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

This dedicated speech device is designed solely for the purpose of speech generation and comes 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.