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Acapela Introduces Two New Voices in Mexican Spanish and French Canadian

MONS, Belgium - Acapela Group, the 1st European Speech Group, will be present as usual at SpeechTEK this year to introduce a range of important innovations aimed at strengthening its presence on the American market.

Booth 304
NYC, August 7-10th, 2006

Upcoming New Voices

The availability of two strategic new voices - Mexican Spanish and French Canadian - will complete Acapela's competitive offer, allowing its partners to fully address key communities in America with Acapela's golden tones. The new voices will join male and female US English voices which already voice empower a wide range of applications and services throughout America.

Acapela will become a one-stop expert supplier to help its customers to deploy wide ranging, value added services in the telecom, mobility, automotive and accessibility sectors with flexible and evolutive solutions backed up by tailored support.

These new, high quality voices complete the existing multilingual-multi tones portfolio: 23 languages and 50 voices which include very recent, High Quality tones such as Portuguese, Swedish, Danish or French.

The creation of the 2 new voices follows the same advanced processes set up by Acapela for all its voices using the Acapela development framework. These processes respond to accuracy demands in terms of quality, intelligibility, naturalness and a strict respect of specifications and constraints in the Telecom, Automotive, Multimedia, Mobility, Consumer Electronics and Industry markets.

The new voices will be available in Q4, 2006 (Mexican Spanish) and Q1, 2007 (French Canadian).

Hear all about it by visiting the Acapela team at SpeechTEK.

New products

With the latest versions of Acapela Multimedia for Windows and Mac, Acapela Telecom for Windows and Linux and Acapela Mobility for WinCe and Linux, Acapela allows developers to integrate up-to-the- minute, cutting edge speech technology in all their applications.

Virtual Speaker, the company's desktop vocalisation solution, has also received a new look with an even more intuitive interface and more advanced tools which offer a superior, high-performance virtual recording studio.

Infovox iVox, the new voice based interface designed to allow the visually impaired to use Mac OS X freely and obtain the information they require, will also be part of the hot topics demonstrated during the show.

About Acapela Group

Entirely dedicated to developing and deploying natural language interfaces, Acapela Group is the European leader in speech solutions, particularly in the Nordic countries as well as the Middle East.

Acapela Group speech solutions have already been deployed in many services and applications: voice portals, unified messaging services, CRM and contact centers, talking web, interactive games, edutainment software, e-learning tools, public address, assistive tools for the disabled, navigation aid, embedded systems, and much more.

Acapela enables customers to create new ways of conversing and interacting with end-users through speech-enabled revenue-generating applications. Its multilingual speech solutions are available in 23 languages and more than 50 different voices Numerous clients and partners have already placed their confidence in Acapela Group to work on their speech projects. These include: Alcatel, Alva, Atos Origin, Bo Jo Tveter, Bosch Blaupunkt, Daimler Chrysler, Don Johnston, Harman Becker, Intervoice, Magneti Marelli, Navteq, PSA Peugeot Citro├źn, Telia, Temic, Texas Instruments, Tieman, Toby Churchill, Scandis, Siemens, etc.

For further information, please visit the website http://www.acapela-group.com

Press contact
Emma Keenan
Tel : +33 (0)1 55 02 14 59
e.keenan@open2europe.com

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