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Languages (LingoPen)

LingoPen supports OCR (scanning) and dictionaries in the following languages¹

For more details check product pages.

¹) subject to firmware version.

 


First use (LingoPen)

LingoPen and DictionaryPen areself-contained products that work both stand-alone and connected to a computer.

They can be used to scan and store text, look up words definition in dictionaries, listen to word pronunciations (DictionaryPen) or full text (LingoPen), and record voice memos.

Additionally, it can double as USB disk and keyboard.

But before getting started, read and watch below.

 

Power on

Make sure the product is charged. Press the On/Off button for three seconds to power on ReaderPen (boot sequence takes about 10 seconds).

Left/Right Hand

Select whether to use the product with left or right hand. Enter SettingsLeft/Right-Handed to select. Press OK to confirm and then Back to get back to Main menu.

To continue, check How to scan, and Scan to File, Dictionary, and Recorder.

 


Does DictionaryPen or LingoPen work with a computer?

Yes it does.
It is possible to connect DictionaryPen to almost any computer, phone or tablet supporting USB Host (in principle all computers) or USB OTG.

Check the video below for more information about functionality.


Battery maintenance

Maximizing battery life

Avoid extreme ambient temperatures

Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity.

Store it half-charged when storing long term

If you want to store your device long term (e.g. summer breaks), two key factors will affect the overall health of your battery: the environmental temperature and the percentage of charge on the battery when it’s powered down for storage. Therefore, we recommend the following:

• Do not fully charge or discharge the battery – charge to around 50%.
• Power down the device.
• Store in a cool moist-free environment less than 90° F (32° C).
• Top up charge to 50% every 3 months.

During regular use

Do not run battery completely flat and do not leave product connected to charger when fully charged.

 


Does the pen(s) work with USB-C?

USB-C is a physical specification compatible with the earlier protocols used by the various C-PEN models.
A USB-C to USB-A adapter is however required.

DictionaryPen firmware upgrade
Check upgradeability

All C610D/DictionaryPens are possible to upgrade to latest version.

Download and unzip latest firmware file and proceed according to Upgrade below.

For version history, click HERE.

Upgrade

Make sure the reader Pen battery is charged to at least 50%.
Connect the DictionaryPen to your computer and select U-disk mode.
Copy the two files extracted from the downloaded firmware (sysdict.bin & updatesys_7.y.xx.bin) to the C610R drive (if there are two drives pick the large one).
When copying is finished, eject the drive and disconnect it (unplug USB cable).
On the DictionaryPen, navigate to Settings/Software Upgrade and press OK button to select.
Press yes and wait for the upgrade to finish. This may take up to 10 minutes.


Can I upgrade the DictionaryPen firmware?

DictionaryPen firmware is possible to upgrade. See upgrade page for details.

 


The pen does not power up

The C610x products (ExamReader, ReaderPen, DictionaryPen, LingoPen) are normally semi charged when shipped out but in case they don’t power up properly…

  1. Connect the pen to a charger.
  2. Press reset button on the backside.
  3. Press-and-hold the Power button until screen lits up (appr. 30 seconds).
  4. Assuming battery is pre-charged, the USB cable can be detached.

 

Finally, please see Battery maintenance for information about battery care.

 


Can the dictionary be turned off?

ReaderPen

If the ReaderPen firmware version is 7.0.89 or newer there is a setting called Exam Lock that disables Scan to File, Dictionary and Recorder and leaves only Text Reader active.
If the firmware is older it is possible to update. Check here for details.

LingoPen

LingoPen firmware supports a function called Exam Lock that disables Scan to File, Dictionary and Recorder and leaves only Text Reader active.

ReaderPen Secure

For ReaderPen Secure it is not possible to turn off dictionaries.

DictionaryPen

For DictionaryPen it is not possible to turn off dictionaries.


Which product should i buy?

C-PEN products are divided into two categories: Education/Assistive and Productivity.

Assistive includes ExamReader, ReaderPen and LingoPen and are designed to promote independent reading and understanding. Typical users include people with dyslexia, visually impaired people, people with special educational needs, or people studying in a language other than their first one.

Though not specifically aimed at education, ReaderPen Secure also belongs to this segment. ReaderPen Secure is an assistive device targeting workplace use. For details check the product page.

Productivity refers to C-PEN products (i.e. the TS1 and Connect) used to capture notes and quotes from textbooks or papers, or to enter printed text and numbers into business systems.

 

For more detailed specification, visit the Product page.