InternetSpeech Releases New Version of Voice Internet:
Users Can Now Listen to Streaming Audio
SAN JOSE - Aug 01, 2006 - InternetSpeech,
a premier Voice Internet technology provider, announced today that it has released version 5.0 of its Voice Internet service with several very attractive features including the Streaming Audio capability.
"Today's release 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. "Most of the new features are added based on the requests from our existing user base. Part of this project was supported by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research under the Department of Education SBIR Phase I grant - thanks to the NIDRR under the Dept. of Education for its support."
The streaming audio feature allows the user to listen to music, Internet radio stations, and many other live audio programs using any telephone. All major audio formats including MP3, PLS, WSX and WMA are supported. Other audio formats will be supported in future. Other key features include support of upper case letters, support of PDF, Microsoft WORD, Power Point, and EXCEL type email attachments & web pages and option to save a link while listening.
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
InternetSpeech is the leader in voice Internet technology. Its voice/audio browser, netECHOŽ, 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.
netECHOŽ is a registered trademark of InternetSpeech.
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