IBM AbilityLab Sametime Language Translator

IBM AbilityLab Sametime Language TranslatorIBM AbilityLab Sametime Language Translator

Use IBM Lotus Sametime to communicate in many languages


This software provides language translation in IBM® Lotus® Sametime® chats.

Lost in translation no more

More and more, people are collaborating across country borders and around the globe. Phone and Web conferences, e-mail, and instant messaging are the new means of communication.

Perhaps you've found yourself needing to connect with a colleague who doesn't speak your language. Or, you've wanted to make your point crystal clear, but language barriers stood in your way.

Your words no longer need to be "lost in translation" — the IBM AbilityLab™ Sametime Language Translator can convert instant messages sent or received with IBM Lotus Sametime into 10 different languages.

Now you're talking

Install this IBM Lotus Sametime plug-in and you're on your way to becoming a polyglot!

The IBM AbilityLab Sametime Language Translator can translate messages you and your partner type. To chat in a different language, click your partner's name, click the icon showing a hand holding a globe and choose preferred languages for you and your chat partner (Sametime remembers the setting you have chosen for this user the next time you chat).

In addition, the plug-in includes an auto-detect feature that can examine typed messages, determine the language and display the text in that language.

The IBM AbilityLab Sametime Language Translator is also an invaluable tool for when you need translation assistance beyond Sametime. To activate translation assistance outside of a chat session, click the "globe" icon on the main Sametime GUI, labeled "IBM AbilityLab Sametime Language Translator Ad-hoc Translation Assistant." The Translation Buddy GUI tool can then be used to translate text, files containing text, and Internet content.

More powerful in combination

Now, you can combine the IBM AbilityLab Sametime Language Translator with the IBM AbilityLab Conference Transcriber so that you can collaborate with your colleagues with sound, text and in various languages!

The IBM AbilityLab Sametime Conference Transcriber uses speech recognition software to translate your Sametime voice chat and place the text in your partner's text window.

System requirements
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
Prerequisites Lotus Sametime 7.5.1 Blue and systems running Lotus Notes® 7, Lotus Sametime 8 stand-alone, or Lotus Notes 8-embedded.

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