Nuance buys SVOX to Boost Voice Commands Set

Posted by at 11:16 am on June 16, 2011

Nuance gave a clue as to its future mobile plans with Apple and others on Thursday with the acquisition of SVOX. The takeover target, best known for voice commands in cars and home electronics, would spur on the effort of natural-language voice control on not just cars but smartphones and other devices.

Among the upgrades, SVOX would help with “hybrid cloud-embedded voice platforms,” Nuance said. The newcomer is equally adept at dealing with reducing echo and other sounds to improve voice recognition.

No price was mentioned for the deal, nor when the two companies expected the deal to close.

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