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Speech Technologies: October 07, 2010 eNewsletter
October 07, 2010

IVONA, BrightVoice Technology Release Next-Generation TTS Engine

By Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet Contributor

IVONA text-to-speech (TTS) recently launched version two of IVONA speech synthesizer software that takes advantage of the innovative BrightVoice Technology, an instant text-to-speech engine as well as new language model. BrightVoice Technology guarantees unparalleled voice fluency and quality. The newly released and improved TTS engine generates speech up to 10 times faster compared to the earlier version.




In a press release, Craig Campbell (News - Alert), business development director of IVONA (TTS), said, “As a result of BrightVoice technology being applied to the newest IVONA Voices, the sound of the spoken words, whether a single sentence or an entire book, is exceptionally natural and fluent, as if being read by a real person. The effect of the new BrightVoice technology will be to increase customer ROI and totally transform the listener experience.”

IVONA TTS program driven by IVO Software, accurately converts text into speech and is used extensively across many trades and market segments. Several organizations, large and small, are taking advantage of the innovative solution because of its technological potential, unmatched high speech quality, variety of voices, codec’s and licenses. The new TTS engine includes a robust extended language model that can intelligently interpret addresses, numerals, dates, abbreviations, accents in words, sentence intonation, as well as complex linguistic intonations, and also ensures precise conversion to audio/speech.

As the developer of the highest-quality, most natural-sounding TTS suite of products, INOVA delivers specialty TTS solutions as per the needs for business, telecommunications, SaaS (News - Alert), mobile and personal use. IVONA’s innovative Rapid Voice Development technology can be used to generate custom branded TTS system within a short span of 60 days.

IVONA develops speech synthesis computer software that are applicable in voice-over multimedia, websites, IVR and announcing systems, electronic and mobile devices, as well as applications and IT systems. IVONA solutions enables disabled to work independently using a computer, especially to the blind and partially sighted and are working with NFP organizations such as RNIB and DAISY to support this cause.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

(source: http://ivr.tmcnet.com/topics/ivr-voicexml/articles/107058-ivona-brightvoice-technology-release-next-generation-tts-engine.htm)








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