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|Nov 26, 2009
|| Client's Feedback ’How Far Are We Down This Road?’
I have an Arab friend. His name is Khalid. Khalid is a visually impaired person and an excellent artist. He does wonderful things with clay. Khalid lives and works in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. We have known each for several years and always spoke French, second official language after Arabic in Algeria. Khalid knows a bit of English, but not enough to keep a conversation. Since he decided to visit his uncle in Chicago, he needed some sort of translator to help him get around. He couldn’t afford a real one, so he turned to me asking for help in finding a gadget that would help him communicate in the States.
|Sep 22, 2009
|| Culminating 20 years of research and development, Ectaco releases the first 13-language, two-way Communication System, Language Teacher and Translator which makes you feel at home away from home!
Long Island City, NY, September 17, 2009 – After 20 years of research and development in the field of language translation and learning technologies, Ectaco Inc. announces its major breakthrough – a 13-language communication system Partner®P900/13 with more than a 7 million word dictionary, 91,000 phrases via Audio PhraseBook, Full Text Translation, learning tools, entertainment features, and a full navigation system to feel yourself at home in any part of the world!
After decades of nonstop experiments and analysis, Ectaco Inc. can say that the new Partner®P900/13 gives an unparalleled opportunity to learn new languages using highly efficient speech recognition and correction techniques. Developed by professional linguists and psychologists, Partner®P900/13 includes English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian(Farsi), Polish, Portuguese and Russian and is expandable to up to 80 languages.
|Sep 7, 2009
|| Brand-new GPS tracking device for ECTACO electronic translators!
ECTACO Canada is happy to introduce the new GPS attachment for Partner 900 and iTRAVL NTL series electronic translators. Now travel to your destination freely!
This handy GPS tracking device lets you get directions in all major European languages as well as in Chinese, Arabic, etc. The ECTACO GPS Receiver even records its own position, time, date, speed, heading and altitude so you never lose your way. Simply input your destination and you’ll be there in no time at all!
|Aug 7, 2009
|| Speak five European languages with new ECTACO Partner EW900!
ECTACO Canada is pleased to present a new multilingual Partner series electronic translator - ECTACO Partner EW900 Multilingual Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook. It was specifically designed to include the most popular European languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. Get it on your trip to Europe and you will find out how easy and entertaining it is to communicate!
|Jul 3, 2009
|| Make your gift more special!
Thinking of an unforgettable gift for an anniversary, birthday, wedding or any other special occasion? Nothing can compare with our brand new Partner 900 engraved with a special message! Make it a one-of-a-kind saying, special greeting or favorite nickname, you can even say your first "I Love You"!
|Jun 11, 2009
|| Speak 15 Languages Instantly for Less
The ability to navigate multilingual environments effectively is a skill that can help you in business, study and your personal life. With the ECTACO Partner XL-1500 Multilingual Talking Dictionary by your side you'll be able to meet any communication challenge you face easily and accurately in 15 languages! The only handheld dictionary in the world that delivers TTS (text-to-speech) functionality in English, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, the XL-1500 takes international communication to new levels.
|Jun 4, 2009
|| An Electronic Dictionary The World Has Never Seen Before
A brand-new translation and language learning handheld has just been released by award-winning ECTACO, Inc to make traveling, studying and especially learning a language easier and more fun than ever
L.I.C., NY, May 25th 2009 – The absolute leader in portable electronic translation and language learning Ectaco, Inc. has just announced the release of their new Partner 900 series of devices. Promising to revolutionize foreign-language communication, they are already poised to become the top-selling electronic dictionary and phrasebook of the year.
|Apr 30, 2009
|| Prepare for the Best
More than ever before, the ability to understand foreign languages quickly and completely is becoming an indispensable skill. With the all-new ECTACO Partner EFa900 - English <-> Farsi Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook you now have a tool that will let you communicate instantly to provide the peace of mind that only comes from complete understanding.
|Apr 6, 2009
|| East Meets West
Turkey is where the Near East meets Europe and plays an important role in the balance of power in world politics. It’s also one of the best destinations for those wishing to experience the exotic East while enjoying the comforts of home. The release of the all-new ECTACO Partner ET500T - English <-> Turkish Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook lets you make your journey even more memorable and enjoyable by offering a state-of-the-art bilingual English <-> Turkish translating dictionary that will let you communicate in English or Turkish instantly, at the touch of a button.
|Mar 25, 2009
|| Ectaco SpeechGuard Tops the 400 Agency Mark
Orange County Fire and Rescue's purchase of SpeechGuard makes them the 400th agency to benefit from handheld speech-to-speech communication
NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- For almost 20 years as developers and manufacturers of linguistic products, Ectaco has benefited millions of people worldwide to overcome language barriers. Due to enhanced interest and efforts of law enforcement agencies around the country, many have turned to Ectaco's SpeechGuard as an effective communication tool. The handheld speech-to-speech device was initially requested by the Department of Defense to be developed for translation use by the military. It has subsequently become used by many including law enforcement and Homeland Security agencies throughout the United States.
|Mar 24, 2009
|| Be Unbeatable with the All-New Partner 900
An all-new handheld translation device has just been released by ECTACO and is set to help you become a winner in the language game! The bidirectional ECTACO Partner 900 Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook is here to offer you everything you need to understand and be understood in a wide array of language combinations including a gigantic Translating Dictionary, an intuitive translating Picture Dictionary, Full Text Translation, and our unique 14,000 entry talking Audio PhraseBook. With everything you need for superior translation and accurate communication, devices from the new Partner 900 range deliver True Voice human pronunciation and feature the world’s most advanced Speech Recognition modules. Use the Partner 900 to get instant, hands-free translations as easily as speaking directly into the device.
|Feb 6, 2009
|| Three Mighty Languages – One Powerful Device
Now put the power of three of the world’s most important and influential languages to work for you with the ECTACO Partner EGR530T English <-> German <-> Russian - Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook. All-new and ready for action, the Partner EGR530T is a trilingual translating dictionary that will let you understand and communicate instantly in English, German and Russian. Complete with the linguistic resources that make this reliable, portable handheld the perfect companion for anyone who needs accurate translations, the EGR530T contains a massive 650,000 word talking translating dictionary plus 21,000 instantly accessible phrases that can all be spoken aloud using sophisticated TTS (Text-To-Speech) voice synthesis.