Voice Solutions at Gitex: Meet Acapela's Family of Arabic Voices and Enjoy New Speech Experiences!

Oct 18, 2010, 09:00 ET from Acapela Group

MONS, Belgium, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With 8 super natural voices in Arabic, Ibn Sina the advanced talking android, talkative avatars on iPhone & smartphones and impressive demos, Acapela Group - the expert in voice solutions - invites you to discover and enjoy the world of synthesized speech at Gitex 2010!

Speech synthesis: Meet Acapela's diverse, happy family of Arabic voices

We are delighted to introduce the 8 members, male and female, of Acapela's Arabic family, all very different one from the other. They join the extensive range of varied, multilingual personalities already part of Acapela's voice portfolio. Meet Nizar (Arabic/English bilingual), Salma, Leila, Medhi, Youssef, Fouad, Charifa and Jaouad and choose the voice you prefer or ask Acapela experts to create your own, unique, synthesized voice talent.

Acapela natural voices allow you to give the power of speech to any application or service, using different Arabic voices, with a choice of female or male tones. 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.

Acapela Group offers high quality speech synthesis in 30 languages and over 50 natural voices and creates bespoke solutions to meet particular needs. Acapela continuously works with new languages and new voices to one day welcome them into its ever growing, multilingual, extended family.

Ibn Sina, the world's first Arabic-talking android, is back on stage at Gitex Following his successful performance at Gitex 2009, Ibn Sina, the world's first Arabic-speaking human-like humanoid robot, created by the Interactive Robots and Media Lab (IRML) of the United Arab Emirates University, is back and ready to meet you at Acapela's stand, keen to converse and chat. Ibn Sina is part of a new family of robots taking a step further towards interactive relationships with humans - by using novel face recognition, vision, speech solutions and other advanced technologies, and also by using and publishing online social information available on FaceBook. Acapela speech solutions voice empower Ibn Sina allowing him to voice-interact and communicate with his environment. The robot is using both ASR and TTS technologies from Acapela to set up a full dialogue and add a natural Arabic voice to the Ibn Sina persona.

Talking Avatars

Last but not least, enjoy our talking avatars on iPhone and smartphones, cheerful friendly characters that deliver your own words to your friends and contacts. Using Acapela text to speech and Living Actor Avatar(TM) technology from Cantoche, talking avatars provide operators and advertisers with a powerful way to speak volumes.

Natural Arabic voices for all platforms

Arabic voices are available to vocalize any content, whatever the platform or service: servers, Macs and PCs, mobile devices including the iPhone, or web services. Software Development toolkits and API are perfectly suited to your vocalization requirements.

Meet the Acapela Team at Gitex 2010, Hall 2K2-15 - 17-21 October 2010, Dubai, UAE - http://www.gitex.com

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 provides a wide portfolio of Arabic voices. Acapela text to speech solutions allow you to turn any written text into natural speech files, using any of our 50 high quality standard voices or your own synthesized voice talent.

Acapela's wide range of vocal solutions - both offline and online - aimed at both professional developers and a wider public, are creating a vocal world accessible to anyone, whatever the size of their project, in all fields. Our solutions offer perfect vocalization whether for voice integration and development, online and on demand use, audio files production or personal accessibility use. Already chosen by over a thousand customers and adopted by millions of users throughout the world, Acapela bespoke solutions give our customers a powerful voice, helping them successfully take to the floor.

Major players in the Middle East have already chosen Acapela to speech empower their services and applications: Medialog, Nattiq Technologies, VoiceMpower, FDS, iPhoneislam are using Acapela Arabic voices to speech enable their world.

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