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AllLinuxDevices: Force to Support Linux On DECtalk TTS For Strongarm and Intel Devices

Oct 26, 2000, 22:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"Force Computers, a Solectron company (NYSE:SLR) and a leader in embedded computing, today announced it will support the Linux operating system on its DECtalk Text-To-Speech (TTS) speech synthesis technology for StrongARM and Intel processor-based wireless devices. By supporting DECtalk on StrongARM and Intel architecture-based platforms running Linux, Force makes the robust functionality of TTS technology available to an entirely new category of portable computing and communications applications, including personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptop computers, wireless phones and car navigation systems."

"DECtalk TTS technology offers users natural-sounding, highly intelligible speech, which transforms ordinary text into the highest quality level of speech," said Dr. Corine Bickley, Force senior speech technologist. "Linux support on DECtalk for StrongARM and Intel processors will extend TTS deeper into the wireless market for roaming Internet use, e-mail reading and other hands-free, eyes-free text-to-speech applications. Currently, DECtalk supports U.S. English, U.K. English, Latin American Spanish, Castillian Spanish and German. Going forward, Force intends to offer speech synthesis for additional European languages, as well as Asian languages."

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