A voice synthesis system from Digital that accepted serial ASCII text and converted it into audible speech. It was used in Touch-tone telephone response systems as well as for voice-output for visually handicapped users.
Compaq has led the industry in developing assistive technologies since 1983, as the first major computer manufacturer to deliver an output device -- the DECtalk system -- that assisted people with visual deficits by accepting ASCII text, and speaking rather than printing the output.
a wholly owned subsidiary of Fonix[R] Corporation (OTCBB: FNIX) specializing in embedded speech interfaces for mobile devices, handheld electronic products, and systems and processors, announces a licensing agreement to provide Fonix DECtalk text-to-speech (TTS) for two new electronic dictionaries manufactured and sold by AOnePro, a leading provider of e-dictionaries in Korea.
Compaq has led the industry in the development of assistive technologies since 1983, as the first major computer manufacturer to deliver the DECtalk system, an output device that assisted people with visual deficits by accepting ASCII text, and speaking rather than printing the output.
For example, the percentage of intelligibility for high-quality synthesizers, such as DECtalk (a high-quality form of synthetic speech manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation) in a single-word intelligibility task ranged from 81.
In the near term, we expect that revenue will continue to come from our mobile/wireless solutions based on the Fonix VoiceSuite, assistive and language learning products based on the Fonix DECTalk package, and telephony solutions based on the Speak@Me suite," explains Roger D.