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SpeechTrans Moves Translation Services to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure brings automatic cloud storage for SpeechTrans dictations and translations.
Posted May 30, 2014
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SpeechTrans, a provider of advanced translation technology, has turned to Microsoft Azure to enable real-time translation services for SpeechTrans users around the globe. SpeechTrans Ultimate now offers cloud storage for dictations and translations, allowing users to access saved voice memos and conversations from any Web-enabled device.

As a Microsoft Managed Partner, SpeechTrans has also worked closely with Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism teams to optimize the functionality and design of SpeechTrans products on Windows devices.

With new updates to SpeechTrans Ultimate for Windows 8.1, users can now enjoy real-time text and voice translation over chat, speech-to-speech translation over video, dictation and instant messaging on Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo! and AIM.

"We are thrilled with our migration to Microsoft Azure, and we look forward to adding Azure Mobile Services in the near future. Microsoft's Azure architecture will allow us to deliver better service to end users at a better price point," said John Frei, CEO of SpeechTrans, in a statement. "The automatic cloud storage for dictations and translations is just the beginning of our effort to sync SpeechTrans across devices. In the near future, if someone uses a Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Blackberry or a Windows 8.1 device or a desktop operating systems, we want SpeechTrans to automatically sync on each device so users can see their results regardless of where they were created. Storing users' results in Microsoft Azure will allow us to do this."

"Using Microsoft Azure's open, flexible, and globally scalable platform, SpeechTrans is able to deliver advanced mobile capability to its worldwide customers," said Vibhor Kapoor, director of product marketing for Microsoft Azure, in a statement. "We are excited to see the innovation and benefits that SpeechTrans Ultimate's translation and dictation capabilities will bring to its customers."

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