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|Dec 26, 2007
|| 15 Times More Successful In 2008!
Need something to make that PDA you just got from Santa more functional and practical? Or something to let you communicate in some of the world’s most unique languages? Not to worry – LingvoSoft has just the ticket! With the release of the all-new LingvoSoft Travel Dictionary Multilingual (ML-15) for Pocket PC you’ll soon be able to understand and be understood in 15 different languages easier than ever before! Whether you choose the talking or non-talking version, the new Travel Dictionary is ready to go wherever you go and to make every trip more enjoyable and more successful. Translating between English and Hebrew, Turkish, Persian (Farsi), Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese Cantonese Traditional, Japanese Kanji, Tagalog, Korean, Albanian, Thai, Yiddish, Armenian, Azerbaijani the new software is completely Windows Mobile 6.0 ready but also works on older devices with lightning fast speed and accuracy. The remarkable talking version is even able to translate and speak tens of thousands of words using the latest TTS speech technology! But no matter which you prefer, all versions feature unique User Dictionary that lets you add multiple translations for a single word, a fully searchable and editable History feature as well as and English explanatory dictionary and sophisticated synonyms search the sky’s the limit when it comes to being the best that you can be. Find out how to say thank you in 15 languages and be sure to get the smiles that you deserve – with LingvoSoft as your partner!
Find out more about the
LingvoSoft Talking Travel Dictionary Multilingual (ML-15) for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Travel Dictionary Multilingual (ML-15) for Pocket PC here!
|Dec 4, 2007
|| LingvoSoft Does It Again! New Pocket PC & Smartphone Magazine Award!
LingvoSoft has received the coveted Pocket PC & Smartphone Magazine Award for its bilingual Talking Dictionary for Pocket PC. Designed to honor the most innovated and useful products released during the past year the Awards are the industry’s way of making sure that the best products get the recognition they deserve. The Award singles out LingvoSoft Dictionaries from the more than 15,000 games, utilities, and applications written for Windows Mobile, Smartphones, and PDAs. LingvoSoft is proud of the consistently high quality of their products which offer one of the most robust translating environments for Pocket PC. Available in over 45 languages and featuring unique language pairs they are available whenever you need them to make communication more effective and understanding complete. With its advanced voice output capabilities, super-fast search functions and comprehensive linguistic resources, LingvoSoft Dictionary for Pocket PC is the clear choice when you need to access the information that make a difference no matter where you are – at home, at school, at work or on the go. We think you’ll agree with the Board of Experts that LingvoSoft has done it again!
Learn more about our award-winning Dictionary for Pocket PC here
|Nov 26, 2007
|| Multitask in Multiple Languages Only With LingvoSoft
Traveling to all the destinations you ever dreamed of comfortably and with confidence has never been so easy! Now with a single robust application for that you can say goodbye forever to heavy paper-based travel dictionaries and hello to perfect understanding in 14 languages! Offering instant bidirectional translations between English, Albanian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Romanian that can be spoken aloud the all-new LingvoSoft Talking Travel Dictionary Multilingual (ML-14) delivers the superior functionality and comprehensive linguistic resources you have come to expect from LingvoSoft in one responsive application designed specifically for your handheld.
Featuring the most complete databases ever for each of the included languages and providing the additional information that makes understanding and communicating effectively easier than ever before, the ML14 is completely Windows Mobile 6.0 ready. Employing an impressive array of the most accurate and flexible search functions ever designed, navigating the included volumes of information is both intuitive and precise. And with each entry provided with part of speech, gender, and usage examples as well as language information for 40 languages and a complete English Grammar resource, everything you need for complete understanding is now in the palm of your hand. Full integration with the entire spectrum of LingvoSoft applications and extended compatibility with the most popular MS Pocket Office apps makes transferring information between applications quick and easy! Never before has going where you want to go been so easy - or so enjoyable!
Find out all about the remarkable
LingvoSoft Talking Travel Dictionary Multilingual (ML-14)
|Nov 13, 2007
|| ECTACO Garners Innovations 2008 Award From Consumer Electronics Association
The Ectaco iTRAVL NTL-9C Talking 2-way Multilingual Language Communicator and Electronic Dictionary has been selected as an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the Personal Electronics product category for the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show to be held in Las Vegas January 7-10 2008. Singled out from the thousands of competing new products, the Consumer Electronics Association which is responsible for organizing America’s most important forum for new technology has chosen Ectaco and the NTL-9C as one the best of the new year.
This is not the first time the NY-based electronic translation giant has been recognized out for its outstanding design and innovation. Ectaco Inc. has been leading the field for over a decade and over the past 12 years the company, and its software division LingvoSoft, have received numerous awards for their innovations including several Pocket PC Magazine awards as well as an earlier acknowledgment from the Consumer Electronics Association. That earlier award went to Ectaco’s ER586 English-Russian translator in 1999.
With the new NTL-9C device Ectaco has taken usability and convenience a step further to provide everything necessary to visit 9 different countries without dragging along a single bulky dictionary or phrasebook. That’s because the new NTL-9C provides traveler’s with the tools they need to make their trips more comfortable, communication more effective and to help build relationship between both business and romantic partners. A true revolution in modern handheld translation technology, the multi-lingual NTL-9C offers users of all ages and skill levels the latest speech-recognition, real human native speaker voice output and sophisticated TTS (text-to-speech) functionality to translate between English and Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian Spanish and back. Fully-loaded with all the extras, the NTL-9C comes complete with Fodor’s Travel Guide with maps and essential information for 50 cities and the CIA World Factbook for 180 countries worldwide. Powered by Windows CE, it boasts the latest touchscreen display, music player, games, calculator, metric converter, and word time clock utilities.
A ceremony to announce all Innovations honorees has been set for Tuesday, November 13, 2007 in New York City at the 2007 International CES Press Preview. For more information visit www.itravl.net
|Jul 3, 2007
|| Seeing is believing, Only With LingvoSoft
How many times have you been looking for a foreign word without a clue as to how to spell it? Or even worse, having found the word and spoken it, gotten an uncomprehending blank stare in response? Well, no longer! Thanks to LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary you can now leave your practically useless old-fashioned paper dictionaries at home because the last word in travel translation makes finding and speaking a word as easy as child’s play! With thousands of color pictures in one easy to navigate application for your Pocket PC now at your fingertips, you will never be stuck for words again. No matter what your skill level or age, you will always be able to communicate instantly. Simply choose the picture of the word you need and get an instant translation back, and the talking versions even speak the translation aloud so you will never be misunderstood again. With the user-friendliest interface, thousands of words and the most advanced voice capabilities, LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary makes international communication more accurate and more effective than ever before. And it does it just in time for your summer vacations, so do yourself a favor and get one or more today!
Learn all about LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary here:
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary Spanish <-> Chinese Mandarin Traditional for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary Spanish <-> Chinese Mandarin Traditional for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary Spanish <-> Korean for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary Spanish <-> Korean for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary Spanish <-> Chinese Mandarin Simplified for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary Spanish <-> Chinese Mandarin Simplified for Pocket PC
|Jul 2, 2007
|| ECTACO Releases a New 2-Way and 9-Language Communication System with Fodor's Travel Guide
The world's only hands free/eyes free, 2-way communication system is now available for travelers.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2007 -- Ectaco, Inc. today announced the release of their new 2-way and 9-language communication system iTRAVL NTL-9C -- the first hands free/eyes free speech recognition device with an incredibly comprehensive travel guide for 50 major destinations on 5 continents.
Here to make the life of anyone who travels for business or pleasure not only more convenient but also more enjoyable, Ectaco has provided something that anyone who has ever tried to speak in a foreign language will instantly recognize as the ultimate solution to international communication.
iTRAVL NTL-9C now allows travelers to communicate thoroughly in a multitude of languages without the assistance of a human translator. The revolutionary iTRAVL series provides users with the ability to navigate the user-friendly interface without using their hands or taking their eyes off of their subjects. "English speaking people can now input anything they want to say into iTRAVL device and have it repeated back in the language of their choice," said Ectaco CEO David Lubinitsky.
Including Language Teacher, an audio-visual language learning system that has been incorporated into iTRAVL, the device lets anyone learn to speak another language independently and effectively. "Now everyone can deal with emergencies, speak to business partners and find the nearest restaurant as easily as they do in their own language," adds Mr. Lubinitsky. "Those that have beta-tested the new iTRAVL have been overwhelmed by how quickly they learned basic phrases and commands beyond English."
Unlike dictionaries and other paper-based grammar resources whose level of interactivity is limited to the reader turning a page, iTRAVL puts a massive amount of linguistic capability in users hands accessed via a powerful user-friendly interface that makes it an effective way to navigate and learn a foreign language.
iTRAVL technology provides significant communication support for multilingual populations. Based on proprietary Speech Recognition, Speech Analysis and voice output technology, a built-in Language Teacher system provides an extremely short learning curve before the user can actually speak and understand a foreign language. The main features of the Ectaco iTRAVL NTL-9C include: 2-way full text translation system from English to Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian Spanish and vice versa; 1,600,000 word audio-visual dictionary that includes general vocabulary, idioms, medical, technical, legal, and business terms, as well as slang and useful expressions.
The inclusion of additional travel resources like the world-famous Fodor's Travel Guide, CIA World Factbook, Audio PhraseBooks, an audio player for Mp3 files, calendar/planner, voice recorder, and other travel necessities offers a truly astonishing look at the future of international travel. Updates and battery recharges can be accomplished by connecting units via mini-USB to any PC or laptop. A pen-scanner for numerous languages and a video camera will be available soon.
ECTACO, Inc., is a New York based company that specialized in multilingual global communication solutions, with more than 17 years of experience, 18 offices and millions of satisfied customers
|Jun 21, 2007
|| Picture This! New Picture Dictionaries From LingvoSoft
Learning a foreign language, unless you have LingvoSoft on your side, is almost never an easy task. It requires patience, dedication and, sometimes, learning a whole new alphabet! That’s the case with the Asian languages, for example, and with their many thousands of characters. But not to worry! LingvoSoft comes to the rescue once again with its latest software titles to make learning and using foreign languages as easy as child’s play. The all-new LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary for Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean make communicating in those languages easier than ever before – no matter what your age or skill level! Featuring thousands of colorful pictures, the new talking translating dictionaries let you simply point to a picture to get a translation and have it spoken out loud! Able to translate between some of the world’s most popular languages, they make communicating in foreign languages simple, easy and, most of all, effective!
Fin out all about the newest LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary
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|Jun 13, 2007
|| ECTACO Releases the New SpeechGuard 5 Series – The Ultimate Speech-to-Speech Handheld
The only hands free/eye free 2-way communication system and open development platform for law enforcement and military is now available.
New York, NY - ECTACO Inc., known for its pioneering position in the international language device and software business has taken SpeechGuard to a new level. The world renowned developer and manufacturer of over 3,500 electronic language dictionaries, translators and software has responded accordingly to it’s government, state, and municipal customers.
The original SpeechGuards for military, law enforcement, and Homeland Security (the GI-4, PD-4, and HS-4 respectively), have been used by over 300 agencies in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and international waters. Users of the SpeechGuard 4 series provided ECTACO with wish lists of features that would further benefit them to communicate with non-English speaking personnel. As the sole developer of SpeechGuard’s hardware and software, ECTACO welcomed the task of taking action to such requests.
SpeechGuard GI-5 and PD-5 now allow military and law enforcement entities to communicate thoroughly in a multitude of languages (and ways) without the assistance of a human translator. The 5 series affords users the ability to manipulate the interface without using their hands or taking their eyes off of their subjects. “Non-English speaking people can input anything they want to say into SpeechGuard now and have it repeated for them in English”, notes ECTACO Product Manager Boris Krol. Language Teacher, an audio-visual language learning tool has been implemented into SpeechGuard to enable users the ability to learn to speak languages independent of electronic devices or translators. “We recognized many agencies’ concerns about repeatedly spending their resources to teach their staffs languages or provide language support like a never-ending revolving door”, adds Mr. Krol. “Those that have beta tested the new SpeechGuard have been overwhelmed by how quickly their workforce has learned basic phrases and commands beyond English”.
The SpeechGuard 5 series has Cultural Awareness Notes, Audio Phrasebooks and text translation for multiple languages, audio player for mp3 files, calendar planner, voice recorder, and the capability to connect to external amplification devices like PA systems, or loudspeakers. Updates and battery charging can be accomplished by connecting units via mini-USB to any PC or notebook. A pen-scanner for numerous languages and a video camera will be available soon.
Please visit www.speechguard.com for more information.
|May 30, 2007
|| Now Learn and Communicate With Pictures!
LingvoSoft, Division of ECTACO, has just announced the release of an incredibly versatile and ingenious way to learn and communicate in a foreign language. The LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary for Windows is the simplest way to find the words you need and get an instant translation. Just as easy and direct as pointing at something, the new applications are so simple to navigate that even a child can use them. That’s because they require no previous knowledge of a foreign language. Containing thousands of full-color pictures that you select to get a translation, you don’t need to know how to spell or pronounce the word to find its translation. And with a customizable user interface that includes a choice of display languages, full integration with other LingvoSoft applications and, in the talking versions, native-speaker voice narration of translations, you are sure to find just the word you need the first time. Making learning and communicating the enjoyable experience it was always meant to be, LingvoSoft is the smart solution for smart people.
Learn more about the all-new LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary here:
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary English <-> Spanish for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary English <-> Spanish for Windows
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary English<->French for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary English<->French for Windows
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary English<->Italian for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary English<->Italian for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary English<->German for Windows
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary English<->German for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Picture Dictionary English<->Portuguese for Windows
LingvoSoft Picture Dictionary English<->Portuguese for Windows
|May 4, 2007
|| Harness The Power Of LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe 2007
When it comes to designing smart solutions for foreign language communication, LingvoSoft is second to none. With
its speech-enabled translating Dictionaries, talking PhraseBook, enjoyable FlashCards learning games, and Full-text Translator, LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe for Windows is the most intelligent and flexible language management resource ever invented. For use on your desktop or laptop PC, it provides you with the ability to find translations, learn new words and phrases, translate letters, documents and emails it is a fully-integrated utility that makes your daily communication more effective and accurate. Featuring full-integration between the individual components as well as with Internet Explorer, MS Word, and Excel you can now take advantage of familiar cut and paste commands to quickly transfer information between applications. A fully customizable interface lets you choose from five different languages and display options to tailor the experience to your needs. And the inclusion of the most advanced speech capabilities takes this already remarkable Suite into the 21st century with native-speaker narration of all its phrasebook entries and advanced text-to-speech voice synthesis for everything else. So grab a hold of the future today and let LingvoSoft show you the way to powerful and intelligent communication – instantly!
Check out all the advanced features of LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe for Windows here:
LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe English <-> German for Windows
LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe English <-> French for Windows
LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe English <-> Portuguese for Windows
LingvoSoft Suite Deluxe English <-> Spanish for Windows
|Mar 12, 2007
|| Suites 2007 For Pocket PC– Your Gateway To The Future
With the release of all-new LingvoSoft Suites for English and Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish your ability to communicate in a foreign language has become easier than ever before. The extended functionality that these universal language management solutions offer Pocket PC users make them the most comprehensive utility currently available to help you communicate in a second language on the go. Bringing together award-winning LingvoSoft Translating Dictionaries, Talking Phrasebooks and language-learning FlashCards, the new Suites will be the communication software solution you turn to again and again. That’s because not only do they feature advanced voice output capabilities, state-of-the-art speech recognition, unique User’s Dictionaries, and extensive language information resources but they also include seamless integration with MS Word, Internet Explorer and Excel letting you be more efficient and more productive. Not only can you now translate hundreds of thousands of words, import/export between your favorite applications and improve your vocabulary with 5 new and enjoyable language learning games right in the palm of your hand, but you can do it in style with one of the most user-friendly and stylish customizable interfaces ever designed. So wave goodbye to old-fashioned ways of translating forever and let LingvoSoft Suite for Pocket PC show you the gateway to a future of barrier-free communication.
Learn about the latest LingvoSoft Suites for Pocket PC here:
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> French for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> German for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Italian for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Portuguese for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Russian for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Swedish for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC
|Mar 2, 2007
|| LingvoSoft Suites 2007 Do The Talking For You
Wonderful things are happening at LingvoSoft and with the release of all-new Suites for Japanese and Indonesian, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the advanced functionality these universal language management solutions provide Pocket PC users. Incorporating award-winning LingvoSoft Translating Dictionaries, Talking Phrasebooks and language-learning FlashCards, the new Suites are here to make your daily communication more effective than you ever dreamed possible. Featuring advanced voice output, state-of-the-art speech recognition, unique User’s Dictionaries, extensive language information resources and seamless integration that incorporates the most popular MS Office programs (Internet Explorer, Word and Excel) it has never been easier to be so efficient. Once you have LingvoSoft Suite installed on you handheld, the sky’s the limit. You can translate hundreds of thousands of words, import/export between your favorite applications and improve your vocabulary with 5 all-new and enjoyable language learning games. Speed, responsiveness and accuracy across all three components let you navigate the vast amount of resources in style and comfort achieving more. So do yourself a favor and throw out your old-fashioned paper dictionaries and phrasebooks and let LingvoSoft Suite for Pocket PC do the talking for you – saving you time, effort and embarrassment forever!
Learn all about the amazing capabilities of LingvoSoft Suite for Pocket PC here:
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Japanese Kanji Kana for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Japanese Kanji Romaji for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Japanese Kana Romaji for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Japanese Romaji Kanji for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Suite English <-> Indonesian for Pocket PC