MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — VoxOx by TelCentris has announced the launch of the VoxOx Universal Translator, a translation service to be built into a communications software, enabling seamless, real-time conversations. The VoxOx Universal Translator is also the first service in the industry to provide instantaneous foreign language messaging translation across four major communication channels – text messages (SMS), chat (IM), e-mail and select social media networks, the company said. The service supports dozens of major languages, and only one person has to be using VoxOx to have a two-way translated conversation.
Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new free service makes it easy for two people who speak different languages to instantaneously communicate back and forth via SMS, IM and e-mail. VoxOx users can also automatically translate and broadcast their Twitter @replies (public messages directed to specific users), as well as hold two-way translated chat conversations with social networking friends on Facebook and MySpace. Users simply open up their VoxOx Universal Messaging Window (chat window within VoxOx client), select their language as well as their contact’s language, and then begin sending text and chat messages, e-mails or Twitter @replies to anyone in the world. The Universal Translator instantly translates the messages for both parties in dozens of major languages. All language settings are customizable by individual contact and automatically stored in the cloud for future conversations. The service is completely interoperable with major instant messaging services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live, AIM, ICQ, Skype and GoogleTalk.
“Never before has it been so easy for people of different languages to communicate instantaneously,” said Bryan Hertz, CEO of TelCentris, the creator of VoxOx. “We expect this innovation to help friends, relatives and business colleagues better communicate and connect with each other.”