Microsoft Speech Server Experiences Accelerated Adoption

Part of the Windows Server System family of products, Microsoft Speech Server 2004 has been recognized by the industry as an enterprise-capable solution, recently winning Frost and Sullivan's 2005 Enterprise Infrastructure Product of the Year Award.

In addition, Microsoft announced that it has certified for use on Speech Server 2004 the applications of several independent software vendors (ISVs), including bridgeSpeak, Datria Systems Inc., Edify Corp., Gold Systems, Intervoice, Metaphor, Pronexus Inc., PulseVoice, Servion, Solar Software and VoiceAutomation. Microsoft has also certified support for voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) connectivity with the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based telephony interface manager (TIM) provided by Vail Systems Inc., which interfaces with a traditional TDM network when combined with VOIP gateway cards from AudioCodes Ltd.

Finally, Microsoft has an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationship with value-added distributors Alliance Systems Ltd. and CYGCOM Integrated Technologies, making Speech Server available to a wider range of resellers, ISVs and enterprise customers.

According to industry analyst firm Gartner Inc., Microsoft has delivered more than 4,000 Speech Server ports to enterprise IT and call center customers in the first six months of product availability, resulting in interest and customer adoption across many vertical markets including finance and banking, retail, insurance, travel, government, and transportation.

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