PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, the world's leading provider of communication and education solutions for individuals with speech, language and learning disabilities, today announced the DynaVox Xpress. The Xpress sets a new standard for hand-held speech solutions by bringing together comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools with a variety of mainstream communication features.
This integration allows for robust communication in virtually any situation, and:
Takes AAC technology to new heights. With multiple connectivity options such as Wi-Fi for internet and email access, Bluetooth, and infrared remote control, the Xpress offers unparalleled opportunities for communication. Multimedia tools such as MP3 and video players allow Xpress users to share their personalities in new ways.
Makes every voice - and every emotion - heard. Twin front-firing speakers allow Xpress users to be heard in virtually any environment. The new voices included with the Xpress are natural-sounding and take communication to the next level by adding emotion - laughter, crying, shouting and whispers.
Includes comprehensive DynaVox Mayer-Johnson support. Xpress users and their care teams will have access to the full-range of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson's pre- and post-purchase support services including funding assistance, sales support, and technical support. The Xpress also gives the user one-touch access to technical support, where DynaVox personnel can remotely access the device and assist the user.
The Xpress will begin shipping to customers in late August 2009. Funding is available through Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance providers.
About DynaVox Mayer-Johnson
DynaVox Mayer-Johnson develops a range of speech communication and education solutions designed to help children and adults challenged by significant speech, language and learning disabilities make meaningful connections and participate in the home, classroom and the community. The company's DynaVox line of speech communication devices gives a voice to the millions of people who are unable to use speech as their primary means of communication due to the effects of conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's Disease, autism and mental retardation. The Mayer-Johnson line of print-based and on-screen education products engage students in the learning process and support academic achievement. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial culture, the company develops technology-based products and offers an extensive customer support program to assist individuals as well as their families and support professionals. For more information about DynaVox Mayer-Johnson, visit www.dynavoxtech.com.