Here comes our monthly product update for Ambassador Interpreter, including new features, UI/UX changes, and a roadmap of things to come! There are A LOT of new features and improvements, so please update your iOS and Android apps, and update your devices with the newest firmware. See the details below:
For iOS / Apple phones and tablets, please update your app to version 1.2.2.
For Android phones and tablets, please update your app to version 1.3.1.
Also, please update the firmware on your Ambassador Interpreter devices to v19.09.
(all feature released)
During the setup process, the owner creates a “Host” profile with their name, language, and gender voice. This simplifies the process when pairing the first earpiece because it will automatically populate this Host’s information so they will not need to enter that information every time they connect to set their default language, etc. However, we have found through user testing that it is creating more complications than necessary for many users and we have now removed this feature.
On the topic of device profiles, we added a feature where the settings for every earpiece will be automatically saved in your smartphone / tablet and will populate everytime you pair them.
We have changed the standby time so the devices will not shut off until after 10 minutes of inactivity. This was the cause of the units unpairing from the smartphone / tablet and NOT a bluetooth connection issue. You will need to update your Ambassador devices with the new firmware.
Regarding firmware updates, you’ll see a red notification badge and version tracking information now that we are releasing firmware updates. You will see this from the Menu (top left corner) and next to the Firmware Update title.
The new video tutorials and walkthroughs have been produced and implemented inside the app, so users will have a greater understanding of the product’s features. You can find them from the Menu (top left corner), under the title Video Tutorials section.
We finally released our first major firmware update, which include these improvements:
We’ve added a big list of missing dialects and genders to the voice models:
We also made major improvements to some of the speech synthesis models, so you hear more naturally sounding voices! By using neural text-to-speech, these voices should be nearly indistinguishable from human speech:
Lastly, we updated the Portuguese translation model to distinguish between different dialects of Portuguese (Portugal vs Brazil).
(all fixes released)
Upcoming / Next Month:
(the following features and improvements will be released in the next few weeks)
Future Product Roadmap
We’re still working on some advanced features, like saved transcripts, and virtual environments for remote conferencing. Also our version of digital translations for TV, film, radio, etc, will go into beta testing soon. We’ll keep everyone updated on the progress.
Thanks everyone for all of your questions and feedback, and we’ll be sure to include your ideas and needs into future updates. As always, you can reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waverly Labs Team