Nattiq Selects Acapela Latest Arabic Voices to Speech Empower Dolphin Pen's New Generation

MONS, Belgium, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabic Acapela Voices Leila, Salma, Mehdi, Saieda as well as Heather, an US English voice, speech empower the Dolphin Pen to ease daily life of Nattiq's visually impaired users, allowing them to bring Arabic speech capability as well as magnifying and Braille with them, anywhere.

Acapela text to speech transform in real time any written information into a natural easy-listening result, providing access to written content for all, while the set of Arabic voices, which are part of wide multilingual family of 30 languages and over 60 voices, offers choice to the end user. A full set of natural voices are now available to Nattiq's users, to provide them with gender choice - male and female - as well as voice persona. Up to each Nattiq's end user to go for its favorite Acapela Arabic voice according to its own profile and preferences.

'Latest Arabic Acapela voices have been performed and tested by Nattiq towards visitors during Sight Me, a 3 day conference organized by the Emirates Association for the Blind. Feedback was very positive and we had the honor to welcome His Highness Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Bin Khalid Alqasimi, a royal family member in Sharjah, who was impressed by the naturalness of the Arabic voices as well as the capacity to switch from Arabic to English while reading content' said Auda Hazeem, Nattiq Technologies' CEO.

'We are very happy that Nattiq, a long term partner in Middle East, has selected our latest voices to actively support and become the daily vocal companion of its customers. It will strengthen our position and reinforce our commitment towards the Accessibility community in the Region' sais Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.

Acapela's Arabic portfolio has been developed by dedicated specialists with extensive expertise. The team has acquired over several years a cutting edge knowledge and understanding of the Arabic language and created a process whereby Arabic is converted into a vowel transcription, so allowing speech synthesis to turn written Arabic content into natural speech.

The new second generation Dolphin Pen is immediately available with Hal Screen Reader and SuperNova Reader Magnifier versions 11.58. Both include Acapela's Leila, Salma, Mehdi, Saieda and Heather voices. Customers wishing to upgrade their Dolphin Pen or their CD to the second generation Dolphin Pen edition can do so by contacting Nattiq.

About Nattiq - http://www.nattiq.com

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About Acapela Group - http://www.acapela-group.com

Acapela Group, the leading voice expert, invents text to speech solutions to give your content a voice in up to 30 languages and helps its customers to build their 'Voice strategy', to add audible value to their services and applications through the spoken word. Acapela speech solutions enable any written text to be turned into natural speech files, using any of the 60 High Quality standard voices or an organization's/company's own synthesized voice talent - produced through Acapela Voice Factory - for improved market recognition and audio-brand visibility. Over 1000 companies around the world have already adopted Acapela high quality voices to voice-empower their products and services, in very different markets.

Check out http://www.acapela.tv, Acapela Group's sparkling laboratory with over 75 million talking cards created and shared http://www.acapela-vaas.com, the Acapela on-line service for smart vocalization http://www.acapela-for-iphone.com to develop talkative apps http://www.acapela-box.com, for easy all-rights-included, on-demand, sound file production.

SOURCE Acapela Group




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