Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Loquendo TTS Powers First Universal Translator App with Voice and Image Processing for BlackBerry and iPhone

Loquendo TTS Powers First Universal Translator App with Voice and Image Processing for BlackBerry and iPhone

June 13, 2011

RantNetwork announces the integration of Loquendo TTS in Communilator, a voice and photo translation application for SmartPhones

Turin, Italy, and Bloomsburg, USA – Loquendo, global speech technology provider, and RantNetwork, developers of translation applications for SmartPhones, announce the integration of Loquendo TTS in the Communilator, the world’s first translation application capable of reading and translating foreign text in over 55 languages. The text is captured with the mobile phone camera and then delivered as clear, fluent speech output in 32 languages by means of Loquendo TTS.  

The Communilator provides language translation for over 3,500 language pairs and is seamlessly integrated with the user’s personal communication tools such as email and SMS. The “Communilator” will initially be launched on the iPhone and BlackBerry with Android and Windows Mobile to follow shortly thereafter. Free downloads of the Communilator will be available though links in RantNetwork’s Web site. 

Loquendo TTS is fluent, natural-sounding synthetic speech available for any device, in all environments and in the following languages: US, UK, Indian & Australian English, American Spanish, Mexican, Chilean, Colombian and Argentinian Spanish, Castilian, Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Brazilian, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Esperanto, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, German, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, French, Canadian French and Italian, in both male and female voices, with Japanese coming later in 2011.

“RantNetwork has combined its groundbreaking image capture and translation technologies with Loquendo’s multilingual Text to Speech, to develop a truly innovative app for both the BlackBerry and iPhone. The Communilator is an excellent tool for anyone who is traveling abroad, working in mixed-language environments or learning a language, as well as aiding communication between people who don’t speak the same language,” says Monica Bisacca, Loquendo Sales Manager for North America.

“After considerable research, we found Loquendo TTS voice synthesizers best able to meet the market requirements unequaled in the marketplace. Our users love the clear and precise language pronunciations and our developers appreciated the ease of use when implementing the program. Our use of Loquendo TTS has enabled the Communilator to become an essential tool for travel, international business, global social networking and for the legal, medical and academic professions. Importantly, it provides a key component of a Second Language Support program” says Kenneth Volet, CEO of RantNetwork.

About RantNetwork

Founded in 2007, RantNetwork has become the Leader in Image and Text Translation Services for the Global Communications Market. RantNetwork’s early vision of a mobile application which combines the text scanner function with machine translation technology was an industry first. The labors of that vision have given birth to Communilator, a “best of breed” solution based on the fusion of mobile, internet and machine language translation technologies incorporating the latest voice synthesizers and photo recognition technology available. For more info and a free download:

About Loquendo
Awarded Speech Industry ‘Market Leader’ for the past four consecutive years, Loquendo provides a complete range of speech technologies for server, embedded and desktop solutions – in 32 languages with 76 voices, and constantly growing - helping businesses deliver a next-generation client experience while saving them millions each year. Loquendo Embedded Technologies are innovative, easy-to-integrate solutions deployed in more than 20 million mobile and on-board navigation systems globally, as well as powering PDAs, assistive devices, virtual Web-assistants and other embedded solutions around the world. Loquendo TTS and Loquendo ASR are high-quality, high-performance technologies, also available on the Loquendo MRCP Server and VoiceXML, CCXML & SCXML platform.

Loquendo is a Telecom Italia company headquartered in Turin, Italy, with offices in the US, UK, Spain, Germany and France, and a global network of partners. For more info, and to hear Loquendo TTS for yourself, go to