VoiceXML Forum Launches Platform Certification Program

NEW YORK - The VoiceXML Forum announced the availability of the VoiceXML Platform Certification Program . The Program consists of a series of tests to determine whether a VoiceXML platform is fully compliant with the latest release of the VoiceXML standard. Companies wishing to have their platforms tested may register on the Forum's Web site at www.voicexml.org , or contact the VoiceXML Forum at voicexml-admin@voicexml.org . VoiceXML- certified platforms will be listed on the Forum's Web site.

The general availability of this program follows the completion of a pilot program conducted with CT Labs and member companies: Nuance, VoiceGenie Technologies, Inc. and Voxpilot Ltd.

As in the pilot, the certification testing will be conducted by independent testing organizations chosen by the Forum. The VoiceXML Platform Certification Program test suite includes more than 600 tests that cover the W3C VoiceXML 2.0 Recommendation and is based on the W3C's VoiceXML 2.0 Implementation Report. To aid vendors in preparing for certification, the Conformance Test Suite to be used in the VoiceXML Platform Certification Program is available, at no charge, for public download from the Forum's Web site at www.voicexml.org . Forum Sponsor and Promoter members also can download a Web-based test harness to aid in running the tests.

The VoiceXML Forum Conformance Committee manages the Platform Certification Program with support from the IEEE-ISTO and NCC Group.

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