Cybook update: calling all beta-testers!

June 16th, 2015

Cybook Update

The past few months our dev team has been hard at working on an update for your Cybooks with some new features we think you’ll be very happy about. What, for instance? Well…

  • Reading time indications (time left before the end of the chapter / the end of the book)
  • Notes export
  • Library: optimisation of the sort order depending on the active view
  • Library: sort by file name
  • New keyboard localisations
  • Multi-line keyboard for note taking
  • Menu: new icons
  • NB For the beta-test, the new features are labelled in English and French only. Of course, translations in all the languages available for the interface will be included  in the official release.

Like the last time, before making this upgrade publicly available, we’d like to have a short beta-test with a small group of experienced users.

So, Cybook Odyssey, Muse & Ocean users, if you would like to be the first to discover all the new features our dev team has been working so hard on, hurry and sign up!

How can I participate?

Visit our online support and sign in to your Bookeen account.
Then “Submit a ticket” and request the Beta-test.
Don’t forget to fill in your name and the serial number of your Cybook!
You’ll find the serial number on the back of your Cybook, or in the “About” menu available from the home page.

Next, charge your Cybook’s battery! The test will be launched very soon with the update available starting tomorrow, so quick, grab your keyboard and sign up!

How can I submit my feedback?

Go back to our online support and sign in to your Bookeen account.
Then “Submit a ticket”, select the Beta-test, and then “Feedback”.

 

/!\ NB Due to hardware incompatibility, this update will unfortunately not be available for the first versions of the Cybook Odyssey, manufactured in 2011 and 2012. Thank you for your understanding.

Happy reading, and happy beta-testing!
Bookeen Team

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Update for Thalia Odyssey now available

April 22nd, 2015

Excellent news for Bookeeners with Thalia Odysseys: the long-awaited update is available NOW. Please be sure to charge your battery, then activate the wifi connection and follow the instructions to install the update.

Odyssey update

We know you have been very impatient to receive this update and we apologise again for the delay. Thank you all for your patience. We hope you will enjoy the new interface and features.

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 Cybook-reading to all of you,

Bookeen Team

 

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