NEW YORK (SpeechTEK 2012)—Millions of people are enrolled in voice biometric systems or solutions that use voiceprints to ensure fraud prevention, and companies that are using such systems are finding additional benefits, including improved customer care and customer satisfaction.
Mergers and acquisitions have played a significant role in the selection of this year's Star Performers. In fact, three out of the four recipients were selected largely because of their smart pairings, which will yield multimodal self-service technologies and speech-enabled clinical documentation solutions suitable for government-mandated health records. The fourth company deserves recognition not only for earning this award on its own merit, without an acquisition, but for the intended goal of the company—to help law enforcement agencies crack down on crime using speech technology.
SpeechPro announced the release of SIS II, the newest version of its SIS forensic audio analysis software. SIS has long been a mainstay with private and government audio analysis experts around the world and is used in 36 countries. SIS II not only represents the latest advancements in forensic audio processing capabilities, but also includes new analysis and processing tools, as well as features designed to improve productivity and plug-in modules for biometric matching and audio recording authentication.
One of the metrics for maturity of an emerging technology is the formal introduction of packaged products of services. It was gratifying to note that three members of the voice biometrics community made significant additions to their offerings in the past week. Two of them were formally unveiled at Voice Biometrics Conference-NYC.
Watch the video interview with SpeechPro President Alexey Khitrov on the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo which was held in Tampa, Florida on September 27-29th. Supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the Biometrics Consortium Conference is focused on Biometric Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce.