Sensory Challenges Developers to Test Speech Technology ate CES

1/8/2004 - Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, a small Silicon Valley company is challenging developers to test its speech technologies in the noise of the CES showroom floor for free as an introduction to their line of high quality, low-cost speech integrated circuits. Santa Clara, CA based Sensory introduced its RSC-4128 processor in 2003, and this multifunctional chip has rapidly become the industry standard for implementing embedded voice technologies. This unique chip has the ability to talk, hear and think, enabling a whole new level of ease-of-use and improved interactivity for consumer electronics. Sensory has announced promotions around two key features of the RSC processors: Voice Biometric Security, and Quick Text to SITM (the ability to rapidly generate recognition vocabularies).

Break the Voice Biometric Password, Win a RazorTM Electric Scooter!
Sensory is so confident of the accuracy of its speaker verification technology, they are offering a free RazorTM electric scooter to anyone who can break the password security system. The RSC processor is the world's most popular voice biometric security chip, having sold millions of units over the past few years. Sensory has recently announced a new version of software that brings the biometrics on the RSC-4128 to a whole new level of quality.

"Voice biometrics have always beat out other biometric approaches in terms of cost and convenience. The problem historically has been in dealing with noisy environments, like a tradeshow floor,' says Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, Inc. "The new RSC-4128 processor and the SVC-64 (a dedicated iometrics chip) employ a common algorithm to make the verification work exceptionally well, even in the presence of background talking and loud noises".

The "Break the Biometric Challenge" will be offered in South Hall 3 (downstairs) in #16473 from 9am to 12pm January 8-10th. Sensory will also be available for private meetings in room 21554 in South Hall 4 (upstairs) to demonstrate all of the features of the SVC-64 and the RSC-4x families.

Free Demonstration of a Voice User-Interface for Your Product
Last month Sensory sent out invitations to thousands of product developers offering a free demonstration of their custom voice user-interface running on an RSC-4128 processor at CES. In the past, creating speaker independent recognition sets and speech synthesis files for playback took many months of development and tens of thousands of dollars. With Sensory's release of the Quick ToolsTM series for the RSC-4x family, development of synthesis and recognition vocabularies can be done in just minutes!

According to Rick Matulich, COO of leading speech recognition development house VOS Systems, "The Quick T2SITM Toolkit allows you to type in the vocabulary that you want, edit it, and download it onto the chip. With Quick Synthesis, I record a voice, hit a compression level, and out comes my compressed file...that's it. The power of the tools and the accuracy of the recognition is absolutely great!"

Developers interested in seeing their voice user interface application running on Sensory's low cost IC's can contact Bruce Serpa at to set up a meeting.

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc. is the world leader in embedded speech technologies. Sensory's speech technologies include speech recognition, speaker verification, speech synthesis, and animated speech, and are used in cell phones, PDA's, internet appliances, interactive toys, automobiles, and other applications where low cost and high quality is essential. Sensory offers a complete line of integrated circuit and embedded software solutions to customers such as Avon, Fisher-Price, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Matsushita, Mattel, MGA, Mitsubishi, Radica, Sega, Sharper Image, Sony, Tektronix, Toshiba, Uniden, and VOS. Sensory was founded in 1994 and is based in Santa Clara, California. More informatio n is available from Sensory's web site at

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