Kurzweil 1000 delivers quick access to a wealth of information including online books, magazines and encyclopedias so users can pursue any reading interests. They can also take their reading wherever they go by sending files to Braille note takers and embossers as well as portable devices such as DAISY and MP3 audio players.
Kurzweil 1000 is easy to use for beginners, yet powerful and flexible for advanced users. With its wide array of useful features, users save time and gain independence - whether at home, at school, or at work.
- Camera Support
Fast access to hard copy using one of these three portable, affordable and readily available cameras: ABiSee Zoom-Ex, ABiSee Eye-Pal and HoverCam®
- ePub Support
Read unprotected ePub documents, save and view on portable devices such as the iPhone.
- Choose Audio Device for a Voice
Accessible from the Voice Settings dialog choose from multiple audio output devices.
- OCR Upgrade
Increased accuracy with the addition of FineReader version 10 and ScanSoft version 18 for both Kurzweil 1000 and KOCRUtil.
- Other notable changes:
- File Property Changes for ePub and DAISY - Accommodates the reading and modification of metadata components.
- Verbosity Setting Dialog Change - A single list has been separated into categories, simplifying access to popular verbosity settings.
- PDF Output using KOCRUtil - Select PDF as an output format and Kurzweil 1000 retains both the image and the text layers.
- Automatic Bookmarking - Suggestions for bookmarks are automatically inserted into the resulting document.
- FineReader Hints - Suggestions about the resolution or brightness of an image will now be spoken.
Comprehensive time-saving study tools allow you to add bookmarks, text notes, and annotations; skim, summarize, and create outlines for your work, and have your documents open to the last position read. Plus, access to eighteen bilingual dictionaries.
Simple Forms Recognition and Completion
Provides easy access to most printed forms and presents them with the fields, labels, boxes, and text areas in the appropriate reading order. Fill in the fields, edit, save, or even insert your handwritten signature into any Kurzweil 1000 document, once it's scanned into your computer.
Choices for More Accurate Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
Two OCR engines, ScanSoft© OCR 16.2 and ABBYY™ FineReader 9, provide the most accurate OCR available. For the best possible scanning results, Kurzweil 1000 also has the ability to correct many errors. A noise filter option lets users ignore regions near the edge of a page that were incorrectly identified as text.
State-of-the-Art Speech Options
Clear, natural-sounding VoiceText™ voices from Neo Speech and ETI-Eloquence™ voices from Nuance deliver the highest quality text-to-speech (TTS), making your reading a pleasure to hear. You can choose and adjust our many voice options to suit your individual preference.
Appointment Calendar with Audible Reminders
Keep track of your schedule with our easy-to-use calendar application. You can add, edit, and delete your calendar entries simply from the desktop taskbar, as well as set audible reminders that will play any sound file on your computer you choose.
Online Information Search and Retrieval
Enjoy quick access to information from a variety of sources, including e-books, magazines, encyclopedias, and the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary. Based on your criteria, Kurzweil 1000 will search select Internet repositories such as Bookshare.org, NLS Web Braille, AccessWorld, Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom, NFB Publications, and Wikipedia (in multiple languages), and present you with your download choices.
Read Files Away From Home and Burn CDs
Kurzweil 1000 can send your files to a wide variety of hand-held devices so you can read and reference important material when away from your home or office computer. You can also create CDs of your files within Kurzweil 1000 if you have a CD burner.
Broad Range of File Access
Any file type that you can print through an application installed on your computer can be opened with Kurzweil 1000 (including PDF), which greatly expands your reading choices.
- Dictionary Tools
Pronounce button speaks the word, while the Anagram buttons finds all anagrams associated with the word
- Three Image Viewing Modes
Show image for maximized display and continuous reading and paging functions, show both image and text for split screen, or hide image for text-only display.
- Document sending
Supports any device that emulates a disk drive on a PC, making it possible to send files to virtually any existing or expected device type.
- PDF bookmarks
When opening a PDF file and converting to a KESI file, the conversion will automatically include bookmarks extracted from the original files.
- Save Recognition
The Save Recognition Feature allows you to interrupt and save your work when recognizing a long image document, such as a PDF file. You can later open the document and continue recognition where you left off.
- MP3 Encoder
For the conversion of audio files. Kurzweil 1000 provides access to an encoder that may be downloaded via the internet.
- Daisy Files
Convert audio files from any WAV or MP3 file to Daisy 2.02.
- Operating System: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP®, and Vista®
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- Memory: Minimum 2 GB
- Hard Disk Space: At least 4 GB of available hard disk space
- CD-ROM drive, full-size keyboard and/or 17-button keypad
- Sound Card: Sound Blaster-compatible sound card with speakers
- MP3 File Playback on Other Devices: MP3 player capable of playing multiple sampling rates
Kurzweil 1000 is designed to work with scanners that meet the TWAIN standard for image capture devices, which includes the vast majority of scanners available today. If you buy a flatbed scanner that is marked with the TWAIN logo you should have no trouble using that device with Kurzweil 1000.
- —Evelyn W., Muskegon, MI
Kurzweil 1000 User
"I use Kurzweil 1000 to scan my books, mail, even food boxes. I have found it to be the most efficient and user-friendly way for me to read almost anything without human assistance. Each new version of Kurzweil 1000 has increased scanning accuracy and added features that make scanning, finding, and reading material of all types faster and easier."
- —Sarah Van O.
Kurzweil 1000 User
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