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Genesys Wins Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc. announced that it has signed a national agreement with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Rhetorical Enters German Market with Text-to-Speech Solutions

BOSTON, MA and SCOTLAND - Rhetorical is expanding its operation into Germany following last month's launch of rVoice4 with its German voice module.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Speech Cube Version 4.2 Supports TTS Standard

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Scheduled for December 15th, the release of Speech Cube Version 4.2 now supports SSML (Speech Synthesis Markup Language defined by W3C consortium) for quicker integration within VoiceXML based applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

HeyAnita to Offer Carriers In-Network Voice Solutions with HP

LOS ANGELES, CA - Under the agreement, HP intends to provide systems integration services around HeyAnita's voice software offerings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Genesys Adds CTO and SVP to Executive Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Alcatel announced that Paul Segre has been appointed to senior vice president and chief technology officer at its Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Loquendo's VoxNauta Platform Powers InternetQ's New Dating Service

TORINO, ITALY - InternetQ - the Greek ISP - has adopted Loquendo's voice platform VoxNauta to power the new version of its popular matchmaking service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Eloquant Deploys New Voice Services from Elan Speech

TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Eloquant is deploying new voice services for public and professional use on the Elodia platform with Elan Speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

KY Transportation Cabinet Launches 511 Traveler Information Number

FRANKFORT, KY - Just in time for holiday travel, a new service to assist Kentucky's travelers was launched by Gov. Paul Patton. By dialing three digits, 5-1-1, callers can now get traffic, travel and road weather information 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Wizzard Announces 15 New Customers in 4th Quarter

PITTSBURGH, PA - Wizzard Software announced that is has signed up more than 15 new customers in the 4th quarter including the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Missouri, the California State University and GE Medical Systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Babel Releases BrightSpeech

Babel Technologies has announced BrightSpeech, its next-generation Text-to-Speech solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Aspect Announces Aspect IP Contact Suite-Enterprise

SAN JOSE, CA - Aspect Communications Corporation announced Aspect IP Contact Suite—Enterprise, the customer contact suite that integrates to the enterprise through PSTN and IP telephony products and simplifies CTI with Web services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

SRI International Unveils EduSpeak 2.0

SRI International announced the release of EduSpeak 2.0, a speech recognition toolkit designed for use in educational software by developers of applications for language learning, reading development, assessment and corporate training.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Rhetorical's rVoice To Be Used on New Zealand's MetPhone Service.

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - Rhetorical has won a contract which will see its technology deployed on New Zealand's dial up weather forecast service, MetPhone.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

Rhetorical Opens Boston Office and Names New Sales Manager

BOSTON, MA - The expansion comes on the heels of increasing sales by Rhetorical's U.S. arm, Rhetorical Inc., and adds to its existing U.S. offices in Florida and Texas.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2002

iVoice Releases Speech Software Developers Kit Version 3.0

MATAWAN, NJ - iVoice Inc. announced the release of the latest version of its Speech Software Developers Kit (SDK).
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

VoiceObjects Factory 1.1 Extends Speech Platform Support and Functions

COLOGNE, GERMANY - With the new 1.1 version of VoiceObjects Factory, VoiceObjects is presenting the newest version of its Voice Applications Server.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

European Union Supports UK-led Consortium with Technology Research Grant

LONDON, UK - A UK-led consortium has been awarded a research grant by the European Union (EU) for the development of human language technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

iVoice Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase Profitable Company

MATAWAN, NJ - iVoice Inc. announced it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase substantially all of the assets of a leading food equipment maintenance contractor located in New Jersey.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

IBM Announces Expanded Availability of ViaVoice Dictation Software in Europe

LONDON, UK - IBM announced an agreement with London-based MediaGold UK Ltd. to broaden the availability of IBM's ViaVoice dictation software in selected European countries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Audiopoint Launches Wireless Voice Terminal Service for End-Users

FAIRFAX, VA - Audiopoint announced the launch of its enhanced e-mail Voice Terminal Service (VTS) for end-users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Phonetic Systems Wins the "Most Innovative Solution" Award at SpeechTEK

BEDFORD, MA and HELSINKI, FINLAND - Phonetic Systems announced that their completelyvoice automated directory assistance deployment with Fonecta (Finland) wasawarded to be the most innovative solution brought to the marketplace by thereaders of Speech Technology Magazine at the annual SpeechTEK event in NewYork.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Voice Signal Develops Speech Solution for Nokia Smartphone

Voice Signal Technologies and Nokia demonstrated Voice Signal's multilingual speech solution for Nokia's Series 60 smartphone platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Weblicon and Voxpilot Form Partnership

DUBLIN, IRELAND and BERLIN, GERMANY - Weblicon and Voxpilot have teamed up to make Weblicon's multilingual communications solutions available all over Europe.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Elix Integrates VoiceXML into Its Interactive Voice Response Platform

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - Elix announces that Elix IVS for Windows 2000, itsinteractive voice response platform, now supports VXML 2.0.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

SpeechWorks Customers Reach New Call Volume Milestones with Speech

BOSTON, MA - SpeechWorks International Inc. announced twenty of its customers have achieved and in many cases surpassed a new milestone; servicing over one million calls with their speech recognition systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Fast-Talk and VorTecs Offer Call Centers Audio Search Capabilities

ATLANTA, Ga. - Fast-Talk announced a licensing agreement with VorTecs. VorTecs has integrated Fast-Talk's phonetic search engine into its Spot It! and Mine It! software applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Glenayre Completes Move of Messaging Suite to Intel And Linux-Based Platforms

ATLANTA, GA - Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced plans to move its complete Versera Solution portfolio to Intel and Linux-based solution platforms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

Intervoice Signs Managed Services Contract

DALLAS, TX - Intervoice Inc. announced a channel partnership with Precision Response Corporation to flexibly deliver and manage voice applications to PRC's customer base.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002

The U.S. District Court of Florida to Implement SpeechWorks Speaker Verification

Frank Solutions has been selected by the U.S. District Court in South Florida to provide the TelePath Voice Recognition platform for its Parolee and Probation Division.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2002