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DISCONTINUED. VERIFIED 7/2012. REPLACED BY THE DYNAVOX VMAX+. RETAINED IN DATABASE FOR REFERENCE. The DynaVox Vmax is a direct selection or scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with speech, language, and learning disabilities. This speech generating device can be used for day-to-day communication and real-time communication in person, via text message or e-mail, and by phone. The device also supports language and literacy development. The device is available as a dedicated communication device or in an open configuration that provides the user access to all areas of the fully-functioning Windows-based computer. Users can access the device via direct selection, scanning, joystick, audio touch, mouse pause and head-trackers, Morse Code, and eye-gaze. InterAACT, the built-in language framework provides distinctive vocabularies for users of differing ages, physical and cognitive abilities, and levels of independence. E-mail and text messaging features are built into the communication software, while the open version of the device provides users with access to Windows-based software applications and the Internet. Onscreen keyboards and mouse controls enable those with physical disabilities to access Window-based applications in addition to the communication software. The onboard environmental control unit allows users to control common household appliances such as TVs and DVD players, as well as X-10 controllers. An integrated eBook reader allows users to download books from sites such as Bookshare.org and read them on the device. Two front-mounted, full-range speakers ensure that messages are delivered crisply and clearly. The 80-gigabyte (GB) hard drive enables users to store pictures, and MP3 and video files. This device features two USB ports, a CompactFlash card slot, an Ethernet port, two external switch jacks, an external speaker (headphone) jack and a microphone jack. Other standard features include one USB keyboard with two-port hub, one USB mouse, a one-gigabyte (GB) flash drive, carrying handle and shoulder strap, Quick Start Guide, Page Editing Software (on 2 CDs), CDs containing Training Materials, User Content and Upgrade Files, DynaVox Series 5 Software with InterAACT, DynaSyms Symbols, Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), AT&T Natural voices, Acapela HQ voices, Microsoft Voices and VeriVox Voices, Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro, a stylus pen, and a DynaVox e-mail account. POWER: Uses the rechargeable lithium-ion battery or power adapter (included). OPTIONS: DynaVox EyeMax (see separate listing), transportation carrying case, accessible carrying case, AccessIT, PhoneIT, various computer accessories, headmouse/headtracker, DECtalk, and screen resolution upgrade from 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 12.5 x 10 x 3 inches. WEIGHT: 6 pounds, 14 ounces. COLOR: Silver, pink, blue, green, or black. WARRANTY: 1 year all-inclusive, with up to four additional years available.
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