Rhetorical Text-to-Speech Now Available on VoiceGenie's VoiceXML Gateway

EDINBURGH, UK and TORONTO, ONTARIO - Rhetorical Systems, a developer of text-to-speech software, and VoiceGenie Technologies, a provider of VoiceXML Gateway solutions, have entered into a partnership to collaborate on the provision of complete spoken language solutions over the Web. VoiceGenie's VoiceXML Gateway integrates Rhetorical's text-to-speech technology, resulting in a speech-driven solution. Combining the two technologies has quickly generated business for the two companies. SRC selected the VoiceGenie/Rhetorical solution for application development and hosting. VoiceGenie's sophisticated VoiceXML technology increases Rhetorical's capability for powering potential speech applications. Rhetorical's core product, rVoice(TM), enables electronic text to be converted into natural-sounding speech, spoken by a variety of computer voices. Commenting on the partnership, Marc Moens, CEO at Rhetorical Systems said, "VoiceGenie's platform, combined with Rhetorical's text-to-speech software, makes it possible to build and deploy sophisticated speech systems with spoken output that is often indistinguishable from real human voices. We are delighted to enter into this partnership with VoiceGenie, a company recognised for providing one of the most effective speech platforms available. Combining our speech technology with VoiceGenie's platform helps both companies increase their share of the lucrative speech technology market. This partnership will place both companies at the forefront of speech technology as the market continues to present rewarding opportunities." Stuart Berkowitz, VoiceGenie President & CEO, said, "VoiceGenie customers are the immediate beneficiaries of this important partnership. In our quest to provide choice and flexibility to customers deploying voice-driven services around the world, we are now able to offer the popular Rhetorical text-to- speech engine, completely integrated with the VoiceGenie Gateway. Rhetorical's core product, rVoice, is recognised throughout the industry as one of the most advanced text-to-speech software solutions available."
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