AVST Releases Seneca for Hands-free Communication

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies  (AVST) introduced Seneca, a voice activated, unified office solution designed to integrate with the capabilities of phone systems (PBX), voicemail, fax and e-mail applications through speech recognition technology. Seneca provides for hands-free communication through voice commands "More and more companies have employees that travel regularly or work from remote locations," said Hardy Myers, AVST president and CEO. "These individuals require the ability to keep up with their voicemail, e-mail and fax messages at all times. In addition, remote or traveling employees rely on their cellular phones to communicate back to the office. Seneca provides these mobile employees with hands-free communications, a reliable speech interface and increases their productivity by putting the power of their voice to work for them while they're away from the office." Seneca is a modular software solution that integrates directly with an enterprise's existing voicemail system. "We are pleased AVST has leveraged our speech recognition technology to enable the mobile workforce," said Lynda Smith, vice president and chief marketing officer at Nuance. "From an industry perspective, by integrating Nuance's advanced speech technology with their switch agnostic speech-enabled unified office solution, AVST is able to provide customers with a much broader deployment potential for the mobile marketplace." Seneca is immediately available through AVST's established reseller channels.

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