SRC Inc. Chooses VR-Forces as Platform for Speech Synthesis Simulation

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VT MÄK and SRC Announce Partnership after Collaborating on Text-to-Speech API

VT MÄK (MÄK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that SRC Inc. (SRC) has chosen MÄK’s VR-Forces Computer Generated Forces (CGF) simulation solution as the platform for their speech synthesis simulation. VR-Forces’ robust open application programming interface (API) and text messaging capabilities were key factors in their choice.

This text-to-speech simulation environment will provide the ability to synthesize and manipulate natural sounding speech in multiple voices, while also allowing users to synthesize speakers from short recorded samples. From these samples, users will be able to generate many hundreds of individual speakers. Ultimately, a human listener will think and believe that the synthesized speech was produced by a live human. The overarching goal of the entire project is to train linguists in the collection of accurate intelligence from communication intercepts and in the understanding of rare dialects.

SRC found that VR-Forces provided a user-friendly and effective demonstration platform. They configured MÄK’s CGF to fit their needs and were able to create a plugin for text-to-speech technology.

As a result of their successful work together, MÄK and SRC have embarked on a marketing partnership . MÄK will host SRC in their booth at I/ITSEC (Booth #2549), in Orlando this November 28 – December 2 where they will demonstrate their speech synthesis capabilities.

“MAK’s VR-Forces product has allowed SRC to explore various modeling and simulation environments in our Advanced Technology Initiatives Program. By enriching our research and development approach with virtual environments, our scientists and engineers can experience our customers’ problem sets from ‘inside’. Our progress in areas such as Natural Speech Synthesis, highlighted in a meaningful simulation, has connected our innovative solutions to the future success of our customers.”
~Paul TREMONT
President, SRC Inc.

“MÄK is always striving to be on the front line of innovative concepts, ideas, and technologies. It was an honor to collaborate with SRC to develop their visionary text-to-speech simulation project, and we’re equally as honored to partner with them. SRC is a company with a wealth of innovative ideas in the application of science, technology and information, and together, MÄK and SRC will accomplish great things.”
~Warren KATZ
Chief Executive Officer, VT MÄK

SRC’s mission is to help keep America safe and strong by protecting its people, environment and way of life. SRC does this by focusing on customers’ needs through the innovative application of science, technology and information to solve problems of national significance. As a not-for-profit, research and development company that develops unique, creative solutions for nationally significant challenges in defense, environmental and intelligence, they’re committed to redefining possible®. Their relentless determination to solve the “impossible” with bright minds, fresh thinking and fearless innovation is grounded in more than 50 years of experience. Please visit http://www.syrres.com.

VT MÄK helps customers deliver simulation systems. Leveraging a strong foundation of COTS software products and custom developed system components, MÄK works with customers to build and populate compelling 3D simulated environments in which users train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MÄK’s primary users are in the aerospace and defense industry, yet the company’s products and services can be used anywhere modeling and simulation is needed. Thousands of customers worldwide use MÄK products, including the world’s ten largest defense contractors. VT MÄK is a company of VT Systems. Please visit http://www.mak.com.

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit http://www.vt-systems.com.

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