March 18th, 2011, Madrid, Spain and Gdynia, Poland. IVONA Text-to-Speech, global speech technology provider, and I6NET, provider of IP/3G telephony IVR/IVVR solutions for Asterisk, today announced the availability of a new IVONA Text-to-Speech (TTS) connector to the VXI* VoiceXML browser for Asterisk platforms. With VXI*, customers can access IVONA high-quality TTS voices to send and receive voice and video messages, listen to phone podcasts, newspaper articles, etc., all leveraging IVONA’s highly intelligible, human-like Text-to-Speech. The VXI* high-optimization integration with Asterisk provides advanced voice and video services, including protocol conversion, SSML, media conversion and streaming, application logic and third party integration. It supports industry standards for and is compatible with all devices supported by Asterisk.
“IVONA is more than a high-quality Text-to-Speech engine for our VXI* VoiceXML solutions,” explained Iván Sixto, CEO and Business Development Manager of I6NET. “They are able to enhance our global market offering by dramatically increasing the number of high-quality voices in various languages that our customers can select.”
“We’re very excited to bring IVONA’s human-quality voices to high-growth international IVR markets,” says Lukasz Osowski, CEO of IVONA Software. “In these environments, quality is the most important purchasing factor. Everyone wants a voice that sounds natural and lifelike and uses the proper inflection,” added Osowski, “and our BrightVoice technology meets those criteria.”
IVONA TTS voice are available in: British English, American English, Polish, German, Spanish (Castilian), American Spanish, Romanian, French, with many more coming soon, e.g. Italian.
About IVONA Text-to-Speech
IVONA is widely recognized and awarded as the highest-quality, most natural-sounding TTS system in the world. IVONA TTS technology can be delivered as “on premise” solution, Software as a Service or embedded into personal devices. In support of its long-standing commitment to accessibility, the Company works closely with the largest organizations supporting blind and visually impaired people in the world, including Royal National Institute for Blind People and DAISY Consortium.
I6NET Solutions and Technologies Limited is a pan European company specializing in the development of new applications and advanced communication solutions. Its innovative VoiceXML browser and applications technology enables the creation of interactive voice and video IP/3G services to access multi-lingual and dynamic contents.