Brooktrout Telephony Interface Manager Supports Microsoft Speech Server

9/17/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing and call control products, announced its Telephony Interface Manager (TIM) for Microsoft Speech Server. Qualified software vendors and enterprise customers interested in developing their speech applications on the Microsoft Speech Server platform can join Brooktrout’s Early Access Program to start developing on the platform. Brooktrout is collaborating with Intervoice, a world leader in converged voice and data solutions to integrate the Intervoice Omvia® Voice Framework on Brooktrout’s TR1000 speech platform. Brooktrout’s TR1000 for Microsoft Speech Server is designed to be less expensive, easier to use, and to provide higher performance, delivering a 30% better ROI than competitive products.

“By bundling its TIM with the TR1000 speech processing board, Brooktrout is providing an affordable, easy-to-order solution for Microsoft Speech Server,” said James Mastan, Director of Marketing in the Speech Server product group at Microsoft. “Brooktrout will enable more customers to use Speech Server so they can leverage and extend their existing investment in Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2003 and Visual Studio .NET 2003.”

In addition to its work with Microsoft, Brooktrout collaborated with Intervoice to ensure that packaged and custom applications written to the Intervoice Omvia Voice Framework will work seamlessly on the TR1000 for Microsoft Speech Server. Intervoice will also be offering CTI and VoiceXML add-on modules that will be compatible with Brooktrout’s TR1000 platform to provide customers with a growth path to more advanced call center features.

“The Brooktrout TR1000 with TIM offers a complete set of connectivity solutions for Microsoft Speech Server,” said George Platt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Business Unit, Intervoice. “We have many customers needing a broad range of telephony boards that can scale from low density analog to single and multi-span T1 connections. In addition to partnering on development, we look forward to leveraging Brooktrout’s extensive reseller channel to jointly develop the Enterprise market.”

Microsoft Speech Server 2004, part of Windows Server System, is designed to be the most integrated, flexible and cost-effective speech platform available for large-scale enterprises as well as midsize companies interested in reaping the significant business value of speech technology.

“Brooktrout has been a trusted provider of Enterprise telephony products for twenty years and we are bringing this expertise to the Microsoft Speech Server market. By delivering our TR1000 for Microsoft Speech Server, we are making it easier and more affordable for end users and ISVs to purchase and operate the telephony platform needed to use Microsoft Speech Server”, said Eric Giler, President of Brooktrout. “Our partnership with Intervoice leverages their experience as an IVR industry leader to offer value-added enhancements for the Brooktrout solution,” said Giler.

Brooktrout’s TR1000 platform provides advanced speech recognition and improved host performance for Microsoft Speech Server giving customers better results with Speech Application Language Tags (SALT)-based telephony and multimodal applications. Brooktrout will accelerate the adoption of new IT-centric applications that support business process automation, including speech-enabled auto-attendant, sales force automation and speaker authentication.

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. The Company’s strategy is to partner with its 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 of Brooktrout, Inc.

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