Conversay, Mobile Mutant to Provide Voice-Driven Applications For Mobile Devices

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Conversay

    REDMOND, Wash., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Conversay, a global leader in
 enabling speech technologies for both mobile and traditional Internet access
 devices, announced today it will integrate speech technology into applications
 built for embedded mobile devices by Korea-based Mobile Mutant. The
 partnership is expected to result in the first speech-enabled platform-free
 applications built specifically for mobile devices, using Mobile Mutant's own
 Flash(TM) player.
     "Device manufacturers and application providers will be able to use
 Mobile Mutant(TM) applications to not only boost the dynamic graphic quality
 and platform independence, but also enhance the content with Conversay's
 speech recognition and text-to-speech capabilities," said Ora Williamson,
 general manager of embedded solutions at Conversay. "The end user of these
 devices gets a tremendously exciting and friendly interface that will add
 significantly to the devices' value and appeal."
     "Incorporating speech into our SWF-based dynamic content and application
 will enhance data and networked information retrieved by the device, as well
 as business applications, Web solutions, entertainment content, such as games
 or cartoons, and so on," said Jullian Cho, manager of business development at
 Mobile Mutant. "That makes the device more efficient and effective as a
 wireless data device for enterprise/business environments, as well as
 enhancing its common role for personal or entertainment uses."
     The SWF file format of Mobile Mutant's Flash player is ideal for
 incorporating sound into vector-based interactive and animated graphics for
 the Web. With this partnership, Mobile Mutant expects to be the first to
 speech enable such graphics on applications designed specifically for mobile
 devices. These applications include a GPS system, PDA Business application for
 Hyundai Motors, the largest automobile manufacturer in Korea. Mobile Mutant's
 animated graphic content in these applications can be accessed, navigated and
 commanded by spoken commands.
 
     About Mobile Mutant
     Mobile Mutant provides platform-free application development tools &
 servers, for both wireless and wired market, using SWF (flash file format).
 Mutant Builder & Server(TM) allows users to build and extend platform free
 applications without changing their previous system, such as MIS applications
 for PDAs, E-commerce applications, E-learning systems, car-PC applications,
 etc. Mobile Mutant headquarters are in Seoul, Korea, and is located on the web
 at www.mobilemutant.com.
 
     About Conversay
     Founded in 1994, Conversay provides solutions that enable voice
 interaction with networked information, including the Internet, when other
 interfaces are difficult or impossible. Built on an innovative speech engine,
 Conversay(TM) technology is speaker-independent, modular, scalable and
 accommodates unlimited vocabulary, making it ideally suited for embedded
 applications. It also drives the award-winning line of Conversation(TM)
 products including a voice browser, a server, and developer tools for the web,
 desktop, server, and embedded markets. Conversay headquarters are in Redmond,
 Wash., and is located on the web at www.conversay.com.
 
     NOTE:  Conversay is a trademark of Conversational Computing Corp. Mobile
 Mutant is a trademark of Mobile Mutant Co., Ltd. All other trademarks are
 property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Conversay
    REDMOND, Wash., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Conversay, a global leader in
 enabling speech technologies for both mobile and traditional Internet access
 devices, announced today it will integrate speech technology into applications
 built for embedded mobile devices by Korea-based Mobile Mutant. The
 partnership is expected to result in the first speech-enabled platform-free
 applications built specifically for mobile devices, using Mobile Mutant's own
 Flash(TM) player.
     "Device manufacturers and application providers will be able to use
 Mobile Mutant(TM) applications to not only boost the dynamic graphic quality
 and platform independence, but also enhance the content with Conversay's
 speech recognition and text-to-speech capabilities," said Ora Williamson,
 general manager of embedded solutions at Conversay. "The end user of these
 devices gets a tremendously exciting and friendly interface that will add
 significantly to the devices' value and appeal."
     "Incorporating speech into our SWF-based dynamic content and application
 will enhance data and networked information retrieved by the device, as well
 as business applications, Web solutions, entertainment content, such as games
 or cartoons, and so on," said Jullian Cho, manager of business development at
 Mobile Mutant. "That makes the device more efficient and effective as a
 wireless data device for enterprise/business environments, as well as
 enhancing its common role for personal or entertainment uses."
     The SWF file format of Mobile Mutant's Flash player is ideal for
 incorporating sound into vector-based interactive and animated graphics for
 the Web. With this partnership, Mobile Mutant expects to be the first to
 speech enable such graphics on applications designed specifically for mobile
 devices. These applications include a GPS system, PDA Business application for
 Hyundai Motors, the largest automobile manufacturer in Korea. Mobile Mutant's
 animated graphic content in these applications can be accessed, navigated and
 commanded by spoken commands.
 
     About Mobile Mutant
     Mobile Mutant provides platform-free application development tools &
 servers, for both wireless and wired market, using SWF (flash file format).
 Mutant Builder & Server(TM) allows users to build and extend platform free
 applications without changing their previous system, such as MIS applications
 for PDAs, E-commerce applications, E-learning systems, car-PC applications,
 etc. Mobile Mutant headquarters are in Seoul, Korea, and is located on the web
 at www.mobilemutant.com.
 
     About Conversay
     Founded in 1994, Conversay provides solutions that enable voice
 interaction with networked information, including the Internet, when other
 interfaces are difficult or impossible. Built on an innovative speech engine,
 Conversay(TM) technology is speaker-independent, modular, scalable and
 accommodates unlimited vocabulary, making it ideally suited for embedded
 applications. It also drives the award-winning line of Conversation(TM)
 products including a voice browser, a server, and developer tools for the web,
 desktop, server, and embedded markets. Conversay headquarters are in Redmond,
 Wash., and is located on the web at www.conversay.com.
 
     NOTE:  Conversay is a trademark of Conversational Computing Corp. Mobile
 Mutant is a trademark of Mobile Mutant Co., Ltd. All other trademarks are
 property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Conversay