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June 08, 2009

Loquendo Intros Magnus, Danish Male Voice

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor


Speech technologies provider Loquendo, has continued to add new languages and voices to their line of speech applications in a bid to allow customers to expand speech farther into new territories.
 
The latest addition to their family of TTS voices is Magnus, a Danish male voice for the Scandinavian market.
 
Loquendo (News - Alert) offers three languages for the Scandinavian market: Danish, Finnish and Swedish and said it will also add Norwegian to the line up later this year.
 
With Magnus, Loquendo now offers 6 voices for the Scandinavian market.
 
The company’s TTS speech synthesis solutions offes natural sounding voices than are able to read any kind of dynamic data and prompts and that are expressive with pronunciation accuracy, natural timbre and intonation so that they sound as lifelike as possible.
 
Using Loquendo TTS, developers can make use of tools like Voice Creator, so they can create personalized voices with just a few clicks of the mouse or make use of a User-Driven Unit Selection Tool, for smooth pronunciation and intonation, and so much more.
 
A demo of Magnus and other TTS voices and languages are available here.
 
In addition to the development of the Norwegian language, the company also said it is working on Australian English, to be released later this year.
 
Currently, Loquendo TTS is available in 26 languages and 63 voices including: Mexican, Castilian, Brazilian, U.S. and U.K. English, Polish, Mandarin, and many more.

Back in April, Loquendo made headlines with the announcement that APEX Voice Communications (News - Alert) chose the company to help improve the speech offerings included in their carrier class OmniVox3D (SIP) Application Server.
 
Loquendo was chosen to provide its Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) technologies so that APEX’s customers can create faster, better speech enabled-services.
 
 
For more, check out the Speech Recognition and Text to Speech channel on TMCnet.

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi



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