Speech Technology eWeekly - April 04, 2006

Speech Technology News

MacSpeech Certifies New Products From VXi

MacSpeech certified two new microphones and a USB adapter from VXi.

Indosat Deploys Kirusa Voice SMS System

AKARTA, Indonesia and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - PT Indosat Tbk, an Indonesian telecommunications company, deployed and is trialing a voice SMS service on a CDMA network.

Alcatel's Genesys to Acquire VoiceGenie

PARIS - Alcatel plans for its Genesys subsidiary to acquire privately held VoiceGenie in an undisclosed cash transaction.

Bankinter and Vodafone Spain Launch Multimodal Broker Application

MADRID - Bankinter and Vodafone Spain have launched the "Multimodal Broker" application, a "brokerage" application that allows stock exchange transactions through the mobile telephone using voice commands.

Nuance Closes Acquisition of Dictaphone

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nuance Communications, Inc. closed its acquisition of Dictaphone Corporation. >

e-Spindle Learning Wins Parents' Choice Award for Online Spelling Tutor

eSpindle Learning, a Wizzard customer, received a Parents' Choice Award for its customized spelling and vocabulary tutoring Web site, www.eSpindle.org

Department of Defense Selects VoxGen

The U.S. Department of Defense selected VoxGen to add speech interface technology to its system that provides maintenance, operations, and engineering support for commercial and military vehicles.

iVoice Enters Letter of Intent To Acquire Document Imaging Company

MATAWAN, N.J. - iVoice, Inc. entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire microMEDIA Imaging Systems.>

Fiat Auto Selects Nuance Speech Technologies for Blue&Me

Fiat Auto will use Nuance speech technology to produce Blue&Me, a voice-activated in-vehicle communications and entertainment system jointly developed by Fiat Auto and Microsoft.

Dunkin' Donuts' Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center Expands Use of Voxware's VoiceLogistics Solution

Dunkin' Donuts' Mid-Atlantic Distribution Center expanded the use of Voxware's VoiceLogistics solution to the entire warehouse.

Microsoft Unveils Road Map for Speech Server 2007

REDMOND, Wash. —  Microsoft Corp. disclosed the road map and first set of features of its upcoming release of Microsoft® Speech Server 2007.>

VoxGen and Vocability Release Ring 'n Sing

The Ring 'n Sing service has been developed by VoxGen in association with Vocability.

IQ Services Launches Disaster Recovery Testing Services

MINNEAPOLIS — Interactive Quality (IQ) Services, Inc. launched Disaster Recovery/Business Continuation testing services for contact center and communication business solutions.

Aculab Expands Prosody X Product Line with CompactPCI Form Factor

Aculab plans to launch Prosody X CompactPCI& (cPCI), an IP media processing platform and telco grade variant of the Prosody X product line that was released earlier this year.

BeVocal Integrates With Solution Providers to Delivers Multi-channel Self Service

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - BeVocal integrated with iLoop Mobile, Infospace, Qpass, VeriSign and Vesta Corporation to deliver a multi-channel self-service solution to wireless carriers.>

Nuance Releases Nuance Dragon Mobile Dictation and Nuance Mobile

Nuance Communications released Dragon Mobile Dictation, a new technology for mobile device users to dictate SMS messages using continuous speech.

Vocalocity Enters Strategic Licensing Agreement with Microsoft

Vocalocity entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp.

Acapela Group Releases Acapela Mobility 7.0

Acapela Mobility 7.0 offers voice databases ranging from 10 to 60 MB, support of Windows Mobile 5, Linux support and customer specific versions for mobile experiences.

Nuance Communications and Gracenote Expand Partnership

LAS VEGAS - Nuance Communications, Inc. and Gracenote entered a joint partnership to develop and market speech-enabled solutions for digital music collections on mobile devices.