Mindmaker Announces Launch of Flexvoice(TM) TTS Farm

Nov 14, 2000, 00:00 ET from Mindmaker, Inc.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindmaker, Inc., a leading
 developer of Intelligent Assistants, advanced Speech I/O Interfaces and other
 Artificial Intelligence technologies, today announces the launch of
 FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm, a revolutionary approach to generating highly
 intelligible, natural and human sounding speech from text in large scale
 applications.
     FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm is a text-to-speech (TTS) solution dedicated to
 meeting the demand of today's needs for high-density speech-enabled services.
 FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm is available as a software solution or bundled with
 hardware as a turnkey offering.  A single FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm cluster
 provides up to 50,000 channels of speech.  With 10 clusters, half a million
 channels can be served in parallel, opening up unprecedented possibilities for
 companies that require ultra high-density solutions.
     The inherent fault tolerant nature of FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm guarantees
 24/7 availability.  Other features of FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm include high
 scalability, ease of maintenance and rapid deployment.  Mindmaker's
 proprietary hybrid parameterized concatenated TTS technology employed in
 FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm offers added advantages of highly intelligible, natural
 and human sounding speech, multiple voices, varying sampling rates for diverse
 application requirements, natural and adjustable intonation, powerful natural
 language processing and advanced text normalization.
     "With FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm, companies can now create high-density
 speech-enabled services without the need for speech or network expertise,"
 said Mr. Zoltan Horvath, Executive Vice President of Mindmaker.  "Furthermore,
 they will be able to channel their web server resources to their applications
 and leave the burdensome TTS load to FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm."
     "Together with our client based TTS product, which has recently been
 vastly improved in terms of footprint, speed and voice quality, we now have a
 complete range of offerings to meet any TTS requirements," added Mr. Horvath.
     Typical applications of FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm are voice portals,
 interactive voice response systems, audiotex, talking web pages, online
 e-learning and unified messaging.
     FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux.
 It supports JAVA, TCP/IP and C/C++ interfaces.
 
     About Mindmaker
     Mindmaker, Inc. is the world leader for Intelligent Assistant-centric
 computing, and develops intelligence enabled development platforms and a wide
 range of intelligence, speech and Internet enabled applications.  These
 applications are primarily Personal and Service Provider Assistants, for B2B,
 B2C and C2C applications.
     In addition to its corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, Mindmaker has
 seven subsidiaries, including two in Hungary, two in Singapore and three in
 the United Kingdom.  Mindmaker, Ltd. in Hungary focuses its AI expertise on
 machine learning and reasoning technology and intelligent assistant product
 development.  Cygron Pte. Ltd. in Singapore is the holding and headquarters
 company for Cygron Ltd. in Hungary which has core AI competencies centered on
 data-mining and decision support technology.  Mindmaker Pte. Ltd. also in
 Singapore concentrates on the research and development of advanced multi-modal
 user interfaces.  In January 2000 Mindmaker acquired 3F, Ltd., FlexSpeech,
 Ltd, and Soulsim Ltd., all based in Durham, England. 3F, Ltd.  Provides core
 competencies in natural language processing.  FlexSpeech Ltd., is developing
 its advanced Telephony Speech Recognition technology and products.  Soulsim's
 offering is a popular and highly targeted web property for teenage girls.
     All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
 
     CONTACT:  Marina Cozac of Mindmaker, Inc., 408-467-0458, fax,
 408-467-9202, or email, marketing@mindmaker.com; or Csaba Szepesvari, Ph.D. of
 Mindmaker, Ltd, +36 1 392 2222 x 1205, fax, +36 1 395 9218, or email,
 marketing@mindmaker.com; or Heather King, email, heather@sspr.com, or Roxanne
 Pascente, email, roxanne@sspr.com, both of S&S Public Relations for Mindmaker,
 Inc., 800-287-2279.
 
 

SOURCE Mindmaker, Inc.
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindmaker, Inc., a leading
 developer of Intelligent Assistants, advanced Speech I/O Interfaces and other
 Artificial Intelligence technologies, today announces the launch of
 FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm, a revolutionary approach to generating highly
 intelligible, natural and human sounding speech from text in large scale
 applications.
     FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm is a text-to-speech (TTS) solution dedicated to
 meeting the demand of today's needs for high-density speech-enabled services.
 FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm is available as a software solution or bundled with
 hardware as a turnkey offering.  A single FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm cluster
 provides up to 50,000 channels of speech.  With 10 clusters, half a million
 channels can be served in parallel, opening up unprecedented possibilities for
 companies that require ultra high-density solutions.
     The inherent fault tolerant nature of FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm guarantees
 24/7 availability.  Other features of FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm include high
 scalability, ease of maintenance and rapid deployment.  Mindmaker's
 proprietary hybrid parameterized concatenated TTS technology employed in
 FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm offers added advantages of highly intelligible, natural
 and human sounding speech, multiple voices, varying sampling rates for diverse
 application requirements, natural and adjustable intonation, powerful natural
 language processing and advanced text normalization.
     "With FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm, companies can now create high-density
 speech-enabled services without the need for speech or network expertise,"
 said Mr. Zoltan Horvath, Executive Vice President of Mindmaker.  "Furthermore,
 they will be able to channel their web server resources to their applications
 and leave the burdensome TTS load to FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm."
     "Together with our client based TTS product, which has recently been
 vastly improved in terms of footprint, speed and voice quality, we now have a
 complete range of offerings to meet any TTS requirements," added Mr. Horvath.
     Typical applications of FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm are voice portals,
 interactive voice response systems, audiotex, talking web pages, online
 e-learning and unified messaging.
     FlexVoice(TM) TTS Farm is available on Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Linux.
 It supports JAVA, TCP/IP and C/C++ interfaces.
 
     About Mindmaker
     Mindmaker, Inc. is the world leader for Intelligent Assistant-centric
 computing, and develops intelligence enabled development platforms and a wide
 range of intelligence, speech and Internet enabled applications.  These
 applications are primarily Personal and Service Provider Assistants, for B2B,
 B2C and C2C applications.
     In addition to its corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, Mindmaker has
 seven subsidiaries, including two in Hungary, two in Singapore and three in
 the United Kingdom.  Mindmaker, Ltd. in Hungary focuses its AI expertise on
 machine learning and reasoning technology and intelligent assistant product
 development.  Cygron Pte. Ltd. in Singapore is the holding and headquarters
 company for Cygron Ltd. in Hungary which has core AI competencies centered on
 data-mining and decision support technology.  Mindmaker Pte. Ltd. also in
 Singapore concentrates on the research and development of advanced multi-modal
 user interfaces.  In January 2000 Mindmaker acquired 3F, Ltd., FlexSpeech,
 Ltd, and Soulsim Ltd., all based in Durham, England. 3F, Ltd.  Provides core
 competencies in natural language processing.  FlexSpeech Ltd., is developing
 its advanced Telephony Speech Recognition technology and products.  Soulsim's
 offering is a popular and highly targeted web property for teenage girls.
     All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
 
     CONTACT:  Marina Cozac of Mindmaker, Inc., 408-467-0458, fax,
 408-467-9202, or email, marketing@mindmaker.com; or Csaba Szepesvari, Ph.D. of
 Mindmaker, Ltd, +36 1 392 2222 x 1205, fax, +36 1 395 9218, or email,
 marketing@mindmaker.com; or Heather King, email, heather@sspr.com, or Roxanne
 Pascente, email, roxanne@sspr.com, both of S&S Public Relations for Mindmaker,
 Inc., 800-287-2279.
 
 SOURCE  Mindmaker, Inc.