ScanSoft Unveils RealSpeak Telecom 4.0
ScanSoft announced the release of RealSpeak Telecom 4.0, a text-to-speech (TTS) solution for conversational call center and carrier-based applications worldwide. RealSpeak Telecom 4.0 turns text from a database, directory assistance service, news report, or short message service (SMS) into speech output.
With the acquisition of Rhetorical Systems, RealSpeak Telecom 4.0 leverages and builds upon the combined assets of RealSpeak 3.5 and Speechify 3.0. RealSpeak Telecom 4.0 introduces 10 new voices. RealSpeak Telecom 4.0 is currently available in 22 languages and 30 voices with a further voice and language roll-out in 2005.
RealSpeak Telecom 4.0 supports tuning tools that enable developers to optimize, tune and vary TTS prompts. Furthermore, RealSpeak Telecom 4.0's new voices have bilingual capabilities, allowing a single voice to handle words from multiple languages within the same application.