SVOX Introduces Mandarin Chinese TTS

SVOX AG today released its Mandarin Chinese Text-to-Speech. The rollout of Mandarin opens the Chinese market for SVOX partners to integrate natural-sounding Chinese into their consumer electronics such as navigation and mobile devices
(PresseBox) (Zurich,, ) SVOX AG, the European leader for embedded speech output solutions, officially announced the release of its Mandarin Chinese lingware. A major milestone in the SVOX "Innovations 2006" roadmap, support for Mandarin will be available to SVOX Corporate, SVOX Automotive and SVOX Mobile customers starting today.

"SVOX and its partners in the automotive and mobile devices industries have been concurrently designing products targeting the Chinese market," says Dr. Martin Reber, SVOX Director of Embedded Solutions. "We are the pre-eminent player for embedded speech output and want to enable our customers to successfully extend their reach into China".

Dr. Rolf Habbel, Senior Vice President and Partner of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and a newly elected member of the SVOX board of directors, adds, "When I was first introduced to SVOX, I became intrigued by the company's dedicated customer focus. Whatever product development the company embarks on, it keeps in mind the needs of its partners as well as those of the end users. SVOX currently provides the most comprehensive portfolio of text-to-speech components, services and tools for the complete design of speech dialogue systems for automotive and mobile devices manufacturers".

The product's unique architecture enables SVOX to introduce new languages within three to six months. Every year, the company plans to add at least 5 new languages to its already extensive portfolio. Further lingware to be rolled out this year includes: Polish, Russian and Swedish.

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