Pronexus VBSALT Named Product of the Year by Internet Telephony Magazine.OTTAWA -- Pronexus Inc., an Interactive Voice Response (IVR (Interactive Voice Response) An automated telephone information system that speaks to the caller with a combination of fixed voice menus and data extracted from databases in real time. ) and speech solutions innovator who brought the power of .NET to the field, today announced that VBSALT(TM), a rapid application development (RAD) environment for Microsoft Speech Server The Microsoft Speech Server is a product from Microsoft designed to allow the authoring and deployment of IVR applications incorporating Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis and DTMF. 2004 R2, has been awarded Product of the Year by Internet Telephony Another term for IP telephony and VoIP. In the late 1990s, some people made a distinction between Internet Telephony and VoIP: Internet telephony referred to voice over the public Internet, while VoIP referred to voice over private IP networks. magazine.
The annual award recognizes companies whose products exemplify the best that the IP telephony The two-way transmission of voice over a packet-switched IP network, which is part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. The terms "IP telephony" and "voice over IP" (VoIP) are synonymous. industry has to offer. VBSALT provides leading-edge speech technology to build and implement voice-enabled IVR systems for VoIP and PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) The worldwide voice telephone network. Once only an analog system, the heart of most telephone networks today is all digital. In the U.S. networks. The IVR development tool helps organizations meet business goals by supporting faster development timelines and lower development costs, while enabling them to leverage the benefits of IP communications.
Encapsulating best practices for Voice User Interface (VUI (Voice User Interface) A voice-controlled application on a computer, PDA or smartphone. A VUI is more sophisticated than an interactive voice response (IVR) system. It implies a wide range of commands rather than just voicing "yes" or "no." Contrast with GUI. ) design, VBSALT enables developers to create sophisticated call flows that increase a speech application's usability. A drag-and-drop interface with fully programmable controls within Visual Studio .NET A suite of programming languages and development tools from Microsoft that supports the .NET environment. Upon its introduction in 2001, it included Visual C# and .NET versions of Visual Basic and Visual C++. See .NET. reduces development time as do transparent generation and interpretation of SALT tags. This is the second award for VBSALT, having previously received the 2004 Product of the Year from Communications Solutions magazine.
"As a Microsoft Speech Server Partner Program member, Pronexus shares our vision for making speech mainstream and pervasive," said Clint Patterson, director of marketing for Microsoft Speech Server at Microsoft. "Through joint cooperation on Microsoft Speech Server deployments with customers using VBSALT, we've experienced first-hand the power of their VBSALT tool, and we're pleased to see that Pronexus has been recognized for their innovation and leadership."
"The Internet Telephony award reaffirms the Pronexus tradition of delivering award-winning voice and speech technology," stated Alan Atkinson, V.P. of Marketing and Sales at Pronexus. "VBSALT showcases the strength and expertise of our dedicated R&D team, a team that has worked together for more than 12 years."
Founded in 1993, Pronexus Inc. is the developer of VBVoice(TM) and VBSALT(TM), the only Rapid Application Development toolkits for telephony and speech inside Visual Studio.NET that blend both GUI (Graphical User Interface) A graphics-based user interface that incorporates movable windows, icons and a mouse. The ability to resize application windows and change style and size of fonts are the significant advantages of a GUI vs. a character-based interface. and sophisticated programming. Pronexus also provides veoSolutions, a range of turnkey applications for Microsoft Speech Server, and a complement of professional services that voice-enable a variety of industries. Comprehensive support and acclaimed training complete the firm's offerings. For more information, visit our web site at www.pronexus.com.
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