Acapela has been chosen by Diotek, a leading supplier of mobile solutions in Korea, to voice empower its top-of-the-range digital dictionary. With PowerDic, Acapela’s high quality text to speech solution makes it possible to hear English via a number of PDAs, to assist tourists, students or professionals in their daily use of English, whatever the circumstances.
Acapela’s solution will provide PowerDic users with an immediate vocal response to help them with pronunciation difficulties and provide them with constant support, whether they are in a learning, travel or work situation.
PowerDic is a complete PDA software suite which includes comprehensive dictionaries in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. A pleasant interface and advanced search system enable users to take full advantage of their digital dictionaries and, through Acapela’s text to speech solution, transform a simple portable device into a powerful communication and learning tool.
"English is currently one of the most important languages when it comes to education and business, particularly in Korea. Now, thanks to Acapela’s high quality text to speech solution, PowerDic, Diotek’s new dictionary for PDAs, is an essential tool for students, tourists and professionals who wish to learn English," stated Jung In-Doh, President of Diotek.
PowerDic, which is marketed primarily via the Internet on the Diotek website and will shortly be distributed via a network of partner websites, including Handango, PocketGear and PalmGear, can also be packaged in PDAs or distributed separately by portable device manufacturers, such as Samsung Electronics and HP.
Acapela, which is currently expanding its presence on the Asian market, recently added Korean to its portfolio of available languages in order to offer more to its clients and perfect its expertise, particularly on the Asian mobile and automotive markets.
For further information, please visit: www.diotek.co.kr/english
Acapela golden tones will give immediate feedback to the PowerDic end users to help them with issues such as pronunciation and support them either in learning processes, travelling situations or business contexts, whenever needed. They will hear the exact pronunciation of the English words or sentences included in the dictionary database.
"Now, along with Acapela's high quality English TTS engine, DIOTEK's brand new PDA dictionary, PowerDic will be a necessity to learn English for the students, adult-learners, travelers and business professionals." said Jung In-Doh, President of DIOTEK.
PowerDic full scale dictionary software suite for PDA and Smartphones provides comprehensive dictionaries of Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. Advanced search and an easy to use interface are part of the key advantages that allow users to take full benefit of their dictionaries, turning the mobile device into a powerful speech-enabled tool for an enhanced learning and usability experience.
PowerDic is mainly distributed from DIOTEK's web site directly to customers and will also be distributed soon via e-commerce partnerships. PowerDic will also be bundled with PDA/smart phones as well by separate distribution agreements with handheld manufacturers. Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Pantech, Pentech & Curitel, Motorola Korea, VK, SKY Teletech, KTF Teletech, HP Korea, Cyberbank, DELL, Fujitsu Korea, NEC Korea, SK Telecom and Tegic Communications are already part of Diotek customers.
Speech synthesis enriches language learning tools with an immediate vocal support of the requested text or words to help them in their pronunciation learning process. The learning programme is boosted by the speech dimension, providing to the users a interactive constant vocal support, whether in a learning, travel or work situation.