Speech Technology eWeekly - January 30, 2007

Speech Technology News

Winter Deaflympics Names Sorenson Communications Official Provider of VRS and IP Relay Services

SALT LAKE CITY - Sorenson Communications will be the official VRS and IP Relay provider for the 16th Winter Deaflympics, to be held in Salt Lake City, Feb. 1 - 10.>

Royal United Hospital Selects WinScribe Digital Dictation

LONDON, UK - The Royal United Hospital installed WinScribe Digital Dictation software.

Voxify Names Chief Executive Officer

ALAMEDA, Calif. — John Gengarella joined Voxify as president and CEO.>

The Daily Camera Launches VoicePort

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado launched VoicePort's speech recognition application, CircPort.

DARPA Awards BBN Technologies $16 Million in Defense Funding

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - BBN Technologies was awarded $16 million in additional funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in year two of the Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (GALE) program.>

Convergys to Open New Facilities in Kentucky and Texas

CINCINNATI - Convergys Corporation will open new facilities in Kentucky and Texas as part of a plan to increase capacity for its customer care business.

Roberto Pieraccini Appointed Chair of IEEE-SLTC

Roberto Pieraccini, chief technology officer, SpeechCycle was recently appointed chair of the IEEE-SLTC, the Speech and Language Technical Committee.

Thinkronize and PBS TeacherSource Offer 3,000 New Multimedia Resources Through netTrekker d.i.

CINCINNATI - Thinkronize and PBS TeacherSource have collaborated to add 3,000 new multimedia resources to netTrekker d.i.

Autonomy Introduces the Intelligent Contact Center

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO - Autonomy Corporation introduced the Intelligent Contact Center.>

bridgeSpeak Achieves Microsoft Automotive Retail Solutions Partner Status

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - bridgeSpeak has been added to Microsoft's Automotive Retail Solutions program.

Accelerant Sales Group Launches Sales Training Division

MONTVILLE, N.J. - Accelerant Sales Group launched Accelerant Sales Training to provide sales training for companies across America.

Serotek Chooses Fonix DECtalk Text-to-Speech for New Microsoft Windows Vista-based Assistive Devices

SALT LAKE CITY - Fonix DECtalk text-to-speech software added to new Windows Vista-based applications from Serotek Corporation.

JVC Introduces Portable GPS Navigation Systems with SVOX Text-to-Speech Technology

ZURICH, Switzerland - JVC's new Plug & Ride GPS Navigation System KV-PX70 is a portable and fully-equipped navigation and mobile communication device.

Pulse and IntrinsiQ Sign a Strategic Agreement

WICHITA, Kan. and WALTHAM, Mass. - Pulse Systems and IntrinsiQ entered into a strategic partnership agreement.>

blinkx Partners with YouAreTV

SAN FRANCISCO - blinkx entered a content agreement with YouAreTV, a video distribution site.