Conversational Voice Access to Connected Services across All Your Devices
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2011 — VoiceBox(R) Technologies Corp., the award winning innovator of Conversational Voice technology today announced that it has partnered with Pioneer in its recently launched PAIS (platform for the aggregation of internet services). PAIS is a voice-controlled device portal that dramatically simplifies device connectivity to the myriad connected services for auto, tablet, smartphone, and television manufacturers and offers a consistent way to provide consumers access to maps and routing, local search, social networking, music and radio, video and TV, contacts, calendar, and weather from multiple content providers.
VoiceBox(R) is based on patented technology that determines context and intent from free form speech to dynamically satisfy voice commands. Conversational Voice allows applications to go beyond the current model of individual, stand-alone voice commands to capabilities like follow-up questions and the ability to manage multiple topics. Such features create less of a single command/query experience and more of an exploratory, conversational experience with information and content.
For consumers, the PAIS API allows their devices to access and share information more seamlessly, with the convenience of VoiceBox(R) voice control, making them more useful as a part of everyday life, whether at home or on the road; at work or play. Consumers gain the simplicity of single account/login across all of their PAIS-enabled devices, more useful mashups of the information that is most important to them, and consistent access to key content and services regardless of device.
The initial release of PAIS features services that millions of consumers are already familiar with – natural language voice recognition from VoiceBox(R) Technologies Inc., up-to-date weather reports from AccuWeather.com(R), restaurant recommendations and local search from Yelp, travel and event local search from Wcities, social networking from Facebook and Twitter, Internet radio from Slacker and Tuner2, productivity from Google Calendar, and more. Pioneer will be adding additional content and service providers in the coming months.
“We are delighted to have expanded our relationship with Pioneer to PAIS, a terrific example of how VoiceBox provides on-the-go access to both traditional and cutting-edge information and applications,” said Mike Kennewick, VoiceBox’s CEO.
About VoiceBox Technologies
VoiceBox provides Conversational Voice technology that lets people find content and services as well as control their devices using everyday speech. Patented, award-winning innovations provide a uniquely flexible, conversational user experience. Its hybrid embedded-server architecture allows VoiceBox to serve customers across the automotive, mobile device and home electronics markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Customers include Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), Pioneer, Magellan and iPhone applications. Visit www.voicebox.com.
About Pioneer Corporation
Pioneer Corporation, headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, is a leading global manufacturer of consumer and business-use electronics products such as audio, video and car electronics. Its shares are traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 6773). For more information please visit http://pioneer.jp
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Victor Melfi 425-968-7970