A Computer for Every Student!® And it Speaks!
Laser PC6 only $150, add Text-to-Speech for only $50!
Are you still using desktop computers for word processing? Would you like to teach literacy using the latest innovative method of Text-to-Speech? If so, the wireless, talking Laser PC6 will change computing at your school! There's no other device that's so simple to use, inexpensive, and yet offers so much, with a large switchable display, 8 built-in programs including a typing tutor and word prediction, plus a Text-to-Speech option!
Writing is effortless on the PC6's full-size keyboard. Editing and viewing text is easy on its large 4 line by 40 and 8 by 80 character display, switchable by 1-keystroke. But what makes the PC6 so amazing is its 1-keystroke wireless upload to a PC or Mac!
Just point the PC6 at the infrared receiver, press the Ir-Send key and watch text flow into the open document. There's no software to load and text can be sent into any application. Just plug our Ir receiver into the USB or keyboard port of the host computer and start transmitting!Text-to-Speech will vastly improve the writing of your students! With the Text-to-Speech cartridge installed, the word processor can speak, either as the student types, or by playing back passages. The word prediction and spell checker also speak. Headphones are included. (For the latest research on the benefits of using a talking word processor to teach literacy, press the menu button to the upper left entitled, Text-to-Speech). The wireless, talking Laser PC6 truly fits our motto, "A Computer for Every Student!"
With the PC6, students as early as grade 4 can learn to touch type in 3 weeks with the built-in typing tutor program. There are three exercises, each representing one week of practice, for 20 minutes per day. The first exercise, shown above, teaches the correct fingering using the innovative alphabetic method, pioneered by Stuart Herzog (Herzog Keyboarding) and uses ergonomic fingering pioneered by Linda Lewis (Keytime). The second exercise, called Blends to Words, is a game where a 2-letter blend falls down the screen, followed by words, which must be typed before hitting the bottom. There are 22 such combo's. The third and best exercise, enables student-entered content to be played in the game format. Spelling, vocabulary, phonics, etc., are entered in a word processor file, then played in the typing game. This keeps student interest for the full 3 weeks, after which they are typing accurately at 15-20 wpm.Students are then ready to use the PC6 for word processing, which improves their typing speed and accuracy all year. Their work can be printed out directly to most printers, or uploaded wirelessly to the desktop computer, where the text can then be desktop published with fonts and graphics. For the price of one desktop, schools can purchase 10 PC6's!
Built in Software
The PC6's LCD offers 2 display modes:
8 lines by 80 characters
or 4 by 40.
The display size is changed by using 1 keystroke, the 40/80 Key.
The PC6 includes A/C adapter, carry case and printing cable for IBM or Mac. The PC6 is the same, it's the cables that determine the platform. The InfraRed transmitter is built into the PC6. The Ir receiver for your desktop costs $35. Only one receiver is needed per desktop computer for wirelessly sending files to a word processor. (You must use this receiver, not your computers, if it has one. Our Ir is more reliable than IrDa).
Perfect Solutions Consulting, Inc.
2685 Treanor Terrace
Wellington, FL 33414
Tel: (561) 790-1070