GFT Group Debuts Petrana Voice Commands for DVD 1.0
The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD 1.0 are now available from GFT Group Inc. at the Petrana web site http://www.petrana.net/ The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD enable persons with difficulty using their hands to easily and comfortably play DVD movies and videos on their computer. The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD enable owners of Home Theater Systems that use a computer as the DVD and other media player to easily and comfortably operate and control their Home Theater System hands-free without a keyboard, mouse, or traditional remote-control. The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD are one component of the full Petrana system.
Petrana is an artificial personal assistant who talks to the computer user in spoken English and operates computer applications for the user easily, comfortably, and enjoyably, giving the user free use of his or her hands and freedom of movement. GFT Group Inc. is a private research and development company with offices in />Mountain View , California and Maryland . The research and development division of GFT Group in Mountain View is developing Petrana. The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD are the first component of Petrana available for purchase by the general public.
The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD require Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 7.0, 7.2, or 7.3. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional 7.3 is recommended. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional is a commercial speech-recognition program from ScanSoft Corp. The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD will not work with lesser versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking such as the Standard or Preferred versions. The Petrana Voice Commands for DVD also require the InterVideo WinDVD 5 or 4 DVD player software. The InterVideo WinDVD 5 software is recommended. A computer fast enough to run both Dragon NaturallySpeaking and InterVideo WinDVD while playing back a DVD video is required. A clock speed of at least 1GHz is recommended