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Free Software Allows Deaf to Communicate with Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2003

 

 North Haven, CT., July 10, 2003, SignTel®, Inc. announced today that the Signtel Interpreter software, which was developed with over 100 deaf and hard of hearing employees, is now free to individuals for residential use and schools, under the “Free Signtel Interpreter Program”. To obtain the software, individuals can either copy it from friends or order a disk on-line, from SignTel’s web site ( www.signtelinc.com  ). Disks containing the free Signtel Interpreter software ship for $6.95 per disk, which includes shipping and handling. Direct downloads from the Internet are not available at this time. The size of the Signtel Interpreter software would limit such direct download only to users with fast processors and Broadband or DSL. The Program presents an unusual opportunity for individuals using sign language or wanting to learn it.

The Signtel Interpreter is a unique, cutting edge technology that translates text into sign language viewed on a computer screen in real-time. The product embraces artificial intelligence, complex lexical analysis, recognizing over 30,000 words and over 1,400 idioms and phrases.

Some additional features are:

  •  Seamless connectivity between signs
  •  Text to speech conversion
  •  Conceptually accurate translation to sign language
  •  Correct signing for money, time, decimals, phone numbers, double letters, names such as Mr. Brown, correct signing of multiple meaning words
  •  Built in spell checker
  •  Signing pop up window quickly translates emails and text documents
  •  Optional auxiliary feature ignores words such as “are”, “the”, “to”
  •  Drag and Drop feature to save text or bring it back for signing
  •  Signer's mouth visible clearly enunciating words, and much more.

The Free Signtel Interpreter Program does not include the “Signtel Interpreter VR. While it does not have speech recognition, it is the same in every other way to the Signtel Interpreter VR.

“We want to enable individuals and schools to access such developed technology, ” said Raanan Liebermann, President and CEO of SignTel®, Inc.

SignTel®, Inc., headquartered in North Haven Connecticut, develops communication and security technologies for deaf and blind individuals. In recent years SignTel® has developed over 20 patented or patent pending new technologies. Signtel is the developer and manufacturer of the Signtel Interpreter VR, with the state of the art speech recognition, which has received high acclaims for its speech recognition accuracy.

For more information visit the company’s website at www.signtelinc.com
 

 

 

 

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