Glenayre To Add SpeechWorks' Speech Technologies to Versera Voice; Glenayre Pioneers Next-Generation Messaging Solutions On Red Hat Linux Operating System

ORLANDO, FL, and ATLANTA, GA -- Glenayre Technologies Inc., (NASDAQ: GEMS)a provider of advanced and next-generation communications solutions, announced it will integrate the OpenSpeech Recognizer speech recognition and Speechify text-to-speech engines from SpeechWorks International Inc (SPWX), a provider of speech recognition and text-to-speech technologies and services, into Glenayre's Versera Voice Services Suite. The combined solution will empower individuals to use a conversational speech interface to access and navigate personalized information services and voice, fax and e-mail messages from any wireless or wireline phone. "The ability to offer speech-enabled applications and services will help wireless and wireline service providers overcome increased competition, demanding customers' expectations and significant cost pressures," said Steve Chambers, vice president of worldwide marketing at SpeechWorks. "SpeechWorks is proud to collaborate with companies like Glenayre to offer natural, speech-enabled solutions that improve communications for service providers, enterprises and individuals." "Glenayre and SpeechWorks believe that customized, speech-enabled solutions will greatly enhance how individuals manage their communications," said Rolf Madson, vice president of product management for Glenayre. "Subscribers will be able to use spoken commands to navigate voice, fax and e-mail messages, call a friend or access stock quotes. Service providers will also benefit from significant portal, application and information service branding opportunities, which help promote differentiation and build subscriber loyalty." Both companies believe that a positive user experience combined with service providers' ability to open new revenue streams is critical for mass uptake of voice services.
Glenayre Pioneers Next-Generation Messaging Solutions on Red Hat Linux Operating System
ORLANDO, FL and ATLANTA, GA -- Glenayre Technologies Inc. announced it will offer carrier-grade messaging solutions on the Linux operating system. Red Hat will provide consulting, engineering development and customer services and support to help Glenayre implement Versera Solutions on the Red Hat Linux operating system. Glenayre will launch its Linux-based messaging solution in the second quarter of 2002. "Glenayre is proud to be one of the first communications suppliers to support open-standards based communications services on the Red Hat Linux operating system," said Rolf Madson, vice president of product management for Glenayre. "We will leverage Red Hat's Linux proficiencies, combine it with our own messaging expertise and deliver our customers a 'best-in-breed' next-generation voice services solution unlike any other on the market today. Glenayre's solutions will protect service providers' existing capital investment by providing a cost-effective migration to IP-based solutions as messaging technology continues to evolve." "Red Hat Linux is a natural environment for high-end communication solutions. Its stability and performance is a perfect fit for Glenayre's communications products and platforms," said Mark de Visser, vice president of marketing, Red Hat. "We are delighted that Glenayre has chosen Red Hat as its open source partner, and we look forward to offering our unmatched technical expertise and service to help Glenayre deliver a stable, secure solution to its customers."
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