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Pronto! 40 - The highly versatile 40-cell Braille Organizer.

The organizers in the Pronto! range offer more than just general features like note taking, storing names and addresses or managing appointments. Pronto! 40 offers all that and much more. A naturally human sounding speech output makes Pronto! 40 a pleasure to listen to. There is a choice of inputs as well. Use either a Braille or QWERTY keyboard; you get both with the Pronto! 40. Change them whenever you like without switching off the Pronto! 40. Pronto! 40 has other useful features like e-mail, webbrowser and MSN Messenger to let you stay in touch with people, anytime and anywhere. Pronto! 40 is your mobile organizer at work, at home as well as on the road. It's a portable device that truly stands out among similar devices.

  • Interchangeable Braille or standard (QWERTY) keyboard for inputting
  • 40-cell Braille display with integrated cursor routing
  • WLAN with WPA2
  • SDHC card slot
  • Optional visual display for education and training purposes
  • Naturally sounding speech output
  • Maximum user comfort
  • User-oriented firmware and geared for the future
  • Read and write e-mail, surf the web, chat via MSN Messenger, etc.
  • Manage addresses, appointments, notes, etc.
Pronto! 40 with QWERTY keyboard at the workplace

Pronto! 40 has an interchangeable Braille or standard (QWERTY) keyboard

Pronto! 40 offers two methods for inputting: "My organizer must be powerful. I need a Braille keyboard and a 40-cell Braille display at school, whereas in my spare time I would prefer a standard (QWERTY) keyboard because I can chat faster that way. Also I don't want to lug around too many devices. Ideally I want an organizer that I can also use like a netbook - I would then be able to leave my laptop at home."

Does this sound familiar? People who demand a lot from their organizer would certainly find that the Pronto! 40 delivers. This high quality device can act as a laptop substitute.

The 40-cell Braille display is an integral part of the device and fitted with cursor routing. An optional visual display can be connected to the Pronto! 40 to display in text what the Braille cells are showing. This is particularly useful for school situations or for people who are deaf and blind and wish to communicate with a sighted person.

The integrated 40-cell Braille display of Pronto! 40 can be used also as a normal refreshable Braille display with your PC or laptop. It is possible to connect to your PC either through Bluetooth or USB and it will function with most popular screen readers.

Pronto! 40 is a powerful organizer that can be used at work, at school for training or when on the move.

You can switch the input between Braille and a standard (QWERTY) keyboard simply by exchanging the keyboard module while the device is running.
The powerful Pronto! 40 is suitable for use at work, at school for training and at home.

Technical specifications

Key features:

  • Interchangeable keyboard for inputting 8-dot Braille
  • Interchangeable standard (QWERTY) keyboard
  • 40-cell Braille display with integrated cursor routing
  • 2 built-in stereo loudspeakers
  • 1 built-in microphone


  • Navistick for easy and comfortable operation
  • 4 function keys to quick-launch applications

Speech Output:

  • Output with very clear intonation
  • Choice of language versions
  • Two voices for reading texts (German and English)


  • WLAN with WPA2 - IEEE 802.11g
  • Bluetooth
  • USB-Master Typ-A
  • Mini-USB (Slave) Typ-Mini-B
  • Serial
  • Connect to an external microphone 3,5 mm and headphones (stereo, 3.5 mm)
  • SDHC-Slot (according to SD 2.0 specification)

Connect through Microsoft ActivSync to:

  • PC/Laptop to synchronize MS Outlook
  • PC/Laptop to use Pronto! 40 as refreshable Braille display
  • Poet Compact / Poet Compact 2+ / Poet BE reading machines


  • 128 MB RAM, 64 MB flash, and 1 GB disk on flash
  • Included is a 4 GB SDHC-card


  • Built-in Lithium-ion battery
  • Power adapter included 100-240V 50-60 Hz
  • Operating time up to 20 hrs.

Size and weight:

  • 297 × 152 × 27 mm (appr. 11.7 × 6 × 1 in.)
  • 1250 g (appr. 2.75 lbs.)


  • Top of housing is made of aluminium
  • The body is made of durable plastic
  • A protective slip-cover for travelling is included

Optional extras:

  • Visual display that shows the characters on the Braille display
  • Additional reading voices




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