Sensory's FluentSoft Speech Engine Chosen for Wireless Handset Application

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Lab 9 Solutions Introduces MobileSpeech™ for WinCE Platforms

SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 15, 2005…Sensory, Inc., the world leader in embedded speech technologies today announced that Lab9 Solutions has released a new wireless handset application powered by Sensory’s FluentSoft™ speech technology engine.

Lab9 Solutions Inc. ( is licensing MobileSpeech™ 1.0 for WinCE SmartPhones and Pocket PC's, and will soon offer an option for the Symbian operating system as well. MobileSpeech is an extensible platform for executing integrated sets of speech-based services, and provides contact and digit dialing, application launching, and a voice-accessible, searchable contact database. It offers innovative hands-free and eyes-free operation that users can customize to their skill and experience level, allowing them to place calls as fast as they can think and speak. A convenient feature called ISD (International Smart Dialing) enables users to quickly call other countries without having to know the country code.

Lab9 Solutions's implementation of the FluentSoft speech engine permits users to say single command phrases for operations, instead of being forced to follow more traditional menu navigation styles. “Speech interfaces improve the usability of mobile applications,” says Ken Picard, VP of Business Development at Lab9 Solutions. "Sensory's dominant position in the Speech Recognition hardware market gives them a distinct advantage in dealing with the unique challenges presented by Mobile Devices. We found Sensory’s solution to offer all the features we needed with better accuracy than its competitors." Under optimal conditions, users can enjoy nearly 100% recognition accuracy using MobileSpeech.

Sensory’s FluentSoft technology is available as a software development kit (SDK) for most popular cell phone operating systems and DSPs. Features include speaker independent recognition of thousands of words, continuous digit dialing, word spotting, speaker verification and more, all in a compact small footprint design.

About Sensory

Sensory, Inc., ( based in Santa Clara, CA, is the world leader in embedded speech technologies. Sensory is a profitable private company offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. The company’s products are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including telephones, home automation, toys, remote controls, automotive, security, and learning aids. Sensory’s customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden and Sony. Additional Sensory offices are located in Portland, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vienna.


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