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NOVA chat 5

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Introducing the smallest member of our "Chat" family. 

NOVA chat 5 is our smallest integrated communication system that offers the well-known Chat software on an Android platform. Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 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. NOVA chat 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 NOVA Chat option using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities.  Sound clarity of NOVA chat 5 outdoes that of any portable communication system of its size.

NOVA chat 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
  • Essence
  • 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.

NOVA chat 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.


NOVA chat 8

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NOVA chat 8 is a communication system that offers the well-known Chat software on an Android platform. Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 8 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include an 8" 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. NOVA chat 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 adult options. Acapela voices are also available for NOVA chat 8 as an option. Sound clarity of NOVA chat 8 outdoes that of any portable communication systems of its size.

NOVA chat 8 comes with an 8" screen and weighs only 1.35 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
  • Essence
  • 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 Facebook, Twitter or other social networks.

NOVA chat 8 dimensions are 8.5" x 5.13" x 1.6", 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.


NOVA chat 10

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NOVA chat 10 offers the well-known Chat Software on an Android platform.  Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 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. NOVA chat 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 a new English/Spanish Amercia NOVA Chat option using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities.  Sound clarity of NOVA chat 10 outdoes that of any portable communication system of it's size.

NOVA chat 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 NOVA Chat:

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

Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software.  Included are new 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.

NOVA chat 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.


NOVA chat 12

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Presenting the Nova chat 12!  The Nova chat 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 "Chats," NOVA chat 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 NOVA chat 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 NOVA chat 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.

NOVA chat 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.

NOVA chat 12 features a 12.2” screen, which is accessible with the touch of a finger or an included stylus.  It’s 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 NOVA Chat:

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

The NOVA chat 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.


Chat Fusion 10

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Introducing Chat Fusion, the newest communication device from Saltillo.  Chat Fusion is driven by our powerful Chat software, but there is so much more. 

Fusion offers multiple access methods including Chat Point (optional headpointing), a front and rear camera, and extended battery life.  Single or dual switch and advanced scanning features are incorporated into the device as well.  Additionally, 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!

Chat Fusion 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 NOVA chat provides options for each individual that uses Chat Fusion. 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 NOVA Chat:

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

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.

 

 

 

 


NOVA chat 5 Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)

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The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices.  Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices.  The Dedicated Plus Chat Models meet the funding requirements of this organization.

NOVA chat 5 Dedicated Plus is our smallest dedicated speech device, designed solely for the purpose of speech generation.  Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 5 Dedicated Plus offers a durable yet sleek, portable design, with features that include a 5" display, multiple positioning capabilities, switch scanning, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat 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 NOVA Chat option using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities.  Sound clarity of NOVA chat 5 Dedicated Plus outdoes that of any portable dedicated speech device of its size.

NOVA chat 5 Dedicated Plus 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 device.  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
  • Essence
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC

NOVA chat 5 Dedicated Plus 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.

Dedicated Plus models come with a three year warranty.  The Dedicated Plus model for NOVA chat 5 also includes a shoulder strap and waist belt for hands-free transporting.


NOVA chat 8 Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)

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The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices. Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices. The Dedicated Plus Chat Models meet the funding requirements of this organization.

Dedicated Plus models come with a three year warranty. The Dedicated Plus model for NOVA chat 8 also includes a shoulder strap for hands-free transporting and a carrying case.

NOVA chat 8 Dedicated Plus is a dedicated speech device, designed solely for the purpose of speech generation. Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 8 Dedicated Plus offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include an 8" display, switch scanning, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat 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. Sound clarity of NOVA chat 8 Dedicated Plus outdoes that of any portable dedicated speech device of its size

NOVA chat 8 Dedicated Plus comes with an 8" screen and weighs only 1.35 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
  • Essence
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC

NOVA chat 8 Dedicated Plus dimensions are 8.5" x 5.13" x 1.6", 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.


NOVA chat 10 Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)

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The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices.  Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices.  The Dedicated Plus Chat Models meet the funding requirements of this organization.

NOVA chat 10 has the largest display of any Chat dedicated speech devices.  It was designed for the sole purpose of speech generation and is useful only for people with speech disabilities.  Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 10 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include a 10.1" display, switch scanning, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat 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 a new English/Spanish Amercia NOVA Chat option using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities.  Sound clarity of NOVA chat 10 outdoes that of any portable dedicated speech device of its size.

NOVA chat 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. 

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
  • Essence
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC

NOVA chat 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.

Dedicated Plus models come with a three year warranty.  The Dedicated Plus model for NOVA chat 10 also includes a shoulder strap for hands-free transporting and a carrying case.


NOVA chat 12 Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)

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The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices.  Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices.  The Dedicated Plus Chat Models meet the funding requirements of this organization.

NOVA chat 12 has the largest display of any Chat dedicated speech devices.  It was designed for the sole purpose of speech generation and is useful only for people with speech disabilities.  Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 12 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include a 12.2" display, switch scanning, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat 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 a new English/Spanish Amercia NOVA Chat option using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which offers bilingual speech capabilities.  Sound clarity of NOVA chat 12 outdoes that of any portable dedicated speech device of its size.

NOVA chat 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. 

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
  • Essence
  • MultiChat 15
  • Spelling
  • VocabPC

NOVA chat 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. 

Dedicated Plus models come with a three year warranty.  The Dedicated Plus model for NOVA chat 12 also includes a shoulder strap for hands-free transporting and a carrying case.


Chat Fusion 10 Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)

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The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices.  Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices.  The Dedicated Plus Chat Models meet the funding requirements of this organization.

The Chat Fusion is the newest communication device from Saltillo.  Chat Fusion is driven by our powerful Chat software, but there is so much more. 

Fusion offers a front and rear camera, extended battery life, and multiple access methods including Chat Point (optional headpointing).  Single or dual switch and advanced scanning features are incorporated into the device as well.  Additionally, 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!

Chat Fusion 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 NOVA chat provides options for each individual that uses Chat Fusion. 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 Chat Fusion:

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

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.

Dedicated Plus models come with a three year warranty.  The Dedicated Plus model for Chat Fusion 10 also includes a shoulder strap for hands-free transporting and a carrying case.

 

 

 


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 Air measures 6.88" x 9.63" x1.68" and weighs only 1.90 lbs.  TouchChat Express with the iPad mini measures 5.56" x 8.25" x 1.25" 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

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Chat Editor

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What is Chat Editor?

Chat Editor 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

Chat Editor 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 Chat Editor, right-clicking on the vocabulary window will open context menus for editing.