Speech Technology Magazine

Category: Speech Recognition

M*Modal Fluency for Imaging Reporting Delivers Real-Time Decision Support

Speech-enabled software provides quality improvements through Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Nov 2014

Texas Firm Sues HP and LG over Speech Patents

Firm claims the electronics firms violates its patents for speech input.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Nov 2014

Grenada Electricity Services Deploys Vocantas' Utilities OnCall

Grenada Electricity Services is the second deployment of Utilities OnCall to be integrated with Harris' Advanced CIS Infinity.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Nov 2014

Amazon's Echo Is a New Voice-Controlled Device

The Echo speaker doubles as a speech-enabled personal assistant.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Nov 2014

Understanding Speech Recognition Limitations

Understanding what speech can and cannot do can help maximize performance.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 14 Nov 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

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

Skype Translator Trials to Start Soon

Microsoft is now taking pre-registrations for Skype Translator.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2014

[24]7 Gains Virtual Assistance Technology with IntelliResponse Acquisition

Intelligent virtual assistance gives [24]7 self-service capabilities. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Nov 2014

With ToyTalk, Speech Is Child's Play

FYI, Posted 10 Nov 2014

Smart Voice Alliance Launches

FYI, Posted 10 Nov 2014

Speech Readies Healthcare for ACA Requirements

After proving their mettle, voice solutions continue to help providers and insurers comply with regulations, put a lid on costs, and serve patients.
Cover Story, Posted 10 Nov 2014

Media Standards for the Web: WebRTC and WebAudio

WebRTC and WebAudio add speed and simplicity.
Standards, Posted 10 Nov 2014

Interactions Snaps Up AT&T’s Watson

The deal enables both companies to expand speech solutions to broader markets.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Nov 2014

Google Launches Voice Search in Hindi

The move empowers India's growing use of the Internet.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 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

RushCard Turns to Enacomm for Voice Security

RushCard implements Enacomm's multifactor authentication that uses voice biometrics and enables mobile KBA to safeguard against fraud.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Nov 2014

INI IDReset Optimized for LumenVox Automated Speech Recognizer

IDReset uses speech recognition, text-to-speech and interactive voice response technology to help with password resets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Oct 2014

Murfreesboro Water and Sewer District Selects Vocantas' Utilities OnCall IVR

Vocantas wins a new customer, expands into Tennessee, and integrates with Harris Advanced CIS Infinity.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Oct 2014

VoiceVault Partners with Enacomm on Voice Biometrics for Financial Institutions

VoiceVault's voice biometric engine is integrated into Enacomm Voice Authentication application.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Oct 2014

Healthcare Veteran Joins M*Modal as New CEO

The healthcare dictation solutions provider shakes up management after emerging from Chapter 11.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2014

Nexidia and Vertex Business Services Partner to Transform Customer Experience for Utilities Suppliers

Unique market offering combines Nexidia's customer interaction and speech analytics capabilities with Vertex's deep industry expertise.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Oct 2014

Next IT Announces Alme Virtual Assistant for HR

Alme virtual assistants aim to reduce HR burdens and improve employee relations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Oct 2014

MotionSavvy’s UNI Converts Sign Language to Audio

Empowering the deaf and hearing-impaired, the new device also translates spoken words to text.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Oct 2014

LinguaSys Launches GlobalNLP API Portal for Developers

Unique semantic network-based natural language processing technology is now available for free testing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Oct 2014

Nuance and eClinicalWorks Deliver Voice Apps for Ambulatory Care

ioS and Android apps available for EHR speech recognition in outpatient settings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Oct 2014

BigHand Partners with Affinity Consulting

BigHand and Affinity Consulting Group will deliver voice productivity solutions to U.S. law firms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Oct 2014

Marin General Hospital Taps M*Modal for Transcription and Speech Understanding Solutions

Integrated clinical documentation solutions delivered through a single, cloud-based speech architecture.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2014

EasyAsk, Magento Partner on Voice Search Solution

The two firms bring intelligent voice-enabled search to market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Oct 2014

Garanti Bank Taps Nuance's Nina Mobile Virtual Assistant

The iGarati app is a voice-driven mobile banking app that integrates Nuance'as virtual assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Oct 2014

Nuance Powers Tangerine Banks’ Speech Enabled-Virtual Assistant, Voice Biometrics

Tangerine is the first Canadian bank to deploy voice technologies.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Oct 2014

IPsoft Introduces Amelia, Its New Artificial Intelligence Platform

Amelia can learn to help customers and associates by absorbing data and observing people. (Featured on DestinationCRM.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Oct 2014

Enacomm Inks Deal with SafeAmerica Credit Union

The deal involves Enacomm'e IVR for self-service and assisted-service interactions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2014

BigHand Rolls Out Advanced Multilingual Speech Recognition Support

New Opus codec improves speech recognition accuracy from remote devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2014

ZTE Launches the Smart Voice Alliance

Handset maker ZTE has teamed up with Nuance, Audience, and other technology manufacturers to advance voice controls for mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Sep 2014

M*Modal Updates Fluency Direct Speech Software

Computer-assisted physician documentation feature promotes better accuracy, compliance, and efficiency in capturing clinical data in electronic medical record systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Sep 2014

Hamilton Relay to Provide Relay Service in Pennsylvania

The relay and captioning service for the deaf relies on voice recognition and live operators.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2014

Virtual Assistants Poised for Intense Growth

CAGR of 32.2 percent is expected through 2019.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Sep 2014

Nuance Launches Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Professional

Organizations can customize and Deploy speech recognition software across their corporate desktops.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2014

ING Rolls Out Nuance's Voice-Controlled Mobile Banking App

Nuance Nina offers hands-free banking.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2014

Openstream Integrates LinguaSys Natural Language User Interfaces

Multilingual NLU Interfaces added to Openstream's intelligent multimodal mobile virtual assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2014

DynaVox Compass Arrives on iPad

DynaVox Compass is available as a single-purchase download or on a monthly subscription basis.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2014

Sensory Brings Moto Voice to Motorola

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

Vizrt Partners with Nexidia for Speech Search Capabilities

Further integration of solutions includes finding clips based on actual words and phrases.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Sep 2014

Nuance and Toyota Extend Voice Recognition Partnership

Nuance Dragon Drive will be included in the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform app suites.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Sep 2014

Clarabridge Now Offers Speech Analytics

Clarabridge adds speech analytics to its complete voice of the customer portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Sep 2014

Dialogic PowerMedia XMS Receives LumenVox Platform Compatibility Certification

Dialogic's platform is compatible with LumenVox's text-to-speech and speech recognition products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Sep 2014

New Philips Digital Recorders Feature Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Algorithms help reduce background noise.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Sep 2014

Nuance’s Dragon Voicemail-to-Text Platform Tapped by Deutsche Telekom

Visual voicemail service expands into a new market thanks to the popularity of text messaging.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Aug 2014

Sprint Adds Avatars to Visual Voicemail

Lip-synched avatars can convey sentiment within user audio messages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2014

JD Power Study Finds Voice Recognition Problems Most Common New Car Owner Complaint

More than 8 percent of new vehicle owners cite problems with the voice recognition system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Aug 2014

Telestream Integrates Nexidia QC Caption Verification Tool into Vantage Workflow Automation

Nexidia's natural language solution helps Vantage partners such as iTunes, Netflix and Amazon, meet FCC requirements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Aug 2014

Enacomm Teams Up with Credit Union Core Processor Corelation

Shows credit union community how intelligent customer self-service technology can help cut costs and attract and retain members.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Aug 2014

M*Modal Tapped by Flagler Hospital for Speech-Driven Clinical Documentation

Speech Understanding software used by hospital healthcare practitioners to create patient records using their voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Aug 2014

AccessDirect Offers Free Voicemail-to-Text

The new feature provides voicemail transcription for SMBs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Aug 2014

Sprite Kids Introduces Speaktacular Sight Words, a Voice-Enabled Reading Helper

Sprite Kids' Speaktacular Sight Words features Nuance's voice recognition technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2014

On SpeechTEK's Third Day, Hollywood Challenges the Industry

Pop culture has been both a help and a hindrance to the perception of the speech industry, panelists contend.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Aug 2014

On SpeechTEK's Second Day, the Future Is on Display

Conference speakers bring light to technologies that are no longer science fiction.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Aug 2014

ZOOM 5.3 Offers Call Recording and Advanced Speech Analytics

ZOOM Quality Management Suite includes improvements in security and speech analytics and integration with a third-party recording applications. (Featured on SmartCustomerService.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Aug 2014

SpeechTEK Speakers Call for Conversational Technologies

Speech will always come up short until it can engage in two-way dialogues, panelists point out.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Aug 2014

[24]7 Releases [24]7 Speech

[24]7 Speech blends predictive, omnichannel, and natural language technologies in one self-service solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Aug 2014

BigHand to Release Version 2 of iCreate Integrated Total Workflow Productivity Suite

BigHand and Esquire Innovations have integrated their total workflow productivity suites.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Aug 2014

PromptSmart Launches Teleprompter App with Voice Recognition

Real-time speech-based text scrolling is now a reality on iOS mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 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

Nexidia Releases Dialogue Search v1.6

The latest version of Nexidia's Dialogue Search features new third-party integrations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Aug 2014

Ozonetel Acquires Speech Vendor Yantra

The stock and cash deal gives Ozonetel access to Yantra's intellectual property, technology, and customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Aug 2014

M*Modal Partners with athenahealth for Speech-Based Clinical Documentation

M*Modal's speech recognition and iOS dictation app is now available in athenahealth's marketplace.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Aug 2014

Sensory Voice Control Featured in Vocca Smart Light Bulb Adapter

Plug-and-play product lets users control lights using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Aug 2014

Verint WFO Is Now Available as a Mobile App

Verint releases a mobile workforce optimization app for Android and Apple devices. (Featured on DestinationCRM.com.)
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Aug 2014

Nexidia Releases QC v2.3

Nexidia QC v2.3 features caption retiming and expanded support for international formats and languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Aug 2014

Voice Controls to Help ALS Patients

New software lets those paralyzed with Lou Gehrig's Disease use voice, eye, or brain signals to command home products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Aug 2014

M*Modal Emerges from Chapter 11

Company reduces debt by 55 percent and strengthens its healthcare market position.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Aug 2014

EmotionML Advances as a Standard

FYI, Posted 31 Jul 2014

Star Performer: Apple Is More Siri-ous

Feature, Posted 29 Jul 2014

Translate Your World Launches Medical Translation App

The hospital app can translate speech in up to 78 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jul 2014

JD Power Study Finds In-Car Tech Lacks APEAL

Drivers of new cars not impressed with the usefulness of the controls for voice recognition and other features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jul 2014

The Evolution of Speech Recognition

Meeting the demand for natural language interaction is becoming easier—and essential.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 28 Jul 2014

In Praise of User Research

Consider this solution to reel in elusive answers.
Interact, Posted 28 Jul 2014

Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 Promises Greater Speed and Accuracy

Updated features include a new interface and built-in microphone support.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jul 2014

NIST Speaker Recognition Challenge Shows Improvement

Improved accuracy is a key finding of the NIST evaluation of more than 100 product submissions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jul 2014

TomTom Adds Four More Languages to Voice Maps

TomTom Voice Maps now covers 76 countries with 46 unique languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jul 2014

Expect Labs Inks Investment and Technology Development Deal with In-Q-Tel

The partnership will drive development of the MindMeld API for U.S. government applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jul 2014

Motorola Debuts Next Generation Voice-Directed Solution for Industrial Environments

TekSpeech Pro picking solution offers multimodal support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Jul 2014

Clarion Debuts Voice Recognition in NX604 In-Dash Multimedia and Navigation System

Clarion's Intelligent VOICE technology recognizes naturally spoken sentences and eliminates the need for specific voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2014

ADT Launches Voice Control for Smart Homes

ADT Voice Pulse lets users control their home automation systems with voice recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jul 2014

Telinta Turns to Mutare for Voicemail-to-Text Solution for VoIP Service Providers

Telinta will incorporate Mutare's voicemail-to-text service into its TeliCore platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jul 2014

Olympus Partners with BigHand

Partnership enables customers to use Olympus professional digital recorders and BigHand's Voice Productivity Technology as a bundled solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2014

NovoSpeech Receives a Patent for Its Quantum Search Technology

The U.S. patent covers an algorithm for large-vocabulary searches on mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2014

Thames Water Selects Unify for Contact Center Voice Techs

The U.K. utility will implement OpenScape Contact Center, OpenScape Voice, and Unify Managed Services in its contact centers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jun 2014

Smiffy’s Implements Voxware’s Cloud Voice Solution in Its Warehouse

Voxware's cloud solution enables Smiffy's to scale and address seasonal spikes while delivering 2 million products globally each month.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jun 2014

Tim Hortons Launches Mobile App with Voice Capabilities

Tim Hortons' new mobile app for Windows devices features voice-activated mobile payment technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2014

Domino’s Adds Voice Ordering to Mobile Apps

Domino's new virtual assistant is based on Nuance's Nina Mobile technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Jun 2014

SpeechTrans Releases SpeechOne API

Patent-pending SpeechOne API from SpeechTrans enables real-time recording, dictation, translation, transcription, conferencing, and communication with devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jun 2014

HigherGround Partners with CallMiner

The partnership will involve the integration of CallMiner's speech analytics and Calibre's data analytics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jun 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

ID Analytics Partners with Mattersight to Combat Voice-Facilitated Fraud

Mattersight and ID Analytics work on voice biometrics and speech analytics solution to detect fraud in the contact center.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jun 2014

BigHand Releases Cloud-Based Speech Solution for the Legal Market

BigHand Professional secure hosted dictation solution for smaller law firms now features server-grade speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jun 2014

Speech Is Helping to Identify Concussions

Waveform Communications is developing a speech recognition product that compares how people produce vowel sounds to zero in on brain injuries.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Jun 2014

SpeechTrans Moves Translation Services to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure brings automatic cloud storage for SpeechTrans dictations and translations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 May 2014

Conexant Debuts AudioSmart Smart Source Pickup Software for PCs and Tablets

AudioSmart improves VoIP sound quality and automatic speech recognition system performance.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 May 2014

Smart Voicemail Launches Phone Assistant Mobile Application

The Smart Voicemail app works with iOS, Windows, and Android smartphones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 May 2014

Oracle Adds Nuance Speech Recognition to Its Mobile Apps

Nuance cloud services to provide enhanced mobile productivity and convenience for Oracle applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 May 2014

BigHand Integrates with Worldox Document Management System

BigHand's speech recognition works out of the box with Worldox software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 May 2014

Spoken Communications Launches Smart IVR for 411

Smart IVR Silent Guides bolster ASR engines for directory assistance calls.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2014

Convergys to Use Voci Speech-To-Text

Convergys Analytics teams with Voci Technologies to automate the categorization of audio survey comments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 May 2014

Conexant Brings Nuance's Capabilities to Smart TVs and Home Appliances

Partnership leverages Nuance cloud services to enable context-aware applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 May 2014

RadNet Deploys Nuance PowerScribe 360

RadNet, the largest provider of outpatient imaging, will deploy Nuance PowerScribe 360 across its entire network.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 May 2014

Nuance Revamps NDEV Mobile Developer Program

Program offers improved service models, speech customization, and expanded cross-platform support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 May 2014

M*Modal Files for Chapter 11

FYI, Posted 05 May 2014

Speech Processing Solutions Introduces Philips SpeechLive Cloud Dictation and Philips SpeechScribe Transcription

Cloud-based dictation, transcription, and secure storage services provide voice technology efficiency.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Apr 2014

Narrowing the Call Center Language Gap

Simultaneous interpretation tools save time and money.
In Other Words, Posted 30 Apr 2014

Vangard Voice Partners with Stay-Linked for Mobile Voice Productivity Solutions

Partnership yields a mobile solution built on the AccuSpeech platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Apr 2014

Global Voice Recognition Market Forecasted to Reach $113 Billion by 2017

CompaniesandMarkets.com says the global market for biometric technologies is expected to surge as well.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Apr 2014

NovoSpeech Receives Patent for Speech Recognition Technology

NovoSpeech's virtual microphone array technology improves speech recognition in noisy environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Apr 2014

SpeechTrans Updates SpeechTrans Ultimate for Windows 8.1

SpeechTrans Ultimate for Windows 8.1 offers real-time speech-to-speech translation, dictation, and instant messaging on Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo!, and AIM.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Apr 2014

Uptivity Partners with New Leaf Service Contracts

Service protection plan provider New Leaf will leverage Uptivity's workforce optimization solutions to improve the customer experience.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Apr 2014

BigHand Releases Version 4.5 of Its Dictation Software

BigHand's latest release further enhances the accuracy of speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Apr 2014

Vonjour Releases Virtual Voicemail Dashboard

Vonjour.com releases virtual voicemail dashboard to provide businesses a central hub to communicate with customers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Apr 2014

TELUS Selects Enghouse Interactive to Support Cloud Contact Centers in Canada

TELUS will leverage Enghouse Contact Center: Service Provider platform to offer contact center in the cloud.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Apr 2014

AppTek Integrates Omnifluent Technology with AP ENPS

AppTek's Omnifluent transcription and translation products are now available through AP's news production system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Apr 2014

Nuance Enhances Dragon Mobile Assistant with Voice Biometrics

Solution offers new personalization feature, Nuance Voice Print
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Apr 2014

Mutare Releases Enterprise Visual Messaging (EVM) 3

EVM3 converts voice messages to text and delivers them to email, IM, SMS, and CRM systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Apr 2014

Nexidia Integrates Dialogue Search with IPV Curator

The Nexidia integration with IPV Curator allows users to search for words in massive media libraries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Apr 2014

Panopto Introduces Video Search Engine

Updates to Panopto's video search platform let users find spoken and written words and fast-forward to where they appear.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Mar 2014

RedShift Unveils Voice Recognition Mobile App

RedShift's mobile voice recognition app takes restaurant orders without a phone call.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Mar 2014

M*Modal Files for Chapter 11

Move comes amid declining sales and mounting debt.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Mar 2014

Qumu Integrates Nexidia SearchGrid into Its Enterprise Video Platform

Nexidia SearchGrid now comes as a standard part of Qumu's enterprise video management portal and viewer.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Mar 2014

Honeywell Releases New Version of VoiceCatalyst

Vocollect VoiceCatalyst 2.1 makes it easier to implement voice picking in the warehouse.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Mar 2014

WonderVoice Launches Voice-Activated Location Technology

With WonderVoice, users can share their locations to Facebook via voice activation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Mar 2014

LumenVox and Teligent Power BT's IVR Solution

LumenVox's Automatic Speech Recognizer is part of the overall system provided by BT and Teligent.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Mar 2014

TVEyes Partners with PerVoice to Expand Broadcast Monitoring Capabilities

TVEyes and PerVoice have formed a joint venture that will expand media monitoring to more languages and countries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Mar 2014

Nuance Revamps Dragon Dictate for Mac

Version 4 of speech recognition software adds speed and accuracy.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Mar 2014

Qumu Adds Speech Search to the Qumu Video App for SharePoint 2013

Qumu's upgrades enterprise video integration to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 with speech search functionality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Mar 2014

Google Adds Voice Search to Chrome

Users can search the Web and perform other functions with voice in Google latest Chrome release.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Mar 2014

AudioCodes Releases Cloud-Based One Voice for Enterprise Mobility

AudioCodes launches an enterprise mobility solution suite for employee mobility, roaming, and speech-enabled directory search and dialing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Feb 2014

VA Hospitals to Standardize on Nuance's Dragon Medical for Dictation

The Veterans Administration will turn to Nuance's cloud-based Dragon Medical 360 Direct across all its facilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Feb 2014

Rovi to Acquire Veveo

The acquisition of Veveo adds natural language and voice-based search to Rovi's offerings.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Feb 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

Rosetta Stone Launches Speech-Enabled Language App for Businesses

Rosetta Stone Advanced English for Business features enhanced speech recognition capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Feb 2014

Vuzix Partners with xCon Partners to Expand Applications for Smart Glasses.

The Vuzix-xCon partnership will provide focused offerings on industrial wearable computing applications for smart glasses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

LumenVox Releases Version 12.1 of Its ASR, TTS and Speech Tuner

Version 12.1 of LumenVox applications makes it easier to install, configure, operate, and build upon.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Feb 2014

NSC Director Speaks Out Against Voice-Enabled In-Car Systems

National Safety Council Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives David Teater said voice systems in the car create unnecessary driver distraction.
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

AT&T and IBM: Which Watson Works for You?

Both companies are committed to reshaping the future of speech-enabled interactions.
Cover Story, Posted 10 Feb 2014

How Watson Will Affect VUI Designers

Editor's Letter, Posted 10 Feb 2014

Siri Hits the Road in New Car Models

FYI, Posted 10 Feb 2014

IBM's Watson Brings Cognitive Computing to Customer Engagement

While the technology is still new, early developments are piquing interest in its future potential.
Feature, Posted 10 Feb 2014

AT&T's Watson Answers the Call

Spanning decades, AT&T's Watson engine continues to evolve and entice developers.
Feature, Posted 10 Feb 2014

Building Smarter Systems with Cognitive Computing

If speech technology is so valuable, why is adoption so slow?
The View from AVIOS, Posted 10 Feb 2014

Oracle Teams with Nuance to Work on Voice-Enabled Clinical Trials

Speech solution will be used in Oracle software for clinical investigators and researchers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 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

Speaktoit Secures Funding to Advance Its Virtual Assistant Tech

Investments will help Speaktoit expand its virtual assistant technology into cars, robots, wearable technology, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jan 2014

Avaya Brings IP Office to Midsized Market

The contact center solutions are scaled for contact centers with five to 100 seats.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jan 2014

Mortgage Servicer Cenlar FSB Implements TeleVoice IVR

The TeleVoice IVR and CTI platform is increasing productivity and customer service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jan 2014

New Jawbone ERA Headsets Promise Better Voice Recognition

Jawbone ERA offers a voice-based interface that lets users control Siri and Google Now without touching their phones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jan 2014

Make Way for Mobile: Wearables Will Rely on Speech

In an exclusive Q&A, Yankee Group analyst Raul Castañón explains why voice-controlled mobile apps will be all the rage in 2014.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 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

RingPlus Launches In-Call Mobile Voice Apps

Several of the speech-enabled apps available now include real-time transcription, recording, and translation.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Jan 2014

Millennial Media Launches Interactive Voice Ads for Toyota

The new ads blend speech technologies from Nuance with content related to Toyota's Entune system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2014

AT&T Opens a Drive Studio for Research into In-Car Systems

VoiceBox Technologies' voice-controlled apps will be featured in the first wireless carrier facility dedicated to the connected car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2014

Vuzix Adds Nuance Voice Technology to Its Smart Glasses

M100 Smart Glasses enhanced with voice recognition for menu commands and application navigation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2014

ZTE Adds Nuance Speech Technologies to In-Car Mobile Apps

ZTE has enhanced its hands-free experience with Nuance's voice biometrics for phone unlocking and launches a new voice-enabled navigation and music barge-in app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 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

Martian Watches Adds New Features and Functions to its Voice Command Line

Martian adds features, languages, and integrations to its Voice Command line of Martian Passport, Victory, and G2G series smartwatches.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2014

Nuance Unveils Personal Assistants and Keyboards for Wearable Devices

Dragon Mobile Assistant and Swype optimized for wearable consumer electronics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2014

VoiceBox and Elektrobit Offer Voice-Connected Car Development Platform

Partnership aims to accelerate development of advanced, multimodal auto applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2014

SpeechTrans Partners with Intel

The partnership between SpeechTrans and Intel will increase access to translation technology on Intel-based devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Dec 2013

Expect Labs Launches MindMeld Intelligent Conversation Assistant

MindMeld listens to conversations and finds related information before users have to search for it.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Dec 2013

Hyundai Enhances Voice in Its BlueLink System

The new voice capabilities will be one of many new features in the 2015 Genesis model.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Dec 2013

WSB-TV Using Nexidia Dialogue Search

The Atlanta ABC affiliate is using Nexidia's Dialogue Search to make its audio and video archives searchable.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2013

The Global Voice Recognition Market to Grow at a CAGR of 22 Percent Through 2016

Analyst firm TechNavio predicts voice biometrics to dominate the market growth opportunities.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Dec 2013

Honda to Offer Siri Eyes Free Integration

Siri Eyes Free is now available as a dealer-installed accessory on some Honda and Acura car models.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Dec 2013

Nuance Improves Speech Recognition in PowerScribe 360

The new platform is said to be faster and more accurate.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Dec 2013

10 Steps for Evaluating and Deploying a Voice Solution in an Omnichannel Order Fulfillment Environment

Tips for the warehouse operator looking to implement a voice solution.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 22 Nov 2013

Inland Imaging Will Implement M*Modal's Clinical Documentation Technology

The diagnostic medical imaging provider will leverage M*Modal Fluency and M*Modal Catalyst solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Nov 2013

LumenVox Upgrades Speech Tuner and Recognizer

Version 12.0 also adds four new languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Nov 2013

M*Modal Signs Five More Customers

Hospitals and imaging centers to benefit from real-time feedback and speech-enabled, multimedia report creation for improved clinical documentation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Nov 2013

Veveo Awarded Patent for Conversational Capability within Speech-Based Interfaces

Veveo's conversational interfaces let users communicate with connected devices and applications for search and discovery using natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Nov 2013

Can VUI and GUI Survive an Interface Marriage?

Even though voice user and graphical user interface designs differ greatly, some practitioners are committed to making their union work.
Cover Story, Posted 15 Nov 2013

Do In-Car Voice-Enabled Devices Distract Drivers?

Speech industry experts question a recent AAA study that says eyes-free, hands-free technologies are not safe on the road.
Feature, Posted 15 Nov 2013

Amcom Speech Recognition Answers a College's Call

Middlesex County College benefits from a voice-based call attendant solution.
Deployments, Posted 15 Nov 2013

Omnichannel Contact Centers Embrace Speech

Suddenly, the technology is everywhere.
Voice Value, Posted 15 Nov 2013

EMMA Success Leads to New Challenges

GPS, data analysis top innovations list.
Standards, Posted 15 Nov 2013

Nuance Launches Next-Generation Dragon Drive

Dragon Drive Speech SDK is also launched for developers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Nov 2013

NextGen Healthcare Releases Voice-Enabled Pen

The pen collects doctors' notes from voice or handwriting inputs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Nov 2013

Nuance Readies Virtual Assistant Florence for 2014

Florence combines speech recognition with clinical language understanding to help clinicians manage workflows.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 Nov 2013

Nuance Updates Its Swype Keyboard

New features of Swype include continuous dictation, bilingual support, improved personalization settings, accessibility features, and more languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2013

AppTek Acquires the Omnifluent Human Language Technology from Leidos

The deal includes all automated speech recognition and machine translation software covering more than 30 languages and dialects.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Nov 2013

Speech Processing Solutions Releases Philips SpeechExec Enterprise 4.5

Updated SpeechExec dictation and transcription software further improves workflow for voice technology users.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Nov 2013

Hi-Spec Lenses Deploys Voxware's Voice Management Suite

The eyeglasses supplier improves warehouse picking accuracy and reduces training time with Voxware.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Nov 2013

Capture and Share Valuable Data Faster with Voice Technology

Dictation hardware and software can have a dramatic effect on any company's bottom line.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 31 Oct 2013

Speech Processing Solutions Teams Up with ZyDoc

Transcription platform offers analytics, automated coding and text and data insertion of text and data into EHRs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Oct 2013

Nuance Adds Speech to Aldebaran's NAO Robots

The NAO robot delivers natural and conversational interactions with Nuance's voice recognition and text-to-speech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Oct 2013

Nuance Launches Early Access Program for Samsung Developers

New NDEV features include custom vocabularies and expanded TV app support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Oct 2013

Accurate Always Announces Call Recording for Small Financial Firms

Accurate Always' Voxida system helps over-the-counter traders meet CFTC phone recording requirements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Oct 2013

nVoq Releases SayIt 8.2 Speech-Enabled EMR

Key features of SayIt 8.2 include support for Mac OSX and enhanced "Powered by SayIt" automation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2013

XOWi Launches Kickstarter Campaign for the Voice Badge

The XOWi Personal Voice Companion badge is a small wearable device that lets users engage in pure voice interactions in hands-busy/eyes-busy situations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Oct 2013

Next IT Debuts Alme Virtual Assistant Healthcare Platform

Alme's artificial intelligence-based agent lessens the load for healthcare providers.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Oct 2013

Natural Language Processing Market To Grow Rapidly

MarketsandMarkets predicts the natural language processing market will grow at 21.1 percent annually through 2018.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Oct 2013

Nuance Introduces Clinic 360 Suite for Medical Documentation

Clinic 360 integrates speech recognition and transcription to drive improved medical workflows.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Oct 2013

Cirrus Logic Acquires Acoustic Technologies

Audio signal processing provider enhances Cirrus voice processing algorithms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2013

Honeywell Introduces Voice-Activated Thermostat

Cloud-based voice-controlled solution adds commands based on homeowner interactions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Sep 2013

Audience Releases earSmart eS320 for Mobile Computing

Advanced voice processor is the first created specifically for tablets, ultrabooks, and hybrid all-in-one PCs.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Sep 2013

Nuances Dragon Drive Adds Voice to Kenwood In-Car Infotainment System

New Kenwood system delivers enhanced navigation, hands-free control of social media, message dictation and read-back, voice control for weather, calendar, music, RSS feed reader, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Sep 2013

Nuance Introduces Customized Version of Dragon Medical for Major EHR

Specialized version of Dragon Medical 360 documentation solution works with Epic EHR.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Sep 2013

Nuance Teams Up with The Echo Nest

Music data solution to be used in conjunction with natural language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Sep 2013

TI Releases Voice-Enabled TV Remotes

New solutions powered by Nuance deliver voice-enabled remotes with single-chip hardware and software solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Sep 2013

SpeechTrans Launches Surfi

Artificial intelligence answer engine is powered by Nuance
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Sep 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

Rovi and Nuance Collaborate to Bring Voice-Enabled Content to Devices

Companies expand partnership for voice-activated guidance and content discovery apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 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

Spellex Releases Dictation Enhancement for Dragon NaturallySpeaking

The product contains special dictionary enhancements for specific industries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Aug 2013

Nuance Dragon Assistant Added to New Lineup of PCs

Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and Toshiba are now voice-enabled.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Aug 2013

World of Fully Human Robots Still Pretty Far Off: Thoughts from SpeechTEK's Final Day

Not everything needs to—or should—sound like a human.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Aug 2013

The Intelligent System: Thoughts From Day Two of SpeechTek 2013

Mobile devices are now expected to "know" their users.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Aug 2013

Nuance and Widespace Partner to Expand Nuance Voice Ads to Europe

Nuance Voice Ads supports more than 40 languages, bringing conversational mobile ads to European brands and consumers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Aug 2013

LiveScribe Partners with TranscribeMe

The collaboration brings audio transcription to smartpen note-takers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Aug 2013

Incendonet to Release SpeechBridge 5

Enhancements include more advanced configurations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Aug 2013

SS&C Adds Voice Recognition to Financial Services App

Customers can use speech to access fund reporting and analytics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2013

Nuance Adds 100 Hospitals and Radiology Practices to PowerScribe 360 Platform

Expanding customer base is focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2013

BigHand Enhances Mobile Dictation Workflow Solutions

The software now operates across several devices and platforms, including iPhone, Android, and Windows 8.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Aug 2013

Nuance's Dragon TV Brings Voice to DIRECTV

Customers can use voice to perform commands, find program content.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Aug 2013

Are Speech-Enabled In-Car Systems Really Safe?

Editor's Letter, Posted 12 Aug 2013

The 2013 Speech Luminaries

Feature, Posted 12 Aug 2013

In-Car Speech Systems Hit Roadblocks

FYI, Posted 12 Aug 2013

Hollywood Tools Releases Closed Captioning App

uSubtitle.TV lets users generate transcripts and subtitles for audio and video content in English or Spanish.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2013

Nuance Powers Voice Capabilities for Philips Smart TVs

Viewers can conduct voice-enabled Web searches in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Aug 2013

Sensory and DSP Develop Voice Activation Solution for Portable Devices

Technology includes Automatic Speech Recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jul 2013

Kaplan Inks Deal with Carnegie Speech

NativeAccent solution now available in North America.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jul 2013

Can Watson Replace Customer Service Agents?

IBM's famed computer will still need improved speech technologies to be fully effective.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 24 Jul 2013

Waveform Enhances Vowel Recognition in Speech Apps

New model improves accuracy of speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jul 2013

Jabra Releases Stone3 Featuring Rubidium Inside

New headset offers speech recognition technology for answering and rejecting calls by voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jul 2013

Datalogic Launches Voice-Picking Solutions for Mobile Computers

Applications have been certified for use with the Wavelink Speakeasy system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jul 2013

Google Buys Speech Recognition, Search Patents

The technology buys bolster Google's "conversational search" aspirations.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jul 2013

Symbol Technologies Launches Speech Recognition Mobile Computers for Warehouses

Solution eliminates the need to manually enter data or read instructions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jul 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

Conexant Brings Enhanced Voice Technologies to Home Appliances

Far-Field technology provides clean, noise-free signals.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jul 2013

Voxeo Spins Off Voxeo Labs

Voxeo Labs announces new corporate identity under Tropo brand.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jul 2013

Nuance Releases Dragon Cloud App for Windows

Note-taking app for Windows 8 supports more than 25 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Jul 2013

Erlanger Health Furthers M*Modal Partnership

M*Modal Fluency Flex to enhance productivity, work flows at Erlanger campuses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jun 2013

New System Brings the Speech-Enabled Home Within Reach

Partnership yields voice and vision controls for some home systems.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Jun 2013

Waves Introduces MaxxSpeech Technology

Solution enhances the performance of speech recognition engines.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2013

J.D. Power Finds Consumer Dissatisfaction with In-Car Speech

Appetite for speech is keen, but solutions have yet to catch up with expectations.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Jun 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

Fonetic Unveils Trading Record Keeping Solution

Linguistics-based speech and text analytics software analyzes trading floor conversations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jun 2013

Dragon Mobile Assistant Expands with Intelligent Driver Mode

Automatically switches to driver mode in a moving car; adds customizable wake-up word and voice notifications for Facebook, texts, calls, and appointments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2013

Rubidium Releases Dutch ASR and TTS Package

Dutch language release is available now as part of Rubidium's European language pack.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2013

Speech Processing Solutions Updates Philips SpeechExec Pro Software

Work flow management software supports an intuitive professional dictation and transcription process.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

Eckoh Acquires Veritape

Deal strengthens Eckoh's position in global markets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 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

Audience Offers Voice Technology for PCs

Dell's Vostro models to feature advanced voice processor.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2013

Clarion Launches Google-Driven In-Vehicle Multimedia and Navigation System

Cloud-based technology brings voice recognition to cars.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2013

Nuance Dragon Drive Powers Toyota App in Japan

Smart G-BOOK app integrates Nuance voice recognition and search.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2013

Precyse Debuts Catalyst for Advanced Front-End Speech Recognition

Solution learns provider patterns, personalities, and preferences.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jun 2013

Nuance Acquires Tweddle

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

Comcast Offers Voice Control on the X1 Remote Control App

App is now available to iPhone users who subscribe to Xfinity TV.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 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

Voxware Forges a Partnership in Poland

HIT-Kody Kreskowe will offer Voxware's Voice Management Suite in Poland.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 May 2013

Speech Processing Solutions Re-Engineers Philips Pocket Memo

The latest in the line of hand-held recorders incorporates 3D microphone technology and a new design.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2013

Wellmont Health System Selects M*Modal for Clinical Documentation Solutions

M*Modal Fluency digital dictation technology will integrate with the healthcare provider's Epic electronic health records system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 May 2013

Call Centers and Company Personal Assistants

Adding a personal assistant will require some work, but the pay-off can be great.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 20 May 2013

IDS Upgrades Voice2Dox Speech Recognition System

This latest release includes an enhanced management console and time-saving personalization tools.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 May 2013

Vocollect Introduces Wearable Voice Solution

Product integrates voice with hands-free scanning.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2013

HouseLogix Releases Speech Recognition Device

VoicePod enables hands-free remote control.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 May 2013

Speech Recognition Helps Lawyers Cut Through Backlog

Australian firm makes a case for BigHand's voice productivity and speech solutions.
Deployments, Posted 10 May 2013

The Evolution of Virtual Assistants

Siri may be at the forefront, but she's far from on her own.
Voice Value, Posted 10 May 2013

NEC Releases Speech Recognition Solution

Voice detection technology uses noise cancellation in home and car environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 May 2013

GEICO Debuts Interactive Voice Assistant

Solution integrates technology from Nuance's Nina.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 May 2013

Foodservice Distributor Gets Taste of Improved Efficiency

With Vocollect's Voice Solution, Jordano's boosts order accuracy.
Deployments, Posted 01 May 2013

Overheard Underheard

FYI, Posted 01 May 2013

Assessing Speech-Enabled Help Apps

Users seeking voice-enabled service and support have several choices.
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 May 2013

Talking to the World

Speech applications don't exist in a vacuum.
Standards, Posted 01 May 2013

Expect Labs Scores Major Investors

Speech solutions startup receives backing from Intel and Samsung.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Apr 2013

Research Finds Danger in Voice-Based Texting While Driving

A new study finds drivers are also distracted while using hands-free technologies in the car.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Apr 2013

C3 Debuts Fusion Speech Recognition

The application promises 99 percent accuracy against a 10,000-name directory.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Apr 2013

Leading Healthcare Providers Adopt M*Modal Fluency for Imaging

Hospitals and imaging centers to benefit from real-time alerts and speech-enabled multimedia report creation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2013

Adacel Gets Speech Recognition Patent

Invention provides an improved system for training acoustic models.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2013

LiveScribe Rolls Out Wifi Pen in Japan

Smartpen features voice recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Apr 2013

Nuance and BYD Unveil Voice-Enabled In-Car Systems in China

New Si-Rui sedan features voice recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Apr 2013

BigHand Launches iPad App

FreeMe lets doctors act on documents while on the go.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Apr 2013

TTE Transcripts Seeks Beta Testers

The company is launched the next generation of its IdeaScribe app for iOS devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Apr 2013

Nuance Powers Car App on the New HTC One

Solution is available in 20 languages
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Apr 2013

Mobile Assistant Launches Talk It iPhone App

The digital dictation offering relies on live transcriptionists.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Apr 2013

BigHand Launches Professional Edition for Smaller Firms

Web-based desktop dictation software includes full smartphone app suite and compatibility with any professional recording device.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Apr 2013

Nuance and AutoNavi Collaborate in China

Companies offer voice-enabled navigation services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Apr 2013

ENCO Systems Selects HP Autonomy for Audio and Video Processing

Closed captioning can be done any time of day or night using Autonomy's IDOL technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Apr 2013

AT&T Watson Speech Engine to Power Interactions' Virtual Assistants

AT&T's speech recognition and natural language understanding apps will enhance Interactions' customer care solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Apr 2013

ManageEngine Releases Voice-Enabled Help Desk App

The new iPhone ServiceDesk Plus MSP app features Nuance voice technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2013

News Data Service Expands Radio Monitoring

The company adds more than 100 additional U.S. markets and 21,000 hours of programming.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Apr 2013

StreamText.Net and The Captioning Studio Launch WebCaptioning.com

New solution offers improved captioning quality for online video content.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Apr 2013

Nuance Unveils Voice Ads

Mobile ads can become an intelligent and engaging two-way conversation between brands and consumers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Apr 2013

CheapAir.com Release Voice-Activated Flight Search App

The airfare shopping engine uses semantic technology to let users search for flights with voice queries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Mar 2013

Walsh Media and CereProc Team Up

TTS company CereProc has partnered with professional voice solutions company Walsh Media to provide corporate voice branding solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Mar 2013

AVST Previews Atom

Solution unifies total office and mobile management capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Mar 2013

VoltDelta Powers Nevada's New 511 System

Complete 511 motorist information system will include IVR, Web, condition reporting, data fusion, and smartphone applications with survey feedback.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Mar 2013

Volio Launches Voice-Based Video Experiences

A new app combines video with speech recognition technology to create uniquely engaging digital media content.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Mar 2013

Speech Technology: A Day in the Life

Speech is already making life easier every day.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 22 Mar 2013

Panasonic's New Smart TVs Listen and Speak with Nuance's Dragon TV

Voice interaction lets users find content and search the Web.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Mar 2013

Nuance Updates Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

The latest version offers support for Microsoft Windows 8, Office 2013, and Internet Explorer 10.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Mar 2013

Consumers Desire More Voice and Video

Smartphones are increasing awareness of text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and voice control technologies.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Mar 2013

Ask Ziggy Launches API, Partners with Priceline

API provides 100 percent voice operation for apps, using natural language understanding.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2013

Nuance Powers Music Discovery App

The Vela app lets people access their favorite music just by using their voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Mar 2013

Nuance Expands Dragon Mobile Features

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

M*Modal Announces Strategic Alliance with 3M Health Information Systems

Companies collaborate to link the physician narrative to the computer-assisted coding process.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 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

Carnegie Speech Taps Califone

Headsets will supplement speech recognition software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2013

DynEd Releases English Language Learning Solutions

Applications include ASR on Android platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2013

Audience Debuts Advanced Voice Processor

Offering delivers HD voice and optimized speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Feb 2013

AT&T and IBM Expand Their Partnership

AT&T uses IBM MobileFirst solutions to build out its mobile app developer program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Feb 2013

ManageEngine Debuts Voice-Driven Mobile Apps for Help Desks

Solution uses Siri-like functionality for managing tickets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

Wolfson Microelectronics Releases Power Speech Recognition Solution

Technologies enable voice activation and hands-free operation of mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Feb 2013

Broadcore Delivers Speech Recognition Solution for Ardwin Freight

The solution combines advanced speech recognition with cloud communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Feb 2013

Clearing Up the Hype Around Hypervoice

FYI, Posted 10 Feb 2013

Speech Finds a Home

Talking to the walls might not mean you're crazy.
Cover Story, Posted 10 Feb 2013

Speech Developer Programs Have Hit Prime Time

From the novice to the experienced, it's boom time for developers.
Feature, Posted 10 Feb 2013

The Government Is Listening

Speech technology sees government growth spurt.
Feature, Posted 10 Feb 2013

Nuance Updates Its Nina Virtual Assistant

The mobile phone app now speaks and understands 38 languages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Feb 2013

Honda and Acura to Integrate Siri

Siri Eyes Free technology will appear on select 2013 car models.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Jan 2013

Nuance Inks Deal With UAE Ministry of Health

The United Arab Emirates agency will deploy a voice-enabled electronic health record system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jan 2013

BigHand to Launch Enterprise Dictation App for the New BlackBerry 10 Platform

The digital dictation product for the legal market will support the new BlackBerry devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Jan 2013

Voxware and LogFire Collaborate on Voice Solutions in the Cloud

Cloud-based partnership will bring voice capabilities to more retail and distribution operations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jan 2013

Jinni Unveils Natural Language Understanding Discovery Engine for Video

Solution leverages semantic discovery technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Jan 2013

Nuance's Dragon Drive Voice-Enables Hyundai's Next-Generation Connected Car

Hyundai's connected car prototype brings intelligent, conversational in-car connectivity to the mass consumer market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2013

VoiceAssist Is Now Available for the iPhone

The app lets users connect their iPhones to interact hands-free in the car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2013

CSR Unveils Smart Remote Evaluation and Development Kits for Voice Commands

New Bluetooth connectivity enables smart TV and set-top box connectivity with a voice-enabled remote.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2013

Nuance Unveils Swype Living Language

Crowdsourcing feature analyzes words and phrases in real time.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

Glympse Launches Voice-Activated Location-Sharing App for Ford SYNC AppLink

Using the new SYNC AppLink-enabled Glympse smartphone app, drivers can share their locations directly from their cars using simple voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

QNX Launches In-Car Speech Recognition Framework

New software brings AT&T Watson speech recognition engine to in-car systems and apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

A Growing Acceptance of Computer-Generated Voice Technology

Consumer trust of IVRs is being propelled by mainstream mobile applications.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 04 Jan 2013

NovoSpeech Scores Investment

Funding will be used to ramp up business development.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jan 2013

Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant Expands Personal Assistant Capabilities for Android

New feature lets users open apps by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2012

Nuance Brings Voice Capabilities to Intel Perceptual Computing SDK

SDK Beta 2 helps developers add voice recognition and TTS.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2012

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

Windows Phone 8 Adds 22 Languages

Microsoft also expands speech recognition languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Dec 2012

Chevy to Incorporate Siri in Two Models

The Spark and Sonic will integrate with Apple's iPhone personal assistant app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Dec 2012

Expect Labs Taps Nuance

Technology brings context-aware intelligence to applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 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

Intel Adds Nuance Voice Recognition to SDK

Allows developers to add voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Dec 2012

TranscribeMe Secures $900K in Funding to Advance Speech Processing and Transcription

Funding will enable TranscribeMe to grow its market position in next-wave audio transcription and speech-to-text technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Dec 2012

ICSI Research Building Speech and Recognition Systems for New Languages

Babel program aims to create keyword-search systems with less data and time.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Nov 2012

M*Modal Catalyst for Quality Now Available

Product offers major advances for healthcare providers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Nov 2012

Santander Consumer USA, CallMiner Release Real-Time Alert System

Speech analytics-based platform monitors calls for specific wording.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Nov 2012

EasyAsk Partners with SAP

Solution provides Siri-like interface for CRM.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Nov 2012

Artificial Solutions Enhances ASR

Revamped platform used to build NLI solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Nov 2012

IntelliResponse Enhances Virtual Agent Mobile Offering

Latest mobile solution adds voice recognition, reduces customer effort, and increases answer accuracy.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Nov 2012

Three Trends to Watch in 2013

Editor's Letter, Posted 10 Nov 2012

A New Age for Computer Interactions

Advances emphasize the role of the human mind.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Nov 2012

Siri-ous Influence: Enterprise Virtual Assistants Have Arrived

First came Apple's Siri for the iPhone. Now there's Nina, Lexee, and Sophia for business use.
Cover Story, Posted 10 Nov 2012

RamSoft Teams Up with M*Modal

Partnership aims to improve radiology workflows using advanced speech understanding.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2012

Telerik Rolls Out RadControls for Windows Phone 8

Includes speech recognition capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 2012

Nuance Introduces Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal Edition

Latest version of Dragon Legal delivers increased accuracy.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Nov 2012

Lucas Systems Updates Jennifer FoodSelect

The new release supports voice-directed picking, receiving, shipping, and returns with enhanced GS1 compliance support and industry-specific product traceability features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Oct 2012

Nuance Launches Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android

Available for immediate download in beta.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Oct 2012

Broadcore Partners with Inference Solutions

Companies combine advanced IVR and speech recognition with cloud communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Oct 2012

Motorola Debuts Wearable PC

Headset features advanced speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Oct 2012

CEVA, Rubidium Partner to Develop Speech Processing Solutions

Solutions address growing demand for voice-powered user interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Oct 2012

UC-Irvine Med Center to Use M*Modal Speech for Documentation

M*Modal's suite of cloud-based solutions integrates seamlessly with UCI's Allscripts Electronic Health Record system to offer faster, more flexible documentation methods.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Oct 2012

Nuance Unveils New Version of Swype

The app offers tablet interface choices and swappable keyboard designs.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Oct 2012

Jibbigo Launches Free Translator App

The product offers more than 20 languages and offline functionality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Oct 2012

Hey Siri, Start My Car

Viper SmartStart is now integrated with Siri voice control.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Oct 2012

Dragon Apps Are Now Available in Israel

Hebrew is the latest language supported in Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2012

Voxware Announces General Availability of its Cloud-Based Voice Solution

A feed company has already started seeing the benefits of the voice-enabled warehouse system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Oct 2012

Vestec Secures up to $6.4 Million Funding

The company aims to leverage artificial intelligence research to provide sophisticated speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2012

Dolbey Introduces VoiceBox

Solution allows customers to meet EMR requirements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Oct 2012

M*Modal Selected by Collom and Carney Clinic Association for Advanced Clinical Documentation Solutions

M*Modal's Fluency Direct voice-enables EMR systems to capture complete patient narratives from any device, anywhere, anytime.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Oct 2012

AT&T Launches U-verse Voice-Enabled Remote App

Latest U-verse enabled app includes gesture and voice controls.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Sep 2012

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Search Apps Now Available in Ukraine

Successful Dragon apps now let people dictate text messages and email, update social media statuses, and search the Web in 38 countries.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Sep 2012

Chrysler Adds Voice to Select Models

Uconnect Access includes voice-activated texting and search functions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 Sep 2012

Nuance's NDEV Mobile Developer Program Expands Across Middle East, Europe, and Asia

Developers can now access 34 dictation and search languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Sep 2012

OneTok's Voice-Interpretation Platform Now Available for Developers

The platform enables voice as the user interface to interact with and control mobile apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Sep 2012

GM Voices Teams Up With LumenVox

The two companies will jointly develop voice prompt e-commerce portal.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Sep 2012

Speech Processing Solutions Unveils Philips SpeechMike Premium

The device features an integrated motion sensor and barcode scanner.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Sep 2012

HighJump Software Extends Warehouse Voice Options

A new partnership with Speech Interface Design brings Vocollect Voice to warehouse operations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Sep 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

Strong Gains Expected for Speech

FYI, Posted 10 Sep 2012

Siri, Meet Nina

FYI, Posted 10 Sep 2012

Speech Goes to School

A window into the future of speech technology.
Cover Story, Posted 10 Sep 2012

Nuance Unveils Dragon Dictate for Mac 3

Updated voice recognition solution offers features based on user feedback.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Sep 2012

SpeechTrans Launches Video Conference Translation Software

The solution features speech technologies from Nuance Communications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2012

Hollywood Feed Implements Voxware's Cloud-Based Voice Solution

Retailer aims to elevate operations, better serve its customers, and increase employee satisfaction.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Aug 2012

Verizon Wireless Launches Mobile Accessibility App Suite for Visually Impaired Customers

Apps include use of speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Aug 2012

RAMP Enhanced Platform Supports Amazon Marketplace

Provides ability to deploy speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2012

Voice Assist Files Patent for Handsfree Radio and Safe Driving with Audio Awareness

The application lets users hear incoming messages and respond with voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Aug 2012

Nuance Powers New Genius Search for T-Mobile Smartphones

Phones use Nuance's voice and NLU technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Aug 2012

NoteSwift Launches AllScripts MyWay

Solution saves physicians time by enhancing speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Aug 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

Adapx Scores $3 Million in New Funding

The new funding will aid in development of speech and handwriting capture technologies for combat environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Aug 2012

ICSI Partners with Microsoft

Collaboration will focus on human-machine interaction.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jul 2012

Nuance Unveils Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

The company adds more than 100 enhancements to its voice recognition solution.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Jul 2012

A Voice Comes to Facebook

Android app lets users broadcast their Facebook news feed and talk back, all by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jul 2012

OneTok Releases Voice-Enabled Mobile Apps

Gives developers a new voice recognition platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jul 2012

Nuance Healthcare Inks Deal with Providence Health & Services

Makes medical voice recognition available at hospitals and clinics.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jul 2012

M*Modal Selected by United Hospital System

The medical clinical documentation solutions provider offers M*Modal Fluency solutions to facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jul 2012

Wolfram|Alpha Teams with Samsung

Alliance brings Siri-like technology to phones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2012

StrikeForce and TradeHarbor Announce First "Three-Factor" Voice Verification Solution

The partnership has yielded a new level of cyber security assurance for online transactions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Jul 2012

Carnegie Speech Takes Its Language Learning to Dubai

The speech-enabled English language learning tool will be used to train students and employees in the United Arab Emirates.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jul 2012

Horizon Private Cloud Partners with Voice Automated

Cloud-based service helps healthcare and legal businesses use voice recognition services from the cloud.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2012

Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa Launches Nuance Voice Biometrics Solution

Nuance VocalPassword delivers automated password reset applications to employees.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jul 2012

New Directions in Natural Language Understanding

Watson and Siri are only the beginning.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 10 Jul 2012

Job Descriptions for Personal Assistants

Radar O'Reilly is a tough act to follow.
Forward Thinking, Posted 10 Jul 2012

Me2me Releases Digital Dictation App for iOS and BlackBerry Devices

Apps enable users to manage and send their dictations from anywhere securely.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jul 2012

M*Modal Acquired for $1.1 Billion

JP Morgan Chase unit buys medical speech recognition company
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Jul 2012

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Search Apps Now Available in Slovakia

Dragon now supports the Slovak language; Slovak consumers can now speak to send text messages and email, update Twitter and Facebook, search for Web content, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jun 2012

iSpeech Updates Its APIs and SDKs

iSpeech voice recognition and text-to-speech platform expands capabilities with increased accuracy, speed, and custom speech recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2012

TransTech Medical Solutions Selects M*Modal for Documentation

Medical solutions provider offers M*Modal Fluency for Transcription to healthcare customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2012

Voxware Introduces Cloud-Based Voice Solution

Robust voice solution helps organizations significantly elevate their operations and enhance the customer experience with minimal IT resources.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Jun 2012

Uniphore Software System Teams with Nuance Communications

Partnership expands speech recognition and voice biometrics for banks in India
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Jun 2012

Nuance Launches Dragon Dictation and Search in Malaysia

Marks 36th country of availability.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jun 2012

Spansion Unveils Voice-Enabled Electronics with Human Interface Coprocessor

Leverages Nuance technology to improve voice applications
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jun 2012

New Siri-Like Service for Android Launches

Robin, a new voice-enabled personal assistant from Magnifis, is available in beta across the U.S.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Jun 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

Strong Gains Expected for Speech

IBISWorld report predicts 2.3 percent growth to $1.1 billion by year's end.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jun 2012

Sanmina-SCI and Adacel Ink Agreement for Embedded Speech Recognition System

Solution enhances communications for military
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Jun 2012

ICSI Research Launches New Speech Recognition Project

Research aimed at new ways to advance ASR technology
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Jun 2012

Vangard Voice Systems and AML Partner for Voice Productivity on AML Mobile Devices

The mobile voice solution delivers new workforce productivity on AML mobile devices supporting warehouse management systems and other mobile supply chain applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jun 2012

Philips Speech Processing Unveils Updated SpeechExec Enterprise

Features include tighter integration with Nuance software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jun 2012

Dolbey and Alpha Systems Team Up

Companies join forces to help hospitals prepare for new standards
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jun 2012

Nuance's Dragon Express for Mac App Store Adds More Languages

Expands availability of voice recognition solution
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jun 2012

Agero Advocates for Speech in Cars

The company calls on the NHTSA to include speech technologies in review of driver distraction guidelines for vehicle interfaces.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 May 2012

Nuance Launches Dutch Version of Dragon Medical 11

New features include EHR support
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 May 2012

Nuance Offers Dragon Dictation with New PDF Converter Enterprise 8

Platform combines PDF editing, speech recognition, collaboration, and cloud storage
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2012

Nuance Unveils Dragon Drive!

Auto platform combines Nuance Dragon and NLU
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 2012

Rovi and Nuance to Advance Voice Activated Guidance and Content Discovery

The companies are collaborating to design apps and services for cable set-tops, TVs, and other entertainment devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 May 2012

More Firms Agree to License Klausner Visual Voicemail

Eight firms settle patent lawsuits with Klausner, three more suits remain.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 May 2012

Nuance Dragon Apps Now Available in the Czech Republic and Romania

Dragon Apps expand availability and language support in eastern Europe
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 May 2012

Coupons.com Adds Nuance Voice Feature

App now offers Dragon voice recognition
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 May 2012

Philips Speech Processing Partners with Vertex

The union will provide advanced IT and dictation solutions for the law industry.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 May 2012

The Yellow Pages App Offers Free Voice Navigation

Avantar's Yellow Pages is the first business directory app to offer free turn-by-turn voice GPS navigation on the iPhone.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 May 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

US Army Selects Voci to Prototype Automated Language Recognition System

Voci's language identification technologies will enhance automated speech-to-speech language translation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 May 2012

How Natural Is NLU?

Technological advances are making interactions engaging, valuable, and even fun.
Cover Story, Posted 01 May 2012

A Small Firm Takes on the Big Smartphone Makers over Voice Patents

Potter Voice Technologies is suing Apple, Microsoft, Google, and others over a patent that covers natural language voice control of a computer.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 Apr 2012

Philips Extends SpeechExec's Workflow

The software extension enhances usability and streamlines document creation processes.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Apr 2012

BrightHouse Networks Offers PhoneTag Voicemail-to-Text

The cable owner and operator is offering the service to its residential and business customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Apr 2012

Harman Adds More Voice to Toyota Telematics System

The Toyota Touch & Go features advanced voice recognition and TTS capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Apr 2012

me2me Debuts German Cloud-based Speech Recognition Technology for Healthcare

New apps for iPhone and BlackBerry are also available
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Apr 2012

AT&T to Release Watson Voice Recognition APIs

Software development kit will also be available
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Apr 2012

Koemei Unveils Cloud-Based Speech Recognition and Transcription Solutions

The company debuts its Web services platform and API.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Apr 2012

E*TRADE Launches Voice Recognition for iPhone

Feature allows users to navigate mobile app through voice commands
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Apr 2012

Autonomy Unveils Rich Media Management Platform

Solutions provide in-depth, real-time media monitoring and analytics capabilities for all text and voice sources.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Apr 2012

Mutare Can Convert Avaya CallPilot Applications

Avaya CallPilot's VBK files can be converted to .wav or MP3 files.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Apr 2012

Mutare’s Hosted Speech-to-Text Now Supports Panasonic Voicemail Systems

giSTT Hosted now works with any business voicemail system that can forward a sound file to email.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Apr 2012

Crawford Media Asset Management Service to Integrate Nexidia Dialogue Search

Speech-to-text will help users find specific words within their digital media assets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Apr 2012

RealityCorp Debuts ClinTest Voice v4.0

Creates test scripts, automates test execution from a single platform
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Apr 2012

Voci Raises $3.12 Million to Expand Customer Base

World's first commercial accelerated speech recognizer receives funding
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Apr 2012

CodeBaby and Red Shift Announce Partnership

Collaboration ensures ease of use for consumers when accessing voice recognition technology to communicate with 3D digital characters
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Apr 2012

Siemens and Klausner Technologies Enter into License Agreement

The deal covers Klausner's visual voicemail technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Apr 2012

eBible Launches a Voice-Navigated Bible

Navigate the Bible by speaking to it instead of tapping on a mobile app screen.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2012

PhoneTag Voicemail-to-Text Certified as HIPAA Compliant

The solution meets rigorous standards for access to patient information.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2012

uReach launches VisionMail

Visual voice messaging offers comprehensive message transcription and social media integration.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Apr 2012

NextGen Healthcare Enters into Reseller Agreement with Nuance

The relationship is expected to provide more streamlined, cost-effective approach to patient data entry.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Mar 2012

VoltDelta Launches Offering to Automate Customer Care for ‘N11’ Services

The company is leveraging its 411 directory assistance and 999/911 emergency services expertise to support 511 travel advisory and other N11 services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Mar 2012

Voxeo Rolls Out Location-Based Intelligence with Voice Self-Service Apps

Companies will be able to identify customer locations.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Mar 2012

Spansion Teams Up with Nuance

Deal extends voice recognition for embedded technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Mar 2012

Nuance Now Featured on EZ DERM Electronic Health Record App

EZ DERM's 3-D mapping app provides doctors with voice-powered, mobile clinical documentation capture.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Mar 2012

EasyAsk Debuts Mobile Quiri Platform

Corporate mobile app combines voice, search, mobile display, and interactions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Mar 2012

Voicebrook and Nuance Extend Partnership

Nuance's Dragon Medical 360 technology will power Voicebrook's VoiceOver software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2012

VanBelkum Companies Partners with Winscribe Mobility

The partnership will produce a suite of mobile dictation tools.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2012

It's Time to Accept Responsibility for Your IVR

Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 14 Mar 2012

Reading Assistant Software from Scientific Learning Now Available on SciLearn Enterprise Platform

New Web-based platform uses advanced speech recognition technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Mar 2012

Vangard Voice Partners with BellHawk Systems

The pairing brings productivity enhancements to cloud-based, voice-directed logistics applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Mar 2012

Voice Assist and Tap Factory Release Contact on the Apple App Store

Voice-activated communication assistant is now available for iPhone and can be used without a data connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Mar 2012

Nuance Research Reveals Consumers' Preference for Mobile Apps

Natural language, voice biometrics poised to trigger wider adoption.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Mar 2012

Siri Rival AskZiggy Gets Microsoft Stamp of Approval

Voice recognition app will be available for Windows phones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Mar 2012

Ford Sync Resonates with Drivers

New owners identified Sync's voice recognition capability as a key part of their decision to buy a Ford; 77 percent say they use voice commands regularly.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Mar 2012

Voice Could Open New Doors for Hotels

FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2012

Nuance Acquires Bitter Rival Vlingo

FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2012

The Changing Perception and Reality of Speech Recognition

Siri sets a high bar for call center technology.
The View from AVIOS, Posted 01 Mar 2012

Noble Systems Tapped By Invacare HCS

The company will provide messaging and speech technology for prescription refill notifications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2012

Novauris and Existor Develop a New Generation of Human-Machine Spoken Interaction

Partnership kicks off with the development of network-independent conversational apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Feb 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

Nuance Adds Hulu to Dragon Go! for iPhone

App lets users say it and play it.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2012

Nuance Healthcare Announces Winners of the 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge

More than 30 developers accepted Nuance's challenge to give mobile healthcare providers a voice.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Feb 2012

Spoken Communications Partners with Varolii

The partnership will extend solutions across inbound and outbound contacts.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2012

Nuance's Dragon Go! Now Features Travel Search Powered by Expedia

New natural language app lets users book vacation plans.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2012

Nuance Rolls Out Two New Clinical Language Understanding Solutions

The company also adds 18 transcription service partners.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Feb 2012

IDS Readies Debut Of Latest Mobile Apps

The new portfolio includes a speech app to improve physician mobility with unified work lists.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Feb 2012

Nuance Unveils Dragon Medical Mobile Apps For Smart Phones

Mobile point-of-care solutions deliver real-time speech recognition, dictation and search capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Feb 2012

Microsoft Teams Up with 24/7 on Customer Service Software

Deal includes further development of Tellme speech recognition software; 24/7 also confirms its acquisition of Voxify.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Feb 2012

New Voxware Voice Management Suite 5.0 Extends Real-Time Benefits to Logistics Operations

New VoxPilot provides instant visibility and push-button control.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Feb 2012

Nuance Lends a Voice to Kraft iFood App

iFood Assistant 4.0 lets users create grocery lists, recipes.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Feb 2012

LumenVox Now Hosts Applications

The company began offering a hosting service for its speech and telephony applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Feb 2012

Manhattan Associates Strengthens Relationship with Voxware

Voxware becomes a Manhattan Value Partner, making its voice solutions available to Manhattan's WMS customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Jan 2012

Auraya Launches ArmorVox Speaker Identity System

The new application allows solutions providers to implement voice biometrics in the enterprise and cloud.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Jan 2012

Techies Say Vlingo App Leads To Security Breaches

The company is in the process of fixing bugs.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jan 2012

Lucas Systems and Dastronic Partner in Global Alliance

Companies introduce Jennifer Pick by Voice in Europe.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2012

M*Modal Teams Up With Merge Healthcare

Merge continues the expansion of its healthcare IT partner program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2012

Castel Communications Selects Voci Technologies to Power Call Center Solution

The new voice analysis application will feature immediate detection of select words and phrases.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jan 2012

Vocollect Adds Voice Support for PCs

New packing station application could help companies achieve significant additional productivity gains and increase business capacities by eliminating unnecessary process steps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jan 2012

Voice Biometrics Poised for Growth

Voice authentication and transaction verification provide robust security.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jan 2012

Nuance's Voice Technology Added To LG Remote

Dragon TV is the power behind LG's voice recognition remote
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jan 2012

Artificial Solutions Unveils a Software Toolkit for Adding Speech to Mobile Apps

Teneo Toolkit includes Interaction Engine, Teneo Studio, and Teneo Insight.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Jan 2012

Voice Technology Completes the Virtual Office

Speech processing efficiencies deliver powerful competitive advantages.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 16 Jan 2012

Dragon Releases Canadian French Version

Nuance's real-time medical voice recognition now supports Canadian French-speaking providers clinicians.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jan 2012

VoiceBox Expands Assistant Technology Patent Portfolio

Company credits Apple with driving consumer appetite of personal voice assistant technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Jan 2012

Resolvity Awarded U.S. Patent for ASR Technology

Grammar relaxation technology lowers operating costs in speech recognition-based IVRs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Jan 2012

Nuance and Gracenote Partner for Voice-Enabled Music and Video Experiences

Ten-year collaboration will allow consumers to use voice to find music and videos in phones, tablets, apps, digital TVs, and cars.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

Vlingo Announces its Virtual Assistant for Smarter TV

First integrated Virtual Assistant for TV will improve content discovery and TV controls for a better entertainment experience,
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 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

Nuance’s Dragon Go! Now Available for Android

Natural language app for accessing mobile content expands to Google's Android platform.
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

Nouvaris Teams with Panasonic for ASR Product

Companies unveil embedded speech recognition software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jan 2012

Nuance Unveils Dragon TV

Dragon TV supports set-top boxes, remote control, and application platforms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2012

ActiveVideo Builds Voice-Controlled TV Navigation Platform

CloudTV H5 application platform used with Siri.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2012

Mod43 and Lucas Will Jointly Deliver Jennifer VoicePlus Solutions

The two firms pair up to deliver voice picking and other voice-directed warehouse functionality to Oracle WMS customers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2012

Voice Rec Is a Pain Point with Vehicle Navigation Systems

Voice recognition is one of the key areas affecting customer satisfaction with in-car navigation systems.
FYI, Posted 01 Jan 2012

The High Cost of Technology

It's hard to argue against progress, but it has its downside, too.
Voice Value, Posted 01 Jan 2012

Speaking to Web Pages

New speech integration ideas show promise for 2012.
Standards, Posted 01 Jan 2012

Put Speech Recognition in Its Place

Look at this technology as a friendly front-end tool.
Inside Outsourcing, Posted 01 Jan 2012

A Matter of Convenience

A c-store distributor realizes double-digit gains with a voice-driven warehouse application.
Deployments, Posted 01 Jan 2012

LG Remote Adds Voice Recognition

Upgraded remote recognizes voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Dec 2011

MSI Unveils Voice Genie

Voice-controlled system startup operates without mouse or keyboard.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Dec 2011

New Swype Beta Features Dragon Dictation

The text input provider rolls Nuance technology into its latest offering.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Dec 2011

Speech-to-Speech Translators to Aid in Soccer Event

Ectaco shipped 1,500 iTRAVL devices to the Ukraine for use during the 2012 UEFA Championship.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Dec 2011

Nuance Acquires Bitter Rival Vlingo

The two companies have a storied past that involves many court battles.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Dec 2011

Future Apple TV Might Find Its Voice

The tech giant might be looking to add TV to its lineup.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Dec 2011

Nuance’s NDEV Mobile Developer Program Now Available in Brazil

Dragon Mobile SDK makes its South American debut, empowering developers to voice-enable iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Web apps with support for Brazilian Portuguese.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Dec 2011

Is Google Developing a Siri Killer?

New voice capabilities are reported in the works for Google's Android phones.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 Dec 2011

Voice Assist Partners With TapFactory

New iPhone app includes a voice assist button.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Dec 2011

Google Voice Search Unveiled in the Middle East

Google Adds Arabic and Hebrew to the list of languages supported.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2011

Amazon Not Yapping About Yap

World's largest e-tailer has kept acquisition of speech recognition service company under wraps since September.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Dec 2011

Speech You Can Count On

New app uses speech technologies to teach counting and currencies in foreign languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Dec 2011

Nuance Forecasts a Rosy 2012

The company expects top growth from mobile and consumer units and healthcare and enterprise segments.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Dec 2011

BigHand Releases New Speech Recognition Software for Law Firms

BigHand version 4.2 delivers major new components that increase the usability and effectiveness of integrated speech recognition technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2011

Tronton Launches Talking Mobile Virtual Assistant

The new "Cluzee" virtual personal assistant app employs voice recognition and synthesis, a conversational interface, and machine learning.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Nov 2011

MeMeMe Partners with Entertainment Software Rating Board for Mobile Voice Recognition Services

With this new mobile app, shoppers can now obtain the ratings information and search ESRB's database of rated games while in the store using their voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Nov 2011

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available in Finland

The apps are now available for Finnish consumers to speak text for email, text messages, Web searches, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Nov 2011

Mutare Voicemail App Now Supports Microsoft Lync

EVM Plus now can deliver voicemail directly to Lync users running the Microsoft client.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Nov 2011

Dragon Dictation and Search Are Now Available in Hungary

European expansion continues as Hungarian-speaking consumers can now use Dragon to speak text for email, text messages, Web content, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Nov 2011

Speech Modules Presents Speech Recognition Apps for Brazilian Portuguese

The company releases its free s-peach app on Apple's Brazil App Store and the Android Market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Nov 2011

Philips' SpeechControl Software is Compatible with Apple Computers

The free software update is designed to integrate the company's dictation microphone with Mac operating systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Nov 2011

LumenVox Now Offers TTS

New Speech Engine now features text-to-speech, a completely new functionality for LumenVox
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Nov 2011

me2me Partners with MedAptus

The two firms join up to provide advanced mobile charge capture, dictation, and workflow solutions to physician groups.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Nov 2011

SingTel Turns to Novauris for Local Search Product

New app meets Singapore's unique language requirements.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2011

Nuance Unveils Dragon Express in Mac OS App Store

New dictation app for Mac OS X Lion provides a simple introduction to voice recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2011

Intel and Toyota Research Next-Generation In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Joint research will focus on developing user interaction methodologies, including touch, gesture, and voice technologies, as well as information management for the driver.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2011

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Search Apps Now Available in Brazil

Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search debut in South America, giving Brazilians a faster and easier way to speak text for email, text messages, Web content, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Nov 2011

Me2Me Launches New Digital Dictation App

Frisbee Smart is an application for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Nov 2011

VoiceHub Launches Low-Cost Call Router with Speech Recognition

VoiceHub brings a speech recognition-based phone service to entrepreneurs, mobile workers, and small to medium businesses.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Nov 2011

Nuance and Vlingo Battle in Court

A federal jury in Boston in early August settled one patent case leveled against Vlingo by Nuance Communications, but the legal battles between the two rival Massachusetts speech companies are far from over.
FYI, Posted 01 Nov 2011

Can Voice Biometrics Hack Computer Security?

Speech technology can protect customer data against small-scale attacks.
Cover Story, Posted 01 Nov 2011

Tips for a Successful Voice Biometrics Deployment

From vendor selection to customer outreach, organizations must prepare for the various implementation stages.
Feature, Posted 01 Nov 2011

Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available in Denmark and Poland

Danish and Polish consumers can now speak text for email, text messages, Web content, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Oct 2011

Voxware Now Supports Android Phones

Voxware's warehouse voice application becomes the first to support Google's Android operating system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Oct 2011

Nuance Expands Dragon Go!

Latest offering brings consumers directly to their mobile destinations and integrates with Spotify, Ask.com, Wolfram|Alpha, Dictionary.com, Google+ and video streaming
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Sep 2011

Nuance Healthcare Introduces New Voice Capture Solutions

New solutions unlock meaning from the clinical documentation process.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Sep 2011

Nuance Powers New Voicemail-2-Text Service for Sprint BlackBerry Users

Sprint BlackBerry customers can now get their voice messages transcribed and delivered by email or text message.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Sep 2011

Care Initiatives Deploys Voice Technology

Skilled nursing facility operator deploys Vocollect's AccuNurse across its network.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Sep 2011

Vangard Simplifies WMS Integration with Voice

Mobile Voice Utility eliminates costly server integration, business process changes, interfaces, and middleware.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2011

Nuance Gives SayHi Translate App a Voice

Dragon Mobile SDK powers SayHi's translation app in seven languages via the Nuance Mobile Developer Program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Sep 2011

Voci Releases Speedy Speech Recognition

Speech-to-text appliance can process 100 audio channels simultaneously.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Sep 2011

Nuance Launches Its First Mobile Advantage Apps

The first two apps in the suite are designed to steer customers to mobile smartphone applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Sep 2011

MedMaster iPad App Now Powered by Nuance Speech Recognition

MedMaster Mobile's point-of-care mobile app offers data capture, clinical documentation, and navigation via voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Sep 2011

Nuance Expands Ford SYNC to Europe with 19 New Languages

Ford's popular voice-enabled in-car infotainment system powered by Nuance to launch in Europe in 2012.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 Sep 2011

Verbble Taps Nuance for Speech Entry to Workflow Apps

Dragon NaturallySpeaking to be the basis of speech entry for enterprise and salesforce workflow automation.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Exclusive Book Excerpt: Designing Better Speaker Verification

Chapter describes how to bridge the gap between the creators and implementers of investigatory voice biometric technologies
Feature, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Nuance, Ford Collaborate on Speech Understanding and Intent

Pair aims to make voice recognition more intuitive in SYNC in-car telematics system
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Mobile Speech Promises Glittering Prizes and Serious Challenges

SpeechTEK 2011 keynote panel explores why mobility is a game changer for the speech industry
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available in Norway and Sweden

Dragon apps add Norwegian and Swedish language support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Aug 2011

How Can You Help Me?

First you need to understand what I'm saying
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 22 Aug 2011

Nuance to Acquire Loquendo

The deal is worth $75.5 million and brings together two speech technology leaders.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Aug 2011

Verbble for iOS Extends Enterprise Speech Recognition to Apple’s iPhone and iPad

Verbble for iOS now allows users to add talking to typing and clicking to input data into any form, template or app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Aug 2011

Transcend and M*Modal Sign Technology Agreement

New clinical documentation platform takes advantage of M*Modal's Speech Understanding technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 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

iSpeech Brings Speech Rec and TTS to iOs, Android, and BlackBerry

The company releases its SDK to developers of mobile apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Aug 2011

LumenVox Releases Speech Engine 10.2

The latest version features a new dashboard application and manager service.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 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

Nuance Names the Winners of Its I Speak Dragon Contest

Hundreds of people shared their stories of how speech technologies help in their personal and professional lives.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Jul 2011

Verdatum Releases Voice Input Platform

Verbble allows users to speak into any form at their desks or on the go.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Jul 2011

Nuance Releases Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5

Speech recognition application for Mac adds full support for Microsoft Word 2011, social media sharing, and formatting and editing features.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jul 2011

Nuance Powers a Reservations Self-Service System for US Airways

US Airways is the first domestic airline to offer an intelligent service experience through natural language understanding.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 Jul 2011

Nuance Powers Hands-Free Genius Button on New T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide

T-Mobile's Genius Button gets even smarter with new voice-enabled wake up commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jul 2011

Nuance Powers Voice Capabilities in OnStar FMV Retail Mirror

OnStar FMV lets drivers speak to get directions and make hands-free phone calls in the car.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2011

Yap Powers Spanish Voicemail-to-Text for MetroPCS

Language identification technology automatically determines whether message was spoken in English or Spanish.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 2011

Can You Hear Us Now?

The smartphone revolution is changing speech technology.
Sponsored Guest Commentary, Posted 13 Jul 2011

SpeechCycle Awarded Patent for Spoken Language Understanding

New patent deals with error recovery when an utterance can't easily be mapped to a specific path in the call flow.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Jul 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

Post-Call Survey System Uses Speaker Recognition for Agent Identification

The system promises to speed install time by weeks and save thousands in installation costs.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Speech Technology Satisfies Various Needs

Editor's Letter, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Ford and Nuance Collaborate to Advance Speech Understanding and Intent

Ford is teaming up with Nuance to research new voice recognition capabilities that will help drivers converse more easily with Ford SYNC by accurately interpreting command intent.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jun 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

Nuance FlexT9 for Americas Spanish Now Available for Free

Nuance's four-in-one keypad for Android smartphones and tablets now lets users talk, type, tap, or trace, in Spanish.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Jun 2011

Nuance Releases New Dragon Version and New Dragon Remote Mic App

Version 11.5 adds new social media sharing capabilities, correction and editing features, and more.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 13 Jun 2011

If This Passes, Only Criminals Could Do Speech Technology

Federal privacy bill would drive up compliance costs and inhibit market
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 May 2011

Watson: Much Ado About Toronto

Jeopardy gaffe by IBM's intelligent speaking supercomputer underscores importance of resolving miscommunication
Interact, Posted 01 May 2011

Guile 3D Studio Introduces Denise, the Virtual Assistant

This system combines computer graphics, artificial intelligence, voice recognition and other advanced technologies to perform a variety of tasks.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Apr 2011

M*Modal Partners with WebChartMD on Transcription Offering

M*Modal's Speech Understanding platform adds productivity capabilities to transcription workflow platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Apr 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

Nuance Takes Natural Language on the Fast Track

New Call Steering Fast Start offering cuts the cost and time to deploy a natural language interface in half.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Mar 2011

Nuance’s PowerScribe Achieves DIACAP Certification

The U.S. Department of Defense certifies Nuance's radiology speech recognition reporting platform for use across Air Force, Army, and Navy networks.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Mar 2011

Dial2Do Powering SuperTooth HandsFree Assistant

New voice-activated email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter service from SuperTooth launches.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 Mar 2011

Nuance FlexT9 Now Available for Android Tablets

Unique four-in-one keypad lets consumers speak, trace, type, or tap to stay connected.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 Mar 2011

RedPrairie Adds Vocollect VoiceArtisan Support to its 2011.1 Warehouse Management Release

Enhancement expands voice-enabled selection, put-away, replenishment, loading, and cycle-counting functionality.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Mar 2011

iSpeech Releases DriveSafe.ly on iPhone

The app can speak text messages, email, and Tweets aloud and allow for text responses by voice
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Mar 2011

CPC Releases Real-Time Speech Recognition-Based Closed Captioning

New YouCaption software allows users to upload captioning to audio, video, and phone conferences in near real time.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2011

Listen Before You Leap

Editor's Letter, 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

What's In A Name?

Personalization means more than being on a first-name basis with customers
Cover Story, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Unify Communications Across Channels

Semantic parsing can mine a treasure trove of data
Inside Outsourcing, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Year of Speech Coming? It’s Already Here

Technical hurdles remain, but the technology has become ubiquitous
Voice Value, 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 Healthcare Development Platform Brings Medical Speech Recognition to the Cloud

Cloud-based platform provides global healthcare developers access to speech recognition and clinical language understanding technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Feb 2011

Switch Commerce MobileTMS Voice Commands Revolutionize ATM Management

Switch Commerce releases MobileTMS iPhone and Android mobile applications that use smartphone technology to integrate voice commands, location-based services, and real-time alerts for smarter ATM management.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Feb 2011

3M and Nuance Team to Deliver Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation

Vendors unite to create new technology for clinical documentation improvement.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Feb 2011

IBM to Work with Nuance to Apply IBM's 'Watson' Analytics Technology to Healthcare

This joint research effort will integrate IBM's Watson and Nuance's voice and clinical language solutions to provide enhanced access to critical and timely information.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 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

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

Vocollect Unveils Next Generation Vocollect Voice Solution

The new solution is said to improve productivity and accuracy and reduce total cost of ownership across most workflows.
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

Vocollect and Carrefour Create Collaborative Thinktank to Advance Operational Excellence via Voice

The new think tank was designed to share knowledge and best practices for voice solutions that support operational and business objectives.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Feb 2011

SVOX and Voice on the Go Pair Up to Improve Driver Safety

Text-to-speech and speech recognition allow users to text and email while driving.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 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

Vocollect Announces Newest Voice Solutions for Psion Handheld Devices

New app allows warehouses to manage orders with Psion devices using voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Jan 2011

Intermec Acquires Vocollect

The workforce-driven voice solutions provider will become part of Intermec's new Voice Solutions Business.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 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

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

A New Year

As the economy rebounds, voice solutions continue to build use cases.
Cover Story, Posted 08 Jan 2011

It’s Not the Recognizer

Examining speech application errors reveals several more likely causes.
Talking Tech, Posted 08 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 Drives Conversational Voice Interface with New Toyota Entune

Toyota's new multimedia system application lets drivers stay connected with Nuance's one-shot voice technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Microsoft Puts Speech in the Spotlight

FYI, Posted 05 Jan 2011

A Gray Area

Today's seniors can't be left out of VUI design decisions.
Feature, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Hands-On: An Interactive Display

Lab sessions gave companies the opportunity to showcase their latest products.
Feature, Posted 05 Jan 2011

A Defining Moment for Nuance

Merriam-Webster app for iPhone harnesses the power of Dragon to let users speak words instead of spelling them out.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Dec 2010

Jibbigo Voice Translators Now Available for French, German, Korean, and Tagalog

Speech-to-speech iPhone application doesn't require an Internet or phone connection.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Dec 2010

Do More Last-Minute Holiday Shopping with Voice

Buy.com iPhone and iPod Touch app uses scanning and speech recognition for price comparisons in the store.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 Dec 2010

Vlingo Voice-Enables Even More Tasks

The new ActionBar allows for integration with KAYAK, Fandano, and Open Table.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Dec 2010

Speak With Me Introduces Music App Built on Natural Language

VoiceDJ allows users to control their music libraries entirely with their voices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 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

Nuance Releases a Gaming Speech Command SetListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Gamers can use voice commands to play PC games; the software comes with standard Dragon Dictation.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Dec 2010

Loquendo and UniMRCP Enable Creation of Multilingual Speech Applications for Asterisk

Interoperability of Loquendo MRCP Server with UniMRCP Connector Bridge is certified.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Dec 2010

Nuance Introduces PowerScribe 360 Radiology Reporting and Communications Platform

PowerScribe 360 advances radiology documentation beyond dictation and reporting: Dragon Medical speech recognition engine and multiple productivity, communication, and administration tools redefine industry standard.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Nov 2010

Broadspeak Releases a Speech-to-Speech Travel App for Android PhonesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The company says the unique user interface will make communicating easier.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 Nov 2010

Five9 Releases Cloud-Based IVR with Speech Recognition

New self-service interactive voice response with speech recognition is available as a Five9 Virtual Call Center option or as a standalone solution for advanced voice self-service applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Nov 2010

Aldata to Resell LXE's Voice-Directed Warehousing

Aldata will offer LXE's ToughTalk technology as part of its warehouse voice solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 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

Speech in the Car Continues to Move

GM and Ford come out with new in-car infotainment systems that expand the use of speech and what users can do with it.
FYI, Posted 01 Nov 2010

In Their Own Voices

Hope Technology School gives autistic students a new way to be heard.
Deployments, 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

New App Brings Social Media to Standard Voicemail

TTS and speech recognition combine with traditional voicemail platforms to make for a more interactive messaging experience.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 26 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

Lucas Systems Enhances Jennifer VoicePlus System With Serenade Speech Recognition Platform

Breakthrough speech recognition technology for voice picking and other warehouse applications accelerates training for new users while providing unprecedented accuracy in challenging environments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Oct 2010

Despite Ban, Phone Use by Drivers Continues

Results of a new survey in the U.K. renews calls for drivers to embrace speech technologies behind the wheel.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Oct 2010

iSpeech Announces DriveSafe.ly 2.0 Distracted Driving App and Opening of Speech APIs

Distracted driving app creator opens its text to speech and voice recognition APIs to mobile developers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 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

Voice Assist Closes Transaction with SpeechPhone

the acquisition gives Voice Assist a hosted platform to deliver its speech-based mobile applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Oct 2010

FurstPerson Releases Interactive Hiring SimulationListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

CC Audition Talk & Note helps contact centers meet hiring challenges by using speech to screen job applicants.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Oct 2010

Cambridge University Offers a PhD Studentship in Speech Recognition

UK program will involve research into improving the performance of speech recognition systems in challenging environments.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Oct 2010

New Bluetooth Headset Features Voice-Activated Messaging Powered by Dial2Do

Plantronics Vocalyst service lets users send email and listen to text messages and reminders with simple voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Sep 2010

Vocollect Introduces Vehicle Mount Talkman

The technology is the warehousing industry's first voice-centric solution for vehicle-based workflows.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Sep 2010

Convergys Channel Partner IP Integration Wins NHS Professionals Contract

Convergys voice solutions will be installed at the hospital trust.
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

Microsoft Continues Its Pledge to Speech

Lunchtime panelists stay the course toward speech as the natural user interface.
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2010

Is Natural Language Right for You?

Speakers urge caution when choosing to roll out a natural language app.
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2010

Keynoter: Natural Language Processing Has Huge Potential

A university professor calls NLP the wave of the future in speech.
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2010

Nuance Dragon Medical Mobile Search Now Available From the Apple App Store

Clinicians can search medical references and get results from medical Web sites all at once on their iPhones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Aug 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

Speech Labs Become AstuteListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Acquisition leads Astute to leverage new search capabilities with its existing system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 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

Voxware Releases Version 4.0 of Voxware 3 Software Product

Enterprise Voice Manager strengthens centralized management of voice applications across multiple warehouses.
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

Nuance and ZTE Expand Strategic Relationship with T9 Portfolio

Nuance T9, XT9, T9 Write and T9 Trace Input Technology to be Integrated Across ZTE's Global Mobile Handset Portfolio
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Jul 2010

Nuance Releases Version 11 of Dragon NaturallySpeakingListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The company says this version will be faster and easier to use.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 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

Webmedx Allows Doctors to Dictate ReportsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The platform also allows the user to capture information
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Jul 2010

NEC Adds Advanced Unified Messaging with Speech Recognition

NEC gives employees a personal assistant and access to speech recognition applications for on-the-go messaging.
Speech Technology Digest, 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

Vocollect Enhances Industrial Wearable Solution

New solution additions bring support for more languages and platforms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jul 2010

Plum Voice Releases QuickFuse, a Cloud-Based Platform to Create Voice Applications

QuickFuse eliminates the need for coding, creating a truly accessible voice application solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jun 2010

BBN Works to Improve Rapid Foreign Language ProcessingListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The company hopes to achieve 90 percent accuracy or better
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 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

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

Nuance Introduces a Dragon Program Just for DesignersListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The software is compatible with many Windows-based graphic design applications.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 02 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

Loquendo's VoxNauta Platform and Speech Engines Awarded VoiceXML 2.1 Certification

The company also released a new version of its VoxNauta platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 May 2010

Voxeo Launches Free International Developer Program

New services include SMS and voice phone numbers in 40 countries plus speech recognition and synthesis in more than 20 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 May 2010

BT Business Adopts Nuance Speech Recognition

Nuance solutions are expected to make it easier for customers to do business with BT and to drive efficiencies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 May 2010

VÓCALI Adopts Loquendo TTS and ASR for Home Automation Systems

New INVOX unit allows users to control any home installation with voice commands.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

Imaging On Call Achieves Full Speech Recognition with Integrated Document Solutions

Cloud-based solution features 100 percent speech recognition, template-based reporting, and automated distribution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 May 2010

Loquendo Speech Technologies Certified Interoperable with Huawei Voice Platform

Loquendo's MRCP Server is interoperable with the UAP 8100 platform from telecommunications provider Huawei.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 May 2010

Cognitive Code is Approved Vendor for Northrop Grumman

Start-up technology company specializing in practical conversational artificial intelligence is placed on the approved vendor list for defense contractor Northrop Grumman.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 May 2010

Ness Technologies Wins IVR Contract with Bank Discount

Israeli bank selects an IVR system based on the Genesys Voice Platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 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

Philips Releases SpeechExec Pro

New dictation management platform is designed to boost efficiency and productivity in documentation-intensive businesses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 May 2010

Apple Acquires Voice-Based Search ProviderListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Voice search and personal assistant provider Siri is swallowed up for an undisclosed amount.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 May 2010

Nuance Introduces Speak & See Suite With Dragon NaturallySpeakingListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The solution makes reading, writing, language learning, and interaction with the PC easier.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 May 2010

YouTube Expands Video Transcription Option for All

Businesses can benefit from an expanded audience base.
FYI, Posted 03 May 2010

AthletiCo Stretches Its Speech Installation

The physical therapy provider expands its dictation solution to include front-end speech recognition.
Deployments, Posted 03 May 2010

Speech Recognition Capabilities Added to the DiaStar Server

Dialogic and LumenVox team up to bring the LumenVox ASR solution to Asterisk developers building voice and video applications with the DiaStar Server.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 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

Voice on the Go Takes Voice on the RoadListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New application lets drivers listen to and respond to messages without ever looking at their phone.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Apr 2010

Royal 4 Systems and Vangard Voice Systems Partner

The deal promises to deliver an affordable warehouse voice productivity solution to price-sensitive warehouse markets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Apr 2010

Salmat VeCommerce Identifies with Salmat Brand and Extends Services Portfolio

The company also appoints a new general manager for the EMEA region.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Apr 2010

TopVOX Certifies Motorola’s WT4090 VOW for Use with Pick by Voice

Motorola's WT4090 VOW added to TopVOX hardware portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2010

Speech Rec Gets a Boost in Medical JournalListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance takes comfort from the support that the technology receives.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Mar 2010

SpeakWrite Offers Transcription Application for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android

The company brings cost-effective smartphone transcription services to legal and business sectors.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

Vendor Deep Dive: Ribbit

Changing the Game: Ribbit enables quantum leaps in productivity.
Feature, 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

This Call Center Solution Delivers

Interactive Intelligence's CIC 3.0 is making it easier for Pizza Pizza to bring tens of millions of orders to customers across Canada.
Deployments, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Competition Heats Up

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

Speech Needs to Get Personal

Caller data is needed to make personalization perfect.
Inside Outsourcing, Posted 08 Mar 2010

Mobility Ubiquity

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

YouTube Expands Video Transcription Option for AllListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The move is seen as a shot in the arm for speech technologies.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Mar 2010

Intermec Introduces Vocollect Voice on the SRX Wireless Headset

The offering allows warehouse workers greater freedom of motion.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Mar 2010

Loquendo Speech Technologies Certified Interoperable with Genesys Voice Platform 8

The speech vendor also has joined Microsoft's Windows Embedded Partners Program.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2010

Stephen Brown Becomes BigHand Client Services Director in New Division

BigHand creates dedicated client services function to ensure service levels are maintained as growth continues.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2010

Loquendo ASR Language Portfolio Extended to American Spanish and Norwegian

The latest additions bring the number of languages supported to 28.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Feb 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

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

New CEO at BigHand Follows International Growth

Jon Ardron named new CEO of dictation software provider.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 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

Study Finds Consumers Want Increased Automation in the Contact CenterListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

83% of consumers attribute some part of a bad customer service experience to live agent interactions.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Jan 2010

NCH Express Dictate Now a Free iPhone App

Users can download the software for free; Android is the next platform being developed.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 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

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

Digium and Aumtech Certify a Multi-Language Speech Recognition Server Solution with Asterisk

Solution improves customer satisfaction for as little as one-fiftieth of the cost of competitive high-end automated speech recognition (ASR) solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2010

LUNA Project Comes to a Successful End

Loquendo claims great advancements in spoken language understanding.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Dec 2009

Nuance Dragon Search Now Available from the App Store

New iPhone app lets users just speak what they want to search and get results for iTunes, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and Google.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Dec 2009

Speech Is Right for Directory AssistanceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New research finds speech recognition outperforms operators and databases in accuracy and speed.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Dec 2009

O'Reilly Automotive Expands Use of Vocollect Voice

Company projects voice-directed deployment to a significant number of additional facilities within the next four to five years.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2009

MedQuist to License Nuance's SpeechMagic ASR

Company to introduce SpeechQ for General Medicine product line.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2009

MedQuist Integrates Search Engine from Primordial with SpeechQ for Radiology

New speech-enabled solution gives radiologists immediate access to information during documentation process.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2009

Loquendo Releases ASR 7.8

New version includes increased accuracy for natural, spontaneous speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 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

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

Wall Street Clears a Place at the Table for Rosetta StoneListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The language learning firm goes public with a new listing on the NYSE.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Apr 2009

Loquendo and ConverTec Partner on Speech Apps

Virtual Attendant and Virtual Assistant will rely on Loquendo speech engines.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Mar 2009

Message Technologies Launches MTI Natural ChatListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The company says the offering eliminates entry barriers for natural language IVR applications because developers no longer have to build complex grammars and create back-end artificial intelligence.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 12 Mar 2009

Talkhouse Receives Patent Approval for Speech Information Retrieval Technology

The company's advanced speech recognition technology promises to improve the accuracy of voice search applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2009

Nuance and Uncle Sam Unleash the Dragon on U.S. Military BasesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The U.S. Army looks to Nuance for medical transcription services at home and abroad.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 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

Ditech to Deliver Voice-Based Web Interaction during Mobile CallsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The new network-based platform will allow users to utilize voice commands to access the Web during mobile phone calls.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 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

Trio of Tech Firms Go Natural with a More Human InterfaceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Three tech firms team up to build a lifelike, natural language-based digital assistant.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Feb 2009

Ydilo Launches ASR System for Call Centers

The Ydilo Speech Assistant solution optimizes existing IVR systems to offer greater customer satisfaction and improved cost efficiencies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 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

Web Talk on the FlyListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

VoiceCorp's new webReader server-site solution speech-enables Web sites and blogs.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jan 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

Loquendo Recognizes Russian

Company launches its automated speech recognition solution in Russian.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Jan 2009

Speech Cards Now Available As a Beta TestListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Resorb Networks releases public beta of BlindSpeak, which lets users send synthesized messages to anyone, anywhere.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Jan 2009

Vianix Gets the Year Off to a New SPARTListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New offering remolds MASC audio compression technology into an ASR heavyweight.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 14 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

Vangard's Mobile Voice Platform to Power Agilysys Suite

New voice-optimized data entry, application function commands, and navigation now available as part of NextVision Mobile and Wireless Retail suite.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 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

Axolotl Adds Speech Understanding to Its Elysium Line

Company partners with M*Modal to add a new dimensions to its medical records transcription products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jan 2009

Softbank’s Rising Sun Shines on NuanceListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Nuance powers the speech recognition capabilities of BB Softservice's Speeek application for the iPhone.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 Dec 2008

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

Voice Control Available for Windows Media Center

Loquendo and Mediavoice team to deliver the voice-enabled Speaky Media Center 2009.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Dec 2008

Loquendo Releases ASR 7.7

Newest version of speech recognition software offers new features to boost accuracy.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 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

Excendia Makes Its Speech-Enabled Virtual Assistant Available on Sylantro's Hosted VoIP Platform

The Excendia Virtual Assistant adds safe mobility and smart telephony to Sylantro's hosted VoIP platform, allowing users to use voice commands to access and manage their telephone, contacts, email, and appointments.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2008

Telisma and CatchWorld Partner on South African ASR

Partnership will result in the development of South-African English and Afrikaans for teliSpeech Recognizer.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Nov 2008

M*Modal Announces Real-Time Speech Understanding for Healthcare on iPhone

M*Modal launched AnyModal CDS Mobile, an application that makes real-time speech understanding available on the Apple iPhone so physicians can improve patient care from anywhere at anytime.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Nov 2008

Ydilo Partners with IBM on Natural Language Recognition to Call-Management Operations

Ydilo has become an IBM Business Partner by incorporating Websphere Voice Server into its speech software to better serve its customers with advanced speech-enabled solutions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Nov 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

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

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

MacSpeech Updates Dictation SoftwareListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

New features make the software more accurate over time.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 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

Google Adds Audio to Search Capabilities, Android Is NextListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

With the release of Google Audio Indexing, the search giant makes videos searchable by audio content through speech-to-text technology.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Sep 2008

NPR Makes Radio More Accessible

National radio broadcasting network NPR announced plans today that it has taken steps to make its programs accessible to both the deaf and blind.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Jan 2008

Crescendo Launches Healthcare Speech Recognition Blog

Professionals working in either healthcare or speech technology have a new blog to turn to for up-to-date industry developments, case studies, and best practices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Aug 2007

Philips SpeechMagic Receives Citrix Ready Status

Royal Philips Electronics' speech recognition technology SpeechMagic has received Citrix Ready status after successfully completing verification testing that proved joint system compatibility.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2007

Videogame Voices Go 3-D

In the ultra-competitive home videogame landscape, game developers can ill afford to sit on their hands. Many are turning to new voice technologies as a way to enhance the experience for players and differentiate themselves from their peers.
FYI, Posted 01 Jun 2007

Voice-Based Search Expands Among Major Web Players

Voice-based mobile search technology has already become the new battleground for speech technologies, and now major Web search leaders Yahoo! and Google are poised to add their names to an ever-growing list of participants.
FYI, Posted 01 Jun 2007

Implementing a Bright IVR Idea

A Florida triple-play provider doubles self-service and splits transfers between agents in half with a speech application.
Deployments, Posted 01 Jun 2007

The Call Heard 'Round the World'

Don't let cultural and language differences stymie your IVR
Cover Story, Posted 01 May 2007

Hosted Outpaces On-Premises in IVR

FYI, Posted 01 May 2007

Speech Is an Outright Success

After deploying an IBM/Fluency speech system, an insurance broker saw a 20 percent drop in misdirected calls
Deployments, Posted 01 May 2007

Bringing Video to the Voice Arena

The latest speech application development tools allow programmers to incorporate video applications as well.
Feature, Posted 01 May 2007

The Art and Science of War

U.S. forces in Iraq are stepping up field testing of speech translation devices.
Cover Story, Posted 01 Apr 2007

Planning a Trip in Austin Just Got Easier

City's transit authority rolls out IVR to handle basic bus information.
Deployments, Posted 01 Apr 2007

Another Perk for Frequent Flyers

South African Airways improves customer service with upgraded IVR.
Deployments, Posted 01 Apr 2007

Telecom New Zealand Gets Its Self-Service in Ship-Shape

TNZ takes its IVR by the helm and steers clear of bad customer experiences.
Deployments, Posted 01 Apr 2007

Nuance Will Acquire BeVocal

Speech and imaging solutions supplier Nuance Communications continues the acquisition tidal wave that began with its purchase of Lernout & Hauspie in 2001.
FYI, Posted 01 Apr 2007

Opus CAT Scan Gives Good Prognosis for Self-Service

In the latest version of its Conversational Access Technologies (CAT) report, Opus Research notes that speech-enabled self-service is growing faster than other IT spending.
FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2007

Speech Comes Standard in Microsoft Vista

Microsoft released its Windows Vista operating system on Jan. 30, calling it the most significant product launch in the company's 32-year history. At the same time, it also released its Office 2007 product suite—one of the key components of Microsoft's unified communications offering that is expected to ship this summer (see story on page 14).
FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2007

IVR Fuels Additional Sales at an Auto Dealer

Automated call solution has led to $70,000 in additional service department revenue
Deployments, Posted 01 Mar 2007

Vodafone Spain Drives Customer Satisfaction with Speech

Survey results make the customer call center the talk of nearly 179 million people
Deployments, Posted 01 Mar 2007

Ringing in the New Year

Outbound marketers have got the customer's number--but can they use it properly?
Feature, Posted 30 Jan 2007

Industry Dashboard/The Year in Review

FYI, Posted 30 Jan 2007

Gartner Eyes IVR and EVP Vendors

Gartner in December revealed its "Magic Quadrant for IVR and Enterprise Voice Portals," earmarking Avaya, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Nortel, and Intervoice as leaders of the market.
FYI, Posted 30 Jan 2007

ASR Cleared for Takeoff

Air traffic controllers have a new voice that is automating the training process
Deployments, Posted 30 Jan 2007

Industry Dashboard: Datamonitor

Only nine global speech recognition deals were announced between August and October. (Network-based speech deals accounted for almost 80 percent of deals, while the remainder was PC-based.) So far, there have been 77 publicly announced customer wins in the speech recognition market in 2006. In 2005, there were 159 publicly announced wins. This means between now and the end of the year there has to be 82 announced wins for speech to equal that of 2005, which is highly unlikely.
FYI, Posted 09 Nov 2006

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

Sleeping Easy with Web and Phone Integration

Travelodge multiplies occupancy rates with 24/7 phone bookings.
Deployments, Posted 09 Nov 2006

SOA: Connecting the Pieces

Service-oriented architecture can enable IVRs to communicate valuable information from a company's computer network.
Feature, Posted 09 Nov 2006

Read Between the Words

Voice interfaces with true conversational speech capabilities will drive the widespread adoption of voice in mass markets. They make easier, faster, and more efficient interactions with systems. This combination makes interactions with systems feel normal. And, they supersede the concept of learning a new human machine interface (HMI) when talking to a new device or machine. With true conversational speech as the standard, humans don't need to learn machine or robot language and all systems become immediately accessible by human norms.
Feature, Posted 09 Nov 2006

Industry Dashboard: Datamonitor

Over the past five months, (April to August) there has not been strong activity in terms of publicly announced customer wins in the global speech recognition market. The number of publicly announced speech recognition deals grew from 34 during the first three months of 2006 to reach a total of 69 deals year-to-date for 2006. Network-based speech deals continue to account for the majority of customer wins and revenue, as seen in the technology quadrant of the Industry Dashboard.
FYI, Posted 12 Sep 2006

Rotary Gets a Speech Lift

A subsidiary of Dover Corporation, Rotary Lift is the leading manufacturer of vehicle lifts and equipment for the automotive industry. Its success is based on 80 years of continued innovation in delivering tools and solutions that increase the productivity of service technicians. By providing a competitive advantage to customers, Rotary helps technicians get more done and generate more profit. It's no surprise that Rotary is always looking for ways to gain efficiencies.
Deployments, Posted 12 Sep 2006

Natural Language Processing: The Next Steps

Speech interfaces in which users respond in their own words to open-ended prompts like "How may I help you?" are becoming more and more widely deployed. They are most frequently used in routing applications where the application's task is to identify the topic of the users' requests and transfer them to another part of the system where their requests can be addressed.
Feature, Posted 12 Sep 2006

VoIP's Impact on Speech Recognition

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is rapidly replacing traditional phone service in the enterprise and that's good news for speech recognition. According to Synergy Research, revenues associated with enterprise IP telephony topped $4 billion in 2005—a 31 percent increase over 2004, and that has undoubtedly increased even more this year.
Feature, Posted 12 Sep 2006

Joseph Brown, Vice President of Voice Solutions, RightNow Technologies

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Joseph Brown, vice president of voice solutions at RightNow Technologies, to discuss the importance of speech self-service.
Q & A, Posted 29 Aug 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

Jim Caldwell, Director of WebSphere Infrastructure Product Management, IBM

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Jim Caldwell to discuss his new role and the changes occurring with speech inside and outside of IBM.
Q & A, Posted 07 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

Comcast and DIRECTV Tune Customers in Using Speech

Deployments, Posted 03 Jul 2006

Keith Ward, Chief Technology Officer, Product Support Solutions

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Keith Ward, CTO of Product Support Solutions, to discuss the latest issues surrounding migration, technology advantages with next generation platforms as well as some of the company's customers.
Q & A, Posted 20 Jun 2006

Industry Dashboard: Datamonitor

Momentum continues to build in the speech industry. The number of publicly announced speech recognition deals grew from 15 in the January/February timeframe to reach a total of 34 deals year-to-date for 2006.
FYI, Posted 08 May 2006

Dr. Ami Moyal, CEO of NSC

Speech Technology Magazine interviewed Dr. Ami Moyal, CEO of NSC to discuss current issues.
Q & A, Posted 28 Mar 2006

Frank Tersigni, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, VoiceGenie

Speech Technology Magazine sat down with Frank Tersigni, VP of marketing and business development at VoiceGenie Technologies Inc., to learn more about the latest developments at VoiceGenie.
Q & A, Posted 13 Mar 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

Giving Physicians Choices

Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), a 785-bed teaching health care facility located in New York City's fastest growing borough of 450,000 inhabitants, is a recognized leader in innovative, technology-based medicine.
Deployments, Posted 01 Mar 2006

Empowering Customers: The AvMed Way

Created in 1969 as a prepaid health care system for pilots in the Miami aviation industry, AvMed Health Plans is Florida's largest, not-for-profit health plan serving employers in the major metropolitan areas of Florida.
Deployments, Posted 01 Mar 2006

Industry Dashboard: Datamonitor

This is the first of several studies that Datamonitor will be contributing to Speech Technology Magazine in 2006. These studies, called the Industry Dashboard series, provide insight into the uptake of speech recognition technology across various market segments in the industry. As industry analysts, it is prudent that we constantly track customer wins in order to align our information with the latest trajectory of the industry, identify new trends and provide accurate uptodate market sizing data.…
FYI, Posted 01 Jan 2006

Clarkston Chrysler Jeep Rolls out a New Line for Speech

With a global workforce of 384,723 employees, Daimler-Chrysler sold approximately 4,006,700 passenger cars and 712,200 commercial vehicles in 2004. At year's end of 2004, Chrysler's total revenue reached $67 billion. Keeping these numbers in mind, it is not surprising that Chrysler has a five star requirement for its sales and services providers around the globe. However, it is a little surprising to find that this large corporate parent company allows its individual dealerships the freedom…
Cover Story, Posted 01 Jan 2006

Show Some Emotion

Humans are emotional beings. We are highly skilled at crafting voice output - on the fly - that expresses a broad spectrum of emotions and intensities that range from minor irritation and mild amusement to tumultuous outbursts. Managing the expression of emotion in the speech applications that our customers build is also part of our work as speech-technology professionals. Today, we rely on trained actors (voice talent) to craft emotion-laden speech, but some of our…
Feature, 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

County of Marin Gets Moving With Speech

County of Marin, Calif. is located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from the East Bay. The County of Marin did not see the reinstitution of a main line nor adding the staff required for it as a considerable option, plus they wanted an alternative low-cost, easy-to-use remote access method for occasional mobility or for working from home so they selected speech recognition.
Deployments, Posted 07 Nov 2005

The Battle for Speech Recognition Market Dominance

The contact center speech recognition market is maturing, but it is far from slowing down. On the contrary, it’s experiencing an upswing in sales that it hasn’t seen for at least three or four years. This market is consolidating, making room for a variety of new entrants and is finally growing in port size. According to Steve Cramoysan of Gartner DataQuest, “preliminary analysis of the 2004 speech recognition market reveals an overall growth in port…
Feature, Posted 07 Nov 2005

Think Globally, Act Locally: AVIOS Evolving

AVIOS (Applied Voice Input/Output Society) was launched as a non-profit society for speech technology professionals nearly 25 years ago. Speech recognition and synthesis were not widely deployed at the time, and there were no forums for interested parties to convene and share "best practices." Leon Lerman, the founder of AVIOS, noted this gap and set off to address it. As AVIOS grew, it became the conference for anyone with an interest in speech technology application…
The View from AVIOS, Posted 30 Aug 2005

2005 Speech Solutions Winners

For four years Speech Technology Magazine has recognized the individuals and companies whose efforts have propelled the speech industry forward. Upon being nominated and then approved as a candidate in the topic area; winners were then selected by online voting of the readers of Speech Technology Magazine. The categories and winners are: …
Feature, Posted 30 Aug 2005

Taking Care of Business

For more than a decade, businesses around the world have been harnessing the power of speech-enabled technology to reduce costs and enhance customer service. Today, with the evolution that is taking place in the industry, you'll find companies of all sizes using state-of-the-art systems to make it easier for customers to place an order, have a catalog mailed to them or find the nearest retail outlet.
Deployments, Posted 30 Aug 2005

New Operations in Speech

Miami Children's Hospital, a world leader in pediatric health care, has a medical staff of more than 650 physicians and over 2,000 employees. The hospital specializes in all aspects of pediatric medical care from birth through adolescence. Although the hospital draws children with very specific needs from all over the world, it is also the only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children in South Florida. …
Cover Story, Posted 30 Aug 2005

What Happened to Voice Portals?

What is – or, more accurately – what was a voice portal? One definition offered by the “Computing Dictionary” describes voice portals as “an interactive voice response (IVR) front end to a data retrieval system … being positioned mainly by carriers as wide-scale applications, offering things like specialized audio ‘infotainment’ services, real-time news, and stock quotes.” These sites offered engaging speech-enabled dialog available 24/7 from any standard telephone. …
Feature, Posted 30 Aug 2005

Milestones in Speech Technology – Past and Future!

The Past:Speech and language, and the mysteries and magic surrounding them, have a long and venerable history, reaching back into mythological time. Only in this past half century have serious inroads been made into understanding them well enough to be able to emulate them with computer technology. Many top-notch researchers and engineers worldwide have contributed critical pieces to these puzzles. The examples discussed here illustrate just a few of the key milestones, both technical and…
Feature, Posted 30 Aug 2005

Using the Phone to Transform Customer Service into a Strategic Asset

Contact centers in several thousand enterprises around the world have derived cost savings and customer satisfaction benefits by deploying speech recognition technology to automate customer service calls. The return on most of these deployments is usually measured in months, and customer satisfaction surveys indicate that callers frequently prefer voice for conducting service transactions—as opposed to touchtone or lengthy live agent interactions. …
Feature, Posted 30 Aug 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

Chris Lotspeich, Director of Marketing, LumenVox

Chris Lotspeich, director of marketing at LumenVox, explains that "Other tuning tools typically look at the enterprise level of the application, whereas the Speech Tuner gives an in-depth look 'under the hood.'"
Q & A, Posted 01 Jul 2005

Most Innovative Solutions Awards 2005

According to Daniel Hong, voice business analyst at Datamonitor, the global voice business value chain* will grow from $716 million for 2004 to $1,939 million by 2009 at a CAGR of 22 percent. Speech Technology Magazine presents the third annual Most Innovative Solutions awards in recognition of the enterprises and service providers who are deploying innovative speech applications driving this growth. These applications are an integral touch point of their customers' contact with them and…
Feature, Posted 20 Jun 2005

Grange Insurance Pumps Premiums With Speech

The Georgia Insurance Information Group1 reports that annual U.S. insurance premiums reached over one trillion dollars in 2003. Breaking the total 2003 premiums into two categories, the property/casualty sector totaled $574.6 billion and the life/health sector totaled $480.9 billion2. While the average insurance expenditures for 2003 were estimated to be a 7.3 percent increase over 2002 and 2004 totals were 3.8 percent over 2003, the Insurance Information Institute estimates a rise of 2.5 percent for…
Deployments, Posted 20 Jun 2005

Speech in Education

Speech-enabled applications and hardware are increasingly finding their way into the classroom and into the offices of educators at all levels of education, but educational applications still represent a small, though growing, segment of the speech technology market, according to industry analysts. According to Peter Ryan, analyst for London-based Datamonitor, speech technologies derived from education were 3.8 percent in 2004, a figure that is expected to grow to 9.7 percent by 2007. The main areas in…
Feature, Posted 20 Jun 2005

Multi-Persona VUI Design

In the world of voice recognition-based applications, we encounter systems that use a clear, pre-defined single-persona concept to represent the Voice User Interface (VUI). The idea behind this approach is to provide callers with a consistent style of prompting and an overall Hear & Feel that ensures user-friendliness over a period of time. Callers would more easily learn how to get along with the voice application, turning from novice- into power-users, without unnecessarily being distracted…
Feature, Posted 20 Jun 2005

Speaking of the Internet – Speech Equals Access for All

When the U.S. Congress re-wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal accessibility to technology by those who are visually or physically impaired, the legislation (known as Section 508 - see sidebar) potentially benefited many more people than those with disabilities. Boiled down, Section 508 states that it's illegal for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to members of the public. Personal…
Feature, Posted 26 Apr 2005

Virtual Assistants & Mobile Phones: How Speech Makes the Merger

Within the next decade, true interactive speech is expected to be pervasive and in everything. Digital cameras, air conditioners, watches, televisions, PCs, printers, mobile phones, cash registers, kiosks, automobiles, and vending machines will all have voices to announce their status and function. Not only will they accept spoken commands, they will hold conversations with us. Your TIVO will discuss its programming, your car will tell you where to turn, and your mobile phone will remind…

Feature, Posted 26 Apr 2005

Speech Technologies Make Video Games Complete

Speech recognition technology has reached a significant milestone: its use in mainstream console-based video games. That might seem like a dubious achievement considering the serious ROIs that speech recognition offers for large corporations in automated call centers, but the video game industry is huge, bigger than the movie industry. The costs to produce a new video game make the introduction of any new feature like speech recognition a serious risk. And for speech technology the…
Feature, Posted 26 Apr 2005

Embedding Speech into Mobile Devices

Anne Rosenfeld, a Boston, Mass.-based producer of neuroscience conferences for educators, found the 75-minute (one-way) commute between her home and office to be a big waste of time until a dead cell phone helped her become more productive. Needing a new portable phone to keep in touch with her office, suppliers, hotels and family and friends, Rosenfeld bought a new Samsung phone which she later learned was speech-enabled with software from VoiceSignal. …
Feature, Posted 06 Mar 2005

The Role of Speech in Healthcare

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), there is a nationwide shortage of more than 168,000 nurses and other health care professionals. With 60 percent of emergency rooms working at or above capacity, it is essential that hospitals utilize their staff and time carefully, which is becoming more difficult to accomplish as more and more people are turning to the emergency room for care. CDC reports from 2002 estimate that approximately 110.2 million visits were…
Feature, Posted 06 Mar 2005

Speech Enables Disaster Recovery Operations

On any given day, there could be an event that drives communications off the rails. Whether it is a technical problem, weather related issue, or a major disaster, it becomes challenging for a company to communicate, operate and respond effectively. Enabling communications among employees, customers and the world within the first 24-48 hours is critical to either maintaining operations or getting the business back up and running smoothly and effectively. If you can't communicate, you…
Feature, Posted 06 Mar 2005

John Cameron, Chairman, Unveil

John Cameron, chairman of Unveil, explains, "While cost reduction is clearly a driving factor in the purchase of speech recognition, we are seeing an increased emphasis on caller satisfaction."
Q & A, Posted 01 Feb 2005

Dan Miller, analyst, Opus Research

Dan Miller, analyst at OPUS Research, explains that Service Automation Expo attendees will learn what their counterparts in a cross-section of industries are doing to upgrade their self-service infrastructures including plans to upgrade their IVRs, implement more advanced TTS, speaker verification and ultimately natural language understanding (NLU).
Q & A, Posted 01 Feb 2005

E-Pay Leader Expands Consumer Options while Controlling Biller Costs with VoiceXML

Fort Knox National Company (Fort Knox) processes nearly 20 billion dollars in payments annually for more than 700 companies, including some of the top utility, mortgage, insurance, and consumer finance billers in the United Sates. As a leading provider of single-source electronic payment solutions, Fort Knox has been at the forefront of innovations in the payments industry for nearly 20 years. Its TruePay™ payment platform is an example of the company putting innovation to work…
Deployments, Posted 06 Jan 2005

Usability Scorecard

The fourth and final in a series of interactive columns by Edwin Margulies.
Feature, Posted 06 Jan 2005

Baselining: Making the Case for New or Upgraded Speech Applications

New applications based on speech are redefining how enterprises deliver support to their employees and customers. Speech applications are moving quickly into the mainstream, with numerous applications identified for business process automation.
Feature, Posted 06 Jan 2005
Companies: Speech Recognition
Agilingua LLC
All Worldly Voices
AVST
CallFinder
Chant, Inc.
inContact
Inference Solutions
LumenVox
NICE Systems, Inc.
Parlance Corporation
Plum Voice
Rubidium, Ltd
SESTEK
SmartAction
Speech Processing Solutions North America
VoltDelta
Voxeo