SOURCE: Fonix Corporation

February 23, 2009 09:15 ET

Fonix Software Available in Ubisoft®'s Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.™ Video Game

Ubisoft's Upcoming Release of Tom Clancy's HAWX Brings Fonix Voice Recognition Technology Into the Cockpit

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Fonix Speech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fonix Corporation (OTCBB: FNXC), specializing in embedded speech interfaces for mobile devices, handheld electronic products, video game systems and processors announced today that Ubisoft's highly anticipated video game Tom Clancy's HAWX will feature Fonix VoiceIn™ technology. VoiceIn is the voice command interface for verbal commands in the cockpit of the aircrafts featured in the thrilling HAWX game.

Available in March 2009, Tom Clancy's HAWX lets you take the throttle of over 50 of the world's most famous aircrafts and dogfight over realistic modern landscapes. With support from satellite provider GeoEye®, Tom Clancy's HAWX goes supersonic with its authenticity and breathtaking graphics. Fonix VoiceIn commands allow players to control the plane functions using voice commands.

"Ubisoft is excited to follow up the success of using Fonix VoiceIn software in Tom Clancy's EndWar and incorporate the cutting-edge technology into Tom Clancy's HAWX," states Vincent Greco, worldwide technical coordinator at Ubisoft. "Our development team continues to be impressed with the software's convenient interface and simple application integration, and we believe that players will enjoy the added gameplay experience that VoiceIn provides HAWX."

Ubisoft is an international publisher of interactive entertainment products including computer and console-based video games. Fonix VoiceIn technology is being utilized by Ubisoft in various Tom Clancy games. HAWX will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system from Sony, as well as Windows-based PC. HAWX will be released in English, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Spanish.

"Ubisoft is an international leader in producing innovative video games and we're excited to feature real-life interaction with Fonix VoiceIn technology in Tom Clancy's HAWX," says Steve Jones, Fonix sales executive. "We have supported Ubisoft to expand the user experience and provide voice recognition capabilities in HAWX."

"The realism of the 3d satellite imagery embedded in the gameplay married with the authentic voice commands, pulls the player into the game for a full immersion experience," says Mark Brender, GeoEye's vice president for marketing.

The recently released Fonix VoiceIn Game Edition 5.1 software allows for voice command interface across multiple platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation®3, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, PC, and iPhone games. For more information about Fonix Speech solutions, visit www.fonixspeech.com or call (801) 553-6600 and say "Sales."

For more information go to www.fonixspeech.com or call (801) 553-6600 and say "iSpeak support," or "sales" for demos, availability and pricing.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 928 million euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Fonix

Fonix Corporation (OTCBB: FNXC), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, currently operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fonix Speech, Inc., an innovative speech recognition and text-to-speech technology company. Fonix Speech embeds its voice solutions primarily in mobile/wireless devices and interactive video games, providing a platform for natural human interaction. Fonix Speech enables developers and manufacturers to speech-enable their devices and systems. In addition to aggressively driving the organic growth of its business, Fonix intends to continue its strategic acquisition initiative. Visit www.fonix.com for more information, or call (801) 553-6600 and say "Sales."

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