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 understand."
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 Barcelona February 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 IVONA Software