Cisco Nuance Vocalizer - ( v. 5.0 ) - license - Product Details
Creating audio output for any automated phone system can be a complex and challenging task when you consider the prospect of recording every prompt. And while the promise of text-to-speech engines is to eliminate the need for recordings, sometimes recorded prompts are better suited to the task. Until now, the ideal scenario - combining recordings and computer generated speech - has presented its own challenges. That changes with the introduction of Nuance Vocalizer 5, the complete spoken output engine.Vocalizer 5 handles all application audio, including both static recordings and dynamically generated prompts. By incorporating static recordings into Vocalizer's speech database, it can seamlessly blend them with computer-generated speech where appropriate. Callers hear a seamless ?ow of speech, free from undesirable artifacts such as clicks and gaps that surface when using separate systems for playback of recordings and for computer generated speech.In addition to improving the user experience, Vocalizer 5 simplifies application development effort by eliminating the need to write custom code to mix and match recordings with computer generated speech. Now, an application can just send text to Vocalizer 5 and it will determine whether to use pre-recorded prompts, dynamically generated speech or a combination of the two.Vocalizer 5 advances the state of the art in automated speech output. In addition to the ability to gracefully blend static and dynamic speech output, Vocalizer 5 features enhanced speech quality and accuracy through optimized text processing, more comprehensive pronunciation dictionaries and, in many languages, complete voice refreshes.