By Syma Sayyah, Tehran
The accomplishments of
The company was set up by three young engineers graduating from the university in early 1990’s and Mr. Bahrie joined a couple of years after. They formed the company to offer packaged computer software in Persian and they are now one of the market leaders, with a good reputation and after sales service both for their packaged programs as well as for customer tailored packages, both in the private and governmental sector.
What I found unique about them
was the work they do for the blind in
One notable item for the Persian speaking blind is their refreshable braille display (Barjasteh Negar II) which is a box that is located under the keyboard and is connected to a computer. It has two rows of 40 Braille characters, which a blind user can use to feel the letters. It works using piezo-electric technology.
When we went to their office to
become familiar with their products, my good friend and well known Iranian
writer Dr. Saeed Abbasspour, who is almost blind, came from
We were informed that Pactos is the only manufacturer of
Braille displays in Asia and have taken part in many fairs and exhibitions
Their main client for their most useful product, the Barjasteh Negar II, is the government, as it is rather dear about US$5,000 which is still cheaper than its nearest counterparts. When I asked why it is so expensive, they informed me that the main raw material used for making this unit is imported from Germany (there is only one other producer of the special metal, which has intelligent cells, but they are in the USA which they can not work with due to sanctions).
I am sure there are many blind Iranians who could use and optimize their interesting product range, especially those that convert computer output to Braille and Persian speech.
Maybe you know someone who can
use one of their products inside or outside
No. 5 5th Alley,
Tel. 88810291-2 and 88824922
I am sure you all join me in wishing them all the best in the good work that they do and success in all their endeavors.
... Payvand News - 1/9/07 ... --