Babel TTS Selected By Imagetalk

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Babel-Infovox AB announced Imagetalk has selected Babel-Infovox' embedded text-to-speech (TTS) solution PocketBabil for its mobile communication tool on Imagetalk Pocket and Imagetalk Smartphone applications. The Babel-Infovox speech synthesis integrated in these products supports all major European languages, including Nordic. Imagetalk has been designed for people with severe speech or language disorders. Imagetalk Pocket currently runs on Fujitsu Siemens Loox (both 600 and 610) and on HP iPaq 2210 PDA-devices. It is an integrated solution for augmentative and alternative communication with the help of symbols and Babel-Infovox' speech synthesis. Soon to arrive on the market is Imagetalk Smartphone, a Symbian-native button-based version of the Imagetalk messaging application, also with built-in PocketBabil speech synthesis. "Imagetalk brings true mobility to assistive communications," said Juhani Selänniemi, CEO of Imagetalk explains. "With well-integrated speech synthesis, we bring the joy of mobile messaging and calendaring to people who need visual and auditive assistance in terms of text-based communication. PocketBabil is a natural choice for us as it offers a broad variety of supported languages and mobile platforms." "We at Babel-Infovox are pleased to support Imagetalk with its innovative approach to make assistive communication tools more accessible," said Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Babel-Infovox. "The integration of speech synthesis into such an original mobile device is an obvious evolution towards integration in this fast-moving and mobile society."
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