Neo Car MP3 Jukebox Integrates Fonix iSpeak

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and LYNBROOK, NY - FonixÒ Corporation (OTC BB: FONX), a provider of natural-user interface technology, and SSI America announced the release of the Fonix iSpeak application for SSI America's Neo Car Jukebox, a hard-drive based MP3 player for automotive use. Fonix iSpeakÒ enables drivers and passengers to hear song titles, folder names, and play-lists spoken in a natural-sounding human voice.

The new Neo Car Jukebox speech application is currently available to both end-users and to automotive OEMs who sell their own factory installed, private-label versions of the Neo Car Jukebox. The speech interface is available through http://www.ssiamerica.com/products/neo35/speech.shtml priced at $39.99 (MSRP) and includes the speech software, a speech-capable chip, and installation instructions.

"iSpeak has served as the platform for other enhancements to our product line, most notably with our Neo Jukebox portable MP3 player," said James Buchheim, president of SSI America. "Along with our customers, we're convinced that Fonix provides the clearest, most cost-effective TTS solution on the market. This addition to Neo Car Jukebox provides a new level of hands-free convenience to one of our premier products."

"Fonix iSpeak voice interface is a natural in the automotive environment. Adding iSpeak to the Neo Car Jukebox allows drivers to concentrate on their driving, yet enjoy all the benefits of one of the best auto MP3 players available," said Kurt Flygare, vice president of sales for Fonix Corporation. "We're pleased to be able to extend our relationship with SSI America through this valuable and low-cost upgrade for the Neo Car Jukebox."

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