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

E-Doceo, a French producer of e-learning software, has contracted with Acapela to provide the voices for characters in its online media store. The Acapela voices are used in conjunction with avatars from Cantoche to completely animate the Web portal.

e-doceo media store enables the ordering, in a few clicks, of customized multimedia resources via an online platform. Files vocalized by Acapela voices and 3D animation are immediately downloadable from the customer's account. Actors' voices, illustrations, videos, and other animations are available for download a few days after the order.

e-doceo media store relies on Acapela Voice as a Service (Acapela VaaS) to vocalize written content in real time. Technically, Acapela VaaS is a cloud computing solution that speech-empowers all Web applications. e-doceo connects to the Acapela VaaS server, sends the information to be vocalized, and the server automatically transforms the text into speech. This service is available around the clock and responds very rapidly, completing the process in several seconds.

Speech synthesis enables learning units, which need to be developed in several languages or updated regularly, to be quickly animated with natural sound. All written information relating to the e-learning course is converted into voice, word for word.

'With e-doceo mediastore, we are inventing a new model, providing online creation resources that allow our customers to be reactive while controlling their budget. Acapela VaaS solution emerged as the best solution on the market. It is perfectly in line with the development of our platform and provides a voice repertoire that has been enthusiastically employed by our customers on multilingual or extensive programs," explains Jerome Bruet, e-doceo's general manager.

Acapela already speech-enables e-learning programs for a large number of e-doceo's customers.

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