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Skype, Voxeo, and Language Line Services Partner

Language Line's Personal Interpreter Service uses Voxeo's Prophecy voice platform to automate the process of transferring the call from Skype to Language Line Services.
Posted May 16, 2006
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ORLANDO, Fla. and MONTEREY, Calif. - Skype™, a global Internet communications company, Language Line Services, a provider of language services, and Voxeo, a provider of standards-based Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) platforms, released a joint solution that uses a mix of Internet calling technology and personal interpreter services to give Skype users the ability to talk instantly in over 150 languages.

The Language Line® Personal Interpreter, pay-as-you-go service allows access to interpreters from English into over 150 languages. The most commonly requested languages include:

  •  Arabic
  •  Japanese
  •  Armenian
  •  Khmer
  •  Bengali
  •  Korean
  •  Bosnian
  •  Mandarin
  •  Cantonese
  •  Polish
  •  Farsi
  •  Portuguese
  •  French
  •  Punjabi
  •  German
  •  Russian
  •  Haitian Creole
  •  Somali
  •  Hindi
  •  Spanish
  •  Hmong
  •  Tagalog
  •  Italian
  •  Vietnamese


























 
The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.   Interpreter costs are automatically charged to the caller's SkypeOut™ balance.

To provide an interface to the Skype Network, Language Line Services has partnered with Voxeo Corporation. Language Line's Personal Interpreter Service uses Voxeo's Prophecy voice platform to automate the process of transferring the call from Skype to Language Line Services.

 

 

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