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VoiceText Brings Automated Interactive Announcements to Life

Fremont, CA - August 11, 2003 - NeoSpeech, a provider of speech technologies for hand-held, desktop and network/server applications, today announced that VoiceShot, LLC has selected NeoSpeech's Text-to-Speech product, VoiceText™, to power its interactive voice alert and notification services for Web sites. VoiceShot is a provider of Web-based interactive outbound and inbound call services for SOHO, corporate, political and non-profit communities. Its selection of VoiceText enables VoiceShot to provide natural sounding, automated alerts and notifications that are immediately delivered, and incorporate vital and time sensitive information for its customers in the service industry.

"As a service provider, we realized that voice communication has great advantages over other types of communication," said Mark Schwartz, head of technology for VoiceShot. "By incorporating NeoSpeech's technology into our offering, our customers are able to send life-like automated appointment reminders and notifications for everything from doctor appointments to power outages. The voice quality on these announcements is unparalleled."

VoiceShot's Outbound and Developer services enable companies to easily send alerts, notifications, reminders and informational phone calls from their own applications and Web sites. Dynamically created text is passed from the customer's application to VoiceShot, and is then read to the call recipient with Text-to-Speech over the telephone. NeoSpeech's VoiceText product enables the customer to control the gender, pitch, speed and volume of the voice used.

"We are pleased VoiceShot selected NeoSpeech's VoiceText product to power automated interactive announcements for its customers," said Lin Chase, CEO of NeoSpeech. "This technology provides the reliability and quality critical to the service industry, ensuring VoiceShot's customers have the best possible user experience."

NeoSpeech's VoiceText is the only product of its kind of offer the same high quality voices across all different footprints and across all major platforms. VoiceText generates natural-sounding voices from test input and offers the same Text-to-Speech solution across hand-held, desktop, laptop and network/server applications, while supporting a broad range of industry standard operating systems. Available in several languages, VoiceText can process any size or type of text, from reading test questions to complete news stories to personal e-mail, delivering the highest level of accuracy and quality.

About NeoSpeech

NeoSpeech, Inc. is a leading provider of speech-enabled solutions based on a suite of best-of-breed core capabilities in speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, and voice animation. The company offers flexible, innovative products for the mobile, enterprise, entertainment and education markets. The privately-held company, headquartered in Fremont, California, is backed by Voiceware Co., Ltd of Korea. Visit for more information on NeoSpeech products, solutions and services.

About VoiceShot

VoiceShot provides Web-based voice services, which include interactive outbound calling initiated from the Web, enhanced toll free inbound auto attendant services managed from the Web, and voice developer services. The company offers instant access to all of its services from its Web site at For more information on VoiceShot and its services, visit the company's Web site.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Deitsch
for NeoSpeech public relations