VoiceText for Lycos Asia’s World Cup Live Update SMS Service
June 5, 2002 – Voiceware Co., Ltd. announced today that they have supplied the most natural Text-To-Speech, VoiceText™ to Lycos Asia (http://www.lycos.com.sg) for its World Cup Live Update SMS Service.
Lycos Asia World Cup Live Update SMS Service provides subscribers with Goal by Goal Report, Penalty Scored or Missed, Red Card, Yellow Card, Substitutions and Match Status through SMS. To subscribe, users need to call 1900-912-2767 and follow the voice prompts to register for the match they want to get SMS alerts for. They are charged SGD $5 per match.
Users need to be a subscriber to a Singapore mobile network provider (either Singtel, M1 or Starhub) and own a phone which can send and receive SMS. The IVR Service will be available from May 31 to June 30, 2002. Users can call in at any time to book the matches they want SMS updates for current or advance booking of matches based on FIFA match numbers.
The IVR system is provided by Vasic Pte., Ltd. (http://www.vasic.com.sg) and live SMS Feed is provided by AFP (Agence France-Presse).
JongKwan Baek, Voiceware’s CEO states, “we are seeking closer tie with larger contents providers such as Lycos Asia to build and create markets where speech technology can play an important role, particularly in Asia.”
About Lycos Asia, Inc. (www.lycosasia.com)
Lycos Asia is a joint venture between Lycos, Inc. and Singapore Telecommunications Limited. The purpose of the joint venture aims to roll out a pan-Asian internet portal across Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India. By positioning the portal as a hub and comprehensive network of sites, Lycos Asia seeks to serve all the basic needs of its Internet visitors, acting as the home base and primary Web resource for its users.
About Voiceware Co., Ltd.(www.voiceware.co.kr)
Voiceware is the leading speech technology provider that develops and markets a speech interface for network and telephony solutions, embedded devices and PC applications. Voiceware is offering VoiceText™, high quality text-to-speech technology, VoiceEz™, natural speech recognition technology and VoiceCop™, speaker verification technology to many leading companies and administrative organs like Microsoft, IBM, Lycos Asia, Hyundai Motor, Asiana Airlines, Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, SK Securities, HeyAnita Korea and Korea Meteorological Administration. Voiceware is headquartered in Seoul, Korea and has US office in San Jose, CA. For additional information, visit www.voiceware.co.kr or send e-mail to email@example.com