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April 08, 2009

Cepstral TTS Engine Now Interoperable with Aculab

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology company Cepstral LLC., has announced that its TTS engine has been successfully integrated with Aculab’s enabling technology. This latest announcement means the company’s TTS engine is now ‘plug-and-play’ with Aculab’s (News - Alert) Prosody X and Prosody S boards and software.
Aculab is a provider of enabling technology for the global communications market and a company that offers VoIP developers the hardware and software they need for high performance wired and wireless communications solutions. The company’s line of DSP boards (Prosody X) are designed around an IP core for media processing in IP-based networks with TDM connectivity.
Also, their Host Media Possessing (HMP) software (Prosody S) makes it possible for solution providers to integrate VoIP into their solutions and mix media processing features (IVR, fax, conferencing…) on any host CPU.
Together, Cepstral (News - Alert) and Aculab are now able to offer an affordable, quality speech solution for Aculab’s voice and data services including interactive voice response (IVR), automated alerts and notifications, auto-attendant, talking email and unified messaging.
"Aculab's Prosody lines provide a powerful media processing base. With the addition of Cepstral's TTS voices, customers can leverage this base to perform automated tasks, personalization, and achieve greater flexibility for information delivery," said Product Manager Andrew Nicholson.
What is unique about this latest partnership is that it brings together hardware and software and allows the two to easily work together for enhanced functionality.
"The relationship was formed with the end-customer in mind," said Cepstral's CEO Craig Campbell (News - Alert). "Typically, hardware manufacturers and component software like TTS are at opposite ends of the telephony ecosystem. Nonetheless, a customer will expect all the layers to work together. Careful interoperability ('interop') testing ensures that our combined products can deliver the expected functionality with the greatest of ease."
Aculab recently made headlines with the announcement that their ApplianX DPNSS-to-Q.SIG Gateway was added to Ascom’s (News - Alert) product portfolio.
The latest addition makes it possible for Ascom to offer enterprise customers another solution for integrating to IP-DECT (News - Alert) and Voice over WiFi systems. This means companies can protect their existing investments without worrying about disrupting network operations.

For more, check out the VoIP Developer 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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