HIMS Inc. Signs Partnership Agreement with Germany-based Reinecker Vision, GmbH to Distribute Reinecker Video Magnifiers in the U.S. and Canada

James McCarthy and Max Reinecker at CSUN 2016
James McCarthy and Max Reinecker
Shaking Hands at CSUN 2016

Austin, TX, March 21, 2016— Austin, TX-based HIMS, Inc. announced today a mutual partnership agreement with Germany-based Reinecker Vision, GmbH to distribute Reinecker Video Magnifiers in North America. The two companies are among the most well known brand names in the assistive technology industry, providing products for people with serious vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), and other vision conditions leading to legal blindness. This new partnership will make it easier for customers in the U.S. and Canada to purchase these high-quality German-designed video magnifiers and help them retain their independence and maintain their quality of life.

James McCarthy, President of HIMS, Inc., who is himself visually impaired, said “In addition to our recently released GoVision 24″ LCD transportable read, write, distance and OCR with speech video magnifier, HIMS Inc. is pleased to expand our low vision product line by adding the high-quality German-engineered Reinecker video magnifiers.” He added, “Reinecker has been designing and manufacturing video magnifiers since 1971, and HIMS Inc. is proud to bring this fine brand of products to our low vision customers and Dealers in the U.S. and Canada.”

HIMS Inc. will exhibit these co-branded “HIMS – Powered by Reinecker” desktop video magnifiers at the 2016 CSUN 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego on March 23 – 25, 2016.

Max Reinecker, President of Reinecker Vision, GmbH stated about the new partnership, “We’re confident that this partnership and closer alignment between Reinecker Vision and HIMS Inc. will create a stronger distribution channel and an increased presence in the U.S. market.” He continued, “This step will also strengthen and support the Buffalo-based Reinecker USA, which was founded more than 10 years ago.”

The first models HIMS Inc. will offer through its channel of Dealers and employee sales representatives include the Reinecker mezzo vario and VEO vario HD video magnifiers. The mezzo vario is a compact transportable desktop video magnifier that comes with a choice of 16” or 19” LCD screens. Reinecker’s VEO vario 24” LED desktop video magnifier is a lightweight yet sturdy model with a built-in smooth-gliding X/Y table and HD-quality magnification from 1x – 100x. Both products feature NELE (Natural-Evolutionary-Light-Experience) lighting that minimizes reflection and glare when reading glossy paper like magazines.

These products will enhance HIMS Inc.’s existing brand line of low vision products. HIMS Inc’s current product line includes the CANDY 4 HD II and CANDY 5 HD II Handheld Video Magnifiers, the unique E-bot iPad Compatible Portable Read, Write and Distance Video Magnifiers with OCR camera, the recently released GoVision 24” LCD Transportable Read, Write, Distance and Self-view Video Magnifier with OCR, and the value-priced LifeStyle HD 24″ LCD Desktop Video Magnifiers.

To learn more about Reinecker mezzo vario and VEO vario products, and all of the low vision products available from HIMS Inc. visit hims-inc.com/low-vision or call 888-520-4467 to speak to an assistive technology specialist right away.

Since its founding 17 years ago, HIMS has been devoted to improving opportunities for the visually impaired through the development of technology products for the blind and low vision. HIMS Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in assistive technology products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jawon Medical CO. LTD. (formerly HIMS International Corporation).

Reinecker Vision, founded in 1971, specializes in the development, production and distribution of optoelectronic magnifiers, screen readers and reading systems for visually impaired and blind people. With optimally tailored product solutions Reinecker Vision supports its customers throughout their lifetime – in school, work and private life.