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News Archive

New Release of Interact™ Now Supports British English Spoken

Submitted by robp on Dec<br>&nbsp;13

SpeechGear and Auditory Sciences have released the latest update to the Compadre:Interact™ and Interact-AS™ Software Modules. Version 5.0.13401 now includes support for British English. “We continually receive requests from the United Kingdom for our products” said Robert Palmquist, SpeechGear’s President & CEO. “This new major release includes a new speech engine specifically optimized to support that market.” The new British version is available for immediate purchase and download.

SpeechGear is in the Olympics !!!

Submitted by teej on Aug<br>&nbsp;10

The Olympics always make for busy days here at SpeechGear. With 204 countries being represented by 10,965 athletes and an additional 987 coaches and officials, it makes for an interesting mix of languages being spoken. English and French are the “official” languages, but all told around 180 languages are used by the participants. That is where SpeechGear comes in

  • Compadre:Interact is the only product that simultaneously voices the translation while you are speaking – no press a button, say something, press another button, and wait for the translation – instead whatever you say is simultaneously spoken in the desired second language.
  • Compadre:Document is the only product that instantly translates and automatically formats your documents. Just click a button and your document is translated, formatted and ready to share with others.

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How Many Languages do you Need to Speak?

Submitted by teej on Jun<br>&nbsp;04

Currently, about 10% of the U.S. population has limited or no knowledge of English -- that is around 33 million people. Over the last decade, this number increased by 8.8 million. What is the impact where you live? Click here to learn more.

SpeechGear's Interact product is the only system that voices the translation simultaneously while you are speaking. With other systems you first click-a-button, then say something, then click another button, then wait for the translation, and then repeat the process for the next phrase. With SpeechGear, you just start speaking, that's all it takes.

Are you giving a presentation to an audience where some people only understand Spanish, others only Russian and others only Greek. Not a problem, with Interact anything you say will be simultaneously spoken in those respective languages. If you have handouts or PowerPoint slides, SpeechGear's Document translator is the answer. A single click is all it takes and your documents are translated and ready for presentation.

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SpeechGear’s Compadre Product Line Now Supports over 200 Languages

Submitted by teej on Jun<br>&nbsp;04

You asked, we listened, and we delivered. You wanted more languages -- SpeechGear’s Compadre Suite of instant translation products now supports over 200 languages. Now you can hold conversations in Spanish, Arabic, Hmong, Thai and many, many more languages. SpeechGear is the only system that simultaneously translates as you are speaking. With Compadre’s Interact speech module, there is no delay, no waiting. As you are speaking the translation is simultaneously spoken aloud – not like other systems where you first need to click a button, say something, click another button, wait a while, and then eventually hear the translation. With the Document module, just click a button and your Microsoft Word or PowerPoint files are automatically translated and formatted. No cutting and pasting, just click, and you are done. Plus you can easily add your own terms and vocabulary. It is all part of the Compadre Suite of instant translation products that give you the ability to communicate in hundreds of languages.

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Introducing New Products from Auditory Sciences

Submitted by teej on Jun<br>&nbsp;04

You asked, we listened, we delivered. Introducing Interact-AS Professional Edition and Interact-AS Consumer Edition. A big thank you from all of us here at Auditory Sciences to everyone who submitted suggestions for new features to include in our products. Your input is a valuable part of making a difference in people's lives. As a result of your spreading the news about Auditory Sciences, Interact-AS is now being used to remove communication barriers throughout the world.

With the release of the Professional and Consumer versions of Interact-AS, now you can select which product best meets your communication needs: the Professional Edition with the many new features that you requested; or the Consumer Edition with pricing that is affordable for everyone. Perhaps you work in a business that wants to be in compliance with ADA regulations, or you are educator looking for affordable and effective communication systems for the classroom, or an individual that is deaf or hard of hearing that wants to remove communication barriers -- in all cases Interact-AS is your answer.

Interact-AS Professional Edition

With the new Professional Edition, Auditory Sciences has added the features that you've requested: synchronized voice recording, one touch favorites lists, zero click term expansion, PhraseBuiding shortcuts, sociable sounds, visual speech indicators, plus a brand new closed captioning module with improved transcription accuracy that also includes support for multiple dialects, accents and languages

  • Configure your Interact-AS Professional System by clicking here.

Interact-AS Consumer Edition

For those of you who asked for a scaled down version of Interact-AS, here is your answer. The Consumer Edition includes many of the features of the Professional Edition, but uses Microsoft's speech recognition and voice synthesis engines. With the Consumer Edition you can still close caption conversations anytime, anywhere.

Auditory Sciences to Demonstrate Products at the Charting the Cs Conference

Submitted by teej on May<br>&nbsp;11

Auditory Sciences, LLC., the developer of a suite of communications products for people with disabilities, announced today that they will be demonstrating their complete line of products at the upcoming 4th Annual Charting the C's conference and providing examples of how they are being used in educational and workplace settings. With these products, speech is instantly transcribed, displayed, and if desired, translated to a second language. As one example, students that are Hard-of-Hearing are combining a wireless microphone with Interact-AS to generate an instant transcript of classroom conversations. This provides a direct and low cost alternative to other approaches such as remote CART services. The Charting the C's conference will be held April 22-24 at the Arrow Wood Resort in Alexandria, Minnesota. The products will be demonstrated in CaDan's Technology for Education booth. Stop by the booth to receive a free copy of Auditory Science's “Gadget” translator.

About Auditory Sciences, LLC.
Auditory Sciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of SpeechGear, Inc. that is focused on developing communication products for individuals with disabilities. The firm's Interact-AS product suite assists the Hard-of-Hearing community by instantly transcribing conversations and other forms of speech, and the Deaf community by enabling individuals to directly communicate with people who do not know sign language. These products can be used anywhere, anytime, and even to communicate in multiple languages. To learn more about the firm and the Interact-AS product suite, please Visit www.auditorysciences.com or send an email to info@auditorysciences.com.

About SpeechGear, Inc.
Headquartered in Northfield, Minnesota, SpeechGear, Inc. is a privately held firm with products that remove the language barrier by instantly translating whatever you say, hear, read, write or type. To find out more about SpeechGear and its complete suite of products, please visit www.speechgear.com or send an email to info@speechgear.com.

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Auditory Sciences to Demonstrate Products at C-SUN Conference in San Diego

Submitted by teej on May<br>&nbsp;11

Auditory Sciences, LLC., the developer of a suite of communications products for people with disabilities, announced today that they will be demonstrating their complete line of products at the upcoming 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities (C-SUN) conference and providing examples of how they are being used in educational and workplace settings. With these products, speech is instantly transcribed, displayed, and if desired, translated to a second language. As one example, students that are Hard-of-Hearing are combining a wireless microphone with Interact-AS to generate an instant transcript of classroom conversations. This provides a direct and low cost alternative to other approaches such as remote CART services. The C-SUN conference will be held February 27th through March 3rd Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California. The products will be demonstrated in CaDan's Technology for Education booth, which is booth 627. Stop by the booth to receive a free copy of Auditory Science's “Gadget” translator.

In addition to the demonstrations, on Wednesday, February 29th at 8 AM, Robert Palmquist, President & CEO of Auditory Sciences' parent company SpeechGear, will be giving a presentation titled, Classroom Inclusion of Students that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and on Wednesday, February 29th at 9:20 AM he will be giving a presentation titled, Compliance with ADA for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Employees and Customers.

About Auditory Sciences, LLC.
Auditory Sciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of SpeechGear, Inc. that is focused on developing communication products for individuals with disabilities. The firm's Interact-AS product suite assists the Hard-of-Hearing community by instantly transcribing conversations and other forms of speech, and the Deaf community by enabling individuals to directly communicate with people who do not know sign language. These products can be used anywhere, anytime, and even to communicate in multiple languages. To learn more about the firm and the Interact-AS product suite, please Visit www.auditorysciences.com or send an email to info@auditorysciences.com.

About SpeechGear, Inc.
Headquartered in Northfield, Minnesota, SpeechGear, Inc. is a privately held firm with products that remove the language barrier by instantly translating whatever you say, hear, read, write or type. To find out more about SpeechGear and its complete suite of products, please visit www.speechgear.com or send an email to info@speechgear.com.

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Robert Palmquist to Speak at the ATIA Conference on Assistive Technology

Submitted by teej on May<br>&nbsp;11

On Thursday, January 26th at 11:40 AM, Robert Palmquist, President & CEO of SpeechGear, will be giving a presentation titled, "Supporting Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals in the Workplace", and on Saturday, January 28th at 9:20 AM he will also be giving a presentation titled, "Classroom Inclusion of Students that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing".

About SpeechGear, Inc.
Headquartered in Northfield, Minnesota, SpeechGear, Inc. is a privately held firm with products that remove the language barrier by instantly translating whatever you say, hear, read, write or type. To find out more about SpeechGear and its complete suite of products, please visit www.speechgear.com or send an email to info@speechgear.com.

Information on ATIA 2012
The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) is a not-for-profit membership organization of manufacturers, sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices and/or services. ATIA represents the interests of its members to business, government, education, and the many agencies that serve people with disabilities. Its mission is to serve as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. Since 1999, ATIA has held an annual conference that provides a forum for education and communication to professional practitioners serving those with disabilities. In conjunction with its conferences, ATIA holds a Leadership Forum and Workshop on Accessibility which provides corporations, government agencies, and higher educational institutions with the information needed to expand their accessibility efforts.

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