Kirusa and Elan Speech Partner to Deliver Multimodal Solutions

EDISON, NJ, and TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Kirusa, a provider of multimodal platforms enabling wireless applications delivery, and Elan Speech, a supplier of Text-to-Speech software, announced a partnership that will bring to market Kirusa's multimodal solutions with Elan Sayso's golden tones in U.K. English, German, French and Spanish. The joint offering enables multimodal mobile applications and services, such as directory assistance, messaging, and field force automation to be deployed for millions of users in Europe. Kirusa and Elan Speech will jointly market and sell the integrated solution. "Our partnership with Elan answers the requirement expressed by our European customers who demand both excellent product performance and optimal time to market," said Ewald Anderl, CTO and vice president of Kirusa. "Elan Speech's newly developed TTS technology, Elan Sayso™, provides the natural sounding voices that will improve the ergonomics and thereby the adoption of multimodal applications for millions of mobile users." "Multimodality is a key driver for widespread adoption of speech technologies for mobile applications. We're very excited about our partnership with Kirusa," said Etienne Lamort de Gail, director of marketing for Elan Speech. "Kirusa has built industry leading multimodal products, and this partnership allows us to offer tightly integrated and supported multimodal solutions based on Elan speech synthesis software to our customers who want to reach mobile users."
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