Latest Developer Toolset from Chant Accelerates Speech and NUI Integration

Developer Workbench 2014 has essential tools and class libraries for integrating speech and natural user interface technology.

Los Angeles, California, July 8, 2014—Chant Inc., a leading independent vendor of speech and natural user interface technology tools and class libraries, announced today availability of a new version of its flagship toolset for developing software that speaks, listens, and interacts with users.

Chant Developer Workbench is comprised of essential tools and class libraries for integrating speech and NUI technology. It provides an IDE for developing and interactively testing speech and natural user interface technologies. Developers can manage conversations, grammars, movement, profiles, lexicons, speech, and text-to-speech markup directly within application software they develop and deploy.

"Developers can eliminate the guesswork and uncertainty from integrating speech and natural user interface technology," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "With Developer Workbench 2014, developers can easily integrate speech recognition, speech synthesis, and movement tracking for a variety of application architectures and IT infrastructures."

New key features and capabilities provided by Chant Developer Workbench 2014 include:

  • Expanded TTS API support: Acapela NSC, CereProce CereVoice, and Nuance Vocalizer Expressive,
  • Multi-tasking batch queue manager for high volume transcription and synthesis,
  • Persisting movement data for editing and analytics,
  • Command ID support in speech recognition command vocabularies, and
  • Grammar, lexicon, markup, and VoiceXML editing with automatic schema validation.

US Pricing and Availability

Chant Developer Workbench 2014 can be ordered today. Pricing is $999 per developer and includes the Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment, a license for GrammarKit 5, KinesicsKit 2, LexiconKit 5, ProfileKit 5, SpeechKit 8, VoiceMarkupKit 5 and VoiceXMLKit 2. For more information about features and pricing, visit

About Chant

Chant Inc. is a leading provider of software and services that help organizations gain competitive advantage with speech and natural user interface technology. Chant is the first company to provide engine-independent middleware for developing desktop, embedded, and telephony applications that use speech and NUI technology. For more information, please visit

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