keyboard and function keys, Polaris offers special touch enabled function keys for quickly performing common operations, like copying and pasting in the Word Processor, or switching tracks in the Media Player. Conveniently charge Polaris via the included AC jack, USB, or via wireless charging.
Braille terminal and visual output
Offers a unique multi-touch 32 cell Braille display that lets you navigate and control Braille Sense with touch gestures as you read its output in Braille. Use Polaris as a Braille display for PC, Mac, Smart phones and tablets. Provides visual output via the built-in LCD, HDMI display, or via Miracast.
Advanced tools for students
Scientific calculator and full Nemath and UEB math support. Optional Sense dictionary including thesaurus, and bilingual dictionaries. ead and write text, Braille and Microsoft Word documents in multiple languages.
Power-Packed for the office environment
Use the Word Processor to create and print Braille and text documents. Open and read text, RTF, DOC and DOCX, PPT and PPTX, PDF, and Epub files in contracted Braille. Send email using POP or IMAP. Keep track of contacts and appointments and sync them with your Google account.
Mobile connectivity and communication
Search for and download accessible applications in the Google Play store. Use accessible Android apps for social networking, game play, Google services and more. Browse the web with our accessible Web browser based on Google Chrome.
Entertainment and Edutainment
Play and navigate DAISY and NIMAS compatible digital talking books. Listen to and record FM radio Search for and play videos on YouTube, or stream audio content. Certified to use all Google services, including the play store. Thus, users can choose from among the thousands of accessible Android apps and access them via Polaris’s intuitive screen reader.
Created with the Dead-Blind in mind
Unique flippable LCD display and a connected USB keyboard facilitate simple and instant communication with deaf-blind. Built-in vibration motor can be used to receive alerts and messages.
GPS sensor and electronic compass
Use the built-in GPS sensor and digital compass to navigate independently without the need for external devices. Download favorite navigation app to plan, save, and guide your routes.
- 32-cell Braille display
- 11-key Perkins-style keyboard
- Character LCD display
- Touch enabled multi-function media buttons
- 2.1GHz octa-core processor
- 64GB internal storage
- 13MP AF camera sensor
- SD slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
- Rechargeable battery with approximate running time of 18 hours, charge time of 4 hours
- 9.64” x 5.66” x 0.74”, 1.65 lbs.
- Extensive file format support
- Create Braille and text documents with advanced formatting in multiple languages
- Print or emboss documents using a networked printer
- Open Microsoft Word, PDF, EPUB, Excel and PowerPoint documents, and read them in contracted Braille
Organize Your World
- Create a schedule with the Schedule Manager and set audible or vibrating alarms
- Keep track of contact information for colleagues, friends, and family with the Address Manager
- Synchronize contacts and appointments with your Google account
- Send email messages using POP or IMAP accounts to sighted colleagues while reading incoming email messages
Sophisticated Calculation and Composition
- Fraction calculation, Nemath and UEB Braille code entry into a fully functional scientific calculator
- Teachers and students can share assignments and homework without their teacher needing to learn strange abbreviations and code words
Use the Sense Dictionary to ensure stylistic and accurate composition
- Includes Dictionary, Thesaurus, and optional English/Spanish, English/French, and English/Italian bilingual dictionaries
Information and communication in the office, at home, or on-the-go
- Surf the Internet with the BrailleSense Polaris’s Web Browser, based on the popular Chrome browser, with contracted Braille access
- Take advantage of our mobile connectivity and your favorite Android apps for social networking
- Books, music, videos and more for your education and entertainment
- Outstanding media
- Videos and Streaming
- Enjoy a clear and powerful stereo audio listening experience with easily accessible audio buttons
- Easily and instantly control FM Radio, DAISY Player and Media Player with designated media buttons located on the front of the unit
- Play and navigate DAISY and NIMAS compatible digital talking books with text, audio, or both
- Enjoy reading a variety of DAISY books: NIMAS1.1, XML DAISY, Daisy2.0, 2.02, 3.0, ANSI/NISO, Z39.86, DAISY3.0(Bookshare.org)
- Search for and play videos on YouTube, or stream media content from the Internet
Bring Braille access to computer, phone, or tablet
- Braille access for main stream devices
- Terminal for Screen Reader
- Compatibility with major screen readers across multiple platforms
- Use the Braille Sense Polaris as a Braille display with your PC, Mac, Smart phone, or tablet
Created with the Deaf-Blind in mind
- Accessible alerts and communication options for those who cannot see or hear
- Built-in Vibration Motor: The Deaf-Blind user is alerted to messages, prompts, alarms and incoming chats in a manner accessible without hearing or sight
- Unique flippable LCD: The built-in LCD allows a sighted person to view the content of menus or text in documents for face-to-face communication
|Braille Display||32-cell, multi-touch enabled|
|Operating System||Android OS 5.1.1 (Lollipop), 2.1GHz Octa-core (CPU), 3GB (RAM)|
|Flash Memory||64 GB Internal|
|Video Display||HDMI output, built-in LCD|
|Interface||USB 3.0 micro OTG, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card slot, touch-enabled multi-function buttons|
|Network||WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct |
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Ethernet: USB to Ethernet (Optional)
IrDA, NFC: only in internal Apps.
|Navigation||Voice Trigger (“Hey Polars”), built-in GPS, RTC, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope|
|Media||13MP AF camera, audible & tactile alerts, stereo speaker, stereo MEMS & ANC microphone|
|Applications||App Store: Google Play Store|
Preinstalled Apps: Polaris Office (Word, Slides, Sheets, Email), Web Browser, Terminal for Screen Reader, DAISY, File Manager, Schedule Manager, Address Manager, Calculator, Calendar, Media Player, Time & Date, Alarm, Stopwatch, FM Radio
Optimized Apps: Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Classroom, APH Nearby Explorer.
|Supported File Formats||Documents: HBL, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, CSV, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, BRL, BRF, EPUB, PDF, HTML/XML (in web browser)|
Media: YouTube, MP3, MP4, WAV, ASF, OGG, WMA, M4A, M3U, PLS, Audible (with appropriate app), WMV, FLAC, MID, ACC
DAISY: DAISY 2.0/2.02/3.0, NIMAS 1.1, BookShare.org, Open Library, NLS, Learning Ally (with appropriate app)
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