Fonix Releases Fonix SpeakThis 2.0; Now You Can Deliver Your Website in MP3

Jul 25, 2002, 01:00 ET from Fonix Corporation

    SALT LAKE CITY, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fonix Corporation
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   FONX), a leading provider of natural-user interface
 solutions for wireless and mobile devices, Internet and telephony systems, and
 vehicle telematics, today announced the availability of Fonix SpeakThis 2.0, a
 major update of the standards-based text-to-speech application for the World
 Wide Web.
     Websites can now be mobile.  Users can listen to any web content as MP3
 audio files, so that websites can be heard online or downloaded to any MP3
 player.  With SpeakThis 2.0, when the user clicks on the SpeakThis button, the
 page's text is converted to MP3 and the SpeakThis audio player begins
 speaking.  The site visitors also have the option of downloading the MP3 file
 and taking the webpage with them to listen to at their convenience.  Using
 automatically generated HTML code, webmasters can add SpeakThis buttons to any
 page on their websites.
     SpeakThis offers male and female voices and international language support
 for 10 languages, including U.K. English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German,
 Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish.  Webmasters receive
 complete, up-to-date usage statistics in online reports, and can select from
 three HTML options (text link, button, or auto-start).
     Based on SpeakThis customer requests, SpeakThis 2.0 offers support for
 Windows Media Player and Apple QuickTime and continues support for
 RealNetworks RealPlayer.  SpeakThis works with all web scripting and
 programming environments including Java, ASP, PHP, Cold Fusion and Perl.
     SpeakThis supports the industry standard for speech synthesis online, the
 W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) level 2 CSS2 Specification for Aural Style
 Sheets, giving webmasters complete control over the content to be spoken and
 the voice selections.  Complete documentation is available online at .
     Subscription plans start at just $14.95 a year or $6.95 per month.  And,
 for a limited time, webmasters may sign up for a free 30 day trial.
     Does your website have something to say?  Visit and
 deliver your website in MP3 format.  Or, for additional information, visit .
     About Fonix Corporation
     Fonix Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:   FONX) is a leading provider of
 natural-user interface technology solutions for wireless and mobile devices,
 Internet and telephony systems, and vehicle telematics.  Leading chip
 manufacturers, independent software and hardware vendors, and Internet content
 and service providers incorporate Fonix technology to provide their customers
 with an easier and more convenient user experience.  Fonix products, including
 Text-To-Speech (TTS), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), and Handwriting
 Recognition (HWR), provide the most natural communication solutions available.
 For more information, visit , or call (801) 553-6600.
     Media Contact, Whitney Seamons (801) 553-6600,
     Investor Contact, Michelle Aamodt (801) 328-0161,
     Note:  The statements released by Fonix Corporation that are not purely
 historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the 'Safe Harbor'
 provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including
 statements regarding the Company's expectations, hopes, intentions, and
 strategies for the future.  Investors are cautioned that forward-looking
 statements involve risk and uncertainties that may affect the Company's
 business prospects and performance.  It is important to note that the
 Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such
 forward-looking statements.  Risk factors include general economic,
 competitive, governmental, and technological factors as discussed in the
 Company's filings with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.  The Company does
 not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements
 contained in this release.
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