Category: Deaf And Hard of Hearing

Captel 840I

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The CapTel 840i is a captioned telephone for people with hearing disabilities. This phone is designed specifically to interact with the CapTel Captioning Service to display a realtime transcript of each conversation on a screen located just above the number key pad. Users who subscribe to the CapTel Captioning Service place each call in the same way as dialing a traditional phone. As the user dials an outgoing call, the phone automatically connects to the Captioning Service. When the other party answers, the CapTel 840i user hears everything said as with a traditional call. Behind the scenes, an operator at the CapTel Captioning Service transcribes everything the other party says into written text. The written text appears on the 7-inch display screen built into the CapTel 840i that has adjustable font sizes and colors. The captions appear almost simultaneously with the spoken word, allowing the user to understand everything that is said by hearing or reading it. The telephone does not, by itself, translate spoken words into written captions, and the captioning feature can only be used for calls that go through the CapTel Captioning Service. The phone also can be used as a traditional amplified telephone, without the caption feature, as it has an adjustable volume control that amplifies incoming sound up to 40 decibels. The CapTel 840i requires connection to (1) high-speed Internet access via WiFi or an Ethernet jack and (2) telephone service via an analog line, VOIP, FIOS, DSL or digital cable phone service (not cellular service). It cannot connect to a digital telephone line (as is sometimes found in offices) or to any other non-analog telephone line. The CapTel 840i includes three speed dial buttons, a dedicated button that immediately connects to the CaptTel Help Line, and a built-in Phone Book that can store up to 95 names and numbers. It can be use with a caller ID service. The CapTel 840i also includes a built-in answering machine that can show captions for voice messages.


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595.00 to 99.00

Captel 840I

Made By:

Ultratec Inc.
Organization Type: 
Deaf & Hard Of Hearing, Computers, Communication