Callware Selects SpeechWorks Speechify 2.1 TTS Engine to Power Its Unified Messaging Platform

GREENACRES, WA - Callware Technologies Inc. announced an exclusive agreement with SpeechWorks International Inc. (Nasdaq: SPWX) to integrate Speechify 2.1 TTS software into Callegra .UM, Callware's next-generation unified messaging solution. "SpeechWorks has made tremendous advances in TTS technology with their Speechify 2.1 product. We evaluated several competing TTS products and found that Speechify offered the best voice quality while remaining very efficient, making it an ideal fit for Callware's Callegra .UM architecture which includes both a customer-ready solution, and a worldwide development platform," said Steve Giusti, Vice President of Sales for Callware Technologies. "The release of Callegra .UM will dramatically extend the scalability of Callware's current Callegra line for our customer base and create additional opportunities with developers seeking to enhance their own offerings with the power of Callegra .UM functionality." Callegra .UM is Callware Technologies' next generation Microsoft Windows 2000 platform for unified messaging and unified communications that offers new scalability and networking capabilities that extends its profile into large and multi-site enterprises. Callegra .UM leverages Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, SOAP, CSTA, SQL, SAPI 5, IMAP and SIP with the latest software development tools to enable unified messaging and speech services for voice and fax to exist in Microsoft Outlook/Exchange, Lotus Domino, GroupWise, POP3 email inboxes or in Callegra .UM's universal browser based web client. Each Callegra .UM server will support well over 144 ports and multi-site or multi server environments can communicate with a single SQL data store via the Microsoft Management Console for ease of administration. Current scalability benchmark testing has validated the ability for Callegra .UM to support several hundred thousand simultaneous users per server. Additionally, the Callegra .UM Development Platform offers complete unified messaging functionality to developers or integrators seeking to add voice and fax services to their own server or client-based applications. Through the use of XML Web Services, Callegra .UM brings the idea of communications convergence to a whole new level by providing real opportunities for all types of communication to co-exist. "SpeechWorks is excited to deliver its Speechify software to the Callegra .UM platform," said Steve Chambers, chief marketing officer at SpeechWorks. "Callware offers a powerful solution for small to large enterprise companies that are looking to increase communications efficiencies and productivity with unified messaging. Callegra .UM also provides an ideal environment for developers to deploy sophisticated unified messaging applications via XML Web Services."
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