Firmware upgrade for Cybook Muse, Cybook Odyssey

March 25th, 2015

Firmware upgrade « Boo reader 6.3 »

This upgrade is available for Cybook Muse, Cybook Odyssey Essential and Cybook Odyssey FrontLight 2 (new editions)

Previous generations of Cybook Odyssey (edition 2013 and earlier) have already been updated.

Bookeen Cybook Muse

Corrections

  • The crash when booting from sleep mode on some Cybooks (Muse) is corrected
  • Button activity is ameliorated
  • The « disappearance of the library » bug is corrected
  • The inverted buttons option has been added to Cybooks Odyssey Essential and Frontlight 2

New features

  • The English language Cambridge dictionary 2014 has been added
  • A light English to French dictionary  has been uploaded

Installation

  • Make sure your Cybook’s battery is charged, then just connect your Cybook to a Wi-Fi network and follow the procedure…

Enjoy your reading!
Bookeen Team

Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen Combine Solar Energy and E-Readers

March 2nd, 2015
Press release: Paris, Barcelona, March 2, 2015.

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen, a pioneering e-reader maker, will announce the signing of a joint development agreement to marry Wysips® technology to Bookeen e-readers. Their new solar e-reader solution offers consumers unprecedented battery life and hours of uninterrupted reading.

Bookeen and Sun

Battery life is a key challenge in the global market for e-readers (10 million sold in 2014). Thanks to Sunpartner Technologies and Bookeen, using the invisible photovoltaic component Wysips®, this problem is about to be a thing of the past.

Longer Autonomy, Less Money

E-readers consume less power than other personal electronic devices. Their e-ink technology uses significantly less energy than other displays (LCD and OLED) because they only draw on the battery to load the page.

With Wysips® components, co-developed by Bookeen and Sunpartner Technologies, the e-readers solution can now recharge their batteries from light energy, whether natural or artificial. Scheduled to reach the market in 2016, this solar-powered product will be the champion of e-reading on the go.

A Shining Partnership

For Ludovic Deblois, CEO of Sunpartner Technologies, “This new partnership with a French Tech pioneer like Bookeen in the e-reader market demonstrates the practical added value of Wysips® for users of mobile and connected devices.”

As for Michael Dahan, co-founder and CEO of Bookeen, “Our partnership with Sunpartner Technologies combines the creativity of two French companies that deliver real innovation to our customers.”

About Sunpartner Technologies

Sunpartner Technologies is a high-tech engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). Since 2008, they’ve been developing the transparent PV component Wysips® that seamlessly integrates into any surface, transforming it into a solar panel. Based in Aix-en-Provence, France and growing worldwide, the company regularly receives awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum.

www.sunpartnertechnologies.com

About Bookeen

Based in Paris, France, Bookeen is the European leader in e-reading solutions. The incomparable quality of its solutions and e-readers have enabled them to develop partnerships with both large chains and independent bookstores, as well as several leading large-scale retailers such as the Brazilian Saraiva group and the Carrefour group for example.

For more information, please visit www.bookeen.com

Contact Presse  Sunpartner Technologies
Marion Chanson
+33 (0)6 15 71 16 76
marion.chanson@sunpartner.fr

Contacts Presse Bookeen
Clarisse Lazerges, c.lazerges@licencek.com
+33 (0) 1 83 64 77 06
Jean-François Kitten, jf@licencek.com
+33 (0) 6 11 29 30 28

Cybook Odyssey update now available!

December 17th, 2014

We have great news for Cybook Odyssey users today: charge your battery, because the major upgrade you’ve been waiting for is available for download now!

We want to thank again all our beta-testers who gave us such excellent feedback during the testing period over the summer; your help was invaluable. This upgrade provides a completely new interface and many brand-new features, so a lot of development and testing was necessary to be sure it would work with all the Cybook Odyssey models. :)

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Here’s what you’ll find in the new version:

Software update for Cybook Odyssey Firmware « Boo reader 6.2 »

This update is compatible with all models of the Cybook Odyssey range (Odyssey (2011,2012) Odyssey 2013 edition, HD FrontLight (2012), Frontlight (2013).

Contents of the update (Build 2316)

  • Pure and Simple Interface
    Thanks to this update, the cybook Odyssey interface is even more intuitive and light. We’ve removed superfluous frames, lines, and shaded zones to improve visibility and simplify navigation.
  • New Library management possibilities
    Now you can store and organize your books by collection with numerous sorting features in addition to using our traditional folder view.
  • SDK adobe Update : Adobe RMSDK update from version 9.2 to 10.0
    • PDF reflow improvements
    • CSS optimisation
    • Bug fix on small issues
  • Annotations
    New Annotations menu: notes and highlights have their own menu for simpler access. (Note export is planned for a future update.) Tip: to add a note or highlight, touch the beginning and end of the text you want to select, and hold until you see the text highlighted. A dialogue box with the options « Add highlight » and « Add note » will appear.
  • Text Search
    This is a brand new feature. Now on you can search for occurrences of a key word in the text of your book by selecting the word, the same way you consult the dictionary. Just press your finger on the word you want until you see it highlighted to bring up the search options. You can also search for any word in your book or in the dictionary, by simply typing it into the on-screen keyboard.
  • Bookmarks
    The use of bookmarks stays the same, but a new management menu is added.
    Tip: to add a bookmark, tap the top right corner of the screen. You can remove a bookmark by tapping again.
  • Text settings
    The text settings interface has been completely reorganised for fluid and easy use. The main settings are now presented together on one page for easy access.

    • Margins, Line spacing and Justification
      Three new options are now proposed to adapt the page layout to your preferences.
    • New Font
      New Caecilia Font fully optimized to ereaders is added (Monotype licence).
  • Pageometer
    A pageometer makes book navigation even faster. Tap the lower edge of the screen to access it. Use the slider to move through your book, or tap the page number to bring up a numerical keypad and enter the page you want directly.
  • PDF management
    A new PDF surf function with a miniature page map is now available. This miniature lets you see where you are in the page instantly in zoom mode.
  • Progress bar
    A progress bar on the Home page tells you at a glance how much of your book you’ve read.
  • Sleep mode screens
    In addition to your own images, you can now use a book cover as your sleep mode screen. Choose your favourite, or automatically display the cover of the book you’re reading.
  • Dictionary
    Addition of a multiple dictionary manager: choose which dictionaries to use, and the order to display dictionary results in. We include the Cambridge English dictionary and a light English to French dictionary.
    This manager makes it easy to add more dictionaries if needed.

Installation
Simply connect your Cybook to a Wi-Fi network for an instant update and follow the procedure…

NB Please charge your Cybook Odyssey’s battery for at least 2 hours before installing the update!

Happy reading!
Bookeen Team

Note for users of THALIA ODYSSEY : 

This update will also be available for Thalia Odyssey, we are just waiting for validation from the Thalia team that there is no conflict with the customisations we implemented for them on the original firmware. :)

Dieses Update ist auch für Thalia Odyssey, wir warten nur auf die Validierung von der Thalia-Team, dass es keinen Konflikt mit den Anpassungen, die wir für sie auf der Original-Firmware implementiert verfügbar sein. :)

APRIL 7 2015 : UPDATE FOR THALIA USERS :

This update will enter its final testing phase at Thalia at the end of the week, with publication scheduled within 15 days! We apologise for the long wait and we thank you for your patience!

Dieses Update wird seine letzte Testphase bei Thalia am Ende der Woche mit der Veröffentlichung innerhalb von 15 Tagen geplant eingeben! Wir entschuldigen uns für die lange Wartezeit und wir danken Ihnen für Ihre Geduld!

 

Bookeen presents the Cybook Muse and Cybook Ocean

October 20th, 2014
Press Release: Cybook Ocean and Cybook Muse – Paris, 17 Octobre 2014

CYBOOK MUSE: The Inspirer

Bookeen announces the launch of their new line of 6″ E-Ink HD
e-readers featuring a compact and inviting “edge to edge” screen, providing an incomparable reading experience.

UPDATE 27 October 2014: find the full technical specifications for the Cybook Muse and Cybook Ocean at the end of the article.

Cybook Muse

Bookeen enriches its line of e-readers with the launch of 2 new models: Cybook Muse Essential and FrontLight.

New signature design for an inspiring reading experience
The Cybook Muse has a redesigned “edge to edge” screen, offering exceptional page visibility.

A streamlined design
The Cybook Muse has a 6’’ (15,2cm) screen allowing for easy reading in all conditions, while the size of the e-reader has been reduced by 17% in comparison to its predecessor, the Cybook Odyssey.

The E-Ink HD display is easy on the eyes
The Cybook Muse HD Display (758 x 1024 resolution) offers a brilliant resolution of 213 DPI, providing for comfortable reading.

A refined style
The interface is light, pure and sleek. The ergonomic design has been completely reinvented, while respecting the new design. This is where easy readability meets efficiency in navigation.

An enriched interaction
The Cybook Muse offers a rich interface with its new functions and possibilities like creating collections, searching text, organizing notes, customizing options and managing a menu of parameters of text that has been completely rethought, as well as a new PDF mode.

The new ultra-optimized Caecilia font
The Cybook Muse debuts a new optimized font for the e-readers. The precision, the clarity of the curves and sharpness of the contrast, no detail was omitted in the consideration of the elevation of reading enjoyment.

Turn pages how you’d prefer
Why shouldn’t you have the ability to use a touch screen to turn pages as well as actual buttons? The Cybook Muse compromised nothing. Turn the pages with the touch of a finger or with the buttons located on the right and left of the e-reader.

A practical size
With a width of 8mm and a weight of 190 grams, the Cybook Muse easily glides into pockets or handbags for simplified mobility.

An affordable price
The HD display screen, the innovative design and the rich technical specificities; the Cybook Muse offers a high quality product at a competitive price.

Downloads
The Cybook Muse is connected to digital bookstores and readers can access hundreds of thousands of eBooks.

Protective Covers
With only 5mm added to the thickness of the e-reader, the protective cover for the Cybook Muse features an optimized design which is available in 4 colors: black, red, pink and orange.

2 Models
Cybook Muse Essential Fully equipped and beautifully designed e-reader
Suggested Retail Price: 79.90€ incl. VAT / 99 USD

Cybook Muse FrontLight Equipped with the latest technology FrontLight for comfortable day or night reading.
Suggested Retail Price: 99.90€ incl. VAT / 129 USD

CYBOOK OCEAN: As far as the eye can see

Bookeen announces the launch of the Cybook Ocean, the world’s thinnest e-reader with an 8 inch “edge to edge” screen

Cybook Ocean, prochainement disponible

Cybook Ocean, available for pre-order starting the 5th of November

For readers in search of a larger screen for more comfortable reading, Bookeen introduces its newest e-reader with an enlarged screen.

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