Loquendo Brings Speech to TI’s eBook Development Platform

Texas Instruments (TI) has selected Loquendo's Embedded TTS and ASR for its newly-announced OMAP processor-based eBook development platform.

TI’s eBook development platform is a comprehensive reference solution that features TI's OMAP3621 processor, a sleek 9.7” electrophoretic display, the WiLink 6.0 WiFi/Bluetooth/FM “combo” connectivity solution, the new TPS6518x electronic paper display (EPD) power management IC, along with other TI analog solutions and 3G modem connectivity support. It is a multimedia development environment for creating exciting new eReader applications, and greatly reduces design and development time.

"TI is excited to work with Loquendo to leverage their Embedded TTS and ASR technologies for our eBook development platform," said Elie Belmand, general manager of TI’s mobile consumer business. "Loquendo’s technologies introduce enhanced eBook experiences by bringing the power of life-like voices and text-to-speech capabilities to consumers’ finger tips. These advancements will help our customers to deliver a richer user experience to the consumer."

"Through collaboration with TI, Loquendo fully optimized its renowned Embedded TTS and ASR technologies for TI’s eBook development platform," said Silvio Nasi, embedded sales director, Loquendo. "This platform provides the perfect framework for advanced multimedia features that our multilingual TTS and ASR technologies bring to life on eBook devices, by means of expressive voices and large-vocabulary speech recognition."

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