In an effort to help global travelers get through the language barrier at foreign lands, the international language translation software company, LinguaSys, recently launched a unique translation application called TGPhoto.
In a press release, the company said that the app enables users to photograph foreign signs on Android and Blackberry devices and get instant translation.
The iPhone (News - Alert) users will have to wait a while for the TGPhoto translation application to reach the iTunes store. Currently, the app can be downloaded through the Android Marketplace for a one-time fee of $12.99.
Florida-based LinguaSys is an international language translation software company that develops enterprise MT languages based on Carabao MT technology and the TG line of MT client and server-based products. LinguaSys offers a suite of mobile translation applications.
Here is how the app helps clueless travelers decipher the forign language signs:
Using the TGPhoto application on an Android (News - Alert) device, users fill the screen with as much foreign text as possible, touch the shutter button and view the translation seconds later. The display shows both the original text and the translation. Users set source and target languages for the text to be photographed.
TGPhoto uniquely translates over 50 languages on any Android device with a built-in camera, using Android 2.1 or above, officials at LinguaSys informed. The BlackBerry (News - Alert) version requires Blackberry 5.0 or greater.
The other benefits of TGPhoto include its user friendliness. In addition the app can activate a phone's existing photo flash for higher resolution and is server-based for higher quality. Enterprises can attach TGPhoto to in-house customized Machine Translation servers and control data and content.
“TGPhoto was designed to help travelers and business people all over the world, who are bombarded by foreign language signs at the airport, in town, restaurants, in taxis and almost everywhere they turn. TGPhoto turns 'foreign to me' into 'now I see' and makes a great affordable holiday gift for globetrotters,” CEO of LinguaSys, Brian Garr, noted in a statement.
LinguaSys recently launched TGMobile, the first multilingual private mobile chat room application for Android clients, offering multiple languages in a single chat room, scalability up to 500 users per room, personal translation options and in-house control of data and content in the enterprise version.
Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf
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