Glenayre Technologies Adds ScanSoft RealSpeak to Versera Voice Services Suite

PEABODY, MA and ATLANTA, GA - ScanSoft Inc. (Nasdaq: SSFT), a supplier of imaging, speech and language solutions and Glenayre Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMS), a provider of advanced and next-generation communications solutions, announced that Glenayre now offers ScanSoft RealSpeak as one of the synthesized speech solutions in its Versera Voice Services Suite.

Glenayre's Versera Voice Services Suite consists of voice-controlled telephony services that enable service providers to introduce new revenue opportunities, increase subscriber satisfaction and reduce churn. ScanSoft RealSpeak integrates with the Versera Voice Services Suite to deliver text-based information to wireless and mobile devices using synthesized human-sounding speech. The ability for service providers to provide highly customizable real-time message notification and delivery plays a role in enhancing user productivity.

"As the number of mobile subscribers swells worldwide and hands-free legislation becomes more popular, the ability for service providers to support voice-powered solutions becomes critical to their success," said Rolf Madson, vice president of product management for Glenayre.

"Glenayre and ScanSoft harness language so that subscribers can access all their important information--at home, in the office, or on-the-go. Since personalized messages and Internet content are conveniently located in a single location, staying in touch is significantly simplified for subscribers."

Glenayre partners with ScanSoft to allow service providers to choose the solution that works best for them. ScanSoft RealSpeak TTS supports 19 languages through a single application programming interface, and when combined with Glenayre's Versera Voice Services Suite, enables the distribution of a wide range of text content, including e-mail, stock quotes, news and weather, electronic documents and Web site information.

"The use of RealSpeak within the Glenayre messaging platform is an excellent showcase for text-to-speech applications," said Wayne Crandall, senior vice president of sales and business development at ScanSoft. "It demonstrates the productivity gains that can be achieved through the efficient delivery of text-based information, and shows the importance of a multi-lingual market approach."

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