Call Genie Inc.

Call Genie Inc.

January 04, 2007 10:34 ET

Call Genie Announces Release of EVD'TM' 5.1 in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 4, 2007) - Call Genie Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GNE) announced today that it has released the latest version of it's Enhanced Voice Directory (EVD™) software, which provides voice-enabled access to Yellow Pages listings by category and location. The Yellow Pages Group's HelloYellow™ service is now using this advanced platform.

EVD™ 5.1's primary feature is the inclusion of requisite data for cities in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. HelloYellow™ is currently "live" from Ottawa to Victoria and in every major market in between with a population of 50,000 or greater.

"Our ability to turn HelloYellow™ on in so many additional markets through a single telephone number, 310-YELO, is critical to achieving ubiquity on a national basis across Canada," according to Michael Durance, Chief Executive Officer. "The multi-city search functionality showcases us well as we also continue to talk with other Yellow Pages publishers around the world about offering a voice-enabled Yellow Pages in broad geographic markets."

Powered by advanced speech recognition and text-to-speech technology from Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), EVD 5.1 offers callers a dynamic and friendly speech-enabled experience with accurate and efficient recognition of even the largest listing databases. The solution offers industry-leading category search functionality and robust business category matching techniques for expanded locality searching. Additional features to EVD™ 5.1 include a large number of category and grammar improvements that will enhance the caller experience, as well as the introduction of SLR™, Smart Location Refinement, which builds intelligence into the application so that additional search refinement will only be asked if relevant or would make a difference in the search.

It is the Company's expectation that the HelloYellow™ service will eventually connect ready-to-spend consumers with merchants across Canada in both English and French.

About Call Genie Inc.

Call Genie's HelloYellow™ service is operational and currently being sold in the Greater Toronto Area by dialing 310-YELO. The service is the first of its kind in the world. Call Genie partnered with the Yellow Pages Group in December 2003 and began the commercialization of the service in September of 2005.

Call Genie is a provider of enhanced voice directory services. Call Genie's services include the development of interactive voice recognition applications, marketing and sales planning, operational support, and the management of related technologies and network operations center components. Call Genie is a leader in the voice sector of the interactive, local directory services market - the business of bringing together consumers and merchants. Please visit our website at

About Nuance Communications Inc.

Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for business and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications, and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share, and use documents. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit

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