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Nuance Acquires Loquendo
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Written by Jim Andrews   
Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Nuance Communications, Inc. is acquiring Loquendo, a Telecom Italia subsidiary. The acquisition will advance the proliferation of voice recognition solutions and speed up the development of new technologies for natural interactions between users and automobiles, mobile phones, and contact centers.

Loquendo delivers speech recognition technologies in 32 languages with 76 voices. The company’s text-to-speech (TTS) recognition, voice biometrics and automatic speech recognition (ASR) products allow natural interactions with technology. The acquisition will result in improved voice solutions leveraging TTS, ASR and voice biometrics technologies. It will also enhance language coverage for embedded and network-based customers.

“The penetration of Loquendo’s offerings and the company’s positive industry recognition will serve as a catalyst in expanding our market reach and our voice and language portfolio,” said Steve Chambers, chief marketing officer and head of the enterprise division, Nuance Communications. “Together, we will provide a range of best-of-breed solutions, delivering natural, conversational interactions across a number of growing segments that will initially include enterprise, mobile and automotive – with a significant opportunity to expand these offerings into areas such as Europe and Latin America.”

For further information, please visit http://www.nuance.com.

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