SOURCE: Lexifone Inc.

Lexifone Inc.

December 18, 2014 18:47 ET

Lexifone's New Automatic Voice Interpretation Service Changes the Way the World Does Business

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 18, 2014) - Lexifone's new automatic voice interpreter service is the first of its kind, allowing for a fluid conversation for users, despite language barriers. This global product, being exhibited at The International CES event in Las Vegas in January, delivers in-call translations on any landline or mobile device, letting users communicate with others who speak a different language. This tool will change interactions across the planet and the way the world does business, both over the phone, and face-to-face.

The voice user experience is equivalent to having a third party human interpreter on the line, except the translation is machine-based. For example, a Spanish-speaking customer will call a special local access number published by a French business they are trying to contact for the call. This unique number will be set to understand Spanish on one end, and French on the other. Once the Spanish-speaking caller dials this number, he or she will be made aware that the call will be automatically translated once it is routed to the French business. When answered on the receiving end, the French business will be made aware that the call is being automatically translated in Spanish on the customer's end. Once both parties are prompted with this message, the phone connection is made, allowing both sides of the call to speak their native languages, while Lexifone translates for both parties. During the conversation, both sides of the call will hear both the original voice and the translation coming from the other end.

While the system supports free speech, or "natural language," an advanced feature is also available to this service that allows each business to personalize and enhance accuracy by "teaching" Lexifone its own custom sentences. Those custom sentences provided by the businesses can be inserted to the system online for more consistent accuracy of translation.

Currently, Lexifone's service supports 16 different languages and allows customer personalization to all languages offered.

"This product is a valuable tool to any business -- small or large -- that wishes to grow around the world and is bound by language barriers," says Steve Dubnik, Lexifone CEO.

"Lexifone's service is highly valuable to global commerce and to global telecommunication. Through our offering, we enable people to speak their own language, while still being able to take care of both personal and business tasks that would be close to impossible without the translation service we offer."

Lexifone's service differs from current translation apps in that it goes beyond just text and email translation by delivering voice translation instead. This allows for more fluid conversations, appropriate pronunciation and the ability for users to hear the tone of the conversation they are having.

In a world full of accessible travel, global business and international commerce, it is no surprise that Lexifone will host a booth located in a premier spot at the 2015 International CES event. This global technology event is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and serves as the global stage for both current and up-and-coming innovators. In addition, Lexifone plans to launch an API for VOIP developers in January that will be made live during this year's International CES. Lexifone's Android app is available on the Google Play store, and an iOS app is currently in development with expected early-2015 launch.

To view videos and learn more about Lexifone's service visit the Lexifone YouTube channel, or stop by booth 75591 in the Tech West, Sands Expo during Jan. 6-9, 2015 at the International CES.

About Lexifone

Lexifone is the world's only privately-held automated technology for in-call interpretation. Lexifone translates outgoing and incoming calls in 16 different languages on any landline or mobile phone. Both sides of the call simply speak their language and Lexifone will translate both ends of the conversation in real time. The company is headquartered in New York, with an R & D center in Haifa, Israel, and Business Development office in San Francisco, California. To learn more about Lexifone visit www.lexifone.com.

About CES

The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years -- the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:

    Itay Sagie
    VP of Business Development
    Lexifone
    415-358-5236
    itay@lexifone.com