SuperNova Magnifier Features
- Control Panel
- 1.2 to 64 Times Magnification
- Touchscreen Magnification
- Colour and Visual Highlighting
- Multiple Monitor Support
- Magnify and Read in Comfort
- Getting Started and Help
- EasyReader and Launch Pad
- Connect & View
- Portable on a SuperNova USB
Clear, easy to see, easy to learn. The SuperNova control panel magnifies beautifully with no pixilation, so it’s always perfectly crisp and easy on the eye.
1.2 to 64 Times Magnification
Crystal Clear ‘True Font’ Magnification
SuperNova's True Font technology looks beautifully smooth even on the largest displays. Magnify text and images from 1.2 all the way up to 64-times. And because everyone's eyesight is different, magnification comes in 28 sizes so you can find a perfect fit. Zoom in and out as much as you need with a touch of a key, spin of the mouse wheel or by clicking the handy buttons on screen.
8 Magnifier Views
8 magnifier views keep documents and apps in perspective. Show your magnification:
- Full screen
- Split screen (top, bottom, left or right magnified)
- Fixed window
- Movable magnifying glass
The rest of the screen shows the original size, unmagnified application, keeping the context clear. The magnifier view can be resized and repositioned so you can quickly and easily control where on screen the magnifier appears.
The carousel below illustrates how full screen and various split screen options appear on screen:
Never Lose Sight of the Action!
Automatic tracking magnifies the action so you can see what you are doing at all times. As you move your mouse pointer, type in text, or tab between links - magnifier follows seamlessly so you can always see where you are working.
Control the Magnifier with Simple Keystrokes
Jump to: edges, corners or the centre of the original screen. You can save and restore your magnified position, or reserve a special hooked area to keep a close eye on the clock, document word count or spread sheet formula bar. And you can hide hooked areas with a hotkey so they only appear when you want them.
Ideal for unsteady hands or anyone who finds mouse movements difficult to follow. Simple keystrokes gently slide the magnifier: up, down, left or right. Press repeatedly to increase speed. When you want to stop simply release the keys.
Tablets and touch screen laptop access with SuperNova is effortless:
- Use 1 finger to pan SuperNova’s magnifier around documents and apps
- Use 2 fingers to pinch and stretch, changing the amount of magnification in any app
- Use 3 fingers to tap and change the colours and find more magnifier options
SuperNova also includes a high contrast large print, onscreen keyboard which fits the screen width and lets you see what you’re typing.
Video: SuperNova's Touchscreen support
Colour and Visual Highlights
24 Colour Schemes
Choose from 24 carefully designed colour schemes each designed to reduce glare and maximise your comfort while reading. Alter the appearance of colours on your screen, preserving your original document colours for printing. Or make your own scheme by adjusting brightness, contrast or colour tint. Colour Replace can swap colours to show only the shades you recognise, making reading web pages easy again.
The carousel below illustrates some of the various colour schemes:
High-Vis Mouse pointers
Mouse pointers which are easy to see but keep out your way. Choose from 4 popular mouse pointer colour schemes or create your own scheme to make the mouse pointer easy to see. You can set the pointer size independent of your magnification level so your text is never hidden by the mouse. With over 200 pointer images included, your mouse pointer has never been so flexible.
Highlight the Mouse, Cursor, Word and More
Highlighting shows your place at a glance. Distinctive shapes and colours draw attention to the mouse pointer, cursor, word, line, Windows focus and Dolphin Cursor so you or a sighted colleague or trainer can easily see where in your application you are working.
Highlighting is ideal for anyone who loses their place, or teaches or trainers wanting to see at a glance where students are working. Highlighting can be toggled off and on with a hotkey or click of a button.
6 carefully balanced highlighting schemes are included to draw attention to where the action is on screen. Make your own focus highlighting scheme selecting shape, colour, tint, size, when the highlight is shown and level of transparency.
Multiple Monitor Support
Get more done with multiple monitors. Magnify on one, two or as many displays as required. Choose different levels of magnification and different colour settings for each of your monitors. Project presentations original size to sighted audiences keeping speaker notes magnified on your laptop; work closely with a trainer or colleague who can follow a clone of your display, but at regular size.
With SuperNova’s multiple monitor support you can even mix and match monitor resolutions and still get great results. Mix standard and touch screen monitors, from different manufacturers, any resolution. You can even add external monitors to tablets and laptops.
Side by Side
Multitask across 3 screens (or more), each running a different app, with different levels of magnification and the colour scheme that bests suits you and the app.
Keep an eye on incoming messages on one monitor, prepare your documents on a second, and have a web browser or spreadsheet opened on a third. The number of monitors and which applications, the amount of magnification and which colour scheme each is running, is entirely up to you. Each application is tracked separately so you won't lose your place.
Mouse Buffer means you don't lose your pointer when using applications Side by Side. SuperNova's unique mouse buffer means the pointer only moves on to a different screen when you insist. Switch monitors with a hotkey, or set your own resistance level to determine how hard you have to push the pointer against the edge to move it to the next screen. Magnified slide notes on a laptop that is also projecting unmagnified slides via a beamer to a white screen.
Cloning options are available for a variety of teaching, training or collaboration scenarios. Clone with Standard view shows an unmagnified copy of any application on a second screen so one user with partial sight can work seamlessly with another with full sight.
Clone magnifies the same content on multiple screens so several colleagues who are partially sighted can collaborate on the same application.
Span simulates having one huge screen stretching your application across several monitors.
Presentation Mode is made for Microsoft PowerPoint. You can have your speaker notes magnified on your laptop while your sighted audience sees your slides original size via a projector or large screen just as you intended.
Magnify and Read in Comfort
Line View smoothly scrolls documents and web pages across a single line so you can sit back and enjoy reading without the distraction of screen clutter. With Line View, you can set the font, colours and scrolling speed to suit your sight. Press the space bar to pause and resume scrolling, and use the arrow keys to fast forward or rewind.
Doc Reader reflows your documents and web pages in a dedicated window made for reading. With the click of a button, SuperNova uses your choice of: font, colours and line length. Ideal for simplifying the appearance of busy documents.
Margin release shows how close the magnifier is to the edge of the real screen ideal for people with restricted peripheral vision. You can keep your mouse pointer in the central area of your monitor by adding extra space around the original screen. The strong change in contrast clearly shows when the mouse pointer is approaching the edge.
SuperNova lets you save different hooks for different applications, and you can have as many as you want, helping you to keep useful information in view at all times. Monitor your word count or formula bar with a hooked area . Or just keep one eye on the clock!
Getting Started and Help
SuperNova comes with everything you need to get you up and running, right away!
Learn SuperNova Magnifier with our series of short video tutorials.
CAPS+F1 Help menu provides convenient access to detailed descriptions of completing tasks when you're in popular applications such as Microsoft Office and on the web. In addition CAPS+F1 includes hotkeys, links to web resources, Windows Basics, SuperNova Manual and Notes.
Find shortcut keys to get the most out of SuperNova with the Hotkey Helper. Search for keys by feature (e.g. 'magnification'), by application (e.g. 'Microsoft Word'), or by keypress (e.g. 'NUMPAD ZERO'). Please note: the Hotkey Helper is available in English only.
EasyReader and Launch Pad
Conveniently browse and search millions of bestsellers, classics and periodicals with EasyReader for Windows, available in the SuperNova Media tab.
EasyReader provides direct access to the world's largest collection of accessible book and newspaper libraries. Content from Bookshare® and other trusted library partners is made instantly accessible in EasyReader, as users can customise text size, colours and reading speed.
Read directly on any Windows device, or take books with you - use EasyReader to transfer titles to portable MP3 and DAISY players for reading on the go.
Launch Pad provides instant access to audio, weather and book search. Press a couple of keys to listen to popular radio stations and podcasts, or read RSS News feeds. Users can even use Launch Pad to lookup dictionary definitions, find local weather forecasts, search for books, and find walking directions.
Connect & View ...
...With a Camera
Connect a camera to your computer and SuperNova Connect & View turns your tablet, laptop or desktop into a lightweight, portable video magnifier.
Magnify newspapers, magazines, bills, labels and even objects onto your computer screen.
Turn on Connect & View and the viewer displays what ever is under the camera lens.
Video: Connect & View with a Camera
Connect & View comes with a handy toolbar giving users instant access to the most popular features by mouse or touch:-
- Increase and decrease the magnification
Use the increase and decrease magnification buttons on the toolbar to zoom in and out for comfortable viewing. Touchscreen users can also adjust the magnification with a 2 finger stretch or pinch.
- Rotate the image in the viewer
Convenient for when your document is accidentally upside down.
- Colour changer
If the image is difficult to see or the contrast poor, adjust the colours by repeatedly pressing the colour changer button that cycles through a variety of the most popular schemes including, invert brightness, high contrast black on white, high contrast white on black, yellow on blue, white on blue and yellow on black.
- Lock your camera’s auto focus
If your camera includes an auto focus feature, you may prefer to turn it off as it can be distracting with magnification applied or when under fluorescent lighting.
- Capture the image for further exploration
The capture image button copies the camera’s image, unmagnified, which can then be saved or added to a document for future reference.
- Adjust the viewing area to top, bottom, left or right side of the screen; and change the viewing area size to fill 80%, 50% or 20% of your screen, or even sent to a second monitor.
- No need to move your worksheet around under the camera, or use an X-Y table – use the mouse or touch to explore your document easily.
SuperNova Connect & View is also compatible with many portable video magnifier solutions including the NordicEye Solo, Reinecker Topolino and the Papenmeier Visualex Maki. Read the complete list of Connect & View compatible video magnifiers.
...the Teachers’ Interactive Whiteboard
With Connect & View from SuperNova, partially sighted students can connect to and magnify the teacher's interactive whiteboard on their own tablet or laptop. The student can then customise the view to meet their own magnification and colour scheme needs. The split screen feature enables them to make notes at the same time as monitoring what’s happening on the whiteboard.
Connect & View enables partially sighted students in mainstream classroom environments to work alongside their peers in the same way. Connect & View is quick and easy to set up at the beginning of a lesson and offers password enabled access for security. Inbuilt snapshot technology means a student can save a copy of the magnified screen at any time for use when they need it.
Video: Connect & View the Interactive Whiteboard
With SuperNova Connect & View low vision students can:
- Magnify and explore the smartboard in comfort from their own laptop or tablet
- Apply a colour scheme to suit the information and their sight
- View the magnified smartboard and their app, side by side
- Take a snapshot for further exploration at their own pace or for a later date
- Take a snapshot to read at home - quicker and more accurate than notetaking
- Track the teacher’s mouse or cursor at the click of a button.
- Create a profile for each classroom to ensure a quick start to each new lesson.
Staff and educators can be confident, thanks to:
- Simple set-up at the start of the class with no disruption to other students
- Password protection; ensuring documents are always safe and secure
- Compatibility with ALL interactive whiteboards
UK Patent Application No. 1601966.3
Choose SuperNova USB and ‘Guest mode’ gives you instant accessibility on the go. Plug your SuperNova USB into any Windows PC and experience instant access to your favourite SuperNova features, with your personal SuperNova options already pre-set.
- Instant, hassle free access
- No need for Administrator password; use with any Guest Account
- Ideal for visiting clients, friends or the library
- No installation, driver, activation or authorisation required
- Offers HD Magnification, colours, highlights, speech, braille and more
- Compatible with Windows 7, 8 or 10 PCs
Regular visitor or staying longer? Install a Dolphin driver to the PC for ‘Full Access’ to SuperNova.
Full Access also includes:
- Scan and Read
- Touchscreen magnification
- Logon Screen support
- Support for Windows security dialogs.
Unlike other USB solutions, SuperNova USB:
- is a full working licence, not a 30 day trial
- can be run without administrator rights
- does NOT install from the USB to the PC
- is not just an authorisation dongle
- operates and behaves identically on Windows 7, 8 and 10 PCs.
VIDEO: Watch our step by step guide to the new SuperNova USB:
Note: The first time you use the SuperNova USB on a new PC, you will need to find and run SuperNova’s “Go” program in Windows Explorer. The second time, SuperNova will run automatically.