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Italian Hospitals Broadcast Over the Web Using Loquendo TTS

New service provides music and important announcements throughout hospitals in Italy's Tuscany region.
Posted May 17, 2010
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The Fondazione Sistema Toscana, a foundation focused on new media communications and created by the region of Tuscany and MPS Bank, has launched a Web Radio and messaging service integrating Loquendo text-to-speech technology for hospitals all over Tuscany, Italy.

The Web radio service, ‘Classica Dentro,’ plays classical music in hospitals throughout Tuscany. The radio offering will also feature key announcements, spoken by means of Loquendo’s synthetic speech, to provide vital information to patients, staff, and visitors.

"The Fondazione Sistema Toscana has created a highly worthwhile project which we are extremely pleased to be a part of," says Daniela Melfa, Loquendo's Italian sales manager. "They have made an innovative use of speech and Web technologies to provide comfort and assistance to those in recovery. "

"We selected Loquendo speech technology for the fluency and high quality of its speech, and for its ease of integration,” says Federico Picardi, innovation manager at the Fondazione Sistema Toscana. “We are very pleased with the final result, and soon hope to roll out a similar service in the museums of the region of Tuscany."

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