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Optelec and Bring Life Back Into Focus at ATIA 2009 Orlando

Optelec to launch the ClearView+ G2, FarView, and ClearNote Portable in its comprehensive new line of low vision solutions at booths #319 and #419

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 29, 2009 -- Optelec U.S., Inc., a world leader in innovative and life-changing assistive technologies for the visually impaired and blind, and its subsidiary company, the first one-stop-shop e-commerce site for low vision solutions, are together introducing a new line of electronic low vision products at the 10th annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Show in Orlando, Fla.

The new line of products with never-before-seen technological advances in the low vision industry will be available for demonstration at booths #319 and #419 at the show, and includes the new ClearView Generation 2, FarView, and ClearNote Portable.

ATIA Show is the largest, broad-based Assistive Technology conference in North America and will be held January 28-31, 2009 at the Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suites Hotel & Convention Center. Optelec is a key sponsor of the show, with its products being utilized to help attendees during registration because of their innovative features. In addition, the company's Chief Executive Officer, Takashi Yamashita, was named the 2009 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) President due to his consistent dedication in the low vision industry for a number of years.

"At Optelec, our goal is to continually create the highest quality, most technologically advanced low vision products in the industry," said Yamashita. "Our newest low vision solutions are easy-to-use, and can dramatically improve the quality of life for the 16 million Americans that currently live each day with some form of visual impairment."

Optelec's newest low vision solutions include:
Optelec ClearView Generation 2 (G2)- A desktop video magnifier that can integrate into any home, school, or office environment. With the ClearView G2, Optelec will increase the simplicity, ergonomics, design, and image quality of its flagship ClearView series. Upgrades include: zero button feature pack with auto zoom, five directional ultra-flexible arm to 19" and 22" configurations, column reading 90-degree turn and pulling flexibility, 2.5X-65X zoom, customizable with module design, and high-definition (HD) or Hollywood quality video (HQV) image quality. MSRP: Range $2,095 - $3,695.

Optelec FarView - A powerful and portable magnification solution that redefines how low vision users are able to access, store, review, and share information in an ultra compact and stylish design. Benefits include: distance and close-up viewing, high volume reading, 90X zoom-in functionality, built-in auto-focus camera, memory storage up to 100 images, ergonomic scrolling buttons, six different viewing modes, battery life up to four hours, 4.3 reading screen, lightweight 10.2 ounces, compact 6.6" x 3.2" x 1.3", and USB/UGA connections. MSRP: $1,495.

Optelec ClearNote Portable - A small and lightweight portable USB video magnifier that combines distance, close-up or self viewing modes. Benefits include: connectable to VGA monitor and laptop, integrated batteries and light, left/right hand use, powerful 18X optical zoom, auto-adjustment camera of pre-stored settings, ultra portable with collapsible small package, remote control settings, mechanical stability, and multiple axis camera rotating flexibility. MSRP: $2,495.

Pricing & Availability
All Optelec products and accessories are available through Optelec's dealer and distribution networks by calling 1 (866) 966-9188. Visit or call 1 (800) 826-4000 for more information.

About Optelec US
"Improving the quality of life of visually impaired and dyslexic people, reaching out with simple and effective solutions," Optelec was founded in 1985 and is recognized as the worldwide market leaders in providing innovative solutions for the blind, visually impaired, and learning disabled. The company's flagship ClearView line has led the industry in high-quality, innovative products that effectively improve the daily lives of the visually impaired. In January 2007, Tieman U.S., Holding Company to Optelec U.S., spun off ( and ( as sister companies, providing the one-stop-shop for optical, non-optical, and daily living aids products solutions and education for eye care professionals and consumers. Visit us at


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