Panasonic Megaphone Automatically Translates Commands
The "Megahonyaku" analyzes sentence structure and reads out phrases in English, Chinese and Korean
In an effort to provide top quality hospitality in Tokyo for the Olympic Games in 2020, electronics company Panasonic is currently developing a wide range of multilingual solutions which could be essential for various commercial facilities and public transportation. One such concept is the “Megahonyaku”, a megaphone equipped with automatic audio translation.
When Japanese words are spoken into the megaphone, it recognizes the sound and analyzes the sentence structure. By pressing the respective icon, it reads out the information in three languages: English, Chinese and Korean. Similar to using a regular megaphone, the device provides information to visitors in a clear, straightforward manner. Panasonic believes it will be especially useful in crowded areas like train stations and airports. Check out the “Megahonyaku” in the video below: