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|| 500 - The New Number For Perfect Communication
The brand-new ECTACO Partner ES500 English <-> Spanish - Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook is the latest device from the respected Partner range of portable electronic translating dictionaries. Created by the award-winning team of Ectaco designers, linguists and programmers, the slick new ES500 features all the latest functionality and arrives just in time to make its appearance at the top of everyone’s holiday present list. With an unbeatable 550,000 entry database plus 14,000 of the most important phrases necessary for immediate communication, the ES500 contains an absolutely massive amount of information to help anyone understand the world around them.
|| Carry 270 Countries In Your Pocket!
The ECTACO jetBook e-Book Reader has just become a whole lot more useful with the all-new addition of the CIA World Factbook as one of its pre-loaded resources. Published by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the Factbook provides exhaustive information about the countries of the world. With concise and reliable summaries of the demographics, geography, communications, government, economy, and military of 270 U.S.-recognized countries, dependencies, and other areas in the world, it is an invaluable resources for anyone traveling to a foreign country or doing research for school or business. In addition, jetBook also includes the Fodor’s Travel Guide as another of its premium travel resources and is also able to store thousands of e-Books, audio files and pictures so that you always have your very own personalized, portable library everywhere you go. And that’s not all! jetBook also offers advanced translation options with a choice of bidirectional dictionaries so you can read and learn without ever opening another book. Support for a huge selection of European languages and all the most popular file formats, a large screen that is easy on the eyes, and a number of different type sizes and styles mean that every book you read on your new jetBook will be an experience that you will never forget!
Learn more about the advanced features of the world’s greatest e-Book here.
|| ECTACO jetBook Now Delivered With Free Premium Title
The world’s most popular e-Book reader has just gotten a whole lot more practical with the inclusion of the Fodor’s Travel Guide. A premium title that makes visiting some of travelers’ most popular destinations an experience to remember, the ECTACO jetBook e-Book Reader now not only lets you carry around a complete library but also helps you get the most out of any trip you take. Quickly becoming a bestseller since its introduction earlier this year, jetBook has taken the e-Book world by storm. Offering users the ability to carry around a complete library – literally thousands of e-Books – jetBook is the first of its kind to also include optional translating dictionaries that make it the fastest way to learn languages. The inclusion of Fodor’s Travel guide now makes jetBook the only book you’ll ever need when traveling. By providing the insights and tools needed to enjoy exactly the trip you always dreamed of, jetBook readers now have instant access to hotel listings, recommended restaurants, must-see sights, the best shopping, extensive transportation links and the hottest nightlife – all the most up-to-date information on what to see, do and eat wherever their journey takes them.
Find out more about the remarkable ECTACO jetBook e-Book Reader here.
|| ECTACO Releases Spanish Text Translator For The Intermec CN3 Handheld
Known for providing advanced software solutions for business and government agencies, ECTACO, Inc. has just released its first bilingual Full Text Translator for the Intermec CN3 handheld communication device. Designed to meet the needs of workers performing mission-critical tasks in transportation, logistics and field service, the CN3 mobile computer can now be outfitted to deliver fast, accurate, bidirectional translations from any source for perfectly readable texts every time. Instantly translating in either direction between English and Spanish, the LingvoSoft English <-> Spanish CN3 Talking Text Translator provides professional quality full text translation of technical documents, e-mails, and business and personal letters and speaks any text aloud using the latest TTS (Text-to-Speech) voice synthesis modules. By offering translations using intuitive cut and paste commands, the opening of a text document, or via the device keyboard, the CN3 Talking Text Translator makes working with any text easier than ever before and offers superb translation on the fly. Including specialized terminology and a customizable multilingual interface with a choice of 5 display languages, the Translator also offers compatibility with MS Pocket Explorer and Pocket File Explorer to take full advantage of CN3 Internet connectivity and to increase mobile productivity.
Learn more about the all-new LingvoSoft English <-> Spanish CN3 Talking Text Translator
|| LingvoSoft Takes 2 Handster Awards!
In an awards announcement on October 1st 2008, Handster affirmed that LingvoSoft had once again been singled out for its outstanding contribution to the field of handheld communication. Following hot on the heels of nominations for outstanding software from SmartPhone & Pocket PC Magazine, the Handster awards confirm what millions of satisfied users already know – that when it comes to the Joy of Understanding, no one beats LingvoSoft. This year, in recognition of its advanced approach to translation and communication, LingvoSoft has been given not one, but two Best Software Awards 2008! Receiving kudos for the LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Chinese for SmartPhone and the LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Pocket PC, the company adds two more prestigious awards to its growing collection of honors. Selected from 2500 applications, the Handster award evaluates the popularity and satisfaction ratings of the world’s most advanced software to come up with just a few of the most noteworthy new titles available to help users get the most out of their handheld computers. Part of an overall approach to customer satisfaction, all LingvoSoft applications deliver the same level of performance and reliability to make the choice as easy for users as it was for the Handster judges.
Learn more about award-winning LingvoSoft Software here:
LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Chinese for SmartPhone
LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Pocket PC
|| LingvoSoft Takes Another Best Software Award 2008!
In an announcement made just a few short hours ago, LingvoSoft has been singled out for top honors in the 8th Annual Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards 2008. Adding to the long list of triumphs for LingvoSoft designers, programmers and linguists, this year the entire class of LingvoSoft Bilingual Talking Dictionaries 2008 for Pocket PC has bested the competition in the Multilingual Dictionary category. With features that include some of the largest databases ever compiled, outstanding Speech Recognition and advanced voice output capabilities, as well as full compatibility with the most popular MS Pocket Office applications, LingvoSoft Bilingual Talking Dictionaries for Pocket PC deliver accurate and reliable results every time. Founded to recognize the industry’s best software, the judges for the Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards 2008 choose the top products from more than 4000 entrants annually. This year marks the 4th year in a row that the judges have honored LingvoSoft.
You can find out more about award-winning LingvoSoft software here.
|| Best Of The Best - LingvoSoft Wins Again!
In recognition of the tremendous usability, reliability and accuracy of LingvoSoft software, the judges of the 8th Annual Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards 2008 have handed LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBooks for MS Smartphone top honors in the coveted Phrasebook category. The most advanced handheld travel software around, LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBooks turn any MS SmartPhone enabled handset into an incredibly convenient handheld translator that goes anywhere you do. Able to deliver instant bi-directional translations between the world’s most popular languages, LingvoSoft PhraseBooks speak their translations out loud using real human voice narration. Confirming the company’s status as industry leader when it comes to providing users with software applications they can really count on, the award marks the 4th year in a row that LingvoSoft has been singled out for its remarkable achievements. To single out industry leaders that create new and noteworthy software solutions for handheld computing, the judges for the Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine Best Software Awards chose from over 4000 new products every year.
You can find out more about just how amazing award-winning LingvoSoft software is here.
|| 8 Languages, Unlimited Possibilities
With the release of the all-new ECTACO Partner C-4ML8 Multilingual Professional Talking Electronic Dictionary & eBook anyone who reads books in multiple languages, is studying one or more foreign languages or those who need translations of foreign language texts for work or travel now have a perfectly portable solution for international communication. Looking like a real book, the C-4ML8 features 2 hinged screens that can be opened, closed and held like a just like your favorite paperback. The difference is that this book is smarter and more stylish than any old-fashioned printed book ever was. Inside the covers of the C-4ML8 you will find a whole world of translation and reading opportunities awaiting you. With more than 4,000,000 words in its unbelievably complete databases that can be spoken aloud using the latest Text to Speech synthesis, you can easily translate between English and Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Polish – instantly! And from the easy to read twin screens to the comfortable and intuitive keyboard, everything about the C-4ML8 makes using some of the world’s most popular languages accurate and reliable. In addition, the C-4ML8 contains 14,000 of the most commonly used phrases for each language pair and speaks them aloud using authentic native speaker voice narration. Loaded with all the extras that make the difference between something that is simply useful and something that will change the way you communicate and learn forever, the C-4ML8 contains exam preparation guides, grammar resources, currency and metric converters, a world time clock and much, much more. And to make things even more interesting, every ECTACO Partner C-4ML8 comes with a bonus CD containing over 150 exclusive LingvoSoft applications including Talking Dictionaries, FlashCards and PhraseBooks for 39 languages.
Find out just how amazing the ECTACO Partner C-4ML8 Multilingual Professional Talking Electronic Dictionary & eBook is here.
|| The World’s First Handheld With Japanese Machine Translation Unveiled In Tokyo
Long Island City, September 15, 2008 - The innovative New York City based electronic translation giant ECTACO Inc. has announced plans to introduce the world’s first handheld translator for English and Japanese speakers with English<->Japanese Machine Translation at the CEATEC JAPAN 2008 from September 30-October 4 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Based on the company’s award-winning iTRAVL Talking 2-way Language Communicator and Electronic Dictionary, the device is set to change the way East meets West.
The new talking iTRAVL is packed with English and Japanese (Kana) voice output and incorporates the latest cutting-edge technology to provide true Machine Translation capabilities – something no other company can claim.
ECTACO Inc. President and CEO David Lubinitsky said, “iTRAVL is the world’s most sophisticated translation handheld that helps break down communication barriers with its unparalleled combination of Speech Recognition, authentic human voice output and the largest dictionary in the world. Addressing the theme of CEATEC, which is ‘A New Stage of Connecting People,’ ECTACO helps contribute to more abundant lifestyles and open new business horizons by introducing a variety of technologies to help bring people closer through language.”
ECTACO iTRAVL is unique in the world of handheld language and travel assistants and includes everything the business or leisure traveler needs to make visiting foreign destinations an enjoyable and easily navigated experience. With the world's best Speech Recognition System that understands and instantly translates any of the tens of thousands words and phrases, an unsurpassed Travel Voice PhraseBook that translates and speaks 14,000 phrases fluently, and indispensable travel resources that include the official Fodor's Travel Guide, CIA World Factbook and Travel AudioBooks, iTRAVL has become the choice of savvy travelers everywhere and has won awards all around the world.
iTRAVL Machine Translation uses Systran software to translate text or speech from Japanese to English and vice versa. The MT performs the fastest and most thorough translations found anywhere. And now has upgraded features including phrase recognition, and translation of idioms in readable output of longer texts.
CEATEC JAPAN 2008 is the world's most comprehensive exhibition of cutting-edge information technology (IT) and electronics. Being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from Tuesday, September 30, to Saturday, October 4. The sponsors of CEATEC JAPAN 2008 are the Communications and Information network Association of Japan (CIAJ), Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) and Computer Software Association of Japan (CSAJ).
|| New 9 Language iTRAVL Interface Unveiled
Now offering users a choice of 9 languages, a new fully customizable multilingual iTRAVL interface is available on all iTRAVL devices with a choice of English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. By offering access to the unbeatable array of iTRAVL features in a choice of languages, even non-English speakers can now get the best out of every trip they take with iTRAVL - easily and comfortably. Available in bidirectional, multilingual and deluxe versions that include a handheld scanner, no matter which series you choose, the new iTRAVL multilingual interface makes using these sophisticated communication devices more intuitive than ever before. Designed to help you feel at home wherever you go, the unique combination of the world’s most advanced language management and translation solutions available in a single device makes the award-winning iTRAVL the perfect companion for any journey, whether for business or for pleasure. Use the iTRAVL in the airport, at business meetings, when out for a meal or when visiting the doctor so you can understand and be understood in almost any situation. Providing the tools you need for effective communication in your own language, the unparalleled resources contained in every iTRAVL device include the industry's largest Talking translating Dictionary, an unbeatable Audio PhraseBook that understands what you say and speaks its translations aloud, the world’s most advanced Multilingual Speech Recognition, Hands Free/Eye Free functionality, and the practical Language Teacher system that acts as your own private tutor to help you start speaking like a native immediately. Add in all the other extras like an mp3 player and extensive travel guides that offer recommendations of things to see and do with maps and transportation information and you will quickly understand why iTRAVL is the first choice for the smart traveler.
Learn all about the full range of iTRAVL features and devices here.
|| New Languages For Pocket PC – Only From LingvoSoft!
Known for providing language combinations that other companies can only dream about, LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 for Pocket PC makes communicating in whatever language you need trouble-free and – above all – accurate. Recently released titles for German, French, Czech, Russian and Armenian now make translating between these languages easier than ever before. With the largest, most comprehensive vocabulary databases around you will always be able to find all the words you need – exactly when you need them. The robust, easy to use, and fully customizable interfaces makes finding the information you need fast and convenient. And with built-in virtual keyboards, loads of extras like personalized user dictionaries and a choice of display languages, the only limit to what you can accomplish is your imagination. The talking versions even employ the latest TTS (Text-to-Speech) functionality to do the talking for you. But no matter which version you choose, you can depend on the power of LingvoSoft and Windows CE to provide an unbeatable translating environment that is unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
|| New German Language Releases Announced!
With the release of new and updated translating dictionaries for the German language, LingvoSoft has just made translating between some of the world’s most sought after language pairs easier and more convenient than ever before. Featuring the largest, most accurate databases that have been fully updated and lightening-fast advanced search functionality, the new LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 for Pocket PC is now more useful than ever before. With and an easy to program and fully customizable interface that includes Users Dictionaries that you can personalize and the most advanced Speech Recognition and TTS voice output capabilities you will be able to see and hear the words you need most for complete understanding. An integral part of the world’s most advance set of linguistic tools that have won rave reviews and important awards from the most respected sources, LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 has been designed to help anyone succeed at home, school, or work by providing you with everything you need to get the job done. Use LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 for Pocket PC to communicate and learn and you will always find yourself on the wining team.
|| Navigate Your World - In Any Language!
Trying to communicate in a language that uses an alphabet different from your own can be a real challenge. Where to begin? Many people opt for expensive language classes but often give up due to frustration and poor teaching methods. But with the all-new LingvoSoft Learning Voice PhraseBook 2008 for Windows your success is virtually guaranteed. Perfect for beginners wishing to start speaking another language, they are the perfect way to learn the phrases you need to understand and be understood in a variety of commonly encountered situations. Offering everything you need to gain the confidence necessary to succeed, their intuitive interface, accurate translations and advanced speech capabilities let you start speaking and understanding a new language immediately. Complete with real native-speaker voice output of 14,000 of the most popular phrases they will help you get along no matter where you find yourself – in a restaurant, at the bank, in the post office or even at the hairdressers. Divided into 15 easily navigated sections, LingvoSoft PhraseBooks take the worry out of international travel and let you focus on what’s most important – having the time of your life. And with a customizable interface with choice of 5 different display languages, several options per phrase, the ability to add new topics and complete Windows Vista support, you will be communicating in another language before you know it!
|| Learn More, Faster - Only With LingvoSoft!
When thinking about learning a new language the first question that comes up is usually 'where do I begin'? At LingvoSoft we have the answer! Finally, there is an alternative to classroom-based courses and it is changing the face of language study as we know it. And unlike most language courses, with LingvoSoft Learning Voice PhraseBooks 2008 your success is virtually guaranteed. Perfect for anyone who wants or needs to start speaking a new language immediately, they offer everything necessary to give you the confidence to succeed. Containing 14,000 of the phrases you need most to be able to communicate freely, LingvoSoft Learning Voice PhraseBooks use a sophisticated combination of native-speaker voice output and speech recognition to help train your pronunciation as you build your vocabulary. With an intuitive and easily navigated user-friendly interface that has won rave reviews from users of all ages, you will find exactly what you need in no time at all. And because LingvoSoft Learning Voice PhraseBook 2008 is part of the LingvoSoft family of applications, you will be able to add on Dictionaries, Full Text Translators, Dictionaries and much more to keep pace with your advancing skills. Completely Windows Visa ready and full-loaded with the latest innovations in linguistic processing power, LingvoSoft Learning Voice PhraseBook 2008 will have you speaking a new language in no time at all.
|| Picture Yourself Speaking Chinese and Russian!
With all the vocabulary you need to know to begin communicating in another language, it’s no wonder that many people don’t have the time or the patience to start at all. Thanks to the newest Picture Dictionaries for Pocket PC from LingvoSoft all that has changed and now anyone can get their message across instantly, and with absolutely no previous knowledge of a foreign language. As easy as pointing at the picture of the word you want to say, Picture Dictionaries contain thousands of full-color pictures stored on your Pocket PC that you can access anytime, anywhere. Especially useful for languages like Chinese and Russian, which use non Latin-based alphabets, Picture Dictionaries are so simple that even children can use them to understand and be understood in the most direct and intuitive manner possible. The talking versions even take it one step further by pronouncing the words for you in both languages so that you also get practice saying the words you need most to communicate effectively, comfortably and most importantly, immediately.
|| New LingvoSoft Titles For Your Visits East
LingvoSoft have just announced a whole new collection of talking PhraseBooks from their award-winning team of designers and linguists that help you navigate the Middle and Far East in comfort and style. Helping you lean how to speak the most useful 14,000 phrases needed to get by in any country, the all-new Learning Voice Phrasebooks are the most effective way to prepare for any trip abroad. Allowing you to understand and speak languages with different alphabets is part of the LingvoSoft mission and the new Windows PhraseBooks provide you with the tools you need to succeed. With advanced native-speaker voice pronunciation of all phrases, an extremely user-friendly interface with voice navigation and complete Vista compatibility, you now have access to everything you need to say what you want – and get it right the first time. Fully integrated with the entire Suite of 2008 LingvoSoft applications that also includes Text Translators, FlashCards learning games and extensive Talking Dictionaries, it has never been easier to enjoy foreign travel or learn a new language.
|| LingvoSoft is 100% Vista Ready – Are You?
A whole host of new LingvoSoft Dictionaries 2008 for Windows have just been released to let you translate, learn and communicate in some of the worlds most sought after languages. Available in Russian, Hebrew, Azerbaijani, Turkish, and Armenian the newest translating dictionaries are completely Windows Vista ready and come in both talking and non-talking versions. With a choice of user interface that now offers 10 different languages, the new dictionaries are truly one of a kind. Containing all the latest updates to the dictionary databases, extended functionality and unique features that make getting the most out of these incredible resources both fast and intuitive, users now have the opportunity to translate, understand and be understood faster and more completely than ever before. For use at home, at work, or at school, LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 for Windows is a sophisticated linguistic tool that virtually guarantees success.
Learn more about the new LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 for Windows here:
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Armenian for Windows
LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Azerbaijani for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Azerbaijani for Windows
LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Hebrew for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Hebrew for Windows
LingvoSoft Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Turkish for Windows
LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 Russian <-> Turkish for Windows
|| Depend on LingvoSoft To Make Your Trip A Success
Now, with just a little help from LingvoSoft, you and your Pocket PC can go anywhere together and make new friends, do more business, and have more fun! With the release of the all-new LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 for the world’s most popular languages, the sky’s the limit. Once installed on your handheld, this remarkable communication utility will let you understand and be understood in almost any situation. How? By doing the talking for you! Featuring 14,000 of the phrases you need most when traveling abroad, LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 takes all the worry out of international travel instantly. That’s because with its robust combination of speech-activated navigation, powerful processing ability and authentic native speaker voice output of all entries you will never be left guessing again. Completely windows Mobile 6.0 ready, this application is so streamlined it will even work quickly and efficiently on older devices. Available to help you out in Everyday Conversation, when Traveling, Shopping, Sightseeing, and more, the phrases are divided into 15 easily navigated areas for maximum efficiency. And as part of the revolutionary LingvoSoft Suite 2008 it is the perfect compliment to the translating Dictionaries and FlashCards that have made LingvoSoft a household name around the world. So go ahead, take the plunge, and immerse yourself in another language today with LingvoSoft as you’re your most reliable travel companion.
Learn more about the new LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 for Pocket PC here:
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Polish for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Portuguese for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Romanian for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Russian for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Serbian for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Slovak for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Swedish for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Tagalog for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Thai for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Turkish for Pocket PC
LingvoSoft Talking PhraseBook 2008 English <-> Ukrainian for Pocket PC