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iVoice Enters into Letter of Intent to Acquire Pharmaceutical Company

MATAWAN, N.J. - iVoice, Inc signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Thomas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Nuance Names Craig Peddie General Manager of Embedded Speech Solutions

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nuance Communications, Inc. has named Craig Peddie as vice president and general manager of the embedded speech solutions business for the company's Speech Division.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Angel.com Launches IVR University

MCLEAN, Va. - Angel.com will launch IVR University, an online training and development resource focused on teaching best practices in IVR design and implementation to business and technical users.
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

VoiceXML Forum Supports W3C's Decision to Include SIV in VoiceXML 3.0 and Appoints New Board of Directors Officers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The VoiceXML Forum supported the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) decision to include speaker identification and verification (SIV) in the next version of the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Convergys Receives Frost & Sullivan 2005 Award for Leadership in CRM and Billing for Communications

Frost & Sullivan named Convergys the recipient of its 2005 Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership in CRM and Billing for Communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Justice Ministry in Hesse Deploys Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking to 1,300 Workstations

MUNICH, Germany and BURLINGTON, Mass. - The Hesse Justice Ministry will deploy Nuance Communications' Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 Legal to more than 1,300 legal workstations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Nuance Introduces the Nuance Accessibility Suite

BURLINGTON, Mass. and GHENT, Belgium - Nuance Communications, Inc. released the Nuance Accessibility Suite, a mobile accessibility solution designed to help handset users take full advantage of mobile data with direct access to on-screen content and device functionality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Proside Partners with Loquendo

TURIN, Italy, and LISBON, Portugal - Proside incorporated Loquendo's speech technologies into its flagship solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Great American Technologies Launches Mailcall

NEWARK, N.J. - Great American Technologies added a new voice to e-mail with the launch of Mailcall.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

Metaphor Solutions Partners with XO Interactive

Metaphor Solutions and XO Interactive (XOI) signed a reseller agreement for XOI to deploy Metaphor's speech IVR applications on XOI's hosting infrastructure.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

NICE Enters Strategic Relationship with Honeywell

RA'ANANA, Israel - NICE Systems entered a strategic supply relationship with Honeywell that is designed to capitalize on the growth opportunities NICE expects to result from its recent decision to acquire FAST Video Security AG.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2005

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