|Industry||Speech Processing, Natural Language Processing|
|Founded||2000 (GmbH), 2001 (AG)|
|Key people||Martin Reber, (CEO)|
|Products||Speech Recognition (ASR), Speech Output (TTS), Speech Dialog|
- For the Canadian media company, see S-VOX.
SVOX is an embedded speech technology company founded in 2000 and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. SVOX was acquired by Nuance Communications in 2011. Company’s products included Automated Speech Recognition (ASR), Text-to-Speech (TTS) and Speech Dialog systems, with customers mostly being manufacturers and system integrators in automotive and mobile device industries.
In 2002 Siemens Mobile Acceleration (Smac) invested into SVOX.
Later, as the market for Personal Navigation Devices and smartphones developed, the company started to supply those markets as well. In 2008 SVOX released Pico, a small-footprint TTS system optimized for mobile phones.
- destination entry and voice directions in turn-by-turn navigation systems;
- voice dialing and caller ID announcement in mobile phones and in-car telematics systems;
- Point of Interest (POI) output and traffic information in navigation systems (PND and in-car).
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