|Produktinformationen - TTS|
This solution is unique in its field!
Possibility to expand the number and type of vocalized prompts:
- Reading of signposts and addresses (e.g. "Take the next exit to Hamburg." or "In 200 meters, turn left onto Madison Avenue.").
- Reading of TMC or other incoming traffic related messages.
- Reading of SMS text messages, emails, e-books or any other text stored in the navigation device or in any Bluetooth connected device.
- Personalization of messages with different prosodic styles chosen by the user (see expressivity and personalization).
- Recording vocal prompts with professional speakers.
- Application porting to new languages.
- Software maintenance and upgrades.
Specific automotive database
In response to worries about loss of quality in using TTS in navigation, Loquendo has also created a specific high quality, pre-recorded database of several hundred phrases commonly used by navigation systems.
|in 50 meters,||Suspensive|
|move into the slip road,||Suspensive|
|at the roundabout,||Suspensive|
|take the third exit.||Conclusive|
Phrases have been recorded with pronunciation either suspensive or conclusive, in order to ensure a perfect prosody when reading messages.
Speech-enabled map compliancy
Loquendo TTS now fully supports TeleAatlas® and Navteq™ SAMPA phonetic alphabets, increasing the quality of the speech rendering when reading addresses, sign posts and points of interest, in any language, leveraging on the mixed language capability.
Mixed language capability
Each Loquendo voice is able to speak any other available language! This means that, for example, our Italian voices can speak English with an Italian accent, or a French voice speak German with a French accent. This unique and patented feature is extremely useful for the reading of navigation commands and address when you are out of your home country, or simply for reading foreign street names in your home town.
Expressivity and personalization: give character to your user interface!
Loquendo is the only speech technology provider that has introduced expressive speech to the market, providing expressive cues that enable users to personalize TTS style.
This is done by simply inserting tags into the text, or even adding punctuation, without the need for new recordings. Some examples of what you can do:
|NORMAL: “For the motorway, take the second exit”|
|FORMAL: “Cough, For the motorway, I ask you to take the second exit”|
|INFORMAL: “Hey John, for the motorway, it’s the second exit, alright?"|
For entertainment purposes or to convey certain types of messages, a humorous style can also be adopted:
|HUMOUR: “Uh-oh you’ve gone the wrong way, hmm, do a U-turn as soon as possible”|
|or “Oh no! Aagh!, heavy traffic on the motorway!”|
Large language coverage, continually expanding
You can choose between 18 different languages and over 43 male and female voice personas according to your needs and preferences.
Additional languages can be planned and modified with our strategic partners in order to meet their needs.
Footprint flexibility: you choose your size!
Whether you select the 8,11, 16, 22, 32 or 44 kHz sampling rate, various compression bit rates and different sized databases are available to give you the maximum flexibility in choosing the right quality/memory trade-off according to the system's constraints.
Loquendo TTS for Automotive is available with the same voices and the same core engine on a wide range of platforms: Windows Mobile™ 6.0 (all editions), Windows Mobile™ 5.0 (all editions), Pocket PC 2003, Windows™ CE 5.0, CE.NET™ 4.2, Windows™ XP Embedded and TabletPC Edition, VXWorks, Symbian OS™ Series 60 (2nd /3rd ed.), Linux.
All these versions use the same APIs (Loquendo API, JSAPI and Microsoft SAPI) and are compliant with the international standards: SSML, IPA and SAMPA.
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