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|| Some more amazing iPhone/iPod Apps from ECTACO
We have been releasing our Language Teacher and Linguistic Crosswords applications for the iPhone and iPod for some time now. They are usually released every week and are free for only 7 days!
If you do have an iPod or iPhone please make sure to download and rate it, if you don’t, forward it to your friends as a Thanksgiving gift as these programs are truly amazing and helpful for all.
|| Firmware update for the jetBook mini
With only a month after the release we listened to your ideas and have an update already! Get it now for your jetBook® mini on the official site www.jetbookmini.com! If you don't have one yet, now is the best time to treat yourself with the smallest and fastest eBook reader to date. Order now the newest ECTACO jetBook® mini as a perfect gift for your family and friends at only $99.95!
|| Ectaco Releases First Language Learning Apps for the iPhone, iPod and iPad
"NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ectaco, Inc., the world's leader in portable language learning and translation technology, today introduced the first tier of a fun and easy-to-use Ectaco experience for those with Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads. The new applications are the latest release to Ectaco's slate of unique dictionaries and phrasebooks already available in the iTunes App Store, and will be the first and only to provide an interactive language learning experience for its users.
|| Ectaco Inc. Introduces the First Official $99 jetBook™ mini, Giving Book Lovers Greater Choice and New Authors a Chance of a Lifetime
New York, New York – 20, October 2010 – Ectaco Inc., the world’s leader in portable language learning and translation technology, is giving book lovers more choice and greater value in dedicated eBook Reading devices with the addition of the jetBook-mini for just $99. The new jetBook mini, recently revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair and Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong, offers the great features of the jetBook family – ultra crisp 5" reflective TFT screen technology with instant page turns, multiple language support and portability – plus a new look and 90 hours of continuous reading time on a single set of 4AAA Enegizer batteries.
|| ECTACO jetBook mini is finally out!
We are very glad to share the good news with everybody! Our jetBook mini, the project we have been working on so diligently all these months is being finally available for sale. We are launching a world-wide release today!
|| Ectaco SpeechGuard® Assists Military Linguists
The Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Training Center utilizes SpeechGuard® to supplement their student’s formal language instruction.
New York, October 11, 2010/PRNewswire – The Ectaco SpeechGuard® continues to grow in response to the resounding language translation needs of local, state, and federal agencies. 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 divisions throughout the United States. The Defense Language Institute’s Foreign Language Training Center, based in Fort Huachuca, Arizona is providing students of their arduous linguistic programs with SpeechGuard® units.
|| Asian languages support for jetBook
We are glad to inform all those who are interested in our technical endeavors that from now on our jetBook eBook Reader also supports 4 Asian languages - Arabic, Farsi, Vietnamese and Hebrew - in addition to the vast collection of European languages it has been supporting.
|| Presenting the newest French <-> Arabic electronic text translator with voice recognition!
We are happy to present a unique French <-> Arabic ECTACO Partner FA900 talking electronic translator which is capable of translating whole sentences in either direction if you type them in via the regular keyboard. The new translator has a hi-res color display and a bilingual user’s interface which makes it a perfect language tool for both Arabic and French native speakers. The device includes an extensive phrasebook which lets you speak any phrase in French to have it translated into Arabic and vice versa. Once recognized, the translated phrase is spoken out loud using a real human voice as recorded by native speakers. Also included is the most extensive 212,000 entry dictionary featuring synthesized voice output of Arabic and French words.