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Personal Companion is a microprocessor-based non-portable information aid that provides voice input and voice output access to a variety of functions. After the system has been trained to recognize the user's voice, the user may speak preset commands into the device to access any of the following components: Clock, Calculator, Datebook, Notepad, Library, Telephone, Bankbook, and Appliance Controller. Personal Companion includes a built-in modem and communications software that can be used to automatically download daily news updates from USA Today into the Library function. The Library also contains an on-line version of the operating manual. Personal Companion comes in three models: Model 100, which weighs 36 lbs., is $5,850.00; Model 100-M, which includes a video display terminal for visual access and weighs 57 lbs., is $7,500.00; Model 100-MPC, which allows running of IBM-PC compatible sofware and a voice-controlled keyboard and print scanner, is $11,190. 00. A standard microphone is included; a wireless remote microphone may be purchased from the manufacturer. Contact manufacturer for information on using Personal Companion with a keyboard or other applications. DIMENSIONS: 6.5 x 16.5 x 17.5 inches (excluding video display). WEIGHT: Depending on the model, 36 - 57 pounds.
11,190.00 to 5,850.00