Kirusa, a provider of multimodal platforms enabling wireless applications delivery, and Elan Speech, a supplier of text to speech software, announced a partnership that will bring to market Kirusas multimodal solutions with Elan Saysos golden tones in UK English, German, French and Spanish. The joint offering enables new multimodal mobile applications and services, such as directory assistance, messaging, and field force automation, to be deployed for millions of users in Europe.
Our partnership with Elan answers the requirement expressed by our European customers who demand both excellent product performance and optimal time to market, said Ewald Anderl, CTO and vice-president of Kirusa. Elan Speech’s newly developed TTS technology, Elan Sayso, provides the natural sounding voices that will improve the ergonomics and thereby the adoption of multimodal applications for millions of mobile users.
Kirusa‘s multimodal platform, offers SMS, sequential, and simultaneous multimodality, enabling wireless phone and PDA users to request or add information by speaking a command, or by using visual inputs such as typing or tapping with a stylus. Application results can be delivered visually on the device screen, by voice, or through innovative combinations of both voice and visual modes.