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 Americaís 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 Ectacoís 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. Thatís because the new NTL-9C provides travelerís 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 Fodorís 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