LightSpeed Writer

Faster and more accurate writing by virtue of sensors now being located directly under cracks.

Macros generate multiple outlines from a single stroke. For example, additional sensors on the bottom of the -B, -G, -S and -Z keys facilitate writing “backing”, “banking”, “banging”, “stinging”, “thinking”, “planning”, “raised”, “braced”, “traced”, “based”, “glanced”, “fenced”, et cetera, in ONE STROKE.

Question or answer banks can be incorporated into any stroke; that is, you can write any outline and by simply adding one additional key you can generate a question or answer bank before or after the outline you are stroking.

Compatible with all CAT software programs.

The Zenith may be operated while connected by USB to a computer and/or via Bluetooth. The USB cable provides power to the writer and conveys sensor pressure data to the computer.

The Zenith User Interface (ZUI) software records the pressure data 60 times a second from each of the writer’s 121 sensors. It combines that data with threshold settings, key definitions and macros to create steno outlines.

Advanced controls can be customized to greatly enhance accuracy.

Bonus! Additional sensors located below the vowels may be defined to be key combinations or multi-stroke macros.

Plus, all cracks sensors and number keys may be redefined.

The Zenith creates backup on a removable SD card. Steno keystrokes and corresponding time stamps are stored on said card. The SD card can then be inserted into the computer to transfer steno files for storage or translation.

Other backup may be generated by using StenAudio, an Android smartphone app that captures steno strokes via bluetooth, time stamps them, and also records audio and time stamps it. Those files may then be copied to your CAT software to translate and then scope, with synchronized audio.

Additional backup files may be saved by using the Zenith software to direct realtime backup to SD card(s) or thumb drive(s) inserted into the computer.

The Zenith may be used on one’s lap or on a tripod equipped with a plate.

A great feature for officials is that the Zenith can be operated while placed on top of a notebook computer’s keyboard. Very helpful when space is at a premium or when writing in chambers.

Physical specifications: Weight, 2 pounds; width 12.5 inches; depth 7.5 inches; thickness 0.5 inch.

LightSpeed Zenith Warranty

LightSpeed writers are covered by a two-year warranty. The warranty covers manufacturing and/or component defects.

Hardware Maintenance Plan

Maintenance plans are available for purchase following the expiration of the initial warranty. The plan covers all labor and a discount on parts — you pay what we pay — related to repairs, and shipping within the continental U.S.

Loaner unit provided if repairs cannot be completed within 48 hours. More comprehensive loaner options available.

LightSpeed Technical Support

LightSpeed Zenith purchases include phone and email technical support for one year from delivery of writer.

Technical support, firmware and software upgrades will be $120 per year thereafter.

Return Policy

LightSpeed Zenith units may be returned within a 90-day period. A restocking fee of $270 applies to all returns. Returned units must be undamaged in any way. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser.

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