IVONA Unveils New Voices and Languages, Further Expanding Industry Leading Text to Speech Offering

February 14, 2011

BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IVONA Text to Speech,
an award winning developer and provider of Text To Speech (TTS) technology,
announced today that it has again extended its platform of available voices
to include American Spanish, Castilian Spanish, French and German. The new
voices are built on the company’s latest and most advanced Text To Speech
platform, IVONA 2, which leverages the company’s BrightVoice technology to
create voices that deliver the most accurate and natural expression of
accents and words in any selected text, from sentences to web pages to
articles and even entire books.

The new voices will complement the existing suite of multiple American
English, British English, Polish and Romanian voices to reach a wider
audience of European and American users. As a result, businesses, application
developers and anyone in need of high quality, natural-sounding Text To
Speech capabilities can now have access to an even wider array of voices,
languages and accents from the trusted TTS leader.

“Application developers, mobile device manufacturers, mobile service
providers, IVRs and any customer service companies that want to incorporate
Text To Speech want voices that are not only of human sound, tone and quality
but also capable of speaking to their users and customers in their native
tongue,” said IVONA CEO, Lukasz Osowski. “For this reason, we continue to
expand our suite of languages and accents to ensure that IVONA continues to
be the singular TTS resource for any business or developer.”

The IVONA 2 Text To Speech engine is the company’s newest and most
advanced speech synthesizer, creating smooth and natural voices with crystal
clear sound. IVONA intelligently interprets dates, addresses, numerals,
abbreviations, accents, intonation and other complicated language phenomena.

Osowski continued, “The IVONA 2 platform is the most sophisticated Text
To Speech platform in the market today and allows anyone looking to deploy a
TTS service an expressive voice that is pleasing to the ear and easy to

The company will continue to work on expanding its suite of voices and
languages in the months ahead. Visit http://www.ivona.com/voiceslist to
sample recordings of all IVONA languages and voices. IVONA will also be
showcasing all of its TTS voices and languages, as well as other products for
mobile applications developers, at Mobile World Congress 2011 in BarcelonaFebruary 14-18 at Booth #2A11.

About IVONA(R) Text To Speech

IVONA is widely recognized and awarded as the highest-quality, most
natural-sounding TTS system in the world. IVONA develops technology which can
be used to voice content for individuals and businesses in applications
ranging from corporate websites, to telecommunications, to Speech Cloud
services which enable companies to implement custom voice applications. IVONA
TTS technology can be delivered via Speech Cloud, as an “on premise”
solution, or embedded into personal devices. In support of its long-standing
commitment to accessibility, the Company works closely with leading global
organizations supporting the blind and visually impaired, including the Royal
National Institute for Blind and the DAISY Consortium.


Source: newswire

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