The ECTACO -SpeechGuard GI-5 Pashto
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The only hands free/eye free 2-way communication system and open development platform.
Being deployed in a country where English is not the native language may be a real challenge. Those challenges may be critical ones without an interpreter available.
The ECTACO -SpeechGuard GI-5 has been developed specifically for the armed forces community.
The GI-5 understands thousands of commands spoken in English and is capable of pronouncing the translations in a multitude of languages. Ectaco will add content and languages required by agencies.
The GI-5 is ideal for situations when there's no time to wait for a translator to arrive. Speak into the unit and it repeats what you've said instantly. The GI-5 delivers loud, concise and even-tempered commands in any language.
Thousands of commands, phrases, and questions can be issued without looking at the device. Phrases are designed to be 100% recognized in a hand free/eye free extreme noise environment. Speak up to 3 words and have a phrase completely issued. Establish multiple user profiles
Two-way communication at it's best! Type a word or sentence in English or the target language and have it instantly translated into text and speech.
Get familiar with the cultural nuances of the communities you are dealing with.
Professional Audio Commands
Select any of thousands of industry specific phrases/questions and have them spoken in human voice instantly in the language you select!
Speak 2 or 3 keywords in high noise environments and have full phrases spoken on your behalf. All done hands free/eyes free!
Learn to phonetically speak new languages accurately with the aid of an audio/visual analyzer!
Play MP3 files or record your conversations for future reference.
Order your SpeechGuard GI-5 now and let us know how you want it customized.
| Category: Handheld Dictionary
| Supporting language: Pashto
Platforms/media types: Handheld
# MultiMedia Card slot (card included) for simplified content replacement and updates. We provide quarterly updates for a full year!
# Voice output in Arabic, Dari, Pashto, and Farsi. Customize your unit and have us include additional languages based on your needs.
# Li-Polymer battery can be used up to 16 hours before charging is necessary
# 320X240 pixel touch-screen
# Port to connect to external speaker units (i.e. bullhorn, PA system, etc.)
# Backlight for low light visibility
HOW DOES SPEECHGUARD WORK?
Basically SpeechGuard is a bank of phrases, carefully chosen by professionals in your industry to serve the needs of typical users in various typical situations. SpeechGuard can store in its memory more than 3000 phrases and their translations into up to 25 languages. You can easily select the target language in the Setup menu and then all you do is find a phrase appropriate to the situation. SpeechGuard will produce both the spoken and the written versions of the phrase in the target language.
All phrases in SpeechGuard's memory are divided into Topics.
There are three ways to choose the phrase you need in a particular topic:
1. Manually - by selecting a phrase from the list. In this case you just navigate through the topic structure using touch screen or hardware buttons. It's also a useful way to familiarize yourself with the content.
2. Using the search function. To get the phrase you need more quickly you just type a key-word and all phrases containing this key-word will appear on screen.
3. Using voice function. Say a phrase into a built-in microphone in English and SpeechGuard will recognize it and produce its spoken version in the target language. This is the fastest way to get the phrase you want.
Customizing your SpeechGuard lexicon
You can create your own SpeechGuard lexicon, "My SpeechGuard", comprised of Most Frequently Used Phrases. Furthermore, you could add structure to your lexicon by organizing it into subtopics and special linguistic procedures selecting phrases in a particular order to fit your specific job functions and procedures. To do so, you move selected phrases from any topic into a special topic named "My SpeechGuard" where they will be more easily accessible. You can also do some linguistic "fine tuning". For example, choose the gender of a person you are speaking to - in some languages it makes a big difference in translation.
SpeechGuard can store in its memory not only phrases, but also special messages and announcements. It could be any important message you need to convey repeatedly or broadcast to a wide audience: Miranda or NITSA warning, evacuation procedure for your office building, special announcement in a riot control situation, information for patients during intake procedure, etc. Just choose your message and SpeechGuard will pronounce it in a language of your choice, or repeat it consecutively in as many languages as you like.
SpeechGuard is strategically positioned as a multi-purpose tool
1. Translation tool
offering a wide range of languages, dialects and linguistic customization choices;
2. PR/Communication tool
addressing cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity;
3. Documentation tool
documenting important statements, standards, policies, and procedures.;
4. Professional productivity tool
streamlining the regular workflow and optimizing it towards greater productivity.
More specifically, SpeechGuard provides the following user benefits:
SpeechGuard provides a vital cost-effective alternative to human live or phone translation services for non-English speakers when such services are unavailable or time/cost-prohibitive. SpeechGuard performs four primary functions:
* urgent communication
intended for emergency staff such as first responders, medical, police and other personnel;
* field communication
intended for military and civilian field workers: military and police personnel; EPA inspectors; postal and other delivery workers; CENSUS "enumerators";
* "linguistic triage"
intended for intake/pre-screening personnel. SpeechGuard will be used for prioritizing the intake subjects (e.g., customers, patients, suspects) by their linguistic abilities and translation needs and for handling the routine, repetitive and intermittent translation tasks, while delegating in-depth lengthy translation sessions to live/phone human translators;
* mass broadcasts
intended for riot/crowd control situations as well as for building/business security/ communications/advertising purposes; SpeechGuard will be used as a broadcasting tool for repeated delivery of various messages to linguistically diverse massive audiences.
SpeechGuard offers a wide spectrum of linguistic possibilities
* a great variety of languages (currently up to 50, extensible to any number of additional languages);
* linguistic customization for maximum linguistic diversity; allows customers to add dialects, slang or any professional, ethnic or cultural jargon;
* professional customization for maximum work productivity; allows customers to build their own job-related SpeechGuard lexicons and procedures;
* psychological customization for maximum human impact: allows customers to use subtle variations in tone of voice, assertiveness, politeness, etc.
SpeechGuard fully utilizes advantages of prerecorded translations by offering carefully selected choices of culturally and ethnically appropriate accents; professionally prepared content; a guarantee of a calm and confident voice (SG will never get angry or rude).
SpeechGuard addresses the growing international and domestic diversity: cultural, ethnic, and linguistic. It provides for culturally and ethnically appropriate customization of accents, lexicons, modes of conversation, interrogation styles, information gathering, professional methods and procedures.
SpeechGuard improves community relations and customer service, expands market share, and facilitates better mutual understanding and cooperation.
In any bilingual exchange - verbal or material - SpeechGuard can be used to document that
* the proper timing and procedure was observed;
* the message/product/service was delivered and accepted, and the terms were explained in English, translated and understood in the subject's native language.
It is particularly useful for documenting the offering/delivery and acceptance of
* important statements, standards, policies, and procedures, etc. (e.g., Miranda rights, Patient Confidentiality statement);
* products and services (e.g., postal deliveries, service obligations under a contract).
SpeechGuard facilitates public and individual acceptance of thus translated laws, rules and regulations and improves compliance by non-English speakers. It also reduces liability and enforcement risks in contested cases through documented proof.
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIVITY TOOL:
SpeechGuard streamlines the regular workflow and optimizes it toward greater productivity by eliminating, through linguistic triage and routine automation, the language-related workflow interruptions and bottlenecks.
To learn how you could benefit from SpeechGuard , especially in mission-critical and life-threatening situations, and how it can improve cost-benefit ratios and save time, funds, and even lives - see examples of specific applications for Police, Medical, Attorney and Military personnel