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Wizzard Promotes Gene Franz to General Manager of Solutions and Channels

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The immediate focus of the Solutions and Channels group will be the recently acquired MedivoxRx Technologies, Inc. subsidiary and its Talking Pill Bottle solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Isreal Discount Bank Announces New Service to Customers

BILLERICA, Mass. and TEL AVIV, Israel - Isreal Discount Bank deploys a speech recognition service to their customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Aspect Communications Backs Aculab Technology

MILTON KEYNES, UK - Via a long-term alliance, Aspect has utilized Aculab's technology to deliver mission-critical, E1 telephony based self-service solutions to customers around the world.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Frost & Sullivan Reviews North American Speech Market

Vendors Attempt to Woo Customers with Mix of Packaged and Custom Speech Solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

VocaLabs Seeks Beta Testers for New Service

VocaLabs is running beta-testing on a new system and is looking for participants.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

W3C Published Style Sheet for Rendering HTML & XML Documents as Speech

The W3C has published a new working draft of a cascading Style Sheet specification that renders (X)HTML as voice using speech synthesis.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Integration of TeleVantage with ArtiSpeech Delivers Hands-free Solution

CAMBRIDGE, Mass and SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Artisoft and LumenVox unite to promote the availability of Artisoft's IP-PBX, ArtiSpeech. ArtiSpeech integrates with TeleVantage to speech enable a company's name directory, allowing all internal and external callers to have hands-free interactions with an organization.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Verizon's New 411 System: Is It a Live Operator, or Is It 'Darby'?

NEW YORK, NY - Verizon updates New York's 411 directory assistance with one of the largest Internet applications on the telephone network. Darby Bailey is the new voice of Verizon 411.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Frost & Sullivan Honors Phonetic Systems with the 2004 Speech Technology Differentiation Award

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Phonetic Systems recognized with the 2004 Speech Technology Differentiation Award.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

VoxSurf Signs Agreement with Comverse to Deliver Next Generation Communications

LONDON - VoxSurf and Comverse sign agreement to integrate VxOneT into Comverse's Total Communication systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Wizzard Software Awarded FSS Contract for Talking Pill Bottle

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that medication errors and/or adverse drug events kill an estimated 100,000 persons annually with the inability to read and understand medication instructions being a significant contributing factor.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Audium Completes Interoperability Testing with Cisco

NEW YORK, NY - Audium 3 met the Cisco AVVID (Architecture for Voice and Video Integrated Data) Partner Program test criteria for interoperability with the Cisco Internet Service Node (ISN), version 2.1.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Hear All about Kari, the New Norwegian TTS Voice

Acapela extends its text-to-speech coverage with its new voice - Kari.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

CNIB Library of Toronto selects Loquendo

The CNIB Library of Toronto chooses Loquendo's text-to-speech software for digital talking books.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Agreement Signed with Citec for "Loquendo Applications Unit" Acquisition

TURIN, Italy - Move part of a partnership to develop Italy's voice technology market
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

New Female Voice to Reinforce Loquendo's Presence in the French Market

Turin, Italy - Loquendo adds another voice to it's family of French personas. Her name is Juliette.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Powered Up: Voice Automation Shines in the Utility Industry

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Utility companies reap benefits of speech-powered applications, increasing customer satisfaction and company savings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

PS Technology, Syntellect Partner on Workforce Management System for Transportation Industry

PS Technology selected Vista voice application platform for deploying its software-based scheduling system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

VoiceMatch and Smart Commerce Sign Agreement to Deliver Secure Voice Authentication Solutions

SAN FRANCICSCO, Calif. & NEW YORK, NY - VoiceMatch partners up with Smart Commerce to develop distribute a version VoiceMatch's voice identification and validation (VIV) solutions suite that runs on a smart card.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

SandCherry Resells Apptera's Packaged Speech Applications To Financial Services Market

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The partnership will allow SandCherry to tailor solutions to customer needs and give Apptera another outlet for providing applications to a broader customer base.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Virgin Atlantic Flying High with New Voice-Based Flight Information Service from Nuance

LONDON & MENLO PARK, CA - Nuance Software Provides Domestic and International Travelers with Anytime, Anywhere Access to Flight Information
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

IBM Looks to Improve Web Usage for Visually Impaired

PC World Australia - IBM develops aDesigner, a java-based developer tool, that simulates low-vision and blind modes for testing web page capabilities tailored to the visually impaired and blind.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2004

Telstra's Speech System 'gets' Australian

From ZD Net Australia - Telstra claims its new 'One Number, One Voice' natural language speech recognition front end for residential, mobile and small business enquiries is working better than the company expected.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004

Lumenvox and SandCherry Partner to Offer Speech Solutions

Partnership to offer speech and touch-tone solutions to service providers and enterprises.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004

VoiceXML Forum Launches Developer Certification

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Exam Verifies Baseline VoiceXML Development Skills and is Now Available
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004

Utell by Pegasus Deploys Voxify Automated Agents

Speech-Automated Call Center Agents Expand Utell by Pegasus' Reservations-Related Services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004

Loquendo Launches Loquendo Audio Mixer

TURIN, Italy - Loquendo makes available a new audio mixer feature for it TTS technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004

NMS Announces Winners of Open Access Application Challenge

CHICAGO, IL - On March 22 at the AVIOS~SpeechTEK Spring show in San Francisco, NMS Communications kicked off the Open AccessTM Application Challenge. This contest was focused on selecting the most creative and innovative communications applications utilizing IP and ASR technologies and powered by NMS Open Access™ building block products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004

Consumer Electronics Growth Supercharging MEMs Microphone and Speaker Market

NEW TRIPOLI, PA, - Record-breaking growth in consumer electronics products has had a tremendous impact on MEMs microphones and speakers in 2004, according to the report "Market Analysis of Acoustic Products: Microphones, Speakers, Codecs, and End-Applications," recently published by The Information Network.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2004