Speech Technology Magazine

Category: Embedded Solutions

Matrix Labs Releases Matrix Voice Developer Platform

Matrix Voice enables the development of voice-control apps for Google's Android Things IoT environment.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Feb 2017

Nuance Adds More Intelligence to Dragon Drive

Nuance extends Dragon Drive's capabilities to other passengers in the car and includes text messaging.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2017

Hyundai Adds Blue Link Skill For Amazon Alexa

Hyundai owners can use Amazon Echo voice commands to control their cars from home.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Nov 2016

Nuance Brings Embedded Dictation to the Car

Nuance's Dragon Drive car platform now includes embedded dictation capabilities without a cloud or data connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Oct 2016

Samsung SDS Chooses Sensory as Biometric Partner

Samsung's mobile banking and enterprise solutionswill use Sensory's TrulySecure for face and voice authentication
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Sep 2016

Sensory Increases Installs of Low-Power Sound Detector

Sensory's LPSD, the foundation for its TrulyHandsfree technology, is installed on chips from DSP Group, Knowles, and QuickLogic.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jul 2016

Vuzix Partners with Sensory to Bring Speech to Smart Glasses

Partnership improves voice recognition, navigation, and control of the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jul 2016

Nuance Extends Dragon TV with Nuance Mix

TV manufacturers and cable providers can now leverage Nuance's natural language developer platform to extend conversational experiences to other smart home systems and devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2016

Sensory Releases AppLock Fave/Voice Recognition

AppLock Face/Voice Recognition uses dual biometric modalities to provide security for Android phones and apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 May 2016

Conexant, Unisound Partner on Voice Control for Smart Devices

The first product to emerge from the partnership between Conexant and Unisound is a voice control chip for smart air conditioners.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 May 2016

IBM Brings Watson to South Korea

IBM will add Korean to Watson's conversational languages and develop programs for its introduction into South Korea.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 May 2016

SCA Expands Siri Eyes Free to More Cars

FCA offers Apple's Siri Eyes Free feature on nearly 2 million vehicles through a Uconnect software update.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Apr 2016

Sensory's TrulyHandsFree Is Embedded in Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung's latest smartphone models offer voice trigger and speech recognition technology from Sensory.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Apr 2016

VoiceBox Launches Embedded Automatic Speech Recognition for Automotive Applications

New technology uses natural language understanding to create in-car digital assistants and voice systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Mar 2016

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition Available on Intel SoC

TrulyHandsfree is now available on Intel low-power digital signal processors in Skylake, Anniedale, Broxton, Broadwell and Merrifield software-on-a-chip.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Mar 2016

SoundHound Partners with NVIDIA to Bring Natural Language Understanding to Cars

NVIDIA Drive and SoundHound's Houndify platform will enable large vocabulary speech recognition without a cloud connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

Nuance Provides Voice Interface for Samsung Refrigerators

Nuance's technology lets consumers speak to Samsung's Family Hub Refrigerator to access recipes, create shopping lists, and more
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2016

Ford Exploring SYNC Integration with Amazon Echo and Wink

Ford is developing ways to pair millions of SYNC-equipped vehicles globally with home automation devices or smart home products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2016

Sensory Lends Its Voice to the Samsung ARTIK Platform

The Samsung ARTIK developer community can now use Sensory's TrulyHandsfree technology to wake up and control IoT devices using voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2016

Sensory Partners with Philips

Sensory is collaborating with Philips to improve speech recognition with speech enhancement algorithms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2015

Sensory Releases TrulySecure 2.0

TrulySecure 2.0 features deep learning to improve the user experience and accuracy of the combined voice and facial recognition biometrics solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Nov 2015

2016 Fiat-Chrysler Models to Feature Uconnect with Voice Controls

Select 2016 models will offer Uconnect with Siri Eyes Free and Do Not Disturb technology,
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

Jumptuit Releases Smart TV Interface

The multiplatform solution allows users to connect and access files stored on devices, cloud services, and apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

Elektrobit Releases EB Guide 6, a Tool for Developing Automotive Interfaces

EB Guide 6 lets developers build automotive touch screens and voice- and gesture-based controls.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jun 2015

NNG and iNAGO Partner on In-Car Conversational Assistant

NNG Assistant is a voice-enabled assistant that accepts commands in natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2015

VoiceBox to Provide Subaru with Contextual Language Understanding Interface

Subaru partners with Fujitsu Ten to deliver embedded voice technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2015

Malaspina Labs Launches VoiceBoost Voice Activation and Biometric Speaker Verification Solutions

Malaspina's VoiceBoost solutions will power NXP's LPC54100 Series microcontrollers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 May 2015

Cadence Adds Waves MaxxVoice Technology to Its DSPs

The Cadence Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice processors now support Wave's MaxxVoice and MaxxAudio products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2015

Sensory Optimizes TrulyHandsfree Voice Control Software for Synopsys' DesignWare ARC EM5D Processor

Synopsys and Sensory deliver am ultra-low power voice control solution for mobile, automotive, and consumer applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2015

Sensory Continues Expansion, Rolls Out Voice Biometric Solution AppLock

Free Android app is the latest in a series of announcements from the company this month.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jan 2015

Sensory Expands Market for TrulyHandsfree Speech

Intel is just one of the firms to implement the voice trigger and speaker verification technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jan 2015

Comcast Taps Texas Instruments for Voice Controlled-TV Remotes

Voice over-RF4CE technology includes natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2015

New Agnitio KIVOX Mobile 5.0 Offers Natural Speech Authentication

Natural language adds context awareness to Internet of Things and devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2015

Conexant Extends AudioSmart Technology to Linux

New Linux-based far-field voice processing software enables clear voice communications and control of a wide variety of household devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2015

VoiceBox Extends Partnership with Elektrobit

The partnership adds natural language to provide a multimodal human-machine interface development platform for the auto industry.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2015

Lattice Semiconductor Releases Voice Detection and Command Solution

Lattice Semiconductor announces low-power, always-listening voice detection and recognition solutions for mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Dec 2014

Fortemedia Releases Low-Power, Keyword Spotting Voice Trigger and Control IC

iM401D is a mini digital signal processor for voice trigger and command processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Dec 2014

Comcast Unveils Voice-Guided TV Interface for Visually Impaired Customers

Future versions will include personalization features such as rate of speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Nov 2014

ConvenienceWare Rolls Out GhostReader 2.0 TTS Solution for Mac

GhostReader 2.0 updatestext-to-speech authoring solution by adding speech tags and automatic language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2014

Audience Launches First Generation of Its Advanced Voice Software

Audience S1.0 delivers improved ASR, VoIP capability, and voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2014

LG Uplus First to Adopt Conexant’s Voice Control Capabilities on Set Top Boxes

Enables intuitive searching and navigation from across the room with voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Nov 2014

Sensory Brings Moto Voice to Motorola

TrulyHandsfree solution is integrated in Moto phones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Sep 2014

Sensory Updates TrulyHandsfree Voice Control for NLP-5x Chip

Improvements include 50 percent gain in accuracy and a 65 percent reduction in power consumption.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Aug 2014

AccuSpeech Mobile Releases Android Version

AccuSpeech now spans multiple mobile operating systems for smartphone, tablets, and ruggedized devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jun 2014

NXP Adds LifeVibes VoiceExperience to Samsung Galaxy S5

NXP's LifeVibes facilitates voice conferencing and chat applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Apr 2014

Yamaha Selects CEVA-TeakLite-4 Audio/Voice Processors

CEVA's digital signal processors now power audio/voice pre- and post-processing in Yamaha chips for mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Feb 2014

Rubidium Integrates Its Voice Trigger and Speech Recognition into NXP’s CoolFlux DSP Core

Rubidium's ultra-low-power voice user interface has been optimized for mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Feb 2014

Cadence Adds Rubidium Voice Solutions to Its HiFi Audio/Voice Processing Suite

Rubidium extends its voice trigger, text-to-speech, speech recognition, and biometric speaker verification software to Cadence's DSP products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Feb 2014

Sensory Adds TrulyHandsFree Technology to Cadence Voice Processors

The addition of Sensory's TrulyHandsFree means that Cadence's DSP voice processors consume less power.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Feb 2014

Cirrus Logic Releases New Voice Processors for Mobile Apps

CS48LV12/13 voice processor ICs with SoundClear embedded software deliver high performance for improved voice quality and voice recognition accuracy.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Feb 2014

Synopsys and Alango Deliver Voice Communication Package for DesignWare ARC Audio Processors

Integrated audio processing solution includes voice enhancement technologies that speed time to market for developers of mobile and stationary communication switches on a chip.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Feb 2014

3iLogic Introduces the SimSim Embedded Speech Recognition IP Core

With 3iLogic's SimSim, semiconductor manufacturers can now offer turnkey, full featured, embedded speech recognition solutions to consumer device manufacturers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Feb 2014

Intel Is Working on a Smart, Voice-Enabled Headset

Intel's "Jarvis" is a smart, wearable personal assistant that doesn't need an Internet connection.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Feb 2014

Ivona Enters Wearables Market with OrCam Partnership

The wearable computer connects to a user's glasses and can read aloud anything the user specifies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jan 2014

Harman Intros VoiceLogic Technology to Improve Speech Accuracy

Components include technologies like beamforming, echo cancellation, and noise suppression.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jan 2014

Conexant Intros New Voice Input Processor for Smart TVs

LG is the first TV manufacturer to adopt Conexant's new Voice Input Processor with embedded speech recognition engine.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2014

Gracenote Enters Its 50 Millionth Car This Month

The provider of in-car entertainment technology is set to hit the significant milestone this month.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2013

Wearable Voice: The Next Big Thing

Wearable technology brings voice apps with me wherever I go with little effort on my part.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 09 Sep 2013

Nuance Adds Voice to New Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3

Nuance's voice and language technologies debut on Samsung's new smartwatch device.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Sep 2013

Sensory Announces a TrulyHandsfree User Experience between Bluetooth Accessories and Connected Devices

No touch experience connects to mobile phones, PC's, and tablets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Sep 2013

How Much Protection Does Software Really Need?

The unique nature of software patents makes the question a complicated one.
Voice Value, Posted 12 Aug 2013

Nuance and TCL Expand Partnership Agreement for Swype Keyboards

Swype will be the default keyboard on TCL's touchscreen Android devices in the U.S.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2013

Wavelink SpeakEasy Passes Motorola's Test

The voice-based warehouse app is certified for compatibility with select Motorola handheld devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2013

Nuance’s NDEV Program Gives Voice to TV Apps

The mobile app developer program expands with beta access to speech for TV apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jun 2013

AAA Urges Drivers to Stop Using Speech

New research finds hands-free does not mean distraction-free.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Jun 2013

Space Flights Bring Speech Technology Home

IEEE experts explore space technology advancements' impact on consumer electronics.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jun 2013

Nuance Acquires Tweddle

The deal adds to Nuance's automotive business.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 May 2013

Rubidium Releases Mandarin Chinese ASR and TTS

The technology allows for hands-free phone use in China.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 May 2013

Nuance Expands Dragon Mobile Features

It now provides location-aware, proactive assistant, and text messaging features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Mar 2013

Jabra Headsets Feature Embedded Rubidium Speech Technology

Rubidium adds voice control to Jabra's latest Microsoft- and Skype-compatible unified communications headsets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2013

Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0

TrulyHandsfree is enhanced with user-defined triggers and passphrases.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Feb 2013

EB Brings Advanced Navigation And Speech Features To VW Golf VII

Elektrobit (EB) helped develop Volkswagen's new Golf VII infotainment system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Dec 2012

BBK Partners With Audience for Improved Speech Pocessing on Mobile Phones

BBK embeds Audience Automatic Speech Recognition Assist in its newest smartphone model.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Dec 2012

Conexant Partners with DIOTEK for Speech Recognition in Embedded Applications

The turnkey digital audio processor solution with far-field voice processing algorithms and speech recognition for consumer electronics devices, smart home appliances, and toys.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2012

New Ford SYNC App Offers Allergy Data

Users can check the current allergy forecasts using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Aug 2012

Siri Expected to Arrive on the iPad 3 Later This Year

iPad3-release.com reports the iPhone's voice-activated personal assistant is set to debut on the new iPad 3 following the launch of Apple's new operating system, iOS 6.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jun 2012

Sensory Introduces Speaker Verification for Mobile Devices and Consumer Electronics

Speaker verification is designed with a small footprint and low power consumption for integration into all types of devices
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 May 2012

Nuance's Dragon TV to Voice Enable Panasonic Digital TVs

VIERA digital TVs have already started shipping in Europe.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2012

Kia Motors Debuts Voice-Enabled UVO

Second-generation infotainment system adds new smartphone-based connectivity.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

Ford Enables Voice Control of NPR

New application gives users access to National Public Radio stations in the car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

VoiceBox and Toyota Partner on In-Car Voice Technology

Partnership seeks to bring personal assistant voice-enabled applications to Toyota and Lexus car brands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

Apple’s New Patent Points To 3D Display, Voice Tech Systems

A new patent application covers the use of speech for providing user feedback.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Dec 2011

Verbble Integrates with Salesforce.com, Extending Speech Rec to the Cloud

The integration voice-enables any Salesforce.com form.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Aug 2011

Mobile Speech Promises Glittering Prizes But Also Serious Challenges

Keynote panel at SpeechTEK 2011 explores smartphone frontier.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Aug 2011

Sensory Releases TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 2.0

The latest version is enhanced with greater accuracy and more voice command and control capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Aug 2011

Ford Trials Complimentary Live Operator Assistance for SYNC Services

Ford is beta testing an Operator Assist feature for the cloud-based network of SYNC Services, giving registered users complimentary access to a live operator for help with business searches and address entry for turn-by-turn directions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2011

The 2011 Market Leaders

Cover Story, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Speech of the Future: Mobile, Multimodal, and Multilingual

Future trends identified at SpeechTEK Europe conference in London
FYI, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Nuance Acquires SVOX

Combined technology portfolios to drive more natural interactions with cars, mobile phones, and consumer electronics.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Jun 2011

Audience Unveils New Voice Processor for Tablets

EarSmart eS305 chip brings high-definition voice quality and noise cancellation to tablets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jun 2011

Making Modalities Play Nicely Together

The Multimodal Architecture and Interfaces specification opens door to collaborative multimodal apps
Standards, Posted 01 May 2011

VoiceBox to Power Latest TomTom Products

The partnership will bring voice recognition to in-car navigation systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Apr 2011

At A Crossroads

Why today's market share dominance doesn't portend tomorrow's environment
Feature, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Making Mobile Business-Appropriate

How speech is finding its way onto smartphones and saving you big bucks
Feature, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Ford Adds Languages to Its Sync System

The company works with Nuance to expand the system's vocabulary to 19 languages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 28 Feb 2011

Altitude Software Offers Advanced Natural Language Self-Service for Contact Centers

Altitude Software, Loquendo, and SpeechVillage have partnered to expand advanced speech self-service offering.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Feb 2011

Nuance Brings Voice to New Jawbone ERA Headsets

Jawbone's new caller ID features Nuance's Vocalizer Connected TTS, developed and integrated via the Nuance Mobile Developer Program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Feb 2011

Convenience Drives the Speech Technology Market

New SVOX research in the United Kingdom finds that text-to-speech and speech recognition offer convenience and safety benefits.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Feb 2011

PhoneTag Now Available in More Languages

Ditech Networks' voice-to-text products are now available in English, German, Spanish, and French.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Feb 2011

Philips Upgrades SpeechExec Pro Software

Web-based licensing and a new user interface are among the software's enhancements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Feb 2011

Loquendo Releases ASR 7.9

New product offers improved performance and new features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Feb 2011

Windows Automotive 7 Integrates Loquendo ASR and TTS

Loquendo ASR and TTS is now available on the latest Microsoft automotive operating system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Feb 2011

Nuance Unveils VoCon Navigation for Personal Navigation Devices and Mobile Navigation Apps

New pre-packaged application module enables quick and easy integration of Nuance's embedded one-shot voice capabilities and text-to-speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Feb 2011

Loquendo TTS Powers PredictAble, a Communication Aid for the iPad

Tbox creates an assistive solution for anyone with speech difficulties.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2011

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available in Canadian French

The new offering is expected to drive additional adoption in Canada, is the 10th language added in six months.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2011

Industry Report Paints a Rosy Picture for Speech

Global Industry Analysts projects that the speech technology industry will grow to $20.9 billion by 2015.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Jan 2011

VoiceDJ Allows Users to Control their Music Libraries Entirely by Voice

Speak With Me introduces the first app built on its advanced natural language speech platform powered by Loquendo ASR.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jan 2011

Digium Closes Year with More Than 2 Million Asterisk Downloads

Over the past 12 months, the company expanded use of open-source telephony software to 170 countries, released a major upgrade, and launched a new community project.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2011

HARMAN and Nuance Collaborate to Develop Voice Solutions for Connected In-Car Infotainment

The two companies are increasing speech-activated command and control functions for in-car navigation, music, and information systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2011

Want to Listen to the Beatles? Just Ask for the “Fab Four”

Gracenote provides a solution for music search in the MyFord Touch.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Jan 2011

Nuance Voice-Enables Ford SYNC AppLink Apps

Nuance and Ford extend SYNC and Voice Services Platform to the global application developer ecosystem.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2011

Nuance FlexT9 Revolutionizes Universal Input

App for Android combines Dragon Dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9 to deliver a complete multimodal input experience.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2011

Nuance Dragon Dictation at the Heart of LG Voice-to-Text App for Windows Phone 7

Nuance's voice dictation technology enables users to speak text for email, SMS text messages, status updates, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Speech Synthesis With Emotion

Speech Solutions, Posted 05 Jan 2011

The Global Transition

Many problems can be solved with a little precoding analysis.
In Other Words, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Loquendo TTS Integrated into Gogo Navigator for North America

TTS provides spoken turn-by-turn directions in U.S. English, Latin American Spanish, and Canadian French.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2010

Demystifying Natural Language

Natural language clears up the out-of-grammar challenges faced by speech recognition systems.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 14 Dec 2010

Dragon Becomes More MultilingualListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance releases Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search in Spanish.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Dec 2010

Philips Speech Processing’s SpeechExec Enterprise 3.1 Certified as Citrix Ready

Provider of dictation solutions joins Citrix Ready Partner Program and earns certification for digital dictation management software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Nov 2010

Vivox Voice Infiltrates the Battlefield in World of Tanks MMO

Hash out combat strategy and bark orders at your troops in the first vehicle-driven massively multiplayer online game.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Nov 2010

Loquendo Powers New Speech Enabled Translation App

GanganJH creates innovative language learning tool for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Nov 2010

A Touch of GeniusListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance will power the Genius button's Hands-Free Messaging on T-Mobile MyTouch 4G.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Nov 2010

Loquendo Talks to Commuters

Following a deal with Mentor Engineering, TTS announces bus and train stops and route information.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Nov 2010

Speech in My Pocket

With the smartphone's growing popularity comes a slew of new speech apps.
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Nov 2010

Volkswagen and SVOX Develop In-Car Voice System with NLU

Voice Control research project prepares for car of the future with innovative voice control system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Oct 2010

Sensory Releases Truly Handsfree Trigger SDK for iPhone and Android OS

Total hands-free control is now possible for new, popular voice search applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Oct 2010

Nuance and IBM Collaborate on Clinical Language Understanding Capabilities for HealthcareListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Agreement focused on advancing natural language processing technologies to drive evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Oct 2010

OAISYS Enhances Talkument and Tracer Solutions

Call recording software delivers public safety, SIP recording enhancements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Oct 2010

Iperia Releases Visual Messaging 2.0

Visual Messaging is available with voicemail transcription and new ways to manage messages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Oct 2010

Yap Converts Voicemails to Text for iPhone

Free, automated voice messaging service is now available to iPhone users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Oct 2010

Looney Tunes Characters Lend Their Voices to TomTom!

The classic voices of Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Pepé Le Pew star on TomTom devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Sep 2010

Strategy Analytics: MyFord Touch Has Impressive Voice Interface

Analyst firm predicts the SYNC system will boost consumer acceptance of voice interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Sep 2010

Nuance Releases Dragon Naturally Speaking for MacListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The speech application for Mac OS X uses Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 engine.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Sep 2010

Next-Gen OnStar System Contains SpeechListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The system will come with improved voice commands which will improve safety, says OnStar.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Sep 2010

PocketBook Showcases Five New Devices with SVOX TTS Technology

New e-Readers' speech technology brings increased productivity, convenience and accessibility to e-books
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Sep 2010

New Orleans Law Firm Switches to Verdatum Dictation System

The system also contains a workflow solution, digital voice recorders, and a Web portal.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Aug 2010

Philips Announces Release of SpeechExec Enterprise 3.1

Latest version of dictation management software improves productivity by integrating with Windows 7 and speech recording devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Aug 2010

Alelo Has a Busy SummerListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The interactive language-learning programs manufacturer wins some prime contracts and launches new programs.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Aug 2010

PlantCML Integrates Loquendo TTS into The Communicator! NXT and GeoCast Web Notification Solutions

System combines TTS with mapping technologies to hit precisely targeted locations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Aug 2010

BigHand Releases BigHand for Healthcare Digital Dictation and Speech Recognition Solution

BigHand for Healthcare is a customized voice productivity solution that replaces analogue or tape-based systems used in medical dictation and transcription.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Aug 2010

Wireless Bluetooth Headset Comes with New Speech TechnologiesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Voice control and text-to-speech will be among the capabilities on BlueAnt's new Q2 headset.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 28 Jul 2010

Nuance Dragon Dictation 2.0 Now Live in iTunes App Store

Multilingual capabilities and new pop-up toolbar make speaking texts, email, and status updates easier than ever; Dragon Search now iOS4-compatible.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jul 2010

Loquendo Releases TTS in Portuguese

Loquendo TTS now supports Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jul 2010

The Importance of Adaptation in Automatic Speech Recognition

Many factors play into how well a speech recognition engine adapts to the characteristics of each speaker.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 16 Jul 2010

Don Johnston Releases Read:OutLoud University EditionListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Post-secondary students and veterans with disabilities can read the latest e-books and textbooks, access the Internet, and use helpful study tools.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Jul 2010

Ford Adds Features to SYNC in Hopes of Improving Driver Safety

Nuance speech technologies allow users to use voice commands, hear email and text messages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jul 2010

Loquendo TTS and ASR Integrated into Skysam’s Language-Learning App

Loquendo speech technologies power LoL, a new language-learning application in seven languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jul 2010

Adobe Captivate 5 Goes Multilingual with Loquendo Text-to-Speech

Loquendo TTS in English, French, and German is now available with Adobe eLearning authoring tool.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2010

Philips Signs Partnership with Voice Systems Inc.

New partnership brings workflow management to dictation systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2010

BigHand Releases Analytics Tool to Track Dictations

Analytics tool offers audit trail, historical analysis, drill down, and custom report design.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2010

New Firmware Available for Plextalk Devices

Shinano Kenshi releases new Pocket firmware upgrade, version 4.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jun 2010

Tom Tom Adds Dora the Explorer and Sponge Bob Voices to Its GPS

Newest additions to TomTom's voice library from Nickelodeon make family adventures more enjoyable.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jun 2010

Nuance Joins Global ng Connect ProgramListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The organization hopes to collaborate, improving connected car voice technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jun 2010

SVOX and Cyberon Form Partnership for Taiwan and Greater China

Partnership is expected to expand embedded speech capabilities in the mobile device market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2010

Ford Adds Services to SYNC SystemListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Stock quotes, horoscopes and more added to Ford SYNC cloud-based services at no extra cost.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 May 2010

Want to Be Multilingual? There's an App for ThatListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Cellictica releases a speech-to-speech translation application for the iPhone.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 May 2010

The BlueAnt S4 Listens and RespondsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The first truly hands-free speakerphone allows users to communicate completely through voice commands.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 May 2010

Nuance Advanced Speech Capabilities Debut on New T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

New Genius Button enables one-touch voice control of favorite apps, Dragon Dictation for messaging, and text-to-speech for hands-free message readback.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 May 2010

Shame On You, Authors Guild

The facts don't match the claims in the Kindle TTS debate.
Voice Value, Posted 03 May 2010

SVOX Releases New Russian Voice

The addition of this voice brings the total in the SVOX TTS portfolio to 37.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Apr 2010

Loquendo TTS Powers iPhone Translating App in 16 Languages

Loquendo offers the voices for Sonico Mobile's iTtranslate application.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Apr 2010

IQ Technology Becomes Loquendo's Exclusive Taiwan Reseller

TTS and ASR technologies will be available for burgeoning mobile device and e-book reader market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Apr 2010

One Call Now Is First Message Notification Service To Release iPhone App

New mobile application allows users to send and manage group notification on the go.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Mar 2010

Nuance Brings Natural Language Speech Recognition to Audi A8

2010 Audi A8 now features one-shot destination entry, music search, and more powered by Nuance's speech engine
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Mar 2010

Caja Madrid Deploys Loquendo TTS in Its ATMs

Loquendo technologies power Caja Madrid ATMs in eight languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Mar 2010

Runes of Magic Advances Game Play with Voice Chat from Vivox

Vivox adds another free-to-play title to its arsenal of HD voice-enabled games.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Mar 2010

Nuance's Acquisitions Cement Its Position in Voicemail to Text, Dictation

The company brings its speech technologies to new audiences and devices.
FYI, Posted 08 Mar 2010

The Driving Need for More Speech

Two initiatives expand Nuance Communications' reach in the automotive sector.
FYI, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Is Google's New Phone Sparking a Mobile War?

With its Nexus One 'superphone,' Google looks to take on Apple.
FYI, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Competition Heats Up

But delivering functional voice search services will take time and effort.
Feature, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Mobility Ubiquity

Can speech make it on mobile devices?
Voice Value, Posted 08 Mar 2010

IPhone Translation App Features Loquendo TTS

With new app, users can brush up on their language skills.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2010

Loquendo Embedded TTS and ASR Now Available for Android, Maemo and Moblin Mobile Platforms

Speech technology vendor makes its applications available to open-source developers in all languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Feb 2010

Shinano Kenshi Releases Plextalk Firware Upgrade

Version 3.0 features new e-book navigation options for the visually impaired.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Feb 2010

Umanify Takes Loquendo Speech to the iPhone

Interactive digital assistant features Loquendo's Embedded TTS.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Feb 2010

Nuance Acquires MacSpeechListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The deal extends the Dragon NaturallySpeaking family to the Mac.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Feb 2010

Consumer Electronics to Get a Natural Language InterfaceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

A new chip from Sensory provides a truly hands-free voice interface for many typical household products.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Feb 2010

Nuance Voice Control Automotive Brings the Power of Dragon to the Car

Auto industry's first integrated speech interface for on- and off-board services powers the connected car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Feb 2010

Loquendo Brings Speech to TI’s eBook Development Platform

Texas Instruments leverages Loquendo's text-to-speech and automatic speech recognition technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jan 2010

Aldata Teams with IBM and Motorola for Next-Generation Voice-Directed Warehousing Technology

Multimodal devices can achieve 80 percent reduction in error rates and 30 percent productivity improvement and provide a single solution from warehouse to shelf.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2010

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available for iPod Touch

iPod Touch users can now take advantage of Nuance's Dragon Mobile Apps; Dragon Dictation now features automatic end-of-speech detection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2010

Speech-Enabled GPS Navigation Devices

Speech Solutions, Posted 10 Jan 2010

Shame on You, Amazon

The Kindle maker should never have backed down on TTS.
Voice Value, Posted 10 Jan 2010

Sakhr's Arabic Language Buddy

This is an iPhone application that gets it right.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Jan 2010

Nuance and Ford Reveal Natural Language Capabilites for Next-Generation of SYNCListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance and Ford make it even easier to talk to your car with advancements in speech found in MyFord Touch SYNC.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jan 2010

Fully Speech-Powered TXT and Email Messaging Offered in iSpeech’s DriveSafe.ly 2.0

iSpeech announces two-way texting and emailing via voice on next-generation DriveSafe.ly 2.0 mobile app for smartphones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2010

Dial2Do Integrates Voice Activated Messaging with Drive’N’Talk

The solution offers drivers an easy way to send and listen to email and text messages using only their voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2010

Alpine Electronics Integrates Loquendo TTS

The INA-W900 all-in-one audio/video/navigation unit puts digital source controls at drivers' fingertips.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2010

Find Your Voice, Find Your Destination with Garmin Voice Studio

New application lets users record their own voices for use on their GPS navigation units.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2010

SVOX Adds Arabic to Its TTS Line

The company continues to expand its portfolio with new voices and languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Dec 2009

Loquendo TTS Featured on New Xpress Speech Communication Solution

Deal with DynaVox Mayer-Johnson places TTS on a new communications device for the disabled.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Dec 2009

Alpine Chooses Loquendo for Navigation Products

Loquendo becomes the automotive electronics company's preferred speech partner.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2009

Nuance Renews Vocalizer Deal with Mio

Mio Technology to further integrate Nuance's text-to-speech as part of its global personal navigation device portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Nov 2009

BigHand Launches Server-Based Speech Recognition Module

Back-end voice-to-text capability, supported on BlackBerry Smartphones and Windows Mobile, offers business and healthcare significant administrative time & cost savings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Nov 2009

SVOX Releases New Version of Its Speech Recognition Solution

New version promises higher recognition rates in noisy environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2009

Fonix Launches VoiceSync 1.0

New speech recognition technology for animation developers generates phonetic data and timing to create human-like lip and facial movements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Oct 2009

Arabic Voice Translator Debuts for iPhoneListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

A new English-to-Arabic speech translator for iPhone is available at Apple's App Store.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Sep 2009

SpeechTEK Europe Conference and Exhibition will be April 28-29, 2010 in London

SpeechTEK's first ever European event
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Aug 2009

Fonix iSpeak 1.4 Now Available for iPhone 3.0

Voice recognition application supports iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Jul 2009

Loquendo Releases New Danish Voice

Magnus joins a huge family of languages and voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jun 2009

One Multimodal Headset to Rule Them AllListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Kopin's new speech-enabled headset promises to remotely control any Bluetooth device with speech recognition from Nuance.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 May 2009

SVOX Adds New Languages to TTS

Finnish and Greek are the latest as SVOX expands its European presence.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Apr 2009

ATX Introduces In-Vehicle Audio MessagingListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New voice channel enables automakers and dealerships to reach out to customers with important information about their cars.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Mar 2009

Vivox Joins Epic Games’ Integrated Partners Program

As part of the agreement, Vivox's voice technology will be integrated with Epic's Unreal Engine 3
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Feb 2009

Nuance Unveils Voice Control 2.0Listen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance Promises Bigger, Faster, Better, More with the Release of NCV2
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Feb 2009

Shop Smart with Voice-Powered Grocery Lists

SmartShopper introduces a sleek, new, and improved SmartShopper Deluxe grocery list assistant
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Feb 2009

Vivox Embeds Real-Time Voice Communications in Virtual Worlds and Online Games

Managed service adds voice, instant messaging, and presence to online games and virtual communities leveraging Internap's Performance IP networking and data center colocation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Feb 2009

SVOX Acquires Siemens' Speech UnitListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The deal allows the company to expand into speech recognition and speech dialogue solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Jan 2009

Ford Adds SYNC Features

SYNC with Traffic, Directions, and Information provides access to personalized traffic reports, precise turn-by-turn driving directions, and up-to-date information such as business listings, news, sports, and weather.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jan 2009

ATX Brings Telematics to Toyota

New luxury car offering for Lexus features a voice interface.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Jan 2009

Sensory Finds a Home at CES

Spate of new products embedded with its speech recognition solutions shows interest in a voice interface for consumer electronics is at an all-time high, company officials say.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2009

Fonix Expands Speech to More Game PlatformsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Playing off the success of its voice controls for Tom Clancy's End War, Fonix expands on and improves its VoiceIn SDK.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Dec 2008

SVOX Powers Clarion Mobile Device

ClarionMIND features SVOX TTS to power Internet-based navigation and entertainment.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Dec 2008

With TTS, Tim Speaks to the BlindListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Telecom Italia provides TIM Mobile Speak and TIM Mobile Magnifier, accessible solutions based on Code Factory and Loquendo technologies, free to all its clients.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Dec 2008

deCarta Takes Loquendo TTS On Board

Leading supplier of software and services for the location-based services industry enhances its real time, two-way connected navigation service with Loquendo's Text-to-Speech voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Dec 2008

Vlingo Voice-Enables the iPhone

Vlingo for iPhone allows users to search the Web, use Google Maps, dial phone numbers and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2008

Flash Games Get New Voice CapabilitiesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Green-Ear adds color to gaming arena by designing voice applications for multiplayer games on the Flash platform.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Dec 2008

With iLane I Hear My Email in My CarListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

IMS chooses Loquendo ASR and TTS to power its iLane in-vehicle email- and text-reading solution.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Dec 2008

Google Brings Voice Search To iPhone

An update for the Google Mobile App for iPhone allows users to perform speech-enabled searches.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Nov 2008

Voice Enables Web Search Behind the WheelListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

A new multimodal application from ATX lets users search the Web from inside their cars.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Nov 2008

Avaya Enhances UC with Voicemail-to-TextListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Avaya, Mutare, and SpinVox team to deliver the first-of-its-kind solution for corporate environments.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Nov 2008

Moshi Introduces IVR ClockListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The new touch-free alarm clock features TimeSet technology that allows users to set the time and alarm by voice.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Nov 2008

SVOX Releases Pico, a Small Footprint TTS

Company touts its newest engine as the highest-quality sub-1 MB Text-to-Speech system available.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2008

SVOX Introduces Polyglot TTSListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

With new text-to-speech system, foreign words or phrases can be spoken like a native.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Nov 2008

Nuance Recognizes Healthcare Leaders

Healthcare provider organizations achieve innovation, productivity, and cost savings through their use of Nuance's healthcare solutions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Nov 2008

Expressivo Lends its Voice to Microsoft Word

Latest version of IVO's text-to-speech software integrates with word processing and other applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Oct 2008

Voice-Based Text Messaging Rides the WaveListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

TravellingWave integrates its VoicePredict speech recognition products with Zi's text-prediction products to speed the typing of text messages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Oct 2008

Vangard Voice Systems Introduces Mobile Voice PlatformListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Mobile Voice Platform, powered by Vangard's Rapid Development Environment, extends to mobile applications anywhere across the enterprise.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Oct 2008

Mock Election Showcases Voice-Enabled Voting Machine

A revolutionary multimodal speech and touch-screen voting system is used to hold a mock presidential election at Auburn University.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Oct 2008

Speech-To-Text Service Comes To Latin AmericaListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Movistar Chile and SpinVox team up to offer voice-to-text service in Chile.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Oct 2008

Nuance Acquires Philips Speech Recognition SystemsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance Communications acquired Philips Speech Recognition Systems for $96.1 million to expand its healthcare-related business in Europe.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Oct 2008

University Project Could Yield a New Kind of Mobile Speech AppListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

MIT researchers are working to develop a wheelchair that responds to voice commands to automatically steer riders where they want to go.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Sep 2008

Adobe and Autonomy Launch Creative Use of Speech

Autonomy's speech analytics solutions will be incorporated into Adobe Create Suite 4 to make searching and indexing audio clips faster and easier.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Sep 2008

Industry Dashboard: Datamonitor

FYI, Posted 01 May 2007

Positive Marks for UC Offerings

With Microsoft expected to release its unified communications offerings this summer, an independent solutions evaluator reviewed an early beta version of the software solution and gave it a glowing endorsement.
FYI, Posted 01 May 2007

Improving Workflow and Patient Care with Voice

A Pennsylvania nursing home saves more than $150,000 in staff overtime with Vocollect’s AccuNurse system
Deployments, Posted 01 May 2007

Doctors On Call

Altura designs and implements a VoIP network for Michigan health system.
Deployments, Posted 30 Jan 2007

Continental Airlines Takes Off with Speech

While many of its competitors are still floundering in the wake of 9/11 and rising fuel prices, Continental Airlines' stock price has nearly tripled since October 2005. Clearly, Continental is doing a few things right and one of them is its speech technology.
Cover Story, Posted 09 Nov 2006

Laurent Philonenko, Vice President and General Manager, Cisco System's customer contact business unit.

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Laurent Philonenko, vice president and general manager of Cisco's customer contact business unit, to discuss the company's acquisition of Audium and its newly combined offerings.
Q & A, Posted 08 Aug 2006

Beatriz Infante, CEO, VoiceObjects

VoiceObjects recently appointed a new CEO.  Speech Technology Magazine sat down with CEO Beatriz Infante to discuss her new role and new initiatives for the company.
Q & A, Posted 01 Aug 2006

Michael Kuperstein, CEO, Metaphor Solutions

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Michael Kuperstein, CEO of Metaphor Solutions, to discuss the company's latest release.
Q & A, Posted 02 May 2006

Wes Hayden, CEO of Genesys (on the Acquisition of VoiceGenie)

Following up on the acquisition of VoiceGenie by Genesys, Judith Markowitz interviewed Wes Hayden, CEO of Genesys Telecommunications Labs (an Alcatel Company).
Q & A, Posted 17 Apr 2006

Richard Bray, General Manager, Microsoft Speech Server

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Rich Bray to discuss the latest Microsoft Speech Server news and the formation of the Unified Communications Group
Q & A, Posted 10 Apr 2006

Industry Dashboard: Datamonitor

The first two months in 2006 certainly started off on a strong note for speech recognition. There were 15 publicly announced customer wins across the globe, uptake in the entertainment, media and leisure vertical and some interesting, non-traditional deployments. Not surprisingly, the majority of the wins were network-based speech deals. PC and embedded speech, together, accounted for 20 percent of deals as seen in the technology quadrant in the Industry Dashboard. …
FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2006

Blurring the Lines: Merging Speech and VoIP

Late-at-night homeseekers in the Fredricksburg area of Virginia pass a home with a Coldwell Banker Elite "for sale" sign. They don't have to wait until the next day to get more details. If they call the real estate agency's phone number and enter the code listed on the sign, they will hear information about the particular listing spoken using text-to-speech synthesis. …
Deployments, Posted 01 Jan 2006

Speech Lends Its Voice to Help Hurricane Victims

Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29 with 140 mph winds, followed shortly thereafter by Hurricane Rita's 120 mph winds on September 24. With flood waters seeping over levees and homes in shambles, victims of the first hurricane scrambled to prepare for Rita's insurgence. Having realized the devastation of Katrina, Texas evacuated over 2.5 million people from multiple coastal cities - preparing for the worst1. Miles of traffic with delays of 15 to 20 hours…
Cover Story, Posted 07 Nov 2005

Tim Miller, Director of Product Planning, Siemens

Tim Miller, director of product planning at Siemens, explains, "The shift of focus from browser, ASR/TTS elements and fixed applications to a more innovation-centric market means that the industry will now rapidly move from being a niche segment to a mainstream segment."
Q & A, Posted 01 Jul 2005

Bruce Morse, Vice President of Contact Center Solutions, IBM

According to Bruce Morse, vice president of contact center solutions at IBM, "Delivering a speech server that exploits the Web application server and tooling environment is a logical extension of the IT organization, and enables clients to take advantage of the integration work that's already going on there."
Q & A, Posted 01 Jul 2005

Peter Gavalakis, Chair of the VoiceXML Forum's Marketing Committee

According to Peter Gavalakis, chair of the VoiceXML Forum's marketing committee, "Customers that specify only certified VoiceXML platforms in their RFPs know that the systems they will be purchasing will be fully standards-compliant. This assurance is important for companies seeking to avoid the risks associated with vendor lock-in and with obsolescence by adopting a standards-based technology approach."
Q & A, Posted 01 Jul 2005

Building Speech-Enabled Self-Service Automation for Seasonal Retail Contact Centers

The benefits of telephone-based, speech-enabled automation are being increasingly recognized by contact centers and other companies, and there are many companies that have taken advantage of this technology. Speech-enabled telephone automation is known to reduce the cost of calls by as much as 90 percent compared with agent-assisted calls; speech also reduces the length of calls compared to touchtone applications by as much as 35 percent; and speech is preferred over touchtone systems by consumers
Deployments, Posted 20 Jun 2005

History Calls: Delivering Automated Audio Tours to Mobile Phones

Automated audio tours are a popular resource at many cultural heritage sites around the world. This application was first introduced more than two decades ago using personal audio cassette players. These "personal" tours allowed museum visitors to enjoy exhibits more privately, without a human guide or docent, and let them move along at their own pace. Typically a patron would rent a player for a fee and then follow a prescribed route through the museum…
Deployments, Posted 26 Apr 2005

Elka Popova, Research Manager, Frost & Sullivan

Elka Popova, research manager for Frost & Sullivan, explains why "mobile subscribers consider themselves entitled to enhanced applications as part of their package and are reluctant to pay additional fees."
Q & A, Posted 01 Mar 2005

Rich Geruson, CEO, VoiceSignal

Rich Geruson, CEO of VoiceSignal, explains that "end-users are interested in the simplification that voice provides to the whole mobile experience, including one-step access to any command on the menu."
Q & A, Posted 01 Feb 2005

Gordon Renton of Speegle

Gordon Renton of Speegle explains how search is a fundamental tool, but at present the user needs to change focus to use it and under the pressure of time constraints, an alternative could save a lot of time, and how speech is part of this alternative solution.
Q & A, Posted 01 Feb 2005
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