Mangosoft Forms Alliance with General Voice Technologies
WESTBORO, MA - Mangosoft Inc. (Nasdaq: BB: MNGX), a provider of Internet-enabling business software and services, and General Voice Technologies Inc. announced a marketing alliance that is intended to help make voice recognition technology easier and more accessible to users. "Voice recognition technology will improve and streamline many facets of our lives - business, education, entertainment, and home computing," said Brian Mead, president, of General Voice Technologies. "Combining solutions like our Voice Model Mobility (VMM) software and Mangosoft's secure internet file sharing and online storage service will speed the adoption of the next generation of machine independent voice recognition applications." To use large vocabulary voice recognition applications, users must train their personal computers with their particular "voice model" so that the computer can learn their specific voice parameters. General Voice Technology's VMM software enables users to save their personal voice model and transfer it to other machines, thus saving hours of training new machines with the specific voice model parameters. VMM also provides a backup of the voice model file. Mangosoft's Mangomind file sharing and online storage service allows users to store their VMM file, which can be up to a 100MB, on a secure Internet drive and then retrieve and transfer it to other machines where they would like to use their voice model. Mangomind allows users to access their files from anywhere in the world and eliminates the need for removable media devices, such as zip drives. According to TMA Associates, the demand for voice-activated products is expected to reach $36 billion by 2003. "General Voice is at the forefront of some very exciting technology and we are thrilled to be a part of this rapidly expanding market," said Dale Vincent, CEO of Mangosoft. "This alliance further highlights the immense value Mangomind provides to users, allowing them to immediately access essential files of any size no matter where they are in the world."