|ElseeMore Amateur Radio Client Application for Echolink Using Text to Speech.|
|Written by Tony VK3ZTR|
|Wednesday, 08 October 2008|
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BREAKING NEWS! EchoShack the enhanced version of ElseeMore is now available from http://echoshack.com my new website. Please read below then visit new site to download. This version now has 40 callsign button’s and is designed for a larger monitor.
If you are a Radio Amateur (Ham) then download and take a look at this new ElseeMore or EchoShack client application to enhance Echolink© Amateur Radio application used by more than 200,000 registered users in 163 of the 193 world nations. At any time over 4000 users are online. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) combined with Radio Links, Repeaters, Hand Held Mobile Radio and Computers form a network, that in times of world disasters can combine to rapidly depoy emergency communications to almost any area.
Operators who have recently lost vision quality and find it difficult to navigate or learn the keyboard, will find this program easy to use allowing them to easily connect to stations, The remote commands will allow a ‘buddy’ to set up 10 favourite call pre-set buttons.
Supporting variable dynamic font sizes and Text to Speech (TTS) announcements of connecting stations, Messages and Button Navigation. Designed to assist all, including the visual impaired, white stick, white cane operators. With added user selectable optional Text To Speech output of message text.
NOTE: This program can be used even if you have 100% vision(EchoShack is your best choice)! It comes in very handy in a conference with lots of text messages, you can sit back from the computer screen and listen to the text being spoken by the Microsoft SAPI Text To Speech software. Just zoom up the font so you can still read at a distance. If you leave the shack, just toggle the ‘away message’ to be sent if someone connects and they can send you a text message. When you get back call them back.
This program is written in Delphi 2006.
In memory of ‘Jim’ Wright VK3CFB. Jim inspired me to write “ElseeMore” when his vision failed. Sadly he passed away peacefully on 18th June 2007 aged 87. RIP Jim.
Visit http://www.echolink.org/ to find out more about Echolink © Amateur Radio Communication.