» Quantum Leaps for Speech
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» Speech Comes Home
GEO Semiconductor, SpeechFX, and VolceVault have teamed up to launch Granta, smart home automation technology that brings voice control capabilities to many systems around the house. Granta uses chip technology from GEO Semiconductor, speech recognition technology from SpeechFX, and voice biometrics from VoiceVault. With the solution, users can personalize how they interact with and control devices and systems in their homes. The technology enables them to use hand gestures or voice to disarm an alarm, turn on the lights, adjust the thermostat, or unlock the front door.
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» Customers Speak Their Minds
Speetra in early June launched pulseM, a voice-centric quick response (QR) code application for gathering customer and employee feedback. The product enables smartphone users to capture a specially designed QR code, which triggers the pulseM application and lets users speak their comments rather than fill out online forms or take surveys. Within seconds of the user speaking his comment, it is received by the sponsoring company as an audio file. Optional analytics include sophisticated sentiment analysis based on tone and keywords.
» A Voice in the Remote
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» Speech Collects
» Speech to the Maxx
The consumer electronics division of Waves, an audio digital signal processing provider, has unveiled MaxxSpeech technology, which can provide automatic speech recognition (ASR) on laptops and desktop computers. MaxxSpeech leverages an echo canceller, noise reduction, source localization technologies, and MaxxBeam MicrophoneArray Noise Suppression, all in the hopes of delivering an optimized input signal to the ASR engine.
» A New Computer Voice
Voice- and audio-processing solutions provider Audience is diversifying its product offerings with its earSmart Advanced Voice technology for PCs. The earSmart eS305 analyzes the sound environment and identifies and enhances the voice signal while suppressing background noise. The earSmart eS305 also features Audience Automatic Speech Recognition Assist technology, a set of hardwareaccelerated algorithms that isolate the primary voice to help improve the accuracy of speech-enabled applications. The first ultraportable PCs to ship with Audience earSmart technology are the Dell Vostro 5460 and 5560.
» Digging Deeper
CallMiner has expanded its EurekaLive real-time performance monitoring platform with advanced direct agent feedback and context-driven workflow capabilities. EurekaLive uses contextual language patterning instead of wordspotting to analyze every word spoken in live conversations, and guides agents with time-based or event-driven script reminders for next-best-action guidance. It also provides agitation and over-talk monitoring for immediate call sentiment feedback.
» NeoSpeech Takes Up Japanese
Rakudasoft has incorporated NeoSpeech's text-to-speech (TTS) Japanese voices into its Hands-Free Sensei app for learning Japanese. The mobile app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices allows users to practice Japanese vocabulary, and, in later versions, kanji-Japanese symbols-and grammar. By using NeoSpeech TTS Japanese voices
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