IVONA Unveils New Voices and Languages, Further Expanding Industry Leading Text to Speech Offering

By Ivona Software, PRNE
Sunday, February 13, 2011

BARCELONA, Spain, February 14, 2011 - IVONA Text to Speech, an award winning developer and provider
of Text To Speech (TTS) technology, announced today that it has again
extended its platform of available voices to include American Spanish,
Castilian Spanish, French and German. The new voices are built on the
company's latest and most advanced Text To Speech platform, IVONA 2, which
leverages the company's BrightVoice technology to create voices that deliver
the most accurate and natural expression of accents and words in any selected
text, from sentences to web pages to articles and even entire books.

The new voices will complement the existing suite of multiple
American English, British English, Polish and Romanian voices to reach a
wider audience of European and American users. As a result, businesses,
application developers and anyone in need of high quality, natural-sounding
Text To Speech capabilities can now have access to an even wider array of
voices, languages and accents from the trusted TTS leader.

"Application developers, mobile device manufacturers, mobile
service providers, IVRs and any customer service companies that want to
incorporate Text To Speech want voices that are not only of human sound, tone
and quality but also capable of speaking to their users and customers in
their native tongue," said IVONA CEO, Lukasz Osowski. "For this reason, we
continue to expand our suite of languages and accents to ensure that IVONA
continues to be the singular TTS resource for any business or developer."

The IVONA 2 Text To Speech engine is the company's newest and
most advanced speech synthesizer, creating smooth and natural voices with
crystal clear sound. IVONA intelligently interprets dates, addresses,
numerals, abbreviations, accents, intonation and other complicated language

Osowski continued, "The IVONA 2 platform is the most
sophisticated Text To Speech platform in the market today and allows anyone
looking to deploy a TTS service an expressive voice that is pleasing to the
ear and easy to understand."

The company will continue to work on expanding its suite of
voices and languages in the months ahead. Visit
www.ivona.com/voiceslist to sample recordings of all IVONA languages
and voices. IVONA will also be showcasing all of its TTS voices and
languages, as well as other products for mobile applications developers, at
Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona February 14-18 at Booth #2A11.

About IVONA(R) Text To Speech

IVONA is widely recognized and awarded as the highest-quality,
most natural-sounding TTS system in the world. IVONA develops technology
which can be used to voice content for individuals and businesses in
applications ranging from corporate websites, to telecommunications, to
Speech Cloud services which enable companies to implement custom voice
applications. IVONA TTS technology can be delivered via Speech Cloud, as an
"on premise" solution, or embedded into personal devices. In support of its
long-standing commitment to accessibility, the Company works closely with
leading global organizations supporting the blind and visually impaired,
including the Royal National Institute for Blind and the DAISY Consortium.


For more information please contact: Michal Rybak, IVONA Text To Speech, e-mail: ivona at ivona.com, phone: +1-678-367-6206, +48-693212122

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