Speech Technology eWeekly - May 09, 2006

Speech Technology News

Computer & Lernen Institute's Learning Program Selects Wizzard Software to Provide AT&T Natural Voices

PITTSBURGH — Computer & Lernen Institute selected AT&T Natural Voices Desktop Edition to add text-to-speech capabilities to GUT 1 Vocabulary Editor.

Aculab Supports Microsoft Speech Server 2007

Aculab announced that its products support Microsoft Speech Server (MSS) 2007.

Philips Recognizes SpeechMagic Award 2006 Winners at Partner Event in Vienna

>VIENNA, Austria - Royal Philips Electronics recognized the winners of its SpeechMagic Awards 2006 during its annual partner event in Vienna, Austria.>

Kirusa Opens Sales and Marketing Office in South Asia

NEW DELHI, India - Kirusa opened its South Asia sales office in New Delhi, India.  Kirusa also appointed Taranjit Batra as the vice president of sales for South Asia.

iVoice Enters Agreement with Lamson Holdings for Sale of Selected Patents

iVoice authorized an agreement with Lamson Holdings for the sale of selected patents.

Kainos Selected for the Microsoft Speech Server 2007 Technology Adoption Program

BELFAST and DUBLIN — Kainos, one of Ireland's business solutions providers, is participating in the Microsoft Speech Server 2007 Technical Adoption Program (TAP).

Sutton & East Surrey Water Recognized With the Utility ACE Award for Best CIS Initiative in Europe

LONDON, U.K. - Sutton & East Surrey Water plc was awarded the Best CIS (Customer Information System) Initiative in Europe for 2005/06 by the US-based Utility Planning Network's (UPN) Utility ACE awards for CIS/CRM Excellence.

LogicTree Opens New Headquarters in Maryland Science & Technology Center

LogicTree opened its new headquarters in the Maryland Technology and Science Centerin Bowie, MD.

Loquendo Adds Languages to TTS, version 7

Loquendo ported Loquendo TTS 7 to U.S. and U.K. English, American and Castillian Spanish, French, and Italian

MAP Telecom and Voxeo Partner

MONACO and ORLANDO, Fla. - Voxeo Corporation and MAP Telecom entered a multi-year strategic partnership whereby Voxeo will provide the IVR infrastructure for MAP Telecom's current facilities in Europe and four planned facilities in the Middle East.>

RedPrairie, Voxware Enter Global Reseller Agreement

RedPrairie to Use Voxware's VoiceLogistics ProT and VoxBrowserT Software

Microsoft Releases Speech Server 2007 Beta

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. released the Microsoft® Speech Server 2007 beta and a new set of features.>

Vocantas Signs Agreement With 4S DAWN Software

OTTAWA - Vocantas Inc. signed a letter of intent with 4S Dawn Software (Division of 4S Information Systems of England) to develop and market an integrated solution.

HigherGround and SER Partner

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - HigherGround, Inc. and SER Solutions, Inc. entered a strategic partnership.

Intervoice Partners With Stream

DALLAS - Intervoice, Inc. partnered with Stream, a global provider of technical support and customer service, to provide enterprises with a voice self-service solution.

VoxGen Launches Banking Protection System

>VoxGen launched a voice identification & verification (ID&V) product for the financial services sector.>

Genesys Introduces Customer Interaction Portal; Aligns with SAP

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, an Alcatel company, and VoicInt Telecommunications released the Genesys Customer Interaction Portal for Self-Service. Genesys also achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" qualification for the certified integration of Genesys Voice Platform 7.0 with the SAP NetWeaver Portal component and for porting the application onto SAP NetWeaver Application Server.

West Interactive Introduces Insight Customer Intelligence

West Interactive introduced Insight Customer Intelligence, a network-based, automated customer survey tool designed to measure the quality of customer interactions and improve customer retention.