NEW! CoaSt Camera with Readit Lite Software

Item Number: VAI-CST

An education / business focused distance camera solution

Introducing CoaSt, a compact and inconspicuous camera that allows full access to whiteboards or projector screens when connected to a Windows or Mac computer or an Android tablet. Weighing just 350g, this lightweight device boasts a 4 MP camera with an impressive 10x optical zoom. It comes with an adjustable height stand. The camera head pivots and can be locked in any position. There is an option to add full text-to-speech functionality with the speech version.

Weighing in at just 350g, this lightweight device boasts a 4 MP camera with an impressive 10x optical zoom. It comes with an adjustable height stand. It gives business professionals and students unparalleled access to all the content they require.



  • Transport case
  • Lens cleaning cloth
  • Table Clamp
  • USB 3.0 extension cable - 1.8m / 6ft
  • USB-C to USB-A adapter
  • Readit Lite software



  • OCR and TTS: Instant OCR and text-to-speech with the latest human sounding voices (at both closeup and distance)
  • 6 powerful text views: Original Image (color enhanced), Overlay, Column, Horizontal, Vertical and Word views make visually reading text in documents far more comfortable, faster and enjoyable.
  • Smooth: Up to 360 frames per second when panning and auto-scrolling documents means text is very sharp and clear even at very high speeds
  • Multi-page capture: High speed multi-page capture with background recognition recognises pages as quickly as they’re captured.
  • Navigation and Text Search: Navigate using the familiar navigation shortcut keys and jump straight to text faster than a sighted user with a book thanks with the powerful Find function.
  • Multi-language: Supports over 30 languages (included) with automatic language detection and automatic voice switching based on the language.
  • Document Import: Load PDFs, Word documents, image files etc. directly into Readit for them to be recognised and reformatted in any one of the 6 text views.
  • Document export: Export any document from Readit to an accessible PDF (with text font and color enhanced), Word file, txt, rtf, MP3 (to listen to) etc.
  • Print to Readit: Any software with a File -> Print function can have its document printed directly into Readit within seconds
  • Screenshot OCR: Instantly capture anything on screen and have it read aloud and shown in our chosen text view
  • Copy and Paste: Copy and paste documents into Readit, or copy text within Readit to paste into your text editor using standard shortcut keys


  • Resolution & Frame Rate: 1080P 60 fps | 4MP 30 fps (default)
  • Zoom: Optical: 10x optical
  • Zoom: Digital: 4x minimum
  • Range: Further than someone with 20:20 vision
  • Physical controls: Zoom In / Zoom Out buttons
  • Focus: Automatic. Manual focus selectable with adjustable focus
  • Compatibility: Windows, macOS, Android Phone / Tablet (with USB 3.0 connection), iPad | Windows Camera App, Zoom, Teams, Skype etc. Any app that can use a webcam
  • Stabilization: Via Readit Lite
  • Connection: 1 x USB3.0 port (type A). Includes USB A to USB C adapter
  • Batteries: None. USB powered - maximum 1.85 watts while zooming
  • Dimensions: L x W x D: 3.3 x 2.0 x 10.7 inches
  • Tripod unfolded - Minimum height: 8 inches
  • Tripod unfolded: - Maximum height: 16.9 inches
  • Unfolded tripod diameter: 9.4 inches
  • Clamp Dimensions: L x W x D 7.7 x 2.8 x 3 inches
  • Maximum desk thickness for clamp: 2.4 inches
  • Software Features: 2 color mode | Auto updates | Focus lock | Image stabilization | Manual focus adjustment | Overview mode | User presets | Optical / digital zoom selection with digital panning | Touch screen support | Image saving | Video recording