Caption Display


Caption Display - Features and Benefits

Compusult's Caption Displays provide external, large format display of closed captions from video, computer and other sources, an ideal solution for deaf and hearing-impaired persons.

Just plug a Caption Display unit into a closed caption video source and it will decode and display the captioning on its bright, high-visibility, 4-line LED display. The Caption Display will present all ASCII characters from television, video tape, video disc, cable and off-air sources, including extended characters for Spanish, French and many other languages.

In addition to the stand alone units, we also offer complete turnkey packages, consisting of any or all of the following items:

  • A Caption Display unit of your choice;
  • Portable case for the display unit;
  • Display unit stand;
  • Portable notebook computer stand;
  • Caption Display software;
  • Voice recognition software;
  • Headset and/or silencer mask style microphones; and,
  • Writing assistant software.

Real-Time Captioning

Real-time Voice to text Captioning Compusult's advanced Caption Display software allows you to manually transcribe what is spoken into captions via keyboard entry. It also allows you to use and control prepared text files during meetings, live performances or presentations. Added-cost options include:

  • A Voice Recognition (VR) package which allows a speaker (whose voice has been adequately trained for the VR Software) to convert what they're saying directly into displayed captions
  • A writing assistant package, which uses word completion technology and other features to aid in manually transcribing what is being spoken into displayed captions

Problems and Solutions

Problem: On-screen captioning obscures part of the picture. Many people feel that the aesthetics of the on-screen image are seriously compromised by the captions.

Solution: Our Closed Caption Display Systems keeps the video image clear by moving the closed captions off the screen. It works by pulling off the hidden closed caption encoded onto a video signal, and sending it to our easy-to-read LED displays.

Problem: Legibility problems occur with regular captioning. When the monitors are placed at a distance from the viewers, the captioning can become very difficult to read. There can also be line-of-sight problems, with people in the front blocking the view of those in the rear. Because of these shortcomings, closed captioning is sometimes turned off altogether.

Solution: The CD-1500 and CD-2000 come with highly visible matrix LED displays providing excellent visibility from a distance. In addition, because the captioning systems can be placed away from the video it provides much better visibility to all viewers.

Problem: Displaying multiple captions in different languages simultaneously.

Solution: With the video loop through feature, which is standard on all our systems, you are now able to display multiple languages on separate displays providing a wider audience for your presentation.

Other Caption Display Advantages

  • Highly visible matrix LED display with wide viewing angle
  • Clears TV captioning to separate display enabling 100% screen viewing
  • Closed Captions are easily read from a distance
  • Ideal for theaters, museums, public meetings, information kiosks, churches, trade shows, airports, exhibitions hotels and any noisy or crowded environment
  • Perform real-time captioning using our optional Caption Display Software or compatible third-party products
  • Works with standard closed caption video signals from the videodisc player, a tape player, or directly off-the-air
  • Displays upper and lower case characters
  • Easy Plug-and-Play installation, with various mounting options
  • Works with standard Closed Caption signals (C1, C2, C3 & C4)
  • Low power consumption and long life LEDs translates to Low operating costs
  • Rugged all aluminum cabinet with quality finish
  • Systems are available with 0.7" to 4.0" character heights