Brooktrout's President Wins Award for Leadership in Speech Industry

9/24/2004 - Brooktrout Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of media processing, network interface, call control and signal processing products, announced that its President, Eric Giler, was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Leaders in Speech” at last week’s SpeechTEK conference in New York. The Top 10 leaders in speech awards, sponsored by Speech Technology Magazine, are presented to individuals for outstanding accomplishments in bringing new products and services to the marketplace, and are selected by the publication’s readers.

“The Speech Solutions Award recipients for 2004 are providing the innovations and energy that are fueling the growth of the speech technology industry,” says John Kelly, publisher and editor-in-chief of Speech Technology Magazine. “Our readers have recognized Mr. Giler as a voice and speech visionary by casting their votes for him as a leader in speech.”

Mr. Giler is President and Founder of Brooktrout, Inc., where he has successfully led the company since 1984.. Mr. Giler serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Electronics Association (AeA). In addition, Mr. Giler has served on the board of the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, most recently as Chairman. Mr. Giler is a frequent speaker on topics such as The New NetworkTM, bridging the gap between voice and data, how to run a successful business, speech trends and other technology and business-related subjects. Mr. Giler holds a bachelor's of science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. As a company, Brooktrout participates as a member of The Salt and VoiceXML forums.

“I am honored to be recognized as a leader in the speech market by the very people who are developing real-world speech and voice applications,” said Mr. Giler. “At Brooktrout, we work closely with our partners, such as Microsoft, Intervoice and VoiceGenie, to ensure that together we provide best-of-breed speech solutions and continue to deliver exciting speech technology.”

At SpeechTEK, Mr. Giler delivered an industry presentation outlining his views of upcoming speech technology trends such as the move to standardized platforms like VoiceXML and SALT and the adoption of VoIP. At the show, Brooktrout announced support for Microsoft Speech Server on its award winning TR1000TM speech platform. The TR1000 allows speech application developers to streamline development, easily scale their applications via a unique single API design and deliver their products more cost-effectively than with competing speech boards.

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 Network (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, TR1000 and New Network are trademarks of Brooktrout, Inc.

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