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History

2003
  • The first Milestone is released: Milestone 310 in a rectangular shape, yellow with black keys or vice versa
2004
  • Dezember: First demonstration of PAVIP in Bern. Shown at the fair InfoVision in cooperation with Bern Public Transport and the SBV.
2005
  • Milestone 311 released in the new and current shape: white housing bottom part, black housing upper part, white keys.
  • Milestone 310 released in current shape as well: black housing bottom part, black housing upper part, white keys.
2006
  • DAISY player added to Milestone 311.
2007
  • RFID extension Speakout for Milestone 311 released.
2008
  • November: Milestone 312 introduced in Berlin at ABSV. Milestone 312 is the first device from Bones that integrates Text-To-Speech (Acapela), RFID-Reader, Clock and FM Radio in one device. Complete housing in high glossy black, silver keys.
  • December: Presentation of the barcode reader Woodscan at the WBU (World Blind Union) conference in Geneva.
2009
  • Milestone 312 released with "312"-logo, housing in satin black, silver keys.
  • Woodscan is released with an external laser barcode reader.
2010
  • Milestone 212 released in a red housing.
  • FAME color reader released.
  • CD Drive released.
  • Milestone 311 is discontinued.
2011
  • Transition of PAVIP St. Gallen from testing to regular operation. Low sighted passengers can now have the device speak the route numbers with end of the line names, place a stop request, find the bus with acoustical aid, have the coming bus stop names spoken during the drive and request a stop to get off.
  • Milestone 112 released in blue housing. The Milestone product line is now complete: M312 as feature rich top end, M212 as easy and efficient reading device, M112 as powerful and reliable memo recorder.
2013
  • Launched the 10th anniversary edition: Milestone 312 with 3 different art design housings, each limited to 100 pieces, including an additional stop watch only found in this limited edition.
2014
  • Milestone 112 Ace released.
  • Introduced an improved, extensive Woodscan database for Germany.
2015
  • Launched Milestone 212 Ace.