About Us

SynPhon was originally engaged in developing computer-aided Hifi and audio measuring devices. In 1990, Uwe Kosa and Lüder Tideman founded Kosa,Tideman GdbR. The company’s aim was to develop and sell electronic aids for blind and partially sighted people and at the same time also provide the appropriate services. The company was transformed into SynPhon – elektronische Hilfen für Sehgeschädigte GmbH in 1996. Since then we have developed a series of intelligent aids – both on our own initiative and on behalf of other companies – with a special focus on ease of use. Here’s a list of our products:

  • AV TEXT, the speaking word processor for partially sighted people (awarded with the German-Austrian Academic Software Award in 1992)
  • SYNPHON 263, the electronic voice output
  • EXPLORER, the book reader for the blind
  • PUNKTUM, the shorthand translator for the blind
  • LESEMAUS, the mobile reading device
  • EinkaufsFuchs, the mobile product recognition device for the blind
  • FINDUS, the product recognition system for the blind
  • BrailleBook, the pocket-size organizer for the blind
In 1994, we took over the distribution of the notetaker from the Clio family for the blind from the French company Eurobraille. For the Spanish National Association of the Blind, ONCE, we developed the following products:
  • the voice output of Porta Thiel Sprache, the speaking printer for the blind
  • the electronic control system and software for the large Impacto printer family
  • the hand-held Piccolo printer
We manufacture our devices in Germany, which means that we not only guarantee we will provide excellent repair and update services, but also that we will always have a friendly ear to listen to your suggestions.
The copyright for the EinkaufsFuchs software is owned by Siegward Jäkel.