Lots of Great Stuff at Sensory! December 7th, 2010
I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had much of a chance to blog, but here are some of the exciting new products I can talk about:
Last CTIA seems like yesterday, but it was 2 months ago. At the show Motorola introduced 3 new Bluetooth accessories, all of them using Sensory TTS and speech recognition. Moto has a very clever design using cloud based TTS for email reading, cloud based VR for dictation, then Sensory on the client for the “light lifting” tasks of command and control (like answering phones) and reading caller ID.
Sensory’s Truly Handsfree Trigger continues to get rave reviews and fans. Vlingo’s WONDERFUL In Car solution is using the Sensory Trigger “Hey Vlingo”; Enustech’s “Drive N Talk” solution just added a Truly Handsfree Trigger, and AdelaVoice started shipping their “StartTalking” WITHOUT Sensory, but quickly switched over to us when they tested out our Truly Handsfree Trigger. We consider it a real KUDO to win over companies like Vlingo that have some of the best speech technologists in the universe!
We know EVERY speech company on the planet is working on a Trigger WordSpot solution to compete with Sensory’s Truly Handsfree Triggers, so we challenge them all to a shootout! We’re happy to send you our stuff if you send us yours!!!!
OH HERE’S A GREAT TOY PRODUCT….Hallmark has released Jingle the Husky Pup Interactive Storybook and Story Buddy. The basic idea is a book that comes with a plush dog that interacts while you read the story. It’s an interesting product for several reasons:
- It’s a big speech recognition hit and just in time for the holidays. It has already won several awards and is selling out in many retail outlets.
- It’s from Hallmark, which is an interesting move. Hallmark is a multi-billion dollar privately held giant, of course best known for greeting cards. This successful move into high tech speech recognition toys brings them into a new market that given the success here, will experience rapid growth.
- The speech recognition is Sensory’s new phrase spotting technology (yep, our Truly Handsfree Triggers applied in a new way.) The Jingle product marks a new use of Sensory’s technology to do MULTI-WORD phrase spotting rather than single trigger words. As the person reads the book, Jingle listens for a half dozen or more key phrases, and when those phrases are spoken, Jingle chimes in with various barks and songs.
- It’s only $24.95 at retail…pretty breakthrough pricing for an advanced speech technology product!