“Pocketalk” Selected by Japanese Government for Emergency Support against Coronavirus Outbreak

Feb 17, 2020 | Press Releases

Tokyo, Japan. February 13, 2020 – SOURCENEXT CORPORATION (Address: Shiodome City Center 33F, 1-5-2 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Founder, CEO, and President: Nori Matsuda) announced that they have decided to donate the AI-powered translation device “POCKETALKⓇ W”, in response to a request from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare regarding the recent novel coronavirus outbreak.

The device will be used as an emergency communication tool for passengers aboard the cruise ship “Diamond Princess”, who do not speak Japanese as their native language. This will enable quick and accurate medical support that the international passengers require.

SOURCENEXT will continue providing necessary support in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

[Details of Usage]

Regarding support of the cruise ship “Diamond Princess”
– Provisioned to: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
– Provided Support: 13 units of “POCKETALK W” donated

[About Pocketalk]

With more than 600,000 units sold worldwide, Pocketalk is the global leader in connecting the world and unlocking possibilities as the only translation device on the market that enables an authentic communication experience. Developed, manufactured and distributed by Sourcenext, the largest distributor and creator of software, hardware, and IoT products in Japan, Pocketalk’s U.S. team and headquarters is now based in Palo Alto, California, and the Europe team and headquarters is now based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The two-way translation device can translate 74 languages, both audio and text, and, with its built-in data option, can be utilized in more than 130 countries and regions. To purchase Pocketalk and to find out more, visit https://pocketalk.jp.

US website: https://www.pocketalk.net/
Europe website: https://europe.pocketalk.net/

Original Japanese Press Release