ECTACO Expands Its PARTNER P800 Line With New Languages and Speech Recognition Technology

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ECTACO INC. is well-known for constant innovation and groundbreaking developments in the field of handheld translators and software added to their growing collection of practical and useful devices 12 new high end handheld dictionaries for the most popular world languages.

ECTACO continues to occupy its position on the cutting-edge of portable translating technology in part due to the development of devices like the Partner 800 Series Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook. Unique in the world of modern communication, these remarkable machines are able to speak any of their instant bi-directional translations aloud. Developed in-house, state-of-the-art speech recognition technology for English, Spanish, German, Russian and Polish languages allows the user to learn the foreign languages more efficiently. Combined with the use of Text Translation technology, Text-to-Speech technology as well as real human voices in their distinctive PhraseBook, the Partner 800 Series is a model of effective communication and easy comprehension.

The real heart of its sophisticated and powerful language resources is the absolutely massive vocabulary that includes more than 1,000,000 words and phrases with specialized terminology for various businesses and professions. To make it truly irresistible, the whole package has been attractively wrapped in a sleek, ultra-modern design and made easily accessible via its high-quality color touch screen and award winning lightning fast search features. With one of the stylish Partner 800 Series in hand, it seems users will never be at a loss for words.

“Part of a long-term project that will see more than 130 language combinations produced,” says ECTACO CEO David Lubinitsky. “Partner P800 is a reflection of Ectaco’s philosophy and of our commitment to customer’s needs. Every innovation is customer-driven and we aim to supply consumers with practical, affordable, and unique devices that they can’t find anywhere else. Based on what people tell us they want, we develop language solutions for the future of communication.”

Whether studying or travelling for business or pleasure, everyone should find something useful and necessary in the Partner 800 Series. Part of the new-wave of customizable and portable language learning and translating solutions only available from ECTACO, the new Partner 800 Series Talking Electronic Dictionary and Audio PhraseBook devices are available to translate between English and Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish. Each platform can be expended towards more languages and linguistic related software by simple replacement of MMC/SD card which is available at

The 47 other language combinations will be available in Q2 2006.

For more information on these or any ECTACO products, visit or contact Boris Krol, Product Manager at 800-784-8444 ext.204.


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