SOURCE: SpeechSwitch, Inc.

April 03, 2007 06:25 ET

SpeechSwitch & Empire Technologies Partner to Deploy Auto Speech Attendant at Bloomfield Municipal Building

MATAWAN, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- SpeechSwitch, Inc. (OTCBB: SSWC), a leader in speech-recognition technology, announced today that the township of Bloomfield, New Jersey, has installed a Speech Enabled Auto Attendant at their municipal building. SpeechSwitch, Inc. ("SpeechSwitch") previously was a wholly owned subsidiary of iVoice, Inc. prior to the spin-off from iVoice that was completed in August 2005 as a special stock dividend distribution to iVoice shareholders.

Bloomfield implemented a turnkey solution of the iVoice Speech-Enabled Auto Attendant installed on their Avaya phone system. "By installing the iVoice Speech-Enabled Auto Attendant, their citizens can call in and speak the name of the person or department they are looking for and be transferred immediately. Introducing speech technology has led to a significant increase in business efficiency, and it has enhanced their ability to deliver top service to its customers," said Tim Kane head of technology for the township.

The Auto Attendant was sold and installed by SpeechSwitch partner Empire Technologies. SpeechSwitch's Speech-Enabled Auto Attendant system places people at ease and allows customers to use their most natural form of communication, their own voice, to navigate to the person they want to speak with. Customers can avoid cumbersome touch-tone menus and spell-by-name directories to reach individuals.

About Bloomfield Township:

The Township of Bloomfield is a 5.4 square mile community located in Essex County. It is easily accessible from major highways and the Garden State Parkway that traverses the entire length and has 12 on and off ramps.

The Township was incorporated in 1812 when it separated from Newark and took its name from Revolutionary War General Joseph Bloomfield. Bloomfield has a Historic Green area and Bloomfield College in the center of Town. It is also served by a varied group of religious denominations. The Township has approximately 48,000 residents and employs 370 full-time employees.

The residents of the Township are served by NJ Transit bus and rail routes. Most notably, The Montclair Rail Connection that allows for a quick commute to New York City. The Bloomfield Center Business District is currently reviewing redevelopment plans for commercial, retail and additional housing which will attract new people and businesses.

For further information, please visit our website at www.bloomfieldtwpnj.com

About Empire Technologies:

Empire Technologies is a nationally recognized Avaya Platinum Business Partner managing communications networks for small and large enterprises throughout the country. From its small roots in 1995, Empire has emerged as a leader among the business partner community providing inspired solutions that improve business communications. Empire helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information about Empire Technologies, call 1-888-711-5200 or visit online at www.getempire.com.

About SpeechSwitch, Inc:

SpeechSwitch previously was a wholly owned subsidiary of iVoice, Inc. prior to the spin-off from iVoice that was completed in August 2005 as a special stock dividend distribution to iVoice shareholders. SpeechSwitch, Inc. was incorporated in New Jersey on November 10, 2004 as a wholly owned subsidiary of iVoice, Inc. It is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of specialized telecommunication equipment. Our products use standard open-architecture PC platforms and Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems, thereby facilitating the rapid adoption of new PC-based technologies while reducing overall product costs. We concentrate our product development efforts on software rather than hardware because we believe that the most efficient way to create product value is to emphasize software solutions that meet customers' needs. We have recently adapted our applications to integrate with different manufacturer telephone switches through the use of Telephony Application Program Interface or "TAPI." The use of TAPI, allows SpeechSwitch to integrate our applications into different telephone manufacturers' Private Branch Exchange systems or "PBXs," eliminating the need for costly additional external hardware. We have traditionally used standard PC-related hardware components in our products, in part, to limit our need to manufacture components. Our manufacturing operations consist only of the installation of our proprietary software and, if required, a voice board, into a fully assembled PC system which we obtain from several different vendors. The Company obtains system components such as PCs, circuit boards, application cards, fax boards, and voice boards from various suppliers. Our flagship product is our Speech-enabled Auto Attendant product. The Auto Attendant engages callers in a natural language dialog and is ready to transfer a caller to an extension for the party the caller is trying to reach at any time. Callers can interrupt the Auto Attendant at any time by barging in on the prompts and simply saying the name of the person or department they wish to speak to.

This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding among other things our plans, strategies and prospects -- both business and financial. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," "estimated" and "potential," among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents that we file from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to SpeechSwitch, Inc. or a person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary language.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Dolores Serafin
    SpeechSwitch, Inc
    732-441-7700
    doloress@ivoice.com

    Bruce Knef
    SpeechSwitch, Inc.
    750 Rt. 34
    Matawan, NJ 07747
    Tel: 732-441-7700
    "Just Say My Name"
    Fax: 732-441-9895