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Speech Technologies: October 05, 2010 eNewsletter
October 05, 2010

Voice Assist Acquires SpeechPhone Assets to Host Speech Technology Platform

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Voice Assist, Inc., announced that it has completed the purchase of assets of SpeechPhone, a Delaware limited liability company, and its related entities.




According to company sources, the agreements with SpeechPhone, Voice Assist, MDM Intellectual Property, SpeechCall, and SpeechCard, provide Voice Assist with the ownership of 100 percent of the assets of SpeechPhone and its related entities.

These assets provide Voice Assist with the ability to host a speech technology platform, which can serve more than 8,000 subscribers and is capable of completing approximately 60,000 calls per day.

This technology empowers mobile staff members, and especially drivers, to use speech commands to access data and send e-mail or text messages by voice instead of typing.

Company officials also announced that under the terms of the agreement, Michael D. Metcalf will assume office as a director and the new CEO of Voice Assist.

Metcalf, the founding member of SpeechPhone, said, “We are excited to take the important step of becoming a public company as we provide new ways to access information through speech technology.”

“As a public company, we are now well-positioned to access the capital markets and create public awareness of our many technologies and service offerings, including the life-saving hands-free safe driving solution now available at VoiceAssist.com.”

Voice Assist is a hosted speech applications company that strives to provide access to any information through any device using speech technology. The company’s optimized technology allows consumers and business clients to use simple voice commands to dial, e-mail, text or post to social networks.

Also the company offers private labeled versions to wireless and wireline carriers besides catering to marketing companies. Voice Assist functionality also powers many other innovative service offerings, including a safe driving application.

This safe driving application enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road and drive instead of looking at the phone especially while sending text messages. This maximizes driving safety as the driver’s hands are on the wheels, and it also enhances personal productivity as no calls are lost and are attended to in time.


Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

(source: http://ivr.tmcnet.com/topics/ivr-voicexml/articles/106642-voice-assist-acquires-speechphone-assets-host-speech-technology.htm)








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