Index Basic-D V5

* Index Braille

Frontier Computing is proud to be the Index Master Dealer for Canada. For years, the Index Basic-D has been the best selling braille embosser in Canada as well as the rest of the world! It uses tractor-fed paper to produce single or double-sided braille.

Highlights

  • Compact size
  • 100 characters per second
  • Print from portable devices
  • Braille and text labelled control panel
  • Tractor-fed

An enjoyable user interface

The control panel is a local user interface which allows the user to interact with the braille embosser and provides complete embosser control.

Control Panel

Emboss & manage from portable devices

Index Braille V5 embossers are compatible with portable devices. With the use of your portable device and Index's own idB (free), endless braille embossing options are available directly from your smart phone, tablet or portable PC.

Smartphone

Even better, braille quality

The V5 solenoids (hammers) offer even better braille dot quality, a longer life cycle, higher embossing speed and lower power consumption.

idB : Index-direct-Braille

idB is a direct braille printing application built in the V5 braille embosser. It is available free of charge and compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers. 

Affordable price

Full of truly useful features and endless braille embossing opportunities, Index V5 braille embossers  still maintain the most affordable braille printer price comparatively.

USB host port

Connect a USB memory stick directly to any Index V5 braille embosser via USB host port to directly print braille documents or backup and restore embosser settings.

Acapela synthetic speech

In V5 embossers the speech feed back is generated by Acapela synthetic speech. This enables easy feed back when controlling the embosser user interface.

Technical Specifications

Braille

Embossing speed cps

100 cps

Single-sided

Yes

Double-sided

Yes

Vertical printing (booklet)

Yes

Adjustable line spacing

Yes

Braille font

2.2, 2.5, 3.2 mm

Tactile resolution

50 dpi

Forming method

13 solenoids (hammers) against steel anvils

Additional info

  • interpoint [standard braille] and interline [w/ 2.2 mm font] available

Communication

USB

Yes

USB memory stick

Yes

Wi-Fi network

Yes

Wired network

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

Supports mobile devices

Yes

Printer driver for Windows

Yes

Printer driver for Mac

Yes

Printer driver for Linux

Yes

Web interface

Yes

Free firmware upgrade

Yes

Supports idB

Yes

Electrical

Voltage

100-240 V AC

Power max

140 W

Power stand by

5 W

Eco power down

0.05 W

Switched power supply

Yes

General

Warranty

2 years (Extended warranty available up to 5 years)

Measurements

Height

13 cm (5.12 in)

Width

52 cm (20.47 in)

Depth

26 cm (10.24 in)

Net volume

17.58 dm3 (0.62 ft3)

Net weight

7.6 kg (16.72 lbs)

Noise level

80 dB(A)

Noise level with acoustic protection

60 dB(A)

Paper

Tractor-fed

Yes

Cut sheet fed

No

Paper roll

No

Paper weight

120-180 g/m2 (80-110 lbs)

Paper width

100-230 mm (3.9"-9")

Paper length

25-431mm (1"-17")

Adjustable paper size

Yes

Additional Resources