SpeechWorks' Speechify Text-to-Speech Engine Powers Avaya Unified Communication Center; Speechify Software Delivers Natural Sounding Text-to-Speech to Mobile Workforce.Business/Technology Editors
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2002
SpeechWorks International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPWX SPWX Speechworks (stock symbol) ), the global leader in speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS (1) See text-to-speech.
(2) (Transaction Tracking System) Software that monitors a transaction until completion. In the event of a hardware or software failure, it ensures that the database is brought back to its former state before the attempt to ) technologies and services, today announced that the company's Speechify speech·i·fy
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To give a speech: "In Washington, cabinet secretaries pose and speechify" Jonathan Alter. (TM) TTS engine is now available through the Avaya(TM) Unified Communication Center solution from Avaya Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : AV), a leading global provider of voice and data networks and applications to businesses.
Speechify software allows users to retrieve email and access calendar information and information from corporate databases for immediate response to customer inquires anytime, anywhere. Speechify relays information in a smooth and natural-sounding voice, delivering high quality speech and superior performance in multiple languages and both male and female voices. It can speed application deployment and reduce costs while delivering dynamic, personalized, and natural-sounding information.
"SpeechWorks provided us with the right tool to complete our unified communications The real time redirection of a voice, text or e-mail message to the device closest to the intended recipient at any given time. For example, voice calls to desk phones could be routed to the user's cellphone when required. offering," said Vic Langford, Avaya vice president, Unified Communication Solutions group. "Speechify delivers the total offering from e-mail pre-processing to language support and the ability to create a custom voice to reinforce customer's brand identity. We are confident that we will be able to offer our customers the best TTS on the market now and in the future."
Avaya Unified Communication Center is an integrated solution suite that delivers wireless, Web and speech-enabled access to applications including messaging, communications and collaboration tools. From phones, cellular phones, PCs or wireless handheld devices, workers can easily manage email, voicemail and fax messages, in addition to accessing critical business communications applications, such as calling, conferencing, company directories, desktop calendar and task functions.
"We're excited to make Speechify TTS capability available to the growing mobile workforce through Avaya's Unified Communication Center," said Steve Chambers, vice president of worldwide marketing at SpeechWorks. "Unified communication solutions can deliver exceptional value to businesses from communications and personal information management tools all through leveraging the value of their existing network investments."
Speechify TTS is the North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. market leader in quality, deployments and integration with other speech technologies. Speechify customers include America Online See AOL. , Bell Canada Bell Canada Enterprises (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE), legally BCE Inc., is a major Canadian telecommunications company. Through its subsidiaries including Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for , Microsoft, National Weather Service and Yahoo!. Customers have found that Speechify delivers the quality, performance and expertise that helps them achieve their goals of delivering superior service while reducing costs. Speechify understands the context in which words appear in a sentence. For example, Speechify understands when the abbreviation abbreviation, in writing, arbitrary shortening of a word, usually by cutting off letters from the end, as in U.S. and Gen. (General). Contraction serves the same purpose but is understood strictly to be the shortening of a word by cutting out letters in the middle, "St." should be read as the word "street" versus the word "saint." It can also distinguish the difference between words that have identical spellings yet different pronunciations - such as record/record or read/read - based on how they are used in a sentence. In addition, Speechify offers custom voice building services and an email preprocessor Software that performs some preliminary processing on the input before it is processed by the main program. See preprocessing.
(programming) preprocessor - A program that transforms input data in some way before it is read by the main program. . Speechify is available in US English, Continental French and Mexican Spanish with additional languages under development.
Speechify capability will be available in the first release of Avaya Unified Communication Center in April 2002 in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , with worldwide rollout through June 2002.
Avaya Inc., headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., is a leading global provider of voice and data networks, as well as communications solutions and services that help businesses, government agencies and other institutions - including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500(R) - excel in the customer economy. Avaya offers Customer Relationship Management Solutions, Unified Communication Solutions, Service Provider Solutions, MultiService Networking Infrastructure, and Converged Voice and Data Networks - including the company's no-compromise Avaya(TM) Enterprise-Class IP Solutions (ECLIPS ECLIPS Enterprise Class Internet Protocol Solutions (Avaya Inc.)
ECLIPS Experimental Cloud Lidar Pilot Study
ECLIPS Enhanced Clearline Proposal System (Sprint)
ECLIPS Expanded Calculator Link Processing System ) - all supported by Avaya Services and Avaya Labs. Avaya is the worldwide leader in unified messaging Having access to e-mail, voice mail and faxes via a common computer application or by telephone. For example, unified messaging may send faxes and digitized voice mail to a mail server that turns them into e-mail attachments. , messaging systems, call centers and structured cabling Structured Cabling is defined as building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems. systems. It is the U.S. leader in voice communications systems and services. Avaya is an official sponsor for the 2002 FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fédération Internationale de Football Association]
FIFA n abbr (= Fédération Internationale de Football Association) → FIFA f World Cup(TM), the FIFA Women's World Cup The FIFA Women's World Cup is recognized as the most important International competition in women's football and is played amongst women's national football teams of the member states of FIFA, the sport's global governing body. 2003 and the 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM) tournaments. For more information about Avaya, visit its Web site at http://www.avaya.com.
About SpeechWorks International, Inc.
Through the power of SpeechWorks technologies, the human voice is all a person needs to access instant information and conduct transactions from a phone or device. Around the world, customer service innovators such as America Online, Microsoft, OnStar, Western Australian Tourism Commission and Yahoo! are realizing returns on SpeechWorks applications that consistently delight and serve customers 24 hours a day. With over 160 partners, SpeechWorks (Nasdaq: SPWX) delivers natural language speech recognition, speaker verification and text-to-speech (TTS) solutions to leading corporations, telecommunications providers, device manufacturers and government organizations worldwide. For a description of our products, services and unique customer programs such as SpeechWorks Here(TM) S.T.E.P. (Speech Technology Evaluation Process) call 617.428.4444 or visit www.speechworks.com.
Don't Miss Global Speech Day - May 21-22, 2002
Join SpeechWorks for its second annual Global Speech Day, a live and free 2-day Web event May 21-22, 2002. Global Speech Day features top business and technical minds leading the way in the deployment of and vision for speech solutions and services. This year's international event includes presentations and interactive panels from leading companies and analyst firms such as ABN AMRO, America Online, Datamonitor, Intel, InterVoice-Brite, Kelsey Group, Merlin Telecom, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, Wildfire, Yankee Group and many others, along with online chat, breaking news, and live audience polls. If you are interested in the speech industry and where it is headed, you won't want to miss Global Speech Day 2002. For more information and registration, visit http://prg.globalspeechday.com.
SpeechWorks, Speechify and SpeechWorks Here S.T.E.P. are trademarks or registered trademarks of SpeechWorks International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Avaya and the Avaya Logo are trademarks of Avaya Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.