Voice Internet for Bridging the Digital & Language Divides:
InternetSpeech Speaks at the United Nations Global ICT Forum
SAN JOSE - March 26, 2007 - InternetSpeech,
a premier Voice Internet technology provider, announced today that it has presented its Voice Internet Technology at the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT Forum to help bridge the Digital Divide in a very affordable and practical way.
"Today's Talk further validates netECHO's increasing demand by many highly mobile, elderly, visually impaired, blind and Digital Divide people" said Dr. Emdad Khan, founder, president and CEO of InternetSpeech. " Our Voice Internet technology (that provides Internet just using any phone and users voice, without a computer) is a solution to the missing component of existing approaches to bridge the Digital and Language Divides as the current approaches require either a computer or a similar device which many people do not have or can not easily learn or use. "
Voice Internet significantly increases the accessibility of the Internet in a very affordable way using any telephone and user’s voice. It provides the benefits of the Internet to next few billion people using phones as number of phones far outstrips the number of computers. This is very important for many people who can not access the Internet using a computer or a personal device.
InternetSpeech's voice Internet service is ideal for a variety of market segments, including:
- Mobile business professionals who need access to data while out of the office;
- Senior citizens who have difficulty in using computers or viewing small screens or using a phone key pad;
- Those with disabilities, particularly the visually-impaired and blind;
- People who don't own a computer, or who don't have one readily available; and
- WAP or other small screen-based phone users who want to hear real Internet content versus reading limited, pre-packaged online information on a tiny screen
Dr. Khan went on to say that “InternetSpeech was proud to contribute to the efforts
of other leading technology companies such as IBM, to make the Internet accessible to the physically and economically disabled of the Digital Divide who can not now share in the opportunities offered by the global Internet".
For more details, please visit Global ICT Forum Agenda and
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InternetSpeech is the leader in voice Internet technology. Its voice/audio browser, netECHO®, provides consumers, businesses and Governments complete anytime, anywhere voice-based telephone access to the Internet. The company's patented technology can be bundled with other products such as traditional computer-based Internet access, location-based services, or visual micro browsers. InternetSpeech also offers business software that automates the process of voice-enabling a company's Web site and applications in any language, furthering the development of a globally-connected voice Internet. InternetSpeech, a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, Calif., launched netECHO in November 2000. For more information about InternetSpeech, visit www.internetspeech.com, or call 408-532-8460.
netECHO® is a registered trademark of InternetSpeech.
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