Tobii SymbolMate

Tobii SymbolMate Tobii SymbolMate is the ideal tool for educators to quickly and easily create effective paper-based symbol communication. With Tobii SymbolMate you create, edit, manage and print page sets and communication boards for static AAC devices. SymbolMate is available as single license or for multiple users in a Network Package.

Specially designed for those who prepare contents for static communication devices, Tobii SymbolMate allows for quick and easy production of printed communication boards and education material with symbols, text or photos; ideal for communication, advancement and fostering independence.

Who is Helped by Tobii SymbolMate?

Tobii SymbolMate is ideal for speech and language pathologists (SLP), special education teachers, parents, caregivers or anyone else who prepares page sets and communication boards for students and AAC users learning:

  • Early concepts
  • Literacy
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Resource preparation

With its pre-designed templates Tobii SymbolMate is the perfect complement to static AAC devices such as the Tobii S32, but it is not limited to Tobii devices.

With near endless combinations of grid and freehand layout modes educators can support communication needs, build visual schedules and social skill activities for children with autism and create books and symbol-based literacy activities for emerging readers.

Limitless choice

SymbolMate uses SymbolStix, the most comprehensive symbol library available, with close to 15,000 line drawn symbols. And that’s just to start: you can download symbols representing local vocabulary in five different languages, plus any number of pictures or graphics from the folders on your computer.

We have even created a resource where you can download page sets for free - have a look at www.pagesetcentral.com.

Tobii SymbolMate Growth to match yours

Education develops people, and as you advance, so can SymbolMate. When you are ready you can move on to Tobii Communicator and continue to use the same AAC pages and symbols in a dynamic display environment. With SymbolMate you have communication covered, for life.

Multiple Options

SymbolMate is available as single license or for multiple users in a Network Package. With the floating license, it is possible to run SymbolMate on a local area network and enable a fixed number of simultaneous users. This way SymbolMate can be made available to a larger number of users for a significantly reduced cost compared to purchasing individual user licenses.

Features

Get off to a quick start with the included symbols

Approximately 15,000 SymbolStix® symbols developed for communication are included with Tobii SymbolMate, allowing you to quickly create page sets.

Stay up-to-date and talk about current events - subscribe to new symbols

News-2-You, the creators of the SymbolStix symbols, offers a paid subscription service to new symbols that cover current events, topics and newsworthy people. The symbol library is updated regularly, which allows your students to engage in daily news and to extend their vocabulary and conversation.

Keep on using the symbols that you are accustomed to

SymbolMate is compatible with Widgets, Bliss, Pictogram and PCS symbols so you don’t need to change symbol library when using SymbolMate.

Start with the ready made templates and download more for free

Create pages from the predefined templates; communication devices, calendars, activities or schedules or storyboards.

If you want to have access to even more page sets then you can download them for free from www.pagesetcentral.com

Continue to use your communication boards made on BoardMaker®

SymbolMate ships with templates for most widely used static AAC devices. It is even compatible with BoardMaker®. If you have a communication boards made on BoardMaker® you don’t need to scrap them and start all over again. You can import them to SymbolMate and continue to use them.

Save time in the classroom – create once, use with many

If you are a teacher and have a class of several Tobii S32 users you can save a lot of time by using SymbolMate. SymbolMate allows you to create complete page sets, including graphics and sounds at the comfort of you desk. When the page set is ready you can easily print it in as many copies as you need and transfer the sounds to each S32 via USB.

Each printout has a barcode that the S32 reads, and by doing so, automatically associates the printed page set with the corresponding sound without you having to do anything.

Reuse your existing symbols, graphics and photos

You probably have a lot of images, graphics or photos what you want to use in a page set. Since SymbolMate supports multiple image file formats such as png, jpg, gif, wmf, emf, tiff and bmp image file formats, so you can easily reuse your existing pictures and images. Making a visual scene with a photo from the latest vacation suddenly becomes very easy.

Tobii SymbolMate Available in your language

SymbolMate is fairly easy to learn, and what makes it even more easy is that it is available in your language. SymbolMate is currently available in the following languages:

  • English (U.S.)
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • Swedish

Move on to Tobii Communicator

Tobii SymbolMate is based on the same engine as Tobii Communicator. Not only does this mean that it has many of the features that Communicator has, but more importantly, page sets and communication boards made in SymbolMate can be used in Communicator.

As your users develop and become in need of more advanced functionality they can move on to Communicator without having to create new page sets from scratch.

Multiple Options

SymbolMate is available as single license or for multiple users in a Network Package. With the floating license, it is possible to run SymbolMate on a local area network and enable a fixed number of simultaneous users. This way SymbolMate can be made available to a larger number of users for a significantly reduced cost compared to purchasing individual user licenses.

 

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Tobii SymbolMate Network Package

Tobii SymbolMate, the ideal tool for educators to create effective paper-based symbol communication, is now available in a floating network license model to simplify installation, increase availability for multiple users and reduce cost. With the new floating license, it is possible to run SymbolMate on a local area network and enable a fixed number of simultaneous users. This way SymbolMate can be made available to a larger number of users for a significantly reduced cost compared to purchasing individual user licenses.

Tobii SymbolMate Network floating License IllustrationIncrease availability, reduce cost and simplify installation

Many of the software applications available today come with a CD and a license number needed in order to activate your copy on your computer. However, if you work in a school or school district with a large number of PCs and want a certain application to be available, purchasing, installing and activating the software can be time consuming and costly.

 

Get rid of the CD

A floating network license to SymbolMate simplifies the installation process, increases user availability and reduces costs! Here’s why:

  • Installation is centralized and pushed through the network
  • Many more users can benefit
  • For larger user-groups, a joint network license is cheaper than individual licenses.

 

A perfect team sharing solution

With the new version of SymbolMate it is possible to run the application in a local area network and use floating licenses to enable a fixed number of simultaneous users. This way, SymbolMate can be available on a large number of computers at a significantly reduced cost than if individual single user licenses were used.

This enables a team of teachers/users to share a pool of SymbolMate licenses more efficiently by flexibly running multiple Tobii SymbolMate installations concurrently within a network.

And when installed in addition to a joint file sharing system, SymbolMate files, page sets, symbols and pictures will maximize the sharing power within the user-team.

Economies of scale

If you need many copies of SymbolMate, the Tobii SymbolMate Network Package with floating licenses reduces your costs and can save you money. It is unlikely that everyone connected to the network will use the software at the same time and, therefore, a floating license scheme can reduce your investment and increase availability.

For example, purchasing 20 floating licenses for a school district costs the same as buying 50 single user licenses. The difference in cost is compensated by the increased availability. Using the 20 floating licenses and installing SymbolMate on all computers within the school makes SymbolMate accessible on all of them (and it could be hundreds of computers). As long as there are no more than 20 computers running SymbolMate at the same time, the user will not notice any difference. If you had used the 50 single user licenses the Software would only work on these 50 computers.

How does it work?

The license server manages licenses over a local area network (LAN). When an authorized computer wishes to run SymbolMate, the computer automatically requests/acquires a license from a central license server. If a license is available the application is allowed to run. When the user is finished with the application, the license is reclaimed by the license server and made available to other authorized users.

One floating license is needed for each concurrent user. For example, with one floating license, any number of users can have the software installed, but only one can use it at a time - the others must wait for them to finish. With 10 floating licenses, again, any number of users can have the software installed, but 10 can use it at the same time. When one user finishes with the software, another user can begin.

Installation is easy and simple

Preparing a floating network licensing scheme for Tobii SymbolMate can be done in two simple steps:

  • Installing and configuring a license manager on a network server and supplying Tobii with the necessary server information.
  • Configuring Tobii SymbolMate clients to connect to the license server, which can be done either remotely or by logging in as an Administrator.