Speech Technology Magazine

Category: Consumer Electronics

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

Conexant Launches New HD Audio CODEC with Integrated AudioSmart Amplifier

Conexant's CX20952 CODEC enables high-quality audio and maximum sound pressure without damaging speakers or other components.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 03 Jun 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

As Technology Gets Smaller, Speech Gets Bigger

Editor's Letter, Posted 05 May 2014

Speech Is Set to Dominate the Wearables Market

A voice interface opens a world of possibilities for wearable devices.
Cover Story, Posted 01 May 2014

Vysk Unveils Voice Encryption for Apple and Samsung Smartphones

The new Vysk QS1 Case for Apple and Samsung smartphones encrypts communications and prevents a metadata trail.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 28 Apr 2014

NXP Adds LifeVibes VoiceExperience to Samsung Galaxy S5

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

Nuance Enhances Dragon Mobile Assistant with Voice Biometrics

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

Yamaha Selects CEVA-TeakLite-4 Audio/Voice Processors

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

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

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

Sensory Adds TrulyHandsFree Technology to Cadence Voice Processors

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

Cirrus Logic Releases New Voice Processors for Mobile Apps

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

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

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

3iLogic Introduces the SimSim Embedded Speech Recognition IP Core

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

Gartner Says 30 Percent of Organizations Will Use Biometrics for Mobile Devices by 2016

The proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace will require trade-offs between security and usability.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 04 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

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

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

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

Nuance Adds Voice Biometrics to Smart TVs

Users can unlock personal content using Dragon TV.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 07 Jan 2014

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

Keepy Extends Memory Playlist to Android

New Android version extends the ability to save precious childhood memories to more families.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 12 Dec 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

Overheard Underheard

FYI, Posted 15 Nov 2013

Eyes-Busy, Hands-Busy Computing

What we all have in common with an HVAC repairman.
Forward Thinking, Posted 15 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 2013 Star Performers

Feature, Posted 12 Aug 2013

Overheard Underheard

FYI, Posted 12 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

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

Conexant Brings Enhanced Voice Technologies to Home Appliances

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

Nuance’s NDEV Program Gives Voice to TV Apps

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

Space Flights Bring Speech Technology Home

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

HouseLogix Releases Speech Recognition Device

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

Speech Technology Must Address Users' Needs

Editor's Letter, Posted 10 May 2013

New App Lets Users Add Voice to Pictures

The app lets users add voice to photo files and share them via email, Facebook, or YouTube.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 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

Philips Debuts Dictation Recorder for iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android

Capabilities include dictation file encryption.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 30 Apr 2013

LiveScribe Rolls Out Wifi Pen in Japan

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

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

Audience Debuts Advanced Voice Processor

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

NeoSpeech Powers Web2go Web Site Reader

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

The Appliances Have Ears

Editor's Letter, Posted 10 Feb 2013

Overheard Underheard

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

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

Jinni Unveils Natural Language Understanding Discovery Engine for Video

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

VoiceBox Voice Personal Assistant Patent Portfolio Expands

Recent patents cover the use of voice in mobile advertising.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 Jan 2013

VoiceBox Launches VBTV for Smart TVs

Gives users horizontal access to traditional and Web programming.
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

Conexant Systems and Sensory Partner

Companies collaborate on standalone audio subsystem.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Jan 2013

A Growing Acceptance of Computer-Generated Voice Technology

Consumer trust of IVRs is being propelled by mainstream mobile applications.
Sounding Board, Posted 04 Jan 2013

Voice Guide to Come to Kindle Products Next Year

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

Veveo Releases Conversational Interface for Pay TV Services

The advanced natural language interfaces to offer intuitive user experiences and usability across multi-screen video programming.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 15 Nov 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 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

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

MechWarrior Online to Deploy Vivox's C3 Voice Integration

Scalable solution will build connected communities within the gaming environment through voice capabilities.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Sep 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

Verizon Wireless Launches Mobile Accessibility App Suite for Visually Impaired Customers

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

iSpeech Launches Voice Recognition Platform for the Home

Technology controls smart TVs, electronics, and appliances by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 20 Jul 2012

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Search Apps Now Available in Vietnam

Vietnamese consumers can now speak to send text messages, email, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 19 Jul 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

Nuance Launches Voice Biometrics for Mobile

Dragon ID now available for consumer device OEMs
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 05 Jun 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

Nuance Brings Voice to Samsung Smart TV Line

Technology added to voice control
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 09 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

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

Ortsbo Initiates U.S. Patent Process for New E-Reader Language Translator App

Company prepares to enter new market
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 21 Mar 2012

Spansion Teams Up with Nuance

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

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 Lends a Voice to Kraft iFood App

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

Lenovo and Polycom Team Up in Video, Voice Communications Alliance

Polycom software embedded across range of devices.
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

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

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

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

Pictello Adds Support For 23 Languages

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

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

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

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

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

eBooks for the Visually Impaired

Kindle and other readers come up short; Justice Dept. pushes textbooks
Voice Value, Posted 01 Sep 2011

Mobile Speech Promises Glittering Prizes But Also Serious Challenges

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

Sensory Releases TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 2.0

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

The 2011 Market Leaders

Cover Story, Posted 01 Jul 2011

Ford Adds SYNC AppLink to 10 Vehicles

The move comes as Ford quadruples its connectivity team and grows its app developer community.
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

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

Xbox 360 Brings Voice Searches to TV

New offering combines Micrososft's Xbox and Bing technologies to let users request content by voice.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 06 Jun 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

Cyberon Releases Hands-Free Phone App

Voice Speed Dial lets Android users make phone calls by speaking a name
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 Apr 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

Listen Before You Leap

Editor's Letter, Posted 01 Mar 2011

At A Crossroads

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

Making Mobile Business-Appropriate

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

Hotels Should Be Doing More with IVRs

Market Spotlight: Hospitality
FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Wireless Customers Want Less Automation

FYI, Posted 01 Mar 2011

SendMe Does a High Five(9) Over IVR Savings

Strong growth prompted the mobile content provider to find a new vendor for a ‘rip-and-replace' system
Deployments, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Spoken Web for the Developing World

Project lets rural denizens with no technical expertise create web of information using a simple phone and speech technology
The View from AVIOS, Posted 01 Mar 2011

Unify Communications Across Channels

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

Combining IVR and Smartphones

Take advantage of today's visual displays and develop consumer product apps
Forward Thinking, Posted 01 Mar 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

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

Windows Automotive 7 Integrates Loquendo ASR and TTS

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

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

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

Loquendo TTS Powers PredictAble, a Communication Aid for the iPad

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

Nuance Dragon Dictation and Dragon Search Now Available in Canadian French

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

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

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

Microsoft Puts Speech in the Spotlight

FYI, Posted 05 Jan 2011

Successful Failures

Speech has to step up or risk becoming 2011's Symbian.
Industry View, Posted 05 Jan 2011

On Speech We Can Agree

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gift of Speech

Just in time for the holidays, consumer devices and applications are finding business uses.
Cover Story, Posted 01 Nov 2010

Speech in My Pocket

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

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

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

Yap Converts Voicemails to Text for iPhone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Will Now Provide Mobile Care for Android OSListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Services can be accessed without calling a call center agent.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 17 Jun 2010

Smart Recorder 2.1 Released for the iPad and iPhone

Version 2.1 of Smart Recorder productivity app features iPad support, Facebook/Twitter posting, and improved Box.net support.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 08 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

SVOX and Cyberon Form Partnership for Taiwan and Greater China

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

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

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

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

The Guitar and the Case of Opportunity Lost

New game brings out a speech technology wish list.
Interact, Posted 03 May 2010

SVOX Releases New Russian Voice

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

Loquendo TTS Powers iPhone Translating App in 16 Languages

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

Nuance Launches Dragon Dictation for Email, Available Now for BlackBerry

BlackBerry smartphone users can now access the power of Dragon NaturallySpeaking to dictate directly into email.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 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

Nuance Launches Dragon Dictation for iPad

Optimized for iPad, free new dictation app lets users speak text for email, documents, status updates, notes, and more.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 05 Apr 2010

ZoomSafer Enables Drivers to Send and Receive Voice-Powered Texts and Emails

Hands-free service further minimizes distracted driving
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 23 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

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

Microsoft Uses Yap's Speech Cloud for Voice Messaging

Sprint subscribers can now speak text messages and email.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 22 Mar 2010

Runes of Magic Advances Game Play with Voice Chat from Vivox

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

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

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

IPhone Translation App Features Loquendo TTS

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

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

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

Shinano Kenshi Releases Plextalk Firware Upgrade

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

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

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

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

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

Nuance 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

SVOX Adds Arabic to Its TTS Line

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

Loquendo TTS Featured on New Xpress Speech Communication Solution

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

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

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

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

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

Yahoo Looks to Mobile to Increase Its Share of Internet SearchesListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The company turns to mobile and voice search to reinvigorate its standing in the search engine arena.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 04 Mar 2009

Opening Keynote at Voice Search 2009 Looks to Future of TechnologyListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

The future of voice search technology is discussed and debated by industry experts at Voice Search 2009.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 03 Mar 2009

Microsoft Launches Mobile Voice Search ApplicationListen to this article in TTS, powered by Loquendo

Microsoft Recite makes use of voice pattern matching and is now available for Windows mobile devices.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 19 Feb 2009

Vivox Joins Epic Games’ Integrated Partners Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SVOX Powers Clarion Mobile Device

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

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

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

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

EndWar Game Features Total Voice Command

Ubisoft revolutionizes gaming with new Tom Clancy game that can be controlled entirelt by voice.
Speech Technology Digest, Posted 06 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 Releases Mobile Voice Control for BlackBerry Smartphones

Made with the on-the-go user in mind, Nuance announced today the availability of its Nuance Voice Control application for BlackBerry smartphones.
Speech Technology News Features, Posted 09 Aug 2007

Microsoft Puts Exchange Server Out for Free Trial

Microsoft announced in mid-April a free hosted trial for business customers to experience its Exchange Server 2007, one of the key components of its unified communications offerings that are due for release later this year.
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

Mood Rings Are Back

Consumer products manufacturer cuts hold times in half with a new IVR.
Deployments, Posted 01 Jun 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

Would You Do This?

Vendors are betting that you will as they move toward a one-call-to all unified communications strategy
Cover Story, Posted 01 Mar 2007

Tim Miller, Director of Product Planning, Siemens

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

Bruce Morse, Vice President of Contact Center Solutions, IBM

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

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

Vendor Directory of Assistive Technology

A-C ALVA Access Group436 14th Street, Suite 700Oakland, CA 94612Tel: 888-318-2582info@aagi.comwww.aagi.com ATIA – Assistive Technology Industry Association401 N. Michigan AvenueChicago, IL 60611-4267 Tel: 877-OUR-ATIA (687-2842)Tel: 312-321-5172Fax: 312-673-6659Info@ATIA.org www.atia.org Avaya, Inc.211 Mt. Airy RoadBasking Ridge, NJ 07920Tel: 866-GO-AVAYAwww.avaya.com AVSI--Automated Voice Systems, Inc.17059 El Cajon AvenueYorba Linda, CA. 92686Tel: 714-524-4488Fax: 714-996-1127mastervoice@mail.comwww.mastervoice.com Closing the GapComputer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation…
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

Rich Geruson, CEO, VoiceSignal

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