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Ipod Translator Tool for Civilians

May 19, 2009 4 Comments »

The Apple Ipod has taken the world by storm and, along with its sibling the Iphone, become the must have accessory for the 21st century. Each new Ipod has brought along a fresh idea, be it video capabilities or an insanely compact size. It has been heralded for much more than its entertainment capabilities, with advocates claiming that its large memory can be useful in everything from learning to diagnose heart murmurs to getting into shape. Duke University went as far as to issue a 20gb Ipod to all incoming freshmen. With all of these applications, surely there is something for translators, right?

Of course. And believe it or not, the most highly touted Ipod translator comes from the US Army. Vcommunicator Mobile has been used in Iraq for several years now and provides loads of options for communicating in Arabic and Kurdish. Phrases such as “May I see your ID?” are spelled out phonetically so that they can be read aloud, or for the US soldier with an imperfect Arabic accent, the phrase can be played over a mini-speaker to everyone in the immediate vicinity.

Although the details have yet to be ironed out, the translator (interpreter?) will soon be made available to tourists, businessmen and other foreign travelers who need to communicate in another language.

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4 Responses to “Ipod Translator Tool for Civilians”

  • Commented on September 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Nice! This would really help out the jet-setters out there.

    I once saw something like this being developed in a discovery channel program. Their application uses a PDA and the user speaks into the mic. then the program automatically speaks out the translated phrase. I don’t know want happened with the application, but with today’s technology, mid-end cell phones and PDAs can definitely run them.

  • Commented on September 27, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Nice! This would really help out the jet-setters out there.

    I once saw something like this being developed in a discovery channel program. Their application uses a PDA and the user speaks into the mic. then the program automatically speaks out the translated phrase. I don’t know want happened with the application, but with today’s technology, mid-end cell phones and PDAs can definitely run them.

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