Multimedia language lab software and classroom management.

Sanako Study 1200

Stimulate students to learn languages by doing! With the predefined workflows of Study 1200 you can increase the time students spend actively learning and to improve their overall performance, motivation and results.

Working with Sanako Study 1200 means individualizing the teaching, enjoying the interaction between the teacher and students and keeping up with student progress. With model imitation and different discussion activities it will be easy to improve even the most difficult to teach elements, such as pronunciation and intonation.

NEW! Version 9.0 out now! Read more about the new Video Pairing activity and Conference Interpreting module below.

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  • Engage and stimulate students to learn languages by doing
  • Develop lessons easily with predefined activities
  • Individualize teaching
  • Monitor and record students’ progress
  • Improve even the most difficult to teach elements, pronunciation and intonation, with model imitation and a wide array of discussion activities
  • Important self-evaluation enabled by recording student speech and exercises
  • Stay in control with features such as Internet blocking and Application control
  • Assign and collect homework
  • Use a wide selection of media sources
  • Convert existing materials easily into mp3s or create new material on the go
  • Collaborate with students by using the interactive whiteboard and marker tool
  • Optimized wireless performance

New in Study version 9.0

The Video Pairing activity allows you to set up student pairs for a video chat using the students’ Webcam images. The activity is perfect for a variety of different exercises based on real-life interaction from simple everyday discussions to role-playing exercises and even sign-language discussions.

 

 

 

The Conference Interpreting activity provides an authentic interpretation training environment. The activity simulates a real-life meeting with a live discussion that is simultaneously interpreted to different languages. Students can be assigned as Interpreters, Delegates and Observers. During the activity users are able to select whether to listen to the discussion or to an interpreter and interpretation recordings can be collected afterwards.

Please note that the Conference Interpreting activity is available as a separate module for Sanako Study 700 and 1200, and is not included in either one by default.

What can you do with Study 1200?

Telephone Activity

Allow students to “call” each other with the much requested Telephone activity. This allows for a wide range of real-life based conversation exercises.

Pronunciation activity

Convert any text into a pronunciation exercise with the Pronunciation activity. This integrates the well-liked Pronounce tool with the Study classroom.

The Pronunciation activity employs all the speech recognition and pronunciation analysis tools in Sanako Pronounce to produce objective results of student performance. Additionally, teachers are able to collect student work and a report of student scores.

Please note that the Pronunciation activity is available as a separate module for Sanako Study 700 and 1200, and is not included in either one by default.

Listening Comprehension

In this activity, you can transfer an audio track to students. Students then access their digital recorders, so that they can work with the source material individually and at their own pace to better comprehend what was said. You may select the students to answer questions to show how well they understood what they heard.

Discussion Activities

You can unobtrusively listen to student conversations, allowing your students to feel free to express themselves using their own words, rather than rehearsed textbook responses. In addition to pair and group discussions Study 1200 has a round table discussion that allows you to set up small student groups with a designated chairman, who leads the discussion. You can set up a meeting environment to help advanced language learners strengthen their oral presentation skills.

Model Imitation

Students listen to and repeat a model track to practice the stress, rhythm and intonation of a foreign language, while their voices are recorded. The recorded model and student audio tracks enable easy assessment and correcting areas that need improvement.

Reading Practice

Reading aloud is a useful way of practicing intonation, rhythm and pronunciation, and is ideal for students’ individual practice. Students read a text which is recorded on the student track, and then practice to improve their proficiency. Everyone in class can read at the same time and at their own pace which saves time compared to the “traditional” reading practice methods, and even the shy students are not afraid to participate.

Voice Insert

In the Voice Insert mode, gaps can be inserted automatically into source material, which means that you do not have to leave silent parts for the answers in the recordings – any audio file can be used. This unique feature allows you to create exercises during playback, and to give oral feedback on student recordings after a test.

Vocabulary tests

Study 1200 allows you to create quick vocabulary tests easily. You only need to have a list of vocabulary items ready, and Study 1200 will handle the rest.

Subtitling

Subtitles work as a link between spoken word and written text creating possibilities for different speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation exercises. With the ability to subtitle files, students will gain additional valuable language practice working with media files.

Individualize learning

Study 1200 has up to six sessions. You can initiate different activities for the students and use different methods for each session to individualize learning. More advanced students can be put in a self-study session while you focus on the students who require more support. In the Self-Access mode each student works independently of all the other students.

Control Student PCs

Study 1200 gives you the control over student PCs, which allows for guidance and support of the students. You can black out the student screens and/or lock the cursors and keyboards to draw their attention. A blocking feature allows you to block the use of Internet or other applications to help students focus on a given task.

Monitor Students

Monitoring students allows teachers to listen to selected students’ work and view their screens. Screen monitoring allows the teacher to view the screen activity of multiple student workstations in real time seeing how assignments progress. Student screens can all be viewed simultaneously as thumbnails.

Screen Transfer with Audio and Marker Tool

Study 1200 allows you to share the contents of the teacher screen and talk to the students at the same time, e.g. show a video from the internet. The screen image and audio can be transferred to a single student or the entire class. You can highlight screen items with The Marker Tool in order to make sure that students are concentrating on essentials.

Ripping tool

Study 1200 can convert your existing teaching materials into more convenient mp3s. You can convert audio from cds, the internet or auxiliary sources.

Free content included

5 free English lessons come bundled with your Study 1200 installation. These exercises integrate to Study environment and can be used to demonstrate all capabilities of Sanako content format.5 free lessons are:

  • Airports
  • Education
  • Computers
  • Animals
  • Phonics

Recommended accessory: headphones

Sanako Headset SLH-07 complements the renowned audio quality of all Sanako products. It is specifically designed for demanding education environments. Replaceable ear cushions and removable cable on the Sanako Headset allows for on-site replacement to extend the product lifetime even further.Headphones SLH-07

Additional modules

With the Examination module you can easily create a variety of tests for students. You can use audio, video, images and text in the questions, and customize the grading scale to your needs.

Admin Tool allows for remote monitoring and control of Study workstations and is ideally used by the school IT staff to perform maintenance tasks remotely.

Video Live assists teachers in streaming video from a variety of analog sources directly to students.

 

 

Sanako Pronounce Live is a true online solution for pronunciation practice, no installations or downloads are needed.

  1. Listen to the Model Pronunciation
  2. Record your own voice
  3. Get immediate feedback

Yeah, it’s that easy!

Pronounce Live is available at www.pronouncelive.com

NEW! Android version of Pronounce Live is in open beta. We are offering a free 14 day trial here

Bring the language lab to your tablet with Sanako Solo for Android and iPad

Language learning anytime, anywhere: let students start an exercise in class and continue at home, and hand in their work anywhere in between. Students can connect to and work with the same course materials wherever they are.

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Teachers

Manage classes and assign lessons to students + review student work and give feedback

Get your students to listen to key phrases and repeat – maybe prepare your students for their speaking tests by getting them to record their answers to likely questions.

Students can insert their oral responses into the original recording.

The student recordings are automatically saved online for you to listen to and give oral feedback.

Students

Access your classes and lessons and do exercises

Listen to audio – then record your voice for immediate comparison.

All recordings are automatically saved online and can be listened to and graded by the teacher.

The teacher can add voice comments or commentary to the recordings for qualitative feedback – telling you exactly how it should be said or where there’s room for improvement.

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All files are stored on the server. Teachers log in with their computer to manage files and then use the Sanako Solo App on their tablet to review student work. Students use the Sanako Solo App on their tablets to complete exercises.

 

  • Supports learning from beginner through to advanced levels
  • Can be used to learn any language
  • All common media file formats are supported
  • Enables anytime, anywhere learning using your existing materials
  • Allows teachers to provide oral and qualitative feedback to student recordings – ideal for listen & repeat, question & answer and translation exercises
Get it on Google Play

Sanako Solo is the free app interface to a subscription based service. You can explore the solution with sample exercises. Subscription is needed for creating and editing your own files, student recordings and teacher comments.

For more details of how to subscribe please contact apps@sanako.com and we will be delighted to help.

VocabCoach

Thank you for your interest to Vocabcoach. The product has been discontinued, but please browse our site to discover other useful language learning related products.


For free language resources we offer TheLanguagePoint, an online community for teachers. Try it out!

 

Sanako Anywhere

Manage, deliver and perform
language learning activities anywhere.

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Sanako Anywhere is our solution for situations where learning takes place both inside and outside classrooms and on different devices.

Teachers can assign lesson files to students to work with on multiple platforms, such as tablets, Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux and Chromebooks. Students can connect to and work with the course materials wherever they are. Completed student work is saved automatically and reliably on the Sanako Anywhere server. The teacher can then review and comment on completed student work.

New in Sanako Anywhere: Content Editor! Content Editor provides teachers with content creation tools and allows them to create exercises that can be uploaded directly onto the Sanako Anywhere server. Read more

Content Editor is included in all Sanako Anywhere subscriptions and works with the Web Recorder.

Share lessons easily!

  • During class, at home, on the move
  • Only a simple code required
  • Completed exercises are automatically saved to a server

Subscription service

  • No maintenance costs
  • No hidden fees
  • Easy deployment
  • Immediately usable
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Use Sanako Anywhere on your favourite device
with these apps

Sanako Web Recorder
Sanako Web Recorder
A Web app for students or teachers using Chromebooks™, PCs, Linux, or Mac computers. Requires the latest version of Google Chrome™ browser.

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Sanako Solo for Android and iPad tablets
An app for students or teachers using Android or iPad tablets.

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Sanako Web Recorder and Solo for Android and iPad are free apps used to access the subscription based service. You can explore the solution with sample exercises. Subscription is needed for uploading lessons, student recordings and teacher comments.

Sanako Study 700

Study 700 is our classroom management software with the addition of basic language lab functionalities, with focus on improving communication skills.

NEW! Version 8.0 out now! Read more about the new Telephone and Pronunciation activities below.

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The software makes it easy for you to launch applications and assignments for students, create playlists for guided learning activities, monitor students screens for support and collaboration, and even manage web-based learning activities.

  • Improve student communication skills with pair and group discussion activities
  • Individualize teaching
  • Monitor students’ progress
  • Stay in control with features such as Internet blocking and Application control
  • Student player/recorder enables the recording of student speech for self-evaluation
  • Divide the class into smaller groups
  • Optimized wireless performance

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New in Study version 8.0

Allow students to “call” each other with the much requested Telephone activity. This allows for a wide range of real-life based conversation exercises.Please note that the Telephone activity is available as a separate module for Sanako Study 700, and is not included in it by default.

 

 

 

Convert any text into a pronunciation exercise with the Pronunciation activity. This integrates the well-liked Pronounce tool with the Study classroom.The Pronunciation activity employs all the speech recognition and pronunciation analysis tools in Sanako Pronounce to produce objective results of student performance. Additionally, teachers are able to collect student work and a report of student scores.

Please note that the Pronunciation activity is available as a separate module for Sanako Study 700, and is not included in it by default.

What can you do with Sanako Study 700?

Assign Discussion Activities

You can unobtrusively listen to student conversations, allowing them to feel free to express themselves using their own words, rather than rehearsed textbook responses. Pair and Group discussions can be set-up in only a few seconds, changing pairs takes only a few mouse clicks.

Use Voice Insert Mode

In the Voice Insert mode, gaps can be inserted automatically into source material, which means that you do not have to leave silent parts for the answers in the recordings – any audio file can be used. This unique feature allows you to create exercises during playback, and to give oral feedback on student recordings after a test.

Divide Students into Six Different Sessions

Study 700 has up to six sessions. You can initiate different activities for the students and use different methods for each session to individualize learning. You can put more advanced students in self-study session while focusing on the students who require more support. In the Self-Access mode each student works independently.

Monitor Students

You can monitor and listen to selected students’ work and view their screens. Screen monitoring allows the teacher to view the screen activity of multiple student workstations in real time seeing how assignments progress. All student screens can be viewed simultaneously as thumbnails.

Screen Transfer with Audio and Marker Tool

You can share the contents of your screen and talk to the students at the same time, e.g. show a video from the internet. You can even transfer your screen and audio to a single student or the entire class. You can highlight screen items with the Marker Tool in order to make sure that students are concentrating on essentials.

Control Student PCs

Study 700 gives you the control over student PCs. You can black out the student screens and/or lock the cursors and keyboards to draw their attention. You can also block the use of Internet or other applications to help students focus on a given task.

Additional modules

You can increase the functionalities of Study 700 with optional modules:
MP3 Encoding Module allows you to convert student recordings into more convenient mp3s
Vocabulary Activity Module allows you to create quick vocabulary tests easily. You only need to have a list of vocabulary items ready, and Study 700 will handle the rest.

With the Examination module you can easily create a variety of tests for students. You can use audio, video, images and text in the questions, and customize the grading scale to your needs.

Admin Tool allows for remote monitoring and control of Study workstations and is ideally used by the school IT staff to perform maintenance tasks remotely.

Video Live assists teachers in streaming video from a variety of analog sources directly to students.

Free content included

5 free English lessons come bundled with your Study 700 installation. These exercises integrate to Study environment and can be used to demonstrate all capabilities of Sanako content format.5 free lessons are:

  • Airports
  • Education
  • Computers
  • Animals
  • Phonics

Recommended accessory: headphones

Sanako Headset SLH-07 complements the renowned audio quality of all Sanako products. It is specifically designed for demanding education environments. Replaceable ear cushions and removable cable on the Sanako Headset allows for on-site replacement to extend the product lifetime even further.

Sanako Study 500

Classroom management software for using class time for what it’s meant for: teaching and learning.

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You are in charge of the programs your students use, the internet pages they view and the activities they do.

  • Optimized wireless performance
  • Individualize teaching
  • Monitor students’ progress
  • Stay in control with features such as Internet blocking and Application control
  • Collaborate with students by using the interactive whiteboard and marker tool

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What can you do with Study 500?

Divide Students into Six Different Sessions

Study 500 has up to six sessions. You can initiate different activities for the students and use different methods for each session to individualize learning. You can put more advanced students in self-study session while focusing on the students who require more support. In the Self-Access mode each student works independently.

Monitor Students

You can monitor and listen to selected students’ work and view their screens. Screen monitoring allows the teacher to view the screen activity of multiple student workstations in real time seeing how assignments progress. All student screens can be viewed simultaneously as thumbnails.

Transfer your screen and audio

Study 500 allows you to share the contents of your screen and talk to the students at the same time, e.g. show a video from the internet. The screen image and audio can be transferred to a single student or the entire class. You can highlight screen items with the Marker Tool in order to make sure that students are concentrating on essentials.

Control Student PCs

Study 500 gives you the control over student PCs. You can black out the student screens and/or lock the cursors and keyboards to draw their attention. You can also block the use of Internet or other applications to help students focus on a given task.

Recommended accessory: headphones

Sanako Headset SLH-07 complements the renowned audio quality of all Sanako products. It is specifically designed for demanding education environments. Replaceable ear cushions and removable cable on the Sanako Headset allows for on-site replacement to extend the product lifetime even further.Headphones SLH-07

Additional modules

With the Examination module you can easily create a variety of tests for students. You can use audio, video, images and text in the questions, and customize the grading scale to your needs.

Admin Tool allows for remote monitoring and control of Study workstations and is ideally used by the school IT staff to perform maintenance tasks remotely.

Video Live assists teachers in streaming video from a variety of analog sources directly to students.

Simple and effective hardware language lab.

Sanako Lab 100

We designed Lab 100 to be an easy-to-use and effective digital language teaching solution that can be installed in small spaces – without special furniture or a dedicated computer classroom.

You will need only one computer for yourself. Students are equipped with digital recorder units that are easy to operate, and which allow them to have an active role in stimulating learning activities – either alone, in groups or pairs.

Pre-set activities such as phone conversation and listening comprehension make it easy for you to develop lessons. The Lab 100 offers tools that will keep your students motivated and excited while they acquire the language skills they will need.

  • Engage students to learn languages by doing
  • Develop lessons easily
  • Individualize teaching
  • Monitor and record students’ progress
  • Choose any content: traditional analog sources can be used alongside digital and even Internet material
  • Wide array of activities available
  • Podcasting available
  • Convert analog material to digital automatically
  • The Media Storage Unit provides teachers and students quick access to learning materials stored in a central digital media library
  • Let students evaluate themselves by recording speech and exercises
  • Self-study possibilities to improve listening and speaking skills
  • Easy-to-use student digital recorder

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What can you do with Sanako Lab 100?

 Ready-made teaching activities

that make lesson planning and execution easy. Teachers can simply select the activity they want to begin without complicated moves on the user interface – saving time and increasing efficiency.

 Listening Comprehension activity

develops understanding of authentic language examples. In this activity, the teacher can transfer an audio track to students. Students have their digital recorders, so they can work with the source material individually and at their own pace.

 In Model Imitation

students listen to and repeat a model track the teacher has transferred to them to practice the stress, rhythm and intonation of a foreign language. The recorded model and student audio tracks enable easy assessment and correcting areas that need improvement.

 Reading aloud

is a useful way of practicing intonation, rhythm and pronunciation, and is ideal for students’ individual practice. Students read a text which is recorded on the student track, and then practice to improve their proficiency. Everyone in class can read at the same time and at their own pace which saves time compared to the “traditional” reading practice methods, and even the shy students are not afraid to participate.

 The Pair and Group Discussion activities

promote student interaction and provide an easy tool for conversation exercises. The Phone Conversation activity allows learners to simulate real-life situations and to improve conversational competence. Pair and Group discussions can be set-up in only a few seconds, changing pairs takes only a few mouse clicks.

 Different Interpretation activities

are perfect for more advanced and specialized students for practicing their language skills in a professional environment.

 Lab 100 Cart for mobile needs

This go-anywhere lab can be set up in any space in minutes. It brings digital language learning to any classroom – no separate language lab location is needed. 
Play the video to see Lab 100 Cart in action!

 Lab 100 STS Module

Available as an extension module, the Simultaneous Interpretation Training System (STS) was developed especially for the demanding field of professional interpreter training. Recording and reviewing student interpretations allows you and your students to identify and correct weaknesses in their interpreting techniques and effectively improve their skills.

 Recommended accessory: headphones

Sanako Headset SLH-07 complements the renowned audio quality of all Sanako products. It is specifically designed for demanding education environments. Replaceable ear cushions and removable cable on the Sanako Headset allows for on-site replacement to extend the product lifetime even further.Headphones SLH-07

Sanako Pronounce

An easy solution for improving oral skills in a foreign language.

Sanako Pronounce allows you to easily transform text material into spoken audio for pronunciation and speech practice.

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NEW! Conduct whole pronunciation lessons with Pronounce Classroom!

While Pronounce is a stand-alone solution for pronunciation practice, teachers can now monitor, evaluate, and collect the students’ work in a classroom environment with Pronounce Classroom.

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Pronounce combines the latest text-to-speech technology with voice recognition, creating a powerful tool for language learning. You can listen to authentic speech models, record your own voice for comparison and receive immediate feedback – all within the same software.

How Pronounce works

Pronounce automatically splits your text material into sentences.

  1. Select the voice that will read the model sentences. You can also adjust the playback speed of model audio.
  2. Listen to the model sentence and record yourself repeating it.
  3. While recording, the system is analyzing your speech. Once the recording is complete, Pronounce will automatically score your performance.
    • Green indicates that your pronunciation was correct.
    • Yellow highlight indicates your pronunciation could be improved
    • Red color indicates your pronunciation was not recognized
    • Score meter displays an overall score for the sentence
How Pronounce works – watch the video!How Pronounce works - watch the video!
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Comparison of Sanako Pronounce solutions
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Pronunciation practice with text-to-speech technology and voice recognition
Use any texts you want to practice with
Support for premium voices
Exercise authoring
– create “listen and repeat” exercises from any text material
Classroom management
– assign exercises and collect student work

New in Pronounce version 2

New Features:

Enhance and individualize your experience
Adjust the challenge level to meet your personal capabilities. Input quality indicator tells you if you need to adjust your hardware settings for optimal performance. Improved result matching means the feedback you receive is more accurate and beneficial.

Improved user experience
with Visual Sentence Navigator. Jump between sentences with a single mouse click. You can easily see the status of each sentence as Pronounce also keeps the last recordings and scores.

Save your work
Save the practice file and continue to work with it later. Students can save their results as Practicing report.

Pronounce with Editor:

This new extended version of Pronounce offers exercise authoring. It allows the teacher to create “listen and repeat” exercises from any text material, using the age/level and subject vocabulary.

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The Pronounce Editor can also work as an inspiring tool for students for combining text and audio into one exercise/lesson.

With the Editor it’s possible to create template files that can be utilized with both Pronounce and Pronounce with Editor.

The text can be imported from a Microsoft Word document, or you can copy and paste the text from anywhere. Basic text editing functions help you to modify the text in Pronounce.  You can also listen to the selected text and preview the phonetic notation of expected pronunciation.

Premium Voices

High quality text-to-speech voices offered by Sanako produce almost authentic accents, making them superb pronunciation models for language learners.

Listen to examples here

Premium voices are available in the following languages:

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • English (Aus)
  • Spanish (Castilian)
  • Spanish (Am)
  • French
  • French (CA)*
  • German
  • Italian
  • Welsh*
  • Portuguese (BR)*

*voice only available as part of a package.

Speech Recognition languages

Pronounce uses Microsoft speech recognition engine which is currently available in the following languages:

  • English (UK)
  • English (US)
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (CN)
  • Chinese (TW)

Microsoft speech recognition engine is part of the user interface of Microsoft Windows operating systems and additional speech recognition engines are installed along with additional user interface languages (Microsoft User Interface Language Packs).

Ultimate and Enterprise versions of Windows Vista and 7 are multilingual editions and allow installing of Microsoft User Interface language packs through Windows Update.

All editions of Windows 8 are multilingual and allow adding languages to the computer. Other Windows editions are not multilingual and do not support additional user interface languages.

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Sanako Sign Lab

Learn sign languages effectively with our easy to use tool. You can simultaneously play source video and record signing and/or speech – all you need is a PC with a camera.

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Sanako Sign Lab can play the most common video and audio file formats. In addition, you can play back a file while recording your signing. You can open two files at the same time and play them simultaneously, and the playback of the two files can be easily synchronized. This way you can, for example, compare the two videos together in real time, to make self-assessments or to review student recordings.

  • Compare and combine videos easily
  • Simultaneously record your signing and source video
  • Practise sign language interpretation
  • PiP Picture-in-Picture recording
  • Possibility to stream live web camera across local network
  • Can be used outside the class for self-study

Picture in Picture Recording (PiP)

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You can merge the source video and audio with your own recording by using Picture in Picture recording. This makes easy evaluation and self-assessment available without the need to synchronize separate files.

Mirror image

Use the Mirror command to reverse the camera view along its vertical axis.

Hide my image while recording

This closes the preview of your webcam recording so you don’t see your own image while recording.

Subtitle

You can add a short text to the preview or file, for example your name, exam identification etc.

Sanako Sign Lab is a standalone software but can be offered as a module for our Sanako Study 1200 and Sanako Study 700 language lab software.