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Elan Speech and Telisma Bet on Unifying ASR and TTS

PARIS, FRANCE - Elan Speech and Telisma have decided to associate their respective technologies in order to develop deployment of Voice services.
Posted Oct 1, 2002
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PARIS, FRANCE - Elan Speech, supplier of speech synthesis, and Telisma have decided to associate their respective technologies in order to develop deployment of Voice services. Designed specifically for Telco and large enterprises. This common step will allow the deployment of voice enabled services accessed by millions of users. The Elan-Telisma partnership answers the requirement expressed by carriers who demand both excellent product performance and optimal time to market. By linking both company's expertise, Carriers will be able to anticipate and better manage integration of speech technologies to their applications. At the heart of this agreement are Elan Sayso TTS and Philsoft (Telisma's ASR engine). Both products integrate into the real-time distributed architecture from Telisma; the Voice Distributed Framework. "The density of Telisma's ASR technologies and the scalability offered by the Philsoft DSR architecture blend extremely well with the flexibility and quality of the Elan Sayso technology to provide the best speech technologies for Telco deployments," says Antoine Kauffeisen, Elan Speech CEO. "Elan's new text to speech technology is ideal to complement Telisma's speech recognition technologies. Its high quality voice will help provide top of the range mass market services." Says Laurent Balaine ,Telisma CEO. Elan Speech and Telisma have put particular effort into answering issues such as the industrialisation of their client's products. The Telisma/Elan solution is therefore particularly seamless to integrate into any telephony platform. A lot of importance has been given to the services provided in terms of technical support, follow-up and customer satisfaction but also pre-sales services right from the conception of new services. With Elan Speech and Telisma's strong multilingual offering (15 languages in ASR and 12 in TTS) the companies intend to reinforce their leading position in the European market and to continue to validate together the performance of their technologies and services, already largely deployed worldwide, with emphasis given to carrier services.
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