Charlotte, NC & Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) July 12, 2008
Vianix announced today that it has executed an OEM License Agreement with Yap, an early mover in the rapidly growing mobile voice services market. Yap has introduced a state-of-the-art free-form Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) platform that makes mobile applications easier and faster to use. Yap's first deployments offer dictation into text messaging and search, to support accessibility and safety initiatives, as well as the natural convenience compared to tapping on small form factor devices. Vianix' MASC enhances the Yap platform with improved performance and more accurate ASR results. The combination of Vianix' MASC speech processing technology and Yap's platform will command an important position in the mobile voice services market, with the voice search component valued at $11B alone.
Yap's platform is differentiated from its competitors with technology that eliminates the need for human intervention, increasing speed and scalability while addressing privacy concerns. With compelling value propositions for end users, carriers, device makers and web portals, Yap's award winning platform has the potential to change the way devices are used. The adoption of MASC for management of voice file bandwidth and storage requirements while maintaining high ASR accuracy is a critical enabler for Yap's platform.
Bernard Brafman, Vianix' Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, "We have been following mobile voice services for some time now and are thrilled to make our first licensing announcement in the space. Yap's outstanding team is well positioned to stake out an early leadership position, and Vianix' contribution to performance and accuracy of their platform plays a strategic role."
"As we accelerate our research and development activities, we are leaving no element unexplored to ensure the most pristine experience for our end users," confided Igor Jablokov, CEO of Yap. "We appreciate the work the Vianix team has performed to date in support of our mission and are looking forward to servicing our mutual customers."
Yap was founded by brothers Igor and Victor Jablokov, two young entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds in technology. The pair shared a belief that voice would be the dominant user interface for mobile devices, and that blending it with visual web services was critical to delivering an improved mobile application experience. This viewpoint was especially heightened when they noticed their younger sister being part of the texting while driving epidemic. They were joined by the scientists that invented the field of multimodal interaction, and developed a next generation platform that used freeform speech recognition to solve that disconnect. Their passionate work in making mobile messaging safer to use reached international acclaim, when they were named finalists in Silicon Valley's TechCrunch event and then voted North Carolina's Early Stage Company of the Year. Founded in 2006, Yap is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information and demo videos, please visit: http://www.yapme.com.
Vianix is a fast paced technology company with corporate headquarters located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Created in April 2000 by its parent company iMPAQ™ Corporation, one of the region's leading computer network and IT integrators, Vianix has developed MASC® technology (Managed Audio Sound Compression), a speech compression algorithm suite, which provides users with the most memory-efficient and high-quality voice compression available. Through strategic partnerships with domestic and international designers, manufacturers and distributors, Vianix is supplying customers with the most innovative consumer electronic technology available.
Guided by the visionary leadership of Reza Hashampour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vianix has created a unique and innovative business model. Hashampour has assembled a team of seasoned industry professionals and has established strong strategic partnerships with many industry leaders. It is through this kind of forward thinking that Vianix is able to focus its attention on developing unique, innovative, enterprise, industrial and consumer electronic technology. More information on Vianix is available at http://www.vianix.com.
Vianix® and MASC® are registered trademarks of Vianix, LLC. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For additional information please contact Bernard Brafman at bb @ vianix.com or 757-321-9971.