Bionic Man Comes To Life with NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech Software

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Bionic Man Unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and “The Incredible Bionic Man” Documentary Now Airing on Smithsonian Channel

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NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, has announced that the NeoSpeech text-to-speech voice Paul is featured as a part of a bionic man named, “Frank,” and also in Smithsonian Channel documentary, “The Incredible Bionic Man.”

A team of engineers teamed up to create Frank using artificial organs and body parts. As a result of the historical collaboration among doctors, scientists and software companies, Frank can breathe, walk and talk. The year-long artificial construction was made possible by 17 manufacturers around the world who donated technology, including NeoSpeech that provides their VoiceText speech synthesis software. VoiceText turns text into speech and a chatbot program by Shadow Robot enables intelligent conversion.

“NeoSpeech is proud to be part of this groundbreaking technical innovation,” commented Christopher Moon, CEO of NeoSpeech. “We were enthusiastic about offering NeoSpeech’s advanced speech synthesis software to allow Frank to speak with an almost human-like natural voice."

The robot appeared in the U.S. for the first time last week, first being exhibited during New York Comic Con from October 10-13. In addition, Frank will be displayed until the 12th of December at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, "The Incredible Bionic Man,” premiered Sunday, Oct. 20th and can be viewed at http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/3378516/the-incredible-bionic-man.

For a free, interactive, text-to-speech demo of the Paul voice, among others from NeoSpeech go to: http://www.neospeech.com/.

About NeoSpeech

NeoSpeech, Inc. is a leading provider of text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-enabled solutions. The company offers flexible, innovative products for the mobile, enterprise, entertainment and education markets. NeoSpeech is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Visit http://www.NeoSpeech.com to experience world-class, natural-sounding TTS voices.

About Shadow Robot

Shadow Robot was founded in 1987 as a team dedicated to developing cutting edge robotics. It has since grown to a thriving business with 20 R&D and production engineers in London, Brest and Shanghai and sales globally.

Press Contact: June Hostetter, +1 408-562-9159, june(at)neospeech(dot)com

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