cost of open book


Jeffrey Schwartz
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Carlos
 

LOL I seriously doubt OpenBook was ever $150.

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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

It was originally many years ago a price of 1500.00

Thus the price has came down so how about that

 

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LOL I seriously doubt OpenBook was ever $150.

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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Gerald Levy
 

 
Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.
 
Gerald
 
 
 

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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Blackwell, Clifford
 

The $150 price is an upgrade price from an earlier version.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:41 PM
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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Gerald Levy
 

 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 

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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Jeffrey Schwartz
 

I think I’ll wait for the new version of Jaws.  They claim that they can do ocr from a scanner or camera.

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 PM
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Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

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Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

I'll just use my phone with knfb reader to scan stuff. much more affordable.



On 9/12/2017 3:53 PM, george b wrote:

It was originally many years ago a price of 1500.00

Thus the price has came down so how about that

 

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LOL I seriously doubt OpenBook was ever $150.

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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.



On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
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Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

knfb reader with my phone works good. But I plan on getting a new phone nex year with a better camera maybe a 12mp or 13mp camera. It may give better OCR results. the moto e 4th gen plus with android 7.1 or maybe a moto g latest gen phone I think will due fine for me. with all the books out on the blio accessible ebooks website, bookshare and nls bard I don't do a whole lot of scanning these days.



On 9/12/2017 4:05 PM, Jeffrey Schwartz wrote:

I think I’ll wait for the new version of Jaws.  They claim that they can do ocr from a scanner or camera.

Jeff

 

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Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 PM
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Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

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Pamela Dominguez
 

That’s still expensive for an upgrade.  The cost of upgrading kuezweil is $125, if my memory serves; and you don’t have to pay more if you miss upgrades.  Pam.
 

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Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
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Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

The new version of Jaws looks great.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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I think I’ll wait for the new version of Jaws.  They claim that they can do ocr from a scanner or camera.

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 PM
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Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Pamela Dominguez
 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

I get very good scanned results with my phone. I position the camera until I get a nearly perfect field of view report then take the picture.



On 9/12/2017 4:41 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
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Carlos
 


Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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Carlos
 


Part of the problem may also be your camera.  Feature phones often have less advanced/lower quality cameras than the ones included in most smart phones.

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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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Jeffrey Schwartz
 

 

I had the first KNFBdevice when I was working.  I found it to be virtually useless, even for scanning currency.  At that time it cost over two thousand bucks.  I think that Kurzweil is a pioneer.  He invented the first scanner/ocr It was the size of a washing machine and was only found in libraries, but he was the only one to conceptualize such a device for the blind and make one.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 

 

On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

 

If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

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For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff



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Carlos
 


I remember being one of the first to be trained on that huge Kurzweil reading machine when we got one at the public library.

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Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:48 PM
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I had the first KNFBdevice when I was working.  I found it to be virtually useless, even for scanning currency.  At that time it cost over two thousand bucks.  I think that Kurzweil is a pioneer.  He invented the first scanner/ocr It was the size of a washing machine and was only found in libraries, but he was the only one to conceptualize such a device for the blind and make one.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.

 

From: Josh Kennedy

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 

 

On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

 

If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:

 

 

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

I had one of the older nokia n86 phones with knfb on it. got it off ebay for maybe $200 or so. That was a good many years ago. I never could get very good results with it either. For some reason the android phones and iPhones seem to work lots better with knfb reader.



On 9/12/2017 5:30 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Yes; that’s what I have.  I don’t have a smart phone; I have the n95, but it has the KNFB mobile reader.  That’s why I bought it.  Otherwise, I would have a much simpler phone.  Pam.
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
Are you using KNFB Reader?  If not, that will make a huge difference.  KNFB Reader is almost considered the gold standard when scanning with a smart phone these days.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 
I don’t find that scanning stuff with my phone works well, most of the time.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.

 


On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

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