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Philips SpeechMagic Named European Technology Leader

Royal Philips Electronics' voice recognition technology SpeechMagic received the "European Technology Leadership Award" from Frost & Sullivan, following an analysis of the European health care speech recognition market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

MacSpeech Releases ScriptPak for iPhoto 5

SALEM, N.H. - MacSpeech released a new ScriptPak for iPhoto version 5.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Charles Fote Retires from First Data and Ric Duques Returns as CEO

DENVER - Charles T. Fote, chairman and chief executive officer of First Data Corp., has advised the board that he is retiring from the company for personal reasons.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

PTS Floors Deploys Speech Enabled Auto Attendant

PTS Floors selected SpeechSwitch to install a Speech Enabled Auto Attendant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

De Beers Mining Operations Selects NICE

RA'ANANA, Israel - De Beers Group, a supplier of rough diamonds, has selected NICE as the preferred supplier.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

W3C Moves Forward on New Extensions for Voice Technologies and the Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced new work on extensions to components of the Speech Interface Framework which will both extend Speech Synthesis Markup Language functionality to Asian and other languages, and include speaker verification features into the next version of VoiceXML, version 3.0.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

ECTACO Releases SpeechGuard TL-2

NEW YORK, N.Y. - ECTACO, Inc. released a new set of its SpeechGuard® TL-2 series translators in 15 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

MacSpeech Releases ScriptPak for iDVD 5

SALEM, N.H. - MacSpeech released a new ScriptPak for iDVD.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Jedox GmbH Releases Worksheet-Server Extension to Create SOAP Compatible Web Services

FREIBURG - Jedox GmbH released another enterprise solution for Microsoft Excel making it easier for users to create Web services without having it coded by a programming specialist.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

MacSpeech Releases ScriptPak for iMovie HD

SALEM, N.H. - MacSpeech released a new ScriptPak for iMovie HD.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

BNP Paribas Group Selects Diebold's Opteva

PARIS - Diebold has supplied BNP Paribas Group, a French financial institution, with 265 Opteva automated teller machines (ATMs) that are accessible to all of its customers, including those who are visually impaired.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

adnota releases ADnota speaker with SVOX Text-to-speech

ZURICH - Berlin-based personal information retrieval company, adnota, launched its ADnota speaker. ADnota is a cell phone software designed for blind and visually impaired people.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Nuance Named Leader in European Health Care Voice Recognition Market

Nuance Communications has received the Competitive Strategy Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan following an analysis of the European health care voice recognition systems market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Eleven Companies Select Acapela Text-to-speech

MAAF, eight Norwegian daily newspapers (VG-Nett, Adresseavisa, Aftenbladet, Nordlys, Fedrelandsvennen, Aftenposten, and Aften och Bergens Tidende), Crick Software and Trafiken.nu selected Acapela's text-to-speech solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Nabaztag Rabbiting on with Acapela

MONS, Belgium and TOULOUSE, France - Violet chose Acapela Group to voice-enable Nabaztag, the first of a series of communicating objects.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Speech-enabled Toys for the Holidays

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - In 2005, companies such as Radica Games, Hasbro, Inc.'s Tiger Electronics and Innotech Systems selected Sensory's speech-enabled solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Genesys Initiates Partner Certification Program for VARS, Developers and Integrators

SAN FRANCISCO - Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. released a new reseller, developer and systems integration certification program for customers when they use the Genesys suite of contact center software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Israeli Voice Verification Keeps Track of Visa Holders to U.S.

From Israel21c - According to Nicky Blackburn, "Instead of having to report regularly to the offices of the Department of Homeland Security, where they face long waits and a great deal of inconvenience, thanks to an Israeli innovation, they now check in remotely once a month through their telephone with a new voice verification system."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Adherence Technologies Selects Envox 6 to Power Speech And VoIP Solutions

From wireless Developer Network - "Adherence Technologies Corporation has selected Envox 6…to power the transformational product, AccuNurse™."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Aculab and POST CTI Enter Distribution Partnership in Europe

MITLON KEYNES, U.K. and HARROGATE, U.K. - Aculab and POST CTI have entered a distribution partnership.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Loquendo Releases Loquendo ASR 7.0

Loquendo released Loquendo ASR 7.0.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Freedom Scientific Offers Customers a Complimentary Subscription

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Learning Systems Group of Freedom Scientific, Inc. will offer a complimentary subscription to Knowledge Unlimited, Inc.'s NewsCurrents One on One, an online weekly current events curriculum, to both new and existing customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Loquendo Extends VoxNauta Platform 7.0 Providing New Product Capabilities

Loquendo unveiled new capabilities in VoxNauta Platform 7.0.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

VoxGen Launches Five-point Plan for Customers

VoxGen launched a five-point plan (C.A.L.L.S.) to help businesses reliant on calls, maximize the impact of their brand through the use of the voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

The Philadelphia Police Department Selects NICE Solutions

RA'ANANA, Israel - The Philadelphia Police Department (PD) has selected NICE to capture and analyze its emergency communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Viecore Moves Its Corporate Headquarters

Viecore moved and expanded to a new corporate headquarters in Mahwah, N.J.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Houghton Mifflin Chooses AT&T Natural Voices Spanish TTS from Wizzard Software to Provide Voices for Reference Book

PITTSBURGH - Houghton Mifflin Company has licensed AT&T Natural Voices for Server as the Spanish voice behind their reference book, The American Heritage® Spanish Dictionary.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Avaya Voice Portal 3.0 and Dialog Designer 3.0

Nancy Jamison, principal analyst at Jamison Consulting, explains, "Avaya Voice Portal 3.0 enables IT staff to lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by re-using existing software components and applications, and is architected to take advantage of industry standards…Avaya Dialog Designer 3.0 [is] an Eclipse-based application development tool that allows designers to more easily and efficiently create new speech applications."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Vicorp Group Appoints New VP Sales Americas

Marvin Yanof has joined Vicorp as VP of Sales Americas.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005