Talk2U to Distribute AT&T's Natural Voices Text-To-Speech

Talk2U has been granted a worldwide license to distribute AT&T's Natural Voices Text-To-Speech (TTS) technologies.

The new version of AT&T's TTS supports the Envox Development Platform, a telephony development environment. Uses of this technology include telephone voice prompts, having e-mail messages read to you over the phone, telephone banking, stock trading, airline ticket purchasing and a host of other solutions that include the verbal reading of information from databases and web pages over the telephone.

"TTS has been evolving for many years and the new AT&T Natural Voices TTS engine is the best sounding, 'most human-like' TTS available on the market today", says Steven Longmire, CEO of Talk2U. "With computer generated voices becoming the norm for telephone system navigation, we expect this new product line to have a major impact on our joint venture's revenue this year."

"This is a significant development in our joint venture and we are obviously thrilled to be in partnership with Talk2U and benefit from this agreement", says Chris Spencer, CEO of Wizzard Software. "This major development is something people can relate to, I believe, because not a day goes by when I don't call on a company and get routed through their voice mail system. AT&T has enabled us to offer a strong, cost saving alternative for a huge market." T

he product will be offered in several languages including English, Spanish and German, with more to be released by AT&T soon. The AT&T TTS engine can be run on single server implementations with low port densities and support for up to 48 ports on systems utilizing concurrent speech recognition and text-to-speech on the same server. In conjunction with this announcement, Talk2U is pleased to announce The Natural Voice Box, a stand-alone server for high-density implementations with high port density counts of 100 simultaneous real-time TTS instances. The Natural Voice Box can be clustered to support carrier class implementations.

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