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HumanWare Victor Reader Stratus M Version 2.1 Listening Made Easier

March 7, 2012 -- HumanWare is pleased to announce the first free software upgrade to the Victor Reader Stratus M multimedia accessible audio book player that was launched in October.

The Stratus M continues the legacy of HumanWare's 13 year history of developing simple, easy-to-use audio book players that offer extended multimedia capabilities. It can play many recorded book and audio formats including DAISY, MP3, commercial audio books or music CDs. And customers can use any of their preferred media: CD, DVD, SD cards, or USB flash. For more information, an audio demo, or to purchase online visit:


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Extend reading capabilities beyond just listening to recorded books and music. With Stratus M, you may also play text books and documents in formats such as BRF, DOCX, HTML, RTFF, and TXT with high quality computer voices from Acapela. Experience the rich navigation of the Stratus M players and reading made easy with its text search and words spelling features.

New in Version 2.1:

  • In addition to copying DAISY CD books to the SD card, you may now copy MP3 CDs as well
  • The CD copy feature has been added to the Stratus4 M model.
  • Ability to enable any or all of the 1, 5, 10, or 30 minute Time Jump navigation levels
  • Ability to search music folders or filenames by typing keywords with the text entry mode of Stratus12 M
  • Go To Time feature now available for DAISY books
  • The key 5 Where Am I feature of Stratus12 M now reports the time remaining in the current section of DAISY books. For example, now you can know how much time remains in the current chapter
  • For complete information on these and other features of version 2.1, as well as installation instructions you may read the Release Notes. The Release Notes and software download are available from:


    To find content on the Internet that may be downloaded to play on either Victor Reader Stratus or Stream visit:


    About HumanWare

    HumanWare (www.humanware.com) is the global leader in assistive technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare provides products to people who are blind or have low vision, and students with learning disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products, including BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the blind in education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader product line, the world's leading digital audiobook players; the SmartView family of handheld and desktop electronic magnifiers; Trekker Breeze, the all-in-one handheld talking GPS; and myReader2, HumanWare's unique "auto-reader.

    Please contact us for more information about the Victor Reader Stratus or other HumanWare products:

    Tel: +61 2 9686 2600

    Toll free: 1-888-723-7273

    Tel: +44 1933 415 800

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    Nicolas Lagace
    Tel.: (450) 463-1717

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