Bedford, NH, August 16th, 2002: Macintosh speech recognition authority
MacSpeech, Inc. today announced the release of iListen 1.5, the latest
incarnation of its popular speech recognition program.

This is the first Mac OS X version of iListen, including its renowned
TalkAnywhere dictation technology, which converts spoken words to text
directly into almost any Mac application.

This release of iListen delivers several new features and in addition it
runs on both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. iListen is the only Speech Recognition
product that allows you to share profiles between both operating systems.

We are also bringing a Productivity enhancement to the platform for the
first time – Transcription. “Using a Digital Voice Recorder to record some
audio for later transcription is an incredible time saver”, said MacSpeech’s
Donald MacCormick. “iListen’s ability to read audio from AIFF and WAV files
and put the recognized text directly into almost any application is

iListen 1.5 builds on its reputation for ease of use, by adding a new Dock
Menu for Mac OS X that makes iListen’s main functions just a single click

iListen 1.5 includes the following enhancements:

– Runs on Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.5 or greater
– Improved Recognition performance
– Transcription support
– Playback in Correction
– Shared profiles between Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.
– New iListen Dock menu for Mac OS X.
– Improved stability and reliability

The upgrade is available immediately to registered users on the company’s
web site for $39.95. Purchasers of previous versions of iListen, since June
1st, 2002 will receive the upgrade for free. iListen 1.5 is available for
sale from the company’s online store and most fine Resellers.

The International English version of iListen 1.5 is also available
immediately through MacSpeech in the UK. More information can be found at
the company’s European web site at

MacSpeech, Inc.
3 Executive Park Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
Phone (603) 626-5111