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.
Make sure the product is charged. Press the On/Off button for three seconds to power on ReaderPen (boot sequence takes about 10 seconds).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do not run battery completely flat and do not leave product connected to charger when fully charged.
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
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 the pen software be updated?
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The scan light does not turn on
Steps to pay attention to:
Beyond this, if still required, go to SettingsDefault settings and reset/reboot.
Does the pen scan italic font?
Yes, all C-PEN models scan most commonly used fonts, including italic.
If you experience scan failures, please check our “How to scan” article.
For scan training it is recommended to start by using text prints with good quality (textbooks, magazines, laser printed documents etc.) before moving on to more challenging qualities (e.g. different colors, dark backgrounds, etc.).