MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2016) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered a new partnership with Nuance Communications, Inc. ("Nuance"), a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers, for the integration of Nuance's powerful Dragon speech recognition solution with the VIQ digital capture and management workflow.
"Nuance is an established global leader in advanced speech recognition solutions and we're delighted to partner with them to provide an integrated digital capture, management and transcription workflow that specifically targets our high-growth markets," said Sebastien Paré, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions. "With sophisticated speech recognition platforms designed specifically for the medical, law enforcement and legal markets, and a tireless focus on digital security and privacy that matches our own, Nuance is the ideal partner for VIQ."
"VIQ's integration of Dragon speech recognition technology delivers a powerful solutions for its customers - allowing them to be more efficient and accurate in their documentation, so they can focus on what matters - public safety," said Peter Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon.
VIQ Solutions also announced today that the Company has been awarded a new contract with the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, police force using the integrated Nuance workflow.
With this win, over 40 law enforcement and public safety agencies around the world are using the secure VIQ law enforcement digital capture and management platform.
"As law enforcement agencies turn to new digital technology to capture and manage incident audio and video, the VIQ Dataworxs footprint continues to grow as our experience and expertise is recognized," said Sebastien Paré. "VIQ's emphasis on mobility, flexibility and security, combined with speech recognition through partners like Nuance, makes the VIQ platform an unbeatable choice for police departments around the world."
The powerful VIQ Dataworxs solution enables Cedar Rapids officers to dictate incident or field reports via landlines, mobile phones, or interactively on workstations for secure anytime, anywhere capture, including during patrol.
The secure technology routes the voice files through a sophisticated workflow to a fully integrated Nuance speech recognition engine for automated transcription. Nuance provides a library specifically designed for law enforcement, improving reporting detail and accuracy.
Officers and others authorized can review transcripts via the author web portal. The transcripts are automatically encrypted and stored securely in a format compatible with the department's records management system.
"The VIQ Dataworxs voice management system instantly provides an immediate boost to Cedar Rapid's productivity by digitizing their incident capture procedures and automating their transcription and storage requirements via the integrated Nuance speech recognition engine," said Daryl Duda, VIQ Dataworxs Vice President of Sales and Business Development. "The sophisticated digital workflow capability enables the Cedar Rapids police department to streamline their incident reporting and reduce paperwork for officers and staff."
"The Cedar Rapids Police Department is fortunate to have this up-to-date technology that improves the efficiency of police officers. It is important to have accurate information in a timely manner that can be both processed and retrieved," added Greg Buelow of the Cedar Rapids City Manager's Office. "Information is invaluable and we are pleased to have VIQ Solutions as a partner in providing accessibility to police records."
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About VIQ Solutions Inc.
VIQ Solutions is the leading technology and service platform provider for digital evidence capture and content management. Our secure modular software allows customers to onboard the VIQ platform at any stage of their organization's digitization, from the capture of digital content from video and audio devices through to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems. VIQ's technology leads the industry in security, meeting the highest international standards for digital/cyber security and privacy, including military and medical regulations.
Our solutions are in use in over 20 countries with tens of thousands of users in over 200 government and private agencies including law enforcement, immigration, medical, legal, insurance, courts, transportation and transcription service providers. VIQ also provides end to end transcription services to several large government agencies through our Australia-based reporting and transcription partners. VIQ operates worldwide with partners like security integrators, audio-video specialists, and hardware and data storage suppliers. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else. For more information about VIQ Solutions, please visit www.viqsolutions.com.
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