Solutions for Visually Impaired Users: Infovox4, New Version of the All-In-One Local & Portable Talking Companion

Apr 23, 2013, 07:57 ET from Acapela Group

MONS, Belgium, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Innovative yet simple and all-in-one product for seamless access to written information, no matter where the user is, at home, in the office or on the move using different computers is now moving. Infovox4 uses Acapela speech synthesis, speech empowers any PC with pleasant voices, transforming any written text into speech, in real time.


> Windows 8 support
> Improved intelligibility at high reading speed using the new "small and fast" Colibri voices, based on a brand new technology developed by Acapela Group.

> Possibility to modify pitch with the new Colibri voices.
> On/off switch for verbose mode that expands acronyms, abbreviations and datum.

> Add and remove voices at any time and free of charge, using the new Download Manager application.
> Menu-based GUI for easier navigation using screen reader applications.
> 26 languages / 62 voices including Australian English (voice:Tyler) & Swedish dialects Scania (voice Mia) and Gothenburg (voice Kal).

Includes both a portable USB solution and 3 local installations, which follow users as they work on different PCs.

  • Portable usage from USB allows immediate access to any computer, without need of installing locally or admin rights
  • Local installations will function even without a USB plugged into the computer
  • Possibility to transfer local installations to and from the USB at any time

The end user has access to all voices in all languages included in the license - with different genders and voice personas - so that user feels fully comfortable with the voices that become daily companions. The choice between languages provides access to information in foreign languages as well as language learning.

infovox4 is packaged with several useful applications, that can be easily launched from the infovox4 LaunchPad application. The NVDA screen reader help the user accessing a computer when no other screen reader is pre-installed. The Speech Creator enables easy creation of MP3 files for personal use, from any text file. The Pronunciation Editor allows easy management of lexicons and exceptions, to fine tune and customize the way names and exceptions are pronounced. The Download Manager allows to add and remove voices locally. The Voice Manager allows to create new voices with particular settings. The Configuration Wizard will guide step by step through installation and configuration of infovox4 on the computer.

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About Acapela Group : Acapela Group invents speech solutions to vocalize content with authentic & original voices that bring more meaning & intent. Over 100 resounding synthetic voices in 30 languages are ready to vocalize your content into a natural and pleasant audio result, by turning written input into speech.  http://www;

Acapela's repertoire includes voices of characters or celebrities, voices with accents or specific dialect attributes, voices that sing or tell stories, voices that can adopt different moods, voices for all ages and all languages. Because one voice cannot answer all and any needs, we aim to provide a resounding repertoire. And we can create the voice you need. Just for you.  This is Acapela bespoke expertise.

SOURCE Acapela Group