IMS introduces hands-and-eyes free e-mail solution for vehicle use
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) announced an addition to its telematics line, the iLane, a hands-free and eyes-free mobile solution for in-vehicle use.
iLane provides drivers with a voice-based interface to access e-mail messages while in transit. iLane notifies the driver of incoming e-mails and other information by reading a brief summary in a natural sounding voice, in the driver’s language of choice. The driver can then listen to the entire e-mail message, forward or compose a response and manage meeting requests using verbal instructions. Phone calls, SMS messages and a number of e-mail attachment types can also be managed using this intelligent hands-free and eyes-free interface.
Intelligent information management allows e-mail messages to be filtered and prioritized based on personal preferences and notification settings. Communications not requiring an immediate response can be managed with a preset user preference. This ensures the driver can manage time-critical information in transit, while safely keeping their eyes on the road.
The product consists of a small device that interacts directly with existing Bluetooth-enabled handheld devices and vehicle audio systems or headsets to read messages out loud and to listen to driver instructions. The presence of the driver is automatically detected by iLane, which then assumes control to intelligently capture and manage inbound information as
soon as it arrives on the driver’s wireless e-mail device, such as a BlackBerry). The driver does not need to remember to do anything differently to start taking advantage of benefits provided by iLane.
iLane operates independently of the wireless networks used by supported wireless devices, and has been tested with a number of industry leading wireless e-mail devices, including the BlackBerry and Palm Treo.
Dextronet announces version 5.10 of Swift To-Do List for Windows
Dextronet’s Swift To-Do List is a to-do list application for personal and business use. To-do lists within the program are organized in a hierarchical tree structure and distinguished using names and icons.
You can attach notes to each task, which can be edited in a resizable notes panel, which displays notes for the selected task.
Swift To-Do List 5.10 supports multiple databases and autosave options. It runs under Windows 98/ME/2K/XP/2003 and retails for US$34.95. The price includes updates and technical support.
Seisan releases Shazou mapping tool for Firefox browser
Seisan has released a new one-click mapping tool for the Firefox browser. The product is called Shazou and it integrates mapping within the Firefox browser. With one click, the user is able to map and geo-locate any Web site they are currently viewing.
Shazou was developed as a tool to improve awareness for people surfing the Internet by letting them know where and who they are interacting with. With a single click of the mouse, Shazou will present the user with details that they need to make better decisions about what sites they want to register or purchase from.
Shazou can be used to verify where and who a user is buying from. The Shazou extension can be downloaded from the Firefox plug-in page.