Speech Technology eWeekly - August 09, 2006

Speech Technology News

MTI Releases Its "P.H.A.T. Phone Stats"

ATLANTA — Message Technologies, Inc. (MTI) released its "P.H.A.T. (Platforms, Hosting, Applications and Telephony) Phone Stats."

W3C to Expand Internationalization in Speech Synthesis Markup Language

The W3C released the results of the second Workshop on Speech Synthesis Markup Language.

Nortel Appoints Darryl Edwards as EMEA President

TORONTO - Nortel appointed Darryl Edwards as president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Avaya Promotes Executives

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Avaya Inc. Board of Directors appointed Louis J. D'Ambrosio to president and chief executive officer and Michael Thurk, Avaya's senior vice president and president, global communications solutions, as chief operating officer.>

Loquendo Releases New Feature Set for ASR

TURIN, Italy - Loquendo released a set of new ASR features that enable integrators to design speech applications that are adjustable in terms of vocabulary size and interaction flexibility.

Apptec Teams with VEC Electronics to Create Line of Recording Accessories

Apptec has teamed with VEC Electronics to create recording accessories.

Eicon Networks Partners With Newfound Communications

PLANO, Texas — Newfound Communications, Inc. joined Eicon's Technology Partner Program. 

GM Voices Introduces EXP Vocabularies

GM Voices released its set of reusable recorded voice prompts to be utilized in the development of speech recognition and DTMF applications.

SpeechStudio Launches DonationLine and Reseller Initiative

LEICESTER, England - SpeechStudio launched DonationLine, an automated process for collecting telephone donations. SpeechStudio also launched a reseller initiative aimed at companies within the telecoms market.

MacSpeech Releases ScriptPak for iMovie HD 6

SALEM, N.H. - MacSpeech released a new ScriptPak for iMovie HD 6.

Novauris and Pentax-NeoSpeech Partner

CHELTENHAM, England and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Novauris Technologies and Pentax-NeoSpeech entered a strategic partnership in North America to promote each other's products and offer joint solutions that include Novauris's NovaSearch™ ASR and Pentax-NeoSpeech's VoiceText™ TTS.>

Novauris and ETRI Enter Three-Year Collaborative Program for Speech Recognition Technology

Novauris Technologies and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) entered a long-term collaborative research agreement to develop and commercialize speech recognition technology for vehicle informatics systems and for spoken control of domestic robots.

Acapela Introduces Two New Voices in Mexican Spanish and French Canadian

The new voices will be available in Q4, 2006 (Mexican Spanish) and Q1, 2007 (French Canadian). Acapela Group will be present at SpeechTEK this year.>

Genesys Featured in Datamonitor Speech Recognition Report

SAN FRANCISCO - The white paper, entitled, "An Introductory Guide to Speech Recognition Solutions," contains data on speech solution components, market overviews and Datamonitor's strategic recommendations for buyers.

Wizzard Software Announces Addition of MRCP Version 2 Support to AT&T Natural Voices

PITTSBURGH — Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP) Version 2 support will soon be available for AT&T Natural Voices.

Microsoft Serves Unified Communications

The company will make Microsoft Speech Server 2007 a part of the broader Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, discontinuing Speech Server as a standalone offering; Windows Vista will have speech recognition in eight languages, a Windows first.>