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Independence Blue Cross Selects WebForPhone

PHILADELPHIA - Independence Blue Cross selected NetXentry LLC's WebforPhone, a provider of speech recognition for accessing the Internet via any phone, to deploy its Physician Referral using speech/phone self-service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

salesforce.com and Genesys Will Extend Appforce On-Demand Platform

Genesys has been selected as one of the key computer telephony integration (CTI) platforms for Salesforce Service & Support, via a pre-built integration with salesforce.com's ATAPI 2.0 (Appforce Telephony API, formerly (STAPI), part of the Appforce on-demand platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Microsoft Acquires Technology Assets From Unveil Technologies

REDMOND, Wash. - Microsoft Corp. has acquired certain intellectual property assets from Unveil Technologies Inc., a developer of enterprise call center technology and the Unveil Conversation Suite.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Acapela Group Enriches Its Linux Offer

MONS, Belgium and TOULOUSE, France - Acapela Group released its Linux-made applications for voice synthesis technology in the telecom, mobility and automotive industries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

NextUp Technologies Extends Relationship with Wizzard Software

PITTSBURGH - NextUp has extended their relationship with Wizzard Software and has selected AT&T Natural Voices Desktop edition for use in one of their assistive software applications, NextUp Talker™.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Vivento Customer Services Expands Managed Services Portfolio with Genesys Outbound Voice

SAN FRANCISCO - Vivento Customer Services GmbH (VCS) has opted to expand its customer service portfolio for enterprises, deploying Genesys Outbound Voice as a new managed customer interaction service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

ScanSoft's OmniPage Professional 15 Takes OCR Programs into New Territory

From PC Magazine - According to M. David Stone, "ScanSoft's OmniPage Professional 15 does so much more than optical character recognition (OCR)…Among the more significant new features is a set of image enhancement tools to improve scan quality (and thereby improve recognition results) without having to rescan; a form creation tool to let you turn paper forms into electronic versions that can be filled in on-screen; and the inclusion of Google Desktop Search, so you can find a file you've scanned in (as well as other files) by searching for words in the file."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Sky High Speed Selects Angel.com's Virtual Call Center

MCLEAN, Va. - Sky High Speed has deployed Angel.com's Virtual Call Center solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Siemens Business Services and Loquendo Partner

TURIN, Italy - Loquendo and Siemens Business Services (SBS) signed a strategic partnership establishing Siemens Business Services as a worldwide value added reseller of Loquendo Voice Technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

GrameenPhone Selects Kirusa to Enable Subscribers in South Asia to Send SMS Messages with Their Voice

DHAKA, BANGLADESH, and EDISON, N.J. - GrameenPhone Ltd., a mobile telecom operator in Bangladesh, launched the Voice SMS service to its customers, based upon patent-pending technology from Kirusa.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

WebForPhone Partners with Salesforce.com

PHILADELPHIA - NetXentry LLC's WebforPhone has become a strategic partner of Salesforce.com. WebForPhone provides a new way to access CRM via speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

NextiraOne and Critical Watch Partner

HOUSTON and DALLAS - NextiraOne entered a new relationship with Critical Watch, a provider of Enterprise Vulnerability Management Solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

iListen UK Features VXI TalkPro Xpress Headset

SALEM, N.H. - The UK version of MacSpeech's iListen program is bundled with the TalkPro Xpress headset from VXI Corporation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Nortel Appoints Mike Zafirovski to President and CEO

TORONTO - Nortel Networks Corporation's board of directors appointed Mike S. Zafirovski as president and chief executive officer (CEO).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

NCT Integrates Voice Technologies to OSE

NCT integrated its ClearSpeech noise reduction technology with the OSE Real Time Operating System.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Empirix Awarded Patent for Component of End-to-end Testing Solution for CRM Environments

BEDFORD, Mass. - Empirix Inc. has been issued U.S. patent #6,944,799 for its Multimedia Synchronization System, an element of its end-to-end testing service for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology environments involving products from vendors such as Avaya, Cisco, Genesys and Siebel.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

SFR Deploys Mobile Speak to Visually Impaired Mobile Subscribers

SFR, a French mobile operator, offers subscribers equipped with a multimedia device free software that makes key features of the handset accessible by speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Genesys and IBM Expand Speech Solution Offering

SAN FRANCISCO - Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. and IBM entered a new technology and reseller agreement in which the Genesys Voice Platform (GVP) technology offering has expanded to include the addition of IBM WebSphere Voice Server (WVS) speech solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Mitchell Grocery Deploys Voxware's VoiceLogistics

LAWRENCE, N.J. - Mitchell Grocery, a wholesale grocery distribution center that serves more than 250 independent supermarkets in the Southeast, has selected Voxware's VoiceLogistics to voice-enable its logistics operations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Chi Mei Communications Systems Selects VoiceSignal

WOBURN, Mass. - Chi Mei licensed VoiceSignal VSuite 2.0 software for implementation on Chi Mei Smartphones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Fluency Voice Technology Appoints New Vice President of Product Development

LONDON and NEW YORK - Doctor Jacob Abboud has joined Fluency Voice Technology's executive management team as the newly appointed vice president of product development.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

mobilkom austria Launches Next Generation Services with the VoiceGenie VoiceXML Media Platform

BOSTON - mobilkom austria, an Austrian mobile communications provider, has deployed the VoiceGenie VoiceXML platform to deliver interactive voice response (IVR) solutions to their subscribers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Convergys Releases SpeechPort

CINCINNATI - Convergys Corporation added the Convergys SpeechPort™ Open Hosting Environment (OHE) to its portfolio of speech and multi-channel technology solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Tegic and ScanSoft Partner

SEATTLE & BURLINGTON, Mass. - Tegic Communications has signed an agreement with ScanSoft, Inc. to license its speech and handwriting technologies for use on cell phones and mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

VIDA Software Opens Natural Interaction Technology

MADRID - VIDA Software launched its partner program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2005

Borland Software Selects Angel.com's Virtual Call Center

MCLEAN, Va. - Borland Software Corporation has deployed Angel.coms Virtual Call Center solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Sep 2005

BeVocal Recognized for Speech-Enabled Solutions

Frost & Sullivan presented the 2005 Speech Application & Technology Customer Value Enhancement Award to BeVocal.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Sep 2005

NMS Communications Partners with Interactive Media and Netcentrex

BOSTON - Interactive Media is using the NMS Communications' Vision Video Transcoder to provide telecom operators with a new 3G-324M solution; and Netcentrex is using the NMS Communications' multimedia products to create and deploy new 3G voice and video solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Sep 2005

Globestar Systems and Loquendo Sign Worldwide Partnership Agreement

Globestar Systems, a provider of integrated wireless business solutions, has entered into an agreement which enables GlobeStar to incorporate the Loquendo TTS synthetic speech engine as part of its ConnexALL.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Sep 2005