Chant Enables RAD of 64-bit Speech-Enabled Applications

64-bit tools and components accelerate development of voice controlled software

Los Angeles, California, July 26, 2010—Chant Inc., a leading independent software vendor of speech technology tools, announced today general availability of Windows 64-bit editions of its software line for rapidly integrating speech technology with 64-bit applications.

Now developers have the ability to quickly and easily add speech recognition and speech synthesis (text-to-speech) capabilities to 64-bit applications. New 64-bit editions of Chant Developer Workbench, GrammarKit, LexiconKit, ProfileKit, SpeechKit, and VoiceMarkupKit provide common application interface for Acapela, Cepstral, Microsoft, and Nuance 64-bit speech technologies.

"As 64-bit platforms become more common among end users, 64-bit applications can leverage the power these platforms offer," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "The Chant 64-bit editions provide developers application ready components for a fast and easy way with minimal coding effort to integrate speech technology that leverages 64-bit technologies available on platforms such as Windows 7."

New key features and capabilities provided by Chant 64-bit editions include:

  • Speech API support for Acapela BabTTS, Cepstral SWIFT, Microsoft SAPI 5.3+, and Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
  • Common .NET class libraries for applications deployed as CPU ANY, X64, or X86.
  • Sun Java 1.6 component libraries for 64-bit java runtime.
  • C++ Classes for supporting 64-bit C++ application development.
  • ActiveX component libraries for 64-bit COM development.
  • Web script safe component libraries for IE 64-bit.

US Pricing and Availability

Chant 64-bit editions can be ordered today. Win64 Developer Editions new user pricing is $199. Win64 Deployment Edition pricing is $199. 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 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.