OSSI to Incorporate NeoSpeech's Text-to-Speech Product

FREMONT, CA - NeoSpeech, a provider of speech technologies for hand-held, desktop and network/server applications, announced that Open Software Solutions Inc. (OSSI) has selected NeoSpeech's flagship Text-to-Speech product, VoiceText for incorporation into its Mobile Computing application (MCT). OSSI is a provider of public safety software and currently provides over 200 law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in the United States with a broad range of mission-critical business applications. "OSSI is looking forward to our partnership with NeoSpeech. We are confident that VoiceText will deliver major benefits to OSSI's Mobile technology," said JA Savage, president of OSSI. NeoSpeech's VoiceText is the only product of its kind to offer the same high quality voices across all different footprints and across all major platforms. VoiceText generates natural-sounding voices from text input and offers the same text-to-speech (TTS) solution across hand-held, desktop, laptop and network/server applications, while supporting a broad range of industry standard operating systems. Available in several languages, VoiceText can process any size or type of text, from virtually any source, including OSSI's Mobile application, which processes names and addresses; a particular challenge for any TTS engine. OSSI sought to enhance its baseline voice capabilities with a robust, best-of-breed solution that would enhance its MCT application with a more sophisticated level of voice-based capabilities. The company wanted the new system to accurately recognize and clearly communicate critical information to law enforcement officers, ensuring that the information relayed did not impede their understanding. Over a 3-6 month period, OSSI carefully evaluated half a dozen speech technology vendors before ultimately choosing NeoSpeech's VoiceText. OSSI was impressed with VoiceText's advanced speech recognition, pronunciation and clarity and support of the Microsoft platform. Stated Lin Chase, CEO of NeoSpeech, "We're thrilled that OSSI selected NeoSpeech as the speech technology vendor of voice for incorporating into its highly-regarded Mobile Computing application. Their selection of VoiceText underscores our product's superior voice clarity and configurability. We look forward to working with OSSI to help them advance their use of speech technology to more effectively meet the needs of their customers."
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