This June, Dolphio Technologies’ sign language translator, SignAll has won the LT-Innovate Award in Brussels. The members of the awarding institute (Association of the Language Technology Industry) are composed mainly of companies and research institutes developing language technologies, as they believe that projects engaging in interactive communication are highly important in a multilingual world. The success is primarily the result of the technology that lies behind SignAll, as it not only recognizes signs but also translates them into English. The success series of the Hungarian sign language translator has a long history. It has been selected among the eight best innovations at Singularity University CEE’s Global Impact competition in 2014, established by NASA and Google. SignAll has also met with a warm response at the Pioneers festival in Vienna and at the Slush festival in Helsinki. Before the LT-Innovate Award, SignAll has won the audience award at the CEE Lift off! startup competition at the Smartmobil 2015 conference, which was organized in the Hungarian Várkert Bazár. The technology is able to translate from North-American ASL in real time, which is used in the US alone by more than a half million people.
Budapest-based Dolphio Technologies is the only Hungarian company to appear on top the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CEE list for the fourth time in a row, Deloitte announced last week.
’We are extremely proud of this year’s Deloitte Fast 50 result, as this is the result of a ten year long development’ said Mr. Zsolt Robotka, CEO and owner.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary as an excellent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider and R&D lab, this year Dolphio reached its best place as No. 10 in the fastest growing tech companies list.
’We pride ourselves on a policy of continuous innovation to accelerate our growth plans. This organic growth is sustainable due to our talented researchers, developers and project managers as much as to our partners. Without them we could not have been so competitive’- said Mr. Janos Rovnyai, co-CEO and co-owner.
Dolphio’s mission is to offer state-of-the art ICT solutions based on in-house R&D to make its partners market leaders. Dolphio’s most popular product is the people counter CounterGuard (www.counterguard.hu), and other spin off services in the online product portfolio such as the public procurement and auction monitoring services (www.kozbeszerzesfigyelo.hu, www.arveresfigyelo.hu). Dolphio’s flagship R&D project is SignAll, the project aiming at delivering the first real sign-to-text solution (www.projectsignall.com). Signall’s prototype was originally introduced already in May on the Finalists’ stage of the Singularity University’s Global Impact competition, and at Innotrends Expo held last week. SignAll will be seen in the Showroom of the Pioneers Festival in Vienna at the end of October and at the Slush Festival in Dublin in November.
Due to our strategic goal setting and thus the extraordinary efforts of our motivated research team, today we are proud to announce that in the international research world we are the closest to solving one of the major problems of the mankind. Project SignAll will soon provide for the full solution to interpreting the sign language thus facilitate the everyday life of the hearing impaired people.
The Competition is an outstanding platform to identify the best entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and engineers who propose the most innovative projects to positively impact the lives of a million people in the next 3 years.
SignAll has drawn international attention, as shown by the results we reached at NASA and Google’s Singularity University’s Global Impact competition, where 130 projects competed and only 8 reached to the Final Round. Singularity University was founded by NASA and Google, where more than 130 projects from 13 countries applied for the Competition this year.
Ten percent of the Globe’s population suffers from a hearing disability. There is a constant shortage of sign language interpreters. Our machine interpreter will be an easily accessible substitute for the human as it translates signing into fully comprehensible text not only from the most wide spread American Sign Language (ASL), but it will alsp be able to accomodate and use other sign and spoken languages as well.
Our company exhibited for the fifth time at one of the most significant ICT trade shows of the world. This time we introduced our complex sign language recognition system and our custom-developed new generation guest counting technology.
Its Great Hall called Super Jumbo where some nine jets would fit in, but 5-6 global companies make it full. There we exhibited along with other major Hungarian tech companies such as Kürt Ltd. Most visitors were interested in our computer vision research and product. Video content analysis attracted outstanding attention.
Our signlanguage interpreter project SignAll, and our passenger, guest, vehicle and visitor counting solution, CounterGuard also gained outstanding attention.