MACSPEECH DICTATE SHIPS TO FOUNDING ILISTEN CUSTOMERS ONLY
— New Speech Recognition Solution for the Mac Begins to Ship and is
Expected Through Various Retailers and Resellers Within Six Weeks —
SALEM, N.H., February 15, 2008 – MacSpeech, Inc. today announced that
MacSpeech Dictate 1.0, a new speech recognition solution for the Mac, began
shipping to iListen Founding Customers. Crossgrades from iListen to
MacSpeech Dictate will go into production next. New copies of MacSpeech
Dictate will go into production following crossgrades, shipping directly to
satisfying pre-orders from Macworld Expo, and then through the distributors
for various retail stores and resellers.
“MacSpeech is quickly ramping up to handle the staggering demand for
MacSpeech Dictate that followed our demonstrations at Macworld Expo in
January,” explained Andrew Taylor, president and CEO of MacSpeech, Inc.
“The release of this product will happen in deliberate steps. First we are
taking care of those whose early help brought the company to this point.”
MacSpeech Dictate is a new speech recognition product for the Mac, with
underlying speech recognition powered by the dictation technology used in
Dragon(R) NaturallySpeaking(R) from Nuance Communications, Inc. MacSpeech
Dictate delivers a Mac user experience, and conforms to behaviors already
familiar to Macintosh fans worldwide. Beyond dictation, MacSpeech Dictate
lets people perform basic navigation of their Mac and control it with their
voice using familiar commands like print, cut, copy, paste, etc.
Compatibility, Availability and Pricing
MacSpeech Dictate requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher, including Mac OS X
10.5, and requires Intel-based Macintosh hardware.
New MacSpeech Dictate solutions with a choice of headsets, will be priced
starting at US$199. Registered customers of iListen will be eligible to
purchase MacSpeech Dictate at special introductory crossgrade price of
US$79 (regularly US$99). Anyone who purchased the MacSpeech product,
iListen, in 2008, can crossgrade to MacSpeech Dictate for US$29 through
April 15, 2008.
About MacSpeech, Inc.
MacSpeech, a Mac-only company dedicated to producing the finest speech
products for Macintosh, celebrated its ten-year anniversary throughout
2007. Further information on MacSpeech can be found at