Fonix Speech Solutions to Be Combined with ThinkEngine Networks' Voice Services Platform
MARLBOROUGH, MA - ThinkEngine Networks, a company in the telecommunications industry offering a multi-network capable Voice Services Platform, announced its partnership with Fonix Corporation (OTC BB:FONX), a provider of natural-user interface technology solutions for wireless and mobile devices, Internet and telephony systems, and vehicle telematics. ThinkEngine Networks and Fonix have agreed to integrate Fonix Text-To-Speech solutions with ThinkEngine Networks' Voice Services Platform. The partnership offers service providers and carriers additional revenue streams by providing an advanced level of TTS voice solutions. Fonix and ThinkEngine Networks have also agreed to fully participate in their respective partnership programs and cooperate on joint marketing and sales initiatives. "The partnership of ThinkEngine Networks and Fonix across technical, product, marketing, and sales fronts represents an important new force for enabling service providers and their subscribers to realize the great benefits of advanced voice services," said Rick Saltzman, Vice President of Business Development, ThinkEngine Networks. "By incorporating the Fonix high quality and extremely processor-efficient speech solution, into our advanced Voice Services Platform, ThinkEngine Networks can now offer the widest range of text-to-speech services available. This is an important alliance not only for our two companies, but also for the telecommunications industry." "Proliferation of our world-class TTS capability goes hand-in-hand with the development of a Voice Services Platform designed to support the requirements of the advanced voice services marketplace," said Kurt W. Flygare, Vice President Worldwide Sales, Fonix Corporation. "We believe ThinkEngine Networks' outstanding Voice Services Platform, with its large channel capacity, combined with our highly scalable TTS framework, will make for a compelling advanced voice services solution for service providers. We look forward to working in the market alongside ThinkEngine Networks." Fonix Corporation Selects Digital River to Provide E-Commerce Operations for Distribution of Consumer Applications
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FONX), a provider of natural-user interface technology solutions for wireless and mobile devices, Internet and telephony systems, and vehicle telematics, announced that it has signed an e-commerce agreement with Digital River Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV). As part of the agreement, Digital River, an e-commerce outsource provider, will manage and host the consumer e-commerce site located at www.fonix.com. The collaboration is expected to help Fonix reach a larger consumer market and generate greater awareness of its catalog of innovative products. "In teaming up with Digital River, we are working with one of the best e-commerce outsource providers in the world," said Kirk Feller, vice president and general manager, Consumer Applications, Fonix Corporation. "Customers will receive excellent customer service, an industry-leading uptime rate, and the ability to download Fonix products efficiently and directly from the new e-commerce site." The Fonix e-commerce site offers consumers Fonix speech recognition and text-to-speech products, including: iSpeak, a personal text reader that converts text to speech and reads it in a natural, human-sounding voice; TimeTalk Alert, the scheduling assistant that organizes and reads appointments and tasks from a Pocket PC; TimeTalk, a product for Pocket PCs that announces the current time at regular intervals or with a tap of a stylus; and Commander, the speech recognition application that allows users of handheld devices to launch applications or tasks using voice commands. "Digital River is pleased to be working with Fonix. We look forward to continue expanding our presence in the handheld and PC markets," Jay Kerutis, Digital River's president of Software and Digital Commerce Services, noted. "As an e-commerce outsource provider, we take great care in managing and growing the e-commerce operations of innovative companies such as Fonix Corporation. We offer not only a world-class e-commerce infrastructure, but also access to our software publisher and retailer network, which is comprised of thousands of client sites, used for third-party marketing and selling of products." In addition to hosting and managing the new e-commerce site, Digital River will provide strategy development, transaction management, electronic software delivery, e-returns, 24-hour customer service, fraud prevention and e-marketing services.