iSpeech® Launches Siri-Like Voice Recognition Platform for the Connected Home

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iSpeech to transform the connected home by controlling Smart TVs, household electronics and appliances by voice.

We believe speech is the user interface of the future...and we are helping bring it to more applications, more platforms and new markets such as the connected home.

iSpeech Inc. today unveiled iSpeech Home, a voice solution for connected home device manufacturers, OEMs, and service operators. iSpeech Home will allow consumers to easily control their televisions, home entertainment systems, lighting, heating, ventilation, irrigation, security systems, refrigerators, washers and dryers and other household appliances by voice, through natural language commands. Leveraging iSpeech’s cloud, embedded and hybrid, human quality text to speech and speech recognition technology, iSpeech Home eliminates the challenge of a complicated user interface typically associated with home automation.

“We believe speech is the user interface of the future,” said Yaron Oren, Chief Operating Officer at iSpeech. “Siri has done an amazing job of bringing this vision to life on the iPhone, and we are helping bring it to more applications, more platforms and new markets such as the connected home.”

The iSpeech Home platform has been built on top of a hybrid-embedded and server speech recognition architecture that allows for improved response times and availability of service when compared to a network-only solution. When combined with iSpeech’s human quality text to speech, the platform transforms natural voice commands into a conversational experience with artificial intelligence. iSpeech currently supports 26 languages and can support voices commands such as the following:

“Watch ESPN” or “Find movies starring Tom Hanks”
“Record American Idol”
“Turn on stereo and play Lady Gaga”
“Set temperature in house to 70 degrees” or “What’s the temperature in the house now?”
“Turn off the lights in the living room”
“Turn on the alarm”

The release of iSpeech Home follows the company’s success in the mobile market and serves as a springboard for its speech technology. Launched in August of 2011, iSpeech’s mobile development platform is now widely used by Fortune 500 companies and over 13,000 developers and includes popular mobile apps from Hearst, Telenav, SpeaktoIt, iTranslate, Vocre and many more. iSpeech-owned apps, including®, iSpeech Translator, Caller ID Reader® and iSpeech Obama have been downloaded over 30 million times.

About iSpeech, Inc.

iSpeech is a leading provider of speech technology and mobile apps, including the award winning app,

Founded in 2007, the company began as a vision to help college students learn by enabling them to listen to text-based study materials. Today, consumers, developers and businesses worldwide choose iSpeech for its high quality, scalable and easy to use text-to-speech (TTS), automated speech recognition (ASR) and voice to text solutions. The iSpeech Cloud has been used over a billion times. iSpeech is a privately held company headquartered in Newark, NJ with offices in San Francisco, CA and Cambridge, UK.

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