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With EVA, the Office Is Just a Call Away

Excendia, a developer of speech-enabled unified communications and speech mobility solutions, recently signed a deal with IBM to include its Excendia Virtual Assistant (EVA) on IBM WebSphere Voice Server.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Sep 2007

Web Site Seeks to Create an Online Speech Community

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories and Nuance Communications announced plans today to form an online community for the entire speech technology industry. Phase one of the effort will involve launch of the Web site www.speech-community.com next month.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Sep 2007

Nemesysco’s Voice Analysis Helps Detect Mental Stress

Psycholosoft, a research group affiliated with the Department of Psychology at Japan's Tsukuba University, determined that Nemesysco's Layered Voice Analysis (LVA) technology is a reliable and valid tool for detecting mental stress through speech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Sep 2007

AP to Use Speech in News Production System

TVEyes, a provider of real-time search and monitoring systems for broadcasters, will work with The Associated Press to integrate its speech-to-text technology within AP's ENPS news production system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Sep 2007

Call Genie Signs Deal for Voice-Enabled Searches

Call Genie signed a deal with R.H. Donnelley, a major phone directory and online search company, to supply its EVD product and services for Donnelley's 1-800 voice-enabled local search system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Sep 2007

EveryZing Makes Everything Searchable

EveryZing—a speech-to-text-based multimedia search and merchandising platform—announced earlier today a multitude of partnerships with Boston media firms Boston.com, 890 ESPN, boston.tv, and a variety of radio stations.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Sep 2007

Voice Apps Gaining Voice in Mobile Devices

If any concerns remain about the lack of speech solutions in mobile devices, perhaps they were quelled somewhat by the release today of the initial usage statistics of the Nuance Voice Control application preloaded on the Palm Treo 775p smartphone.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Sep 2007

Speech Recognition Puts Content into Context

Digitalsmiths Corp. iannounced yesterday that it had successfully demoed VideoSense, the first fully automated contextual video ad targeting solution that uses speech recognition and works on traditional broadcast, broadband, and mobile applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Sep 2007

SER Adds Gryphon Networks Do-Not-Call Solution to Call Center

SER Solutions, a Virginia-based call management and speech analytics provider, is integrating Gryphon Networks' Contact Governance software to its clients. If they choose to do so, SER customers may opt for Gryphon's Guardian Interactive solution, which provides an automated do-not-call (DNC) solution for outbound contact centers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Sep 2007

Campuses Implement Speech Systems to Improve Safety

Send Word Now, a provider of on-demand alerting and response services, has been working with dozens of educational institutions across the nation to increase campus safety in time for classes to start this week.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Sep 2007

Wisconsin Law Firm Implements BigHand Digital Dictation Software

One of Wisconsin's leading law firms, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, has joined the growing number of law firms across the country to have recently implemented the BigHand Digital Dictation system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Sep 2007

AT&T To Eliminate Prerecorded Time

As of Sept. 19, California residents will no longer be able to make a phone call to hear the correct time. AT&T is reportedly canceling the service.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Sep 2007

SpinVox Voice Message Conversion System Powers Truemors.Com

SpinVox's voice-to-text conversion system is now supporting Truemors.com, the news and social networking site that allows people to post time-sensitive rumors, news and sightings.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Sep 2007

Nuance Powers Latest TomTom Navigation Devices

Portable navigation device provider TomTom has selected speech solutions from Nuance Communications to power its TomTom GO family: the TomTom GO 520, TomTom GO 720 and the TomTom GO 920.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 Aug 2007

Callwave’s Vtxt Hits One Million Voicemail-to-Text Transcriptions

Two months after releasing a beta version of its Vtxt service, Callwave announced yesterday it had transcribed 1 million voicemail-to-text messages. The company, which develops technology linking phones and computers, currently offers the only voicemail-to-text service free of charge. In addition to text transcriptions of voicemail sent via SMS, Callwave also sends the transcribed message to an end-user's e-mail address, and posts it to the user's account on the company's Web site.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Aug 2007

SVOX Adds Languages to Its TTS Technology

SVOX yesterday enhanced its text-to-speech offerings to include Japanese, bringing to 18 the number of languages its speech technologies support.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Aug 2007

Meridian Licenses Fonix Technology for 511 Traffic Information Service

Meridian Environmental Technology, a provider of weather forecasting and road information services, has deployed a 511 traveler information service in Georgia that incorporates Fonix speech recognition technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Aug 2007

Vontoo Provides New Approach to Faith-Based Communications

Through a partnership with phone messaging company Vontoo, Broken Arrow Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma is leading a nationwide trend in turning the latest voice broadcasting technology to its advantage.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Aug 2007

Say Hello Selects Nuance for New Free DA Service

Nuance Communications has extended its reach into the free directory assistance (DA) market by providing speech solutions and services to Say Hello, an advertiser-supported voice portal network designed to connect local consumers with local merchants through enhanced directory information services.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Aug 2007

Wavelink Releases Terminal Emulation 7.0 For Retail Companies

SALT LAKE CITY - With a vast inventory and sometimes intricate array of orders, warehouses still face problems of accuracy, regardless of more advanced data collection methods. Companies like Vocollect and Voxware have attempted improving accuracy in warehouses by introducing voice-driven technologies in the use of packaging orders and distributing tasks among workers. Running on the success of speech technology in the retail space, mobile infrastructure management software company Wavelink introduced its Terminal Emulation 7.0 with Wavelink SpeakEasy software yesterday.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 28 Aug 2007

Speech Technology Magazine Announces 2007 Industry Awards

Speech Technology Magazine announced the recipients of the 2007 Speech Industry Awards for leadership and superior performance Aug. 22 at the 13th Annual SpeechTEK Conference and Exposition in New York.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Aug 2007

SpinVox Voicemail-to-Text Solution Spreads to Canada

Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications service provider, announced today that it will offer SpinVox's voicemail-to-text service to its estimated 7 million customers this fall.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Aug 2007

IBM Makes Major Moves on UC Front

IBM earlier this week acquired Web conferencing service provider WebDialogs in a flurry of activity surrounding its unified communications offerings.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Aug 2007

Cepstral Adds Open Source MRCP Library to Telephony Industry

Cepstral, a text-to-speech voice provider, is taking steps in propelling the developer community to produce more effective, meaningful speech technology applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Aug 2007

Speech Tech at the Tipping Point

The renowned author of The Tipping Point and Blink speaks about how speech technologies can break the barrier and make their way to success.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Aug 2007

AAA Joins the Mobile Search Spree

The Automobile Club of America is well-known for providing travel information, mapping expertise and road service. Now, AAA's southern California chapter is bringing those services to mobile phones, allowing members to gain information and turn-by-turn directions, spoken to them through their cell phone.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Aug 2007

Microsoft Includes VoIP in Office Communications Server

Microsoft revealed today that its upcoming Office Communications Server 2007 will house a IP telephony solution that it hopes will accelerate adoption and eliminate the expenses incurred through massive network overhauls that would ordinarily be necessary.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Aug 2007

Real-Time Radio Allows Real-Time Radio Search

Critical Mention announced today the addition of its Real-Time Radio offering that transcribes radio audio streams into text, thereby allowing for real-time search of radio broadcasts.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Aug 2007

Philips SpeechMagic Used in Largest Deployment of Speech Recognition in the UK

Using SpeechMagic, the 60 radiologists at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) are put in full control of the creation of medical reports.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Aug 2007