InHand and Conversay Partner to Deliver Voice-Enabled Handheld Devices

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from InHand Electronics, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader
 in creating ultra-portable handheld devices for OEMs, and Conversay, a leader
 in speech technology for mobile and traditional Internet access devices, today
 announced at the Embedded Systems Conference, a strategic partnership to offer
 speech recognition on InHand's devices.
     Both company's customers have expressed an interest in the availability of
 this type of device. Significant applications for this technology exist in the
 military, instrumentation and telematics industries.
     Beginning in the third quarter of 2001, InHand's Fingertip and Elf boards
 will be shipped with Conversay's voice recognition technology embedded within
 them. Through this preferred provider relationship with Conversay, developing
 voice-enabled, handheld devices becomes a fail-safe business solution,
 significantly reducing the developer's risk, saving development time and
 ultimately getting products to market faster.
     "This really hits a hot spot for our customers," said Andrew Girson, CEO
 of InHand Electronics, Inc. "This partnership decreases their development
 risks. Our customers will be able to get to market faster, giving InHand a
 competitive advantage in the industry."
     Conversay's CEO Matt Scheuing said, "We are glad to join forces with
 InHand on this development. They've got a solid platform that allows us to
 broaden our offering to customers, providing a complete hardware/software
 speech technology solution that reduces development time and costs. Together
 we'll both be very nimble and responsive to our customers' requirements."
 
     About InHand Electronics, Inc.
     InHand Electronics, Inc. (formerly DVP, Inc.) is an ultra-portable
 handheld device provider to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company
 provides commercial off-the-shelf developer's kits that are power-efficient,
 enterprise class handheld devices ruggedized for uses in the military, medical
 technology and telecommunications industries among others. The devices
 accommodate standard wireless, data storage and acquisition plugin's.
 FingerTip, Elf and OmniMeter are built on the industry's leading technologies
 including Intel's StrongARM RISC chip and Windows CE operating system. The
 company's headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information please
 view the company Web site at http://www.inhandelectronics.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 award-winning products including a voice browser,
 desktop and Web developer tools, and a conversational server. Conversay
 headquarters are in Redmond, Wash., and is located on the Web at
 http://www.conversay.com .
     Conversay is a trademark of Conversational Computing Corp. InHand
 Electronics and Elf are trademarks and OmniMeter is a registered trademark of
 InHand Electronics, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE InHand Electronics, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- InHand Electronics, Inc., a leader
 in creating ultra-portable handheld devices for OEMs, and Conversay, a leader
 in speech technology for mobile and traditional Internet access devices, today
 announced at the Embedded Systems Conference, a strategic partnership to offer
 speech recognition on InHand's devices.
     Both company's customers have expressed an interest in the availability of
 this type of device. Significant applications for this technology exist in the
 military, instrumentation and telematics industries.
     Beginning in the third quarter of 2001, InHand's Fingertip and Elf boards
 will be shipped with Conversay's voice recognition technology embedded within
 them. Through this preferred provider relationship with Conversay, developing
 voice-enabled, handheld devices becomes a fail-safe business solution,
 significantly reducing the developer's risk, saving development time and
 ultimately getting products to market faster.
     "This really hits a hot spot for our customers," said Andrew Girson, CEO
 of InHand Electronics, Inc. "This partnership decreases their development
 risks. Our customers will be able to get to market faster, giving InHand a
 competitive advantage in the industry."
     Conversay's CEO Matt Scheuing said, "We are glad to join forces with
 InHand on this development. They've got a solid platform that allows us to
 broaden our offering to customers, providing a complete hardware/software
 speech technology solution that reduces development time and costs. Together
 we'll both be very nimble and responsive to our customers' requirements."
 
     About InHand Electronics, Inc.
     InHand Electronics, Inc. (formerly DVP, Inc.) is an ultra-portable
 handheld device provider to Original Equipment Manufacturers. The company
 provides commercial off-the-shelf developer's kits that are power-efficient,
 enterprise class handheld devices ruggedized for uses in the military, medical
 technology and telecommunications industries among others. The devices
 accommodate standard wireless, data storage and acquisition plugin's.
 FingerTip, Elf and OmniMeter are built on the industry's leading technologies
 including Intel's StrongARM RISC chip and Windows CE operating system. The
 company's headquarters are in Rockville, Maryland. For more information please
 view the company Web site at http://www.inhandelectronics.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 award-winning products including a voice browser,
 desktop and Web developer tools, and a conversational server. Conversay
 headquarters are in Redmond, Wash., and is located on the Web at
 http://www.conversay.com .
     Conversay is a trademark of Conversational Computing Corp. InHand
 Electronics and Elf are trademarks and OmniMeter is a registered trademark of
 InHand Electronics, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  InHand Electronics, Inc.