6/22/2005 - Sensory, Inc., the world leader in embedded speech technology, announced that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OS(tm). As a Platinum Partner, Sensory is extending its expertise in embedded speech recognition to the Symbian OS ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the operating system that powers today's most popular smartphones. Symbian OS is licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers.
"The release of Sensory's FluentSoft(tm) SDK for Symbian OS reflects our commitment to supporting the leading wireless handset operating system and hardware," said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. "By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, we can further expand the market for speech recognition interfaces and strengthen our relationships with users, application developers, and smartphone manufacturers."
Sensory will be able to offer Symbian OS developers an intuitive user interface using large vocabulary speaker independent recognition, continuous digit recognition, handset command and control, text-to-speech playback, and animated speech. By becoming a Symbian Platinum Partner, Sensory ensures the close integration of its speech recognition solutions with smartphones based on Symbian OS, providing simple and powerful capabilities for mobile operators looking to deploy speech applications and deliver multimedia content to mobile users.
"Sensory's years of experience with embedded speech make its technology a natural for smartphone integration," said Simon Garth, vice president of marketing, Symbian. "We are pleased to have Sensory join the Symbian Platinum Program and bring their FluentSoft SDK to the Symbian ecosystem." With the FluentSoft SDK, recognition sets can be dynamically built on the device and are created using text-based input that does not require training. Qualified Beta testers who would like to develop speech recognition applications on Symbian OS can apply for a free, single-user development-only license of the FluentSoft SDK. Contact Bruce Serpa at 408-240-1577 for more details, or email Sales@sensoryinc.com.
About the Symbian Platinum Program
The Symbian Platinum Program includes companies that have a technology or strategic position that is key to the success of mobile computing technology surrounding Symbian OS. As part of the program, Platinum Partners benefit from a range of commercial services, including technical support and joint marketing opportunities as well as privileged access to Symbian OS source code and a dedicated Partner Support team. For more information please see www.symbian.com/partners/platinum.html.
About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc., (www.sensoryinc.com) based in Santa Clara, CA, is the world leader in embedded speech technologies. Sensory is a profitable private company offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. The company's products are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including telephones, home automation, toys, remote controls, automotive, security, and learning aids. Sensory's customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden and Sony. Additional Sensory offices are located in Portland, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vienna.
About Symbian Ltd.
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset manufacturers. The following Symbian OS licensees have Symbian OS-based mobile phones in production and development: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu for NTT DoCoMo FOMA, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Over 32 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones have been sold to date. Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia (Bangalore, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo).
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