Audiobook in Milan

A practical way to facilitate the reading

The audiobooks in Milan allow to give voice to a written text through a scanner device. They are systems for the prolonged reading or with very long texts.
Audiobook is available in two versions

  • A base version that includes the function of digital books Telebook, of the train timetable, the phone book, the encyclopaedic dictionary and CD/MP3 player

Technical features

  • Quick scan and identification: about 3 page/minute
  • Volume regulation and reading speed
  • Headphone jack
  • Reading and writing on CD of text files and MP3
  • Vocal synthesis Loquendo Actor with a male voice Roberto or Luca or female Paola or Giulia, on demand, male or female multilingual version (English, French, German, Spanish)
  • Braille terminal support (Lilli and MB408L/S)
  • Net supply220 V and battery supply with an autonomy of about two hours
  • Dimensions: 29 (L) X 41 (P) X 6 (H) cm
  • Weight: about 4 kg

Personal Computer

  • Operative system Windows XP Home
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 60 GB Hard Disk
  • Celeron microprocessor
  • Two USB accesses type 2
  • A slot PCMCIA
  • Modem 56K
  • Net card 10/100 Mb/s
  • VGA outgoing 
  • DVD+R Dual Layer reader/burner

Base audiobook


Audiobook is an autonomous reading device, with reduced dimensions that premits the reading of the printed texts through a very natural synthesized voice. It can be used by someone who doesn’t know much of information technology, but also by the people who are expert in the use of the PC.

It is sufficient to put the text that you have to read, on the glass base on the top of the device and give the start to the identification with the pressure on a button, as making a photocopy. After few seconds the text is traduced into a voice and it can be heard through the loudspeakers or the earphone.
Audiobook is able to read books as well as newspapers, magazines, letters, invoices… if there are pictures, these are automatically eliminated and the text is correctly read even if there are columns, independently from the horizontal or vertical orientation of the pages that are placed on the glass base and recognizing any kind of printing character, even if they are smaller than a millimetre. All the read pages are automatically enumerated and memorized in the device, but they can also be later cancelled.
Using the texts of the supplied numeric keypad, you can read a page, a line, a word or even a character in turn, but also reheard the pages that have been read before. There is lastly a help modality that illustrates the functions associated to the different buttons. Connecting the Audiobook with a PC monitor, the read text will be visualized, with the possibility to change both the enlargement and the colours. It is also possible to modify the read texts in MP3 file and reverse them on a CD or directly on a pocket MP3 player.
Adhering to the Telebook of the Cavazza in Bologna Institute, it is possible to have memorized in the Audiobook more than 5.000 books of various kind, immediately available for the reading. Not only: through internet you can take and successively read the last editions of several newspapers and magazines, and the last-minute update of the printing agencies. For unloading the newspapers from internet, for the people who haven’t got the ADSL, it is sufficient to connect the device to any phone socket by a specific adaptor without subscribing to any subscription. Audiobook has also in it an audio reader that allows to listen to the present pieces on the CD, also in MP3 and Daisy format. Differently from a common player, here the vocal synthesis reads everything that usually appears on the display of the player. Another important feature of the Audiobook is the possibility to use it as a normal PC, already equipped with a reading program with a vocal synthesis Actor.
Audiobook is extremely practical in its use. It works with electrical current or battery, it only needs few seconds to switch on and it can be easily transported thanks to the supplied bag. On request various accessories are available that have been specifically developed, such as a speaking keyboard, like the one of a really typewriter in order to have the possibility to write or print some texts in black or in Braille and even photocopies!
The multifunctional version of the device is available as an option, that also allows to consult the phone book of the entire Italy, the train timetable, a personal address book, an encyclopaedic dictionary and the Wikipedia encyclopaedia. It also allows to duplicate CDs, to record in the interior memory of the device, the pieces that are present on CD or on MP3 players, in order to listen to them again and even to create for yourself your personal CD with your favourite songs.

Multifunction Audiobook – Audio-player – Video-enlarger


Audiobook is an autonomous system that carries out the reading of printed texts through a very natural voice.
It is sufficient to put the text that you have to read, on the glass base on the top of the device and give the start to the identification pressing a button. After few seconds the text is traduced into voice and it can be heard through the loudspeakers or the earphone.
Audiobook is able to read books as well as newspapers, magazines, letters, invoices… The pictures are automatically eliminated and the text is correctly read also if there are more than one column, recognizing any kind of printing character. All the read pages are automatically enumerated and memorized in the device, but they can also be later cancelled.
Using the texts of the supplied numeric keypad, you can read a page, a line, a word or even a character in turn. There is also a help modality that illustrates by voice the functions that are associated to the different buttons. It is also possible to modify the read texts in MP3 file and reverse them on a CD or directly on a pocket MP3 player.
Connecting the Audiobook with a PC monitor, the read text will be visualized, with the possibility to change both the enlargement and the colours.
Adhering to the Telebook of the Cavazza in Bologna Institute, it is possible to have already memorized in the Audiobook more than 5.000 books of various kind, immediately available for the reading. Not only: through internet you can take and successively read the last editions of several newspapers and magazines, and the last-minute update of the printing agencies. For unloading the newspapers from internet, for the people who haven’t got the ADSL, it is sufficient to connect the device to any phone socket by a specific adaptor without subscribing to any subscription.
But Multifuncton Audiobook has got other important features. It allows to consult the phone books of the entire Italy, the train timetable, a personal phone book, an encyclopaedic dictionary and the encyclopaedia Wikipedia. By the function “phone book” it is possible to find the telephone number or the address of any subscriber in Italy, or find the name starting from the phone number. The research can be done on the last phone books but even on the ones that appeared before the privacy law, so you can find the numbers even if they have changed. By the function “train timetable”, it is possible to know the train times starting or arriving in any Italian station, automatically updated as soon as they are changed. By the function “address book” you can open your personal phone book, that can be synchronized with the mobile one. Both from the phone book or from the personal address book it is possible to make a call from the home phone, directly, without pushing any number. By the function “encyclopaedic dictionary” you can do the research among more than 200.000 words, while the encyclopaedia Wikipedia contains more than 1.000.000 words. For the lovers of music, Audiobook puts at your disposal an audio player that is managed through the vocal synthesis that allows to listen to the songs that are on the CD, in MP3 and Daisy format too. It is also possible to create a song personal archive. The music pieces are recorded in the interior memory of the device, you can in this way memorize more than 1.000 CD! But you can also copy the CDs or create a CD that contains your favourite songs or transfer these last ones on a MP3 player. Audiobook is extremely practical for the use: it works with electrical current or battery, it only needs few seconds to switch on and it can be easily transported thanks to the supplied bag. On demand various accessories are available that have been specifically developed, for instance a speaking keyboard, like the one of a typewriter in order to have the possibility to write or print some texts in black or in Braille and even photocopies!
Another important feature of the Audiobook is also the possibility to use it as a normal PC, already equipped with the screen exploration program with the vocal synthesis Actor.
There is also a Base version of the Audiobook that keeps all the other features, but it doesn’t include the “phone books”, the train timetable, the encyclopaedic dictionary and the encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the address book and the audio recorder.

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