Changes for 2005
Aurora Suite 2005 is the first in a new line of products from Aurora Systems.
Some of the differences between it and Aurora 3.0 for Windows are:
Aurora Suite offers three levels of functionality so that the user can choose features appropriate
for their needs at the best price.
- Value Edition - basic support for learning disabilities.
- Standard Edition - enhanced support for learning disabilities and basic support for augmentative communication.
- Professional Edition - the most effective assistance for both learning and augmentative communication.
Visual Highlighting for speech output, highlighting each word as it is spoken,
with complete visual customization of font, size and colors.
The application is now all UNICODE internally, meaning better support for foreign languages.
The user interface can now be easily translated to different languages even by end-users.
Prediction now includes the option to give recently added words a priority boost.
Echo has a new button to stop the speech synthesizer while it is speaking. Prediction and Talk
offer this as a menu item.
Echo will now check if questions end in a question mark and speak a warning if they don't.
The Feature Editor's fine grained feature control lets teachers control exactly what help
Aurora Suite offers students.
Both Microsoft Speech API Version 4 and 5 speech synthesizers are now supported making
Aurora compatible with nearly all modern software speech synthesizers.
The look of the program is improved, using Windows XP skins and new raindrop icons for Echo.
For people who have difficulty with next word prediction, now it can be turned off.
Placing the mouse over a homonym or other macro displays its full text in a tooltip.
Windows user profiles are now supported along with roaming profiles.
The Prediction window can now display up to 40 words to select from.
All the Aurora programs are now integrated into one easy to manage package.
There are also many other minor additions, changes and fixes you will discover as you use the software.
In order to take advantage of features available on newer platforms, we have deleted
support for a few older and lesser used features. If you require any of these features,
please consider purchasing Aurora 3.0 for Windows instead.
- Support for 16-bit Speech Synthesizers and external hardware synthesizers has been removed.
- The Aurora Realvoice is no longer supported.
- Windows 3.1, 95, 98, Me, and NT 4 are no longer supported.
[Previous] [First Page] [Last Page] [Next]
Page 3 of 101
Copyright (C) 2006 Aurora Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.