The premiere of the V4 version took place in September 2022. Still, it received its first design awards before it appeared on the market: the Red Dot Award for the best design in the Communication Technology category and the NY Product Design Award in the Conceptual – Digital, Electronic Devices & Accessories category. In 2020, its earlier Mini2 variant received the top prize in the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO) competition in the Best Connected Consumer Device category.
Equipped with a 5-inch screen, Vasco Translator V4 works online in over 150 countries thanks to a pre-installed SIM card, speaks 75 languages, and translates photo captions from 108 languages in no more than 0.5 seconds thanks to servers located all over the world. The accuracy is 96% thanks to using as many as 10 engines and selecting algorithms for specific language pairs based on Google, Microsoft, and Baidu tools. And thanks to the MultiTalk application, you can create a multilingual chat for up to 100 people, each of whom speaks their language, which is excellent during conferences. The device works like an online chat but with the option of translation. Each user chooses their language, and the conversation can take place using a keyboard or a microphone. Price – $400.
Established in 2008, the Krakow-based company currently employs over 100 people, designing, programming, and producing technological and IT solutions for mobile devices, including speech translators and electronic dictionaries. It offers several solutions that facilitate communication in foreign languages almost all over the world. It has sales representatives throughout Europe, controlling over 70% of this region’s digital translators market share. It also operates in the USA, having 20% of the market there, and in Asian markets, e.g., Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, and Japan. Translators are used not only by individual customers but also by large corporations and public administration institutions. And on the occasion of the main activity, the Krakow-based company developed a device that enables deaf-blind people to communicate directly and at a distance.