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Envox Worldwide Announces CT ADE Upgrade Program
[September 15, 2004]

Envox Worldwide Announces CT ADE Upgrade Program

SPEECHTEK, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Envox Worldwide, a leading global provider of voice solutions, and ScanSoft, the global leader of speech and imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of an upgrade program for current users of the Intel(R) NetMerge(TM) Computer Telephony Application Development Environment (CT ADE). The program allows existing CT ADE customers to upgrade to a development system comprised of Envox 6, the latest version of Envox Worldwide's open, standard-based communications development platform, and the latest versions of advanced speech recognition and text-to-speech solutions from the SpeechWorks division of ScanSoft. These Envox and ScanSoft(R) products, combined with an optional Intel telephony board and server, are being offered together as a complete development system for a limited time at a special upgrade price.
CT ADE does not support VoiceXML or ScanSoft's latest speech technologies, limiting the performance and sophistication of the voice solutions built with it. Through the Envox/ScanSoft upgrade program, CT ADE developers gain a clear migration path to new standards and emerging technologies such as VoiceXML, VoIP, HMP and Communications Web Services. CT ADE developers can begin using Envox 6, a market-leading, standards-based VoiceXML platform, which is integrated with the latest versions of ScanSoft's OpenSpeech(TM) Recognizer (OSR), Speechify(R) TTS, OpenSpeech(TM) DialogModules (OSDMs) and SpeechPAKs(TM), to create the voice solutions that their customers now require.
"We are pleased to be working with Envox Worldwide to offer our customers Envox 6 -- a communications development platform that will carry them into the future," said Peter Mahoney, vice president of worldwide marketing for SpeechWorks, a division of ScanSoft. "This upgrade program will enable ScanSoft customers using CT ADE to improve their voice solutions with our latest speech technologies. In addition, it is a great opportunity for CT ADE developers who haven't yet adopted speech to begin integrating it into their solutions."
An overview of the CT ADE Upgrade Program:
-- 60% off the list price of the Envox/ScanSoft Development System, which

includes:
-- Envox 6 Studio (1 license)
-- Envox Communications Server (2 channel licenses)
-- ScanSoft OpenSpeech Recognizer 3.0 (1 license)
-- ScanSoft Speechify TTS 3.0 (1 license)
-- OpenSpeech DialogModules 2.0 (1 license)
-- 1 seat in the Envox 6 Development Course (3 days)
-- 1 seat in the Speech Upgrade Training Course for CT ADE Users (1 day)
-- Envox Silver Support Package (1 year, includes telephone and email
support during normal business hours for all ScanSoft and Envox
software products)
-- 50 - 85% off components needed to upgrade deployed CT ADE production
systems



The Envox 6 platform offers integrated software components that significantly reduce the time, cost and complexity of creating and deploying voice solutions. Key features include a rapid development environment, embedded VoiceXML support, numerous integrations for leading telephony and speech products, multiple data communications options, support for Web services and powerful management capabilities for managing large-scale deployments. Envox 6 supports a comprehensive set of speech technologies from ScanSoft, including speech recognition, text-to-speech (TTS) and speaker verification, as well as auto-attendant, directory assistance, and other vertical industry solutions. Additionally, the Envox 6 platform includes integrated support for the latest Intel telephony resources. By upgrading, CT ADE developers will gain improved speech recognition accuracy, more powerful grammars, including natural language input, more natural sounding synthetic speech, support for voice over IP (VoIP) telephony, and higher performance host media processing (HMP) network interfaces. Envox 6 provides a bridge between legacy systems and new innovative solutions, allowing customers to leverage prior investments in hardware, software, and solution development, while smoothly migrating to emerging standards and technologies.
"We're very excited about the opportunity to work with ScanSoft to introduce this special upgrade offer to the CT ADE customers," said Mark D. Flanagan, president and COO of Envox Worldwide. "This system includes everything that the developer will need -- including training and ongoing technical support -- to create 'state-of-the-art' voice solutions at a special introductory price."
This will be the first in a series of offers that Envox and ScanSoft plan to introduce to the users of legacy communications development tools. For more information about this program contact http://www.envox.com/software/ctade-upgrade.asp.
About Envox Worldwide
Envox Worldwide is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. With over 325,000 ports deployed on a global basis, the company is a leading provider of voice solutions for service providers and enterprise customers that enable anytime, anywhere information access and transactions. Its software and services reduce the cost, time-to-market, and complexity of developing these solutions, which currently include interactive voice response, enhanced self- service, automated directory assistance, contact center & CRM, alerts & notifications, mobile Internet, voice portals and unified communications, among others. The company delivers its solutions through a global network of channel partners, including VARs, Systems Integrators, Service and Solution Providers, ISVs, OEMs, ASPs, consultants and other resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.envox.com/.
About the SpeechWorks Division of ScanSoft
Speech applications for the real world. Through a global partner network, the company delivers field-proven solutions that use the human voice to interact with information systems and devices. Today, thousands of companies and millions of users around the world depend on SpeechWorks(R) solutions from ScanSoft to deliver vital business information and simplify every day life.
About ScanSoft, Inc.
ScanSoft, Inc. is the global leader of speech and imaging solutions that are used to automate a wide range of manual processes - saving time, increasing worker productivity and improving customer service. For more information regarding ScanSoft(R) products and technologies, please visit http://www.scansoft.com/.
Envox Media Information -- Contact Gretchen Clarke, +1 508 871 7603, gclarke@envox.com or Sarah Williams, +1 617 585 2780, swilliams@brodeur.com
ScanSoft, SpeechWorks, OpenSpeech, Speechify, and SpeechPAK are trademarks or registered trademarks of ScanSoft, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Envox Worldwide


CONTACT: Gretchen Clarke of Envox, +1-508-871-7603, gclarke@envox.com;or Sarah Williams for Envox, +1-617-585-2780, swilliams@brodeur.com


Web site: http://www.envox.com/

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