Chant Keeps the World Talking with Technology with Latest Toolset

Chant's new speech utility suite empowers speech-enabled application developers with essential tools

Los Angeles, California, November 29, 2007—Chant Inc., the leading independent vendor of speech technology components and tools, announced today availability of new 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 no longer have to write custom software to test their applications," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "With Developer Workbench, the tools provide an effective way to create, edit, and test grammars, lexicons, profiles, recognizers, synthesizers, and text markup necessary to improve speech recognition accuracy and enhance the playback quality of speech synthesis. This should accelerate the development cycle and enhance the quality of software that speaks and listens," emphasizes Earle, "which is critical to broadening the adoption of voice-enabled solutions."

US Pricing and Availability

Chant Developer Workbench 2007 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.