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.