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New Generation Victor Reader Stream, version 4.2 upgrade available!

Are you the proud owner of a New Generation Victor Reader Stream?

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Victor Reader Stream New Generation

On September 5, 2013, HumanWare, the product’s manufacturer, announced the latest software upgrade, version 4.2, for the popular new generation Victor Reader Stream portable digital talking book player.

The software update offers  enriched media choices for avid Stream users, from important sources like the National Federation of the Blind (NFB-Newsline) and Bookshare®, as well as support for Microsoft® Windows Media®.

NFB-NEWSLINE®, a service of the National Federation of the Blind, offers 327 national and local newspapers and 40 magazines to its more than 100,000 users. Stream owners can enter their account information directly on the Stream and begin receiving their favorite newspapers and magazines wirelessly without a PC or telephone. Stream automatically synchronizes with NFB-NEWSLINE and maintains the same issues of publications that are found on the server, which usually includes today’s edition, yesterday’s edition and the previous Sunday edition for newspapers and the latest 2 editions for magazines.

Bookshare® has more than 200,000 books available for its 260,000 members, and the Stream will now be able to search the entire Bookshare online library, provide wireless book downloads, and automatically unpack and decrypt downloads using the member’s account credentials.

Version 4.2 is a free download for Stream customers, and can be installed automatically over a wireless connection, downloaded from HumanWare’s web site or installed by using the free HumanWare Companion PC software application.

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Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. Offers Smarter, Smaller & Wireless Multi-Media Library for the Visually Impaired

With devices like the iPad and Kindle Fire all the rave these days it seems only fair that the visually impaired should have access to an all inclusive media library in their pockets as well. Offering cutting edge technology for both the visually impaired and deaf populous for more than 13-years, industry powerhouse Florida Reading & Vision Technology Inc. is proud to offer a new product that meets the demands of today’s mainstream technology.

“Offering products that are complimentary to what’s trending in the mainstream is key,” states Lesa Kretschmer, President of Florida Reading and Vision Technology Inc. “People who suffer from vision loss also desire cutting edge, multi-faceted technology – they just seek devices that go the extra mile to adequately address their needs.”

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Florida Reading & Vision Technology Inc. add Victor Reader Stream to product line

The new and improved Victor Reader Stream (New Generation), manufactured by Humanware, does just that. This popular media player for people who are blind or visually impaired is sleeker and 28% smaller than its 2007 predecessor.

Despite its smaller size, the Victor Reader Stream (New Generation) manages to offer louder speakers, improved text-to-speech from Acapela, improved recording capabilities, faster USB transfers, and 32-gigabyte capacity SD cards, plus it easily connects to flash drives. And it offers the Softpak features of full stereo recordings, EPUB2 unprotected books, DOCX support, MP4 and iTunes M4A files, plus a built-in clock.

“Florida Reading & Vision Technology Inc. was founded on the principle of providing greater independence for those with vision and hearing loss,” states Kretschmer. “The wireless capabilities of the new Victor Reader Stream opens doors so that the visually impaired can also have access to the latest novels, magazines and music and right in the palm of their hands.”

The Victor Reader Stream (New Generation) is now available at the Florida Reading and Vision Technology Center located at 650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 or by ordering online at For more information please call 954-525-5311.

About Florida Reading & Vision Technology Inc.

According to the World Health Organization there are approximately 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind. Florida Reading & Vision Technology, Inc. (FRAVTI) is committed to offering safe and dependable products to those seeking greater independence. Founded in 2000 by Lesa Kretschmer, Fort Lauderdale, Florida based FRAVTI offers more than 800 products and tools that help those who are blind or visually impaired meet the needs of the broader public.

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