# Update: Production is in process!
# Update: Review of Smark translator
Negro Fichas: “I need this universal technology to speak to people I’ve never been able to before.”
Lindsay Johnston: “I am looking to do a lot more traveling overseas and this would help make the experience much better”
Michael Trong: “This is great tool to win hearts and minds when we deploy overseas”
Imagine that you’re traveling abroad to experience an exotic culture, but can’t even find a restroom because you don’t know the language. Or imagine that you can’t speak with an important foreign client because you don’t have an interpreter on hand.
Smark Translator is designed to break the language barrier and give you the power of clear communication. It is the world’s first natural language translator with a modular design providing 37+ languages translation in real time. Global connectivity and offline translation help you to break the ice in any situation.
Smark will be ready to ship in December, 2018 and right now we make it at exclusively inexpensive price to Kickstarter community. Glance to view key features of it:
- Modular translator design changes the dynamic of trans lingual conversation.
- Using any translation system in single device (half-duplex) mode, where it has to be passed back and forth, can be awkward. Users need to lean in close to each other to have their speech captured, or wait for one speaker’s translation to be processed before starting their response. It simply isn’t a natural mode of communication.
- Translate 37+ languages in real time, it translates the language you speak and speaks to the other person.
- Multi lingual group chat. Your language can be translated into as many languages as the group members speak.
- Global roaming services in 100+ countries. Top up data throughout Smark system and share hotspot to multiple devices. Your cross border travel cannot be easier.
For quick interactions like asking for directions or ordering a bite to eat, you can use it as a single unit for one-way translation. Or pass it back and forth so that both of you can understand each other immediately.
However, when a conversation gets more interesting, this can be awkward and unnatural. You need to lean closer to the other person, wait for the translation to be processed, and pass the device back and forth after every sentence. It’s complicated.
This is where Smark is different—it won’t let that happen to you.
Smark is the world’s first natural language translator with a modular design. It lets you have lengthier, deeper conversation. Just split Smark into two separate transceivers and start talking. Your speech will be captured, translated, and delivered in real time for a more comfortable experience, enabling long, casual conversations.
While spoken language is our focus, we recognize that it isn’t the only form of communication that matters. When using Smark’s sharing mode, you don't need to pass the translator back and forth, and the conversation will flow smoothly, allowing eye contact and body language.
It radically improves technologically facilitated translation by literally putting control back in each speaker’s hands.
Trans lingual conversation should not be limited to 2 people. The Smark system supports linking up to 100 Smark devices, and concurrent use of all 37 languages, for conversation and real-time translation in a group talk. The language barrier melts away when you can exchange your ideas in your own languages freely and intuitively.
Smark - Group Mode Demo
Many translators on market claim to support more than 100 languages, however not all of those languages are supported with a full translation experience. Keep this in mind when selecting a product, because many of them only support “Text to Text” translation. In other words, for certain languages you need to type what you want to say, and you only get translation results as on-screen text.
Smark takes a different approach. The way we see it, only a languages for which Auto Speech Recognition (ASR), Neural Machine Translation (NMT) and Text to Speech are available can be claimed as fully supported. That means you can actually speak any of our fully supported languages to Smark, and hear the spoken translation. Using these languages, you will never need to resort to typing input and receiving only text results. We’ve identified the 37+ languages that are most frequently used around the world, and have applied all three translation modes for a better communication experience and a more natural conversation.
Here's the workflow of Smark's translation process. We make sure that Smark captures your speech accurately, translates your sentences quickly and correctly, and finally speaks the translated results to your conversations partners loud and clear.
And here's why Smark provides better translation:
1. We employ the four best NMT (Neural Machine Translation) Engines.
Smark leverages the best computational translation solutions on the market. It supports four powerful cloud-based artificial neural networks to predict the likelihood of a sequence of words, modeling entire sentences in a single integrated model to deliver the best possible translation results.
“NMT systems capture the similarity of words and can then benefit from that” by Samuel Läubli’s PhD Candidate at the University of Zürich and CTO of machine translation and opinion mining company TextShuttle.
2. Better Voice Recognition Powered by the world’s best voice pick up solution from Nuance Communications
We’ve tested and fine-tuned Smark’s voice pick up performance by sampling audio from the noisy environments our users are most likely to find themselves in (airports, subways, cafes, exhibition halls, etc.).
3. Better Noise Cancelling powered by state-of-the-art DSP algorithms.
Our DSP (digital signal processor) algorithms help Smark to filter and reduce noise so you can converse freely without worrying about whether or not you’ll be understood.
4. Smark is made for travel.
Smark can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple devices while on the go. With a built-in SIM card, a flat rate roaming plan can be purchased to create a shareable Wi-Fi access point for your phone, tablet and laptop. The roaming plan covers 100+ countries and regions in total, so you’ll almost never have to worry about being out of range or out of touch with your family and friends.
5. Roaming coverage in over 100 countries and regions.
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Republic of the, capital: Brazzaville, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, ex Zaire, capital: Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guyana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey (UK), Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (UK), Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey (UK), Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (UK), United States (USA), Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia
Misway is a group of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Speech Intelligence design experts committed to changing the way the world communicates by using the power of AI and cloud computing. With Smark, travelers can enjoy an incredible new degree of freedom when meeting people, getting around a foreign city or working with international clients.
Risks and challenges
As our product design and testing are gearing up to the final stages and heading to large-scale product, we’d like to invite you to the last chapter of this adventure to enjoy the convenience of smart translator as much as we do.
We know that the most important part of our process is the commitment we made to you and to deliver Smark to you on time! All rewards are expected to start shipping in December, 2018. We are confident in our supply chain management and production capability. However, if there are any uncontrollable factors, such as component delays or unexpected shortages, we will be sure to keep you well informed every step of the way and do our best to quickly solve the problem. We are excited to bring Smark to life and get this revolutionary smart translator into your hands!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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