Brooktrout Reveals Details for Voice and Speech Developer Workshop

5/27/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing, call control and signaling products, announced that several key industry experts will participate in its upcoming Voice and Speech Developer Workshop scheduled for June 15-17, 2004 at The Tremont Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

Technology session speakers include: Professor Richard Stern, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, who will discuss the future evolution of speech technologies; and Mark Scott, Vice President of R&D and CTO of VoiceGenie, who will present the latest in VoiceXML technology. Complementary application sessions will describe real-world deployments, with engineers from Intervoice demonstrating speech-enabled call center applications, and Al Balasco, Vice President, Business Development, of Spectel presenting a SIP-based conferencing application.

Brooktrout’s “Experience the Difference” Developer Workshop has been designed to provide attendees with the inside track on the technology, tools and technical support they need to speed their development time and get their products to market faster. The agenda will include educational and technical sessions providing the latest information on VoiceXML, SALT, and fax and voice over IP, as well as an in-depth update on Brooktrout’s software and hardware products. Attendees can learn about enterprise and carrier technologies, as well as information on Brooktrout’s latest developments on the Voice over IP front. To view the complete agenda visit:

Richard Stern, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science, and Associate Director at Carnegie Mellon, will present “The Future of Speech” – a researcher’s view of continued innovation in speech technologies, and the implications for next-generation speech platforms and applications. Dr. Stern has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon faculty since 1977. Dr. Stern’s current research is in spoken language systems, where he is particularly concerned with the development of techniques with which automatic speech recognition systems can be made more robust with respect to changes of environment and acoustical ambience. He has also developed sentence parsing and speaker adaptation algorithms in earlier Carnegie Mellon speech systems.

Mark Scott, VoiceGenie’s Vice President of R&D and CTO, will explain how VoiceXML leverages web standards, architectures and developer expertise, and how it simplifies the rapid delivery of speech-enabled applications. He will also demonstrate how leading edge automated speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) technology can deliver dynamic, natural speech applications. VoiceGenie Technologies Inc. ( is the world’s leading provider of VoiceXML platforms and open communications solutions for next-generation customer care.

Application Sessions
Intervoice’s Chris McNabb, Senior Engineer, Application Engineering Group and Terry Sullivan, OEM Account Manager, will present “Speech Enabling the Call Center with the Microsoft Speech Server,” discussing how the new Microsoft SALT platform can be used to create and deploy sophisticated solutions for speech-enabled call centers. Intervoice, Inc. is the world leader in creating voice automation solutions with a proven business ROI. Applying more than 20 years of experience, Intervoice ( provides enterprises and carriers with the platform, software and services necessary to create an interactive dialogue with technology.

Al Balasco, Vice President, Business Development, for Spectel will describe how Brooktrout’s new SnowShore Media Server has been used to create a high-performance platform for Spectel’s SIP-based IP voice and web conferencing application. Spectel ( is the market-leading provider of integrated conferencing solutions for conferencing service providers and enterprises worldwide.

“Brooktrout’s Developer Workshop is designed to be an interactive and educational opportunity for developers to learn more about the technology that will accelerate their development time and enable them to deliver better solutions faster and more efficiently,” said Eric Giler, President of Brooktrout Technology. “The Workshop format will provide attendees the ability to interact with the engineers who are developing products that are enabling New NetworkTM growth. The Workshop will be a chance for attendees to receive first-hand information on the latest technologies, products, standards and applications.”

At the Workshop, attendees will be able to meet with Brooktrout technical experts to share their development needs and obtain Brooktrout’s assistance in delivering their solutions to market. After developers leave the workshop, Brooktrout’s continued partnership will help developers move from development to deployment and beyond.

To register for Brooktrout’s Developer Workshop visit

About Brooktrout Technology
Brooktrout Technology is a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products that enable the development of applications, systems and services for both the New NetworkTM (packet-based) and the traditional telephone (TDM) network. Our strategy is to partner with our customers and collaborate closely with them to help accelerate their delivery of new applications and services, increase their existing business, and expand into new markets. For more information, visit Brooktrout Technology is a subsidiary of Brooktrout, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKT).

Brooktrout, Brooktrout Technology, and New Network are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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