In June 2000, C.A.Technology, Inc. became involved in the "New Optacon" Project, as a Consultant
to Blazie Engineering. The Project was supported by the National Science Foundation under the Grant DMI-9801554
entitled "New and Improved Print Reading Machine for the Blind".
In March 2001, all rights to the "New Optacon" and to the Project were transferred to C.A.Technology, Inc. by
Freedom Scientific - who had previously acquired Blazie Engineering - with the approval of the National Science Foundation.
NSF support for the continuation of the Project was later transferred to C.A.Technology, Inc. under Grant DMI-0296066.
Several pending Patents are protecting the "New Optacon" - renamed P2RD - and its newly developped accessories.
The Portable Print Reading Device, "P2RD", is now available.