ScanSoft Launches Dragon NaturallySpeaking v6 into Distributor and Retail Channels

PEABODY, MA - ScanSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions, announced it has launched Dragon NaturallySpeaking v6, the latest release of its speech recognition software, into North American software distributor and retail channels. Dragon NaturallySpeaking v6 is available at retail stores nationwide, including Fry's, CompUSA, Staples and MicroCenter, with other locations expected later this quarter. The software is available in three levels of features and functionality - Preferred, Standard and Essentials. "I am thrilled with Dragon NaturallySpeaking - the software has truly revolutionized how I use my home computer," said Jaclyn Kostner, Ph.D., author of Bionic eTeamwork and CEO of Bridge the Distance. "Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes it quick and easy to compose e-mails, surf the Web and is one of the most important productivity tools I have worked with in my home office. In fact, it enabled me to write my most recent book at home in less than half the time!" Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available in three editions · Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred provides the highest level of functionality and features of the retail product family and is designed for those users who wish to speech-enable many aspects of their home computing experience. · Dragon NaturallySpeaking Standard enables consumers to employ a broad range of automated speech functions. · Dragon NaturallySpeaking Essentials provides consumers with basic speech automation functions. "ScanSoft is breaking new ground with this suite of personal business and home solutions, bringing the power of speech to the everyday computer user," said Robert Weideman, vice president of marketing for ScanSoft. "The Dragon NaturallySpeaking retail solutions illustrate our continued commitment to serving a diverse user base."
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