Maita/Saviano Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 19, 2001
Internet World Wireless 2001
Exec Updates Trends in Voice Internet at Internet World Wireless 2001
Also Will Show How To Use the Web from an Ordinary Phone, With Simple Voice Commands
and its netECHO Technology
New York, NY -- Feb. 19, 2001 -- As phones get smaller, and consumers' mobile
Internet expectations grow larger, the human voice will become the natural way
to gather Web-based information while on-the-go, according to Dr. Emdad Khan,
president and founder of InternetSpeech, an audio Internet Technology Provider
in San Jose, CA.
Khan, a leading innovator in voice Internet technology, will discuss the growing
interest in voice access to the Internet at Internet World Wireless 2001, being
held Feb. 20-23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.
to Type on a Keyboard the Size of Your Thumb," Dr. Khan will look at different
approaches to accessing the Internet by phone, including:
Internet Services, which offer access to any Web site via phone.
Portal Services, which offer access to selected Internet information via phone,
such as news, weather, horoscopes, restaurants, etc.
Web Sites, or different ways to create "talking" Web sites, including WML
or VXML, and
Applications, e.g. Selling Insurances, Configuring a Car, and Airline Reservations
Application Protocol, a system which allows Web access using text on small
screens of compatible wireless phones. And
of WAP and Voice.
Khan's talk is part of the Wireless Platforms Forum, scheduled for Feb. 22 from
10 to 11:15 a.m. at Internet World Wireless 2001.
will also be demonstrating its netECHO technology in booth 1042 at the exhibit
hall, Feb. 21 - 23.
lets users hear any Web site, search for information, and check and respond to
e-mail using any phone -- no computer is necessary.
executives will also be on hand to discuss its business-to-business netECHO offering.
The product allows a business's customers to hear and interact with their Web
site and applications. Depending on the site's content, a caller would be able
to: hear company news; gather product and pricing information; check an order
or account status; make purchases; pay bills; or obtain product support.
InternetSpeech recently announced a partnership with Selectica, Inc., a provider
of Internet Selling Systems (ISS) for e-Businesses, to voice enable e-commerce
e-Commerce sites powered by Selectica and InternetSpeech over the telephone, users
will be able to hear options, make choices and buy products using speech recognition
Opportunities -- Internet Speech and Integrated Opportunities have formed
a partnership to offer rural electric consumers Net access via phone, and help
narrow the "digital divide." Utilizing InternetSpeech's netECHO product, Integrated
Opportunities will offer audio Internet access to Rural Electric Cooperatives
(RECs) and Municipal Power Authorities (MPAs) throughout the nation, allowing
consumers to hear Web pages, review utility rates and offerings, and pay energy
bills over the phone.
a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif., develops, markets
and supports an Audio Internet Browser, netECHO, which provides audio-based
telephone access to the Internet for businesses and individuals. The company's
patent-pending technology can be bundled with other products, such as traditional
computer-based Internet access, or voice mail, and can be customized to meet individual
business needs, such as employee access to Intranet sites. InternetSpeech also
offers business software that automates the process of voice-enabling a company's
Web site, furthering development of the "voice Web."
launched its netECHO consumer product nationwide in November 2000. For more
information about InternetSpeech, visit www.InternetSpeech.com,
or call 1-408-360-7730.
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