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SpeechTrans & the Epson Moverio BT-200 Glasses

SpeechTrans fans know that you can count on us for staying ahead of the technological curve. True to form, here we are again with an exciting announcement.

The SpeechTrans Ultimate app, available from the Google Play store, is compatible with Epson’s Moverio BT-200 Glasses.

Why do we endorse this product? Because it’s darn awesome.

Here are some highlights of Epson’s updated new design:

• Runs on updated Android app
• Boasts a significantly smaller size than the original design
• Is more than 60% lighter than the original design
• Completely transparent design
• Offers seamless Bluetooth connectivity
• Includes prescription lens insert

We encourage you to explore the product’s many features by visiting our website here. You can even purchase the Epson Moverio BT-200 directly from the SpeechTrans website.

 

 


Active Items

Call Discussion Items

  • Hearing Impaired release- Under Microsoft review
  • Sprout
  • Partnerships release

 

New Items

 

 

 

 

  • - John Brandon is working on a story on innovative technologies that changed the way business is done. SSPR has sent over information on SpeechTrans.

 

  • ComputerWorld- Jonny Evans spoke with SpeechTrans on 12/9. He said the call went great and was very interesting. He is hoping to get a story up this week.

 

Run Items

 

FOX Orlando- Tom Johnson’s segment went live this morning 4/24:

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/25329917/central-florida-based-app-translates-speech-into-44-languages

ABC Orlando- Mario Boone’s segement went live on 4/17:

http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/wftv-speaks-to-creator-of-translation-app/vCXzbt/

 

PRNewswire- SpeechTrans Ultimate Windows 8.1 released on 4/16:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/speechtrans-ultimate-first-windows-81-app-to-offer-real-time-speech-to-speech-translation-dictation-and-instant-messaging-on-facebook-google-talk-yahoo-and-aim-255479971.html

 

Huffington Post- Michael Berman included SpeechTrans in his Mother’s Day tech gift guide on May 8th:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-l-berman/mothers-day-gifts-for-the_2_b_5268854.html

 

Windows IT Pro- Rod Trent posted on the Azure news as well as the remote mic/demoing at HP Discover on 5/29:

http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/not-be-outdone-speechtrans-demonstrate-google-glass-translator-june-hp-discover

 

SpeechTechnology Magazine: The Microsoft Azure news was written about on May 30th:

http://www.speechtechmag.com/Articles/News/Speech-Technology-Digest/SpeechTrans-Moves-Translation-Services-to-Microsoft-Azure-97348.aspx

 

KGO-TV – Michael Finney posted his story on June 4th:

http://abc7news.com/technology/7-on-your-side-tests-language-translation-app/94244/

 

Windows Azure release-sent to wire 5/29:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/speechtrans-enhances-real-time-translation-services-worldwide-using-microsoft-azure-261098901.html

 

TMCNet- Deepika Mala with TMCNet posted on the API on June 18th:

http://www.ivrresource.com/articles/381638-patent-pending-application-programming-interface-speechone-api-launched.htm

 

Windows IT Pro- Rod Trent posted a follow up on the the SpeechOneAPI on June 16:

http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/bing-translator-competitor-speechtrans-demos-hp-discover?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WinBytes+(WIN%3ENews%3ENews)

 

Network World- Mark Gibbs posted his story on July 15;

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2454504/smartphones/speechtrans-wristband-watch-a-small-step-towards-the-babel-fish.html

 

Fast Company- Tina Amirtha posted her story July 22nd:

http://www.fastcolabs.com/3033376/talk-to-the-smartwatch-cause-the-phone-aint-listeningmake

 

MakeUseOf- Ryan Dube posted his story on July 24th:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/will-a-sign-language-translation-app-ever-become-a-reality/

 

CrowdFundBeat- Devin Thorpe posted his article and interview on August 18th:

http://crowdfundbeat.com/speech-translation-company-raising-series-a-on-rockthepost/

 

Lifehacker Australia- Robert Sorokanich included SpeechTrans Android in the apps we love section on 9/1:

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/09/our-favorite-android-ios-and-windows-phone-apps-of-the-week-31/

 

CBS Greenville- Ryan Peterson included SpeechTrans in a segment on best new apps on 9/3.

 

Real Time Communications – Paula Bernier posted an article on SpeechTrans on 10/21:

http://www.realtimecommunicationsworld.com/topics/realtimecommunicationsworld/articles/391790-speechtrans-expands-translation-transcription-seeks-investors.htm

 

InformationWeek – Shave O’Neill posted a story on wearables at work on 10.21:

http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/wearables-at-work-7-productivity-apps/d/d-id/1316671?image_number=7

 

 

 

 

Pending Items

 

 

Boston Globe – Diane Daniel, travel reporter, would like to review the next version of the app when available.

 

  • Mashable- Samantha Murphy has received her wristband she hasn’t been able to test it out yet, but will get to it soon. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Government Computer News- William Jackson is interested in connecting with a police officer that has used SpeechTrans. SSPR has sent backgrounder and is connecting with Justin.

 

  • Smart Travel-DaraContineza is interested in the updated app and how it works for travellers. SSPR will send final release.

 

  • EMSWorld- Scott Craven’s is interested in looking at a video of SpeechTransSpeechWeb. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Travel + Leisure- Nikki Ekstein is interested in SpeechTrans and plans to take a look at the new app. SSPR is following up.

 

  • International Travel News- Dan Barr is interested in SpeechTrans and they are considering for print. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Woman’s Day- Karen Asp is interested in the new app and is planning to download it. SSPR is following up.

 

  • TheNextWeb- Paul Sawyer has not had a chance to look at the app yet, he will let us know as soon as he does.

 

  • Travel Examiner- Lysa Allman-Baldwin is interested in demoing the app. SSPR is working to organize a demo with SpeechTrans.

 

  • FOX San Francisco – Jana Katsuyama asked if there are any local law enforcement agencies are using SpeechTrans. SSPR is following up.

 

  • National Travel Examiner- Doug Bardwell is interested in the app and asked if it uses data. Doug would like to speak when the the translations are available offline.

 

  • The New York Times – Elaine Glusac is interested in the SpeechTrans update. She has asked us to follow up mid next week. SSPR will stay in touch.

 

  • WallStreetJournal- Lizette Chapman is interested in SpeechTrans and would like to cover exclusively when you close your series A.

 

  • CNET- SharaTibken met with John and Yan on 9/18 for a demo of SpeechTrans on the Epson glasses. SSPR is following up.

 

  • VOA News- Jim Randle plans to move forward with a translation story next week. He would like to speak with SpeechTrans.

 

  • TheNextWeb- Roberto Baldwin plans to include SpeechTrans in a story about Epson and their smart glasses. SSPR is following up.

 

  • AGBeat- Lani Rosales is considering doing an introductory overview of SpeechTrans. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Digital Trends- KonradKrawczyk is interested in connecting next week on how SpeechTrans is being used in MyRoom and as a standalone app in Sprout. SSPR will follow up.

 

  • PCWorld- Melissa Riofrio is interested in speaking with SpeechTrans after she has a Sprout evaluation. She asked for a follow up in 1-2 weeks.

 

  • NYTimes- Quentin Hardy thinks that SpeechTrans in Sprout sounds interesting, but he cannot do it right now. He would like us to follow up in a few weeks to let him know if it has picked up traction since launching.

 

  • San Francisco Chronicle- Wendy Lee passed the information on SpeechTrans to her colleague Seung Lee who contributes to the app of the week column. SSPR is following up

 

  • PC Mag- Brian Westover is interested in reviewing a primer or reviewer’s guide of SpeechTrans and HP MyRoom. But has forwarded the information onto his colleague Jill Duffy for a full briefing. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Innovation Management- Lars Percy Anderson is interested in a demo of SpeechTrans and to discuss how SpeechTrans is changing cross-cultural meetings.

 

  • Mashable- Pete Patchel is interested in Sprout and SpeechTrans but hasn’t had a unit to test out yet. He requested a follow up after he is given a test computer.

 

  • Android Guys- AsadRaif has filed his review and is hoping to see it go live next week. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Forbes- Jean-Baptiste Su is interested in SpeechTrans technology and how it is used by HP. He requested videos and images before setting up a demo. SSPR has sent collateral.

 

  • Bloomberg Businessweek- Karen Klien interviewed Yan on Thursday on alterative was to receive funding. Unfortunately, she did not use SpeechTrans as a resource. SSPR is following up.

 

  • Apples n’ Apps- Trevor Sheridan requested additional information on the updated iPhone app. SSPR will send the release.

 

 

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Speech translation company raising series A on RockThePost

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

SpeechTrans is revolutionizing translation services and they are raising the money to do it with a crowdfunding campaign on RockthePost.com, a crowdfunding platform that is part of Onevest. According to founder and CEO, John Frei, SpeechTrans raised $320,000 from friends and family to help launch the business and are now in the midst of a Series A round on RockthePost, which now shows $460,000 raised. SpeechTrans reports partnerships with HP, Microsoft and Intel that it expects to help the company scale rapidly. On Tuesday, August 19, 2014,...

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Will a Sign Language Translation App Ever Become a Reality?

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

Imagine a world where the barriers between the deaf and the hearing are gone. A world where conversations flow fluidly among those who hear sound, and those who don’t. Could that world become real in the near future? Back in June, a group of marketing students at Berghs School of Communication developed a concept video for a fictional product called Google Gesture. The product included a wearable wrist band and a mobile app that used electromyography to read the muscle movements of a deaf person doing sign language. The system then passed...

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Talk To The Smartwatch, Cause The Phone Ain’t Listening

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

It seems odd that a speech translation company would build a smartwatch that mainly lets you answer your phone hands-free. But this wearable device, the Bluetooth Wristwatch Band, can also sync up with the company’s smartphone and tablet translation app via its recently released proprietary API, making it half phone, half foreign communicator. The wristband, which launched with little fanfare in March, also tells the time, lets you listen to music and access the contacts from your phone or tablet. It even alerts you when you’ve stepped too...

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SpeechTrans Wristband Watch : A small step towards the Babel Fish

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” there’s a way to understand anything that is said to you in any language; all you have to do is stick a fish in your ear … The Babel Fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe. It feeds on brainwave energy absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting, telepathically, a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain. The practical upshot of...

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A Patent-Pending Application Programming Interface, SpeechOne API Launched

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

SpeechTrans Inc., a major provider of advanced translation technology, recently introduced its patent-pending application programming interface: SpeechOne API. Officials said that SpeechOne API allows people to verbally communicate with digital devices that don’t have microphones. It enables accurate voice recognition, transcription and translation on any device, in real-time. The new API is now available for white labeling and is also featured in Remote Mic, a feature new to SpeechTrans Ultimate for Windows 8.1. Hewlett-Packard (News...

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SpeechTrans Enhances Real-Time Translation Services Worldwide Using Microsoft Azure

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

SpeechTrans Inc., a Microsoft Managed Partner and provider of advanced translation technology, announced that the company is using Microsoft Azure to enable real-time translation services for SpeechTrans users around the globe.  SpeechTrans Ultimate now offers cloud storage for dictations and translations, allowing users to access saved voice memos and conversations from any web-enabled device. As a Microsoft Managed Partner, SpeechTrans has also worked closely with Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism teams to optimize the...

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7 On Your Side tests language translation app

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Wouldn’t it be nice to go just about anywhere on earth and talk to anyone in their own language? Well, now there’s an app for that, and Seven on Your Side has put it to the test. Yan Auerbach spoke with us in a Skype interview about his translation app, SpeechtTrans. “It lets you speak in one language and then it will translate and speak out loud in any other language,” he said. Forty-two languages and dialects in all. The app speaks out loud and translates on the screen, too. And it does it...

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SpeechTrans Moves Translation Services to Microsoft Azure

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

SpeechTrans, a provider of advanced translation technology, has turned to Microsoft Azure to enable real-time translation services for SpeechTrans users around the globe. SpeechTrans Ultimate now offers cloud storage for dictations and translations, allowing users to access saved voice memos and conversations from any Web-enabled device. As a Microsoft Managed Partner, SpeechTrans has also worked closely with Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism teams to optimize the functionality and design of SpeechTrans products on Windows devices....

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Microsoft Partner, SpeechTrans, Demos at HP Discover

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in SpeechTrans News | 0 comments

Following up on an earlier article where I talked about SpeechTrans making waves over Microsoft’s May 27th announcement at the Re/code conference about Skype’s upcoming language translator service, SpeechTrans has now provided their own HP Discovery demo. The, almost 4 minute, demo is pretty impressive, showing how SpeechTrans Translator doesn’t just work over IP networks, but also works with standard phones to allow diverse languages to communicate. What’s most interesting about SpeechTrans’ technology is that the...

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Not to be Outdone, SpeechTrans to Demonstrate Google Glass Translator in June at HP Discover

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Press Releases | 0 comments

It looks like Microsoft beat someone to the punch with the recent unveiling of Skype Translator at the Re/code conference. And, this may be the first time in a long time that Microsoft has been able to trump competitors with a technology reveal. However, not necessarily a competitor, SpeechTrans is reported to have been doing real-time translation for years already and based on communications today is wanting to remind us that the company’s product is touted as the “world’s most advanced translator.” SpeechTrans is a...

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