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Year of the Dragon: Chat in Chinese and Share New Year Greetings Using Acapela’s Mandarin Text to Speech Voice!

January 23, 2012

MONS, Belgium, January 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Happy New Year from Lulu!

To introduce herself to the Chinese community, Lulu is providing the voice for ‘Little
Dragon’, a free greetings card designed to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Available on
acapela.tv [http://acapela.tv ], the ‘Little Dragon’ talking e-card will offer Chinese
speaking people around the world the possibility to exchange greetings and best wishes
using Acapela text to speech.

Text to speech transforms any text into spoken words in real time, opening up
unexpected ways to communicate. The internet user types in a greeting and Lulu comes in to
turn the words, written in Chinese, into a pleasant audio result. A single click brings
‘Little Dragon’ to life and delivers the personal message, as immediate and effective as
the spoken word.

Acapela Group, the voice expert, is happy and proud to launch Lulu at the same time as
this very special and important occasion for Chinese people. The Mandarin voice is joining
the company’s multilingual portfolio and will open up new territory for Acapela text to
speech. Lulu is responding to the demands of Acapela’s customers and partners for
linguistic coverage of China and provides Chinese companies with a natural and high
quality text to speech voice. Lulu will be available for use throughout the range of
Acapela solutions, providing a voice for any application or service that needs to speak to
facilitate access to content – IVR, mobile apps, accessibility solutions, education, audio
publishing, mobile internet or cloud computing, to mention but a few.

‘We are very happy to be launching our Mandarin voice to coincide with the Chinese New
Year. We hope that Dragon’s energy, vitality and unbridled enthusiasm will bring luck and
success to Lulu. We are proud to add the Chinese language to our multilingual portfolio
and we are very excited about upcoming deployments. Meanwhile, we look forward to Little
Dragon performing Chinese greetings and spreading the word ‘ adds Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO
of Acapela Group.

Little Dragon, as part of acapela.tv [http://acapela.tv ] chatty characters, shares
the possibilities of speech synthesis with Internet users and allows the user to evaluate
the advantages speech synthesis can bring to many different business and entertainment
environments. Acapela.tv shows how far speech synthesis can help companies develop their
brand awareness and add audible value to their content and messages.

Meet the ‘Little Dragon’ and Lulu at


Visit Acapela Weibo page at http://www.weibo.com/u/2563838447

About Acapela Group – http://www.acapela-group.com

Acapela Group, the leading voice expert, invents text to speech solutions to give your
content a voice in up to 30 languages and helps its customers to build their ‘Voice
strategy’, to add audible value to their services and applications through the spoken
word. Acapela speech solutions enable any written text to be turned into natural speech
files, using any of the 60 High Quality standard voices or an organization’s/company’s own
synthesized voice talent – produced through Acapela Voice Factory – for improved market
recognition and audio-brand visibility. Over 1000 companies around the world have already
adopted Acapela high quality voices to voice-empower their products and services, in a
wide range of very different markets.

Check out http://www.acapela.tv, Acapela Group’s sparkling laboratory with over 75
million talking cards created and shared from Greenland to Chile
http://www.acapela-vaas.com, the Acapela on-line service for smart vocalization
http://www.acapela-for-iphone.com and http://www.acapela-for-android.com to
develop talkative apps http://www.acapela-box.com, for easy all-rights-included,
on-demand, sound file production http://www.acapela-kiosk.com for audio publishing on
the cloud.

SOURCE Acapela Group

Source: PR Newswire