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idB: Index-direct-Braille

Index-direct-Braille (idB) is a built in application within the Index V5 braille embossers and corresponding printer drivers. With idB it is possible to directly print from standard files such as: 
  • .doc
  • .pdf
  • .docx
index direct braille logoUsers may emboss the file types in either Grade 1 (literary) or Grade 2 (contracted) braille. The braille printout is formatted to the braille page size and layout settings in the braille embosser automatically. This is available without the use and additional cost of a braille editor. idB is free of charge and the text-to-Braille files may be adapted for many languages through the Liblouis open source project. 

idB is attractive due to its simplicity. Once the V5 Index Braille embosser is set up with: paper size|characters per line|lines per page|margins|duplexing|page numbering|text-to-braille translation language, you are then ready to start embossing braille directly from standard file types.

idB offers a modern multi-platform concept that enables you to emboss these documents from Windows, Mac or Linux. In fact, idB is the first commercial braille printing application to support printing from a Mac or Linux computer. 

  • idB is free of charge.
  • Use standard communication protocol.
  • V5 embosser connected to idB can connect to a network, offering braille printing access for all LAN members on the network. 
  • Enable mobile device printing.