NOVA chat 12 (12")

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NOVA chat 12 has the largest display of any Chat communication device.  It offers the well known Chat Software on an Android platform.  Like all "Chats", NOVA chat 12 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include a 12.2" display, single or dual switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.

A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat includes thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols and PCS™ symbols.

We are excited to introduce Ivona voices which include a child's voice, a teens voice, as well as numerous American & British English adult options.  Acapela voices are also available.  Sound clarity of NOVA chat 12 out does that of any portable communication systems of it's size.

Comes with 4GB Dual MICRO-USB Flash Drive.

NOVA chat 12 comes with a 12.2" (31cm) display and weighs only 1.3kg.   The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus. 

A rubberized protective shield protects the system while colour shells give it an up-to-date style.  No need to choose just one colour, as four colour shells are provided with each system.  Blue, green and purple offer youthful, fun options while the grey option provides a more sophisticated look

Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software.  Included are new features for sharing text with other applications and social networks.  This Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to gmail, Twitter or other social networks available for the WiFi Galaxy Tab from the Android Market.

NOVA chat 12 has a unique design that allows for configurable orientation of landscape or portrait.  Its dimensions are 30x21x3cms which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are  built into the design and also configurable for each orientation. Strap attachments are available for hands free transporting.

Speech Options

The NOVA chat comes with 2 speech engines, Acapela and Ivona.

Acapela is a Text-to-Speech engine option available for NOVA chat. 

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

Ryan:  US Male

Micah: US Male

Rod: US Male

Saul: US Male

Will: US Maile

Lucy: UK Female

Rachel: UK Female

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

11 English voices:

Joey: US Male

Eric: US Male

Kendra: US Female

Kimberly: US Female

Jennifer: US Female

Salli: US Teen Female

Justin: US Child Male

Ivy: US Child Female

Brian: UK Male

Amy: UK Female

Emma: UK Female


Standard Vocabulary Files on NOVA Chat model

NOVA chats are pre-loaded with 57 different vocabularies including the following;

4 Basic

Basic Scan

Communication Journey: Aphasia

Explore Access

Intermediate Scan

Multichat 15




VocabPC Adolescent

WordPower (formerly called ChatPower)


Symbols Sets

The NOVA chat 12 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.


Carry Case/Backpack Included

  • Simple, sturdy, ultra-light weight design 
  • Easy access - Top loading, easy access computer compartment with added padding holds devices with up to a 16” screen size
  • Comfort - Padded, ergonomic back pack shoulder straps.
  • Lots of storage - Features three separate compartments and two expandable pockets on the side


  • 12" (31cm) WSVGA (capacitive touch screen)
  • Word Prediction
  • Abbreviation Expansion
  • SymbolStix™ and PCS™ symbols are both included
  • Updated user interface
  • Single and dual switch scanning
  • Combination of ChatPC and TouchChat functionality
  • Social Chat shares text easily with Facebook and Twitter
  • Improved file transferring (more stable/quicker transfers)
  • NOVA chat Editor (CD)
  • Vocabulary files for both literate and emerging literate clients
  • Acapela and Ivona synthesized speech (including teen and child voice)
  • Built-in camera 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus w/flash
  • Color shells included
  • Backpack/Carry Case included
  • Metal Wheelchair Mounting Plate included
  • Stylus
  • Size: 30x21x3 cms
  • Weight: 1.3kg
  • 3 year warranty 
  • Product Weight 1.3 kg
  • Display Size 31 cms
  • Digitized Speech Memory n/a
  • Battery Life up to 10 hours (depending on usage and settings)

Designed for individuals who will primarily be using symbols for communication, the NOVA chat 12 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 NOVA chat 12 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.

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