Nothing kicks off the holiday season like Thanksgiving. Think about it: food, football, door buster deals, parades and plenty of justification for the Christmas decorations you never took down! Well, this year, Serotek is going to add one more bonus to make the gateway holiday even more memorable than usual. Perhaps we should have come up with a cool marketing name for this special deal. But then, what do you call fourteen days of free, unfiltered, use all you can, where ever you want, whenever you want access to all of our Serotek consumer products? That’s right. Starting Wednesday, November 27 you’ll be able to e-mail, chat, scan, entertain and socialize to your heart’s content. Existing customers do not need to contact us for trial access to products they do not own or subscribe to. The whole idea is that anyone can tap into our growing menu of services for the undisputed king of prices: FREE! Self-restraint? What self-restraint. Some of us have already bought gadgets we probably didn’t need, but DocuScan Plus will be right there to turn that printed manual into spoken word. And speaking of word, go ahead and spread this one: Socializer is a fully-featured platform that lets you … [Read more...] about Ringing in the Holidays with a Special Promotion!
We're going on a road trip around the Lone Star, and you're invited! Join Serotek Corporation and HIMS, Inc. at one of two locations to interact with cool technology. The Houston Lighthouse Thursday, September 19 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: The Lighthouse of Houston 3602 West Dallas Street Houston, TX 77019 AFB Center on Vision Loss Thursday, September 26 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Location: American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss 11030 Ables Lane Dallas, TX 75229 You’ll have an opportunity for hands-on demonstrations of products and services from HIMS, INC. and Serotek Corporation. Houston participants will also get a chance to learn more about the Sight into Sound Radio Reading Service, and in Dallas you’ll have a chance to learn about the North Texas Radio For The Blind Reading Service. Here’s your chance to see top-notch Braille displays, notetakers, portable magnifiers and digital book players from HIMS. Learn how these products can work alongside Serotek’s award-winning System Access screen reader, DocuScan Plus for Windows and Mac, and the SAMNet service including the Socializer for seamless social networking. Who should attend? The “Connecting The Community” … [Read more...] about Connecting the Community Open House
Curiosity may’ve killed the cat, but the satisfaction of experimenting with great features and low prices brought the beast back. That’s the fuel that’s kept the Serotek engine humming these past eleven years. There’s a reason that clichés exist, and it’s because they usually contain a lot of truth. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” I can certainly relate to that as I reflect on all that the Serotek team has accomplished recently. I’m astounded to realize I’m only in my fourth week as CEO of this company. In my first post to this community, I made some pretty bold statements when talking about my goals for Serotek, and I’m proud to say that in these past four weeks we’ve made an impressive start to accomplishing those goals. We began by concentrating our efforts on System Access, and here are just a few of the things we fixed. System Access now reads the list of email addresses available for autocompletion in Microsoft Outlook. Users can now choose from the list of email accounts in Microsoft Outlook from which to send a new message. Enhanced the "Some" punctuation level to speak the Equal and Asterisk symbols. Fixed a bug where the Eloquence speech synthesizer would … [Read more...] about Truth in Cliches
It is with a great deal of sadness that we must share the news that Richard Costa passed away from a heart attack on December 12 2009. Richard was one of the first Serotek customers to sign up for Freedombox (now SAMNet) in 2002, and he was truly a blessing to the entire blind community. Richard always had a kind word for everyone, and he had such a passion for technology. Richard could be counted on to ask great questions during ACB Radio's Main Menu and BlindLine, Handi-Talk and Accessible World. His friends and family remember him as the computer wizard who could always be counted on to help with computer issues. The Serotek team remembers him as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic person who was always a pleasure to chat with. When Richard wasn’t focused on technology, he enjoyed horseback riding, and won several ribbons at horse shows in Houston and Long Island. Richard did much of his riding at HorseAbility on Long Island, and if you’d like to donate in memory of him, you may do so here.If you would like to send cards, flowers, or condolences to Richard’s family, their contact info is:Anthony and Teresa Costa52 Hayrick LaneCommack, NY firstname.lastname@example.orgOur thoughts … [Read more...] about The Passing of Richard Costa
The day after Thanksgiving, now known as "Black Friday", has become an annual tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. Retailers slash prices on the year's must-haves, and bargain hunters stampede the doors in a mad dash to get that last great deal,.At Serotek, every day is Black Friday, except without the crowds. With low prices on assistive technology, 365 days a year; and with no SMA (software Maintenance Agreement), you’ll save at least $100 per year, for the rest of your life!From 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time on Black Friday, November 27, through 11:59 PM on Cyber Monday November 30, 2009, you could win your choice of either aVictor Reader Stream, valued at $329or the PLEXTALK Pocket PTP1, valued at $349. To become eligible to win, simply purchase one or more Serotek products listed below.System Access Mobile Network For $129 per year or $14.95 per month.includes audio tracks of described movies, thousands of Internet radio stations,personalized news, podcasts, books, music, voice chat, blogging, your own web site, forums, email, instant messenging and remote computer access.Use with System Access or any other screen reader you prefer.System Access Screen … [Read more...] about Save With Serotek and win!!
PLEXTALK® Pocket (PTP1) Digital Talking Book Player now enables transfer of SAMNet™ content.Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2009 – Shinano Kenshi Corporation-LLC (SKC) has aligned with Serotek Corporation, a leading provider of internet and digital information accessibility software and services, to enable Serotek’s family of System Access products to be used with Shinano Kenshi’s PLEXTALK® Pocket (PTP1) digital talking book player/recorders (DTBP). The alliance allows content from the System Access Mobile Network (SAMNet™) to be transferred to the PLEXTALK® Pocket.The PLEXTALK® Pocket is a lightweight, pocket-sized, DAISY-compliant music, voice, and book player/recorder that offers revolutionary mobility and ease of use by nearly anyone in business, education, and leisure. SAMNet™ is Serotek's renowned Internet Community that delivers the widest and most complete content ever assembled for the blind. With access to email, news, described video service for thousands of movies, blogs, podcasts, streaming radio and more, subscribers can connect with other subscribers as well as remotely access their own computers from anywhere in the world. SAMNet™ represents just one of Serotek’s … [Read more...] about SHINANO KENSHI CORPORATION-LLC (SKC) TEAMS WITH SEROTEK CORPORATION FOR PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY