TIGAL Launches VoiceGP


TIGAL Launches VoiceGP

A new family of easy to use voice recognition development tools based on Sensory's leading edge technologies.

TIGAL launches VoiceGP product family under its VeeaR brand of voice and speech recognition products. The VoiceGP family includes all of the necessary hardware and software for easy and cost effective development and implementation of speech synthesis and voice recognition capabilities to a multitude of applications.

Vienna, Austria - April, 2010 - TIGAL launched today the VoiceGP family of products under its VeeaR brand of voice and speech recognition products. The VoiceGP family includes all the hardware and software required for easy and cost effective development and implementation of speech synthesis and multi-language speaker independent and speaker dependent speech recognition capabilities to virtually any application. The product family consists of the VoiceGP Module and two Development Kits with bundled Development Software.

The VoiceGP Module is based on Sensory's RSC-4128 mixed signal processor. Its small size of 42mm x 72mm and two 28-pin connectors with 2.54mm pin spacing make it breadboard friendly and suitable for prototype boards. The module is capable of running the latest Sensory FluentChipTM core technology libraries which enable speaker dependent recognition in any language, speaker independent recognition (US/UK English, German, French, Italian, Spanish (Latin American), Japanese and Korean), Speech, DTFM Synthesis, Speaker Verification, and Record and Play. The module has 512KB of Code/Const Flash, 512KB of Serial Data Flash, 128KB External RAM, and enables full access to the I/O pins of the RSC-4X processor. It also features an expansion bus that allows fast SPI interface to MMC cards, 5 dedicated chip select outputs, 2 memory enable outputs and an 8-bit wide read-write memory bus.

The VoiceGP Development Kit includes the VoiceGP module and a Development Board that can be powered via USB, batteries or an external power supply. It also has an on-board USB / Serial adapter and programmer, on-board microphone, selectable audio output (PWM or DAC with on-board amplifier), 4 push-button inputs and 4 LED outputs for demos and fast prototypes, and an SD/SDHC/MMC compatible socket for extended storage. The bundled development software consists of an Integrated Development Environment, a tool chain with VeeSee C language code translator, VeeSee integrated C pre-processor, resource compiler and linker and VeeLoader code downloader / flash programmer. Sensory's FluentChipTM Technology Library (build tools and documentation) and Sensory's QuickSynthesis4TM software for speech and audio compression are also included. The kit is also optionally available with a user license for Sensory's Quick T2SITM software that allows quick development of Speaker Independent vocabularies from text-based input in multiple languages.

"As speech recognition interfaces are becoming increasingly popular and accurate in applications such as mobile phones and toys, more and more companies and developers are considering the implementation of speech recognition interfaces in their products. We are very pleased to be able to offer easy to use yet professional-level development tools based on leading technologies from Sensory Inc. at affordable prices to everyone." - Tiziano Galizia, Managing Director, TIGAL.

The VoiceGP Development Kits are shipped with the VoiceGP Module, VoiceGP DevBoard, Software CD and a USB Cable. The VoiceGP Module is also available separately. All products are available directly from TIGAL or your local distributor. The VoiceGP DK, VoiceGP DK-T2SI and VoiceGP Module are priced at € 149, € 299 and € 45 Euro respectively, with discounts available at higher volumes. All software tools (except QT2SI), documentation and demo videos are available online as a free download at www.veear.eu

About TIGAL TIGAL is a fast growing international distributor and manufacturer of highly innovative technological products. TIGAL's product line includes embedded Linux/Windows CE devices, M2M solutions, wireless devices, CAE/CAD, development systems and compilers, professional programmers, measurement tools, LCD and OLED displays and display modules with and without touch screen functionality, and speech recognition development tools and systems. Visit www.tigal.com for more information.

About VeeaR VeeaR is a brand of products that offers high quality and cost effective means for adding embedded voice recognition capabilities to virtually any application. The VeeaR product line offers a number of products designed to assist in development and implementation of Voice Recognition capabilities to many applications where voice command capability is desired and suitable. In addition to off-the-shelf solutions the VeeaR team offers custom solutions to meet specific needs. All VeeaR branded boards and software are designed and manufactured by RoboTech srl. Visit www.veear.eu for more information.

About Sensory, Inc. Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products. Sensory is a VC backed privately held company offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. The company's products are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including Bluetooth devices, telephones, home automation, toys, remote controls, automotive, security, and learning aids. Sensory's customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden and Sony. Sensory, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, with additional offices in Portland, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Vienna. Visit www.sensoryinc.com for more information.

For more information about VoiceGP and VeeaR product line, please visit www.veear.eu or contact Markku Riihonen at m.riihonen@tigal.com