Re: Pearl camera

Richard Turner <richardturner42@...>

i've been an Openbook user since it started, and I joined the private beta team about 11 years ago. There hasn't been any beta activity in several years. It also stopped working on my Windows 10 machine and they have no idea why, uninstalling and reinstalling did not help.
I cannot recommend OpenBook any longer as I see no evidence that they are doing squat with it.
It seems to me they are putting all their eggs in the Convenient OCR basket.

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On Dec 8, 2017, at 12:48 PM, Marianne Denning <marianne@...> wrote:

There are route reasons why you might choose open book. I have Kurzweil 1000. But I like the idea of just being able to take a picture quickly and read it inside of jaws. That is why I purchased it. I asked them about open book and there are no plans to discontinue that product.

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On Dec 8, 2017, at 2:38 PM, Aidan <aidan.smarttalk@...> wrote:

Well, I don't see how openbook can go away yet, as they would have to
take all features and move them to jaws before they can discontinue,
and I don't see that happen.

On 08/12/2017, Marianne Denning <marianne@...> wrote:
Yes, the Pearl camera works with JAWS 2018. I ordered one yesterday. I
received an email and I also had a JAWS notice. That is why it is on sale
for $295.00 right now. I tried to enter the code but it didn't work so I
called VFO and ordered it. Hopefully, it will come soon.

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 9:22 AM, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:

The Email I received offering the Pearl for $295 was for all Jaws 2018
2018 fusion customers and said the pearl would work with Jaws 2018. I see
it that FS has incorporated part of Open Book into Jaws 2018 and Open
is on its way out.  Of course Open Book hasn't been updated for years.

On 12/8/2017 8:19 AM, Dave... wrote:

Not that I've heard.
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----- Original Message -----
*From:* john.falter <mailto:john.falter@...>
*To:* <>
*Sent:* Thursday, December 07, 2017 20:34
*Subject:* Re: Pearl camera

Isn't the Pearl camera supposed to work with the latest JAWS OCR?
On 12/7/2017 9:51 PM, Dave... wrote:

From my experience, the Pearl camera only works with Openbook. It
cannot be used with other scanning applications. If anyone knows
let me

Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H"<lmddh50@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:24
Subject: Pearl camera

Anyone got any experience with using the Pearl Camera versus a flat bed
scanner for use with Jaws 2018?  Just got the notice that the Pearl
camera is on sale for users of Jaws 2018.  Is the Pearl easier to use?
Does it produce better scanning results over a flat bed scanner?

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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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