1. CereProc, the Scottish Edinburgh-based speech synthesis IT Company, is pleased to report that trading figures for the financial year 2009 showed an increase on revenue over the financial year of 2008. Commenting, CereProc CEO Paul Welham said – “This is another great achievement by the growing CereProc team, in a year that for many technology companies has seen difficult trading times. CereProc’s reputation as a provider of innovative and advanced synthetic speech solutions at cost effective prices has won the company business across the world”. He added, “Orders from LG Electronics Korea and the US have significantly assisted in this result, as did our work creating four exclusives voices for TextHELP”.
2. In 2009, CereProc built on existing partnerships with Barcelona Media in Spain, SpeechConcept in Germany and Next IT in the U.S. who has built a voice prototype for their Human Emulation Software, ActiveAgent(tm), using CereProc technology. Next IT plans to integrate this technology in to their core product offering in 2010 to be used by their existing customers, including Alaska Airlines and the U.S. Army. In addition – CereProc has also announced:
A partnership with FTW Austria to produce an Austrian voice for CereVoice, which has already been sold to Vienna City Council via leading Austrian speech applications vendor Voice Business.
A Reseller agreement with Speechtech of the Czech Republic, for both companies to sell each other’s technologies.
A partnership with 8Interactive New Zealand to port CereVoice to the iPhone, BlackBerry and Palm Pre. 8Interactive are already selling applications, see http://www.appstorehq.com/feedmetech-iphone-101971/app
3. CereProc are also pleased to announce significant orders in Q4 2009 including one from LG Electronics for delivery throughout 2010 and one from a US celebrity who lost his voice 3 years ago.
About CereProc Ltd
CereProc is privately owned and a leading speech synthesis developer, with research and development facilities in Edinburgh Scotland and a commercial HQ in London England.
CereVoice is a new generation Text To Speech (TTS) engine that CereProc has designed and built, incorporating the latest research in speech technologies. The CereVoice system is available in two variants – a pure Unit-Selection system, suitable for high volume telephony solutions and as a hybrid system using an innovative combination of a unit selection and parametric engine, for those markets where reduced cost is of vital importance. CereVoice produces speech output that is both emotional and characterful in content, thereby allowing users to listen to long periods of synthetic speech produced from any source, without becoming bored or distracted by the lack of human character of the speech.
CereProc has advanced voice creation processes that reduce the time and cost needed to create new voices for CereVoice, while its CereProc Scuer application enables the fast production of studio quality prompts that sound real and have character and emotion and that can be inserted into any application that requires speech output.
CereProc directors and staff are all recognized as leaders in their field and the company works with partners such as the Centre for Speech Technology research at the University of Edinburgh (www.cstr.ed.ac.uk), as well as with the University Of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (http://ict.usc.edu/)
CereProc with Barcelona Media (http://www.upf.edu/iuc/english/index.htm) have created a bi-lingual Catalan and Castilian (Spanish) version of CereVoice.
CereProc with SpeechConcept have created a German version of CereVoice.
CereProc is the proud recipient of 2 Scottish Executive SMART Award grants, which were awarded to the company to fund research and development on its pioneering technology.
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