Chat Fusion (8")
Chat Fusion 8 offers the well known Chat Software or LAMP Words for Life on an Android platform.
The Chat Fusion offers multiple access methods including ChatPoint HeadPointing (optional), a front and rear camera and an extended battery life. Single or dual switch and advanced scanning features are incorporated into the device as well. Additionally, a wheelchair mounting plate has been included for your convenience.
It also includes Wireless charging capabilities using a docking station, so even those with fine motor or vision issues can place the device on the charging base!
Chat Fusion comes with an 8" screen and weighs only 860 grams which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are built into the design and shoulder strap is available for hands-free transporting. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.
The same vocabulary configurations that you have grown to know and love on the NOVA chat provides options for each individual that uses Chat Fusion. Thousands of SymbolStix™ and PCS™ symbols are included. Or alternatively you can choose the LAMP Words for Life minspeak-based software.
The Chat Fusion comes with 2 speech engines, Acapela and Ivona.
Acapela is a Text-to-Speech engine option available for Chat devices.
4 Australian Voices;
Tyler: AUS Male
Lisa: AUS Female
Liam: AUS Boy (child)
Olivia: AUS Girl (child)
17 English Voices;
Graham: UK Male
Peter: UK Male
Nizareng UK Male
Lucy: UK Female
Rachel: UK Female
Ryan: US Male
Micah: US Male
Rod: US Male
Saul: US Male
Will: US Male
Heather: US Female
Laura: US Female
Tracy: US Female
Karen: US Female
Sharona: US Female
Kenny: US Boy (child)
Nelly: US Girl (child)
Ivona - IVONA Text to Speech prides themselves with leading the field with natural voice quality and inflection.
2 Australian voices;
Russell: AUS Male
Nicole: AUS Female
8 English voices:
Joey: US Male
Kendra: US Female
Kimberly: US Female
Salli: US Teen Female
Ivy: US Child
Brian: UK Male
Amy: UK Female
Emma: UK Female
Standard Vocabulary Files on LAMP Words for Life model
LAMP - Words for Life™ is a full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app that combines the power of the Unity® language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™) principles and strategies. LAMP™ is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles as well as clinical experiences that address the language development and communication needs of children with autism. It provides a consistent motor pattern for words and a systematic way to develop communication skills allowing for unlimited language growth opportunities. More than 10,000 parents, caregivers, teachers, and clinicians have been trained on LAMP™ worldwide and significant gains in communication ability have been witnessed and documented.
3 Vocabulary Files are included;
- LAMP 84 location Full
- LAMP 84 Location One Hit
- LAMP 84 Transition
Standard Vocabulary Files on NOVA Chat model
Chat Fusions are pre-loaded with 49 different vocabularies including the following;
Communication Journey: Aphasia
AACelerate with myVoice
WordPower (formerly called ChatPower)
The Chat Fusion 8 includes both Symbolstix and PCS Symbols.
PCS symbols are very popular in classrooms and clinics throughout the world. These symbols have been created by Mayer-Johnson and are used in Mayer-Johnson's BoardMaker and Speaking Dynamically applications. Several thousand symbols represent vocabulary for a wide variety of school, home and work activities.
SymbolStix is a dynamic symbol set created by N2Y for use in its Internet weekly newspaper, News-2-You, and its new online curriculum, Unique Learning System. Generic activities and persons are depicted as lively, vibrant stick Figures - stick figures with "an attitude." (Actual persons incorporated in SymbolStix are drawn as easily recognizable characterizations.) The current suite includes over 4,000 individual drawings/icons.
Sling Bag Accessory Included
- The adjustable Vecro strap allows you to set your bag in the most comfortable position, according to your height
- The inside compartment is very well padded, therefore your NOVA chat will be protected from shocks and bumps
- The inside accessory pocket is roomy enough to hold extra accessories
- The bag features a hanger tab
Novachat Trainings - Recorded Webinars and Video Tutorials
Saltillo are excited to announce that their NOVA Chat Training Webinars and Tutorials are now recorded and posted on their web site. You can watch them at your leisure!
Recorded Webinars include
- NOVA chat Overview
- NOVA chat Basic Customisation
- NOVA chat Advanced Customisation
- NOVA chat Windows Editor Overview
Video Tutorials include
- Intro and Exploration of Wordpower Vocabulary File
- Buttons Actions Overview
- Profiles Overview
- How to update your device
NEW 3 YEAR WARRANTY includes PHYSICAL DAMAGE & BATTERY REPLACEMENT + FREE RETURN FREIGHT for REPAIRS
- 10 hour battery life
- 8" (21cm) WSVGA (capacitive touch screen)
- Wireless charging
- Android Operating System
- Word Prediction
- Abbreviation Expansion
- SymbolStix™ and PCS™ symbols are both included
- Single and dual switch scanning including advanced scanning features
- Acapela and Ivona synthesized speech (including teen and child voice)
- Front and rear cameras
- Comes with black and blue colour surround
- Carry Case included
- Metal Wheelchair Mounting Plate included
- 3 year warranty
- Product Weight 0.860 kg
- Dimensions 21cm x 14cm x 3cm
- Display Size 20.3 cms
- Digitized Speech Memory n/a
Designed for individuals who will primarily be using symbols for communication, the Chat Fusion 8 has keyboard pages for spelling, and are "open" systems, meaning you can also run other Android applications on these devices. For individuals with existing or emerging literacy skills this model comes with 10,000, 30,000 and 60,000 word dictionaries.
Numerous keyboard pages with and without spelling prediction are included in the pre-stored vocabulary files.
The Chat Fusion 8 also includes abbreviation-expansion, a feature that allows you to encode a word, phrase or sentence under a short sequence of letters, and also provide the capability to load and save text files.
Dedicated Option - Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices. Please specify this option at time of ordering if needed. If in the future after purchase you require the device to be changed from dedicated to non-dedicated or vice-versa, just contact us and we can orgnaise this change for you at no cost.