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12th April 2000

Vocalis Speech Recognition Integrated with Natural Microsystems' Telephony Architecture

Vocalis, the international speech technology Group, is pleased to announce a partnership alliance with Natural Microsystems, (NMS), a leading manufacturer of components for the telecommunications industry. Vocalis have integrated Vocalis SpeechWare Advanced Speech Recognition (ASR) technology with the NMS telephony interface.

Vocalis' core Advanced Speech Recognition (ASR) technology, Vocalis SpeechWare, is available for integration with 3rd party applications. By joining forces with NMS, Vocalis will be able to directly offer this technology to the NMS developer community, enabling them to deploy applications, that use speech recognition, to market much quicker.

Vocalis SpeechWare is the state of the art Advanced Speech Recognition (ASR) technology developed by Vocalis, offering both software and hardware based variants for integration with third party application. Vocalis SpeechWare combines powerful ASR functionality with extremely high density and scalable architecture. This allows telephony operators, system integrators and other OEMs to integrate ASR facilities into their networks and products very cost effectively.

Mike Williams, Business Development Director at Vocalis, comments: "We are happy to be working with NMS on a global basis. Our complementary technologies will offer the market a high quality complete ASR solution. This will facilitate the development of innovative and robust applications using the most natural interface - speech."

Anne Simoneau, Senior Product Manager of NMS, adds, "It is important that the speech recognition technology incorporated within our products and services is well proven in the telecommunications market, as Vocalis SpeechWare is with systems deployed worldwide".

"ASR technologies today are very demanding in terms of processing power and memory Vocalis SpeechWare and NMS hardware combined will deliver a robust and efficient offering to the market."

About Vocalis

Vocalis works with organisations to create contact centre solutions that build the organisations business and brands. These solutions can turn your contact centre from a cost to a profit centre by ensuring it builds your brand, helps your business be more competitive, and increases customer loyalty through more effective and efficient service. Vocalis was formed in 1993, is publicly traded on FTSE Stock Market and has been listed since July 1996. Vocalis brings back the reassurance of the most personal human touch in business - putting voice to work.

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