Pronto! 40

Pronto! 40 – The highly Versatile 40-cell Braille Organizer.

The organizers in the Pronto! range offer more than just general features like note taking, storing names and addresses or managing appointments. Pronto! 40 offers all that and much more. A naturally human sounding speech output makes Pronto! 40 a pleasure to listen to. There is a choice of inputs as well. Use either a Braille or QWERTY keyboard; you get both with the Pronto! 40. Change them whenever you like without switching off the Pronto! 40. Pronto! 40 has other useful features like e-mail, webbrowser and MSN Messenger to let you stay in touch with people, anytime and anywhere. Pronto! 40 is your mobile organizer at work, at home as well as on the road. It’s a portable device that truly stands out among similar devices.

  • Interchangeable Braille or standard (QWERTY) keyboard for inputting
  • 40-cell Braille display with integrated cursor routing
  • WLAN with WPA2
  • SDHC card slot
  • Optional visual display for education and training purposes
  • Naturally sounding speech output
  • Maximum user comfort
  • User-oriented firmware and geared for the future
  • Read and write e-mail, surf the web, chat via MSN Messenger, etc.
  • Manage addresses, appointments, notes, etc.

Technical Specifications

Key features:

  • Interchangeable keyboard for inputting 8-dot Braille
  • Interchangeable standard (QWERTY) keyboard
  • 40-cell Braille display with integrated cursor routing
  • 2 built-in stereo loudspeakers
  • 1 built-in microphone


  • Navistick for easy and comfortable operation
  • 4 function keys to quick-launch applications

Speech Output:

  • Output with very clear intonation
  • Choice of language versions
  • Two voices for reading texts (German and English)


  • WLAN with WPA2 – IEEE 802.11g
  • Bluetooth
  • USB-Master Typ-A
  • Mini-USB (Slave) Typ-Mini-B
  • Serial
  • Connect to an external microphone 3,5 mm and headphones (stereo, 3.5 mm)
  • SDHC-Slot (according to SD 2.0 specification)

Connect through Microsoft ActivSync to:

  • PC/Laptop to synchronize MS Outlook
  • PC/Laptop to use Pronto! 40 as refreshable Braille display
  • Poet Compact / Poet Compact 2+ / Poet BE reading machines


  • 128 MB RAM, 64 MB flash, and 1 GB disk on flash
  • Included is a 4 GB SDHC-card


  • Built-in Lithium-ion battery
  • Power adapter included 100-240V 50-60 Hz
  • Operating time up to 20 hrs.

Size and weight:

  • 297 × 152 × 27 mm (appr. 11.7 × 6 × 1 in.)
  • 1250 g (appr. 2.75 lbs.)


  • Top of housing is made of aluminium
  • The body is made of durable plastic
  • A protective slip-cover for travelling is included

Optional extras:

  • Visual display that shows the characters on the Braille display
  • Additional reading voices