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MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.0 – new even sharper version!

To make everyday life easier for those of you using a Chromebook with a MagniLink video magnifier, we are now launching the new version 4.0 of the MagniLink ChromeViewer software. In summary the new version means that our Chrombook users have access to more and better features and have the opportunity to make individual adjustments for the best possible experience. Among other things version 4.0 contains a very useful notepad and as an option there is an upgraded OCR / TTS function with extended functionality.


Picture of the notepad in ChromeViewer where you have selected text with a yellow highlighter and filled in text in the document.


New features in MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.0


  • Updated Graphical User Interface with a new, modern design.  


  • All camera features controllable from the computer keyboard and from software menus. This solves the issue with certain camera controls not beeing available from the computer keyboard/software in MagniLink ChromeViewer version 3.0.


  • Notepad tool  
    - Draw and write notes.  
    - Save as image or pdf. 
    - Save in the application or export to the hard disk or cloud. 


  • Optional, new improved OCR/TTS function (please note that there is no free of charge OCR / TTS in MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.0)
    - Play/pause.   
    - Letter by letter, word by word or sentence navigation.     
    - Several different picture view modes such as image, image and word, image and line, word, line, text.           
    - Save in the application or export to the hard disk or cloud. 


Status of MagniLink ChromeViewer version 3.0

  • MagniLink ChromeViewer 3.0 is still an available option.
  • In version 3.0, a simple OCR/TTS is included free of charge.
  • In version 3.0, certain camera functions are not controllable from the computer keyboard/software (when running Chrome OS version 85 and later).

Product compability for MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.0


  • MagniLink S units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Zip units manufactured from January 1st 2022. 
    - Please note that your MagniLink Zip also needs to be equipped with the connection board to be compatible with computer connection. 
  • Manufacture date is on each product near serial number.


Units manufactured prior to the above dates can be used with version ChromeViewer 4.0 after purchasing an upgrade package and sending your video magnifier to the LVI America Service Center for a factory firmware upgrade.


Upgrade offers and alternatives to existing MagniLink ChromeViewer 3.0 users

The following applies to products manufactured prior to the above-mentioned dates:


  • Stay with your present version of MagniLink ChromeViewer and continue using it. 
    - No action is needed.
  • Upgrade to MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.0. 
    - Send in your Video Magnifier to LVI for a firmware upgrade which will allow your device to work with MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.0.
    - An RMA is needed prior to sending your video magnifier in for the firmware upgrade. To receive your RMA, e-mail Lew Erlich at service@lviamerica.com and provide him your serial number.
    • Units purchased during 2021, upgrade price $130.
    • Units purchased before 2021, upgrade price $260.
    - To add OCT/TTS in version 4.0, there is an additional charge of $300. (Please note that there is no complimentary OCR/TTS in ChromeViewer version 4.0.)
  • If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-781-7811.


Learn more about MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.0. On the product page under the tab "Software", you will find links to the Chrome Web Store where you can download the latest version.