PocketBook, the third largest global manufacturer of premium e-readers based on E Ink technology, have enhanced their user experience even further with the release of update version 6.4, which enables users to read and listen to books read out loud by 94 lifelike voices, in over 30 languages.
The first models to offer the new voices are PocketBook InkPad 3 Pro and PocketBook Touch HD 3. However, the update will soon be available on all other devices with audio support, including, PocketBook InkPad 3 PocketBook InkPad X, PocketBook Color, and PocketBook InkPad Color.
Moreover, the update brings long-awaited voices in native languages to PocketBook users in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Speech-enabled by ReadSpeaker
Pocketbook has chosen ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech (TTS) voices, which can read any text out loud, for an experience that is as close to a human voice talent as possible. Users simply select the voice option in their e-book’s TTS menu to have written content read out loud to them.
Enhanced listening with natural-sounding TTS voices
ReadSpeaker’s state-of-the-art TTS voices are so lifelike they can read text aloud like regular audiobooks. However, unlike audiobooks, text to speech is always ready to allow e-reader users to hear any text-based content in a matter of seconds. In other words, users always have an audio version of any book at their fingertips.
How can PocketBook users get the new TTS voices?
They can simply install the new firmware version 6.4 on their PocketBook e-reader. The new voices will be available once the update has been downloaded. And from now on, all new PocketBook devices will automatically receive the new voices.
To enjoy the freedom of reading and listening to an unlimited choice of books, owners of PocketBook devices with audio support simply need to check their updates and remember to install firmware version 6.4 when it becomes available for their model.
PocketBook is the third largest global manufacturers of premium e-readers based on E Ink technology. The company was founded in 2007 and its headquarters are located in Lugano (Switzerland). PocketBook products are sold in 40 countries worldwide with over 6 million PocketBook devices sold to date. With its mix of quality hardware, unique software and ergonomic product design, PocketBook products are tailored for the premium e-readers market segment. More information at www.pocketbook.ch
ReadSpeaker is a global voice specialist providing dozens of languages and lifelike voices. Using its own industry-leading technology, the company delivers some of the most natural-sounding synthesized voices on the market. ReadSpeaker uses next-generation Deep Neural Network (DNN) technology to structurally improve voice quality at all levels. ReadSpeaker is a subsidiary of the Memory Disk Division (MD) of the HOYA Corporation, with offices in 15 countries, and over 10,000 customers in 65 countries, providing a complete text-to-speech (TTS) offering, both as Software as a Service (SaaS) and as licensed solutions. A fully integrated TTS provider, ReadSpeaker encompasses all of HOYA’s state-of-the-art technologies (NeoSpeech, Voiceware, VoiceText and rSpeak), providing a wide variety of applications for varying channels and devices in multiple industries. ReadSpeaker gives a voice to businesses and organizations for online, embedded, server, or desktop needs, apps, speech production, custom voices, and more. With more than 20 years’ experience, the ReadSpeaker team of experts is leading the way in text to speech. ReadSpeaker is “Pioneering Voice Technology.”