VoxOx Debuts Translator-in-the-Cloud for Instant Messaging, E-mails, Texting, Social Media

2/16/10Follow @bvbigelow

Today San Diego-based TelCentris is announcing at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has incorporated a new free offering—a “universal translator”—as part of VoxOx, its free, cloud-based, unified communications service.

Some online services, such as Babelfish.com, currently enable users to copy and paste in foreign language text to get a translation. But TelCentris says its VoxOx Universal Translator is the first translation service built into messaging and VoIP messaging software—making VoxOx the first to provide an instantaneous foreign language service that automatically translates e-mail, text messaging, Internet chat, and certain social networking messages.

VoxOx client

VoxOx client

It’s a cool feature, kind of Star Trek-y, and the announcement is tailor-made for the wireless industry’s biggest international conference, which just happens to be held this week in a big international city. TelCentris spokesman Erik Bratt tells me the VoxOx Universal Translator is an ideal application for companies that do a lot of international business. The company’s cloud-based translation software currently supports 50 languages for instant messaging, e-mail, and social media; it also supports 37 of those languages for text messaging.

In a statement issued by the company, TelCentris president Michael Faught says … Next Page »

Bruce V. Bigelow is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can e-mail him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) 669-8788 Follow @bvbigelow

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