SandCherry Forms Alliances

NEW YORK, NY - SandCherry Inc. announced collaboration with worldwide IT services and solutions company Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) for deployment of advanced speech services. By deploying advanced speech applications using SandCherry's AppDev VXML and SoftServer platform, Unisys provide the flexibility to support future applications, technologies and service growth. "SoftServer is one of the most comprehensive, advanced and flexible speech platforms available," said Bill Scholz, Unisys Architecture Director, Global Communications. "SandCherry's IP-based products already provide the next-generation solution required for Unisys clients across the globe." Unisys plans to use its advanced speech application development tools and integration capabilities in conjunction with SandCherry's platform components to create advanced service provider and enterprise offerings for customer service, workforce management, voice portals and speech-enabled network services. At SpeechTEK, the companies are jointly showcasing Unisys applications on the SoftServer platform. "Unisys global strength makes it an ideal partner in advancing SandCherry's pledge to extend applications and information beyond the Web to phone and mobile users," noted Charles Corfield, SandCherry president and CEO. "With this relationship, Unisys further demonstrates its established leadership in speech solutions and technology." Also from SandCherry SandCherry Announces Partnerships NEW YORK, NY - SandCherry Inc. announced new partnerships with U.S. companies Apptera, Fortegra and speechvantage, as well as European companies Voxpilot, Voice Objects and 8Hertz. These partnerships offer pre-packaged and customized applications solutions. "Through collaborative efforts SandCherry and its partners are creating an environment ripe for simple and cost-effective speech deployment," said Charles Corfield, president and CEO of SandCherry. "The speech industry's maturation is underscored by the increasing number of partnerships dedicated to delivering advanced speech solutions, not just individual technologies." "SandCherry's software platforms offer the flexibility necessary to incorporate advanced speech resources into our offerings," added Jon Alcantara, Voxpilot's CEO. "By integrating Voxpilot's VoiceXML Browser into SandCherry's advanced speech platform Voxpilot can deliver VoiceXML services which meet the specific needs of our customers." Also from SandCherry SandCherry Announces Availability of AppDev™ VXML NEW YORK, NY - SandCherry Inc., a provider of software for cost-effectively developing, testing and deploying advanced speech-enabled services, announced the availability of AppDev VXML, an integrated voice-application development tool designed for BEA's WebLogic Workshop 8.1. At a list price of $495 per user, AppDev VXML reduces the time, effort and complexity of building a speech application by reusing the same underlying business logic and data integration implemented for a Web application. Combining BEA's Workshop, SandCherry's AppDev VXML and AppTuner™ tools, and speech components from vendors provides a complete standalone development and test environment for VoiceXML 2.0 compliant applications with GRXML grammars. Using SandCherry's SoftPhone™ component, developers can test applications on a laptop, PC or server without the burden and expense of installing or configuring telephony hardware to access the application. SandCherry is exhibiting in booth #522 at SpeechTEK.
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