FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 (March, 21st 2017), Travis is ready for its launch on Wednesday (22nd March 2017) on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
Earlier Travis made its successful international debut with unprecedented attention from international media at the Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile technology event in the world, held in Barcelona in the beginning of March 2017.
Travis the Translator is the first pocket-sized instant voice translator. Using Artificial Intelligence and effortless voice recognition technology, it breaks the barriers between languages and allows international travelers and professionals to communicate effortlessly with anyone, anywhere.
Compared to any other translation method, the Travis device is superior. It translates spoken conversations instantly, without fumbling with apps that zap phone batteries or thumbing through the limited options in phrasebooks.
“We designed Travis in a way that you could use Travis 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.
In pursuit of its social mission, Travis partnered up with Open Learning Exchange (OLE) so that anyone can buy Travis devices not only for themselves, but also for refugees worldwide, expanding their opportunities and improving their language education. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, OLE is an organization dedicated to empowering communities around the world by providing them extensive digital learning resources and technology.
Meet the team!
Travis 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.
In this globalizing world, our 6,500 languages create many walls between us. Our Travis Team believes that a world without languages barriers is possible. But we can’t do it alone. We invite everyone to Join the Global Language Movement!
Travis will be available worldwide this fall, at a suggested retail price of 199 USD.
Limited units will be available for pre-order or donation from US$99 this week on Indiegogo. These units will be shipped in June 2017.