Speech Technology eWeekly - December 19, 2006

Speech Technology News

3M Completes Merger of Its Health Information Systems Division With SoftMed Systems

3M completed the merger of its Health Information Systems division with SoftMed Systems, a provider of health information management software and services.

AT&T 1-800-YellowPages Service Selects Apptera's MobileAd Technology

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Apptera's MobileAd Technology will be the engine powering AT&T's controlled trial of its ad-sponsored directory assistance service.

Aspect Software to Deploy Digium's Asterisk Business Edition at New Corporate Headquarters

HUNTSVILLE, Al and WESTFORD, Mass. — Aspect Software, Inc. selected Digium's Asterisk Business Edition IP PBX as the telephone infrastructure for its new corporate headquarters, to be located in Chelmsford, Mass.>

Meridian Licenses Fonix Speech Technology for Nevada 511 Road Traffic Information Service

SALT LAKE CITY - Meridian Environmental Technology deployed a 511 traveler information service in Nevada that incorporates Fonix speech recognition technology.

Maritz Research Selects VoxGen

Global market research agency Maritz Research uses VoiceSurvey from VoxGen to conduct telephone research in the UK.

Wengo Selects Acapela Speech Synthesis

Wengo chose Acapela's Speech Synthesis for communication between the users of the Wdeal service portal.

Fitch Affirms Ocwen's Resi and Special Servicer Ratings

Ocwen reconfigured its Interactive Voice Response (IVR) unit.

SER Names Mark Rooney Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations

DULLES, Va. - SER Solutions, Inc. named Mark S. Rooney as senior vice president of worldwide operations.

Voxware Forms Alliance with Paragon Technologies

Voxware signed a value-added reseller agreement with Paragon Technologies

VoltDelta Supplies Integrated Advertising Platform for AT&T 1-800-YellowPages Service

NEW YORK - AT&T selected VoltDelta to supply the integrated platform for a new advertiser supported US nationwide Directory Assistance (DA) offering.

eResource Signs Technology and Marketing Agreement with IBM

eResource, a systems integrator specializing in advanced call center solutions, entered a technology and marketing partnership with IBM.

Persay & YeSpeech to Build Verification System Using Multi-Factor Authentication

TEL AVIV, Israel - Persay Ltd. will participate in a project with Korean-based YeSpeech (formerly YesTechnology) to provide a multichannel, centralized speaker verification system.

NextiraOne, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, and Acapela Group Partner

NextiraOne, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, and Acapela Group are teaming up to speech-enable their clients and have just deployed their first joint projects.

Aculab's Prosody X Product Line Enhanced with More Functionality

MILTON KEYNES, U.K. - Aculab's Prosody X, an IP media processing platform, was enhanced with new functionality.

Kirusa Releases New Patent

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. - Kirusa has been granted a patent "Synchronization Among Plural Browsers" by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Hughes and NMS Communications Certify Interoperability for Optimization of Cellular Satellite Backhauling

GERMANTOWN, Md. and FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Hughes Network Systems, LLC and NMS Communications completed interoperability testing between the Hughes HX family of IP satellite broadband modems and NMS' AccessGate Radio Access Network (RAN) backhaul optimization offerings.

Group2call Offers Message Broadcasting Solution

Group2call released a new mass messaging software service.

Gostai and Acapela Partner

Gostai, a company dedicated to Artificial Intelligence applied to Robotics, chose Acapela text-to-speech to voice animate its platform.