SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 7, 2006–
Companies to Demonstrate Voice-Enabled Concept Platform for the Digital Home at the Intel Developer Forum
VoiceBox(R) Technologies Inc., the leading innovator of conversational voice search and control technologies, announced that its voice-enabled reference design was demonstrated today at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco with Intel Corporation’s next-generation concept platform for the digital home.
The demonstration signals the growing interest in utilizing voice technology to simplify user interaction with entertainment PCs. VoiceBox’s unique conversational voice search and navigation technology executes tasks by identifying the context and user intention behind a request, enabling users to access movies, videos, music, channel guides and other digital content by simply asking for it in free-form language.
“Personal computing is on the cusp of a significant shift in how users interface with the wide array of devices used on a daily basis — whether you’re at home, in the car or just on-the-go with a mobile device, the simplest way to find information is by voice,” said Tom Freeman, co-founder and senior vice president of marketing at VoiceBox Technologies. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with an industry leader in chip innovation like Intel and to demonstrate at the IDF conference that voice technology has arrived.”
“We are delighted to have worked with VoiceBox Technologies to enable the demonstration of conversational voice search with Intel’s next-generation concept platform for the digital home,” said Gerald Holzhammer, vice president and general manager, Consumer PC Group, Digital Home Group at Intel. “Voice will be a natural means to interact with the wide array of devices to access content and services. We see voice input as an important element in future platform user interfaces.”
The Intel Developer Forum is widely recognized as a leading technical conference where business and marketing executives, technical managers, and engineers come to meet with groups across Intel and learn about trends and new technologies.
About VoiceBox Technologies
VoiceBox Technologies offers the world’s first conversational voice search platform, called the VoiceBox Navigator Platform(TM), enabling breakthrough conversational search and navigation of digital content from any mobile device from any IP network. A key differentiator for VoiceBox’s Navigator Platform is that it consistently achieves a remarkable level of task completion searching across multiple content domains through its Knowledge Enhanced Search and Speech Recognition (KESSR) algorithms, which determine the context and intention behind the words spoken by the user. Intelligent queries and searches are then dynamically executed by a voice search engine based on such context and user intent. The VoiceBox Navigator Platform runs on various embedded, desktop and server systems for application such as music and media, navigation and driving directions, directory and hands-free dialing, and control over digital devices.
VoiceBox, headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., develops and sells rich conversational language and voice search applications for the automotive, digital home, mobile phone and VOIP markets. More information is available through the Web site found at http://www.voicebox.com.