ScanSoft Expands Portfolio of Text-to-Speech Software for Embedded Applications with RealSpeak Solo 4.0

NEW YORK - ScanSoft, Inc. announced the availability of RealSpeak™ Solo 4.0, the latest offering in its portfolio of text-to-speech solutions optimized for embedded and desktop applications.

The SpeechWorks Division offers TTS solutions for converting text to synthesized speech.  Multi-language capabilities allow developers to deploy globally, while vocabularies and customized dictionaries provide pronunciation and intelligibility.

RealSpeak and RealSpeak Solo Features and Applications

With memory sizes of 8-16MB for embedded and 30MB and 60MB for desktop, RealSpeak Solo 4.0 delivers voice quality and natural-sounding synthesized speech and can be incorporated into a wide range of applications, including:

·         An array of consumer devices such as handsets, talking dictionaries, gaming consoles and desktop solutions.

·         Automotive applications including hands-free dialing, navigation systems and command and control.  Optimized for embedded navigation applications, RealSpeak Solo provides pronunciation of navigation related text used in automotive solutions and navigation devices. 

·         Assistive devices and technologies including talking automated teller machines, language learning solutions, screen readers and other assistive technology devices.

RealSpeak Solo 4.0 Features

  • Based on RealSpeak, the most widely used TTS engine available, RealSpeak Solo shares the front end interface.
  • RealSpeak Solo SDK is available for Microsoft Windows (Win98, WinME, WinNT, W2K and XP) and Microsoft WinCE Version 3.0 and higher, and includes 11, 16 and 22kHz versions.
  • RealSpeak Solo is SAPI 5.0 compliant, and comes with a proprietary ScanSoft® API with support for Speechify® Solo API for transition for existing Speechify customers.
  • RealSpeak Solo 4.0 provides backwards compatibility and an upgrade path for customers.
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