The DynaVox Vmax+ is a direct selection or scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with speech, language, and learning disabilities. This speech generating device can be used for day-to-day communication and real-time communication in person, via text message or e-mail, and by phone. The device also supports language and literacy development. The Vmax+ is available as a dedicated communication device or in an open configuration that provides the user access to all areas of the fully-functioning Windows 7 computer. It has a molded magnesium outer shell and a water-resistant LCD touch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768. Users can access the device via direct selection, scanning, joystick, audio touch, mouse pause and head-trackers, Morse code, and eye-gaze. For user's needing to access the Vmax+ with eye-gaze, it is available in an optional package with the DynaVox EyeMax (see separate listing). The Vmax+ includes DynaVox Series 5 Software with InterAACT, the built-in language framework provides distinctive vocabularies for users of differing ages, physical and cognitive abilities, and levels of independence. This communicator also offers a variety of speech output options. E-mail and text messaging features are built into the communication software, while the open version of the device provides users with access to Windows-based software applications and the Internet. Onscreen keyboards and mouse controls enable those with physical disabilities to access Window-based applications in addition to the communication software. The onboard environmental control unit allows users to control common household appliances such as TVs and DVD players, equipped with infrared receivers as well as X-10 controllers. An integrated eBook Reader software allows users to download books in DAISY and text formats and read them aloud with the device. Two front-mounted, full-range speakers ensure that messages are delivered crisply and clearly. It has an Intel Atom 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) processor (Intel Atom Dual Core 1.6 GHz processor) with 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM and an 80 GB hard disk drive (160 GB for EyeMax compatible version) to allow users to store pictures, and MP3 and video files. Each device features four USB 2.0 ports, two standard switch ports, two infrared transceivers, an external speaker (headphone) jack and a microphone jack. The Vmax+ also has integrated Bluetooth (for use with wireless keyboards and mobile phone text messaging) and WiFi capabilities. Microsoft Windows 7, a 1-GB flash drive, carrying handle/stand, shoulder strap, Quick Start Guide, Page Editing Software (on two CDs), CDs containing Training Materials, User Content and Upgrade Files, DynaVox Series 5 Software with InterAACT, DynaSyms Symbols, Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), AT&T Natural Voices, Acapela HQ Child and Adult voices, Microsoft English Voices, Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro, and a stylus pen are also included. In addition to U.S. English, the Vmax+ is available U.K. English, German and bi-lingual Spanish/English or French/English versions at no extra cost (must be specified at time of purchase). POWER: Uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery or a power adapter (included). Average battery run time is 10 hours per charge; 6 hours when used with EyeMax. OPTIONS: DynaVox EyeMax (see separate listing), transportation carrying case, accessible carrying case, AccessIT, PhoneIT, headmouse/headtracker, and DECtalk. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 12.5 x 10 x 3 inches. The touchscreen is 12.1 inches.WEIGHT: 6 pounds, 5 ounces. COLOR: Silver, pink, blue, green, or black. WARRANTY: 1 year all-inclusive, with up to four additional years available.