Fonix/Epson Speech Solution Selected by TopGrade

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Fonix(R) Corporation announced the availability of a speech interface solution on an educational electronic dictionary manufactured and sold by TopGrade, a Chinese manufacturer of embedded devices. TopGrade's device, Kinbible V2100, features the recently announced Fonix/Epson speech solution and is currently on the market. "The Fonix/Epson speech solution on TopGrade's electronic dictionary provides a superior speech interface for users," said Samuel Pang, executive director at TopGrade. "The Fonix solution offers customers the most understandable, accurate voices and makes the Kinbible V2100 an excellent tool for Chinese speakers to learn English." Through a partnership with Epson, Fonix has established a working relationship with TopGrade, located in Shenzhen, China, to implement Fonix speech interface solutions in products they manufacture and sell. As their first product offering in this partnership, TopGrade has implemented the Fonix/Epson speech solution in a palm-sized electronic dictionary for Chinese speakers. This educational tool is based on the Fonix/Epson speech solution, which bundles the premier Fonix DECtalk text-to-speech on Epson's powerful processor chips. The Fonix/Epson solution is specifically designed for limited-memory devices. "The power of Epson chips gives manufacturers like TopGrade the opportunity to integrate voice interfaces on limited-memory devices," said Lynn Shepherd, vice president, Fonix Product Development. "This relationship between Fonix, Epson and TopGrade will expand market opportunities for other TopGrade products incorporating Fonix/Epson speech solutions."
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