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Wizzard Software Supplies AumTech with AT&T Natural Voices for Server to Incorporate into Speech Applications

PITTSBURGH - AumTech, Inc. incorporated AT&T Natural Voices Server from Wizzard Software into their Carrier Grade Advanced Telephony Environment (CGATE) VoiceXML Platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Time Warner Cable Expands Relationship With Convergys

CINCINNATI - Time Warner Cable expanded its software licensing agreement with Convergys Corporation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Holland's Ministry of Justice Encourages Deployment of Persay's Biometric Speaker Verification

Holland's Ministry of Justice passed a new law encouraging the deployment of biometric speaker verification technology, provided by Persay Ltd., to monitor 'hooligans' banned from attending soccer games.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

EDF Energy Launches Virtual Call Center Provided By Fluency Voice Technology

LONDON - EDF Energy launched a speech recognition service for customers wanting to provide meter readings and pay their energy bills.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Nuance and Intelleca Active in South Africa

BURLINGTON, Mass. and GHENT, Belgium - Discovery Health, MultiChoice, MTN Banking and Airports Company SA in South Africa selected Nuance Communications, Inc. and Intelleca Voice & Mobile, a South African provider of voice solutions to provide their speech recognition solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

NCT Releases ClearSpeech Noise Reduction Technology for Enea's OSEck Real-Time OS

SAN JOSE, Calif. - NCT released its ClearSpeech noise reduction technology for Enea's OSEck real-time operating system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Envox Worldwide Appoints Two New Vice Presidents

Sam Waicberg joined Envox Worldwide as vice president of sales for the Americas where he will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall sales strategy for the company. In addition, Tony Lenox accepted a new position as vice president of worldwide customer service & support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Nexidia Releases UK English Language Model for Audio Search and Analysis

ATLANTA, Ga. - Nexidia released its UK English language model for audio search, retrieval and analysis.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

DemandVoice Enters Speech Industry

Mark Rayburn has started a new speech company called DemandVoice, a standards-based IVR hosting service provider focused on operations, customer service, partnerships, and technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Convergys and ClickFox Form Alliance for Application Hosting and Product Expansion

CINCINNATI - Convergys Corporation partnered with ClickFox, Inc.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Wyndham Welcomes Guests With a New Voice

According to Amit Desai, vice president of products and co-founder of Voxify, "Clearly, the shorter the time it takes to get an application up and running, the better it will be for the bottom line, but speed should not compromise quality of service. Wyndham found that the right choice is one that maximizes customer satisfaction for simple and complex types of calls alike, but can be deployed swiftly and painlessly."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Lab9 Solutions Chooses Sensory Speech Engine for Wireless Handset Application

Lab9 Solutions has released a new wireless handset application powered by Sensory's FluentSoft speech technology engine.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Volt to Acquire Germany-Based Varetis for 21 Million Euro

BERLIN - Volt Information Sciences agreed to acquire Varetis Solutions from Varetis AG for approximately 21 million euro ($24.8 million).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Kurzweil Educational Systems Names Winners of Kurzweil 3000 Software Awards

BEDFORD, Mass. - Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. named the winners of its second annual Kurzweil Educational Systems Kurzweil 3000 Software Awards. Kurzweil Educational Systems Also Joins National Center for Learning Disabilities in Recognizing Educator for Excellence in Classroom
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Holly Connects Expands Internationally

SYDNEY and PHOENIX - Sydney-based company, Holly Connects, managed services and large enterprises, expanded to North America.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Convergys Receives Frost & Sullivan Award for Innovation in Voice Recognition

Frost & Sullivan named Convergys the recipient of its 2005 Award for Technology Innovation in the field of voice recognition technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Intervoice to Acquire Edify

DALLAS & ATLANTA - Intervoice, Inc. signed an agreement to purchase Edify Corporation from S1 Corporation, Edify's parent company.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Selectron Technologies Standardizes on Envox CT ADE to Create IVR Solutions for Government Agencies

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Envox Worldwide's CT Application Development Environment (Envox CT ADE™) has been chosen by Selectron Technologies to power its IVR and call center management solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

MacSpeech Appoints Softline as UK Distributor

SALEM, N.H. - MacSpeech appointed Softline UK as a new distributor for their speech recognition products for Mac OS X.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Nabaztag, WordQ, MagneticTime.com and Mobile Speak Pocket Select Acapela

Nabaztag, WordQ, MagneticTime.com and Mobile Speak Pocket selected Acapela's speech solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Nuance Names Winners of Its Sixth Annual Best Practices Competition

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nuance Communications, Inc., formerly ScanSoft, Inc., named the winners of its annual Best Practices Competition, awarded at its annual conference, Conversations 2005.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

FCC Approves Mergers of SBC Communications with AT&T and of Verizon Communications with MCI

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission approved two major telecommunications mergers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Braintree District Council Selects Telephonetics ContactPortal

Braintree District Council has implemented the Telephonetics ContactPortal as part of its "Customer First" program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Nightingale Speech-Enables EMR Solution with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical from Nuance

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nightingale, a provider of ASP-based solutions to Canadian health care providers, has selected Dragon NaturallySpeaking Medical to enable speech recognition within its Nightingale electronic medical records (EMR) solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Brooktrout Plans Environmental Directive for its Voice and Fax Products

NEEDHAM, Mass. - Brooktrout Technology, Inc. released new products in its TR1000 voice processing board family that are telephony platforms that meet the European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

SBC/AT&T Merger Receives Clearance from U.S. Department of Justice

SAN ANTONIO, Texas and BEDMINSTER, New Jersey - The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the merger of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T after a review of the merger's potential impact on the market, requiring that the combined company permit competitors access to facilities in certain specified commercial buildings across the SBC 13-state region.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Nexidia Launches New Business Unit to Expand into Rich Media Search

ATLANTA - Nexidia formed a media business unit in order to address audio-video search and content management using Nexidia's core phonetic search technology. Nexidia also announced that former Good Technology and Yahoo! executive, Drew Lanham, has joined the Nexidia executive team.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Las Cruces, New Mexico School Administration Expands Its Investment in Learning Systems Group Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Las Cruces, New Mexico School Administration has expanded its investment in Learning Systems Group technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Voxpilot Incorporates Loquendo's Speech Technology

TURIN, Italy, and DUBLIN, Ireland - Loquendo's multilingual synthetic speech and automatic speech recognition engines are now integrated with the Voxpilot Open Media Platform v2.5.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005