SVOX Enters Technology Licensing Agreement with Vianix
SVOX, a provider of speech solutions, has entered into a technology licensing agreement with Vianix, giving SVOX and its customers immediate access to audio coding technologies for outstanding speech quality in automotive, mobile and consumer electronics applications. The global market opportunity for automotive and mobile speech technology is several hundred million dollars.
Martin Reber, SVOX CEO, said: “SVOX continually surveys the industry for potential partners who can be sources of differentiating expertise in order to both create value for their customers and enhance the SVOX leadership role. SVOX found that Vianix not only fits this profile perfectly, it also shared a vision of leadership in a challenging competitive environment.”
“We are very pleased to add SVOX as a licensee of our technology,” said Reza Hashampour, Vianix’ CEO. “Their text-to-speech and speech recognition solutions are broadly viewed as industry-leading, and the incorporation of our technology will further increase their lead. We have a great working relationship in place and look forward to joining them in providing new and innovative future solutions as well.”
Mr. Reber added: “We have filled a gap at the highest end of audio quality that is rapidly becoming a must-have for our customers. Vianix technology has valuable impact now and will have even more impact in the future as we expand our offerings in a space which will clearly benefit from more vendor choices.”
SVOX is constantly working to extend and update its portfolio of ASR and polyglot TTS languages. Customers can now choose from a total of 19 ASR and 26 TTS languages, with additional languages under development.