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Loquendo's VoxNauta Platform Awarded VoiceXML 2.1 Certification
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Loquendo's VoxNauta Platform release 7.1, integrating the Loquendo (News - Alert) ASR and Loquendo TTS engines, has been certified as interoperable with the VoiceXML 2.1 conformance suite by the VoiceXML Forum's Platform Certification Program.
According to officials with Loquendo, the certification of the VoxNauta platform follows rigorous conformance testing carried out by an independent laboratory on behalf of the VoiceXML (News - Alert) Forum's Platform Certification Program.
As a result, officials said, Loquendo is one of the very first of an elite group of companies to have their voice platforms and speech technologies declared VoiceXML 2.1 compliant by the VoiceXML Forum, demonstrating the company's ongoing and long-standing commitment to providing high quality speech products based on open standards.
Loquendo technologies have been VoiceXML 2.0 compliant since 2005.
The VoiceXML 2.1 conformance suite covers testing for VoiceXML 2.0, SRGS 1.0, VoiceXML 2.1, and a small subset of SISR 1.0. The SRGS 1.0 portion of the suite tests support for both inline and external SRGS grammars.
In addition, the company has also released new versions of its VoxNauta Platform with new features.
A fully scalable platform, VoxNauta is used for developing multilingual, multivoice IVR systems and speech-enabled services and applications that follow the VoiceXML 2.0 & 2.1 and CCXML 1.0 Web-based architectures and standards.
It is available as a pure IVR or integrated with the Loquendo ASR and/or TTS engines, and, thanks to the fully modular architecture of Loquendo products, VoxNauta enables a seamless upgrade to new Loquendo voices and languages.
VoxNauta, which powers the IVRs and speech-enabled applications of carriers, enterprises and service providers worldwide, offers a VoIP interface based on SIP/RTP protocols allowing simple integration with any IP network.
''Loquendo has actively participated in the development of standards right from the outset, and was one of the first speech industry players to offer a voice platform fully compliant with W3C (News - Alert) and IETF standards,' said Daniele Sereno, vice president, product engineering, Loquendo, in a statement.
Sereno also noted that in achieving VoiceXML 2.1 Certification, the Loquendo VoxNauta platform, Loquendo ASR and Loquendo TTS allow the company's customers to fully benefit from the advanced service features offered by the new standard, exploiting the full potential of speech technologies.
Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi