This magical black pebble voice translates 80 languages when online and 20 languages offline with the help of Artificial Intelligence, breaking down language barriers worldwide.

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (25 April 2017) – After its successful international debut with unprecedented attention from international media, Travis the Translator was launched on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. It has surpassed all expectations and, one month later, at the end of its campaign, raised over 630 US$ with the support of over 3500 backers from more than 80 countries.

Travis the Translator is the first pocket-size instant voice translator. Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with effortless voice recognition technology, it breaks the barriers between languages and allows international travelers and professionals to communicate effortlessly with anyone, anywhere.

The Travis device is superior compared with any other translation method available. It instantly translates spoken conversations with significant accuracy , without fumbling with apps that zap phone batteries or thumbing through the limited options in phrasebooks. It integrates speech recognition and translation engines from different sources, which gives our users the very best overall experience.

“We designed Travis in a way that you can use it without looking at it. This way, as Travis translates your voice, you can be engaged in the conversation, maintain eye contact and use body language,” says Lennart van der Ziel, CEO at Travis.

The Indiegogo funding will allow Travis to speed up its introduction to the market and it will help to empower refugees learning new languages around the world in partnership with the Open Learning Exchange (OLE). The translating devices will be available this summer for travelers and international professionals that helped to crowdfund Travis now and will be also used this summer as a language learning tool for Syrian refugees in OLE’s educational centers in Europe and the Middle East.

Travis has set the beginning of global language movement to transform the way we communicate around the world and invites everyone to get on board!

The team was showcasing the product at CSITF, one of the biggest International Technology Fairs in Shanghai, earlier this month and has already lined up multiple international events where it will mark its presence.

The units purchased during Indiegogo campaign will be shipped in July 2017. Travis will be available worldwide this fall, at a suggested retail price of 199 USD.

About Travis
Travis was founded in 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The team consisting of 12 nationalities is led by entrepreneurs from Rotterdam (Netherlands), Boston / New York (USA), and Shenzhen (China). This international collaboration has had previous experience in shipping more than 10 million consumer devices. With the best integrated technology, easy user experience, and 80 in-built languages online and 20 offline, Travis is a unique product that makes a world without languages barriers possible.

For more information, please contact:

Travis
Stationsplein 45 – A.4002
Rotterdam, 3013 AK (The Netherlands)
[email protected]
www.travistranslator.com/launch

Press kit: www.travistranslator.com/press

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