Helix HD CCTV – Digital Magnifier


The Helix HD is an affordable, high-definition video magnifier that can replace the function of a desktop video magnifier, but at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, Helix HD is lightweight and folds down, so you can also take it with you.

Just plug Helix HD into the HDMI port in your TV or computer monitor and instantly magnify an entire 8.5×11 size paper up to 150x. If all HDMI ports are full, no problem; Helix HD comes with an HDMI switch so you can share the same HDMI port with DVD players and other HDMI- connected devices.

Helix HD comes with a wireless tactile remote, so you can position the controls wherever they are most convenient for you. The remote has 6 controls that operate all features, but can also be covered (magnetic cover included) to just two controls for people wishing for more basic/simplified use.

Helix HD employs two cameras, in order to keep a wide viewing area yet maintain a low height profile. This allows you to use the (optional) monitor arm to position your screen just above Helix HD and recreate the reading environment/ergonomics of a desktop CCTV, but at a much lower cost.

Check out the Helix Workstation Package to see how to transform the Helix HD into a 23″ or 27″ desktop video magnifier!


  • Helix HD features many benefits over other magnifying glasses and other handheld electronic video magnifiers including:

    • HD Image Quality: Helix HD provides significantly sharper & clearer
    • High Magnification range: Smooth, continuous zoom from 2.8x to 150x on a 24″ screen. Fast 60 frames per second HD cameras allow reading at high speed with no blurring or ghosting, making reading faster & more pleasurable.
    • Integrated LED lighting: With integrated LED lighting the Helix HD’s display is always clear and easy to read, even in low light conditions.
    • Enhanced Reading Colors: Dramatically improve contrast when reading. 8 colours plus a user selectable colour are included.
    • Multiple Reading Guides: Helix HD features 6 guides which help you stay tracked on the correct line or column as you read. The unique signature box & multi-line mode also help with signing cheques, filling in forms & writing on blank paper.
    • Work In-Line or Side-by-Side: Helix HD’s unique wide-angle camera lenses & dual-working heights enable the camera head to easily fit under standard monitors when paired with the monitor arm accessory.
    • Easy to use Control Pad: Helix HD’s easy-to-use, 6 control, tactile wireless keypad enables instant access to all its main features. If further simplification is required, simply attach the magnetic overlay to reduce the controls to just 2.
    • Freeze frame function: Instantly freezes image on screen. Perfect for phone numbers, addresses, tins of food etc.
    • Dedicated Output Selector: Just press a button to switch between the Helix HD or another video device on the same screen. Small Footprint: Occupying just 15.7 x 5.9 inches, Helix HD takes up far less space than traditional video magnifier solutions.
    • Lightweight & compact: Unlike traditional desktop video magnifiers, the Helix HD weighs just 2.5 lbs & folds to just 3.1 inches thick which means it’s easy to store away or transport in the optional carry bag.

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