Poly Information and NSC Declare Partnership

RISHON LE-ZION, ISRAEL - Poly Information and NSC today announced an engineering and marketing partnership. The combined solution allows for a mass-market, voice-only communication solution. Poly Information's product "Angel" allows users to speak in complete sentences without the need for menu-driven applications or structured talk. The company designs, develops and markets the infrastructure for freely spoken voice communication between human beings and computers. Poly's technology delivers conversational speech to existing speech recognition engines. Through automatic generation of conversation using proprietary User Prediction algorithms and Domain Knowledge, Poly creates a close experience to an Automated Conversation. NSC's Speech Recognition Engine running on a PCI board enables application developers to develop speech-driven applications. Each board can run up to 120 concurrent speech recognition channels, depending on the speech recognition task complexity. Poly's "Angel" coupled with NSC's Speech Recognition Engine can be used in call center markets, wireless portal markets, and interactive media markets. "We have chosen NSC because it offers high-density and cost-effectiveness per speech recognition channel, and this technology allows our mass market telephony clients to maximize the value of Poly Information's software. Since NSC's product does not require Pentium resources, this enables us to offer a complete solution with a less complex architecture," said Mr. Ofer Alt, CEO of Poly Information. "NSC's ASR boards are easy to install and integrate. Together with the support we received from NSC, we have shortened our time to market." "Our products are a winning match," said Dr. Ami Moyal, CEO of NSC. "We have designed NSC's DSP-based speech recognition solutions for mass-market voice activated services. Poly Information's software makes free speech a practical reality. It overcomes the usual barrier of human-computer communication of complicated menus and it makes it easy for call centers and other centralized information services to offer fast, convenient and more human-like response to callers. Plus, these expanded services can be offered while saving the installing company thousands of hours in on-line time and manpower."
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