Speech Technology eWeekly -
January 01, 2006
Speech Technology News
Loquendo Unveils Embedded Speech Daemon
Loquendo released the Embedded Speech Daemon (Loquendo ESD), available on Windows-based pocket devices.
Black Box to Acquire U.S. and Canadian Operations of NextiraOne
Black Box signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the U.S. and Canadian commercial and U.S. government operations of NextiraOne.
Cinema City Launches Voice-activated Ticket Purchasing Service
NETANYA, Israel - Cinema City, a cinema complex with 23 Cinema theaters in Israel, launched a new telephony service that enables purchasing movie tickets using speech recognition.
Vocera Brings Star Trek to the Enterprise
From InfoWorld - According to Stephen Lawson, Once just a sci-fi fantasy, wireless communicator badges like those from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" TV series are now being used in the workplace
. The Vocera Communications System consists of the communicator devices, plus Vocera software and a Nuance Communications speech-recognition engine on a server.
Coveo Selects Dragon AudioMining from Nuance to Add Audio and Video Search to Microsoft SharePoint
BURLINGTON, Mass. - Coveo Solutions Inc., a developer of integrated search solutions for the desktop, the intranet and the Web has selected Dragon AudioMining for its Coveo Enterprise Search for Microsoft SharePoint.
EZ Scores Voice-enables Sports Updates
SILVER SPRING, Md. - Maryland-based EZ Scores speech-enabled their sports update hotline.
Microsoft and Google Reach Settlement
Microsoft reached a settlement with Google Inc. and former employee Kai-Fu Lee, ending litigation over Google's hiring of Kai-Fu Lee, who led Microsoft's speech technologies initiatives.
Wizzard Software Unveils New WizzTone Product for Skype's VoIP Service
PITTSBURGH - Wizzard Software plans to launch WizzTones, a software product that is enabled for Skype, a provider of free VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) solutions.
MacSpeech Releases ScriptPak for GarageBand 2, Final Draft 7, Safari 2.0 and Mail 2.0
SALEM, N.H. - The new ScriptPaks install almost 100 commands for GarageBand, 300 commands for Safari 2.0 and Mail 2.0, and 250 commands for Final Draft 7 into iListen that allow the user to do virtually anything by voice that they would normally do using keyboard shortcuts or menus.