In just minutes, ViaVoice can learn to recognize your voice, then
it's off to the races. The intuitive interface, easy online help and
an easy-to-understand User's Guide ensure you'll get the most out of
ViaVoice -- and your Mac -- every day.
the Mac is really intuitive and what's more intuitive than speaking?
So why tie yourself to a keyboard? ViaVoice can work with you,
learning as you use it, tailoring itself to your unique speech
patterns to enhance voice recognition accuracy.
OK, maybe not everything you do on your computer is for fun. But
with ViaVoice for Mac, even such tasks as an overdue report, or the
letter you owe Aunt Edna, can become faster, easier and a lot more
interesting. And because more than one person can use ViaVoice for
Mac on the same computer, maybe you can get someone else to dictate
that letter . . . Whoa, this really is fun!
And we're only getting started . .
ViaVoice for Mac provides users with an intuitive, easy-to-use
interface to perform everyday computer tasks, such as creating
e-mail and editing documents, by speaking. The software is available
this week on store shelves, online and in catalogs in time for the
holiday buying season.
"IBM listened to the thousands of requests from Mac enthusiasts
and brought its leading ViaVoice speech recognition technology to
one of the most popular operating platforms," said Krishna
Nathan, director of consumer voice systems, IBM Speech Systems.
"ViaVoice for Mac is part of our continuing effort to make it
easier and more natural for people to interact with their computer.
IBM is the only company to offer its speech recognition technology
on all of the most popular desktop operating platforms -- Windows,
Linux and Macintosh."
"We are thrilled IBM is bringing its award-winning speech
recognition software to the Mac," said Clent Richardson,
Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "ViaVoice
for Mac makes the most user-friendly Mac even easier to use."
The ViaVoice Advantage
Based on IBM's award-winning speech recognition technology,
ViaVoice for Mac speech recognition software was created with
simplicity in mind. The software incorporates an easy-to-use
interface specifically designed for the Mac platform -- making it
both easy and natural for all Mac users to conduct common computing
tasks. ViaVoice for Mac provides users with the ability to create,
edit and format documents in the most natural way. After text is
created, the software's integrated transfer feature lets users
transfer text into popular Macintosh applications, such as
AppleWorks or Microsoft Word. Users can create voice shortcuts for
commonly-used phrases by literally "calling" them out with
the software's dictation macro editor. ViaVoice for Mac includes a
64,000 active word vocabulary, the largest on the market for
Macintosh, and also integrates Apple's text-to-speech function that
lets Apple computers read text back to the user. Also included with
the product is a newly designed noise cancelling microphone for Mac
users. This new mic has changeable colored accents to coordinate
with all the popular iMac flavors.
Power for ViaVoice for Macintosh
IBM's ViaVoice for Mac runs on Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6 and 9.0. The
software requires a 233 MHz Power PC processor or higher, 48 MB RAM,
200 MB of hard disk space and a CD-ROM drive. The software runs on
iMac, PowerMac G3 and G4, and PowerBook G3 computers, and requires
an audio input jack that is compatible with Andrea NC-71
About IBM Speech Systems
IBM speech recognition technology is based on 30 years of speech
recognition research and development. With a portfolio of more than
100 patents, an established R&D business that includes
researchers worldwide and a robust, proven speech technology
available in many languages, IBM is a leader in speech recognition.
The price noted herein is IBM's suggested retail price only which is
subject to change without notice. Dealer prices may vary.
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