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Platform puts talking caller ID in handsfree apps

Posted: 05 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Multimedia Bluetooth platform? talking caller ID? hands-free solution?

CSR announced that its BlueCore5-Multimedia Bluetooth platform is now available with Rubidium's Talking Caller ID text-to-speech (TTS) application. Using Rubidium's embedded TTS technology, Bluetooth headsets and handsfree car kits based on CSR's BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon can now announce the caller's name and number, enabling users to decide whether or not to take a call.

The latest addition to CSR's eXtension Partner Programme, Rubidium's Talking Caller ID TTS uses phonetic technology designed to convert the textual information displayed on a mobile handset into a natural-sounding speech announcement. Designed to enable correct pronunciation of virtually any name, it includes a linguistic analyzer and an internal dictionary of thousands of native and foreign names.

Already incorporated into millions of products worldwide, Rubidium's Talking Caller ID technology is optimised to provide natural-speech quality whilst keeping the software and hardware footprint at an affordable size. This software has now been integrated into CSR's silicon, eliminating any need for additional hardware or BOM items.

When, later in the year, Rubidium's speaker independent speech recognition engine is also implemented into the BlueCore-Multimedia platform, products made using these technologies will provide an exceptional voice interactive, hands-free experience.

BlueCore5-Multimedia is the only single-chip Bluetooth platform with a powerful 64MIPS DSP and on-chip memory to support a host of third-party software for enhanced audio capability and expanded functionality to add increased value to mobile handsets, headsets and automotive hands-free systems.

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