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VoicePC Selects ScanSoft Dragon NaturallySpeaking to Enable Voice-Activated Computing

PEABODY, MA - ScanSoft Inc. announced that VoicePC has selected ScanSoft's recently launched Dragon NaturallySpeaking v6 to deliver a fully integrated voice-activated personal computer.
Posted May 1, 2002
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PEABODY, MA - ScanSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions, announced that VoicePC, a provider of integrated voice solutions for the personal computer, has selected ScanSoft's recently launched Dragon NaturallySpeaking v6 to deliver a fully integrated voice-activated personal computer. VoicePC delivers an integrated voice-enabled computer that combines voice dictation, voice command and TTS technologies in a bundled, comprehensive solution. With a VoicePC computer, users with a wide range of different needs are able to use their PC through voice command, instead of through a mouse or keyboard. Typing is no longer needed to send email, write documents or surf the Internet. Geared to consumers from the special-needs arena to executive markets, VoicePC provides the following solutions pre-loaded with Dragon NaturallySpeaking v6. -VoicePC E - This base model VoicePC provides a system that features full voice-command of the operating system and applications in a powerful hardware package.
-VoicePC SE - Designed for the executive market, VoicePC SE comes pre-loaded with ScanSoft's OmniPage® Pro 11 Suite, combining full voice-command with optical character recognition (OCR) software and resulting in text-to-speech capability and the ability to save scanned documents for editing.
-VoicePC LV - This solution is focused on the needs of low-vision users.
-VoicePC LD - This solution is designed as a learning aid for students with learning disabilities.
Future releases of VoicePC solutions will include versions designed for professionals in the legal and medical markets. "Our business is dependent on delivering a fully integrated system that enables the user to take advantage of the benefits of a fully voice-enabled PC with minimal training and difficulty," said Waleed Qirbi, president of VoicePC. "After evaluating a number of products, we found that ScanSoft provided the most effective speech solutions on the market. By bundling the company's Dragon NaturallySpeaking software with our hardware, we are able to provide an affordable solution for customers who are entering the voice-enabled market."
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