sComm – Bridging Gaps Between the Deaf and Hearing

 

About sComm

sComm is a worldwide leader in face-to-face communication technology for the deaf/ hard of hearing community. With the next generation UbiDuo, the privately held company continues to revolutionize the way more than 37 million Americans with hearing loss communicate with the rest of the world. sComm is relentless in its efforts to transform face-to-face communication for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people and will not rest until it has achieved 100% one-on-one communication equality.

Their Story

The UbiDuo was born out of pure frustration. David and Jason Curry, father and son and co-founders of sComm, sat down for breakfast one morning and struggled to carry on an in-depth business conversation, free of misinterpretation and confusion. Enough was enough. David Curry came up with the idea for the UbiDuo that day, sketching on the family’s kitchen whiteboard his vision for a simple, yet a revolutionary product that would forever change the way he communicated with his deaf son.
“When I saw him draw that design out I knew that was the device that was going to change the world for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing.”
-Jason Curry, Co-founder and CEO

The family sought to make their dream a reality by obtaining two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the National Institutes of Health in 2005. Through the grants, they were able to test the feasibility of the product, determine if it improved face-to-face communication between deaf and hearing people, further identify product features and develop the first UbiDuo prototype. Just like that, one family’s efforts to achieve meaningful and treasured personal connections through communication brought the same life-changing triumph to millions of other deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals across the world.



sComm’s latest UbiDuo model continues to advance the state of the art in face-to-face communication technology with a sleek package that includes a color touch screen and sComm’s patented hinge system. At half the size of the original UbiDuo, the UbiDuo 2 is the world’s foremost independent communication solution for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or hearing.

The unique patented hinge technology holds the two halves securely in place for easy transportation, and its 8-hour battery life ensures you won’t be left stranded in the middle of those important conversations.

Try the new UbiDuo whenever you need a solution to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing and hearing people. This revolutionary device will help to eliminate bluffing, frustration and Communiphobia, as well as promote communication equality. Use it to empower people to share their thoughts and emotions seamlessly in real time just as in a normal conversation.

The Standard Wireless model of the UbiDuo connects each half with a built-in proprietary networking protocol that has a range of up to 300 feet.

 


 

When their clients spoke, they listened carefully.  They asked for a hard-wired UbiDuo model that would not risk interference with other wireless signals and that could be used for communication even in secure areas where wireless connections are forbidden.  The UbiDuo 2 Wired has no wireless capability, making it ideal for use in some of the most sensitive areas where radio waves fear to tread.

You’ll get the same benefits of the wireless package: empowerment; the promotion of communication equality; seamless, real-time communication; and the elimination of bluffing, frustration, and Communiphobia. This high-tech device has all of the bells and whistles of the wireless version plus one: the wired connection between the two halves.



The groundbreaking UbiDuo 2 TTS 1 continues sComm’s stellar record of advancing face-to-face communication technology with solutions that meet a myriad of unique needs.  This particular device not only brings sComm’s signature real-time split-screen text communication features to the table; it enhances communication even more by accompanying that text with a voice.  The single included text to speech module and speaker allows one of the two parties to provide a spoken component to the conversation.

Try the only and new UbiDuo 2 TTS 1 in the world whenever you need a solution to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, and hearing people. This revolutionary device with Text to Speech will help to eliminate bluffing, frustration and communication barriers, as well as promote communication equality. Use it to empower people to share their thoughts and emotions seamlessly in real time text and hear each other just as in a normal conversation.

The unique patented hinge technology holds the two halves securely in place for easy transportation, and its 8-hour battery life ensures you won’t be left stranded in the middle of those important conversations.

The only UbiDuo 2 with real time text and dual text to speech connects each half with a built-in proprietary networking protocol that has a range of up to 300 feet.   The wireless system does not depend on Wi-Fi or the internet.   You can use it in the middle of the ocean or at the top of a mountain.



Like the UbiDuo 2 TTS 1, the TTS 2 model pairs the text communication feature of the base UbiDuo model with a voice to provide spoken communication along with the written text.  The TTS 2 includes two text to speech modules and speakers to allow both parties to voice their thoughts to each other.

Try the only and new UbiDuo 2 TTS in the world whenever you need a solution to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, and hearing people. This revolutionary device with Text to Speech will help to eliminate bluffing, frustration and communication barriers, as well as promote communication equality. Use it to empower people to share their thoughts and emotions seamlessly in real time text and hear each other just as in a normal conversation.

The unique patented hinge technology holds the two halves securely in place for easy transportation, and its 8-hour battery life ensures you won’t be left stranded in the middle of those important conversations.

The only UbiDuo 2 with real time text and dual text to speech connects each half via wire only which the built-in proprietary wireless networking protocol is not a part of the device. This version is used ideally for places that have high security and do not allow devices that have built in wireless systems.



 

The UbiDuo 2 SGD is the very first Speech Generating Device (SGD) that comes with a 2-way communication system as an add-on option in SGD history The UbiDuo 2 SGD is a Dedicated Speech Generating Device specifically for generating speech from typed text. This lightweight and portable Speech Generating Device allows the person with a severe speech impairment the ability to communicate with anyone using typed text to speech. The UbiDuo 2 SGD offers advanced functionality and user-friendly features that makes a face-to-face communication experience fast and easy. The UbiDuo 2 SGD helps eliminate isolation, stress, frustration, and communication barriers. It enables the person with a severe speech impairment to express needs, thoughts, and emotions seamlessly in the same way others communicate in a conversation.

 

 

The UbiDuo 2 SGD comes only as a one-way communicator. To get the same experience as a full UbiDuo 2 system that provides 2-way communication, you can add the other half of the UbiDuo to the UbiDuo 2 SGD. With both the UbiDuo 2 SGD and the UbiDuo 2 as a pair, the user will be able to experience 2-way communication anywhere anytime with anyone.

Features

The UbiDuo 2 SGD is a standalone, dedicated Speech Generating Device with synthesized voice. The UbiOS operating system is a preloaded proprietary software application that is locked and will not run any other operating system. The UbiOS application provides a dedicated speech generating a platform for the UbiDuo 2 SGD. The UbiDuo 2 SGD does not connect to the internet. It does not use WiFi. It is not a cellular device which means no cellular connection. The UbiDuo 2 SGD does not have any other functions other than Speech Generation. i.e. No games can be played. No email or instant messaging. The UbiDuo 2 SGD has an 8 to 15-hour battery life for any length of the conversation.

Click here for more information.

2019-02-18T08:18:39-05:00