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SandCherry and Unisys Corporation Collaborate for Delivery of Advanced Speech Services
Unisys to Offer Solutions Using SandCherry's AppRunÂ™ VXML and SoftServerÂ™ Platform to Worldwide Clientele
New York, NY (ots) - SpeechTEK - SandCherry, Inc., a provider of
software for cost-effectively building and deploying advanced
speech-enabled services, announces collaboration with worldwide IT
services and solutions company Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) for
deployment of advanced speech services that will enhance the
competitive advantage Unisys provides its clients. By deploying
advanced speech applications using SandCherry's AppDev VXML and
SoftServer platform, Unisys can offer its customers the immediate
revenue and efficiency benefits of advanced speech solutions while
providing the flexibility to readily support future applications,
technologies and service growth.
"SoftServer is one of the most comprehensive, advanced and
flexible speech platforms available," said Bill Scholz, Unisys
Architecture Director, Global Communications. "SandCherry's IP-based
products already provide the next-generation solution required for
Unisys clients across the globe."
Unisys plans to use its advanced speech application development
tools and integration capabilities in conjunction with SandCherry's
platform components to create advanced service provider and
enterprise offerings for customer service, workforce management,
voice portals and speech-enabled network services.
At SpeechTEK, the companies will jointly showcase Unisys
applications on the SoftServer platform, including:
- Service provider displays using voice dialing and voice
navigation of Internet content.
- Enterprise displays of field force automation at work.
"Unisys' global strength makes it an ideal partner in advancing SandCherry's pledge to extend applications and information beyond the Web to phone and mobile users," noted Charles Corfield, SandCherry president and CEO. "With this relationship, Unisys further demonstrates its established leadership in speech solutions and technology."
SandCherry, Inc. (www.sandcherry.com) develops software platforms
and products for extending applications to phone, mobile and
multimodal devices using speech and touch-tone. By upgrading existing
Web and telecom software technology with superior media management
and control software, SandCherry's products empower service providers
and enterprises to unleash the combined value of speech recognition
software, application servers, and media servers to deliver enhanced
services that can increase carrier revenues or reduce enterprise
costs. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the company was founded by
telecom and software industry veterans from companies including AT&T,
IBM, Lockheed Martin, Telcordia Technologies and Alcatel. For more
information about SandCherry, please visit www.sandcherry.com.
The SoftServerÂ™ platform, SandCherry's flagship product, is an
applications and media resource broker that simplifies the
integration, deployment, and management of enhanced and next-
generation services. It melds Web capabilities with traditional
technologies to provide a flexible and scalable solution meeting the
size and needs of each specific customer and easily adapting as
additional service enhancements become viable in the future. It is
this platform that allows customers to easily and cost-effectively
deliver enhanced services such as voice-enabled customer service,
voice dialing, and multimodal voice/data applications to subscribers.
As a result, service providers can quickly and cost- effectively mass
deploy these new services creating new revenue opportunities, and
enterprises can reduce costs while offering improved services.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and
solutions company. Our people combine expertise in systems
integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, server technology and
consulting with precision thinking and relentless execution to help
clients, in more than 100 countries, quickly and efficiently achieve
competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
SandCherry SoftServer and AppRun are trademarks of SandCherry,
Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.
ots Originaltext: SandCherry