VoiceGenie, Voxeo and Audium Announce SpeechOne Alliance
TORONTO, CANADA, ORLANDO/FL and NEW YORK, NY - VoiceGenie Technologies, the VoiceXML Gateway solutions provider, Voxeo Corporation, a provider of integrated voice solutions and services, and Audium Corporation, a developer of advanced VoiceXML application technologies, announced their new SpeechOne Alliance at the Kelsey Group VOX2002 Conference in San Francisco, CA. The new partnership further drives speech-driven technology standards by combining the specific offerings of the three companies into one complete, integrated voice services solution package. Highlights of the SpeechOne Alliance include: -A joint offering of VoiceGenie's on-premises VoiceXML Gateway, Voxeo's IP-based Voice Hosting Network, and Audium's advanced Voice Application Platform (Audium 3) for creation and deployment of VoiceXML applications and application development professional services. -SpeechOne customers will have access to each partner's products, services and technologies through one single sales channel. -Each partner will ensure easy interoperability between the products. Independent of how customers want to deploy their next-generation telephony applications, whether on-premises or in-network, the SpeechOne Alliance is intended to provide a complete solution. "The formation of the SpeechOneä Alliance represents the dawning of a new day for the Voice Industry," says Jonathan Taylor, CEO of Voxeo Corporation. "In keeping with the focus of our work and technological developments, and in staying focused on our customers and how we can help them succeed, we realized that we had to offer complete, pre-packaged solutions. By combining the expertise of three industry leaders in their respective areas, this new partnership allows us to provide a more integrated and comprehensive solution than any of our competitors." Based on a modular open standards-based platform, including VoIP/SIP, SOAP, VoiceXML, CCXML and Java capabilities, the SpeechOne solution also supports multiple ASR and TTS engines and features considerable foreign language coverage. "The SpeechOneä Alliance is all about the best open-standards voice technology that does not try to lock customers in with proprietary hooks," explains Stuart Berkowitz, President and CEO of VoiceGenie Technologies Inc. "With over 200 customers and 15,000 VoiceXML Developers using our products today, future customers will benefit from the combined real-world deployments we've put our products through over the past two years." "The SpeechOneä Alliance's focused solutions apply next-generation voice technologies to real-world business challenges in order to promote anytime, anywhere communication between the enterprise and its customers, employees, suppliers, partners and investors," states Michael Bergelson, President and Co-Founder of Audium. "While other companies have spread themselves thin trying to offer everything, our three companies have concentrated on our core products and can offer a best-in-class joint solution that integrate seamlessly."