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Supernova Reader Magnifier

Combined magnification, speech & Braille for Windows®

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Magnification, speech or Braille - or all three? You choose. Supernova gives people with a visual impairment the freedom to access Windows in the way that suits them best.

Easy to use
Whatever your visual impairment, Supernova allows you to use Windows applications, the Internet and e-mail easily. Supernova intelligently recognizes the text and graphics which make up Windows including dialog boxes, icons, buttons, menus and other controls. From the moment you insert the CD, Supernova speaks through your computer's soundcard and talks you smoothly through the user friendly installation. The computer display is magnified so that you can see small detail more clearly and information is also presented in Braille for users of the many supported Braille devices. Comprehensive online help and interactive audio tutorials ensure that you get up and running quickly and easily.

Surf the 'Net with Supernova
The Dolphin Links Navigator makes sorting through links on a complex web page quick and easy. If you use the mouse, choose one of Dolphin's high visibility mouse pointers. If you prefer the keyboard, you can browse the web without a mouse using Dolphin's Virtual Cursor. Supernova announces graphics labels automatically and reads through frames and tables quickly and accurately. With the Internet Updater, keeping up with Dolphin's latest software updates is as simple as clicking a button.

Intelligence built in
Dolphin software has more built-in intelligence than any other screen access system. This allows Supernova to work automatically with most off-the-shelf Window's applications; it can also be configured to work with complex or proprietary applications. At the office or at home, for business or pleasure, Supernova enables you to work with the latest information technology in the same way as friends and colleagues.

All in one
There is no need to buy a separate screen reader and magnifier. Supernova includes full screen reading in speech and Braille with integrated magnification and works on any of the supported Windows platforms. Supernova meets the needs of both blind and partially sighted computer users. You need install and learn just one piece of software, making Supernova ideal for larger institutions, libraries and businesses.

Network independence
Supernova Reader Magnifier is designed with independent operation in mind. Installed on a network or a server, Supernova can be used from any terminal and can be switched on or off as required, giving the user the freedom to move around a building or campus. With many features to choose from, users can save their preferred settings and retrieve them from wherever they choose to log on. Dolphin offers flexible licensing options and discounts for organizations with more than one Supernova user.

Designed for reliability
Dolphin is proud of its reputation for creating software products of the highest quality. Designed to meet the ever changing needs of today's IT environment, Supernova does not alter either the operating system or application software in any way. This makes it stable and reliable, whether installed on a home PC or business network server. It also ensures that your computer and software will remain compatible with those around you, keeping your lines of communication wide open.


Supernova works on Windows Vista and XP platforms.


  • Text and images are smooth and clear up to 32 times bigger.
  • Control color, contrast and brightness.
  • Choice of high visibility mouse pointers.
  • Smooth scrolling for browsing long documents.
  • Synchronized Document Read highlights each word as spoken.
  • Choice of screen magnification styles: whole screen; split screen; window; lens; auto lens; hooked areas.
  • Set up the screen exactly according to your requirements or swap easily between screen views


  • Easy browsing of Internet web pages and other applications with the Dolphin Virtual Cursor even where there is little or no keyboard access.
  • Internet Updater for fast, automatic updates.
  • Comprehensive online and context sensitive help.
  • Intuitive hotkeys for easy operation.
  • Reads or spells out any text on screen: documents, menus, web pages, e-mails.
  • Reads icons and Internet graphics labels and announces font and style information.
  • Talks as you type, by character, by word or both.
  • Works with any font, including accented characters and symbols.
  • Choice of two software speech synthesizers: Dolphin Orpheus Speech System and Microsoft's MSAPI Speech synthesizer.
  • Orpheus' intelligent pronunciation recognizes similar words by context.
  • Choice of nine Orpheus voices or create your own.
  • Choice of 9 Orpheus languages including: English (US and UK), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish (Latin and Castilian) and Swedish . New languages are being added all the time.
  • Automatically recognizes many other hardware and software synthesizers.


  • Fast and responsive Braille output.
  • Text and graphical information at your fingertips.
  • Choose computer or literary Braille (Grade 1 or Grade 2).
  • Works automatically with a wide range of Braille displays and note takers.
  • Accurate information on formatting, style and physical layout.
  • Intelligently reads ahead so dialog information is conveyed in context.
  • Programmable Braille hotkeys, speed up and facilitate operation.

Supernova comes with a print manual, quick reference cards in print and Braille, audio manual and interactive tutorials on CD. Technical support is available by telephone and e-mail

Professional Edition

Simple, comprehensive and flexible configuration is the secret to Supernova's Professional edition. It can solve IT accessibility issues for a business's staff and customers quickly and cost-effectively. Business software applications, corporate intranets and databases are often designed without consideration for visually impaired users but the flexibility of Supernova Professional means it can be quickly trained to deal with even the most complex applications.

The benefits of Supernova Professional are particularly valuable in the workplace. Employees in fast moving IT environments, such as call centers and banks, can set Supernova to give them exactly the information they want through speech or Braille. Supernova Professional also improves access to web sites, bespoke databases, and to mainframe data and applications through Telnet and terminal emulation software.

Despite the advanced technology involved, configuration is straightforward. This means businesses do not have to pay out vast sums for scripting consultants or computer programmers to write new accessible software. The technology behind Supernova Professional may be complex - but as a result, its operation is easy.

Your System

Supernova Reader Magnifier works with Microsoft Windows Vista and XP and can be installed on wide and local area networks, laptops and home PCs. No special equipment is required.

Minimum system requirements:


  • Processor - Intel® Core 2 Duo™ 2.1Ghz, or Intel® Pentium™ D Processor 925 3.0Ghz, or Intel® Centrino Duo™ Mobile 1.66, or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+, or equivalent or higher.
  • Memory - 1Gb or higher
  • Graphics card - "add in" AGP or PCI Express or PCI card with 256 MB memory or higher.
  • Sound card - "on-board" or "add in".
  • Hard disk - 500 MB of free space, if multiple Text To Speech (TTS) engines are to be installed then more free space will be required
  • Internet connection


  • Processor – Intel P3 750 Mhz or AMD Athlon 750 or higher
  • Memory – 512 MB or higher
  • Graphics card – AGP "add in" card with 8 MB memory or higher (not on board)
  • Sound card – Sound Blaster 1024 or equivalent (not on board)
  • Hard disk – 125 MB of free space
  • Internet connection

For full details of Supernova select this link.

  Supernova Reader Magnifier Standard Single License $1195.00
  Supernova Reader Magnifier Additional  License $795.00
  Supernova Reader Magnifier Upgrade CALL
  Supernova Reader Magnifier Professional Single License $1,495.00



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