MagniLink ChromeViewer

 
MagniLink ChromeViewer

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM

 

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM is an innovative software for Chromebook that is used to display the image from a MagniLink video magnifier system. The software controls the video magnifier’s features, such as magnification, artificial colors and brightness, and provides the user with the facility to make individual adjustments for the best possible experience.

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Functionality:

  • Different color and brightness settings, e.g. natural and artificial colors.
  • Different levels of magnification.
  • Lockable autofocus.
  • Take and view pictures.
  • Record and view videos.
  • Mirror, rotate and freeze pictures.
  • Automatic updates (requires Internet).
  • Various guiding lines to facilitate reading.
  • Different ways to control functions. Either via menus, keyboard shortcuts or buttons on the reading camera’s control panel.
  • Configuration of individual shortcuts.
  • Camera image positioned at top/front of all open applications.
  • Select several active split modes and switch between them.
  • Notepad where you can draw, write, enlarge and pan in the image.
  • Support for motorized cameras in the MagniLink AIR family.
  • Support for multiple video streams and split screen between them, such as the use of multiple simultaneous MagniLink cameras.


Fantastic notepad
The useful notepad provides possibility to draw, write, enlarge and pan in the image. You can easily choose to navigate between different images and there are several different functions for inserting text, drawing and writing with a ”regular” pen or highlighter in different colors and sizes. You can also save and open the image with your notes. The tool is, for example, excellent for marking in texts or filling in forms or exams that then easily can be saved or forwarded.


View multiple images simultaneously
MagniLink ChromeViewer can display image simultaneously from multiple connected MagniLink camera systems if desired. As a user, you can easily split the image in different ways in the software so that the camera images are displayed simultaneously on the screen, e.g. image from a distance camera and a document camera. For example this can be very practical for a student in the classroom who wants to be able to see (using the distance camera) what the teacher is doing in front of the board, and at the same time see (using the document camera) an enlarged image from the school book.


Support for motorized cameras in the MagniLink AIR family.
If you are using motorized cameras from our latest product family MagniLink AIR, you can control the cameras directly from the software via icons, via the keyboard or by dragging the mouse pointer over the camera image. You can also save up to three different camera positions, which would be helpful for a student who quickly needs to switch between different camera positions. Then the student can easily go, with just a push of a button, from seeing the teacher at the board to another saved camera position (such as looking at the door when someone enters the classroom).


Optional TTS
The TTS option makes it possible to OCR process text from a picture taken with the connected MagniLink camera and have it read aloud. This gives a more relaxed reading, increased reading speed as well as reading endurance. The OCR processed text can be displayed in several different picture view modes synchronized with the speech and it is possible to enlarge and navigate in the OCR-picture. 

ChromeViewer is compatible with the built-in ChromeVox screen reader.

 

Recommended system requirements:

  • 1 integrated USB 3.0-port
  • Intel i5 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
     

LVI has tested the software on a number of Intel-based Chromebooks without problems, but there is no guarantee that the system will work with all Chromebooks.

 

General:
MagniLink ChromeViewerTM is designed for Chromebooks and is easily downloaded from Chrome Web Store. There is similar software, although not with exactly the same functionality, for PC and Mac respectively. When MagniLink S Premium and MagniLink Pro are purchased, the software is included. The software can be purchased as an option for many of our other video magnifiers.

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MagniLink ChromeViewer TM  is designed for Chromebooks and is easily downloaded from Chrome Web Store.

Link to Chrome Web Store where you can search for the extension MagniLink ChromeViewer TM 


Link directly to the extension MagniLink ChromeViewer 4.1 in Chrome Web Store.

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 4.1

 

New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 4.1:

  • Support for motorized cameras in the MagniLink AIR family.
  • Support for multiple video streams and split screen between them, such as the use of multiple simultaneous MagniLink cameras.
  • New Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine with support for up to 25 languages.
  • Improved OCR layout detection.
  • Minor bug fixes.

 

Product compatibility for MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.1

  • MagniLink S units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Pro units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Vision Premium units manufactured from January 1st 2022
  • 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.


Units manufactured prior to the above dates can be used with version 4.1 after purchasing an upgrade (factory firmware upgrade of the hardware).

 

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 4.0

 

New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 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   
    -    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. 

 

Product compatibility for MagniLink ChromeViewer version 4.0

  • MagniLink S units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Pro units manufactured from November 1st 2021.
  • MagniLink Vision Premium units manufactured from January 1st 2022
  • 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


Units manufactured prior to the above dates can be used with version 4.0 after purchasing an upgrade (factory firmware upgrade of the hardware)

 

 

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0

 

2021-12-06 Please note that in verson 3.0 certain camera functions are not controllable from the computer keyboard/software (when running Chrome OS version 85 and later)

New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • OCR is now possible.
    - Link your Google Drive account to be able to perform OCR inside ChromeViewer.
    - Select an area directly on the video feed to perform OCR or drag-and-drop images directly into ChromeViewer.
    - Use together with ChromeVox for text-to-speech capabilities.
    - Store sessions for later use.

Bug fixes in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • The color of the scroll bar has been adjusted slightly for increased visibility.
  • Fixed minor localization bugs.
  • Improved support for touchscreens.
     

Known issus in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 3.0:

  • Using space bar to tick split view modes in application settings will also scroll down if possible.
  • Toggling Always on Top (Ctrl + A) will also in some cases set the window size & location to its previous state.
  • It is possible to make the reference line to move forever by releasing Ctrl before the arrow keys, this also applies to focus distance.
  • Longer video recordings crashes ChromeViewer. This has been reported to Google.
  • Recovering from sleep mode requires the camera to be re-enumerated by pressing 0.

See video about the OCR/TTS in version 3.0 of MagniLink ChromeViewer

Link directly to the MagniLink ChromeViewer 3.0 app in Chrome Web Store.

 

MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0

 

New features in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0:

  • New and customizable graphical user interface which allows you to:
    - resize and customize the menu where you can choose which 
      features you want to show.
    - control camera zoom, focus, contrast and lamp brightness levels.
    - set the reference line, rotation, freeze, mirror or always-on-top
      functions.
    - save snapshots or record videos.
  • Rotation and mirroring are now reflected on snapshots.
  • It is now possible to snapshot a frozen video feed.
     

Bug fixes in MagniLink ChromeViewerTM 2.0:

  • Recording videos now also records audio if a microphone is available.
  • Recorded videos (.webm) are now searchable.
  • Fixed a bug which would sometimes incorrectly update the video resolution.
  • Fixed minor localization bugs.
 
 

 

 

 

Product sheet
Product sheet for dealers (with space to put on a sticker with contact information)
User manual