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1. Does the software support all previous Windows versions?

MagniLink S Software is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10, but we do not guarantee or support backward compability with Windows Vista and Windows XP.


2. Is the software compatible with magnification software and screen readers from Dolphin, Issist and AiSquared?

Yes, our software is compatible for use together with software from Dolphin v12.03 and forward and AiSquared v9.19 and forward, on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows based computers. We also support iZoom from version 4 and forward and ZoomText Mac for Mac OS X.


3. How do I get the latest update of the MagniLink S Software?

LVI has an automatic update function in the software; the user gets the latest update for free via the Internet within the running version. When new major versions are released, updates are sold separately.


4. Which accessories are available?

LVI offers an A3 docking station with or without an A3 X/Y-table as well as a portable X/Y-table in A4 size. Also different external control boxes, hardware splitbox and monitors adapted for MagniLink S, see separate Accessory list.


5. If my computer doesn’t have an USB3.0 port – will it work?

Yes, the system is backwards compatible with USB2.0 standard, but it will of course limit picture quality somewhat. You will get a lower resolution output from camera and lower accuracy level when using OCR software. The system will need 2 x USB2.0 ports to power the unit, instead of one USB3.0. USB2.0 cable can be ordered separately from LVI (product code USB2.0-Y).


6. Is it possible to connect a hardware split box?

Yes, the system is module based and can be connected to a number of other LVI products. Connect the hardware splitbox to MagniLink S Computer and split the image between the distance camera, reading camera and a monitor/computer. As an option, an external distance camera can be connected as well as a MagniLink S Docking station.

7. Is it possible to capture a snapshot or video?

Yes, pictures can be saved and video with sound can be recorded. This means that the user can replay a lesson or other important things. Tip; Use Bluetooth based microphone on the teacher to achieve good sound quality when recording in school.


8. Can I connect the MagniLink S to my MAC?

Yes, all MagniLink Premium and Basic models works on a MAC. If you need OCR/TTS-functionality (Text to Speech), you need to order the MLS-HD or FHD with the accessory letter "B" (separately ordered as TTS-MAC) to get the TTS functionality.  For PC:  accessory letter "A" (separately ordered as TTS-PC).


9. Could the MagniLink S be used without computer?

Yes, all models can be connected directly to a monitor/TV through the HDMI connector. The system is then controlled by either the integrated or an external (accessory) control panel.


10. Are all settings retained after reboot?

Yes, if you turn off the system with the off button. If you suddenly pull the cord out or if there is a power outage, the settings will not be saved.


11. Can the integrated control panel be used at the same time as the computer keyboard?

Yes, the controls can be used at the same time, this also applies to the external control panel.


12. Is it possible to connect an interactive whiteboard?

Yes, make sure that the computer connected (not the computer connected to MagniLink S) to the projector is set to 60Hz, to make sure that there is no interference in the camera picture of the whiteboards. Tip; There are also other ways to connect the pupil´s PC to interactive whiteboards by software, please contact the LVI support team to find out how to do.


13. What to do if I run XP or Vista on my computer?

Upgrade to Windows 7* or later, or buy a new(er) computer (recommended)


14. What to do if I have a monitor with VGA connection?

An adapter cable can be used to connect the MagniLink S to a VGA interface. Though it will cause a considerable loss in image quality. Buying a new monitor is a better solution.


15. Can a computer with USB2.0 be used for OCR functionality?

Yes, if the computer follows recommended requirements (please see MagniLink S manual) it can be used for OCR/Text to speech. Best picture quality such as high frame rate and highest possible resolution will however always be best with USB3.0.


16. Can I use PCMCIA card USB3 to get USB3.0 in a USB2.0 computer in combination with MagniLink S?

We don´t recommended using PCMCIA card. We have tried several computers and we can´t guarantee that it will work. Please use a computer with USB3.0 or use split cable for USB2.0 (see question 5).


17. Is OCR functionality available for MLS Basic?

No, it will only be possible to use OCR functionality (TTS) with MLS-HD and MLS-FHD.  


This trial software for MagniLink S / Pro / Vision / Zip is completely free and fully functional for 30 minutes before you have to restart the program again. Please note that the latest versions will be automatically installed if True Update is activated.

Mac user?
Please download this version:

MagniLink S v 2.3 Full version for Mac                                                       

PC user?

MagniLink PCViewer

Below you can download the software MagniLink PCViewer that enalbles your MagniLink Video Magnifier to operate with your PC.

If you don´t have a licensed MagniLink camera the words “Unvalid license” will be present at the screen. After a few minutes the picture will disappear. If you want to test a few more minutes you can restart the camera again.

Choose either the "Full version" for a complete software, including almost all available languages (note that the large file size can cause significant download time) or the "No language version" (best choice for everyone not using a text-to-speech-model).

Users with a Text-to-speech-model can complete the "No language version" with the languages in use, notice that then the OCR Package must be installed.  

MagniLink PCViewer v Full version PC 

MagniLink PCViewer v No Language version PC   

MagniLink PCViewer Arabic language
MagniLink PCViewer AU English language
MagniLink PCViewer Belgian Dutch language
MagniLink PCViewer Bulgarian language
MagniLink PCViewer CA French language
MagniLink PCViewer Croatian language
MagniLink PCViewer Czech language
MagniLink PCViewer Danish language
MagniLink PCViewer Dutch language 
MagniLink PCViewer Finnish language
MagniLink PCViewer French language
MagniLink PCViewer German language
MagniLink PCViewer Greek language
MagniLink PCViewer Hebrew language
MagniLink PCViewer Hungarian language
MagniLink PCViewer Italian language
MagniLink PCViewer Mexican Spanish language
MagniLink PCViewer Norwegian language
MagniLink PCViewer Polish language
MagniLink PCViewer Portuguese language
MagniLink PCViewer Romanian language
MagniLink PCViewer Russian language
MagniLink PCViewer Slovak language
MagniLink PCViewer Spanish language
MagniLink PCViewer Swedish language
MagniLink PCViewer Turkish language
MagniLink PCViewer UK English language
MagniLink PCViewer US English language

MagniLink PCViewer OCR Package





























MagniLink PCViewer - updates in version


New features

  • It is now possible to use MagniLink PCViewer as a standalone software, without the need for an LVI camera.
  • Minimized mode has been added to the Split Mode (F8) rotation.

Bug fixes 

  • PCViewer no longer crashes when the cursor is placed on certain buttons during launch.
  • Automatic Updates On/Off is now saved correctly when the box is ticked using Spacebar.
  • Saving OCR as a .WAV file will no longer stop SAPI-voices from working.
  • The video feed will no longer magically appear when it is set to minimized (F8).
  • OCR notification will now display correctly during CCTV-mode with SuperNova & ZoomText.
  • Start/Resume reading will now start reading even when used quickly after lowering/increased reading speed.
  • Ctrl + M & F8 will no longer make a sound when used together with SuperNova & ZoomText in CCTV-mode.
  • The video feed will no longer cut out if you switch between OCR-view and Camera-view with the video feed frozen.
  • It is no longer necessary to press B twice to leave the quiet mode.
  • Notification for Ctrl + C with ZoomText in CCTV-mode now displays as intended.
  • PCViewer will no longer crash if documents are dragged and dropped for OCR in quick succession.
  • The video feed will no longer cut off if you press F4 and F5 in quick succession.
  • It is no longer necessary to press F5 twice after the Save As dialog has been discarded.
  • Fonts are no longer placed on top of each other in the drop-down list.
  • The application no longer says slower/faster, softer/louder when it reads a document.
  • Fixed flickering in quiet mode with SuperNova
  • SAPI voices no longer skips a block when navigating.
  • Speech now starts every time a file is opened (if start speech after OCR is checked).
  • Controlling Volume & Speed with SAPI-voices is no longer slow.
  • Application no longer crashes when OCR on a language not localized when no localized voices are installed.
  • The reference line no longer gets the background color. It gets the foreground color
  • Some SAPI voices had problem with Unicode character U+25A0. Al such characters are removed from the OCR result.
  • Application could crash when pressing F2 or F3 in standalone mode if no colors where available
  • Ctrl + C together with Supernova no longer crashes the application.
  • Video no longer becomes black when the video is frozen together with supernova.
  • ZoomText and SuperNova camera switches from fullscreen if settings are accessed
  • Column selector now works.
  • Icon for play pause is now updated when navigating sentence and block
  • F8 now first activates the window when it is minimized
  • Default now sets the voice to a voice with the same language as the application.
  • OCR on 32-bit versions of windows.
  • OCR problem with Icelandic voices
  • Crash when trying to activate licenses manually in the about dialog.
  • Crash when dialog showing licensed features not installed. And the information was off missing Italian.

Known issues

  • (Ctrl + R) by default should rotate clockwise but currently rotates counter clockwise.
  • Changing Split Mode (F8) does not work when ZoomText is on and CCTV-mode is off.
  • Read Commands will in some instances conflict with other commands that are read aloud using TTS.
  • Autofocus on/off will slightly adjust the width of the Ribbon menu.
  • Some icons are blurry when the GUI is scaled up.
  • A tooltip display "Settings F9" can sometimes incorrectly appear.
  • Sliders can sometimes display two different values
  • Higher text size in Windows can create a scrollbar in the Change Color drop down.
  • The Split Modes (F8) are incorrect in the beginning when used with ZoomText / SuperNova.
  • When increasing reading speed from 70 to 80 PCViewer will skip a few words.
  • A green image is incorrectly displayed when PCViewer is launched without a camera.
  • During the launch of either ZoomText or SuperNova the video feed in PCViewer will jerk around.
  • Navigation with letter by letter will incorrectly stop the Start button icon from updating.
  • Video recording on a PC with low performance is unreliable.
  • Switching voice with Ctrl + O when SuperNova is active does not work.
  • Split Modes (F8) with ZoomText in CCTV-mode using multiple monitors does not work as intended.
  • Navigating through settings with Tab does not work as intended.



MagniLink PCViewer - updates in version


New features

  • Tooltips in the menu now displays the shortcut keys.
  • It is now possible to change the color of the reference line in the EUC-tab.
  • It is now possible to enlarge and navigate in the OCR-picture.
  • More possibilities for navigating in quiet mode.
  • Possible to hide the application by Ctrl + H when running it together with ZoomText or SuperNova. If SuperNova or ZoomText is not active, Ctrl + H will hide the ribbon instead.
  • Possible to paste text into the program by Ctrl + V.
  • Possible to control the pan/tilt of a distance camera.
  • Possible to save OCR result as a sound file (.wav).
  • The application will display a message if the camera is licensed for a feature but the corresponding component is not installed.
  • PCViewer now gives feedback when using the keys to change volume and speech rate.

Bug fixes 

  • F12 now open the Norwegian instead of the English manual when the application language is Norwegian.
  • Application no longer switches from Norwegian to English when accessing the application settings.
  • Default-buttons now works correctly.
  • Program now works better when connected to a USB2 port.
  • Possible to zoom etc. in the menu with the space key.
  • Text in the ribbon-buttons now aligns better.
  • Improved accuracy for Arabic text.
  • Mouse click no longer starts speech in quiet mode.
  • The hotspot of the mouse cursor is changed from (5,5) to (0,0).
  • SAPI voices now works correctly.
  • Better coloring in the OCR image modes.
  • The application now remembers its position after a restart.
  • The application now saves the camera resolution.
  • Load profile now updates the graphical user interface (GUI) correctly.
  • Improved stability together with ZoomText.
  • Improved stability together with SuperNova.


Software MagniLink S 

Choose either the "Full version" for a complete software, including all available languages (note that the large file size can cause significant download time) or the "No language version" (best choice for everyone not using a text-to-speech-model).

Users with a Text-to-speech-model can complete the "No language version" with the languages in use.  

MagniLink S v Full version for PC (1,2 GB)
MagniLink S v No Language version PC (442 MB)
MagniLink S AU English language
MagniLink S Belgium Dutch language
MagniLink S Danish language
MagniLink S Finnish language
MagniLink S French language
MagniLink S German language
MagniLink S Italian language
MagniLink S Netherland Dutch language
MagniLink S Norwegian langua
MagniLink S Polish language
MagniLink S Portuguese language
MagniLink S Russian language
MagniLink S Spanish language
MagniLink S Swedish language
MagniLink S UK English language
MagniLink S US English language

EUC End User Configuration
There is also an updated End User Configuration software available for all MagniLink S users.  

















EUC is a configuration program that can individually modify the settings according to the user, for ex magnification (max min), guiding line (colour thickness), curtains, lighting, grey scale and artificial colours. Finding specific settings or sometimes removing functions will facilitate both for the user and the low vision therapist/trainer. Free software from LVI. You will need a USB cable (standard-A plug and standard B-plug) to transfer the EUC software to your MagniLink S. The EUC software and the cable can be ordered from LVI.


MagniLink S - updates in the latest version ( (PC)

  • Bug fix: Fixed a crash when Ipek Turkish was selected with the key 0.
  • Bug fix: Camera picture now returns when running ZoomText and the settings dialog is closed.
  • Bug fix: Some visual improvements in the settings dialog.
  • Bug fix: Alt + Enter caused full screen problems. It has been disabled.
  • Bug fix: Ctrl + C now triggers when C is pressed down.
  • Feature: Added some notifications when SuperNova is running.
  • Feature: Implemented ZoomText multiple monitor support.
  • Bug fix: Improved stability together with ZT 11.
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug that occurred when ZT was being closed while the MLS software was running.


MagniLink S - updates in the latest version ( (PC)

  • Feature: XML-file now supports MLS, MLV BASIC and PREMIUM
  • ​Feature: F12 opens new manuals MLS BASIC and PREMIUM
  • Feature: NUANCE OCR implemented
  • Bug Fix: Changing resolution while running ZoomText now works.
  • Bug Fix: Filter out 720 when running an old MLSTPRO.

MagniLink S - updates in the latest version ( (PC)

  • Various bugfixes:
  • Bug Fix: Automatic language detection now works for italian language.
  • Bug Fix: When pressing 0 the application now informs the user about the voice switch by reading aloud the new voice.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed and issue in the graphics initialization that will fix the problem with delay in the video.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a crash an some other issues that occured when the license is changed.
  • Bug Fix: Changing split position with supernova now works.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed a crash that can occur with ZoomText
  • Bug Fix: Colors in the textview now follows artificial colors properly
  • Bug Fix: Freeze now works differently because the ML PRO crasches when attemptin to display OSD while video graph is stopped
  • Feature: F12 now opens the manual with the default PDF reader


MagniLink S - updates in the latest version ( (PC)

  • New Nuance Expressive Voices - example of voices:
    American English: Allison, Ava, Samantha, Susan, Tom
    French: Audrey, Aurelie, Thomas
    German: Anna, Markus Petra, Yannick
    Italian: Alice, Federica, Luca, Paola
    Portuguese: Catarina, Joana, Joaquim
    Russian: Katya, Milena, Yuri
    Spanish: Jorge, Marisol, Monica
    Read the complete list of languages/voices >>
  • Support for gestures zoom on touch displays.
  • Support for our new product MagniLink PRO, soon to be released!
  • Support for fast resolution changes.
  • Support for Windows 10.
  • Added support for the following languages when used with Sapi voices: Catalan, Czech, Faeroese, greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish.
  • General improvements and bug fixes. 


MagniLink S - updates in  version (7.4.8)

Some bugfixes from v. 7.3.8 


MagniLink S - updates in version (7.3.8)

• Automatic adaptation of the "gaps" between the words - which gives longer break at slow reading speed and short break at faster reading speed. This improves the voice and creates a better audio experience for anyone listening. 
• Shortcut key to activate MagniLink S window makes it easier to reach the video magnifier. Press F8 to get started directly from a minimized state. 
• Automatic language detection. MagniLink S can now even recognize several different languages ​​in the same paper. Language and voice are changed instantly, completely automatically. 
• Possibility to choose any of the fonts installed on the users computer for displaying text in TTS mode. This allows the user to, for example, get text presented with special fonts adapted for dyslexics. 
• Improved functionality together with ZoomText 10. AiSquared has now refreshed its CCTV interface. This makes ZoomText performance less "heavy" on some computers and ZoomText now interacts better with MagniLink S. 
• Column Selector to help the user to choose which part of the paper to be read aloud, for example if the user wants to read a selected column in a newspaper. 
• Enhanced functionality for video recording. 

And last but not least 
• Select (CTRL + F4) to put text from different scans together in the OCR mode into a single document, which then can be read in its entirety. This along with "Smart Smart" makes scanning extremely fast and feature also works while text is being read out.



Looking for earlier versions? See below...


New Feature

Bug Fix


For Mac

 Version 1.3


For PC





Bug fix CCTV interface


  Optimized functions for video recording    





Bug fix CCTV interface

 Version 6.10 (ZIP-file) for PC (43 MB)



  Upgraded CCTV interface - compatibility with Dolphin SuperNova latest version.     




  • Record a video with audio                                                                                       


  • Save pictures in different formats, including popular JPEG.


  • Possibility to freeze the image


  • Possibility for mirror viewing


  • Dual monitor support



v.5.01.08 (through v.5.01.05) 


  • Fix for some cameras that had an empty registry file in the camera and therefore couldnot be upgraded.


  •  Fix to allow setting of 16 bit color quality, which previously gave a blue camera image with screen magnifier.


  •  Fix for incorrect PDF manuals from the start menu.

 Download v.5.01.08 (zip-file)



v.5.01.05 (through v.5.01.03)


  • New focus features for MLS Reader such as reading, writing and autofocus are now available.


  • The reading camera was not identified during the installation. When the magnification program and the video recording in full screen were active, no video images was showed on the screen. This problem has been rectified.


v.5.01.03 (through v.5.01.02)

  Video show on some low end computers caused that the application did not start and no error message was showed.


v.5.01.02 (through v.5.00.10)

  New ZoomText interface for Windows Vista with ZoomText version 9.14.2 or later.


v.5.00.10 (through v.5.00.03)


  • Update for the new Reader camera (LVI Handcamera v4). Feature to activate and inactivate autofocus.


  • Corrected fault which appeared for SOFT license on Windows Vista and caused that the application did not start.


v.4.5  (MagniLink S Reader, MagniLink Student, MagniLink Student Addition)

Download MagniLink S software for PC v 4.5 (ZIP-file)

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