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BlueTalk is a wireless personal communication device. It works in conjunction with BlueTalk-aware apps running on tablets and computers. BlueTalk has a two-line text display and speakers that are optimized for playing synthesized speech. BlueTalk communicates with tablets and computers using the Bluetooth wireless standard and supports Bluetooth’s auto-reconnect feature. The size of BlueTalk is 8.5" x 3" x 1" thick. Bluetalk weighs 12 ounces.
BlueTalk turns tablet devices running communication apps into a capable personal communication device. The speakers on tablet devices are not loud enough for communication in many environments, nor do tablet devices support front-facing displays or the control of external devices. BlueTalk connects wirelessly to tablets running compatible apps like GWP and provides a unique and personal way to converse. The conversation partner can place BlueTalk in front of him or her and adjust the volume of the speakers so that conversations are reasonably private. Of course, using a headset makes the conversation even more private and is supported by BlueTalk (headset not included).
The front-facing display (towards the communication partner) provides persistent text of the synthesized speech output. If a partner does not immediately understand the synthesizer (a common problem with synthesized speech), he or she can quickly review the matching text on the display. It is also possible to just write a message and not speak it. These options help the person communicating via BlueTalk to communicate effectively in a broad range of situations and environment.
Finally, many people who require BlueTalk also have physical disabilities. The relay output of BlueTalk can be used to activate switch controlled devices. Examples include switch-controlled toys and nurse-call buttons. Nearly any device that accepts a switch input can be connected and controlled by BlueTalk.
Adaptive speaker volume control based on ambient noise
A headphone jack
A relay output jack for signaling or controlling other devices such as battery-operated toys or nurse call switches.
Rechargeable battery with 10 hours of use time.
BlueTalk presently works with MultiAccess.
BlueTalk comes with a charger. InvoTek offers a one year warranty on parts and labor.
When BlueTalk is turned on it will appear as a device that can be connected to your Bluetooth compatible tablet, phone, or computer. Select BlueTalk on your tablet, phone, or computer to pair to it. BlueTalk pairs as a standard Bluetooth audio device. When a BlueTalk-aware app connects to BlueTalk, a Bluetooth serial data path is opened in order to transfer text and control data. BlueTalk will automatically reconnect to the last paired device when that device is available.
BlueTalk has a built-in microphone for measuring ambient noise and can automatically adjust the speaker output volume based on the noise. This helps to address the problem of the speaker setting being inappropriate for a particular environment. For example, if the volume is set for communication in a loud restaurant and the user moves to a quiet location, BlueTalk will automatically reduce the speaker volume for use in the quiet location.
The BlueTalk text display is two lines by 40 characters long. It scrolls line-by-line as necessary for displaying long messages.
The relay output will switch up to 120 V at 100 ma.