Plantronics Delivers Enhanced Voice Recognition with Nuance and Expressware
PLANTRONICS, NUANCE AND EXPRESSWARE TOGETHER POWER SUPERIOR SPEECH RECOGNITION
CeBIT, Hanover, Germany – 6th March 2012 – Today, Plantronics Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is excited to announce its partnership with Nuance Communications, Inc, a leading provider of speech solutions and value-added reseller Expressware to deliver superior voice recognition and improved usability for business professionals. This is the first Smart App available in EMEA from Plantronics, which uses contextual intelligence to enhance speech recognition.
SMART SENSORS FOR SIMPLY SMARTER COMMUNICATIONS™
VoxEnable™ is a Smart App from Expressware that brings contextual intelligence to Nuance’s Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software using the Smart Sensor technology in Plantronics’ intelligent Voyager® PRO UC SmartSet to deliver superior speech recognition.
Simply by putting the SmartSet on, speech recognition is automatically activated. When the SmartSet is taken off, speech recognition is set to sleeping. This intuitive functionality allows office-based and mobile professionals to be more efficient and productive in their day-to-day tasks.
“The high quality audio input and excellent noise cancelling that Plantronics headsets deliver, leads to increased accuracy and a richer user experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Plantronics Smart Sensor technology allows us to add contextual intelligence into communications, delivering a seamless and intuitive user experience when combining Dragon NaturallySpeaking and the Plantronics Voyager PRO UC.” said George Khater, Senior Director, Product Management & Product Marketing, Nuance Communications Inc.“The capability for a user to control Dragon by simply putting on or removing their headset takes the overall user experience to a whole new level.”
INDUSTRY LEADING AUDIO QUALITY FOR ENHANCED SPEECH RECOGNITION
The Plantronics Voyager PRO UC SmartSet delivers world-class noise-cancellation with AudioIQ2, its award-winning digital signal processing technology, and unmatched inbound audio quality to ensure every word is heard on both sides of a conversation. Business professionals can now use their voice as the next natural interface to perform almost any task on the computer.
“VoxEnable™ together with Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows users to command software simply by speaking – including opening, creating and editing documents and emails, to creating mind maps and interacting via instant messenger tools.” said Ian Bourne, Director at Expressware. “When used together with the intelligence of the Voyager PRO UC, Plantronics’ industry-leading audio quality optimises speech recognition for improved accuracy and even faster performance”