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Connexor Announces Licensing Agreement with FAST; Reuters Deploys FAST Content Monitoring Solution

EContent, Copyright 2004
Connexor has signed a licensing agreement with Fast Search & Transfer, a developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies. Under this agreement FAST has licensed Machinese components for multiple languages for use in its new enterprise search platform, FAST ESPT.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Cool Conversations Introduces Talking Computers to Education

New Interactive Speech Software Makes It Possible for Kids to Talk to Their Personal Computers
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Voicebrook announces availability of VoiceOver& Enterprise 2.0

Product enhancements to the company's flagship product attempts to accelerate the use of speech recognition in creating medical documentation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

U.S. Xpress Implements Service and Operations with Genesys Call Center Software

SAN FRANCISCO - Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc., announced that U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. installed Genesys call center software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Unveil Technologies Join Forces to Deliver Self Service Solutions to Call Centers

WALTHAM, Mass. - Collaboration focuses on helping organizations re-think their customer self service strategies to improve service quality and reduce costs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

VoiceObjects and Net Mobile Realize Infotainment Voice Portal for T-Mobile

COLOGNE and DUSSELDORF, Germany - T-Mobile launches voice-driven infotainment portal for cell phone users in Germany.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Brooktrout Announces Host-Based Media Early Access Program

NEEDHAM, Mass. - Brooktrout Technology announced an early access program for a controlled release of its new host-based media processing product.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

VoxSurf Teams with Nuance to Deliver Next Generation Voicemail and Advanced Messaging Solutions

ATLANTA, Ga. and LONDON, UK - Telecom operators to benefit long-term from VoxSurf Alliance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Aspect Communications Unveils Aspect Customer Self-Service Version 7.0

SAN FRANCISCO - Latest IVR version to deliver rapid application deployment, compatibility with latest speech technology and improved self-service experience across Web and voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Brooktrout to Acquire SnowShore Networks

NEEDHAM, Mass. - Acquisition of next generation voice over IP media processing technology will enhance Brooktrout's leadership.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Datria Appoints William Goodison

ENGLEWOOD, CO - Goodison held numerous management positions prior to joining Datria.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Xerox Sells ScanSoft Stake for $80 Million

From The Kansas City Star, AP, Copyright 2004Investment firm Warburg Pincus LLC has agreed to buy Xerox Corp.'s minority stake in ScanSoft Inc., a maker of speech and imaging software, for $80 million, the companies said Friday.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

NMS Communications Signs OEM Agreement with Nuance

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Speech software licenses now available with NMS Open Access, HearSay offerings; network and enterprise application developers to benefit.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

ScanSoft's Directory Assistance Solutions Team to Develop Carrier-Grade Hosted Service for Corporate and National Directory Inquiries

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and GHENT, BELGIUM -ScanSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT) announced a partnership with Hosted Telephony Solutions Ltd. (HTS), to develop a speech-enabled Directory Assistance (DA) application powered by SpeechWorks® solutions from ScanSoft.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Eicon's Diva Server Family Paves the Way for IP Migration

SAN FRANCISCO - New software will extend reach of telephony applications into the pure IP environment.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Microsoft Ramps Channel, Slides Speech Server Beta Process to a Close

By Mark Riehl eChannelLine Daily News Copyright 2004Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, will officially announce the release of its Speech Server at the combined AVIOS~SpeechTEK Spring 2004, VSLive! San Francisco 2004 and Microsoft Mobile Developers Conference 2004 events on March 24.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Brooktrout and Vocomo Deliver Integrated IVR Solution to Clinical Automation

SAN FRANCISCO - Phone automation helps medical researchers screen potential subjects.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

TuVox and Verascape Establish Alliance

LOS ALTOS, Calif. - Partnership leverages best of breed speech application and VXML platform technologies to deliver packaged solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Pronexus introduces Turnkey Speech Applications for Microsoft Speech Server 2004

OTTAWA, Canada and SAN FRANCISCO - VeoSuite delivers the value of speech with packaged business processes for a variety of industries. The first product, VeoBill, accelerates receivables with speech-enabled bill payment.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

VocaLabs Announces VocaLabs-Professional

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Vocal Laboratories announces VocaLabs-Professional, or VocalPro, a research tool designed for ongoing usability and satisfaction testing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Nuance Applauds World Wide Web Consortium's Advancement of VoiceXML 2.0

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Nuance announced its support of the world wide web consortium's decision to advance VoiceXML 2.0 to W3C recommendation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Microsoft Sets Speech Server Pricing

By Joris Evers, IDG News Service, Copyright 2004
Microsoft has detailed pricing and licensing for its Speech Server 2004 products, the company's first speech recognition server offerings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Zelos Group Names Nuance Speech Software Leader in Global Telecommunications Market

MENLO PARK, Calif. - Company answers telecommunications carrier demand for voice automation solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Nuance Releases New VoiceXML Engine/Development Environment

From CommWeb - the Telecom Pipeline, Copyright 2004
Nuance says the key to Voice Platform 3.0 is its Nuance Application Environment, which is comprised of two components: Nuance V-Builder and Nuance V-Server.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Place your Bets with VeCommerce and Aculab

Milton Keynes, UK - Four of the United Kingdom's leading betting agents have put their money on a speech recognition application from VeCommerce, powered by Aculab's media processing resource cards.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Aculab Media Processing Technology to Support Microsoft Speech Server 2004

MILTON KEYES, UK - In support of choice and providing enterprises with the most cost effective speech platform, Aculab has announced support for Microsoft Speech Server.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Calence Launches New IP Contact Center Practice

TEMPE, Ariz. - Firm earns Cisco Systems' IPCC advanced technology provider status.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

Alliance Systems Announces Addition of VoiceXML Speech Servers

PLANO, Texas - Alliance Systems introduced new speech servers for developing and deploying VoiceXML-based speech solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004

New Babson Program Transforms Scientists into Business Leaders

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Babson executive education will premier a new executive education program to turn scientists and managers into business leaders.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2004