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Breakthrough in Text to Speech Technology

IVO Software is Introducing two English speaking voices IVONA Text-to-Speech technology

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The IVO Software company, in cooperation with Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the largest British charity organization, is introducing two English speaking voices, based on revolutionary IVONA Text-to-Speech technology. They will be set up in products and services provided by RNIB to more than two million visually impaired persons.

"The IVO Software has delivered amazing quality and innovation in an area that we are particularly keen to support and the partnership between our companies is set to deliver the best synthetic speech solutions on the market. We are proud to have met the team at IVO Software who have worked extremely hard and thoroughly - their focus is on quality and this shows in every element of our partnership." - said Steve Tyler, Head of Innovation, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), United Kingdom.

New British English IVONA voices are already available at http://www.ivona.com with all IVONA products, which guarantees greater comfort of computer use, reduces company operating costs and makes the webpages more attractive and accessible, among other things.

The two new British English speaking IVONA Text-to-Speech voices, Brian and Amy, stand out with excellent pronunciation, classic accent, vocal timbre, intonation and style. The voices have already been used for speech synthesis of passenger information system applied in public transport stops in Wales. For the sound of the voices as well as for more information on their development please visit http://www.ivona.com/technology.

"It is a breakthrough in the area of speech synthesis which brings to text-to-speech solutions a new, previously inaccessible, level of quality known only from science fiction movies" - said Lukasz Osowski, CEO and President of IVO Software.

For the first time in the production of new IVONA voices IVO Software used own technology of Rapid Voice Development (RVD) which allows creating the next generation synthesized voices in any language within several weeks.

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