Nortel Networks and ScanSoft Expand Relationship

PEABODY, MA - ScanSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions, announced an agreement with Nortel Networks, a provider of automated communications technology and infrastructure, to offer ScanSoft® RealSpeak® text-to-speech (TTS) software for Nortel Networks customer deployments. As part of the agreement between the companies, Nortel Networks will integrate ScanSoft's RealSpeak TTS technology with its interactive voice response (IVR) platforms. "ScanSoft is pleased to work with Nortel Networks to enhance its speech-enabled systems and services," said Wayne Crandall, senior vice president of sales and business development at ScanSoft. "We believe Nortel Networks is increasing the value of its products for users by incorporating ScanSoft's text-to-speech technology." ScanSoft RealSpeak supports a range of operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Windows CE and Windows CE for Automotive, as well as Intel-based Linux systems. It is available in up to 19 languages, depending upon platform, including US and UK English, German, French, Dutch and Belgian Dutch, Castilian and Mexican Spanish, Italian, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
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