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MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.1


Congratulations to all MagniLink ChromeViewer users!
– Software further enhanced


To improve everyday life for anyone using a MagniLink video magnifier with a Chromebook, we have now updated our software MagniLink ChromeViewer. The new version 4.1 has some additional smart features that we present below.

 

 

 

Student using MagniLink ChromeViewer software on her Chromebook.


View multiple images simultaneously

A new, very useful feature is that MagniLink ChromeViewer can display image simultaneously from multiple connected MagniLink camera systems if desired. As a user, you can easily split the image in different ways in the software so that the camera images are displayed simultaneously on the screen, e.g. image from a distance camera and a reading camera. For example this can be very practical for a student in the classroom who wants to be able to see (using the distance camera) what the teacher is doing in front of the board, and at the same time see (using the reading camera) an enlarged image from the school book.
 

Two pictures showing a student in the classroom using MagniLink software to display a picture from a distance and close-up camera on the screen at the same time.


Support for mothorized cameras in the MagniLink AIR family

If you use motorized cameras from our latest product family MagniLink AIR, you can control the cameras directly from the software via icons, via the keyboard or by dragging the mouse pointer in the camera image. You can also save up to three different camera positions which for example facilitates for a student who quickly needs to switch between different camera positions. Then the student can e.g. easily go, with just a push of at button, from seeing the teacher at the board to another saved camera position e.g. looking at the door when someone enters the classroom.
 

Option – improved OCR/TTS-function

The TTS option makes it possible to OCR process text from a picture taken with the connected MagniLink camera and have it read aloud. This gives a more relaxed reading, increased reading speed as well as reading endurance. The OCR processed text can be displayed in several different picture view modes synchronized with the speech and it is possible to enlarge and navigate in the OCR-picture. ChromeViewer 4.1 has a new Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine with support for up to 25 languages and also improved OCR processing.
 

Image showing OCR-processed text in ChormeViewer. There are different picture view modes such as word, line or text and this is where the entire text is displayed.

 

Fantastic notepad

Even if it´s not a novelty, we also want to emphasize the very useful notepad tool in ChromeViewer that provides possibility to draw, write, enlarge and pan in the image. You can easily choose to navigate between different images and there are several different functions for inserting text, drawing and writing with a ”regular” pen or highlighter in different colors and sizes. You can also save and open the image with your notes. The tool is, for example, excellent for marking in texts or filling in forms or exams that then easily can be saved or forwarded.

 

Image of the notepad in ChromeViewer where you have selected text with a yellow highlighter and filled in text in the document.

 

Free update for existing users

MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.1 is a free update for those who already use MagniLink ChromeViewer and is automatically updated for these users. New users will find the software in the Chrome Web Store where it can be downloaded.

 

Read more about MagniLink ChromeViewer

 

Product compatibility for MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.1
 

  • MagniLink S and MagniLink Pro units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Zip and MagniLink Vision Premium units manufactured from January 1st 2022.
    - Please note that your MagniLink Zip also needs to be equipped with the USB/HDMI connection to be compatible with computer connection.

 

Units manufactured prior to the above dates can be used with version 4.1 after purchasing an upgrade (factory firmware upgrade of the hardware).