Portable camera reading systems

Readit Air Specifications

Magnification Live: 0.2 to 32x on a 22 inch screen
Magnification Captured: 0.2 to 80x on a 22 inch screen (effectively unlimited)
Time to read (approximate)
This depends on both the computer speed
and complexity of document:
Intel Atom (dual core): 15 seconds
Intel Core2Duo: 4 seconds
Intel Core i5: 2 seconds
Camera resolution: 5 mega pixels
Focus Depth: 10 cm
4 inches
Capture Speed: Up to 20 pages per minute
(W x D x H)
6.5 x 6.2 x 25.5 cm
2.5 x 2.4 x 10 inches
Weight: 500 grams
1.1 lbs
Power: Less than 500 milliamps at 5 volts
The Air camera has no measurable effect on
laptop battery life
Connectivity: 1 x USB 2.0

Readit Air Documents

See the table below for information on the VisionAid Document format (VAD) and supported import / export document types with the Readit software

Please note, for importing and export for documents other than image files or PDFs, Microsoft Office must be installed on the user's computer.

VisionAid Document Format: Size per page: 0.2 to 3 MB (typically 1MB per page)
Multi-page capture speed: Up to 20 pages per minute
Import formats supported: Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), MS Excel (XLS and XLSX), MS PowerPoint (PPT and PPTX), MS Word (DOC and DOCX), OpenDocument Formats (ODF), plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF)
Export formats supported: Adobe PDF, Image (BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF), Microsoft Word (DOC and DOCX), MP3, Open Document Format (ODF) plain text (TXT), Rich Text Format (RTF).

Readit Air Computer Requirements

Although Readit Air will function on any computer system 3 years old or newer, below is information on the minimum and recommended computer requirements.


Processor: Single core Intel Atom 1.6Ghz or equivalent
Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit only), Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bit)
RAM: XP 512MB, Vista 1.5GB, 7 - 1GB
HDD Space: Language dependent, minimum 400MB


Processor: Core2Duo 2.0 Ghz or faster
Operating System: Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
RAM: XP 1GB, Vista 2.0 GB, 7 - 2GB
HDD Space: 5 GB (to include document storage)