Liberator Rugged 7 (7")

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The Liberator 7 is designed and built for the rigours of the field, with resistance to Water, Dust, Scratches and Drops (with a proof rating of IP 66 the internal frame is able to withstand a 1.2 metre drop at any angle).

With superior battery life to any previous Liberator product and excellent, dependable hard-wired audio, the Liberator Rugged 7” device is available with market leading NOVA chat vocabulary software or LAMP - Words for Life™ vocabulary to meet your individual needs

With demanding environments in mind, Liberator has created a voice- output AAC thoroughbred able to withstand rough treatment. The LR7 can cope with an array of accidents and challenges that up until now have necessitated low-tech substitution for expensive AAC equipment. With the LR7, families and device users can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that liquid spills, dirt and sand, along with knocks and bumps will no longer compromise functionality.

Includes in built phone capabilities (SIM required). Skype is clear and smooth.

August, 2017 marks the release of the second generation of our tough and portable LR7 device, which continues to offer a choice of Chat or LAMP Words for Life vocabularies, resistance to water, scratches, dust, drips, and superior battery life, as well as the following improvements;

  • USB-C charging (universal plug insertion)
  • Faster processor
  • Brighter, more sunlight readable screen
  • Sharper audio
  • Improved screen toughness through custom fitted 4-layered glass screen protector

Liberator Rugged 7 comes with a 7" screen and weighs only 770g. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or stylus.

It has a unique design that allows for configurable orientation of landscape or portrait. Its dimensions are 20x16x4cms which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are built into the design and also configurable for each orientation.

Speech Options

The Liberator Rugged 7 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 Vocab Files are included;

  • LAMP 84 location Full
  • LAMP 84 Location One Hit
  • LAMP 84 Transition


Standard Vocabulary Files on NOVA Chat model

Liberator Rugged 7's are pre-loaded with 49 different vocabularies including the following;

4 Basic

Basic Scan

Communication Journey: Aphasia

AACelerate with myVoice

WordPower (formerly called ChatPower)

MultiChat 15



Symbols Sets

The Liberator Rugged 7 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.

For more information on SymbolStix, visit the SymbolStix website.

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 Vocab File
  • Buttons Actions Overview
  • Profiles Overview
  • How to update your device

Colour Options





  • 7" (18cm) high resolution screen; Direct Touch Access Only
  • Word Prediction
  • Abbreviation Expansion
  • SymbolStix™ and PCS™ symbols are both included (on NOVA Chat model)
  • Social Chat shares text easily with Facebook and Twitter
  • Improved file transferring (more stable/quicker transfers)
  • Compatible with Desktop Chat Editor suite (USB) included
  • Vocabulary files for both literate and emerging literate clients
  • Acapela and Ivona speech engines with Aussie Voices
  • Based upon military-specifications (MIL-STD-810G/Method516.6/Procedure IV standard) and with a proof rating of IP 66
  • In-built Phone capabilities (SIM required)
  • Android Operating System
  • Battery - Up to 10 hours normal AAC use
  • Front and Rear Cameras
  • In-built Wi-Fi
  • Colour options available - orange, olive green or grey
  • Carry Case included
  • Hand Strap
  • Size: 20 x 16 x 4 cms
  • Weight: 770gms
  • 3 year warranty
  • Display Size 18 cms
  • Digitized Speech Memory n/a
  • Battery Life more than 15 hours (with typical AAC usage)

Designed for individuals who will primarily be using symbols for communication, the Liberator Rugged 7 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 Liberator Rugged 7 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 organise this change for you at no cost.

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