Novauris Announces Global Sales and Marketing Alliance with Panasonic in Embedded Speech Recognition

Partnership kicks off with the introduction of NovaLite™, a large-vocabulary embedded speech recognition software product for consumer electronics platforms

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We see our alliance with Panasonic as providing a real step forward in embedded speech recognition, benefitting from Panasonic's experience in developing extremely compact ASR software in many languages.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 09, 2012

Novauris Technologies (http://www.novauris.com), a leading provider of speech recognition software technology for mobile and consumer electronics, today announced an embedded automatic speech recognition (ASR) strategic partnership with Panasonic System Networks in Japan, including the joint development of NovaLite™, a software automatic speech recognizer to be offered to consumer electronics manufacturers who want to voice-enable their products. NovaLite will be available in Q1 2012, and will be sold jointly by Panasonic System Networks and Novauris Technologies under a global sales and marketing alliance.

“We have been impressed by Novauris's scalable, large-vocabulary ASR, and are delighted to be able to contribute to the technology and to making it more widely available to companies looking to speech-enable their products,” added Teddy Fukae, Group Manager at Panasonic.

NovaLite has been designed to be suitable for a broad range of ASR applications running on the processors in devices such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, navigation systems, audio/video devices, etc. Such applications include one-shot destination entry for navigation, flexible voice commands, selection of music titles and other entertainment items, pronunciation scoring for language learning, voice search for on-device information and features, and the use of spoken input in interactive games. Languages supported include American and British English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French and Canadian French, Italian, Castilian, Mexican Spanish, and German. Further languages will be added during the course of 2012.

NovaLite is adapted for platforms and operating systems including Android, iOS and Linux. An SDK is now available for developing applications for these environments.

“There have recently been impressive advances in cloud-based speech recognition for mobile devices, however there are many advantages to having the option of a powerful speech recognition function locally without any need for network access,” explained Yoon Kim, CEO of Novauris. “We see our alliance with Panasonic as providing a real step forward in embedded speech recognition, benefitting from Panasonic’s experience in developing extremely compact ASR software in many languages. The bringing together of Novauris’s technical expertise and Panasonic’s worldwide sales channels and support network also creates major new commercial opportunities.”

About Novauris Technologies
Novauris develops core automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology for spoken access to information stored locally in mobile devices or remotely on servers. Tasks supported on embedded processors include one-shot recognition of any US street address and voice access to personal information stored on smartphones. On servers, tasks supported include identification of a spoken name and address from a set covering the whole population of a large country. Major corporations around the world currently license Novauris’s technology. Novauris is a privately held company based in the UK with an additional office in Silicon Valley. For more information, follow them on Twitter or please visit http://www.novauris.com.

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