PLEXTALK® Pocket (PTP1) Digital Talking Book Player now enables transfer of SAMNet™ content.
Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2009 – Shinano Kenshi Corporation-LLC (SKC) has aligned with Serotek Corporation, a leading provider of internet and digital information accessibility software and services, to enable Serotek’s family of System Access products to be used with Shinano Kenshi’s PLEXTALK® Pocket (PTP1) digital talking book player/recorders (DTBP). The alliance allows content from the System Access Mobile Network (SAMNet™) to be transferred to the PLEXTALK® Pocket.
The PLEXTALK® Pocket is a lightweight, pocket-sized, DAISY-compliant music, voice, and book player/recorder that offers revolutionary mobility and ease of use by nearly anyone in business, education, and leisure. SAMNet™ is Serotek's renowned Internet Community that delivers the widest and most complete content ever assembled for the blind. With access to email, news, described video service for thousands of movies, blogs, podcasts, streaming radio and more, subscribers can connect with other subscribers as well as remotely access their own computers from anywhere in the world. SAMNet™ represents just one of Serotek’s System Access branded products that is now compatible with the PLEXTALK® Pocket. “We are very pleased to be able to partner with Serotek,” said Rex Bergsma, CEO, Shinano Kenshi Corporation—North America. “Serotek’s software solutions enable many who are visually impaired to have wide ranging access to the Internet. That access is further enhanced by the fact that Serotek’s powerful family of System Access software products are compatible with Shinano Kenshi’s PLEXTALK® Pocket.” “We are very excited about our new alliance with Serotek,” said Deana Valdez, Sales & Marketing Manager for North America—PLEXTALK®. “This new opportunity provides additional benefits to PLEXTALK® Pocket users, because they can now enjoy expanded usability of their device.”
“The mobility of this product is what first interested Serotek in the alliance,” said Mike Calvo, CEO, Serotek Corporation, “Shinano Kenshi shares our commitment to accessibility anywhere and we’re excited to offer the marketplace even greater compatibility among products from both organizations.” PLEXTALK® Pocket is available online at
The System Access family of products and services is available online at
or by calling 1-866-202-0520
About the Companies
Shinano Kenshi Co., Shinano Kenshi Corporation & PLEXTALK®Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd. is responsible for the development and manufacture of digital talking book players and other products sold under the brand name of PLEXTALK®. Shinano and PLEXTALK® assistive products are created to improve the quality of life, self-reliance and independence of their users. Shinano Kenshi Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Shinano Kenshi Co.,Ltd. For More Information Contact:
Deana Valdez, Sales and Marketing Manager for North America—
PLEXTALK®Shinano Kenshi Corp.
Shinano Kenshi Corporation
6065 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
Committed to the mission of providing accessibility anywhere, Serotek Corporation develops software and manufactures accessibility solutions that make it possible for anyone, regardless of sight or physical limitation, lack of Internet savvy or access to a mouse, keyboard, or screen, to not only have access to and command of all of the resources of the Internet, but also, to operate most any digital information device with minimal training and investment. For more information, visit
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