IVONA 2 – New Quality in Text-to-Speech

October 4, 2010

ALPHARETTA, Georgia, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — IVONA Text-To-Speech
presents another breakthrough in its next-generation IVONA 2 release, which
features BrightVoice(TM) technology, an instant text-to-speech engine and
extended new language model. BrightVoice enables unparalleled voice fluency
and quality and was used to develop the latest American voices, Kendra and
Joey. Complementing the increased quality, the new TTS engine delivers up to
ten times faster speech generation. All IVONA 2 products, including
BrightVoice technology, are now available at http://www.ivona.com.

“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”, said Craig Campbell, Business Development Director of IVONA

The robust extended language model in the new release can intelligently
interpret addresses, dates, numerals, abbreviations, accents in words,
sentence intonation, as well as intonations in virtually any complex
linguistic phenomena, along with the precise manner of audio/speech

Campbell added: “The effect of the new BrightVoice technology will be to
increase customer ROI and totally transform the listener experience.”

For upgrades to all current business solutions and home-use programs
(e.g. IVONA 2 voice packages with IVONA Reader) please visit

IVONA(R) Text-to-Speech, Quality You Can Hear(TM).

Evaluate online at http://www.ivona.com

About IVONA(R) Text-To-Speech

IVONA is widely recognized and awarded as the highest-quality, most
natural-sounding TTS system in the world. The IVONA suite of products
includes a wide range of specialty TTS solutions for business,
telecommunications, SaaS, mobile, and home use. Among its most notable
innovations, IVONA developed a Rapid Voice Development technology which is
able to generate custom branded voices for use in IVONA TTS in under 60 days.
In support of its long-standing commitment to accessibility, the Company
works closely with RNIB and DAISY, the largest organizations supporting blind
and visually impaired people in the world.

SOURCE IVONA Text-To-Speech, www.ivona.com

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