Latest Developer Toolset from Chant Accelerates Speech Integration

Developer Workbench 2011 has essential tools and components for voice-enabled applications.

Los Angeles, California, September 1, 2011—Chant Inc., a leading independent vendor of speech technology tools and components, announced today availability of a new version of its flagship toolset for developing software that speaks and listens.

Chant Developer Workbench is comprised of essential tools and components for integrating speech technology. As an interactive toolset, it provides a development and testing environment for working with the component libraries and the speech technology objects they manage. Developers can manage grammars, profiles, lexicons, recognizers, synthesizers, and text-to-speech markup interactively and directly within application software they develop and deploy.

"Developers can eliminate the guesswork and uncertainty from integrating speech technology," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "With Developer Workbench 2011, developers have the tools and components to integrate grammars, lexicons, profiles, recognizers, synthesizers, and text markup for a variety of application architectures and IT infrastructures."

New key features and capabilities provided by Chant Developer Workbench 2011 include:

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking (v11), SAPI (v5.4), and VoCon 3200 (v4) APIs and features,
  • L&H BNF V2.0, W3C XML, W3C BNF, and JSGF grammar syntax support,
  • Version independent C++Builder and Delphi class libraries,
  • .NET 4.0, Silverlight, and Java 1.7 component libraries, and
  • WinCE Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment.

US Pricing and Availability

Chant Developer Workbench 2011 can be ordered today. Pricing is $999 per developer and includes the Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment, a license for GrammarKit 4, LexiconKit 4, ProfileKit 4, SpeechKit 7, and VoiceMarkupKit 4. 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 technology. Chant is the first company to provide engine-independent middleware for developing desktop, mobile, web-enabled, and telephony applications that use speech technology. For more information, please visit

Chant, SpeechKit, and Getting the World Talking with Technology are trademarks or registered trademarks of Chant Inc. All other marks are owned by their respective companies.