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Saltillo offers full-featured communication devices that can be configured for different communication needs for a wide variety of individuals.

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NovaChat® 5

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Introducing the smallest member of our Chat family. 

NovaChat 5 is our smallest integrated communication system that offers the well-known Chat software on an Android platform. Like all Chat devices, NovaChat 5 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include a 5" display, multiple position capabilities, switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA© speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our Chat systems. NovaChat includes thousands of SymbolStix© symbols, and PCS© symbols can be added.

Ivona voices are standard and include a child's voice, a teen's voice, as well as numerous American, British English, & Australian adult options. Acapela™ voices are also available as an option offering several "genuine" voices for children. Additionally, there is a new English/Spanish Amercia NovaChat option using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities. Sound clarity of NovaChat 5 outdoes that of any portable communication system of its size.

NovaChat 5 comes with a 5" screen and weighs only .7 lbs. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus. 

The rubberized protective shield not only protects the system, but now comes in four fun colors to give it an up-to-date style. No need to choose just one color, as all four color shields are provided with each system.  Blue, green and purple offer youthful, fun options while a gray option provides a more sophisticated look.

Pre-Loaded Vocabulary:

Various page sets targeting individuals with different communication needs are included in the NOVA Chat:

  • WordPower™
  • 4 Basic
  • Basic Scan
  • Communication Journey: Aphasia
  • my Core
  • my QuickChat
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC™

Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software. Included are features for sharing text with other applications and social networks. This Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to Gmail™, Facebook, Twitter or other social networks available via WiFi from the Android Market™ media store.

NovaCat 5 has a unique design that allows for multiple positioning configurations. Its dimensions are 6.25" x 3.19" x 1.19", which makes it easy to hold. Strap attachments are available for hands-free transporting.


NovaChat® 8 Active

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For an energetic, on-the-go communicator, the popular NovaChat 8 is now available in an Active option. This speech generating device is lightweight and portable with the added protection of a durable wrap to help withstand drops and falls.

FEATURES

  • Thick, protective EVA foam wrap provides shock absorption and added durability to protect against tumbles
  • Incorporated handle allows for easy, comfortable carrying
  • Fully adjustable, redesigned stand allows for a wide range of angles that stay in place
  • Redesigned charging ports increase independence
  • Upgraded amp provides improved speaker quality for clearer communication in a variety of environments
  • Each device comes with four wraps (green, blue, pink, and dark gray) to allow the device user to show off their style
  • Comes with the widely popular Chat software on an Android™ platform for familiar use
  • Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to social networks

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Measures 10.2" L x 8.6" W x 2.1" D (including handle)
  • Weighs 2.2 lbs.
  • 8", 2048 x 1536 pixels, 24 bit display

NovaChat® 8 Classic

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With its sleek, lightweight and portable design, the familiar NovaChat 8 Classic wrap option is ideal for the easy-going, careful communicator.

 

FEATURES

  • High quality Classic wrap adds a layer of protection to the device with a sleek, modern look
  • Redesigned handle provides improved durability and portability
  • Fully adjustable, redesigned stand allows for a wide range of angles that stay in place
  • Redesigned charging ports increase independence
  • Upgraded amp provides improved speaker quality for clearer communication in a variety of environments
  • Each device comes with four wraps (gray, green, purple, and blue) to allow the device user to show off their style
  • Comes with the widely popular Chat software on an Android™ platform for familiar use
  • Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to social networks

 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Measures 9.8" L x 7.2" W x 1.8" D (without handle)
  • Weighs 2.1 lbs.
  • 8", 2048 x 1536 pixels, 24 bit display

NovaChat® 10

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NovaChat 10 offers the well-known Chat Software on an Android platform. Like all Chat devices, NovaChat 10 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include a 10.1" display, switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA© speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our Chat systems. NovaChat includes thousands of SymbolStix© symbols, and PCS© symbols can be added.

We are excited to introduce Ivona voices which include a child's voice, a teen's voice, as well as numerous American, British English, & Australian adult options. Acapela™ voices are also available as an option offering several "genuine" voices for children. Additionally, there is an English/Spanish Amercia NovaChat option, using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities. Sound clarity of NovaChat 10 outdoes that of any portable communication system of its size.

NovaChat 10 comes with a 10.1" screen and weighs only 2.05 lbs. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus. 

A rubberized protective shield protects the system while color shells give it an up-to-date style. No need to choose just one color, as four color shells are provided with each system. Blue, green and purple offer youthful, fun options while a gray option provides a more sophisticated look.

Pre-Loaded Vocabulary:

Various page sets targeting individuals with different communication needs are included in the NovaChat:

  • WordPower™
  • 4 Basic
  • Basic Scan
  • Communication Journey: Aphasia
  • my Core
  • my QuickChat
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC™

Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software. Included are features for sharing text with other applications and social networks. This Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or other social networks available on the Android device from the Android Market™ media store.

NovaChat 10 dimensions are 10.25" x 6.38" x 1.38", which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are also built into the design and strap attachments are available for hands-free transporting.


NovaChat® 12

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The NovaChat 12 has a 12.2 inch LCD display- the largest in the Chat line of products. It is a speech-generating device that offers the well-known Chat Software on an Android platform. Like all Chat devices,  NovaChat 12 offers a durable yet sleek, portable design, with features that include a built-in camera, single or dual switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other exciting features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations allows you to tailor the device to meet your needs. The NovaChat includes thousands of SymbolStix© symbols, and PCS© symbols can be added. The ability to use your own photos permits even further customization.

Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, the Ivona© synthesizer offers a voice that can be manipulated to your liking. It includes a child, teen, and numerous American, British English and Australian adult options. Additionally, Acapela voices are available for NovaChat 12 as an option. Your voice will definitely be heard as the encased amplifier produces sound clarity beyond that of any portable speech generating device of its size.

NovaChat 12 comes with a 12.2" screen and weighs only 2.85 lbs. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.

Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software. Included are features for sharing text with other applications and social networks. This Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to Facebook, Twitter or other social networks with the touch of a button.

NovaChat 12 features a 12.2” screen, which is accessible with the touch of a finger or an included stylus. It is very lightweight compared to traditional speech generating devices, weighing in at a mere 2.85 lbs. 

Pre-Loaded Vocabulary:

Various page sets targeting individuals with different communication needs are included in the NovaChat:

  • WordPower
  • 4 Basic
  • Basic Scan
  • Communication Journey: Aphasia
  • my Core
  • my QuickChat
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC

The NovaChat 12 dimensions are 12" x 8.38" x 1.25", which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are also built into the design and strap attachments are available for hands-free transporting.

A colorful rubberized protective shield preserves the system while giving it an appealing style. No need to choose just one color, as four colorful shields are provided with each system. Blue, green and purple offer lively options while gray provides a more sophisticated look.


ChatFusion™ 8

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Expertly engineered to help people find their voices, the exclusive tablet technology and Android-based Chat software you've come to love in our original ChatFusion is now available in a more compact size to fit a variety of needs for communicators at all levels.

The ChatFusion 8 offers front and rear cameras to enable device users to customize pages to meet their needs. It also has an extended battery life and available access methods like ChatPoint™ (optional headpointing, sold separately), and single or dual switch scanning.

 A wheelchair mounting plate has been included for your convenience.

ChatFusion comes with an 8" screen and weighs only 1.9 lbs making the device easy to hold. A stand and handle are built into the design, and a shoulder strap or waist belt are available options for hands-free transporting. 

 A docking station with WIRELESS charging capabilities, and a screen touch wake-up setting allow those without fine motor skills to easily use the device without assistance.

The same vocabulary configurations that you have grown to know and love on the NovaChat provides options for each individual that uses ChatFusion. Thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols are included, and PCS™ symbols can be added.

Pre-Loaded Vocabulary:

Various page sets targeting individuals with different communication needs are included in the ChatFusion:

  • 4 Basic 
  • Basic Scan
  • Communication Journey: Aphasia
  • Intermediate Scan
  • MultiChat 15
  • my Core
  • my QuickChat
  • Spelling
  • Vocab PC
  • WordPower

ChatFusion™ 10

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ChatFusion 10 is a unique communication device from Saltillo. Chat Fusion is driven by our powerful Chat software, but there is so much more. 

The ChatFusion 10 offers front and rear cameras to enable device users to customize pages to meet their needs. It also has an extended battery life and available access methods like ChatPoint™ (optional headpointing, sold separately), and single or dual switch scanning. A wheelchair mounting plate has been included for your convenience.

It also includes WIRELESS charging capabilities using a docking station, so even those with fine motor or vision issues can place the device on the charging base!

ChatFusion comes with a 10" screen and weighs only 2.4 lbs. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.

The same vocabulary configurations that you have grown to know and love on the NovaChat provides options for each individual that uses ChatFusion. Thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols are included, and PCS™ symbols can be added.

Pre-Loaded Vocabulary:

Various page sets targeting individuals with different communication needs are included in the ChatFusion:

  • 4 Basic 
  • Basic Scan
  • Communication Journey: Aphasia
  • Intermediate Scan
  • MultiChat 15
  • my Core
  • my QuickChat
  • Spelling
  • Vocab PC
  • WordPower

Chat Fusion's dimensions are 10.31" x 6.88" x 1.13," which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are built into the design and a shoulder strap is available for hands-free transporting.

 

 

 

 


TouchChat® Express

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Introducing TouchChat Express, a new communication device from Saltillo. TouchChat Express combines the popular TouchChat app with the iPad or iPad mini and the ChatWrap case. Add to that industry leading service, support and training and you have the complete package!

TouchChat Express is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. It includes both English and Spanish vocabularies, including the popular WordPower™ series of AAC vocabularies designed by Nancy Inman.

Words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in Acapela voice synthesizer or by playing a recorded message. Various English and Spanish synthesized voices are available, allowing the user to choose a voice that fits their own personality.

Provided page sets can be modified to create new custom page sets. Select from over 40 button actions and more than 10,000 SymbolStix® symbols when customizing buttons. Further customization is available by using any imported image or by taking a photo on the spot with the built-in camera.

Once customized, vocabulary files can be imported and exported to a computer using the iTunes file sharing feature. TouchChat also enables users to subscribe to iShare and store custom files for safe keeping, or choose to share customized pages with an online community.

Vocabulary files included with TouchChat Express:

English:

  • WordPower
  • VocabPC
  • MultiChat 15
  • My Quickchat
  • My Core
  • Spelling
  • 4 Basic

Spanish

  • VocabPC
  • MultiChat 15
  • Teclado (Spelling)
  • Sintaxis
  • Sin Sintaxis
  • WordPower

Each page set targets individuals with different communication needs. Additional page sets, including Gateway and Pixon are available as in-app purchases.

TouchChat Express with the iPad measures 6 15/16” x 9 11/16” x 1 ¼” and weighs only 1.95 lbs.  TouchChat Express with the iPad mini measures 5.5" x 8.25" x 1 1/8 " and weighs 1.40 lbs.

 

Key Features:

  • English and Spanish included
  • WordPower included
  • Single or dual switch scanning
  • iShare (one year included)
  • Word Prediction
  • Adjustable button activation timing
  • Durable case with amplifier
  • Shoulder Strap included
  • Carrying Case included
  • Kick Stand included
  • 1 year limited warranty

Chat Editor

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What is ChatEditor™?

ChatEditor is a supplemental program that has been provided for customizing the Chat vocabulary on your Windows desktop or laptop computer. Although customizing is also possible on the device itself, the Editor allows the family and/or professionals to customize the vocabulary when the device is not present.

Note:  Having the custom vocabulary on a computer is always recommended as a backup to the device

 

Device and Editor Differences

ChatEditor is not intended to function as a speech generating device. It is a support tool for modifying the client’s vocabulary so that the client can continue using the device while modifications are being made. 

Dialog boxes will appear slightly different and a couple of the options are modified for the computer. The Editor displays menus at the top of the screen, and the device displays them on the bottom. When you are editing and accessing menus on the device, pressing and holding on the screen opens context menus. In ChatEditor, right-clicking on the vocabulary window will open context menus for editing.

Please note that PCS symbols (and PCS-specific vocabularies) will be available with ChatEditor only when a PCS license has been purchased with a Saltillo device. If you have a Saltillo device with PCS symbols, simply plug that device into the computer with ChatEditor and PCS symbols will be activated.