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Pocketalk, the leading provider of translation solutions, cements its commitment to removing language barriers with the announcement of Pocketalk for Business, an expansion of translation solutions designed for enterprises, businesses and organisations.

The brand extension will introduce new AI powered solutions including the Geneva, a seamless digital experience, delivering instantaneous translations to audiences; Sentio, a web-based solution for virtual and in person meeting; and Vox, high-speed translation capability. The final solution is Ventana, an administrative panel which provides control and insights into translations and device management.

Pocketalk for Business solutions –  Geneva, Sentio, Vox and Ventana – all offer accurate, fast, seamless and secure translated conversations for any scenario. The first-of-their-kind solutions remove language barriers, enabling communications across enterprise, healthcare, education, social media, and events.

Having sold over one million devices since 2018, Pocketalk’s evolution to a global communication company is now accelerated with the advancement of Pocketalk for Business, providing software solutions that address the dynamic needs of modern day organisations. Today, it’s not just global companies that encounter language barriers, increasingly smaller organisations are utilising foreign workforces to bridge labour shortages, which bring communication challenges.

Pocketalk for Business comes following the recent announcement of its strategic alliance with SoftBank, which will enable further innovation. The partnership will focus on the sales of one million Pocketalk handheld devices and support the suite of enterprise solutions, including those announced today at IFA. The increased access to supply and sales channels for Pocketalk will further transform communication for the global economy.

Here’s what each of the new solutions will offer:

  1. Geneva – Creating audience inclusivity  

Geneva is a world-first technology set to reshape multilingual interactions in any audience setting such as conferences, classrooms, and training sessions. Geneva enables audience accessibility to content, in their own language, via their smart device. For organisers, that means anyone can deliver content to audiences regardless of their language ability, opening up the best talent for each scenario.

With a simple QR code scan, participants gain access to content, via audio and text, in their preferred language through a user-friendly web platform on their devices, breaking down language barriers and fostering a global exchange of ideas.

  1. SENTIO – Embrace Multilingual Collaboration with Pocketalk Live Translation

With the global workplace expanding, so is the need for real-time translation across conversations. SENTIO is a GDPR and HIPAA compliant, browser-based, live translation service that uses Whisper technology developed by OpenAI. It enables users to engage in conversations in their own language during meetings or through any virtual meeting platform, including Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.

  1. Vox – Expand Your Content Library with Pocketalk Video Translation

In an age where video reigns supreme, countless audiences remain disenfranchised due to the absence of real-time, accurate, and secure translations, especially in underrepresented languages. Accessible via browser across PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, Vox provides quality translations of video content, spanning everything from movies, training and documentaries to educational materials and social media moments.

Pocketalk’s Vox video translation solution is highly accurate, fast, simple and cost effective. It effortlessly crafts voice-overs and subtitles, regardless of the video’s original language. An hour-long video can be translated in just 15 minutes, reducing production costs and requirements.

  1. Ventana – Gain control over real-time translations 

With Ventana, businesses gain complete control over their Pocketalk devices from real-time translation insights and management, revolutionising communication and breaking down language barriers like never before.

This administrative panel enables users to group Pocketalk devices, remotely manage functions, and gain valuable insights into device usage. With the ability to export data on translated languages and usage frequency, businesses can make informed, data-driven decisions to maximise device usage in their organisation.

“Language is the final hurdle for us to truly become a global marketplace, workforce and community. Since the pandemic, the world works more closely and efficiently together, offering better opportunities for everyone. However, without reliable communication, it’s not reaching its full potential.” said Noriyuki Matsuda, President and CEO of Pocketalk.

“Pocketalk’s response is the creation of Pocketalk for Business, providing solutions that support people worldwide by empowering them to communicate simply with a device or a browser. We are so excited to see the real impact of these new solutions and welcome the response to help us evolve.”

Geneva, Sentio, Vox and Ventana will all be available in the UK by the end of 2023. Pricing to be confirmed with availability.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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