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SuperNova Access Suite

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SuperNova is a full screen reader offering magnification, speech AND Braille support, giving people with visual impairment the freedom to access Windows in the way that suits them best. More about SuperNova.

SuperNova has been developed for all visually impaired users, from low vision to blind. It is ideal for both individual users, who experience varying or deteriorating eye conditions during a working day or for institutional settings, such as in school or work, that need to provide solutions for visually impaired groups with a range of sight difficulties. 

Key Benefits of SuperNova Access Suite

  • SuperNova includes magnification, speech and Braille output to cater for all types of visual impairments.
  • A combined screen reader and magnifier helps to reduce eye strain by allowing users to increase magnification or add speech during the day as eyes become tired.
  • SuperNova includes a full screen magnifier with features such as variable magnification, multiple screen management styles and a variety of colour replacement options to overcome partial sight impairments.
  • It also includes a full screen reader for people who are blind, which can cope with text and Braille input together with speech and Braille output.
  • SuperNova represents a totally integrated solution, so for the system administrator, having a single combined package avoids compatibility and stability issues and means only a single purchase and a single product to train and support.
  • Works with most popular applications "out of the box", non-standard applications that do not work with can usually be mapped easily.
  • Talks as you type, announcing words or characters so you can check what you write.
  • A single key allows you to read an entire document, email or web page.
  • Fast and accurate multilingual Braille output for text at your fingertips.
    (Grade 1 & 2 computer or literary Braille supported). Many Braille display devices supported.
  • Access complex websites with ease by choosing to list links, headings or frames.
  • Read image labels, font styles, Windows menus and icons for easy navigation.
  • Customise the speed and volume of the voice and control the level of detail and punctuation that is spoken or sent to Braille.
  • Focus highlight and on-screen Braille assists those with residual vision, sighted teachers & helpers.
  • Quality synthesiser included (where available*), delivering clear speech and intelligent pronunciation even at high speeds. *Please check with your local dealer for details of synthesisers included when sold outside the UK.
  • Automatic software updates via the Internet ensure you always use the latest version.
  • Includes SAM (Synthesiser Access Manager) for easy support of third-party synths and Braille displays.
  • Runs on many operating systems, network installations, Terminal Server and Citrix support.
  • Magnification from the point of logon and choice of magnification style with options such as split screen, whole screen and window to suit your needs.
  • Highly magnified objects and text are smoothed to remove pixelation and preserve readability.
  • Multiple focus highlighting options - for clearer identification of cursor, mouse pointer, line, focus.
  • Always stay in focus with automatic tracking of the mouse and keyboard presses.
  • True multi language support, choice of over 20 languages and different synthesiser languages included as standard (where available*). *Please check with your local dealer for details of synthesisers included when sold outside the UK.
  • Compatible with a range of digital CCTVs such as Optelec, Clearnote & LVI MLS Student.
  • Customise colour schemes on screen to meet your sight requirements and replace problem colours.
  • DocReader for easier viewing of long documents.
  • Choice of control panel for accessing features and functions and user selectable range of hotkey shortcuts provide ease of use and requires minimal training.

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SuperNova Access Suite OS Compatibility:

Can be installed on wide and local area networks
Some specific Citrix & Terminal Server Environments
Windows 7 (32-bit editions)
Windows 7 (64-bit client editions)
Windows Vista 32-bit edition (Service Pack 1 and later) 
Windows Vista 64-bit edition (Service Pack 1 and later)
Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 and later)
Windows Vista Enterprise (Service Pack 1 and later)
Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 and later)
Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 and later)
Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 and later)
Windows XP Home (with Service Pack 2 or later)
Windows XP Pro (with Service Pack 2 or later)

NOTE: For Vista (all editions), you should have at least Service Pack 1 installed.
We recommend using the latest Dolphin software version that is available in your language. However; 32-bit editions of Windows Vista are supported from version 8 onwards, Windows 2000 is supported up to version 7.03

Dolphin is only able to offer product support for SuperNova installations in Citrix & Terminal Server environments where a 'Citrix & Terminal Server Pack' has been purchased from Dolphin.

Supported Applications

Read which applications have been tested and are supported by SuperNova.

System Requirements for SuperNova Access Suite:

SuperNova has been successfully tested with the following class of machines.

Other equivalent hardware combinations are expected to work successfully. This information is offered as a guideline when choosing suitable hardware for running SuperNova.

Note, using power saving schemes designed to maximise battery life will likely reduce your system performance for all applications including Dolphin software. For best results it is suggested to use a power scheme which maximises performance.

Dell Optiplex 740 desktop: (Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit)
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.70GHz
Memory (RAM): 4.00GB
Harddisk: 200GB
Audio: Microsoft High Definition Audio (onboard)
Video: ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro

Dell Optiplex 745 desktop: (Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit )
Processor: Intel Pentium D 3.4GHz
Memory (RAM): 1.00GB
Harddisk: 200GB
Audio: Microsoft High Definition Audio (onboard)
Video: ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 Series

Dell Optiplex 780 desktop: (Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.6GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
Harddisk: 230GB
Audio: Sound MAX Integgrated Digital High Definition audio.
Video: 1 ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series and 1 NVIDIA GeForce 6200.

Dell Optiplex 780 desktop: (Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit)
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU E5300 2.60GHz
Memory (RAM): 4.00GB
Harddisk: 200GB
Audio: SoundMAX Integrated Digital High Definition Audio
Video: GeForce 9300 GE, NVIDIA compatible

Toshiba Tecra A11 Laptop: (Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit)
Processor: Intel Core I5CPU CPU M520 2.4GHz, 2 cores (4 logical processors).
Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
Harddisk: 230GB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
Video: Intel Media Accelerator HD

Toshiba Satellite Pro L450 Laptop-13L (Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5870 2GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
Harddisk: 80GB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
Video: Mobile Intel 4 Series Express

Network: Internet connection - optional but recommended for software updates.
Optical drive: DVD+-RW (while installing from DVD)
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (while using the Dolphin Pen).
Other Operating Systems

If you have further questions about hardware and software required to successfully run Dolphin SuperNova, please contact your local Dolphin dealer or Dolphin Product Support.

Hardware tested on 27 October 2010 with SuperNova v12.01.