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Vicorp Group Appoints New VP Sales Americas

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

ProCAT Chooses Wizzard Software and IBM's ViaVoice SDK to Speech Enable WinnerVR Transcription Software

PITTSBURGH - ProCAT has chosen Wizzard Software and IBM's ViaVoice Speech Recognition (ASR) Software Development Kit (SDK) and runtimes for their WinnerVR real time transcription software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

MAPTelecom and Kirusa Partner

MONACO, and EDISON, N.J. - MAP Telecom and Kirusa partnered to bring Kirusa's Voice SMS application to mobile operators in the Middle East and North Africa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

NCT Passes Texas Instruments Compliance Tests

NCT's ClearSpeech Voice Recognition Enhancer product has passed the Texas Instruments DSP Algorithm Compliance Tests for TI's C55x architecture and has been accepted into TI's eXpressDSP program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Envox Worldwide Signs Agreements with New Value-added Distributors

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Envox Worldwide entered into new sales and support agreements with value-added distributors (VADs) throughout the world.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Channel Access and PIKA Technologies Sign Distribution Agreement

LOS GATOS, Calif. - Channel Access LLC signed a distribution agreement with PIKA Technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

linguatec Personal Translator Uses the Voice of SVOX

MUNICH and ZURICH - linguatec GmbH entered a strategic partnership with Swiss text-to-speech specialist SVOX AG.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Carlson Leisure Travel Services Selects Fluency Voice Technology to Deploy Enterprise Speech Recognition Applications

LONDON and NEW YORK - Carlson Leisure Travel Services (CLTS), a division of Carlson Leisure Group (CLG), has deployed a Fluency speech recognition IVR application.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Empirix Survey Shows Four out of Five Contact Center Pros Report That Technology Problems Regularly Impact Productivity

BEDFORD, Mass. - Empirix Inc. released the results of a survey conducted at the recent Annual Call Center Exhibition (ACCE) conference on call center technology and management.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Jack Longinotti Joins Voxify as CFO

ALAMEDA, Calif.— Jack Longinotti has joined Voxify as VP of finance and CFO.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

XoVox Communications Releases XCommunicator5

SHEFFIELD, U.K. - XoVox Communications Ltd. released their latest version of XCommunicator, version 5.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

NPR's Neva Grant Plays Match Maker With Automated Voices

From PBS National Public Radio (NPR) - NPR's Neva Grant chaperones two phone-automated voices on a "date."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

The Swiss Library for the Blind & Visually Impaired Selected AT&T Natural Voices for Talking Catalog from Wizzard Software

PITTSBURGH - The Swiss Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBS) has selected AT&T Natural Voices from Wizzard Software to power their talking catalog.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Duo Talks up Speech Recognition Software

From Globe and Mail - According to Matthew Ingram, "Both Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have launched search engines for sound and video, but they are in their early stages. A small Toronto startup called SimonSays Voice Technologies Inc. believes that it has the solution to indexing sound and video easily: A speech recognition engine it says is second to none."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

Showcase Technologies Partners With Loquendo

TURIN, Italy and GIRARDEAU, USA - Showcase Technologies, a developer of real estate marketing products, has selected Loquendo text-to-speech (TTS) technology to enhance the company's online real estate viewing experience.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

MacSpeech Releases iListen Transcription Solution DS-2 and Plantronics .Audio 85 USB Stereo Headset/Microphone

SALEM, N.H. - MacSpeech released a series of new additions to its speech recognition product line.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

TriAxis Selects Carrius Compleat-200 Service Delivery Gateway

TriAxis, a provider of voice, data, and cable television triple play services to master planned communities and condominiums, has selected Carrius Technologies' Compleat-200 Service Delivery Gateway as its services gateway.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2005

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