ReadSpeaker Releases ReaderSpeaker speechCloud and ReadSpeaker TTS Producer

ReadSpeaker has announced the launch of its Web Application Service Platform, which includes two solutions, ReaderSpeaker speechCloud and ReadSpeaker TTS Producer.

ReaderSpeaker speechCloud API enables developers to add speech to apps and devices and enables them to have their application/software send text and receive text-to-speech–generated audio files to be played back on Internet-connected applications, software, and devices.

Features of ReadSpeaker speechCloud API include:

  • Built-in customer specific dictionary that lets customers control how certain words are read
  • Multiple audio file formats (A-law, u-law, PCM, WAV, Ogg, MP3)
  • Up to 40 languages and 100-plus voices using state-of-the art speech synthesis
  • Sample code in different programming languages: Java (Android), Objective C (iOS), PHP, ASP, Flash/ActionScript
  • Statistics interface (via Web and API)
  • Easy-to-use Web interface

Developers can now use ReadSpeaker speechCloud API to create different types of talking apps and devices that are populating the Internet, such as talking household appliances, interactive billboards, and medical devices.

ReadSpeaker has also released ReadSpeaker TTS Producer, which lets customers generate audio files by converting text content into speech in three steps: entering or copying/pasting the text, previewing the audio file, and downloading it. ReadSpeaker TTS Producer supports a wide range of languages and voices, and the audio files can be used both online and offline in Web applications, mobile apps, presentations, prompts for IVR systems, audio books, reading guides/manuals, or e-learning materials. As with ReadSpeaker speechCloud API, ReadSpeaker TTS Producer has a built-in customer dictionary and a statistics interface to easily follow consumption levels.

"With the rapid rise in Internet-connected devices and the continuing growth of both Web and mobile applications, more and more developers are demanding a publicly documented Web API for text to speech," said Niclas Bergstrom, ReadSpeaker founder and CEO, in a statement. "Our speechCloud API enables us to meet this need and show how easy it is to speech-enable these devices and applications. With TTS Producer, we've taken our expertise in online text to speech and made it possible for anyone to easily produce audio files for both online and offline uses. We expect that more customers will see the benefits of adding text to speech for their users."

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