Orbit Research introduces the Graphiti Plus interactive tactile graphic and braille display

The interactive tactile graphic and braille display Graphiti Plus

The revolutionary real-time tactile display for the blind enables a seamless graphics and text experience

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, March 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Orbit Research today announced the launch of the Graphiti Plus™ interactive tactile graphic and braille display at the 37th Annual CSUN Conference on Technology for People with Disabilities . The Graphiti Plus is the first and only product in the world to combine interactive, real-time updatable, multi-level tactile graphics and braille in a single device. Combining Orbit’s unique multi-stage Tactuator™ graphics actuator technology, signage-grade TrueBraille™ cells, and a touch surface, the Graphiti Plus enables people with visual impairments to experience graphics and text together seamlessly and intuitively in a single device for the first time.

“When we launched Graphiti in 2020, it set the bar for interactive, updatable tactile graphics by allowing blind users to experience and interact with graphics and visual events live and in three dimensions. Graphiti enabled users to create topographical maps and others to experience graphic elements such as shading and color represented as pens of different heights. Its touch surface allowed users to draw with their fingers on the tactile display, enabling true interactivity. The groundbreaking Tactuator technology allowed users to use their fingers and Having hands on the display while the image is changing, offering the unique and unprecedented ability to watch content changes as they update, allowing them to truly experience real-time animation and dynamic graphics. The Graphiti Plus now sets the bar forever Safe and seamless access to all digital media – providing real-time updatable graphics and text in Braille. Its ability to display graphics and braille text at the highest quality while allowing direct touch interaction with any digital content offers limitless possibilities. Students now have instant and direct access to text and graphic books and other educational materials such as computer simulations and CAD without the need for any special preparation,” said Dr. Gina Spagnoli, Founder of Orbit Research. “This really opens up the game for students and professionals alike by providing an integrated device to create and consume digital content that contains both text and graphics. Equally important, it also makes everyday activities and entertainment easier and more enjoyable. Popular social media apps and rich web content can now be experienced the way they were intended. The Graphiti Plus enables inclusive education and workplaces and enables seamless collaboration,” she added.

The Graphiti Plus has 2400 pens arranged in forty rows and sixty columns to display graphics and an array of forty braille cells. A high-quality Perkins-style braille keyboard and cursor-routing keys allow for easy and fast braille text entry and editing. Its HDMI input offers a seamless connection to any device that has a video output, without the need for special software or drivers. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB. Touch functionality allows users to point to any text on the graphic display and instantly translate it to Braille on the TrueBraille™ display. This enables entirely new paradigms for reading and creating content.

The Graphiti Plus can be used standalone or connected to a computer, mobile device, or other graphic and text source. In standalone mode, it is a fully self-contained content creation and consumption solution. It includes a powerful Linux computing platform and onboard apps. It comes with a braille and graphic file reader and editor supporting many popular formats, and can also create and display graphic files with embedded braille labels that are touch-activated while the user explores the image. Other onboard apps include a calculator, clock with alarm, and braille translator supporting over forty languages. Its open and extensible Linux computing platform is future-proof and allows third-party developers to create new applications for the platform.

When connected to a computer or smartphone, the Graphiti Plus leverages the rich screen reader ecosystem developed for the Orbit Reader family of braille displays to provide instant access to Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, Chrome OS and , Fire OS and Linux systems. Integration with all major platforms means users have countless ways to interact with their favorite apps and software. For the first time in history, a blind student can connect a tactile monitor to instruments such as microscopes, telescopes or video cameras to display dynamic content in real time.

The touch interface allows users to control their computer or mobile device like a touchscreen device. Users can create graphics by simply drawing with their finger and create text by typing on the Perkins-style braille keyboard.

Following the transformative change that the Graphiti brought about, the Graphiti Plus now opens up even more possibilities by offering an integrated device for inclusive education, professional use for creating and consuming digital content, and everyday activities and entertainment – powered by social media -Apps, viewing pictures and videos.

Orbit Research is now accepting orders for the Graphiti Plus. Visit www.orbitresearch.com/product/graphiti-plus for more information and to place orders.

About Orbit Research:
Orbit Research develops and manufactures innovative and affordable products that enable blind and partially sighted people to live independently. Founded with a mission to address urgent needs for affordable assistive technology products, the company has introduced breakthrough products such as the Orion family of accessible scientific and graphing calculators, the iBill talking bill identifier, and the Orbit Reader family of updatable braille displays that empower the state define -of-the-art in features, functionality, comfort and affordability. Visit www.orbitresearch.com for more information.

Carla Morris
Orbit Research LLC
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