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Currently, the Speakpaper reader can scan a magnetic strip as long as the side of an 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper, so it can read or record four to five seconds of audio, Zanetti's company said. A version that can extend the recording to 15 seconds is being tested. The goal is to get the magnetic strip to hold up to three minutes of recording time. The Speakpaper technology also adjusts to the speed that the reader is swiped and can stop itself or resume without altering the message, according to company documents.
In its marketing material, Zanetti Studio also advocates the reader as a tool for the blind and vision impaired.
Speeky magnetic tape, reader and printer technologies have seven international patents and two more pending, the company said.