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For Immediate Release - November 3, 2000
MacSpeech Announces Availability of iListen PR3
Bedford, New Hampshire, November 3, 2000: Macintosh speech recognition
authority, MacSpeech, Inc., announces the availability of iListen PR3, its
next generation speech recognition program. This will be the last preview
release before the final version is ready for shipping.
"iListen PR3 builds on our highly successful PR1 release, and our PR2
updater which was released last month," said MacSpeech Chief Evangelist
Chuck Rogers. "In addition to allowing the user to dictate into virtually
any Macintosh application, this release is more stable, improves accuracy,
and adds the ability to spell uncommon words or names," said Rogers.
iListen PR3 is being released as both a full installer and an updater. Only
those with an iListen PR1 CD who have already updated to PR2 will be able
to use the updater. All others can download the full installer from our web
site. "We wanted as many people as possible to take advantage of the
Preview Release in preparation for the shipping version." said Rogers.
Users with broadband Internet access can download the PR3 release from
http://www.macspeech.com. Other users can still order the PR1 CD, and
download the PR2 and PR3 updaters, to get a full PR3 release.
iListen was developed in partnership with Philips Speech Processing, using
their FreeSpeech 2000 speech engine. Philips is a global market leader in
speech recognition, natural dialogue and language understanding
iListen will be available for purchase as soon as final testing is
complete. It will sell for a suggested retail price of $169, including
either a regular audio or USB headset microphone. The software, without a
microphone, will be available for $129.
MacSpeech is a Mac-only company dedicated to producing the finest speech
products for the Macintosh.
News about MacSpeech can also be found at http://www.macspeech.com.