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Serotek Selects AT&T Labs Natural Voices for Its New Freedom Box Product Line

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AT&T Labs announced that it has signed anagreement to provide AT&T Labs' Natural Voices Text-to-Speech Engine toMinneapolis-based Serotek Corporation for its Freedom Box Internetaccessibility product line and its Freedom Box Network online community.Information for this story was gathered from AT&T Labs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Syntellect Positioned as a Leader in Analyst Firm IVR Magic Quadrant Two Years Running

PHOENIX, AZ -- Syntellect Inc. announced that it has been positioned in the leader quadrant for its completeness of vision and ability to execute among vendors in Gartner's latest IVR Magic Quadrant for North America report.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

iVoice Speech Enables the Borough of Leonia, NJ

MATAWAN, NJ -- iVoice Inc. announced the installation of its Speech Enabled Auto Attendant at the Administrative offices of the Borough of Leonia, New Jersey.

Information for this story was gathered from iVoice Inc.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

VoxSurf and PipeBeach Announce a Strategic Alliance

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and LONDON, UK - PipeBeach, a provider of VoiceXML platforms and VoxSurf, a VoiceXML application developer, announced theformation of an alliance to sell voice enabled messaging andcommunications solutions to Fixed & Mobile Operators in Europe and SouthAfrica. Information for this story was gathered from PIPEBEACH.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Ectaco Development Center Contracts with eVelopers Corporation

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA -- Ectaco Development Center has entered into a contract with eVelopers Corporation for licensing and integration of the 7 eSteps quality control system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Voxware's VoiceLogistics to Improve Efficiency for 7-Eleven

PRINCETON, NJ - Voxware Inc. (NASDAQ OTC: VOXW)a speech recognition company providing natural language-based solutions for industrial applications, announced that 7-Eleven Inc. (NYSE: SE), through its third party logistics provider, Cardinal Logistics Management Inc., has selected Voxware's VoiceLogistics system for installation in its Fullerton, California facility. Information for this story was gathered from Voxware.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Audium 2 Now Compatible with Voxeo's Hosted Voice Centers

NEW YORK, NY -- Audium and Voxeo Corporation announced that the latest release of Audium 2 supports deployment in Voxeo Voice Centers.

Information for this story was gathered from Audium.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Leverance Signs Beta Customer for Natural Language-Driven Report-Generating Application

BOTHELL, WA - Leverance, a provider of natural language processing (NLP) technology, announced signing John F. Buchan Homes as the first Beta customer for its report generating NLP-enabled application,PowerTrieve. The agreement with one of the leading home building companies in the Pacific Northwest demonstrates Leverance's ability to deliver real business value through its language enabling technology. Information for this story was gathered from Leverance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Fonix and Bantam Offer Free Trial of Personal Text Reader on Portable Players

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and ST. LOUIS, MO -- Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FONX), a provider of natural-user interface technology solutions for wireless and mobile devices, Internet and telephony systems, and vehicle telematics, and Bantam Interactive Inc., a leading manufacturer of Web-enabled digital audio devices, announced that Bantam's Explor BA350 digital audio MP3 player will now include iSpeak, a personal text reader from Fonix.Information for this story was provided by Fonix and Bantam.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

iBasis Selected by Vietnam's Largest Telecommunications Carrier to Expand Global Service

BURLINGTON, MA -- iBasis Inc. announced that Vietnam Telecom International (VTI) is interconnecting with The iBasis Network.

Information for this story was gathered from iBasis.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

SpeechWorks and Kirusa Partner in Creating Advanced Multimodal Mobile Solution

BOSTON, MA and BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- SpeechWorks International Inc. and Kirusa have partnered to develop a multimodal solution.

Information for this story was gathered from SpeechWorks.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

InfoTalk Unveils InfoTalk-Speaker 2.0 and Announces InfoTalk RSVP

HONG KONG and BEIJING - InfoTalk Corporation, a provider of multi-lingual conversational speech understanding technology, unveiled InfoTalk-Speaker 2.0, multi-lingual text-to-speech (TTS) engine.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Comverse Unveils Its Developer Program And Online Developer Zone

ORLANDO, FL -- Comverse unveiled the Comverse Developer Program

Information for this story was gathered from Comverse.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

General Voice Technologies Introduces RAP Meter and Version 2.0 of Voice Model Mobility

General Voice introduced a standard of measurement for the voice recognition industry.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Phonetic Systems Federal Sales Office Supports Voice Enabled Directory Assistance Applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Phonetic Systems announced that its Federal Sales Office is supporting federal installations of the company's large-scale, voice-enabled directory search solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

D-Link and SVOX Launch Speech Server

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND -- D-Link, a global networking manufacturer, is launching its Speech Server together with SVOX, its partner in speech synthesis technology. At CeBIT, products and solutions for the call center sector will be presented for the first time. As well as the Speech Server itself, these products include Speech Server implementation into telephony environments.Information for this story was gathered from D-Link and SVOX.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Acoustic Magic Launches Next-Generation Array Microphone

SUDBURY, MA -- Acoustic Magic Inc. launched the Voice Tracker desktop array microphone.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Voiceware Announces the Establishment of US Subsidiary

SAN JOSE, CA - Voiceware announced the establishment of US subsidiary, NeoSpeech Inc. in San Jose, CA.Information for this story was gathered from Voiceware.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Voice Web Services and Colligo Announce Voice Books; Voice Web Community

New text-to-speech technology lets the blind "read" and navigate books using the telephone.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

iVoice Announces Digital Telephony Solutions for Mitel Platforms

MATAWAN, NJ - iVoice Inc. announced a digitalcommunication solution that incorporates its Speech EnabledAutoAttendant, Voicemail and Unified Messaging applications for Mitel SX-50,SX-200ML and SX-2000 Private Branch Exchange (PBX) switches.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Domain Dynamics Opens New HQ in the Heart of the Thames Valley

NEWBURY, UK -- Domain Dynamics Limited has just opened new headquarters in the commercial heart of Reading, Berkshire, UK.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

VoxSurf Announces the Release of VoxSurf Messaging Version 5.0

LONDON, UK - VoxSurf Messaging Version 5.0 now offers the service provider greater flexibility in the creation and deployment of outsourced messaging services.

Information for this story was gathered from VoxSurf.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Aculab Unveils Latest TTS Software Featuring Variants in Voice Styles

PANAMA CITY, FL, MILTON KEYNES, UK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA and MUNICH, GERMANY -- Aculab has unveiled the latest version of its text-to-speech (TTS) software, which now features five languages, including Latin American Spanish, as well as variants in voice styles.

Information for this story was gathered from Aculab.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

BeVocal Chosen by Wingcast to Provide Voice-enabled Information and Messaging Services

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Wingcast LLC announced that it has entered into an agreement with BeVocal.

Information for this story was gathered from BeVocal.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Brooktrout Technology Delivers Speech Recognition Platform

NEEDHAM, MA - Brooktrout Technology Inc. announced vendor-independent, automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text to speech (TTS) support on its TR1000 media resource platform.

Information for this story was gathered from Brooktrout Technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Telera Introduces True Multimodality for Today's Wireless Networks

CAMPBELL, CA -- Telera, a software platform provider for advanced voice applications, announced the launch of Telera SmartMOBILE suite for wireless service providers. SmartMOBILE, powered by Vialto - a certified Telera developer partner - provides multimodal interactivity with Microsoft Outlook/Exchange over existing 2G and 2.5G networks.Information for this story was gathered from Telera.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Syntellect's Speech Recognition Solution Selected by Questar Gas

PHOENIX, AZ -- Syntellect Inc. announced that it has receivedan order from Questar Gas to design and deploy a Vista Interactive Media Response (IMR) solution.

Information for this story was gathered by Syntellect Inc.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Datria Systems Licenses Technology of JustTalk

Datria Systems has licensed the intellectual and technology assets of JustTalk
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002

Brooktrout Technology Aids in Speech Recognition Applications

NEEDHAM, MA - Brooktrout Technology Inc., a provider of hardware and software platforms thatenable applications for the New Network, announced that it has beenawarded a patent for voice detection in audio signals.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2002