• Assistive Media Player featuring DAISY Reader
  • Universally Accessible
  • Portable Design with Intuitive User Interface


  • Tactile Keys with Asymmetric layout
  • Eases Navigation through Man Machine User Interface
  • Compact design with hotkeys for easier access

Buddy Player

Buddy Player is a portable, universally accessible media player that gives you the joy of listening to the latest books, magazines and your favorite music tracks or recordings all at an ease of your palm. It is integrated with digital talking book (DAISY) that reads out books aloud. The device is developed as a platform for education that allows the user to carry the learning material (e-books) on a media player that can also help the visually impaired to read books, listen songs, record sessions with ease.

  • Innovative Electronics design enables Buddy to be the world’s most cost effective Daisy player with a built-in Graphical TFT display.
  • Compact size – rugged by design (moisture & dust resistant)
  • Completely PC-free operation!
  • Allows Playlist Sync with Windows Media Player or simple drag-n-drop operations from File manager
  • Support of multiple Multimedia Audio Formats
  • Innovative User Friendly and intuitive User Interface with:Quick Switch function for Application SwitchingReady display of Next Song Information Power Optimized User Interface – enhances battery life
    Independent Volume control for Speaker and Earphone
    Single touch Playlist Access
  • Support for Media Player operations while charging

Buddy Player has been designed to address the educational and entertainment needs of the print disabled user.Buddy features innovations in Universal Design – thus creating an accessibility platform that is “truly for all”. The Man Machine Interface design smartly uses the different senses (Vision, Speech and Touch) to deliver a rich User Experience. Buddy leverages High Fidelity (with SRS enhanced Audio) sound along with a High Quality TFT based User Interface and Asymmetrical layout of raised Keys to allow an easy orientation of Buddy in the correct direction.

The clever use of Voiced menus and High Quality TFT Colour display with a High Contrast Colour Combination and Large Fonts (Font size further increases in selected items) enables the product to be easily used by One and All. The Colour Contrast can be further enhanced (at the cost of battery backup time) through the Settings.

  • 6 keys plus 4 direction key: MMI based on Asymmetric Key layout for ease of orientation
  • QVGA (320×240) Colour TFT 2.4” Graphical LCD with Graphical and text based User Interface.
  • Simple and Consistent User interface with “few levels” for high usability
  • Intuitive User Interface

Assistive Technology

  • Asymmetric & “touch friendly” buttons layout for ease of orientation
  • High Contrast Color Combination and Large Fonts
  • Hot keys & Voiced menus based MMI for easy navigation
  • Voice tagged recordings
  • Voice based Info button

Digital Talking Book Reader

  • Supports DAISY 2.02
  • Text “highlight” – For Text & Audio Playback Synchronization


  • Chapter/Section based navigation
  • Unlimited bookmarks
  • Headings/Pages/Phrases/time step/bookmarks navigation
  • Heading text, Page and Time Highlight
  • Scroll mode
  • Speed change

Buddy is not a product, but a Software platform, allowing for an Ecosystem of developers to add-on new and innovative applications. Buddy has been designed to address the educational and entertainment needs of a user.

Buddy uses a combination of Graphical User Interface (GUI) and ‘Menu Voicing’ for interacting with the user. The inputs from the User are provided through key press operations or insertion and removal of connectors/ card into a port/ socket. The Voiced menu and the Audio playback volumes are independent to allow the user to set the volumes at a comfortable level for the User Interface and Content.

  • Reads DAISY Audio books.
  • Playbacks the music in various file formats.
  • FM radio player. User the Earphones as an Antenna
  • Lists all recorded voice notes and audio recording for playback.
  • USB Disk synchronizes information between your player and PC but displays charging screen if connected to adapter and not to PC
  • Creates voice recordings in various formats and duration.
  • Create short voice recordings for scribbling down notes.
  • LCD display with white Led Backlight
  • Easy Navigation through the User Interface as well as the tactile buttons on the Front Panel
  • Rechargeable and removable Lithium Ion Battery
  • SD memory card (supports up to 16GB)
  • Status Indicators with Audible Cues
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