UI-less, Hands Free, Mobile Speaker Training with ProfileKit

Chant liberates profile management for speech recognition applications

Los Angeles, California, August 25, 2009—Chant Inc., a leading independent software vendor of speech technology tools, announced today general availability of ProfileKit 3, a new version of its component software that enables software programs to create, delete, train, backup, and restore speaker profiles.

Now applications have the ability to quickly and easily calibrate microphones and perform speaker training for enhancing the quality of speech recognition without requiring a mouse, keyboard, or monitor. Profiles from the training can be archived and restored on demand for desktop, server, and mobile applications. ProfileKit 3 provides a common application interface for administering profiles with IBM, Microsoft, and Nuance speech technologies.

"As applications become more user- and environment-specific, it's important they adapt to their runtime environment," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "ProfileKit 3 provides developers application ready components to adapt to the user for better speech recognition quality on platforms such as Windows and Windows Mobile."

New key features and capabilities provided by ProfileKit 3 include:

  • Custom UI or UI-less speaker training and microphone calibration for administering profiles.
  • .NET 1.1, 2, 3 (WPF), and CF to support C#, Visual Basic, and Delphi Prism applications.
  • VCL components for supporting applications built with C++Builder and Delphi 2010.
  • Sun Java 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 component libraries for tools such as JBuilder 2008 and Eclipse.
  • C++ Classes for supporting traditional C++ application development.
  • PC2003, Windows Mobile 5, and Windows Mobile 6 compatible libraries.

US Pricing and Availability

ProfileKit 3 can be ordered today. ProfileKit 3 Win32 Developer Edition new user pricing is $199. ProfileKit 3 WinCE Developer Edition new user pricing is $199. ProfileKit Win32 Deployment Edition pricing is $199. ProfileKit WinCE Deployment Edition pricing is $199. For more information about features and pricing, visit www.profilekit.com.

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 www.chant.net. Getting the world talking with technology.

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.