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Plusteck Bookreader Converts Documents Into MP3 Compatible Audio

CERRITOS, Calif. (PRESS RELEASE – February 24, 2009) – Plustek Technology Inc., a manufacturer of consumer, professional and office imaging devices, announced today the BookReader that transforms printed words into audio output, which can be saved in MP3 format for future access. With the press of one button the Plustek BookReader will convert printed text into high quality speech with a lifelike voice.

The BookReader comes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and Text to Speech (TTS) software, to copy and “read” the documents scanned into the BookReader. The user simply places a book or document on the screen and at the press of a button, the book is scanned for reading pleasure. One more touch of a button and the BookReader transforms printed words into audio output, which can be saved in MP3 format for future access.

The BookReader’s printed words into MP3 capability is designed for every age; parents who want to give their children the option to listen to books instead of just music, adults who wish to enjoy reading while driving or multi-tasking, and busy executives or medical professionals who find it easier to listen to their books and documents when they don’t have the time to read.

The BookReader also comes with bundled software to provide the highest quality of lifelike voices making every listening experience enjoyable. The unit is competitively priced at $699, and comes with the English and Spanish Bilingual Package (English and French Bilingual Package when purchased in Canada), with additional fees to add more languages.

The BookReader is available immediately. Plustek products can be purchased through their distribution channel via D&H, Ingram Micro, and other major DMRs and e-tailers such as PC Mall, NewEgg, Tiger Direct, Amazon and Buy.com. Solution providers and stores interested in carrying Plustek’s award-winning line-up of products may contact Plustek directly at InfoUSA@plustek.com.


A Leader in Scanner Technology – Plustek Technology Inc. is a leading manufacturer of sheet fed and multifunction scanners. In business since 1986, Plustek delivers a wide range of document scanners meeting diverse decentralized and distributed capture needs for different applications and vertical industries. Plustek solutions comprise portable, mobile, workgroup, departmental to low volume production scanners. With two decades of expertise in scanner design and manufacturing, Plustek continues a tradition of innovative design, superior quality, product durability and world-class support.