Speech Technology eWeekly - December 12, 2006

Speech Technology News

MEDION Selects Elektrobit Automotive and SVOX

ZURICH and ERLANGEN - MEDION deployed Elektrobit navigation software and SVOX text-to-speech solutions in its navigation device that is shipped through stores in Europe.

Alltel Wireless Launches TeleNav GPS Navigator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Alltel launched TeleNav, Inc.'s TeleNav GPS Navigator.

Ann Taylor Renews Customer Care Contract With Convergys

CINCINNATI - Convergys Corporation will continue to deliver customer service for Ann Taylor.

Envox Worldwide Positioned in the Influential Magic Quadrant

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm, positioned Envox Worldwide in the Visionaries Quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for IVR Systems and Enterprise Voice Portals, 2006 report.

MD-IT Expands to Mid-Atlantic Region with Acquisition

BOULDER, Colo. -- MD-IT completed its acquisition of MediTranscripts, Inc., a Maryland-based transcription company.

Loquendo Releases New Language for ASR

TURIN, Italy - Loquendo released Loquendo ASR in Polish.

CellMax Systems Teams With PCS to Provide Voice-based School Lunchroom ID

TEL AVIV, Israel - CellMax Systems and point-of-sale (POS) system producer PCS Revenue Control Systems jointly developed a voice recognition-based identification, verification, and payment system for school cafeterias.

Brilliant System and Fonix Release Language Learning Speech Solution for Electronic Dictionary

SALT LAKE CITY - Fonix Speech released the Fonix Language Learning Speech Solution on a portable electronic dictionary manufactured and sold by Brilliant System.>

Envox Worldwide Partners With VSI

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -  Envox Worldwide added VSI LLC, a technical consulting firm specializing in the integration of self-service solutions, as a development partner.

Thomson ELT Launches MyELT Online Learning System for English Language Instruction

BOSTON - Thomson ELT released MyELT, an online learning system designed for English language teachers and students.

SpeechSwitch and Telaid Partner

SpeechSwitch completed their first order for a speech enabled auto attendant, "SEAA" from Telaid, a Connecticut based technology deployment and service company.

Aspect Software Signs Partnership Agreement with DTSI

MAKATI, Philippines - Aspect Software, Inc. and DTSI, a systems integrator and technology solutions and services provider, entered into a strategic partnership to serve the Philippines contact center market.

bridgeSpeak and Hilger Performance Team Up

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - bridgeSpeak partnered with Hilger Performance to help expand its presence in Chrysler Group dealers. 

Recordant Enters Agreement with Nexidia

ATLANTA - Recordant signed an agreement with Atlanta-based Nexidia that will turn up the volume on its audio analytics capabilities. 

CSR Adds Text-to-Speech to Its BlueCore5-Multimedia Platform

CAMBRIDGE, England - CSR plc expanded the capabilities of its BlueCore5-Multimedia platform with the addition of NowSpeak Technologies to CSR's eXtension Partner Programme.