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Grid Player is available to download  FREE from the Australian App store. The App is a companion to The Grid 3 or Grid 2 which enables you to use grids from The Grid 3 (or 2) on an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. Grid Player comes with four complete grid sets – Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photos and Text Talker Phrasebook. The symbol based grid sets are complete dynamic screen vocabularies and are available for two different levels of user. To add further grid sets or edit and customise a licensed Grid 3 (or 2) program is required.

Grid Player is available to download FREE from the Australian App store. The App is a companion to The Grid 2 or Grid 3 which enables you to use grids from The Grid 2 or Grid 3 on an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. 
Grid Player comes with four complete grid sets – Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photos and Text Talker Phrasebook. The symbol based grid sets are complete dynamic screen vocabularies and are available for two different levels of user. 

Please read our Grid Player Download Guide to fully understand the differences between Grid 2 and Grid Player and how they work together. Click here to go to Download Guide.
 

Grid Sets

Grid Player comes with several complete grid sets including Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photos and Text Talker Phrasebook.. These resources have been specially designed to work on Grid Player devices and can be used without purchasing The Grid 2.

To make changes to these grid sets, or to use other Grid 2 resources with Grid Player, you need to use The Grid 2 Windows computer software.

Grid Player has its own optimised versions of the most popular grid sets, which you can download from Online Grids.  http://www.sensorysoftware.com/onlinegrids.html

The App is dedicated to communication and doesn’t include many of the more advanced commands from The Grid 2. 

Symbols


Grid Player includes Widgit and SymbolStix symbols.  It is not currently possible to use paid-for symbol libraries such as PCS, Bliss and Makaton.

Speech


Grid Player comes with high quality Acapela speech, with both male and female voices. Australian voices may be available in 2014.

Features


Grid Player enables you to use resources from The Grid 2 with the AAC functions available.  Advanced features like email and internet browsing only work through other Apps on the device.

Accessing the Grid Player on an iPad and Papoo Touch is by touch screen only.  Scanning or other alternative access is not available.

Parameters  

  • one Grid Player account can be used to sync with up to 3 devices (iPhone iPad,  or iPodTouch)
  • Each Grid Player account permits the transfer of up to 10 grid sets.  Accounts are private.
  • to make changes to grid sets in Grid Player a licensed copy of The Grid 2 is required on a windows computer.
  • it is possible to have more than one Grid Player account associated with one licensed copy of The Grid 2.  This can be useful and necessary to support more than one user and to accommodate various languages.
  • the grid sets intended for transfer to Grid Player should be no larger than 350 pages.
  • the total size of the grid set (or grid bundle) must be smaller than 100 MB
  • no individual file (e.g.  Image or symbol) should be larger than 10 MB.
  • Grid Player does not support some “add-on” elements available for  The Grid 2, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) and the licensed Grid Sets such as PODD15 and WordPower.
  • Go to our DOWNLOAD GUIDE for more information. (click to open Download Guide)

Need more?

If the Grid Player, combined with the iPad does not meet the needs of the user, there are many other Speech Generating Devices we offer which have additional features and functionality.  Thse will be Windows based tablets or devices.  The iPad is not designed to be a Speech Generating Device and therefore Grid Player is limited in the functionality of Grid, in comparison to The Grid 3 on a Windows computer or tablet.  

The Grid Pads, Tellus 5 and Tellus 5 Intelligaze are full Windows 10 computers.  These models offer combinations of touchscreen access as well as switch/scanning access, eye gaze access and all the settings offered by The Grid 3 can be fully utilised by the hardware.  Environmental control is offered by most of these devices so the user can operate remote controlled appliances via the device.  Please contact us to discuss the options and comparisons if you would like to understand this further.  

Grid Player manual (Download PDF)

Grid Player Trouble-Shooting (Download PDF)

Problems with transferring Grids from Grid 2 or Grid 3:

1. Error message that the Grid set contains licensed information.

  • Some Grid Sets are authored by third parties and the licenses need to be purchased individually.  These grid sets cannot be transferred to GridPlayer.  This includes PODD15, WordPower, Starting Blocks etc.
  • Other licensed content includes Picture Communicaiton Symbols (PCS) and Australian Realspeak.

2. Check to find remaining PCS in grid sets before transferring.

In The Grid 2 or 3 on your Windows computer, run a SYMBOL REPORT.  To do this, open Grid Explorer, highlight the Grid Set intended for transfer, select REPORT - SYMBOL.  Once completed check the list or re-order so that you can see if any PCS symbols remain.  If there are any PCS you will need to change them to SymbolStix of Widget/Rebus prior to transfer.

3. What do the file size limits mean?

When transferring grid sets from Grid 2 or 3 to GridPlayer, aach grid set can contain up to 350 grids.The total size of the grid set (or bundle) must not exceed 100mb, and no file ( which means an individual picture or a music/ video file) may be larger than 10mb.

4. Check these settings and updates:

Run Sensory Update (or SmartBox Update) to ensure you have the latest version of the Grid.

Check this informaiton from the SmartBox Knowledge Base relating to Firewall settings

 If you are using any AV software other than Microsoft Windows defender/security essentials try uninstalling it and test again. If its still not working try scanning the machine with Malwarebytes (malwarebytes.org) to check if anything is interfering with your internet access.

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