SANS Inc. Announces New Versions of Sony Soloist? and Sony Virtuoso? Software for Enhanced Interactive Language Learning

North Branford, Connecticut SANS Inc., the developer and exclusive licensor of Sony language learning software solutions, has released Sony Soloist Software version 7.7 and Sony Virtuoso Software version 3.7. These latest versions add SANS features that further advance the scalability and flexibility of the Sony and SANS language learning technology.

"The new versions of the Sony Virtuoso and Soloist digital language learning software reinforce the SANS commitment to open dialogue with language teachers and students. This technology benefits the language learning experience by providing more opportunities to communicate and interact in real world scenarios," said Ron Remschel, SANS President.

One of the new and exciting features is Soloist phone. With Voice Over IP (VoIP) communication powered by SANSSpeak? technology, students using their Sony Soloist Digital Comparative Recorders on any networked PC can now "call or phone" each other and work in self-selected pairs. Students may also leave a phone message if the person they are trying to connect to is not available. This feature is optimal for independent study and lab assignments focused on developing listening and conversational skills. The "conversations" can be recorded with each speaker on a separate track, making it easy for a language instructor to assess each student individually at any time.

A scalable technology scheme also enables existing users of the Sony Virtuoso and Sony Soloist Software to upgrade their digital language learning technology at any time to enjoy the benefits of the added features.

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