Brooktrout, Bludis, VoiceGenie Enable Speech with Integrated Solutions

7/13/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Bludis and VoiceGenie announced a partnership to provide an integrated VoiceXML solution for developers of speech-enabled applications in Italy. The partnership will allow Bludis to offer developers a platform that combines Brooktrout’s TR1000TM speech platform and NeXusPoint, VoiceGenie’s VoiceXML-based platform, to build speech-enabled applications such as voice self-help systems, advanced message delivery services, virtual assistants, and automated business finder and operator services. Based on an open-standards architecture, the integrated platform is mature, reliable, and flexible.

Through distribution arrangements with Brooktrout and VoiceGenie, Bludis, a European Value Added Distributor of information technology, will be able to provide a 100% VoiceXML compliant platform to their customers. Developers can take advantage of this best of breed, integrated platform to create speech-driven applications that allow instant access to information from any landline, wireless or mobile phone, or other handheld device.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Bludis to distribute our VoiceXML platform into Italy,” said Frank Tersigni, Vice President, Channels and Business Development with VoiceGenie. “This partnership will enable us to extend our global reach and benefit developers who are looking for a reliable, cost-effective, and secure voice solution."

Bludis has been distributing Brooktrout products since 1996, most recently the TR1000 speech platform. “We are delighted to be adding VoiceGenie’s NeXusPoint platform to our product offerings. VoiceGenie’s leadership in VoiceXML solutions, together with Brooktrout’s TR1000 speech platform, provide an ideal combination for companies developing industry leading applications in the rapidly growing speech market,” said Giuseppe Di Girolamo, president of Bludis.

Brooktrout and VoiceGenie’s joint integration efforts continue to evolve and Brooktrout’s TR1000 now supports upgraded versions of NeXusPoint. VoiceXML developers can now take advantage of Brooktrout’s TR1000 advanced speech processing features when building their applications on the NeXusPoint. The TR1000’s full-duplex operation, long-tail echo cancellation and integrated Voice Activity Detection improve system accuracy and performance, and complement NeXusPoint’s advanced audio processing, application and development tools, multi-language support, and voice verification capabilities to deliver high levels of scalability, flexibility and robustness.

“At Brooktrout, we believe that the strength of our TR1000 voice processing products, in combination with our commitment to both Bludis and VoiceGenie, will make a strong contribution to the success of this partnership in the Italian market,” said Peter Vescuso, Vice President of Market Development at Brooktrout. “We work as a team with our partners from start to finish and invest in the success of our customers to help them expand into new markets and grow their businesses.”

About Bludis
Bludis is a European Value Added Distributor of information technology with a long experience in trading with quality products and services. Bludis is specialized in several areas, such as Unified Messaging and Communication, Computer Telephony Integration, Customer Relationship Management and Integrated Document Management. Technical support is one of Bludis’ strong points. This is the result of considerable and significant investments in staff training and technological infrastructure. Bludis has a department solely dedicated to technical assistance.

About VoiceGenie
VoiceGenie Technologies Inc. is the world’s leading provider of VoiceXML platforms and open communications solutions for next-generation customer care. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, VoiceGenie offers a flexible, standards-based framework that includes platforms, packaged solutions, custom applications and services. Our solutions help Enterprises and Telecommunications Service Providers quickly and easily deliver speech or touch-tone applications to automate customer and employee self-service transactions.

VoiceGenie powers some of the largest VoiceXML and VoIP deployments in the world and successfully manages millions of customer calls daily. Our customers include leading organizations such as AT&T, AIG, Air Canada, Citibank, France Telecom, Merck, Mobilkom Austria, Orange, SBC Technology, Scana, Scotiabank, Verizon, Vesta, and others. VoiceGenie partners with best-of-breed product and service providers such as Audium, BBN, Brooktrout, IBM, Intel, Loquendo, Nuance, Nuasis, Oracle, Phonetic, Rhetorical, ScanSoft/SpeechWorks, Sun, Telisma, VoiceObjects, Vocent and more. For more information, 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, New Network and TR1000 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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