LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ectaco, Inc., the world leader in portable language learning and translation technology, announced today that they will present the long awaited jetBook Color at Consumer Electronics Show in Hong Kong (Booth 3B-E09) and International Book Fair in Frankfurt (Booth Messegelande 8.0 L973) starting October 12, 2011. The jetBook Color will be the first in the world to use Color eInk and the only eBook Reader focused primarily on education and feature exclusive content oriented toward students worldwide.
The list of supporting technologies include a multilingual speech recognition module, text-to-speech module for pronunciation of books, machine translation technology that is able to translate anything from one sentence to an entire book in a matter of seconds. Script character recognition in combination with an EMT panel allows students to write on the screen, convert their script into typed characters and helps teachers to check assignments (replacing paper for classwork and homework to reduce waste and save time). Multilingual optical character recognition technology built into a handheld Ectaco/C-Pen scanner that connects to the device and provides quick transfer of printed text into digital format with a plug-in GPS module that allows parents to locate their child or the unit itself with a few clicks.
Along with the most sophisticated and functional eBook reader software, the product features extensive school reading lists, teachers and school administrators resources, parental support and advice, and a fully interactive SAT course that will train, test, and raise students' SAT scores (for the US Market). A Speed Reading course that will teach students to read and comprehend text faster, Oxford® Dictionaries narrated by professional linguists, course of English and foreign language grammar, speech recognition and speech analysis based phonetic Language Teacher ® and U-Learn™ courses that teach any of the 52 available languages and provide great support to ESL students. Pictured dictionaries for 36 languages, cross translator for 180 languages, Vocabulary Builder, Linguistic Crosswords, reference materials in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science, Interactive Periodic Table of Elements, graphing and scientific calculators and more.
"We are excited to be the first to utilize the unique technology of Color eInk," asserts David Lubinitsky, CEO of Ectaco Inc. "We've decided to make the most eye-friendly unit; unlike backlit screens, so it's safe for students to read for prolonged periods of time. jetBook Color will have WiFi and an optional 3G chip to support students in the classroom, at home, and for remote education courses."
An innovation of this magnitude will attract educational institutions that will be able to distribute the jetBook Color to each student individually with everything pre-loaded for the entire school year. Ectaco has been working with thousands of schools and school districts in all 50 states and 8 countries around the world.
SOURCE Ectaco, Inc.