The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices (also known as "locked"). 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 NovaChat 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 NovaChat 5 also includes a shoulder strap and waist belt for hands-free transporting.