The Optimist-MMX-3 has been upgraded to improve this latest augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) aid from ZYGO. As in the past, ZYGO has enhanced a versatile PC to provide the loud, clear output and switch access input required for an AAC device. The physical attributes are obvious from the pictures—it's usable like a laptop from the keyboard and/or as a touch-screen tablet. It's durable, is drop and spill resistant, has a built-in carry handle, and will withstand the demands of everyday use.
The Optimist-MMX-3 is available preloaded with a choice of AAC packages and a variety of speech synthesizers. Or, the unit is available without software so you can add your favorites.
Dialects, dedicated Speech Generating Device (SGD) versions, are available for Medical Assistance requirements. They are identical in every way to the Optimist-MMX-2 except non-communication functions are locked out.
Optimist MMX 3-0
Dynamic Display device without AAC Software
Add your favorite software on your own
Optimist MMX 3-C
with the Grid2, Acapela Speech Synthesizer
and Widget Literacy Symbols
Optimist MMX 3-W
With Windbag 3 for Text to Speech and
Acapela Speech Voice output
The Dialect-MMX is identical to the Optimist-MMX in every respect except that it will only run the AAC software you choose. The Optimist is an integrated communication system, while the Dialect meets the Medicare criteria as a dedicated speech generating device. The Medicare HCPCS code is E2510.
The Optimist-MMX-3 and Dialect-MMX-3 come loaded with AAC software of your choosing. You can also turn the Optimist into an environmental control system by adding a GEWA Progress Micro USB infrared transmitter which can be run directly from The Grid 2 or Tobii Communicator software.
And the entire device is less than four pounds!
Dialect-MMX—v2 Speech Generating Device (dedicated)