Briefs: Embed dictation for wireless text unveiled

Apr 05, 2006

VoiceSignal announced the release Wednesday of a new speech interface system that allows continuous dictation of text messages for cell phones.

The VoiceMode 2.0 product is fully embedded in the phone rather than based on a server, which the New England company said can be hampered by network-related delays and drops.

VoiceMode 2.0 is designed for a wide range of limited-memory wireless phones and can be applied to e-mail and calendar functions as well as text messaging.

The unveiling came a day after another Boston-area company, Nuance Communications, announced in Las Vegas that it had developed an embedded continuous dictation solution for short-messaging systems called Dragon Mobile Dictation. Nuance said using Dragon was five times faster than writing a text message on a keyboard and doesn't require the speaker to pause between words so the system can keep up.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Cheaper, more powerful VR system for engineers

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

EDAG car with textile skin set for Geneva show

5 minutes ago

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 is the EDAG Light Cocoon. This is promoted as a new dimension for lightweight construction, a sportscar with a textile outer skin panel. The EDAG Light Cocoon ...

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

12 minutes ago

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?

Sony emails show a studio ripe for hacking

25 minutes ago

In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, ...

Q&A: Drones might help show how tornados form

2 hours ago

(AP)—Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning how tornados form.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.