l Product Directory


Speech Recognition (SR) Software
Although it has other applications, speech recognition potentially provides a far more powerful interface to an IVR application than the telephone keypad. But it comes at a significant cost. The primary market model involves developers of speech recognition software selling it to the developers of IVR systems who incorporate it, as well as text-to-speech software, into their products.


Consulting Projects Involving Speech Recognition
Occidental Communications has undertaken assignments advising clients on the potential for the use of speech technologies. A number of such projects have, following analyses of clients' call types, involve the design of a complete IVR application using speech recognition and subsequent procurement of the solution. For more details, see the Call Centre Consulting page.


International Directory
This directory is of developers of speech recognition software. In contrast to other Internet sites that purport to be directories of speech recognition software, this directory does not include any integrators, consultants, conference organisers, magazines, distributors or providers of products related to speech recognition. Every one of the companies listed has developed the speech recognition software listed therein - they are not integrators or incorporators of speech recognition software developed by others.


Acapela Group
33, Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Phone+32 6537 4275
Fax +32 6537 4276
Internet http://www.acapela-group.com
E-mail press [at] acapela-group.com

The Acapela Group develops SR software for telephony, PC, embedded and industrial applications.

Productsacapela telecom, acapela multimedia, acapela onboard, acapela mobility
Languages supported Dutch, British English, American English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Greek (beta version) and Icelandic (beta version)
AvailabilityBelgium, Sweden
NoteThe Acapela Group also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


Speech FX from Accettura Software
Product discontinued.


Aculab
Lakeside, Bramley Road, Mount Farm, Milton Keynes, MK1 1PT UK
Phone+44 1908 273800
Fax +44 1908 273801
Internet http://www.aculab.com
E-mail info [at] aculab.com

Aculab develops SR software for its telephony circuit cards which it sells for use in IVR systems.

Languages supportedBritish English, American English, French, German, and Latin American Spanish. Dutch, Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese are in development
AvailabilityUK, Australia, Germany and the USA
NoteAculab also develops text to speech software.


Advanced Recognition Technologies (ART)
Advanced Recognition Technologies was acquired by Scansoft in 2005 which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Aixplan AG
Aixplan has been acquired by Apptek.


Altech (Applied Language Technologies)
Altech renamed itself Speechworks and was subsequently acquired by Scansoft in 2003 which, in turn, acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Anhui USTC iFLYTEK Co. Ltd.
Huan Shan lu 373, Hefei, an hui 230026 China
Phone+86 551 533 1800
Fax +86 551 533 1801
Internet http://www.iflytek.com (Chinese)
http://www.iflytek.com/english/index.htm (English)
E-mail iflytek [at] iflytek.com

Anhui develops SR software for telephony and embedded applications.

ProductInterPhonic
Languages supportedCantonese, Chinese English and Mandarin
AvailabilityChina
NoteAnhui also develops text to speech software.


Apptek
6867 Elm St. Suite 300, McLean, Vir 22101, USA
Phone+1 703 821 5000
Fax +1 703 821 5001
Internet http://www.apptek.com
E-mail info [at] apptek.com

Apptek develops SR software for IVR systems, embedded systems, translation systems and spoken document retrieval systems.

ProductPlainSpeech
Languages supportedGulf Arabic, Egyptian, American English, British English and German
Availability[to be advised]


Applied Technologies on Language and Speech (ATLAS)
ATLAS renamed itself VERBIO TECHNOLOGIES S.L.


ATIP
Daimlerstraße 32, D-60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone+49 69 710 4070
Fax +49 69 710 407 124
Internet http://www.atip.de (German)
http://www.atip.de (English)
E-mail info [at] atip.de

ATIP develops SR software for embedded systems, dictation, PC navigation applications.

ProductRecogNice
Languages supported English and German
AvailabilityGermany
NoteATIP also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


Aurix (formerly named 20/20 Speech Ltd.)
Malvern Hills Science Park, Geraldine Road, Malvern, Worcs., WR14 3SZ UK
Phone+44 1684 585101
Fax +44 1684 585151
Internet http://www.aurix.com
E-mail info [at] aurix.com

Aurix develops SR software for telecommunications, media, legal, PDAs and handheld applications.

ProductAurix asr
Languages supportedBritish English
AvailabilityUK, USA


Babel Technologies
In 2001, Babel Technologies merged with Elan Speech and Babel Infovox to form the Acapela Group.


BBN Technologies
10 Moulton Street, Cambridge, Mass 02138 USA
Phone+1 617 873 8000
Fax +1 617 873 2956
Internet http://www.bbn.com
E-mail pr [at] bbn.com

BBN Technologies develops SR software for IVR systems.

ProductByblos
Languages supportedModern Standard Arabic, Chinese, American English and Spanish
AvailabilityUnited States


Beijing InfoQuick SinoVoice Speech Technology Corp (SinoVoice)
Suite 206, Great Road Building, ZGC Software Park, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Phone+44 1908 273800
Fax +86 10 82826886
Internet http://www.sinovoice.com.cn
E-mail sinovoicemarket [at] sinovoice.com.cn

SinoVoice develops SR software

ProductjASR
Languages supportedChinese
AvailabilityChina
NoteSinoVoice also develops text to speech software.


Böhme Datentechnik
Böhme Datentechnik was acquired by peiker acustic in 2011 and its speech recognition product was discontinued.


Breveon
Breveon, formerly of Palo Alto, Calif, USA, is no longer in business.


Business Computer Projects
BCP House, 151 Charles Street, Stockport, SK1 3JY England UK
Phone+44 161 355 3000
Fax +44 161 355 3001
Internet http://www.bcpsoftware.com
E-mail mail [at] bcpsoftware.com

Business Computer Projects develops SR software for its logistics applications.

ProductAccord Voice
Languages supportedEnglish
AvailabilityEurope
NoteBusiness Computer Projects also develops text to speech software.


Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories
Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories, formerly of Taipei, Taiwan, is no longer in business.


Command Corp.
Command Corp, formerly of Alpharetta, Geo USA, is no longer in business.


CatchWord
La Montagne 25, Heldervue, Somerset West, Western Cape, 7130, South Africa
Phone+27 21 808 2017
Fax +27 21 808 2017
Internet http://www.catchwordlst.co.za
E-mail enquiries [at] catchwordlst.co.za

CatchWord develops SR software for telephony and speech-mining applications.

ProductsSpeechMODELS for telephony applications
SpeechGREP for speech-mining applications
Languages supported Afrikaans, South African English, Xhosa and Zulu
AvailabilitySouth Africa


Conversay
Conversay, formerly of Redmond, Wash, USA, is no longer in business.


Theis Research & Engineering / Conversational Voice Technologies
4205 Grove Avenue, Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Phone+1 847 249 5560
Fax +1 847 249 9773
Internet http://www.conservit.com
E-mail sales [at] conservit.com

Theis Research & Engineering LLC develops SR software which is used in the bureau operated by Conversational Voice Technologies.

Languages supportedDanish, Dutch, American English, Australian English, British English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish
AvailabilityBureau is in USA, can potentially be called from anywhere


DSP Group
3120 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara, Calif 95054-3317 USA
Phone+1 408 986 4300
Fax +1 408 986 4323
Internet http://www.dspg.com
E-mail mcompton [at] dspg.com

The DSP Group develops SR software for embedded systems.

ProductFlexiSpeech
Languages supportedLanguage independent
AvailabilityUnited States, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan


Dragon Systems
Dragon Systems, formerly of Newton, Mass, USA was acquired in 2000 by Lernout & Hauspie, formerly of Ieper, Belgium, which is no longer in business. Its intellectual property was acquired by Scansoft in 2001 which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Ectaco Inc.
Ectaco Corporate Center, 31-21 31st Street, Long Island City, NY, 11106 USA
Phone+1 718 728 5334
Internet http://www.ectaco.com
E-mail sales [at] ectaco.com

Ectaco develops SR software for its own products.

ProductsVoice Translator, Universal Translator, Accent Remover and Spelling Keyboard
Languages supportedRecognition: English and Russian; Translation: Chinese, English, French, German, Polish, Russian and Spanish
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet
NoteEctaco also develops text to speech software.


Ensigma Technologies
Ensigma Technologies was acquired by Imagination Technologies in 2000.


Entropic
Entropic was acquired by Microsoft in 1999.


eVmail Technology
eVmail Technology, formerly of Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, is no longer in business.


Fast-Talk Communications
Renamed Nexidia


Fluency Voice Technology Ltd.
Fluency Voice Technology was acquired by Syntellect in 2008.


Fonix
9350 South 150 East, Suite 700, Sandy, Utah 84070 USA
Phone+1 801 553 6600
Fax +1 801 553 6707
Internet http://www.fonixspeech.com
E-mail sales [at] fonix.com

Fonix develops SR software for mobile phones and PDAs, electronic games, in-vehicle applications and IVR systems.

ProductsConnectMe for telephony applications
VoiceIn for electronic games
VoiceDial for mobile phones and PDAs
Fonix AutoSuite for in-vehicle applications
Languages supportedAmerican English, British English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Swedish
AvailabilityUSA, Australia, China, Europe, Japan and Korea
NoteFonix also develops text to speech software.


Game Commander
Game Commander, formerly of Placerville, Calif, USA, is no longer in business.


G2 Speech B.V.
Spegelt 4a PO Box 70 5670 AB Nuenen, The Netherlands
Phone+31 40 295 2877
Fax +31 40 295 2809
Internet http://www.g2speech.com
E-mail info [at] g2speech.com

G2 Speech develops dictation software for medical specialists.

ProductMediSpeech
Languages supported Dutch and British English
AvailabilityThe Netherlands, UK


GVZ Speech Technologies
In 2007, GVZ Speech Technologies was acquired by Sestek.


GyrusLogic
4110 East Via Estrella, Phoenix, Ariz 85028, USA
Phone+1 602 432 1995
Fax +1 815 642 9843
Internet http://www.gyruslogic.com
E-mail info [at] gyruslogic.com

GyrusLogic develops SR software for telephony applications.

ProductPlatica Conversational Dialog engine
Languages supportedAmerican English, German and Spanish
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet


HandHeld Speech
18 Hillside Ave. Amesbury, Mass 01913-2206 USA
Phone+1 978 388 0396
Internet http://www.handheldspeech.com
E-mail info [at] handheldspeech.com

HandHeld Speech develops SR software for handheld devices.

ProductVoice LookUp
Languages supportedAmerican English
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet


Home Automated Living, Inc.
14401 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 600, Laurel, Mld 20707 USA
Phone+1 301 498 6000
Fax +1 301 498 4619
Internet http://www.automatedliving.com
E-mail webmaster [at] automatedliving.com

Home Automated Living develops SR software to control home appliances.

ProductsSpeechMODELS for telephony applications
SpeechGREP for speech-mining applications
Languages supportedAmerican English
AvailabilityUSA


HTK
HTK of Ipswitch, UK and not to be confused with the product of the former Entropic company of the same name, no longer develops speech recognition technology.


IBM
8051 Congress Ave, Boca Raton, Fla 33487, USA
Phone+1 561 862 3380
Internet http://www.ibm.com/speech
E-mail IBM refuses to provide a general email address for its speech technology division.

IBM’s speech recognition software is implemented both in its ViaVoice dictation products and its WebSphere Voice Server IVR systems.

ProductViaVoice and WebSphere Voice Server
Languages supportedDutch, American English, British English, French, Canadian French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and North American Spanish
AvailabilityWorldwide
NoteIBM also develops text to speech software.


iConverse Inc.
iConverse, formerly of Waltham, Mass USA, is no longer in business.


Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies no longer develops speech recognition technology.


Infospace
Infospace, formerly of Bellevue, Wash, USA, is no longer in business, intellectual property acquired by Nuance.


InfoTalk
Unit 507, Tech Centre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone+852 2190 9600
Fax +852 2788 2306
Internet http://www.infotalkcorp.com
E-mail hongkong [at] infotalkcorp.com

InfoTalk develops SR software for IVR systems.

ProductInfoTalk-Recognizer
Languages supportedCantonese, American English, British English, Singapore English, Hong Kong English, Philipino English, Korean, Beijing Mandarin, Shanghai Mandarin, Shenzhen Mandarin, Singapore Mandarin and Taiwan Mandarin
AvailabilityChina, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan
NoteInfoTalk also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


iVoice Inc.
750 Highway 34 Matawan, NJ 07747 USA
Phone+1 732 441 7700
Fax +1 732 441 9895
Internet http://www.ivoice.com
E-mail information [at] ivoice.com

iVoice develops SR software for IVR and related applications.

ProductSpeech SDK
Languages supportedAmerican English
AvailabilityAll English-speaking countries, via the Internet


Kaz Group Ltd.
The Kaz Group, formerly of Sydney, NSW, Australia, was acquired by Telstra in 2004 and onsold to Fujitsu in 2009. Along the way, the Speech(fx) product it had acquired was discontinued.


Korteam
Korteam renamed itself Breveon, which is no longer in business.


Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products
Lernout & Hauspie, formerly of Ieper, Belgium, is no longer in business. Its intellectual property was acquired by Scansoft in 2001 which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Lingsoft
Hämeentie 31 A, 6th floor, FI-00500 Helsinki Finland
Phone+358 9 6689280
Fax +358 9 66892898
Internet http://www.lingsoft.fi
http://speech.lingsoft.fi
E-mail info [at] lingsoft.fi

Lingsoft develops SR software for IVR systems and Windows applications.

ProductLingsoft Speech Recognizer
Languages supportedFinnish
AvailabilityFinland


Locus Dialogue
Locus Dialogue, formerly of Montreal, Que, Canada, was acquired by Infospace which is no longer in business, intellectual property acquired by Nuance.


Loquendo SpA
Infospace, formerly of Torino Italy, was acquired by Nuance in 2011.


LumenVox
3615 Kearny Villa Rd. #202, San Diego, Calif 92123 USA
Phone+1 858 707 0707
Fax +1 858 707 0702
Internet http://www.lumenvox.com
E-mail lvsales [at] lumenvox.com

LumenVox develops SR software for various applications.

ProductLumenVox Speech Engine
Languages supportedNorth American English
AvailabilityAustralia, USA


MacSpeech
MacSpeech, formerly of Bedford, NH USA, was acquired by Nuance in 2010.


Mediadrive
Kumagaya-Ekimae Bldg. 7F. Tsukuba 3-195 Kumagaya Saitama 360-0037 Japan
Phone+81 48 524 0501
Fax +81 48 524 0633
Internet http://www.mediadrive.co.jp (Japanese only)
E-mail matumura [at] mediadrive.co.jp

Mediadrive commercialises the research of Real World Computing Partnership and develops SR software for scanning media applications on Mac and Windows PCs.

Languages supportedJapanese
AvailabilityJapan


Microsoft
1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, Wash 98052, USA
Phone+1 425 882 8080
Fax +1 425 936 7329
Internet http://www.microsoft.com/speech
E-mail listen [at] microsoft.com

Microsoft’s speech recognition software is embedded into the Microsoft Office Communications Server and Windows Vista platforms.

Languages supportedMicrosoft Office Communications Server: American English, British English, Canadian French, German and North American Spanish
Windows Vista: Chinese, British English, French, German and Spanish
AvailabilityCanada, Germany, the UK and the USA
NoteMicrosoft also develops text to speech and VoiceXML software.


Mindmaker
Mindmaker, formerly of Placerville, Calif, USA, is no longer in business.


Motorola
Motorola no longer develops speech recognition technology.


Multimodal Technologies, Inc. (M*Modal)
319 South Craig Street Pittsburgh, Penn 15213 USA
Phone+1 412 578 9700
Fax +1 412 578 0400
Internet http://www.mmodal.com
E-mail sales [at] mmodal.com

Multimodal Technologies develops SR software for its own dictation system.

ProductAnyModal
Languages supportedEnglish
AvailabilityUSA


Natural Speech Communication (NSC)
33 Lazarov St, PO Box 5212 Rishon Le-Zion, 75150 Israel
Phone+972 3 951 9779
Fax +972 3 951 9671
Internet http://www.nsc.co.il
E-mail info [at] nscspeech.com

NSC develops SR software embedded in its circuits boards for voice-driven services.

ProductSpeechBlade
Languages supportedBritish English, North American English and Hebrew, (access to language resources for 50 other languages)
AvailabilityIsrael


Natural Touch
14 rue du bois Guillaume, 91000 Evry, France
Phone+33 1 60 79 80 23
Internet http://www.naturaltouch.fr (French only)
E-mail sevim.essiz [at] naturaltouch.fr

Natural Touch develops SR software for IVR systems.

ProductDialoca Software Suite
Languages supportedFrench
AvailabilityFrance
NoteNatural Touch also develops VoiceXML software.


Natural Vox
C/ Beato Tomás de Zumárraga, 31 01008-Vitoria, Spain
Phone+34 9 4522 7200
Fax +34 9 4522 7270
Internet http://www.natvox.es
E-mail pgarin [at] natvox.es

Natural Vox develops SR software for IVR systems.

ProductBpT
Languages supportedBasque, Catalan, English and Spanish
AvailabilitySpanish-speaking countries


NeuVoice
NeuVoice, formerly of Teddington, Middlesex, UK, is no longer in business.


Nexidia (formerly named Fast-Talk Communications)
3565 Piedmont Road, Building 2 Suite 400, Atlanta, Geo 30305 USA
Phone+1 404 495 7220
Fax +1 404 495 7221
Internet http://www.nexidia.com
E-mail info [at] nexidia.com

Nexidia develops SR software for media asset management applications.

ProductEnterprise Speech Intelligence (ESI)
Languages supportedArabic, American English and Spanish
AvailabilityUSA and UK (worldwide through partners)


NTT
NTT Cyber Communication Laboratory Group 1-1 Hikarino-oka, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, 239-0847 Japan
Phone+81 486 55 2036
Fax +81 486 55 1104
Internet http://www.ntt.co.jp/cclab/e/index.html
E-mail ckoho [at] lab.ntt.co.jp

NTT develops SR software for IVR systems, PC control applications and dictation systems.

Languages supportedEnglish and Japanese
AvailabilityJapan
NoteNTT also develops text to speech software.


Nuance Communications
1 Wayside Road, Burlington, Mass 01803 USA
Phone+1 781 565 5000
Fax +1 781 565 5001
Internet http://www.nuance.com
E-mail info [at] nuance.com

Nuance develops SR software for IVR systems and mobile devices.

ProductNuance V8.5 (for IVR systems)
Languages supportedJordanian Arabic, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, American English, Australian English, British English, Singaporean English, South African English, French, Canadian French, German, Austrian German, Swiss German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
ProductOpenSpeech Recogniser (for IVR systems)
Languages supportedHong Kong Cantonese, American English, British English, Australian English, Singaporean English, Finnish, Standard French, Canadian French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Taiwanese Mandarin, Portuguese, Standard Spanish and Mexican Spanish
ProductVsuite (for mobile devices)
Languages supportedEnglish
ProductLoquendo ASR
Languages supportedCatalan, American English, British English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Argentinean Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Chilean Spanish and Swedish
ProductsListenDo! and MacSpeech Dictate
Languages supportedDutch, American English, British English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish
ProductSpeechAdvance ASR Server
Languages supportedArabic, American English, British English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish
AvailabilityGermany
ProductSpeechAdvance ASR Embedded
Languages supportedLanguage independent
AvailabilityUSA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Japan, Singapore and the UK
NoteNuance also develops text to speech, voice authentication and VoiceXML software.


Parrot SA
174 quai de Jemmapes 75010 Paris, France
Phone+33 1 48 03 60 60
Fax +33 1 48 03 06 66
Internet http://www.parrot.com
E-mail sales.overseas [at] parrot.com

Parrot develops SR software for automotive applications and their organiser product.

Languages supportedlanguage independent
AvailabilityEurope, North America and parts of Africa and Asia


Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V, Philips Speech Processing - Dictation Systems
Guttheil Schoder Gasse 12, A-1102 Vienna, Austria
Phone+43 1 60101 0
Fax +43 1 60101 1268
Internet http://www.philips.com
E-mail speech.processing [at] philips.com

Philips develops SR software for its dictation products.

ProductPhilips Dictation Systems
Languages supportedseveral
AvailabilityWorldwide
NotePhilips's telephony speech recognition products were sold to Scansoft which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Phonetic Systems
Phonetic Systems was acquired in 2004 by Scansoft which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Phonexia s.r.o.
U Vodárny 3032/2a, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone+420 733 532 8901
Internet http://www.phonexia.com
E-mail info [at] phonexia.com

Phonexia develops SR software that performs keyword spotting for security and defence applications.

ProductPhonexia Acoustic Keyword Spotting
Languages supportedCzech, English, Russian and Slovak
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet
NotePhonexia also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


PureSpeech Inc.
PureSpeech was acquired in 1998 by Voice Control Systems which was acquired in 1999 by Philips which in 2002 sold its speech recognition products to Scansoft which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Pyxis
Pyxis, formerly of Melbourne, Vic, Australia, is no longer in business, and its intellectual property was acquired by the Kaz Group. The Kaz Group was acquired by Telstra in 2004 and onsold to Fujitsu in 2009. Along the way, the Speech(fx) product has been discontinued.


Ricoh
7th Floor, Tomin-Nissei-Kasugacho Building 1-1-17 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0002, Japan
Phone+81 3 3815 7261
Fax +81 3 3818 0348
Internet http://www.ricoh.com
E-mail www-admin [at] ricoh.co.jp

Ricoh develops SR software for its own mobile phones.

Languages supportedJapanese
AvailabilityJapan
NoteRicoh also develops text to speech software.


Rubidium
PO Box 2099 8 Hasadna St. Raanana, 43000, Israel
Phone+972 9 7451412
Fax +972 9 7451418
Internet http://www.rubidium.com
E-mail info [at] rubidium.com

Rubidium develops miniature footprint SR chips, software and applications including smart toys, remote controls, telephones, domestic appliances and automotive interior devices.

Languages supportedAmerican English, British English, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
AvailabilityChina, Hong-Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Western Europe and the USA.
NoteRubidium also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


SAIL LABS Technology AG
Mariannengasse 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Phone+43 1 58095 0
Fax +43 1 58095 580
Internet http://www.sail-technology.com
E-mail info4speech [at] sail-technology.com

SAIL LABS Technology develops SR software for broadcast news transcription and multimedia analysis applications.

ProductsMedia Mining System, PodMining, Communication Mining
Languages supportedArabic, American English, British English, French, Standard German, Austrian German, and American Spanish with Greek in development
AvailabilityEurope, USA, Middle East and Southeast Asia
NoteSAIL LABS Technology also develops voice authentication software.


Sakhr
FreeZone, Nasr City, PO Box 5189, Cairo 11771 Egypt
Phone+20 2 274 9929
Fax +20 2 274 0055
Internet http://www.sakhr.com
E-mail int_sales [at] sakhr.com

Sakhr develops SR software for telephony applications.

ProductSakhr SR
Languages supportedArabic, Egyptian
AvailabilityEgypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA
NoteSakhr also develops text to speech software.


Sakrament
Vostochnaja St.131, 220113, Minsk, Belarus
Phone+375 17 284 0650
Fax +375 17 284 0650
Internet http://www.sakrament.com
E-mail sales [at] sakrament.com

Sakrament develops SR software handheld devices, device control and telephony and automotive applications.

ProductsSakrament ASR Engine and Sakrament Speech Box
Languages supportedRussian
AvailabilityRepublic of Belarus, Russia, other CIS countries and Baltic States
NoteSakrament also develops text to speech software.


SaySo
SaySo, formerly of North Sydney, NSW, Australia, is no longer in business. Its intellectual property was acquired by Pyxis which is also no longer in business, and its intellectual property was acquired by the Kaz Group. The Kaz Group was acquired by Telstra in 2004 and onsold to Fujitsu in 2009. Along the way, the Speech(fx) product has been discontinued.


ScanSoft
In 2005, ScanSoft acquired Nuance, and subsequently renamed itself, Nuance Communications.


Sensory
1991 Russell Avenue Santa Clara, Calif 95054-2035 USA
Phone+1 408 327 9000
Fax +1 408 727 4748
Internet http://www.sensoryinc.com
E-mail sales [at] sensoryinc.com

Sensory develops SR software for embedded applications.

ProductFluentSoft
Languages supportedEnglish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Mexican Spanish and Castilian Spanish
AvailabilityUSA, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan, UK
NoteSensory also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


SER Solutions
SER Solutions, formerly of Dulles, Vir USA, is no longer in business.


Sestek
ITÜ Ayazaga Kampüsü ARI-1 Teknokent Binasi 34469 Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone+90 212 286 2545
Fax +90 212 286 2547
Internet http://www.sestek.com.tr (Turkish)
http://www.sestek.com.tr/eng/index.html (English)
E-mail info [at] sestek.com.tr

Sestek develops SR software for telephony and PC applications and mobile devices.

ProductGVZ-SR 3.0
Languages supportedAmerican English and Turkish
AvailabilityTurkey and the USA
NoteSestek also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


Siemens AG
The speech processing unit of Siemens was acquired by Svox in 2009. Svox was, in turn, acquired by Nuance in 2011.


Simmortel Voice Technologies
SIIC, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, India
Phone+91 512 259 6645
Internet http://www.simmortel.com
E-mail sales [at] simmortel.com

Simmortel develops SR software for telephony applications and mobile devices.

ProductSimmortel ASR Engine
Languages supportedBangla, American English, British English, Indian English, French, Hindi, Spanish, Tamil
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet


SimonSays Voice Technologies
2609-35 Mariner Terrace, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3V9 Canada
Phone+1 416 274 4798
Internet http://www.simonsaysvoice.com
E-mail info [at] simonsaysvoice.com

SimonSays develops SR software for speech-mining applications.

ProductSimonSays STT engine
Languages supportedLanguage independent
AvailabilityCanada, USA


Speech Technology Center
4 Krasutskogo, St. Petersburg, 196084, Russia
STC (WP 641), PO Box 109, Lappeenranta SF-53101, Finland
Phone+7 812 325 8848
Fax +7 812 327 9297
Internet http://www.speechpro.com
E-mail info [at] speechpro.com

The Speech Technology Center develops SR software for telephony applications and keyword spotting software.

ProductsSTC IVR (telephony) and VoiceDigger (keyword spotting)
Languages supportedRussian, with other languages on request
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet
NoteSpeech Technology Center also develops text to speech, voice authentication and audio analysis and noise cancellation software.


SpeechWorkers Technologies S.A.E.
Mohandeseen Towers #3, Nile Cornish, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Phone+20 2 527 6154
Fax +20 2 527 6153
Internet http://www.yallavoice.com/en/home.aspx
E-mail info [at] yallavoice.com

SpeechWorkers Technologies develops SR software for use, with its TTS software, in personal assistant type applications.

ProductSAMA
Languages supportedArabic
AvailabilityEgypt
NoteSpeechWorkers Technologies also develops text to speech software.


Speechworks
Speechworks was acquired in 2003 by Scansoft which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Speereo Software R & D Center
118 Morisa Toreza Prospekt, The Business Center, 2nd floor St. Petersburg 194214 Russia
Phone+7 812 327 5343
Fax +7 812 327 4455
Internet http://www.peterlink.ru (Russian only)
E-mail info [at] peterlink.ru

Speereo develops SR software for PCs and Pocket PCs.

Languages supportedEnglish
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet


SpeechSwitch
iVoice had spun off its speech recognition software division as SpeechSwitch in 2004, then reincorporated SpeechSwitch back into iVoice in 2011.


Sprex
1210 NE 124th Street Seattle, Wash 98125 USA
Phone+1 206 367 7741
Fax +1 206 367 7743
Internet http://www.sprex.com
E-mail info [at] sprex.com

Sprex develops SR software for handheld and other PDA devices.

ProductANSR
Languages supportedAmerican English, British English, German, Spanish, and Japanese
AvailabilityUSA
NoteSprex also develops text to speech software.


SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, Calif 94025-3493 USA
Phone+1 650 859 2000
Internet http://www.speechatsri.com
E-mail info [at] speechatsri.com

SRI develops SR software for embedded educational and language learnign products.

ProductDecipher, EduSpeak, DynaSpeak
Languages supportedArabic, American English, Filipino, Mandarin and Pashto
AvailabilityUSA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates


Svox AG
SVOX, formerly of Zurich, Switzerland, was acquired by Nuance in 2011.


Sympalog Voice Solutions
Karl-Zucker-Str. 10 D-91052 Erlangen Germany
Phone+49 9131 61661 0
Fax +49 9131 61661 17
Internet http://www.sympalog.de
E-mail info [at] sympalog.de

Sympalog develops SR software for IVR systems.

ProductSymRec
Languages supportedGerman
AvailabilityGermany
NoteSympalog also develops voice authentication software.


Syntellect
2095 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 110, Phoenix, Ariz 85027 USA
Phone+1 800 788 9733
Fax +1 602 789 2768
Internet http://www.syntellect.com
E-mail info [at] syntellect.com

Syntellect develops SR software for use within its own Syntellect Communications Portal IVR system.

Languages supportedDanish, Dutch, British English, American English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish
Availabilitythe USA and the UK
NoteSyntellect also develops voice authentication software.


Syrinx
Syrinx, formerly of North Sydney, NSW, Australia, was renamed SaySo which is no longer in business. Its intellectual property was acquired by Pyxis which is also no longer in business, and its intellectual property was acquired by the Kaz Group. The Kaz Group was acquired by Telstra in 2004 and onsold to Fujitsu in 2009. Along the way, the Speech(fx) product has been discontinued.


Technische Universitaet Dortmund
D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
Phone+49 231 755 4645
Fax +49 231 755 4655
Internet http://www.is.irf.de
E-mail tploetz [at] users.sourceforge.net
gernot_fink [at] users.sourceforge.net

Technische Universitaet Dortmund has developed an SR development toolkit that has been used for automobile, information retrieval systems and appointment scheduling applications.

ProductESMERALDA
Languages supportedEnglish and German
AvailabilityWorldwide, via the Internet


Telisma
9 rue Blaise Pascal, 22300 Lannion France
Phone+33 2 9605 5900
Fax +33 2 9605 5905
Internet http://www.telisma.com
E-mail contact [at] telisma.com

Telisma develops SR software for IVR systems, specialising in telco voice mail systems.

ProductteliSpeech Suite
Languages supportedBengali, Dutch, American English, British English, Indian English, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Polish, Punjabi, Castilian Spanish, Catalan Spanish, Tamil, Telugu and Thai
AvailabilityFrance, Colombia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, USA


TEMIC
In 2002, TEMIC was acquired by Continental Automotive Systems which no longer develops speech recognition technology.


Toshiba
1-1, Shibaura 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8001, Japan
Phone+81 3 3457 2105
Fax +81 3 5444 9202
Internet http://www.semicon.toshiba.co.jp/eng/contact/index.html (Toshiba Semiconductor)
http://www.toshiba.co.jp/rdc/mmlab/index_e.htm (Multimedia Lab)
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/research/crl/stg/index.html (Speech Technology Group, Cambridge, UK)
E-mail press [at] toshiba.co.jp

Toshiba develops SR software for embedded applications.

Languages supportedAmerican English, British English, Japanese and Mandarin
AvailabilityUnable to disclose
NoteToshiba also develops text to speech software.


20/20 Speech Ltd.
20/20 Speech has renamed itself Aurix


Grupo de Tecnologia del Habla. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Grupo de Tecnologia del Habla. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid no longer develops speech recognition technology but continues to develop
text to speech software.


Unveil
Unveil was acquired by Microsoft in 2005.


Vecsys
3, rue de la Terre de Feu 91952 Courtaboeuf Cedex, France
Phone+33 1 6929 8787
Fax +33 1 6907 5858
Internet http://www.vecsys.fr (French only)
E-mail vecsys [at] vecsys.fr

Vecsys develops SR software for IVR systems and embedded applications.

ProductMediaSpeech
Languages supportedArabic, British English, American English, French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish
AvailabilityFrance


VerbalTek
VerbalTek, formerly of San Jose, Calif, USA, is no longer in business.


VERBIO TECHNOLOGIES S.L.
C/ Pau Claris 128 4-1 - 08009 Barcelona Spain
Phone+34 934 097 120
Fax +34 934 097 130
Internet http://www.verbio.com
E-mail info [at] verbio.com

VERBIO TECHNOLOGIES develops SR software for telephony circuit cards which it sells for use in IVR systems.

ProductVerbio ASR
Languages supportedBasque, Catalan, American English, French, Galician, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Argentinean Spanish, Chilean Spanish, Colombian Spanish, European Spanish, Mexican Spanish and Venezuelan Spanish
AvailabilitySpain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal and the USA
NoteVERBIO TECHNOLOGIES also develops text to speech and VoiceXML software.


Vocalis
Vocalis was acquired by Netdecisions, the parent company of Fluency Voice Technology Ltd, in 2003. In 2008, Fluency Voice Technology was acquired by Syntellect.


Vocentric Corporation
Vocentric Corporation, formerly of Kirkland, Wash USA, is no longer in business.


Voice Control Systems
Voice Control Systems which was acquired in 1999 by Philips which in 2002 sold its speech recognition products to Scansoft which subsequently acquired Nuance in 2005 and renamed itself Nuance Communications.


Voice Signal Technologies
Voice Signal Technologies was acquired by Nuance Communications in 2007.


voiceINTERconnect
Ammonstrasse 35, D-01067 Dresden Germany
Phone+49 351 4810882
Fax +49 351 43839925
Internet http://www.voiceinterconnect.de
E-mail info [at] voiceinterconnect.de

voiceINTERconnect develops SR software for embedded devices.

ProductverbKEY v1.6
Languages supportedAmerican English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish
AvailabilityWorldwide
NotevoiceINTERconnect also develops text to speech and echo cancellation software.


Voiceware
10th. Fl. SamHwan Digital Venture Tower Seongsu-dong 2-ga, 15gil 52, Achasan-ro Seongdong-gu, Seoul, 133-120 Korea
Phone+82 2 3016 8500
Fax +82 2 3016 8501
Internet http://www.voiceware.co.kr
E-mail webmaster [at] voiceware.co.kr

Voiceware develops SR software for telephony applications and embedded devices.

ProductVoiceEZ
Languages supportedAmerican English and Korean
AvailabilityKorea, USA
NoteVoiceware also develops text to speech and voice authentication software.


Voxi
PO Box 16286 S-10325 Stockholm Sweden
Phone+46 8 4539050
Fax +46 8 4539001
Internet http://www.voxi.com
E-mail information [at] voxi.com

Voxi develops SR software for IVR systems.

ProductIntelligent Speech Interfaces
Languages supportedEnglish with Swedish in development
AvailabilitySweden


Voxware
168 Franklin Corner Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 USA
Phone+1 609 514 4100
Internet http://www.voxware.com
E-mail info [at] voxware.com

Voxware develops SR software for its logistics applications.

ProductVoxStudio
Languages supportedEnglish
AvailabilityUSA and Europe


Wildfire Communications
Wildfire Communications, formerly of Waltham, Mass USA, is no longer in business.


Wizzard Software
Wizzard Software no longer develops speech recognition software.


Yale Systems Inc.
Yale Systems, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind USA, is no longer in business.



Articles and Papers on Speech Recognition

Speech Recognition Overview
e-Access February, 2001

Speech Recognition - Developing the User Interface presented to the IBC Conference Voice 2001 August 2001

Speech Recognition vs DTMF eAccess November 2001

Speech Recognition Xephon [UK] November 2001

Raising the Bar of User Interface Design presented to the IBC Conference Voice 2002 March 2002

Speech Recognition: Separating the Application from the Machine Infinity Quarterly, June 2002


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