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ACAPELA GROUP ANNOUNCES FULL SUPPORT FOR MRCPV2.

Acapela Group, a leading Voice expert, and UniMRCP, an open source MRCP project, are announcing the release of Acapela MRCP add-on 2.000, an extension of Acapela TTS for Windows and Linux servers, providing customers with a greater choice of high-end speech solutions using MRCPv2.

Telephony providers can now benefit from Acapela's high quality and pleasant voices while relying on MRCPv2 for optimized integration of speech into their services and applications.

MRCP (Media Resource Control Protocol) allows telephony applications to communicate with speech resources, controlling media processing resources over the network using a distributed, client/server architecture. The main media processing resources specified by the MRCP standard are the Speech Synthesizer (TTS), Speech Recognizer (ASR), Speech Recorder (SR), and the Speaker Verifier (SV).

UniMRCP is an open source cross-platform MRCP project, which provides everything required for the implementation and deployment of both an MRCP client and an MRCP server. UniMRCP encapsulates SIP/MRCPv2, RTSP, SDP and RTP/RTCP stacks and provides integrators with an MRCP v1 and v2 user level API.

"We are very happy to announce the compliance with MRCPv2 of our Acapela TTS Server solution realized in cooperation with UniMRCP Open Source Project, which has been an outstanding partner in this process. Acapela Group, as a voice expert dedicated to innovation and finding the best possible voice solutions, fully supports market standards to ease and optimize text to speech use in telephony applications. The full interoperability of Acapela's speech engine with MRCPv2 is part of the company's commitment to support the industry and help optimize the easy test and deployment process"-comments Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.

"I am proud to announce the availability of Acapela TTS voices, based on the UniMRCP server software library. The number of languages and set of high quality voices Acapela supports are quite impressive. Through the integration with the UniMRCP server, Acapela MRCP add-on 2.000, makes its TTS engine available to the users of any MRCPv2-aware platform. This solution might be an ideal choice to be used in conjunction with well-known open source, as well as commercial products for the deployment of IVRs, Call Centers, IPPBXs," said Arsen Chaloyan, author of UniMRCP.

The Acapela MRCPv2 add-on is available on both Acapela TTS for Windows and Linux servers. It enhances Acapela's capability to fully respond to the telephony market's requirements and reinforces the company's position as an unequalled partner in the domain of computer-based voice processing. Acapela's expertise and commitment to quality and service covers all aspects of voice, from the ease of integration and deployment to the delivery of custom voices, providing unique voice personas for companies or brands and- guaranteeing highest customer satisfaction and affinity.

About Acapela Group

Acapela Group, the leading European voice expert, invents text to speech solutions to give your content a voice in up to 25 languages. Our speech solutions allow you to turn any written text into natural speech files, using any of our 50 High Quality standard voices or your own synthezised voice talent. Acapela can answer all text to speech needs and provide perfect vocalization whether for voice integration and development, online & on demand use, audio files production, or ready to speak products for personal accessibility use.

For more information, visit http://www.acapela-group.com.

Check out http://www.acapela.tv - the sparkling laboratory of Acapela Group, for a fresh and exciting take on how speech synthesis can now be used: acapela.tv is a showcase and test playground that shares the possibilities of speech synthesis with Internet users, allowing them to discover innovative and attractive ways to make smart use of speech applications online.
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