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Re: Question about money reader.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Not if you are an American citizen.  The treasury department is giving them out for free.  Call your local library for the blind.  Pam.
 

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.
 

Does this iBill cost money honey?  Lol no seriously  is this a thing you have to pay for?

Thanks,

John]

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 1:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Here's the user manual for the iBill Reader:
The iBill, Talking Banknote Identifier
 
from Orbit Research.
 
Users Manual
 
Revision C, 14th May, 2014.
 
Copyright Orbit Research, 2013-2014
 
1. Introduction
 
This manual is designed to guide you in the use and care of the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier. This specially designed unit identifies and announces
the denomination of U.S. banknotes.
 
2. Getting familiar with the iBill
 
2.1 Orientation of the unit and its Controls
 
This section will familiarize you with the location and functions of the controls.
 
Place the iBill unit on a desk or hold the unit in the palm of your hand so that the key ring is located on the BOTTOM and the raised flat surface (the
banknote slot) is on TOP.  You will find two identical pushbuttons with small ridges on the right and left sides of the unit (the shorter sides). These
buttons will be used to identify a banknote, adjust the volume level or to select the desired output mode.
 
Now turn the unit over so that the BOTTOM side of the unit (the surface with the key ring) is facing upwards.  You will feel several short ridges about
half inch in length.  These identify the cover of the battery compartment and allow you to open it easily.
 
A standard 2.5 millimeter jack for an earphone is located on the long edge between the two buttons, towards the key ring.
 
2.2 Replacing the battery
 
The iBill uses a single AAA alkaline battery for operation and is shipped to you with a battery installed.
 
To replace the battery, first open the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the unit.  The cover can be identified by a ridged pattern.  Open the
cover, by pushing it outwards, gently but firmly.  The battery cover is held securely to the unit by a hinge so that it does not separate from the unit
and get misplaced. Care should be taken to avoid applying undue force when opening or closing the cover.
 
Once the battery cover is open, you will find a silk cloth strip which aids in removal of the battery.  The old battery can be extracted by pulling on
this silk strip.  When inserting a battery, this strip should go around the underside of the battery.
 
To insert the new battery, hold the unit so that the battery compartment is open and facing upwards and towards you.  First, push in the negative terminal
(the flat end of the battery) into the left side of the battery compartment.  Then push the other end (positive terminal, with a bump), into the compartment
and ensure that the battery is secure.  You may now close the cover by sliding it and begin use.
 
For reliable operation of the product, the use of AAA alkaline batteries from reputable manufacturers is strongly recommended.
 
2.3 Announcement Modes
 
The unit can be operated in one of three modes – Speech, Tone or Vibration.
 
In Speech Mode, the unit announces the denomination of the bill in a female voice.  In Tone Mode, the unit announces denominations by a pattern of tones
of different pitch and duration.
 
In both Speech and Tone Modes, other indications, such as turn-on or low-battery warnings are in the form of unique tone sequences.
 
In Vibration Mode, the unit announces denominations by a pattern of vibrating pulses of different durations.  Other indications are also in the form of
vibratory patterns.
 
2.4 Announcements and Indications
 
The following table describes the announcements and indications the unit provides for various events in each of the Announcement Modes.
 
- Turning on the unit is indicated by a Single short beep of low pitch in speech and tone modes and by a very short pulse in vibration mode
 
- A $1 bill is announced by a ?One? in speech mode, by a single beep of low pitch in tone mode  and by a short pulse in vibration mode.
 
- A $2 bill is announced by a ?Two? in speech mode, by two beeps of low pitch in tone mode  and by two short pulses in vibration mode.
 
- A $5 bill is announced by a ?Five? in speech mode, by three beeps of low pitch in tone mode  and by three short pulses in vibration mode.
 
- A $10 bill is announced by a ?Ten? in speech mode, by a single beep of high pitch in tone mode  and by a long pulse in vibration mode.
 
- A $20 bill is announced by a ?Twenty? in speech mode, by two beeps of high pitch  in tone mode and by two long pulses in vibration mode.
 
- A $50 bill is announced by a ?Fifty? in speech mode, by three beeps of high pitch  in tone mode and by three long pulses in vibration mode.
 
- A $100 bill is announced by a ?Hundred? in speech mode, by four beeps in a low-high-low-high pitch pattern in tone mode  and by four pulses in a Short-long-short-long
pattern in vibration mode.
 
- An un-identifiable bill or no inserted bill is indicated by ?Error? in speech mode, by three beeps of different pitch in tone mode and by a very long
pulse in vibration mode.
 
- Progress of identification process is indicated by a single short beep of low pitch in speech and tone modes.  No indication of progress is provided
in vibration mode.
 
- When changing mode or volume level, the speech mode volume is indicated by a single beep of low pitch, at the volume level set.
 
- Tone mode is indicated by two short beeps of different pitch.
 
- Vibration mode is indicated by a single short pulse.
 
- The first Low Battery Warning is indicated after the bill is announced by two short beeps of high and low pitch in speech and tone modes and by three
very short pulses in vibration mode
 
- The second Low Battery Warning is indicated after the bill is announced by four short beeps of high and low pitch in speech and tone modes and by three
very short pulses in vibration mode
 
- If the battery is too low to operate, in speech and tone modes this is indicated by three short beeps of different pitch, and in vibration mode by three
very short pulses.  The unit turns off after this indication
 
3. Using the iBill
 
3.1 Identifying a Bill
 
Insert the banknote into the slot, under the raised flat surface, such that the short edge of the banknote is parallel to the long side of the unit. Proper
insertion is achieved when, with the use of light force, the banknote cannot be pushed any further inwards.  Press and release either one of the two buttons
located on the shorter sides of the unit. Turn-on is indicated by a short beep or vibration pulse. The unit will announce the denomination of the banknote
and turn itself off.  The banknote should be held firmly in the slot when the button is pressed.
 
The banknote may be removed once the unit acknowledges the button press with a beep or vibration pulse. If there is no beep or vibration indication upon
pressing one of the buttons, it is likely that the battery is too weak and should be replaced.
 
The unit will identify most bills within one second.  However, if the bill is in poor condition, it may require more time for identification.  The unit
indicates the progress of the identification process by means of a short, low-pitched beep after one second. In Vibration Mode, the unit does not provide
indication of the progress to avoid confusion.
 
In case the bill is severely damaged and the unit fails to identify the bill, it announces an Error.  In this event, the bill should be inserted in a different
orientation.
 
If you choose, you may remove the bill and insert it in a different orientation at any time, and identification can be restarted by pressing either one
of the buttons.
 
If either of the buttons is held continually pressed, identification progress tones are suppressed.  If a volume or mode change operation is performed,
the denomination of the bill is announced when both buttons are released.
 
The unit turns itself off automatically after completion of bill identification or a volume or mode change.
 
3.2 Canceling the current identification cycle
 
Once the identification cycle has begun, you may wish to cancel the current cycle and restart it due to several reasons, for instance, realizing that the
bill was not properly inserted, or if the identification is taking long due to poor condition of the bill.  The bill can simply be re-inserted and identification
re-started by pressing one of the buttons.
 
Upon pressing the button, the unit indicates the start of identification just as in the case of normal turn-on, by providing a beep or vibration pulse.
 
3.3 Changing the Output Mode and Volume Level
 
The unit provides three output modes: Speech, Tone and Vibration.  Three volume levels are available in the Speech output mode.  The modes and volume levels
are selected by using both push-buttons together.  The loudness of the tones in tone mode is fixed and cannot be increased or decreased.  It will decrease
at low battery levels automatically to extend the life of the battery.
 
Pressing and holding any one button, and then pressing and releasing the other button changes the volume or mode.  Each time the second button is pressed
and released, the Output Mode setting cycles between Speech Mode volume levels 1, 2, 3, Vibration Mode and Tone Mode, and then back to Speech Mode volume
level 1.
 
A tone of appropriate volume is emitted at each volume setting to indicate the level chosen.  For the Tone Mode, a double-tone of different pitch is emitted.
For the vibration setting, a short vibration pulse is emitted.
 
The Output Mode and volume level can be changed at any time while the device is turned on, even while the unit is in the identification process. The unit
continues the identification process upon completion of the mode or volume change.
 
If either one of the buttons continues to remain pressed after the mode or volume change, the unit will wait until it is released before continuing operation
and announcing the denomination.
 
3.4 Low Battery Indication
 
The unit continually monitors the battery level during use. A warning is provided when the remaining capacity of the battery reaches approximately 10%
of the full capacity.  The warning is in the form of two short beeps of high and low pitch in Speech and Tone Modes or three very short vibration pulses
and is provided at the end of each denomination announcement.
 
When the remaining capacity of the battery reaches approximately 5% of the full capacity, the warning tone changes to four short beeps of high and low
pitch at the end of each denomination announcement.  In Vibration Mode, this warning is in the form of three very short vibration pulses. The 5% and 10%
warnings are the same in vibration mode.
 
If the battery level is deemed to be critically low and insufficient to permit accurate operation, the unit emits 3 short beeps of different pitch or three
short vibration pulses and shuts itself off. This can happen when the unit is first switched on or when the volume or output modes are changed.  If one
of the buttons is kept pressed when the battery is critically low, the unit will emit an intermittent series of beeps.  You should not attempt to operate
the unit once it starts giving critical low-battery warnings and should immediately replace the battery with a fresh one.
 
Battery Warning and Volume Level
 
Battery life and low battery warning signals are highly dependent on the output mode and volume level at which the device is being operated. You may therefore
get low-battery warnings at volume level 3 for instance, but if the volume level is adjusted to lower levels, the warnings may stop.  This is because higher
volume levels and Vibration Mode consume more power.
 
When the battery weakens, the unit will automatically reduce the volume level in Speech Mode to allow continued use and to extend the life of the battery.
Therefore, even if you attempt to set a higher volume level, the unit will limit the volume to the maximum level possible with the weak battery.  To restore
full volume, the battery must be replaced.
 
If there is no beep or vibration indication upon pressing one of the buttons, it is likely that the battery is too weak and should be replaced.
 
4. Care of the device
 
The unit should be protected from dust and liquids. When not in use, keep the unit in a protective water and dust-proof case.
 
Periodically wipe the unit with a slightly damp, soft, lint free cloth to remove accumulated dust, especially from the area near the bill insertion slot.
 
Do not drop the unit or subject to forceful impact.
 
Do not insert foreign objects into the bill slot.
 
5. Troubleshooting
 
If you encounter difficulty in using the device, it might be due to one of the following reasons.
 
5.1 The unit does not turn on
 
If you are not able to turn on the unit by pressing one of the buttons, the battery should be replaced. You should also check and confirm that the battery
is inserted correctly.
 
5.2 After turning on, the unit turns off without announcing the result
 
If the unit turns off abruptly without announcing the result, the battery is weak and should be replaced. If the unit gives progress beeps but doesn’t
announce the result within 3 seconds after turning on, this also indicates that the unit turned off due to a weak battery.
 
5.3 The unit is not able to identify the bill
 
1. Try inserting the bill in a different orientation.  Often one corner of the bill may be damaged but other corners might be fine.
 
2. Check to make sure that the bill is fully inserted and properly aligned with the edges of the insertion slot.
 
3. Try inserting the bill in a slightly different position in the slot, by pushing it a little bit towards one of the two sides of the slot.
 
4. Check to make sure that the corners of the bill are not folded during insertion. If the corner being inserted does have a fold, unfold it and try again,
or insert a different corner.
 
5. Ensure that the bill is not moved during the identification process.
 
5.4 The unit does not announce the denomination
 
The denomination is not announced by the unit if either of the buttons is kept pressed after a volume or mode change operation.  Once both buttons are
released, the unit will announce the denomination.
 
If the unit still does not work, please call the U.S. Currency Reader Program Information Line toll free at 844-815-9388 for further assistance.
 
6. Disclaimers
 
The iBill Talking Banknote Identifier is designed to assist in the identification of United States Federal Reserve Notes.  It does not guarantee the authenticity
of currency.
 
Orbit Research is not be responsible for any direct or indirect consequences following the utilization of the iBill Talking Banknote Identifier.
 
7. FCC Notice
 
This device complies with part 15 of FCC Rules.  Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
 
iBill is a registered trademark of Orbit Research
 
iBill User Manual Version C
 
© 2014 Orbit Research
 
Orbit Research
3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 585
Wilmington, DE 19808
 
1-888-606-7248
 
www.orbitresearch.com
 
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

 

To adjust the volume level or select the output mode

press and hold one of the two buttons

. then press and release the other button until the desired selection is achieved

.  Each time the selection button is pressed and released, the unit will switch to

the next mode or volume level in the following sequence:

Vibration mode

Tone mode

Speech volume 1

Speech volume 2

Speech volume 3

Back to vibration mode.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:29 AM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Do any of you know how to get the money reader back to talk from vibrate? I think it has something to do with pressing both sides, but so far, I’m not getting it back. I don’t know how I got it off talk, but I did. Thanks for any help, much appreciated.


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Re: Question about money reader.

Holly
 

Ann:

Obviously, there is a lot of interest in this topic. There is a 'mute this topic' button if you aren't interested. Also, the delete button is still an option.


Re: Question about money reader.

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

My word, is there that much to say about this, so much that one poster sent seven messages about it yesterday? I had eighty-five messages this morning and I swear half of them were about the money reader! Yark! Enough already!

AnnP.

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A two drive puzzle

Walter Ramage
 

Hi all.  I have a puzzle, well it is a puzzle to me, it might not be so for many of you.

 

I have 3 28tb external hard drives.  When I buy and download my music I gather them together then move them to the drive I've labelled M1.  When that has been done I then copy them to the other two drives.  I've just finished this morning copying from m1 to m3 then I delete any duplications and empty the recycle bin. While inside both drives I do a property check to be sure all files had been transferred and the file number and total size matched on both drives.  By  chance I went to "my computer" and found m1 and m3 but did not open them but did a property check.  M1 said the used space was 16.4tb.  However when I checked m3 it said the used space was 20tb, why the discrepancy?  Both drives have the same number of files, both drives have had their recycle bins emptied and I did a disc check on m3 and there were no issues.  Somehow windows is seeing files that are not there.  I'm not concerned about this as I will at some point reformat m2 and m3 and copy from m1 but I am just curious just how there is such a difference of 3.6tb and by the way, that 3.6tb is roughly the size of the duplicated files I deleted.  Now I've restarted the computer, I even shut it down and re-booted it and even changed to a different computer and I still get 20tb.  Anybody got an answer?  Walter.

 


Re: Questions Concerning Outlook

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't know. I just ignore it, actually. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions Concerning Outlook

Yeah, I wonder what in the world that Important box is for
in Gmail?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2021 7:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions Concerning Outlook

To Carolyn and Gene,

Yes, I have used shift delete several times. In fact, I
used that method earlier, ate dinner, and just now checked
the Draft folder; all the usual e-mails are back in the
folder.

I have also used Control-Shift-B to get to the address book,
and the same addresses are there as when I use Control-3. I
think I need to find out where autocomplete addresses are
stored.

I am using an IMAP account. Also with Outlook, received
e-mail is found in the Inbox and then another folder called
Important, so one has two copies of received e-mails which
can add up quite fast.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2021 4:55 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions Concerning Outlook

Veronica, have you tried Shift Delete for Drafts?

As for your contacts, have you tried Control+Shift+B to get
to your address book and go through them? HTH.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2021 4:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Questions Concerning Outlook

Hello Everyone,



I am using outlook 2013 on my windows 7 computer. Whenever
I delete the items in the Draft folder, and I check the
folder later, those same e-mails have returned. Is there
any way to permanently delete the e-mails in the Draft
folder?



Another issue I have is that when I use Control-3 to read my
contact list, only about eight contacts are listed, and
these are contacts I don't use that often. However, when I
am sending an e-mail message and use Control-N, contacts
appear depending on which letter the contact started with.
When using this method, there are quite a few contacts that
I would like to delete, but I have not figured out a way to
do so.



I have had these issues for quite a while, and as I am
quickly running out of disk space, I am trying to delete as
much as possible from my computer.
Thanks for any help.



Veronica























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Re: Question about money reader.

Holly
 

Carolyn:

The eye note app is free in the app store. Just download it and allow the app access to your camera when prompted. Eye is spelled e y e.

Seeing AI also has it's own currency identifier, but eye note is much faster.


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Good for you, James.

When I had my stand, my sister was there one time and
mentioned that this one guy always checked bills, if he got
change for a five or ten. I said, why not? Wouldn't anyone?
I think she thought he thought I might make some kind of
mistake, totally possible to be sure.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 8:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Gene, I think that Gerald was only refering to trying to
hold the phone and operate it with one hand while the other
hand deals with the bills.



On several occasions, I have had clerks say something like
you don't trust me because I checked the money that they
gave back to me. I always answer, don't you also look at
all bills that people give to you.



James B



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Also, on what basis are you assuming you use only one hand
to operate the money identifier, that is the stand alone
device? You hold the device with one hand and slide the
bill into the slot with the other. I don't use the
unnatural holding of the device with one hand to then press
the button. Since the bill is in a slot and doesn't require
holding, I hold the device with one hand and press the
button with a finger on the other hand. I then hold the
device with one hand and pull the bill out of the slot with
the other hand.



I don't know how fast a smart phone is at recognizing a
bill. The stand alone device isn't fast, perhaps requiring
about a second more or less on average per bill. Add to
that the time required not to just hold a bill next to the
device but to actually slide it into a rather tight fitting
slot, and it may take two or more seconds per bill. Also,
you often have to pull the bill out of the machine, change
which side you put in or whether the top or the bottom is
facing the machine, and Then recognize it again. It may
take about four or sometimes five or six seconds to have the
bill recognized.



Then, there is the time orgganizing the money after the bill
is identified. You either slip it into a certain pocket, or
fold it a certain way and slip it into a certain pocket or a
wallet. If a clerk gives me four bills

when I purchase something, I either ask the clerk to tell
me which denominations are which or I put the change in a
pocket I use only for change and organize it at home.



I'm also not sure if my money is private if I use a device
in a public place. If my change contains a ten and a five, I
don't want people to be able to see the bills denominations
as they sit in the machine being recognized. The machine
only hides perhaps one-third or one-half of a bill. I never
go through the slow process of recognizing bills in public.
It's a bad use of time and it may well not be private.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: Mike B. <mailto:mb69mach1@fastmail.com>

Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>


Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Gerald,



You don't need 2 hands with the EyeNote app. The app has
access to the iPhone camera automatically when you open the
app, so you just point the back camera of your iPhone at the
bill and move it around a little bit. It sees the bills
denomination and speaks it.





Stay safe & take care. Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:
"Close Enough!"


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To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>


Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.





I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify
bills with only two hands. It seems to me that one hand
would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand
navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for
the app to identify it. But if both hands are engaged
operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill? It does
not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a
flat surface. This is fine if you are in the privacy of
your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go
or in a store. The IBill can be operated with one hand,
leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for
identification, which would make it more convenient to use
while on the go.



Gerald





On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.
I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from
the App Store.





Stay safe & take care. Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to
say: "Close Enough!"


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From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and
lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the
bill.


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Yeah, Look Out. Outlook came to mind, but I knew that was
not right.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 10:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

I saw an earlier post by Olusegun that mentioned an app for
Android called LookOut by Google . I think that is the
money identifying app for Android.


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

There is something for Android, but I have heard, but forget
what it is called.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb
II
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

If it isn't there's an equivalent on android I'm sure My
androids (both of them) have a better camra than the iPhone
SE, first generation anyway so I wonder if it'd actually be
easier on that platform for that reason? Hmm.
John
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-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

The app is called eye note. Eye is spelled e y e. I am not
sure if it is available on Android, but it is free in the
Apple app store.


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Is iBill in Seeing A I?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it
up a bit, until you hear voice over announce the
denomination of the bill.


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Gerald, would you send the address for the BARD talk list, please? Either send to list or to:

4carolyna@windstream.net.

Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 7:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Oh ok, I’m not on that list and hadn’t heard that termb before you.

It was just a guess on my part as to what it stood for.

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.





Just call your network library and request a new currency identifier. When you receive it, you can return the defective one in the shipping carton just like you would return a defective DTB player by reversing the address card in the transparent sleeve. in terms DTB playerand DTBM are routinely used on the BARD Talk list to refer to the digital talking book player or machine.



Gerald





On 8/21/2021 4:34 PM, James Bentley wrote:

What happens if I got one around 6 years ago and it quit working?



James B



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.





It's very simple. If you are a registered NLS patron regardless of whether or not you are registered with BARD, all you have to do is call your network library and request a currency identifier. It is not necessary to fill out any forms. Like the DTB player, they will send you one which you can keep as long as you need it.



Gerald





On 8/21/2021 3:52 PM, Gene wrote:

I didn’t look to see what the ;procedure is if you are a member of Bard. Are there instructions of what to do in that case?



Perhaps before proceeding further, you shoulde contact hyour library.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:36 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Yeah but I have BARD, so I don’t have to have someone else sing it, from what I read.

John





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Also, on this page where you download the form, the following is stated:

https://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderform.html

The application must be filled out completely, signed by a competent authority who can certify eligibility, and returned to the mailing address provided on the form.



Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:31 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



Text on the page says the following:

Applications, available in English and in Spanish, can be downloaded here.



That, along with no fields that can be filled out by a screen-reader strongly implies that you are supposed to print it and return It by mail.



Gene

-----Original Message

From: John Holcomb II <mailto:jhii926@gmail.com>

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:24 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



How does a blind person fil this out?

When I hit enter on the form it opens a PDS in edge. There are no edit fields, as Edge is a reader only I assume.

Thanks,

John



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> > On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.



John:



Here is the link to order the free money reader from the Dept. of the treasury.



https://www.moneyfactory.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html


Re: Question about money reader.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Where is the iNote app on the iPhone? Is it something I need
to download from the App Store?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 6:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

Carolyn:

Actually, I find the eye note app on the iPhone much more
efficient than the eye bill.
It also tells you whether you are looking at the front or
back of the bill.
You just open the app and hold the phone about six inches
above the bill and that is it.


Accessing a private video from things I signed up to receive?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I signed up to receive special email messages, sometimes links to videos on certain topics. When I try to play one of these presentations, I see that this video is private. Is there a way to access it, since I subscribed to this info?

Thanks,


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Re: Question about money reader.

James Bentley
 

Gene, I think that Gerald was only refering to trying to hold the phone and operate it with one hand while the other hand deals with the bills.

 

On several occasions, I have had clerks say something like you don’t trust me because I checked the money that they gave back to me.  I always answer, don’t you also look at all bills that people give to you.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Also, on what basis are you assuming you use only one hand to operate the money identifier, that is the stand alone device?  You hold the device with one hand and slide the bill into the slot with the other.  I don’t use the unnatural holding of the device with one hand to then press the button.  Since the bill is in a slot and doesn’t require holding, I hold the device with one hand and press the button with a finger on the other hand.  I then hold the device with one hand and pull the bill out of the slot with the other hand. 

 

I don’t know how fast a smart phone is at recognizing a bill.  The stand alone device isn’t fast, perhaps requiring about a second more or less on average per bill.  Add to that the time required not to just hold a bill next to the device but to actually slide it into a rather tight fitting slot, and it may take two or more seconds per bill.  Also, you often have to pull the bill out of the machine, change which side you put in or whether the top or the bottom is facing the machine, and Then recognize it again.  It may take about four or sometimes five or six seconds to have the bill recognized. 

 

Then, there is the time orgganizing the money after the bill is identified.  You either slip it into a certain pocket, or fold it a certain way and slip it into a certain pocket or a wallet.  If a clerk gives me four bills

when I purchase something, I either ask  the clerk to tell me which denominations are which or I put the change in a pocket I use only for change and organize it at home. 

 

I’m also not sure if my money is private if I use a device in a public place. If my change contains a ten and a five, I don’t want people to be able to see the bills denominations as they sit in the machine being recognized.  The machine only hides perhaps one-third or one-half of a bill.  I never go through the slow process of recognizing bills in public.  It’s a bad use of time and it may well not be private. 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

From: Mike B.

Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:22 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

Gerald,

 

You don't need 2 hands with the EyeNote app.  The app has access to the iPhone camera automatically when you open the app, so you just point the back camera of your iPhone at the bill and move it around a little bit.  It sees the bills denomination and speaks it.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

 

I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify bills with only two hands.  It seems to me that one hand would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for the app to identify it.  But if both hands are engaged operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill?  It does not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a flat surface.  This is fine if you are in the privacy of your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go or in a store.  The IBill can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for identification, which would make it  more convenient to use while on the go.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.











Re: Question about money reader.

James Bentley
 

Gerald, Mike is correct.  You just wave the bills in front of the camera one after the other.

 

I find using the phone better than nothing but there is zero privacy.  And it can be a handfull, no, two handfulls if you are trying to straighten up wrinkled bills and keep up with the cash and phone and hope that some jerk doesn’t snatch both the money and phone.

 

For me, the phone is a last option.  And, I always try to read and arrange my cash before I go out.  I like debit cards better.

 

Regards,

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 6:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

 

I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify bills with only two hands.  It seems to me that one hand would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for the app to identify it.  But if both hands are engaged operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill?  It does not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a flat surface.  This is fine if you are in the privacy of your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go or in a store.  The IBill can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for identification, which would make it  more convenient to use while on the go.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.











Re: Question about money reader.

Gene
 

Also, on what basis are you assuming you use only one hand to operate the money identifier, that is the stand alone device?  You hold the device with one hand and slide the bill into the slot with the other.  I don’t use the unnatural holding of the device with one hand to then press the button.  Since the bill is in a slot and doesn’t require holding, I hold the device with one hand and press the button with a finger on the other hand.  I then hold the device with one hand and pull the bill out of the slot with the other hand. 
 
I don’t know how fast a smart phone is at recognizing a bill.  The stand alone device isn’t fast, perhaps requiring about a second more or less on average per bill.  Add to that the time required not to just hold a bill next to the device but to actually slide it into a rather tight fitting slot, and it may take two or more seconds per bill.  Also, you often have to pull the bill out of the machine, change which side you put in or whether the top or the bottom is facing the machine, and Then recognize it again.  It may take about four or sometimes five or six seconds to have the bill recognized. 
 
Then, there is the time orgganizing the money after the bill is identified.  You either slip it into a certain pocket, or fold it a certain way and slip it into a certain pocket or a wallet.  If a clerk gives me four bills
when I purchase something, I either ask  the clerk to tell me which denominations are which or I put the change in a pocket I use only for change and organize it at home. 
 
I’m also not sure if my money is private if I use a device in a public place. If my change contains a ten and a five, I don’t want people to be able to see the bills denominations as they sit in the machine being recognized.  The machine only hides perhaps one-third or one-half of a bill.  I never go through the slow process of recognizing bills in public.  It’s a bad use of time and it may well not be private. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.
 
Gerald,
 
You don't need 2 hands with the EyeNote app.  The app has access to the iPhone camera automatically when you open the app, so you just point the back camera of your iPhone at the bill and move it around a little bit.  It sees the bills denomination and speaks it.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.
 

 

I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify bills with only two hands.  It seems to me that one hand would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for the app to identify it.  But if both hands are engaged operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill?  It does not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a flat surface.  This is fine if you are in the privacy of your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go or in a store.  The IBill can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for identification, which would make it  more convenient to use while on the go.


Gerald



On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.
 
What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.












Re: Question about money reader.

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Gerald,
 
You don't need 2 hands with the EyeNote app.  The app has access to the iPhone camera automatically when you open the app, so you just point the back camera of your iPhone at the bill and move it around a little bit.  It sees the bills denomination and speaks it.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.


I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify bills with only two hands.  It seems to me that one hand would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for the app to identify it.  But if both hands are engaged operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill?  It does not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a flat surface.  This is fine if you are in the privacy of your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go or in a store.  The IBill can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for identification, which would make it  more convenient to use while on the go.


Gerald



On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.












Re: Question about money reader.

chris judge
 

You don’t need two hands to operate a smart phone.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: August 22, 2021 8:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

 

I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify bills with only two hands.  It seems to me that one hand would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for the app to identify it.  But if both hands are engaged operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill?  It does not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a flat surface.  This is fine if you are in the privacy of your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go or in a store.  The IBill can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for identification, which would make it  more convenient to use while on the go.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

 

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.











Re: Question about money reader.

Gerald Levy
 


I don't understand how a smart phone can be used to identify bills with only two hands.  It seems to me that one hand would be needed to hold the phone, while the other hand navigates the touchscreen to take a picture of the bill for the app to identify it.  But if both hands are engaged operating the phone, then how do you hold the bill?  It does not seem physically possible, unless you place the bill on a flat surface.  This is fine if you are in the privacy of your home, but is not very practical when you are on the go or in a store.  The IBill can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to insert the bill for identification, which would make it  more convenient to use while on the go.


Gerald



On 8/21/2021 9:45 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Holly is talking about the iNote app on the iPhone.  I forget if it comes with the iPhone or if it's free from the App Store.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

What ap is this?
Thanks,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 8:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about money reader.

John:

Well, I just put the camera on top of the bill and lift it up a bit, until
you hear voice over announce the denomination of the bill.











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