ART ports voice technology to Qualcomm

Natural interface specialist Advanced Recognition Technologies (ART) has ported its smARTspeak XG voice recognition system to Qualcomm’s MSM chipset. smARTspeak is a speaker independent, phoneme-based embedded solution.

Qualcomm’s MSM chipsets are used by a wide range of manufacturers in CDMA handsets such as the colour screen devices used on CDMA2000 1x 3G networks. The availability of smARTspeak for this chipset will simplify the integration of the technology into handset products. ART has already completed similar ports for TI’s OMAP and Motorola’s DragonBall.

“We are delighted to be porting smARTspeak XG’s comprehensive range of voice functionality to Qualcomm’s MSM family of chipsets,” said Eran Aharonson, ART’s president. This will make an optimised version of ART’s user friendly and robust voice recognition technology easily available to handset designers using Qualcomm’s MSM chipsets.

“Qualcomm is dedicated to providing its customers with advanced and highly integrated technologies,” said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies.” ART’s embedded voice-control software will augment the solutions our MSM family of chipsets offers to the wireless industry.”


ART has been plugging away in the embedded natural interface market for many years. Its technology is used by many Far Eastern manufacturers, including LG, Mitsubishi and Panasonic, but is yet to meet success with the Western handset giants. Its strategy of pre-integration with numerous processor platforms will ensure it remains a cost-effective choice for adding voice dialling capabilities to mobile devices. As processor capabilities improve, ART should be well place to introduce next generation voice command and interface technologies.

Originally published by PMN Mobile Industry Intelligence, the subscription-based analysis and insight platform founded by Marek Pawlowski.

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