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General Magic's magicTalk Platform Delivered by VoiceGenie

SUNNYVALE, CA and TORONTO, ONTARIO - General Magic Inc. and VoiceGenie Technologies Inc. announced they have signed a value-added reseller partnership agreement.
Posted May 1, 2002
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SUNNYVALE, CA and TORONTO, ONTARIO - General Magic Inc. (Nasdaq: GMGC), a developer of enterprise voice infrastructure software, and VoiceGenie Technologies Inc., a provider of VoiceXML Gateway solutions, announced they have signed a value-added reseller partnership agreement. Under the agreement VoiceGenie will provide its carrier and enterprise customers with General Magic's magicTalk Enterprise Platform for rapid VoiceXML application development in J2EE environments. With the General Magic platform, companies using VoiceGenie solutions - including its Linux-based VoiceXML Gateway with multi-speech vendor support and carrier-grade OA&M (operations, administration and management) Suite - will have flexibility in how they deploy on-premise VoiceXML application solutions. Stuart Berkowitz, VoiceGenie President & CEO, said, "Our carrier and enterprise customers are enthusiastic about the ease and speed with which they can build and deploy J2EE-based voice applications using General Magic's magicTalk Enterprise Platform. In addition to an advanced J2EE voice infrastructure software platform, our customers will gain use of the General Magic patent for 'Voice User Interface with Personality' enabling the design of human-like voice user interfaces (VUIs). Our agreement with General Magic affirms our commitment to providing our customers with best-in-class products for voice-enabling the enterprise." "VoiceGenie is a highly respected and successful player in the industry and this agreement is evidence of the growing market traction that our magicTalk Enterprise Platform is gaining," said Kathie Layton, General Magic CEO. "We look forward to significantly expanding our customer base through our indirect channel strategy, with VoiceGenie as one of our charter reseller partners. The magicTalk Enterprise Platform is supportive of VoiceGenie's commitment to deliver to the demand for open, standards-based voice solutions," Layton added.
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