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IPod Speaks With Ivonas Voices

A new version of Expressivo, software capable of reading any text with a human voice, has been launched. Expressivo version 1.3 is the first application of this type in the world to be fully integrated with iPods.

iPod supports Expressivo because the application has been integrated with iTunes — commonly available freeware for iPods. Any text read by Expressivo is automatically added to iTunes library as an audio file. Here it can be stored or copied to the player. With just one mouse click. Expressivo 1.3 makes it also easier to create audiobooks as it has new functions accelerating audio file creation process.

Expressivo’s integration with iPod is certainly good news for over a 100 million users of this most popular portable music player in the world. And for almost a million of iPhone users. Now, thanks to Expressivo, they can always have with them their favorite book or even a library and listen to it anytime, e.g. while walking or in a car. iPod with Expressivo can also help with work (e.g. reading out e-mails, RSS news or planned events from the planner) and study (e.g. reading out lectures or facilitating learning of a foreign language). Texts read by Expressivo can also be played on other MP3 players, cell phones and palmtops.

You can test Expressivo “virtual voices” in the free Text To Speech Service: http://say.expressivo.com. You just enter any text in the appropriate window. Then you choose the voice to read the text. Four voices are available, speaking three languages (English, Polish and Romanian). Then you can send the voice message which you have generated to your friends via e-mail or publish it in the Web (e.g. on a blog).

Expressivo Text Reader is powered by IVONA Text-To-Speech (TTS). The speech generation technology developed by IVO Software is regarded as one of the best in the world. In this year’s prestigious international Blizzard Challenge IVONA won acclaim confirming its success from 2006 when 135 experts chose IVONA as offering the best voice quality. To find out more about Expressivo visit http://www.expressivo.com.

Expressivo has been developed by IVO Software. Based on a proprietary technology IVO develops and implements software speaking with a human voice. Its professional products are used in business (telecommunications, customer service centers etc.) and in rehabilitation of the blind. Expressivo in turn, which has been made available recently but has already become popular enables virtually anyone to take advantage of the speech generation technology thanks to its affordable price. To find out more about IVO Software visit: http://www.ivosoftware.com.

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