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Paris, France, 2009/11/05 - The first French information service offering multi-theme search available through the internet and different communication devices, provides information thanks to Colette, a tailor-made synthesized voice created by Acapela Group exclusively for 3999.
Launched on October 13, the information service, unique in France, provides a free service to users through its website, the telephone, SMS and a dedicated iPhone application.
Professionals, the cinema, the stock exchange and weather forecasts are among the first research categories available.
Entirely based on the use of vocal solutions, 3999 offers a carefully designed vocal interface, which allows the caller to easily navigate through the services and information provided. Automatic Speech Recognition, registered voice samples and advanced speech synthesis are smartly combined to create an intuitive and natural dialog interface.
Putting its faith in Acapela Voice Factory, 3999 (3999.com) has chosen to go for its own exclusive Acapela voice, giving a unique voice persona to the service and offering to end users the highest quality speech synthesis available. The information, vocalized in real time by the Acapela voice, perfectly matches with voice recorded audio files to offer an exceptional, advanced and easy to listen audio result.
'The voice developed by Acapela exclusively for 3999 is a key element in our service approach. The quality and voice persona must be perfect because Colette will be acting as spokesperson. She will be identified as the voice of the service and deliver the information the caller is looking for. Acapela Voice Factory (acapela-group.com) was the solution to create our own unique, high quality voice' says Stéphane Médioni, General Manager of 3999.
3999’s synthetic voice provides real time weather forecasts, reads film summaries and details of shows and helps the caller find the right professional among the 4 000 000 companies already registered.
'3999 trusts Acapela Voice Factory to bring to the company quality and a perfectly conceived and created voice persona. Audio identity is strategically important to our customers in the deployment of their services and several Acapela Voice Factory voices are already being used. We are very confident about the future of Acapela Voice Factory, our voices allow companies to develop a unique voice identity, build an audio image and increase public awareness' adds Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group.