Version 5.20 Product Release
The latest Access Products from Dolphin
18th Mar, 2003
Dolphin are pleased to announce the release of Version 5.20 of Supernova, Hal, LunarPlus and Lunar.
A summary of new features in the Standard edition software is included below:
All products: Supernova, Hal, LunarPlus & Lunar
- Dolphin List Utility
The List Utility allows you to bring up a list of hyperlinks, frames or html headings with a hot key and jump right to the item you want. Use the List Utility to instantly review and navigate complex web pages or html help files. Sort the list in alphabetical or tab order and choose to right or left click, or route the virtual focus for instant access to the information of your choice. The List Utility is a powerful replacement for the Links Navigator.
- DCM compatibility
Dolphin software now includes the Display Chain Manager (DCM) component from Microsoft. This means it can be safely installed alongside other DCM compatible access products under Windows XP, 2000 and NT4.
- Audio manual
All non-English products now include an audio manual in the local language.
Screen readers: Supernova & Hal
- Verbosity controls
Choose how much speech feedback you want to hear by selecting minimum, low, medium or high verbosity. Alternatively create and save your own custom settings - choose whether and how an object is announced, select announcement before or after the focus, and create your own prompts.
- HTML Tables
Speech and Braille support for tables on the Internet, html help and or other html applications now includes navigation by row or column, and position information. Multiple tables or nested tables are also detected.
- Tree View
Browse through tree view diagrams in applications such as Windows Explorer with greater ease. Supernova will tell you the current tree level in a tree view and the number of items in a list view.
- Braille Options
Full control over Braille verbosity - choose how much information you want and how it is displayed. Select minimum, low, medium or high verbosity or create and save your own custom settings. Choose the Braille hooks you want for each application and switch off those you don't!
- Console and Terminal Window Support
New support for console and terminal windows. Also includes improved support for instant messaging software such as MSN Messenger with 'Read new text' feature.
- Monitor Markers
Choose the monitor markers you want for each application and switch off those you don't!
- Automatic Software Synthesiser Detection
If you have ViaVoice or Babel synthesisers installed, your Dolphin screen reader will pick them up automatically, right from installation. (This update is to the Synthesiser Access Manager).
- Braille Quick Reference Guide
Supernova and Hal now include a Braille Quick Reference Guide in the local language.
Screen Magnifiers: Supernova, LunarPlus & Lunar
- Line View
Start Line View in live or virtual focus. Exit line view anywhere and jump instantly to the same position in your original document. Makes reviewing and editing long documents much easier!
Choice of synthesiser
Please note that in addition to Orpheus Multilingual and Microsoft Text-to-Speech, we are also now able to offer the ViaVoice Speech Synthesiser as an alternative speech choice. SAM will automatically detect if ViaVoice is present, and use it automatically right from the Dolphin installation.
ViaVoice is available for £10 GBP (16 EUR) per language when purchased together with Supernova, Hal or LunarPlus software. Choose from Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, French, Finnish, German, Mexican Spanish, Italian, Spanish, U.K. English & U.S. English.
Note: ViaVoice is included free of charge in the appropriate local language in German, Portuguese and US English speech products. Above charges apply for additional languages.
Try before you buy
Free demonstration software will available to download from the Dolphin website shortly (expected March 26th). Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org (UK) to request a demo CD.
The following translated editions are available to order.
- 0044 UK English
- 0001 US English
- 0031 Dutch
- 0046 Swedish (Standard)
- 0033 French (Standard)
- 0047 Norwegian (Standard)
The following translations are currently in preparation and will be released shortly (expected early April).
- 0049 German
- 0039 Italian
- 0048 Polish
- 0358 Finnish
- 0042 Czech
- 0351 Portuguese
- 1034 Catalan
- 0033 French (Professional)
- 0038 Croatian
Upgrades are available to order by registered users at the usual prices.
Product / GBP / EUR
Supernova Reader Magnifier Std / £140 / EUR 235
Supernova Reader Magnifier Pro / £200 / EUR 320
Hal Screen Reader Std / £100 / EUR 170
Hal Screen Reader Pro / £160 / EUR 260
LunarPlus Enhanced Screen Magnifier / £80 / EUR 135
Lunar Screen Magnifier £60 / EUR 100
Call 0845 130 5353 (UK) to order your copy, or contact your local dealer.
The product order codes are as follows:
Product Name - Code
Supernova Professional - UP3520
Supernova Standard - US3520
Hal Professional - HP3520
Hal Standard - HS3520
Lunar Standard - LS3520
LunarPlus Standard - PS3520