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SandCherry Announces Partnerships Addressing Demand for Rapid, Cost-Effective Speech Deployment

US and European Partnerships Support Advanced Speech Services Delivery for Both Service Providers and Enterprises New York, NY (ots) - SpeechTEK - SandCherry, Inc., a provider of software for cost-effectively building and deploying advanced speech-enabled services, announces new partnerships - with US companies Apptera, Fortegra and speechvantage, as well as European companies Voxpilot, Voice Objects and 8Hertz - that address growing demand for rapid and cost-effective deployment of advanced speech services. These partnerships offer pre-packaged and customized applications solutions allowing carriers and enterprise customers to experience the revenue and efficiency benefits of speech-enabled services. "Through collaborative efforts, SandCherry and its partners are creating an environment ripe for simple and cost-effective speech deployment," said Charles Corfield, president and CEO of SandCherry. "The speech industry's maturation is underscored by the increasing number of partnerships dedicated to delivering advanced speech solutions, not just individual technologies." "SandCherry's software platforms offer the flexibility necessary to incorporate advanced speech resources into our offerings," added Jon Alcantara, Voxpilot's CEO. "By integrating Voxpilot's VoiceXML Browser into SandCherry's advanced speech platform, Voxpilot can deliver VoiceXML services which meet the specific needs of our customers." Using SandCherry's flexible software components, customers and partners have the ability to select application development, browser and speech components to use with SandCherry's award-winning SoftServer platform. Customers can choose from SandCherry's own AppDevTM VXML development tool and AppRunTM VXML browser or from the diversity of speech applications and components provided by its partners: United States - Apptera: The first provider of packaged speech applications for financial services offers a suite of highly configurable applications that quickly and affordably automate contact centers. - Fortegra: Performs custom integration and deployment of customer service and workforce management applications. - speechvantage: Offers a suite of pre-packaged and custom enterprise and departmental speech applications for the financial services, healthcare, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries that can be quickly implemented to reduce costs and improve customer service. Europe - 8Hertz (Germany): Offers the Voice Dialog Editor and custom solution integration for a variety of speech applications. - Voice Objects (Germany): Offers the VoiceObjects FactoryTM, the leading Voice Application Management System (VAMS) for the development and operation of personalized voice and DTMF applications. - Voxpilot (Ireland): Pan-European VoiceXML solutions provider, offering VoiceXML-based products and services for carriers and enterprises. "Customers today seek solutions ranging from fully pre-packaged applications to completely customized implementations they do themselves or with an integrator," added Corfield. "The flexible nature of these partnerships ensures that SandCherry has the right solutions available to suit the diverse services, needs and capabilities of any customer." About SandCherry SandCherry, Inc. (www.sandcherry.com) develops software that reduces application development, testing and deployment costs for creating or extending applications for phone and multimodal users. 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. About SoftServer™ The SoftServer™ 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. SandCherry and SoftServer are trademarks of SandCherry, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ots Originaltext: SandCherry Internet: www.newsaktuell.ch Contact: Wendy Simmons Vendeloo Incorporated Phone: +1/212-475-3738 E-mail: wendy@vendeloo.com

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