Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tech Chat 103: The Great Outdoors

Tech Chat 103 covered outdoor activities including boating and fishing with Lawrence Euttenier with

plus biking, hiking and camping with Nolan Derelek with


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

iBlink Radio Comes To The Android Market With New Features And More

Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 25th 2011

The popular iBlink Radio application from 

Serotek Corporation

has just gone multiplatform! The world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is now available on the Android Market. Version 1.0 has some features not found on the Apple iOS version that take advantage of the hardware keyboards found on many Google Android handsets.

iBlink Radio offers radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life is like without eyesight. The original release of iBlink Radio has been downloaded thousands of times and it has even been featured on the front page of the iTunes Store.

All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more. This is a small sampling of SAMNet, Serotek’s award-winning online community dedicated to promoting the digital lifestyle to its low-vision and blind subscribers.

Reading services provide narration of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other print publications including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and hundreds more.

Podcasts are produced by blind and partially sighted individuals, and cover topics including: broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, Independent Living, Travel, and much more.

“iBlink radio is the premiere application for showcasing content produced by today’s Blind community. At Serotek, we believe that Android has many exciting things in store for us all. It was only logical that we would bring iBlink Radio to one of the fastest growing platforms for handsets and tablets.” said CEO Mike Calvo.

 The new Android iBlink radio includes the following features:

 First letter keyboard navigation:  Use the hardware keyboard on your device to press the letter of the feed you want to jump to in order to get through a long list faster.

Menu button navigation, Press the Menu Button to shift your focus to the list of items and back to the player. You can use your Directional Pad, or other controls, to move between the Play/Pause and Stop buttons. You can also place your focus into the seek bar for fast forwarding or rewinding of files like Podcasts.

Notification bar support: Simply open the Notification Bar and select the media being played by iBlink radio for easy access to the player when multitasking on your device.

White on black font scheme: For those who are glare sensitive, the default color scheme for common Android menus have been incorporated into this version of iBlink Radio.  The benefit of this choice is that this will let some Low vision users see the display better in various lighting conditions.

For more information, or to download iBlink Radio, visit the Android Market page

To obtain iBlink Radio for your Apple iOS device visit the iTunes Store.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shh! The Cat's away. Let's play with DocuScan Plus!

It's Cinco de Mayo, and our CEO just dashed out the door, frantically mumbling something about margaritas. The Serotek team got together and decided that if the CEO was celebrating, we should all follow his lead. To that end, we've decided to reset all trials of DocuScan Plus, giving you 7 extra days to play. If you have ever had a trial of DocuScan Plus, you'll be able to log in with your account credentials and try out the program again. And if you haven’t tried DocuScan Plus, then now is the perfect time to start with a 7 day free trial of the cross platform phenomenon. That’s right! Windows or Mac, it is time to have a blast with DocuScan Plus. Just don’t tell the boss our little secret, okay?

If you have other Serotek software installed, just choose DocuScan Plus from the System Access menu to get started. If you still have the app on your Mac, launch it and your trial will begin again. If you're using DocuScan Plus as a standalone product on Windows,

just log in with your account credentials at
If you've never had a DocuScan Plus trial before, you can

visit to create your account and get started.

If you're on the Mac, don't forget to [grab the app from the
Mac App Store.

The Serotek Team

Monday, May 2, 2011

HoverCam T5V Document Camera Now Available

Looking for a fast and portable image capture solution for use with DocuScan Plus? Serotek now offers the HoverCam T5V document camera for $499. This light and portable document camera is the perfect accessory for scanning printed materials at home or on the go. Weighing just 1.8 pounds and measuring 4.5 inches by 12 inches, this 5-megapixel camera with built-in bright LED lights is the ideal solution for those needing a portable, accurate, and extremely fast scanning device. The camera works on Windows and Mac computers without the need to install additional drivers. Simply plug the camera in to an available USB slot, and you're ready to begin using the device with DocuScan Plus. The camera comes with a slip-resistant mat with tactile markings, ensuring you have the most stable surface for your camera and optimal placement for your printed materials. If you’d like to learn more about the document camera, you may read the help documentation.

If you don’t yet own DocuScan Plus, usable on both Mac and Windows platforms, visit

for more information.

When you’re ready to purchase, simply visit the “my account” section from your Serotek software by pressing modifier+f, followed by the letter A. From here, choose “purchase more products and services”, and choose the HoverCam T5V accessory. You may also call us at (612) 246-4818 and a member of our sales team will be happy to assist you.

The Serotek Team