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ReadSpeaker Launches New DNN Engine to Accelerate Custom Voice Development

ReadSpeaker Neural TTS Engine to be made available in October 2020

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ReadSpeaker, the most trusted, independent digital voice partner for global businesses, today unveiled ReadSpeaker Neural TTS Engine, a Deep Neural Network (DNN) engine powering the company’s voice enablement platform. With its Neural TTS Engine, ReadSpeaker can generate superior-quality speech using DNN-trained models, and produce voice solutions at a fraction of the time required by legacy offerings. The enhanced platform comes amid explosive interest among businesses to use voice technology to best engage audiences in an increasingly contactless world.


The Neural TTS Engine builds on ReadSpeaker’s foundational voice enablement platform, which today provides 90 text-to-speech (TTS), off-the-shelf voices available in 40 languages. By adding the capability to create a voice with DNN-trained models, ReadSpeaker will now be able to not only produce voice solutions faster—in six to eight weeks, versus six months—but also customize those voices to meet brands’ unique needs.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way that organizations connect with their target audiences,” said Matt Muldoon, President, North America, ReadSpeaker. “Physical interactions are being replaced with contactless ones, and brands need to quickly identify new ways to engage consumers—or risk losing market share. Custom voice is an innovative, safe solution for fostering human connection between brand and audience. With ReadSpeaker Neural TTS Engine, we allow brands to quickly develop unique, lifelike voices that can be used across various customer touchpoints. Brands can’t afford to wait on integrating custom voice into their customer engagement mix.”

The unveiling of Neural TTS Engine follows the launch of ReadSpeaker’s VoiceLab earlier this year, designed to help companies create user-centric, expressive voice interfaces. Now, ReadSpeaker makes it even easier to create compelling custom voices by leveraging DNN models that capture various aspects of voice—including speaking style, dialect and gender.

“We’ve spent the last three years building ReadSpeaker Neural TTS Engine,” said Niclas Bergstrom, CTO, ReadSpeaker. “With DNN technology, we can use less recording data to create higher-quality custom voices, as well as standard voices. This means faster development cycles, rapid ability to scale and accelerated ROI for our customers. We believe this solution will catalyze voice adoption.”

ReadSpeaker Neural TTS Engine will be available in October 2020. Due to the recent merger of ReadSpeaker’s licensing and cloud businesses, all organizations can harness the power of the Neural TTS Engine, no matter their unique applications or IT environments. For more information, visit https://www.readspeaker.com/.

About ReadSpeaker:
ReadSpeaker is the most trusted, independent digital voice partner for global brands. With more than 20 years of industry experience, ReadSpeaker offers brands sophisticated text-to-speech solutions and expert hands-on assistance to create the most engaging bespoke voice interfaces. ReadSpeaker offers both SaaS and licensed solutions to support varying channels and devices, and consistently maintains brand trust through its commitment to data privacy. To date, the company – which provides more than 40 languages and 90 voices – has created more than 10,000 digital voice interfaces for brands around the world. For more information, visit https:///www.readspeaker.ai and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Kristen Leathers
V2 Communications for ReadSpeaker
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