Victor Reader Stratus: the simplest and most user-friendly DAISY player
HumanWare is pleased to introduce the Victor Reader Stratus, an exciting newer family of desktop DAISY CD players that replaces the popular Victor Reader ClassicX line.
The Stratus is the evolution of HumanWare’s 13 years experience developing simple, easy-to-use audio book players. Compared to its predecessor, the VR ClassicX, the VR Stratus comes with a newer-look enclosure that is smaller and lighter on the outside yet smarter and better sounding on the inside.
“The Stratus continues to be the simplest and most user-friendly digital book player on the market but now with more choices than ever,” says Gerry Chevalier, Victor Reader Brand Manager. “The basic Stratus model plays only CDs but there is also an advanced multimedia model that will also play SD cards, USB flash drives, and it includes Acapela text-to-speech.”
“And that’s not all,” says Chevalier. “We have given the Stratus a smart new look, improved the quality of the audio, improved the battery system, added a talking clock, and now every Stratus can play data DVDs in addition to CDs.”
All Stratus models feature large, tactile, high-contrast keys, a built-in speaker or headphone, and self-voicing controls. You can take Stratus anywhere with its comfortable carrying handle and rechargeable and replaceable battery. Do you like to go to bed with your favorite book? The Stratus Sleep Timer lets you specify how long Stratus should play before it shuts off.
Choose a basic 4-arrow keypad or the advanced 12-key telephone style number for navigation in highly structured books. A removable keypad cover is also available. It hides all but the most essential keys to simulate a traditional cassette player.
With Victor Reader Stratus, HumanWare once again brings unparalleled access to DAISY books, recorded commercial books, music, and computer documents. Whether you are young or young at heart, whether your reading needs are simple or complex, whether you are at work, school, or at home, there is a Victor Reader Stratus that will fit your needs.
Size: 8.7” x 8.5” x 1.9”
Weight: 2.1 lbs. with battery
DAISY formats supported: 2.0 and 2.0.2, ANSI/NISO Z39.86 2002/2005 (DAISY 3)
Rechargeable Li-Polymer battery
Recharging time: 4 hours
Operating time: 10 hours for continuous play of DAISY MP3 books
Coding algorithms: AAC, AMR-WB+, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, WAV
Firmware upgrade via CD or SD/USB (some models)