Voice Assist now has a patented solution for 2-way texting to help reduce driver distraction caused by holding the phone, reading texts or pressing buttons to write or send text messages.
Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Voice Assist, Inc. (OTCBB: VSST), an award-winning provider of mobile speech and hands free solutions, announced today that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 8,472,988 for 2-way texting from hosted applications.
Texting while driving aka Distracted Driving is one of the leading causes of teen fatalities and auto accidents in the U.S. which is why 40 out 50 states now have handsfree driving laws to outlaw texting while driving. Voice Assist now has a patented solution for 2-way texting to help reduce driver distraction caused by holding the phone, reading texts or pressing buttons to write or send text messages.
Smart phones and cloud based communication apps such as Twitter, Facebook and Skype have been flooding the market with lots of ways to communicate that require the use of hands and eyes.
Voice Assist’s technology allows drivers to use voice commands to send and receive text messages by voice without typing. Drivers can also Tweet or Post to Facebook or listen and respond to email from cloud based servers such as Microsoft Exchange or Gmail.
“Voice Assist has been developing its technology for several years and is excited to have one of ten patents pending actually get issued," said Michael Metcalf, CEO of Voice Assist. "Our patent strategy is a key ingredient to building shareholder value,” said Metcalf.
“Technology is shifting to the cloud and the mobile workforce is becoming more and more mobile. Providing a bidirectional handsfree voice interface is going to become more important to maintain safety and still keep people productive while on the go.”
About Voice Assist
Voice Assist, Inc. (OTCBB: VSST) is an award-winning provider of mobile speech solutions designed to be used from any phone and eliminates the need to press buttons on smart phones, tablet PCs or other network-connected devices.
Voice Assist is the network based virtual assistant platform that is engine agnostic and works on every handset, PC, tablet and IPTV or Internet Radio. Voice Assist’s hands free interface empowers people to use voice commands to dial, email, text, tweet, post, read, write, transact or play music solely by voice. With 9 patents pending and 1 patent already granted, Voice Assist is the only hands free voice interface that is audio aware and actionable based on subscriber defined priorities. The Voice Assist platform effectively leverages SpeechScript™ the company’s patent pending rapid application development environment. SpeechScript empowers developers to build once and apply applications to many devices quickly.
Voice Assist is the preferred voice technology partner for service providers seeking to deploy voice activated services across their entire network and devices, or advertisers seeking to reach mobile customers with the option to respond handsfree by voice.
For more information on the company, visit http://www.voiceassist.com
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Michael Metcalf, CEO
Voice Assist, Inc.