Speech Technology eWeekly - May 29, 2007

Speech Technology News

PATLive Releases Voice Broadcasting Service

PATLive released its Voice Broadcasting System last week after several months of beta testing. PATLive's Voice Broadcasting Service enables organizations to simultaneously contact multiple people.

Homerton Hospital Benefits from Dictation Solution

SRC has helped Homerton University Hospital eradicate document backlogs in its radiology department with the deployment of Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) Professional version 9 speech recognition system.

PlayStation Portable Gets Voice/Video Call Features

LONDON -- Sony's PlayStation Portable will benefit from the addition of wireless broadband functions, following a deal Sony has signed with BT.

Sybase Expands into Telematics and Embedded Devices

Sybase iAnywhere is enhancing its presence in the telematics and embedded devices markets by enabling embedded applications to provide intelligent user interfaces and context-aware user interactions.

Syniverse Names David Hitchcock as CFO

Syniverse Technologies named David W. Hitchcock as chief financial officer. Hitchcock joins Syniverse from Alcatel-Lucent, where he has held the position of chief financial officer for North America since 2006.

New Asia VP at Aspect Software

Aspect Software has named Lui Simhua as vice president of the Asia Pacific and Middle East region.

SpeechCycle to Work with University to Expand Recognition

SpeechCycle and Ulm University in Germany have forged a partnership to develop new methodologies in the area of telephony-based speech recognition.

GotVoice Announces Voicemail-to-Email Solution

GotVoice launched GotVoice Business Services, providing a voicemail-to-email solution for existing work or private branch exchange (PBX) voicemail systems and handsets.

VoIPshield Security Suite Debuts

VoIPshield Systems announced the VoIPshield Security Suite, a comprehensive set of VoIP security applications purpose-built to protect VoIP networks.

VuBotics and MagneticTime to Co-Develop Speech and Reading Application

VuBotics and MagneticTime recently announced a strategic partnership to develop software combining MagneticTime's speech technology software with VuBotics' VuIT advanced reading technology.

VoiceSignal Announces Strategic License Agreement with Pantech

VoiceSignal and Pantech Group have entered into a new three-year strategic license agreement which gives Pantech the ability to develop voice-enabled mobile phones using all of VoiceSignal's applications.

One Voice Adds Mohave Wireless to Growing List of Wireless Customers

One Voice Technologies and Mohave Wireless have signed a multiyear contract that will allow Mohave to offer One Voice's MobileVoice services, which include group conference calling, reading and email- and voice-to-text messaging, along with One Voice's Talking Telephone Book.

Call Genie, TELUS Sign MOU

Call Genie has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Canadian telecommunications provider TELUS for the use of its Enhanced Voice Directory (EVD) solution for business category search in the United States.

ICT GROUP and UTOPY Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership

ICT Group and UTOPY announced a strategic partnership and co-marketing agreement under which ICT GROUP will use the UTOPY speech analytics software for agent-facing quality, training, and process improvement programs.

Telecom Upgrades Network with Ditech Noise Cancellation

Telecommunications provider Global Crossing will use Ditech Networks Voice Quality Assurance (VQA) technology to enhance the voice quality of calls received from international destinations on the Global Crossing Ready-Access on-demand audio collaboration services network.

SoundBite Communications Releases Autopayment Interface

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- SoundBite Communications released the SoundBite Agentless Direct Collect autopayment interface for its customer communications platform yesterday.