Latest Developer Toolset from Chant Offers Developers New Insights

Chant releases Developer Workbench 2008 that arms developers with essential tools for developing voice-enabled applications

Los Angeles, California, July 1, 2008—Chant Inc., a leading independent vendor of speech technology components and tools, 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 developing software that speaks and listens. 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 their development efforts," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "With Developer Workbench 2008, a Certified for Windows Vista toolset, developers have greater insight into how grammars, lexicons, profiles, recognizers, synthesizers, and text markup can optimally perform in a variety of application architectures. The possibilities are unlimited for developing and testing various application scenarios," emphasizes Earle, "which is paramount in adopting and integrating speech technology in our constantly evolving IT infrastructures."

US Pricing and Availability

Chant Developer Workbench 2008 can be ordered today. Pricing is $899 per user and includes the Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment, a license for GrammarKit 2, LexiconKit 2, ProfileKit 2, SpeechKit 5, and VoiceMarkupKit 2 Win32 Developer Editions (component libraries), and release updates for one year. 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.