Speech Technology Magazine

Category: Text to Speech

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

Paragon Updates Slovoed Talking Dictionaries

New dictionaries provide a free trial, audio pronunciations, flash cards and other learning tools, and detailed grammar information.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Sep 2014

Cavena Chooses Acapela TTS for Subtitling

Cavena Audio Description package provides subtitling in 30 languages with Acapela voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 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

VideoDubber to Use Acapela TTS

Acapela voices will help dub video content in more than 30 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 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

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

Star Perfomers: Amazon's on Fire

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

Acapela TTS Powers iWordQ Talking App for Struggling Writers

iWordQ is a writing and reading application to assist struggling writers and readers of all ages, designed by Quillsoft, that uses Acapela Voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Jul 2014

Acapela Provides TTS for Open LORE Read

New assistive reading app features three Acapela voices for audio playback of text.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 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

NeoSpeech Releases U.K. English Male TTS Voice

Hugh is the latest voice in NeoSpeech's text-to-speech portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Jul 2014

ReadSpeaker Adds Document-Reading and Viewing Solution to Moodle

E-learning software provider adds ReadSpeaker's docReader service to its Moodle platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jul 2014

Cram.com Adds TTS to Its Flashcard App

New TTS on Cram.com provides audio support in 18 languages for flashcards.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jul 2014

SageLINQ Launches to Read the Internet

New SageLINQ app converts content into audio files and streams it to listeners' mobile devices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 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

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

Aculab Adds Ivona TTS to Its Aculab Cloud

Adding Ivona text-to-speech to the Aculab Cloud gives developers more language choices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 May 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

NeoSpeech Releases New US English Female TTS Voice

Ashley is added to NeoSpeech's text-to-speech portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 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

NeoSpeech Releases New Text-to-Speech App

Apps offers 14 professional male and female voices in seven languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 10 Apr 2014

Acapela Releases Bilingual English/Spanish Voice Rodrigo

Rod/Rodrigo speaks both Spanish and English, and even a little "Spanglish."
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Apr 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

Google Adds to Its TTS Engine

New languages and high-quality voices go into Google Text-to-Speech Version 3.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Mar 2014

Voki Launches Voki Presenter

Voki Presenter is a speech-enabled virtual teaching assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Mar 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

CSIR's New TTS Offers South African Voices

CSIR is looking for a commercial partner to take its TTS products to market.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

NeoSpeech Adds Mexican Spanish TTS Voice

Mexican male voice "Francisco" joins NeoSpeech's growing text-to-speech portfolio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Feb 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

Ivona Enters Wearables Market with OrCam Partnership

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

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

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

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

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

iSpeak4U Releases HandySpeech 3.0

The latest version of the HandySpeech handwriting-to-speech app has a new interface and improved speech and handwriting recognition.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Dec 2013

Elderis Adds Ivona Voice to Connected TV Set-Top Box

TTS makes channel guides and program information available to the elderly and disabled.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Dec 2013

Ivona Adds TTS Voices in Four New Languages

New Ivona TTS offerings include Swedish, Turkish, Portuguese, and Indian English.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

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.
Sounding Board, Posted 22 Nov 2013

Acapela Adds North Sami to Its Portfolio of TTS Languages

The language spoken in northern Scandinavia will be preserved and promoted with text-to-speech.
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

Overheard Underheard

FYI, Posted 15 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

NeoSpeech Partners with BorG

BorG sends text-to-speech for iPhones and iPads.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 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

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

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

ReadSpeaker Releases ReaderSpeaker speechCloud and ReadSpeaker TTS Producer

Text-to-speech solutions include an API to create apps for developing talking household appliances.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Oct 2013

ReadSpeaker and Instructure Partner to Integrate TTS on the Canvas Learning Management System

Instructors and students can now benefit from speech-enabled educational content to facilitate the learning experience.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Oct 2013

Managing Text-to-Speech Expectations

Being clear up front and providing options will make the technology an easier sell.
Sounding Board, Posted 27 Sep 2013

Translate Your World Teams Up with ReadSpeaker

Companies to combine voice-to-subtitles system with subtitles-to-voice capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 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

Wearable Voice: The Next Big Thing

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

NeoSpeech Releases Revamped VoiceText

Text-to-speech solution integrates voices into multimedia apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 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

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

Incendonet to Release SpeechBridge 5

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

The 2013 Star Performers

Feature, Posted 12 Aug 2013

LinguaSys to License and Distribute OPI Translate Application

Solution provides mobile device translation of text and speech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Aug 2013

Ivona Adds a New Russian TTS Voice

The new addition brings Ivona's portfolio to 45 voices and 18 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Jul 2013

Can Watson Replace Customer Service Agents?

IBM's famed computer will still need improved speech technologies to be fully effective.
Sounding Board, Posted 24 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

OP3Nvoice and Digital Reasoning Team Up on Analytics for Multichannel Electronic Communications

Integrated solution will enhance global compliance infrastructure for financial services firms.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

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

NeoSpeech Updates Spanish Female TTS Voice

The new Violeta now supports users on a 64-bit platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Jul 2013

New Automated Web Translator Launches

Translate Your World releases an app that relies on human and automated translations for Web events.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Jul 2013

Nuance’s NDEV Program Gives Voice to TV Apps

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

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

NeoSpeech TTS Powers New Japanese Learning App

Japanese voices added to Rakudasoft's Hands-Free Sensei mobile app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 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

NeoSpeech Enhances TTS for ADA Compliance

Support for Microsoft SAPI opens access to screenreader.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 May 2013

Nuance Acquires Tweddle

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

Voyager Learning Teams with iSpeech to Launch VmathLive

The new online math program features a text-to-speech program interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 May 2013

Acapela Adds New Children's TTS Voices

Four new voices round out the company's portfolio for Google Android apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 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

Panopreter Offers TTS Freeware

The text-to-speech application lets Windows users convert text to .wav or .mp3 audio files.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 May 2013

AudioEye Delivers Mobile Audio Web Site for Cancer News Publisher

Onco'Zine launches avoice-driven Audio Internet site.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2013

NeoSpeech Updates Embedded Text-to-Speech Products

Solutions include support for several platforms, including IOS and Android.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2013

Voice Translation Hits Its Stride

Cross-language communication is globalizing business and affecting the world.
In Other Words, Posted 01 May 2013

Nuance Adds TTS to Document Scanning Program

OmniPage Ultimate now lets users convert documents to audio files.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Apr 2013

Infovox Enhances Its Talking Companion App

Infovox4 features Acapela Group's technology to convert written text to speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Apr 2013

NeoSpeech Turns TTS Over to Amazon Hosting

Developers can now access more reliable TTS Web Services.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 22 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

Credo Adds TTS through Partnership with ReadSpeaker

TTS expands the capabilities of the library learning software to help more people.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 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

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

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

Nuance Expands Dragon Mobile Features

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

TextAloud Now Available for Apple iOS Devices

The text-to-speech software is now available from NextUp.com as an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Mar 2013

iSpeech Launches Publishing Platform

Converts books and articles into audiobooks and podcasts.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Mar 2013

Voice Dream Reader with NeoSpeech TTS Voices Now Available

Mobile app lets users import and convert any form of text to voice files.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Feb 2013

CereProc Adds Dutch to Its TTS Portfolio

The Anne female Dutch voice expands the company's reach in Europe.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Feb 2013

Acapela Adds TTS Voices to Scene Partner

Sixteen new voices debut in the mobile app to help actors memorize their lines.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2013

ScootPad Teams Up with ReadSpeaker

Partnership integrates text-to-speech technology into learning platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Feb 2013

NeoSpeech Powers Web2go Web Site Reader

Software gives voice to blogs and Web sites.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Feb 2013

Overheard Underheard

FYI, 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

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

Amazon Buys TTS Provider Ivona

The company was already providing the TTS for Amazon's Kindle tablets.
Speech Technology News Features, 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

Nuance, ZTE Team Up on Portfolio of Voice-Enabled Devices

Companies collaborate on advanced voice applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2013

DENSO Adopts NeoSpeech Software for Vehicle Navigation System

TTS technology will be used in Toyota vehicles.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 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

CereProc Expands Its TTS Accent Portfolio

More than 15 new regional accents highlight the enhancements available for mobile apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2012

NeoSpeech Debuts New TTS Canadian French Voice

App uses natural language processing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 2012

Voice Guide to Come to Kindle Products Next Year

Uses IVONA text-to-speech technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Dec 2012

Intel Adds Nuance Voice Recognition to SDK

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

ISpeak4U Debuts HandySpeech

Handwriting-to-speech app helps those with severe language difficulties.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Dec 2012

CereProc Brings TTS to the Global CreST Network Tour

CereProc is collaborating in a research project and touring exhibition that explores the principles for conversational emotion and challenges involved in artificial voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Dec 2012

Buddy Bird Tells You What to Do

Task lists can be read aloud with NeoSpeech TTS voices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 28 Nov 2012

NeoSpeech Voices Speech-Enable Rooster Alarm iPhone App

Rooster Alarm can announce the date and time, custom greeting messages, music tracks, birthday reminders and any RSS feed from the Internet.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Nov 2012

Desire2Learn Implements Technology from Cisco WebEx, ReadSpeaker, Ellucian, and Automatic Sync

Platform to include cloud-based text-to-speech technology
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Nov 2012

Neospeech Unveils Text to Speech for SIP VoIP Services

Server connects TTS to any telephony platform.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Nov 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

NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech On-Demand Adds New Voices

Service now available on Amazon Web.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Oct 2012

Voice Reader Text-to-Speech 2.5 Supports 32 Voices, 21 Languages

Updates include direct search feature.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 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

Chrysler Adds Voice to Select Models

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

Acapela TTS Lets Users Personalize Android Phones

The Acapela TTS Voices app offers 50 voices in 26 languages for Google Play apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Sep 2012

TextSpeak Unveils Human-Sounding Speech Synthesis Appliance

Text-to-speech peripheral advances hospital announcement and medical dispatch systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Sep 2012

TTS Provider CereProc Updates Its Core Product

The latest version offers greater compatibility and system performance.
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

Android Concierge Solution Gets Its Voice from NeoSpeech

VoiceText is the basis of the Shabette Concier application in Japan.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

Nuance Announces Dragon Assistant Beta, a Voice App for Intel-Inspired Ultrabooks

Dragon Assistant lets people speak to their PCs to search the Web, find content, play music, check and reply to email, update social network statuses, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Sep 2012

Nuance Unleashes a New Dragon

FYI, Posted 10 Sep 2012

Enabling the Disabled

Developments in assistive technologies are removing barriers for many.
Feature, Posted 10 Sep 2012

New App Lets Users Listent to Twitter Feeds

The Social Radio app converts social streams into audio.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Sep 2012

NeoSpeech TTS Featured in AAC Speech Application

iPad solution improves communication for people with speech disabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Aug 2012

SpeechTrans Launches Video Conference Translation Software

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

Wizzard's Wavefile Factory Voice Enables Internal e-learning Projects

Technology incorporates AT&T Natural Voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Aug 2012

NeoSpeech TTS Featured in Out Fit 7’s Talking Friends Mobile App

The Tom Loves Angela app allows users to chat with Tom's girlfriend Angela by entering in text that is then converted to speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Aug 2012

PCS Wireless and Voice Assist Announce Nationwide Market Trial

10,000 handsets will get the hands-free safe driving assistant.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

Clarion Launches TTS for Social Media Apps

The new apps provide an in-vehicle user interface.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Aug 2012

NeoSpeech Teams Up With ReminderXchange

Text-to-speech based offering provides voice reminder services.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Aug 2012

LumenVox Unveils New Version Of Speech Engine

Features include an upgrade to the Text-to-Speech server.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 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 Introduces Nina, Its Own Virtual Assistant

Nina provides an open SDK for the enterprise.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Aug 2012

MyVoice Announces Wheelchair-Friendly TalkRocket Go App

Verbal communication using an iPad is now physically and financially accessible to people with complex disabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Aug 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

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

Voxeo Partners with Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom adopts the Tropo Voice and SMS API from Voxeo.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jul 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

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

CereProc Makes Its Youthful Voices Commercially Available

The two voices, originally created for the education market, feature regional English accents.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jun 2012

NeoSpeech TTS Is Now Available through the Aculab Cloud

Cloud provisioning makes the application more cost-effective for developers.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2012

ReadSpeaker Speech-Enables AARP Foundation's W.I.N. Web Site

AARP Foundation's W.I.N. Web site now has ReadSpeaker's online text-to-speech service to help adult and older workers get better access to its written content.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jun 2012

Kurzweil Releases Update for Kurzweill 1000

Version 13 of the screen reading technology features support for Microsoft Speech Platform, giving greater choice of TTS voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 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

CereProc Opens its CereVoice Cloud

The TTS specialist offers its TTS software as a cloud-based product now in beta testing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 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

CereProc Signs on for New UK Education Initiative Using Speech

The U.K. government-sponsored program launches two TTS voices for use in England's education system.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 30 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

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

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

RealityCorp Debuts ClinTest Voice v4.0

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

CereProc Partners with FTW and Voice Business to Give the Austrian Postal Service a Voice

New Austrian TTS voices are included in the project.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Apr 2012

Inphonite Rolls Out InphoniteVoice 2012

IVR and messaging solution offered for Saas and on-premises
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2012

The Talking Alarm Clock Now Says More

Mother Tucker's new device reads the date, weather, calendar, email, stock prices, horoscopes, and custom text.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 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

CereProc Introduces Irish TTS Voice

CereProc's mobile text-to-speech (TTS) voice offering with an Irish accent comes out just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Mar 2012

Don Johnston Announces Snap&Read Screen Reader

The floating toolbar reads text on screen in any application and format.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

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

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

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

LumenVox Now Hosts Applications

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

GM Voices Introduces New Business Conference Video and Event Promotion Services

The new offering includes promotional video and animation and on-site media
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 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

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

CereProc and Telisma Team Up

Companies integrate voice input and output carrier-grade systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 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

Ask Ziggy Gives Siri a Run for Its Money

Voice assistant now available for Windows 7 phones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Jan 2012

BMW Drivers Can Hear Yelp

New TTS feature enables drivers to listen to information and reviews about area businesses.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

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

Pictello Adds Support For 23 Languages

New story-telling tool features recorded sound and text-to-speech.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 Dec 2011

CereProc Receives Patent for Emotional Speech Synthesis System

Custom voices are full of character.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 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

Acapela Kiosk Lets Publishers Voice-Enable Huge Amounts of Text

The new online service offers a smart collaborative text-to-speech production solution.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Nov 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

Acapela Adds Two Swedish Voices

The new voices speak in Swedish dialects Skånska and Göteborgska.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 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

CereProc Launches CereVoice 3.0

New version of the TTS software features iPhone compatibility, improved performance, and support for more languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 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 Gives Voice to Waze App for iPhone and Android

Nuance's connected text-to-speech reads aloud turn-by-turn directions and traffic alerts for social mapping and navigation app.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 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 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

ReadSpeaker Launches Web-Based Math Audio Reader

Program lets publishers make their educational content more accessible.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Sep 2011

Nuance Agrees to Acquire Loquendo

Deal is valued at $75.5 million
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Automated Translation Saves Thousands

But proper implementation requires meticulous preparation
In Other Words, Posted 01 Sep 2011

eBooks for the Visually Impaired

Kindle and other readers come up short; Justice Dept. pushes textbooks
Voice Value, Posted 01 Sep 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

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

IVONA Software Releases Truly Youth Text-to-Speech Voices

New youth TTS voices enable a variety of applications for young people.
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

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

Loquendo TTS Powers Online Language Learning Tool

Loquendo teams with Quizlet.com to offer text-to-speech on flashcard sets in 12 languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Jul 2011

iSpeech Develops Audio Reader for Elsevier's SciVerse Applications

- Text-to-speech application enables researchers to listen to scientific articles on SciVerse ScienceDirect
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 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

eXtrapola and Loquendo Create a Talking Newsletter for Italian Newspaper

With AudioFlash24, breaking news from IlSole24Ore.com is also available by voice, thanks to eXtrapola and Loquendo speech technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 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

Txtlocal Gives a Voice to the Disabled

The company's JayBee product transforms predictive text phrases into voices
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jul 2011

Speech Drives Safety Solutions for Cars

Distractions like texting and navigation systems call for safer user interfaces, and the industry is responding
The View from AVIOS, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Acapela Adds 18 Voices to Its Virtual Speaker Product Line

New voices bring the total number available to 57.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

Acapela Adds 10 New TTS Voices

New voices cover Asian and European languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Jun 2011

Loquendo TTS Powers Universal Translator App with Voice and Image Processing for BlackBerry and iPhone

RantNetwork announces the integration of Loquendo TTS in Communilator, a voice and photo translation application for smartphones.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 13 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

Ectaco Selects SVOX TTS for eBook Readers and Language Learning Software

SVOX solution enhances Ectaco devices for the educational and consumer markets.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 Jun 2011

SpeechTrans Offers Mobile Translation App for Hearing Impaired

Custom-designed speech recognition app gives the hearing impaired freedom to engage in personal multi-language conversations.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Jun 2011

Loquendo Releases Indian English TTS

Veena is the new female English-speaking voice with an Indian accent.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 24 May 2011

Consumers Embrace Speech to Improve Smartphone Functionality

SVOX reveals popularity of text-to-speech voices with over 340,000 downloads since engine launch; discovers consumers prefer female text-to-speech voices to male
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 23 May 2011

Lucas Adds Speedometer Feature to Jennifer Voice-Picking Solution

New features extend the labor management and productivity reporting capabilities of the Jennifer solution from Lucas Systems.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 May 2011

Voxware Releases New Version of Voxware 3 Software

Version 4.1 features "bucket brigade" picking capabilities and batch and split assigning.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 May 2011

Nuance Extends Mobile Developer Program to China

Dragon Mobile SDK now supports Mandarin Chinese, allowing Chinese developers to voice-enable apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 May 2011

Loquendo Provides the Voice of Telefonica

The Telefonica brand speaks to customer care and other services with a custom synthetic voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 May 2011

Global Presentations Using TTS And Automated Translation

It's the future of sales materials, worldwide customer support, and corporate media
In Other Words, Posted 01 May 2011

Making Modalities Play Nicely Together

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

Emergency Preparedness Is a Job for All

Court ruling in Los Angeles disabilities case teaches a broader lesson; speech-generating devices are one of several tools that could be employed
Voice Value, Posted 01 May 2011

VoKnow Launches New Mobile Web Audio Experience via TTS

Listeners can create personalized news programs from millions of sources and listen anytime, anywhere via the Web, iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Apr 2011

Loquendo TTS Powers Museum QR Codes

At Italian museums, visitors can now use their mobile phones as audio guides.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 Apr 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

Global Alert Network Launches Hands-Free Service for Drivers

The new app uses GPS and TTS to deliver relevant information when and where the driver needs it.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 08 Apr 2011

Nattiq Adds Acapela's Arabic Voices to Dolphin Pen's New Generation

Assistive technology allows blind users to hear the written word in several Arabic voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2011

Acapela Group Provides Voices for E-Doceo Online E-Learning Service

Acapela's speech synthesis will be used by the company for its online media store.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 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

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

RedPrairie and Lucas Systems Team Up for Voice Directed Warehouse Management

RedPrairie will resell Jennifer VoicePlus to new and existing RedPrairie customers, leveraging open, industry-standard mobile computers that support flexible, efficient voice-plus workflows.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2011

Babylon 9 Will Speak Acapela

The company chooses Acapela's TTS to voice-enable its translation tool.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 18 Mar 2011

VBVoice Integrates with Microsoft Speech Server through MCRP

The combination allows developers to access Speech Server and TTS products in Microsoft's Office Communications Server.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 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

Making Mobile Business-Appropriate

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

Ford Adds Languages to Its Sync System

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

C Technologies Selects SVOX to Give Voice to the C-Pen Scanner

SVOX text-to-speech technology vocalizes output from handheld optical character recognition device to capture and decode text.
Speech Technology Digest, 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

Loquendo Releases TTS 7.20 with Key New Features and Languages

The latest version features a one-click installation tool, Romanian language TTS, and new Italian and Turkish voices.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Feb 2011

IVONA Text to Speech Launches "IVONA for Developers"

The program creates a one-stop portal for integrating voice into mobile applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Feb 2011

Nuance Debuts FlexT9 Multimodal Input for Android

Four-in-one keypad app lets users speak, trace, write, or tap with expanded language support for U.S. and U.K. English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Feb 2011

IVONA Unveils New Voices and Languages

The company adds Spanish, French, and German to its text-to-speech technology.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 14 Feb 2011

Nuance Brings Voice to New Jawbone ERA Headsets

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

Convenience Drives the Speech Technology Market

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

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

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

Loquendo TTS Powers PredictAble, a Communication Aid for the iPad

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

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

Valor Multimedia Selects Gogo Navigation Software with Loquendo TTS for In-Dash Navigation Product

Loquendo TTS gives a voice to the multimedia on-board multilingual navigation system.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jan 2011

Nuance Launches Self-Service Mobile Developer Program

Dragon Mobile SDK gives developers the ability to voice-enable iOS and Android apps.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 20 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

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

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

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

Hands-On: An Interactive Display

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

Speech Synthesis With Emotion

Speech Solutions, Posted 05 Jan 2011

On Speech We Can Agree

Passage of legislation heralds new opportunities for the disabled.
Voice Value, Posted 05 Jan 2011

W3C Launches HTML Speech Incubator Group

Ultimate goal is to develop tools to better integrate speech with the Web.
Standards, Posted 05 Jan 2011

AT&T Natural Voices to Be Used in Weather Warning Services

AT&T's text-to-speech solution from Wizzard will be the new voice of the National Weather Service beginning next fall.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Dec 2010

Loquendo TTS Integrated into Gogo Navigator for North America

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

Loquendo TTS to Power HP Navigator

Spime, Navteq, and Loquendo partner to power hybrid alternative to Web-based mapping services with HP Navigator.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Dec 2010

SVOX’s TTS to Power Google Translate and Google Dictionary

Text-to-speech will provide natural sounding voices to facilitate online language learning.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Dec 2010

TTS Option Enabled for All Elsevier ePub Book Titles

The scientific book publisher enables text-to-speech on all its titles, increasing access for people with print disabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 16 Dec 2010

SVOX’s TTS Technology Selected by Hyundai for the New ix20

SVOX TTS is integrated into the Hyundai ix20 infotainment and navigation system for media player control, navigation and voice assisted dialing.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 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

Safe at Home with SpeechListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Ksenia Security will use Loquendo TTS for security and home automation market
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Nov 2010

Loquendo Powers New Speech Enabled Translation App

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

Cheetah Software Integrates CoPilot Live GPS Navigation Software

New plug-in maximizes map guidance with spoken turn-by-turn directions.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 Nov 2010

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

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

Loquendo TTS Integrated into Beyo Translating App for iPhone

SnapTranslate gives iPhone users rapid translations leveraging Loquendo TTS.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 Nov 2010

Loquendo Talks to Commuters

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

Nuance Has a Dragon for Every Need

New releases of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software cover the legal, medical, and Mac user communities.
FYI, Posted 01 Nov 2010

Standards Hit Speech on the Web and Voice Biometrics

ANSI and W3C capped a busy summer with the release of new recommendations that provide more global reach.
FYI, Posted 01 Nov 2010

Avatars Meet the Challenge

A SpeechTEK Europe session showed the appeal of the technology.
Feature, Posted 01 Nov 2010

TTS Lets Users Wake Up to the News

A new iPhone alarm clock app reads the news, calendar events, birthdays, and more.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 29 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

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

GM Voices Partners with IVONA Text-To-Speech

Natural voice recording combines with TTS for an improved caller experience; U.S. English voices are the first of many languages to come.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Oct 2010

Loquendo Presents Laila, Its First Female Arabic Voice

Female voice accompanies a male voice that Loquendo released in June.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 11 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

NextUp Releases New Version of TextAloudListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The text-to-speech software allows users the ability to listen to texts from various sources.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Oct 2010

K-NFB Launches Free E-Reader

New Blio application features Nuance Vocalizer technologies.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 29 Sep 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

Looney Tunes Characters Lend Their Voices to TomTom!

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

SSML 1.1 Becomes a W3C Recommendation

Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) offers developers a way to control synthetic speech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Sep 2010

PocketBook Showcases Five New Devices with SVOX TTS Technology

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

Market Spotlight: Education

TTS hits the broader student market.
FYI, Posted 01 Sep 2010

EBSCO Publishing Extends TTS to School and Public Library Databases

New feature includes Texthelp Systems' SpeechStream toolbar to support reading and comprehension.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 31 Aug 2010

A New eReader Reads to YouListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Blio will have text-to-speech capabilities powered by Nuance
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 24 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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Rep. Giffords Adds Speech Technology to Her Web SiteListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Audio Eye makes congresswoman's official Web site accessible to the disabled via TTS and video captioning.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 27 Jul 2010

Loquendo TTS Running on iGO My Way Navigation App for iPhone

iGO My Way app can read out route directions in seven languages.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Jul 2010

SVOX Enters Technology Licensing Agreement with Vianix

This agreement gives SVOX and its customers immediate access to audio coding technologies for speech quality in automotive, mobile and consumer electronics applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 27 Jul 2010

Loquendo Releases TTS in Portuguese

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

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

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

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

New BuzzVoice Version Makes It Easier to Hear Web News

The all-new BuzzVoice 3.0 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch includes six unique features to make it faster, easier, and safer to consume news on the go.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Jul 2010

Future Apps Provides an Update for iSpeak Translator App

The update will allow users to translate three new languages.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Jul 2010

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

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

Vocollect Enhances Industrial Wearable Solution

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

Loquendo Reaches 30 Languages with the Launch of Arabic TTS

Loquendo releases TTS in Modern Standard Arabic and new TTS Director is now also a complete text editor for the Arabic language.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jun 2010

Incoming Caller's Name Now Read Aloud with Caller ID Reader App

No more looking at mobile phones while driving to see who's calling.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 Jun 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

KidsHealth Teams Up With VoiceCorp to Improve Usability of Online Health Information

New audio feature enables Web site to reach more people.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Jun 2010

New Firmware Available for Plextalk Devices

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

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

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

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

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

E-Book Reader Is Available on iPad from Acapela VoicesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The new application provides hands-free reading of 30,000 titles.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 07 Jun 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

Nuance and IBM Team to Advance Next-Generation Natural Language Speech TechnologyListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Research collaboration aims to break barriers with conversational and intelligent speech products.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 21 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

Italian Hospitals Broadcast Over the Web Using Loquendo TTS

New service provides music and important announcements throughout hospitals in Italy's Tuscany region.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 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

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

Loquendo Opens U.K. Office in Central London

Company cites growing demand for a its technologies and services across Northern Europe.
Speech Technology Digest, 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

Talking Dictionaries

Speech Solutions, Posted 03 May 2010

Shame On You, Authors Guild

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

SVOX Releases New Russian Voice

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

DriveSafe.ly Gets Down to Business

iSpeech brings its distracted driving solution to enterprise customers looking to stop employees' texting while driving.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Apr 2010

Loquendo TTS Powers iPhone Translating App in 16 Languages

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

IQ Technology Becomes Loquendo's Exclusive Taiwan Reseller

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

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

Loquendo TTS Powers a New Tool for Language Learning

Tandem integrates Loquendo TTS into its applications for language students of all ages and abilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 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

Loquendo Reaches 70 VoicesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The company releases two new voices in American Spanish and Norwegian.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 01 Apr 2010

Nuance Announces TALKS 5.0 for Touchscreen Phones

Assistive mobile phone screen reader now supports Series 60 5th Edition phones and features new exploration mode for navigation of apps.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 31 Mar 2010

Voxeo Launches Cloud Communications API with Worldwide Presence and Twitter Support

Tropo now supports Twitter, SMS, IM, and voice interactions from anywhere to any application.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 25 Mar 2010

PLEXTALK Pockets are now Audible-Ready

New device enables PLEXTALK Pocket users to access the Audible.com library of books, newspapers and magazines, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2010

Caja Madrid Deploys Loquendo TTS in Its ATMs

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

Mobility Ubiquity

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

CallFire Releases Hosted IVR

Offering includes TTS, call recording, call routing, and a virtual receptionist.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 02 Mar 2010

IPhone Translation App Features Loquendo TTS

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

AIM-Virginia Renews Statewide License of Read:OutLoud 6 E-Book Software

Reading initiative provides accommodations for students with IEPS and access to electronic textbooks.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 Feb 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

Shinano Kenshi Releases Plextalk Firware Upgrade

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

Umanify Takes Loquendo Speech to the iPhone

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

Netcom Becomes the First Mobile Operator to Offer Visual Voicemail on Sony Ericsson Handsets

Making Visual Voicemail available for mass-market use in Norway paves the way for significant global growth.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Feb 2010

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

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

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

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

Loquendo Brings Speech to TI’s eBook Development Platform

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

Speech-Enabled GPS Navigation Devices

Speech Solutions, Posted 10 Jan 2010

Shame on You, Amazon

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

Sakhr's Arabic Language Buddy

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

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

Alpine Electronics Integrates Loquendo TTS

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

LUNA Project Comes to a Successful End

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

SVOX Adds Arabic to Its TTS Line

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

Cbeyond Launches Cloud-Based Virtual ReceptionistListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The service offers call answering, call routing, voicemail integration, company directory, and more.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 18 Dec 2009

RoboBraille and Loquendo Support the Visually Impaired

The companies combine to provide audio content to those for whom reading is a challenge.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 15 Dec 2009

Loquendo TTS Featured on New Xpress Speech Communication Solution

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

Alpine Chooses Loquendo for Navigation Products

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

Nuance Renews Vocalizer Deal with Mio

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

The Blind in Britain Get New TTS

IVO Software adds a voice to products from the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 Nov 2009

Intel Reader Transforms Printed Text to Spoken WordListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Intel launches a mobile, speech-enabled handheld device for people with reading or vision problems.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Nov 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

New Service Lets Consumers Listen to the Web's Top NewsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

BuzzVoice converts breaking stories to audio in real time, letting consumers listen and multitask everywhere.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 11 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

Loquendo Releases New Danish Voice

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

SVOX Adds New Languages to TTS

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

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

Verizon Wireless Launches TALKS for Customers with Visual ImpairmentsListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The new offering uses TTS to read messages, assist with menu navigation, and much more.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Mar 2009

Hold the Phone: It’s Google Voice and It’s FreeListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Google Voice's voicemail-to-text offering may prove a challenge to just about every phone company.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 16 Mar 2009

AT&T Gets a New Voice in Windows for 2009Listen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Wizzard releases version 4.2 of AT&T Natural Voices Text to Speech.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 10 Mar 2009

Loquendo Releases New Versions of Speech Engine, SDK, TTSListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The new releases offer additional features and aim to give designers more control.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 25 Feb 2009

Eric Joins the Ivona TTS Family

The new American English voice extends the range of Expressivo text-to-speech products.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 17 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

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

Voice Elements Integrates Cepstral TTSListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

.NET telephony tool is now available with affordable text-to-speech software.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 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 Presents a New Male Finnish Voice

Mikko joins Milla, the Finnish female voice released in October.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 26 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

AT&T Extends Reseller Agreement with Wizzard Software

AT&T Intellectual Property's agreement with Wizzard includes AT&T Natural Voices text-To-speech software.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Dec 2008

SVOX Powers Clarion Mobile Device

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

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

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

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

deCarta Takes Loquendo TTS On Board

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

With TTS, Santa Can Call Your Kid

Children's Christmas wishes can be confirmed by a phone call from St. Nick, all with a goal of raising money for charity.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 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

IVO Software Opens Online Recording Studio

Polish speech technology vendor takes its popular Ivona text-to-speech engine to the Web.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 01 Dec 2008

Loquendo Offers New Danish Voice

Frida is the latest of Loquendo's voices for TTS applications.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 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

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

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

SAP to Partner with VoiceObjects

Under a new partnering deal inked March 13, SAP is integrating VoiceObjects’ phone application server technology into its own NetWeaver platform. The technology will enable easy input and access to SAP applications via the telephone.
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

Improving Workflow and Patient Care with Voice

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

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

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

Ringing in the New Year

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

IBM Drafts the Standard in Text-to-Speech

IBM in mid-December released a new application programming interface, or middleware, that expands the ability of screenreading programs like Freedom Scientific's JAWS and GW Micro's Window-Eyes, to convert on-screen text and graphics to audio for the blind or visually impaired.
FYI, Posted 30 Jan 2007

KPN Connects Technology and Customers

A Netherlands telecom turns to Comsys to help manage text-to-speech service demands.
Deployments, Posted 09 Nov 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

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

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

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

History Calls: Delivering Automated Audio Tours to Mobile Phones

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

Innovations: Speech Technology with Impact

From the editor: Welcome to Innovations - Speech Technology with Impact. Normally in each issue we have a section for notable press releases, but over time this has grown redundant with our Speech Technology Magazine NewsBlasts. So starting this month we are replacing press releases with a new column on innovations or speech technology with impact.
Voice Value, Posted 26 Apr 2005

Gordon Renton of Speegle

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