General Voice Technologies Introduces RAP Meter and Version 2.0 of Voice Model Mobility

General Voice Technologies released a new standard of measurement for the voice recognition industry.

Calling the new tool RAP Meter, CEO David A. Tiberii said, "The RAP Meter is a previously unavailable certification tool that provides verifiable measurements of speech engine accuracy and performance. RAP is an acronym for "Reliable Accuracy and Performance."

The RAP Meter is intended for use by value-added resellers, application engineers, and system integrators to facilitate optimization and comparisons of large vocabulary voice recognition systems. It provides tests to measure the accuracy and performance of a voice recognition application within a complex hardware system. A RAP rate certificate that records a system's overall performance as configured is automatically generated.

RAP Meter may be used for component selection, system tuning and troubleshooting. Tiberii envisions the RAP Meter to be a credible tool to measure the performance of speech engines marketed by industry leaders. "When end users are confident that the voice recognition product will consistently perform to their application requirements, they will buy it. RAP certification provides an independent, verifiable measurement that will boost end user confidence".

General Voice Technologies coupled the announcement of its RAP Meter with the release of Version 2.0 of its Voice Model Mobility (VMM) application that provides support for Dragon 6 and Phillips Free Speech VIVA. According to Tiberii, "Combining RAP Meter with VMM provides a powerful combination of tools for building the easy-to-use high performance voice recognition systems that will help to move the industry forward to broad user adoption of voice recognition technology." 

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