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Created for U.S. Military personnel deployed to Muslim countries, the Ectaco GI-5 translator provides two-way communication in English, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto. Natural human voice, speech-activated phrasebooks (21,000 categorized phrases) in Arabic and Farsi for general translation. Speech-activated combat phrasebooks in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto. 5-language translation dictionary of 1,010,000 words. Color touchscreen. Virtual keyboards, full character sets. 19-item extensive accessory kit included.
The 5-Language Translator for Military Personnel, GI5 provides two-way translation and many other useful features.
Thousands of military commands and phrases on topics such as detainment, local working, medical, time, detention, search, identification, military, field examination, and communication control.
English speech recognition that recognizes 700 different speech patterns which can "learn" and adapt to anyone's voice.
Search for single words or whole phrases.
Maintain complete control of the situation with hands/eyes free functionality.
Easily operate your unit with the touch-screen or navigational buttons day or night.
Create custom profiles for dozens of users.
Type in whatever you want, and get the translation. Works in both directions, so two people can communicate whatever they need to say to each other.
Extensive. Includes thousands of military commands and phrases on topics such as detainment, local working, medical, time, detention, search, identification, military, field examination, and communication control.
English, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Pashto. Real human voice.
This device permits speech-operated commands. Here's a summary:
This is an extensive phrasebook organized by situation. So, for example, when detaining someone, you go to that section and you'll find pre-translated phrases developed specifically for it.
You can speak into the device to say the phrase you want, and the device will speak it back out. Or you can just tap the phrase with your fingertip. The Arabic speaking person will hear the voice of a professional narrator speaking in the other person's own language. Or, if you've selected Dari, Farsi, or Pashto, that's the language that will be spoken.
These are logically arranged into these main categories:
Military (includes phrases for squad, platoon, and company leaders).
Each of these main categories has its own subcategories. For example, tap on Detainment and you get:
Or tap on Detention and you get:
Weapon and Package.
A small sampling of the military-specific phrases:
How are you?
How many children do you have?
Come with me.
Face the wall.
Get in a single line.
I am going to search you.
Are you a diabetic?
Are you cold?
Are you allergic to any medication?
Do you need help?
Do you want to see a doctor?
All bags must be searched.
Is this your bag?
Leave your bag here.
Open your bag.
Put the package down slowly.
Are you carrying a weapon?
Do you have firearms?
Do you have drugs?
Show me what is in your hands.
Hand out of your pockets.
Show me what is in your hands.
Hands behind your head.
Hands on the wall.
Get out of the vehicle.
May I search your vehicle?
Show me your vehicle registration.
Do everything very slowly.
Do not do anything until I tell you to.
Do not resist.
Do not move, or the dog will bite you.
What is your name?
Do you speak English?
Do you understand English?
What place do you come from?
Do you have any form of identification?
This section allows you to create profiles for multiple people. Each person can then add their own translations that are trained to their voice. Speaking a short command (a "voice tag") pulls up the translation in that person's voice.
John says, "Introduce me" into the unit.
The unit says (in the other language), "Hello. My name is Sergeant Holt. I need to ask you some questions. I don't speak Arabic, but this machine will help us talk. Did you understand what I just said?"
A simple nod is all John needs in reply.
Next, he speaks a series of other initiation words or phrases and the &mvt:product:name; speaks to the other person each time.
You can adapt this to your unit's specific procedures.
The 5-Language Translator for Military Personnel, GI5 understands thousands of military phrases spoken in English. It can pronounce the translations back to those who don't speak English. This hands-free/ eyes-free operational unit produces 100% understandable translations spoken by professional native-speakers. Now you have the assistance you need to make the right decision and control potentially dangerous situations.
This device permits speech-operated commands.
This hands-free/eyes-free operation produces 100% understandable translations spoken by professional native-speakers. Now you have the assistance you need to make the right decision and control potentially dangerous situations.
See the Specs tab for details. They're right below the specifications table.
This translator has been very helpful. Being able to issue tactical commands in a language that is understood is much, much better than yelling and gesturing in frustration. The translator could use some minor improvements, but it has improved our situation 110%.
Big improvement, not quite there, 10.28.2009
Reviewer: Bruce Moore (Kabul, )
After using this in Afghanistan for a couple months I have good and bad to say about it.
The phrasebook is pretty useful, and I like the fact the phrases are in situation type categories. But when something doesn't fall into a nice neat box we're back to square one.
It's also impossible to see it outdoors except at night.
The other guys in my squad are impressed that the locals can use this thing to communicate back. We all believe this device helps lower the tension when we stop someone. People are fascinated with it. Kids like to hear it talk. So, it helps that way.
Really, though, I just want to get home. Name changed to keep me out of deep s*** with my commander.