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