ON this page you will find information about purchasing the various Orbit Research products, Firmware downloads, Documentation information and the Orbit Reader Zoom meeting recordings and transcripts where available.

Orbit Research Purchasing Pages

I have found the Orbit Research web site less than user friendly when wanting to purchase a product, so below are the links to the product pages where you can order your desired product.

Orbit Reader 40, $1399.00 Orbit Reader 20 Plus, $699.00 Orbit Reader 20, $599.00 Orbit Writer, $99.00 Orion TI-84 Plus – Talking Graphing Calculator, $649.00 iBill US Currency Reader, $119.00 Graphiti® – a Breakthrough in Non-Visual Access to All Forms of Graphical Information

Orbit Reader and Writer firmware Downloads

After dealing with the difficulty in finding the firmware downloads for the Orbit Reader braille displays, I decided to simplify things and put direct links to the firmware download pages that are available. I hope this helps people find them more easily.

For the Orbit Reader 20 Plus

Orbit Reader 20 Plus Firmware page

For the Orbit Reader 20

Orbit Reader 20 Firmware Page

For the Orbit Writer

Orbit Writer Firmware Page

Documentation for the Orbit Research Products

Orbit Reader 20 documentation Orbit Reader 20 Plus Documentation Orbit Reader 40 Documentation

Here is the 40 user guide in ePub, which is especially nice in Voice Dream Reader because you can navigate by headings.

OrbitReader 40UserGuideV1.3.epub iBill currency Identifier Documentation Orion TI-84 Plus – Talking Calculator Documentation

Orbit Reader Zoom Meetings audio plus transcripts

Below are links to all the available recordings of the monthly zoom meeting hosted by Robert Carter. They are zip files, so if you wish to download them, I recommend tabbing to the link and using your application key or shift+f10 and selecting save target as. It should then download the zip file onto your hard drive.
Each file contains the chat, transcript, and mp3 recording.

OrbitResearchSeptember2020ZoomMeeting.zip OrbitResearchOctober2020Zoommeeting.zip OrbitResearchNovember2020ZoomMeeting.zip OrbitResearchDecember2020ZoomMeeting.zip OrbitResearchFebruary2021ZoomMeeting.zip OrbitResearchMarch2021ZoomMeeting.zip

Orbit Reader 40 Alarms

IN looking through the manual on using the 2 alarms available, I noticed that in the current version of the manual, they failed to mention that when you right arrow to the status, in order to change the status, you have to first press select. I also discovered that there are 5 different sounds to choose from. I thought it would be nice to have a place to preview the alarms. So, here they are:

Alarm1.mp3 Alarm2.mp3 Alarm3.mp3 Alarm4.mp3 Alarm5.mp3

Jaws Driver for Jaws 2021 and the Orbit Reader 40

If you tab, or use the links list in Jaws, and go to the link below and use shift+f10 or your applications key, you can save the driver file using the save as or save link as option in that context menu.


Orbit Reader 20 Jaws Commands

If you have the Orbit Reader 20 braille display and have a hard time finding the Jaws commands to use it with Jaws, Here they are in a table: OrbitReader20JawsCommands.html

Exercising the pins and creating log files

Here is a link to the instructions for exercising the pins in case one or more are not performing correctly. If exercising doesn't resolve it, there are instructions on creating log files to send to Tech Support.


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Last Updated April 5, 2021