June 5, 2008 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Amsterdam - Acapela Group and AssistiveWare today announced the discontinuation of Acapela Group's Speechissimo text-to-speech solution with cross-grade offers to Infovox iVox and GhostReader.
In 2003, Speechissimo was the first multilingual text-to-speech solution for Mac OS X capable of reading text copied onto the clipboard with natural sounding voices.
Fast-forward to 2008. Acapela Group and AssistiveWare's partnership has resulted in two products with even higher quality voices, a greater range of languages and more features: Infovox iVox voices that can be used by any speech-using Mac OS X application in the same way as Apple's built-in voices; GhostReader, which can read documents and selected text in many languages and even convert text to iPod and iPhone-ready audiobooks.
Registered Speechissimo users can cross-grade with a discount of 20% for a limited time to GhostReader (normal price 39.95 euro/USD excluding VAT) or, outside North America only, to an Infovox iVox plus GhostReader bundle (normal price starting at 109 euro/USD excluding VAT). These offers run until 4th August 2008 and are only available for direct purchase through AssistiveWare's online store.
To apply for a discount coupon registered users of Speechissimo should fill out a web form. For more information, fully-functional downloadable demos and to listen to samples of the voices please consult the product pages.
AssistiveWare is the worldwide leader in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X that gives people back their lives. This includes award-winning KeyStrokes(R) and TouchStrokes(R) virtual keyboards, SwitchXS(R) scanning on-screen keyboard, LayoutKitchen(R) panel editor, and Proloquo(R) multi-purpose speech solution.
Acapela Group gives a voice to all your products and services. We invent voice solutions to give the say to content and enrich user interfaces in a natural and intuitive way based on our comprehensive technologies. Navigation, Interactive Voice Response, Accessibility solutions, E-learning, Talking Web, Audio-books, are amongst the first applications that learned how to benefit from the advantages of text to speech. Acapela, a key player in voice technologies with 25 years of experience, offers substantial and proven solutions adapted to your activity, and presents a complete range of products, services and expertise. In 25 languages and over 50 voices.