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The World’s First Handheld With Japanese Machine Translation Unveiled In Tokyo

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).

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