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Zygo TalkingAid Wireless

Zygo TalkingAid WirelessNow there's a Speech Generating Device that brings us into the modern age—cell phone communication for voice and e-mail—BUILT-IN. It's what you've asked for.

The TalkingAid Wireless is a full-functioning text-to-speech communication aid with a large, multi-line display and function-keys for rapid access to three phrases per key, word completion options and simplified setups. The unit has a rugged, moisture resistant case, a field replaceable battery, a built-in removable keyguard, and features the very effective DECtalk speech synthesizer with 7 voices. It has voice recording as well, and many other unique features.

  • The TalkingAid Wireless is a text-to-speech device designed specifically for cell phone and e-mail use.
  • Includes Wireless Phone; user needs to get voice and e-mail service from providers.
  • Uses DECtalk speech synthesis with seven (7) voices.
  • Has a Normal typing mode (up to 20,000 characters) and a Chat mode (2,000 characters) for writing and handling secondary conversations.
  • Each character key (63 of them) can have three (3) messages (text or recorded sounds)—that's 189 messages for rapid recall.
  • Message Mode for rapid recall of stored phrases with a single key selection. One key press returns device to spelling mode.
  • Can lock message mode to quickly speak only the first of three messages per key.

For more information and pricing, see page 12 of our catalog.

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Polyana-4 with Persona

Polyana-4 with PersonaThe Standard version allows access to a host of programs like Microsoft WordPad, SpreadCE, Pocket On-Schedule, Media Player, Calculator, and various Microsoft viewers, Word, Excel, PDF, Image, PowerPoint, etc. A built-in modem is optional.

The Medical Assistance (MA) version is a dedicated Speech Generating Device that meets the requirements of various medical assistance agencies and access to the Windows programs is denied.

Polyana is the hardware. Its light weight and small size make carrying easy by its folding carry-handle / stability stand. The audio amplifier / speaker base-pack provides exceptionally loud, clear output. A sliding volume control in front is used to set the sound output level.

Persona is the text-based communication program purposely designed for literate users who need to talk. Access to the program is by the keyboard, the touch screen, and by switches through the on-screen keyboard. Messages are clearly spoken by DECtalk speech synthesis.

Formulate messages letter-by-letter, by selecting words through word completion and word prediction, and phrases via abbreviation / expansion and a phrase list.

For more information and pricing, see page 12 of our catalog.

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PolyTABLET with PersonaPolyTABLET with Persona

The PolyTABLET is a NEW approach to a very portable communication aid. The PolyTABLET is slightly larger than a portable CD player and can be accessed directly through its carrying case.

For more information and pricing, see page 12 of our catalog.

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AlloraAllora

The Allora is an easy to use, keyboard based, text-to-speech generating device. Any message typed on the Alloras display is read out clearly in a high quality natural sound male or female voice.

For more information and pricing, see page 12 of our catalog.

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Spok21

Spok21SPOK21 was especially developed for all day use as a speech generating device (SGD). It has been designed with a wide range of functionality. SPOK 21 is a new, sophisticated text-to-speech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aid from Germany that is highly flexible in adapting to the user.

For more information and pricing, see page 12 of our catalog.

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ChatPC-4+

Chat PC-4+ChatPC-4+ is a dynamic display augmentative communication device using a ruggedized PocketPC. ChatPC-4+ is designed for individuals with existing or emerging literacy skills. In addition to all of the features of the ChatPC-4, this enhanced model includes a number of features, such as word prediction, letter prediction and text editing capabilities, which are designed to assist individuals who use spelling for communication. A rubberized speaker and battery housing protects the ChatPC-4+ and enhances its ruggedness, sound quality and battery life.

For more information and pricing, see page 9 of our catalog.

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