Thomas Braille Printer
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Originally named in honor of William A. Thomas, board chairman of
Enabling Technologies, "Tommy" has made a name for itself
for outstanding Braille quality, durability and value.
Perfect for a home office, school, or agency, Thomas includes popular
features as standard equipment--Dynamic Braille Scaling
and graphics in two intensities, normal and high resolution.
Dynamic Braille Scaling allows you to change from Library of
Congress Braille to California sign Braille, Jumbo Braille, standard
Braille with increased line spacing or the smaller Braille often
preferred by our Japanese customers with just one command. Mix the
sizes within a single document. Braille graphics are much in demand
today for maps, mathematics, or just for fun. With Thomas' two
graphics modes, you can make Braille graphics at normal intensity
for large shapes or at high resolution for better detail.
Thomas comes ready to work with your IBM-compatible PC's parallel port,
and has a 9-pin serial port as well. Sixteen menus allow you to
customize your embosser once for every task you need and call all
the settings into action with a few keystrokes. Adjust your Thomas
to make multiple strikes per character for extra-emphasized dots or
to allow for heavier materials. Adjust for 6 or 8-dot Braille, use a
variety of paper sizes, and reprint up to 99 copies of one document
automatically with Multi-Copy.
Available options for Thomas include ET Speaks, our fast
and flexible speech system, and our Single Sheet Tractor Option.
Thomas with ET Speaks Option comes up talking automatically without
even slowing you down. Even while echoing the commands you enter on
the embosser's keypad, ET Speaks can still keep working as the voice
of your DoubleTalk LT-compatible screen reader and play WAV and
other audio files in DOS and Windows. Single Sheet Tractor Option
lets you hand-feed non-tractor paper, like letterhead or other
special media, one sheet at a time.
Price: Thomas $3,495. Thomas with Single Sheet Tractor Option
Thomas with ET Speaks Option $3,395. Thomas with ET Speaks and
Single Sheet Tractor Options $3,595.
Thomas Pro includes single sheet option and ET $3,795.
Shipping and Handling (Pricing is
subject to changes): $120 in the most of the US; Alaska,
Hawaii, and overseas destinations will involve additional shipping..
Thomas Technical Specifications
Speed: 40 characters per second.
Width: 40 characters with Library of Congress spacing.
Width: Adjustable. 1.5 to 15 inches (3.8 to 38.1 cm).
Length: Selectable. 3 to 14 inches (7.6 to 35.6 cm).
Continuous tractor feed paper.
Weight: Variable. Standard computer paper through heavy index-type
24.63 inches (62.6 cm).
11.5 inches (29.2 cm). Height: 8.63 inches (21.9 cm).
51 pounds (23.2 kg).
Style: Desktop. Sound Level: 68 DBA, although sound level may vary
with ambient conditions.
Temperature: Operating: 35 F to 110 F (2 C to 43
C). Storage: Minus 55 F to 175 F (-48 C to 80 C).
Humidity: Operating or Storage: 10% to 95%
Shock: 3 foot drop (approximately 5G).
Voltage: User Switchable. 105-125 VAC or 210-250 VAC.
2.0 Amperes (105-125 VAC) or 1.0 Amperes (210-250 VAC).
120 watts average (6.0 watts in low power mode).
(Port 1) Centronics Compatible Parallel.
2) Asynchronous Serial, EIA RS-232D, DTE.
3--Optional) ET Speaks, Serial.
After three minutes of inactivity, Thomas
automatically enters a special low power consumption mode to save
energy. As an ENERGY STARŪ partner,
Enabling Technologies has determined that this product meets the ENERGY
for energy efficiency.
ET Speaks. Single Sheet Tractor Option.