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Sourcenext to Market Travis Voice Translator

Sourcenext will act as the exclusive distributor of Travis' Pocketalk devices in the U.S. and Canada.
Posted Jan 2, 2018
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Sourcenext has inked a deal with Travis to exclusively distribute Travis' pocket translator device in the United States and Canada under the brand name Pocketalk.

Pocketalk is a portable, artificial intelligence-powered instant voice translation device from Sourcenext that enables users to communicate in full, two-way conversations using 63 languages.

"We see a tremendous opportunity to help break down language barriers with technology, and that's manifested in our work with acquiring the Rosetta Stone Japan entity earlier this year and launching iGotcha, the voicemail translation app we introduced last year," said Noriyuki Matsuda, CEO and founder of Sourcenext, in a statement. "Travis' device is impressive from the moment you pick it up. It fully delivers the promise of instant voice translation that was purely science fiction until now. We released it in Japan to a tremendous response, and now we're looking forward to putting Pocketalk into consumers' hands and getting more Americans and Canadians traveling, talking, and connecting."

Pocketalk will be available for $199 and will begin shipping in May. The device works with WiFi, mobile data, or personal hotspots and leverages persistent translation services. It was originally introduced as Travis the Translator a year ago.

"At its core, our mission is to improve the way people communicate. In Sourcenext, we found a partner with the critical distribution and sales experience that will realize the full potential of our technology and help us become an integral part of the world as a community," said Travis co-founder and CEO Brend Kouwenhoven in a statement.

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