Introducing the Emic Text-to-Speech Platform

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Finally a simple way to speech-enable your product!

Grand Idea Studio has recently released the Emic Text-to-Speech Platform,
providing high-quality speech synthesis on a single module. The module is an
off-the-shelf solution aimed at engineers, hobbyists and product designers
seeking a simple, low-cost method for integrating text-to-speech into their
mobile and consumer designs.

The core of the Emic Platform is provided by Winbond's WTS701 text-to-speech
single chip solution. The WTS701 creates a more natural human sounding
speech by converting text to speech using recorded human speech samples.
This ensures that the output is a recognizable human voice, unlike
computer-generated synthesis solutions.

"Our module is fully customizable and suited to a wide range of hardware
platforms and software applications including budget-constrained products
such as consumer telephony and robotics," says Joe Grand, President and CEO
of Grand Idea Studio. The Emic Platform can easily be interfaced to the PC,
BASIC Stamp, Microchip PIC, or other processor.

Highlights of the module include:

        Serial TTL interface (2-wire, 2400 baud)

        1.6" L x 1.0" W x 0.256" max. H

        Requires single +5VDC supply

        Internal 8 ohm, 23.5mW speaker driver

        Analog audio output pin for external amplification

        Easy-to-use ASCII or hex command sequences

        Bi-color LED for visual indication of activity

        0.100" pin spacing for easy prototyping

Emic Platform modules are available at an introductory price of $79.00 USD
each. Discount pricing is offered for volume, OEM, and educational
purchases. Data sheets, application notes, and audio samples are available
on the Grand Idea Studio website.

The Emic Platform can provide text-to-speech for an unlimited number of
applications. Potential uses include industrial and scientific (reading
laboratory measurements and results, industrial equipment warning and status
systems), educational and special needs (aids for reading or language
learning, personal communication systems), telecom and mobile devices
(SMS-to-voice, instant messaging, e-mail and fax reading, information
services, webpage reading, traffic reports, news, weather forecasts),
multimedia (proof reader, translation tools, personal assistant,
talking/interactive characters), and automotive (driving directions,
navigational aids, on-board alert system, on-board diagnostics, adaptive
cruise control technology).

Grand Idea Studio is a product design and development firm that brings
unique innovations to life. Many of Grand Idea Studio's creations including
consumer electronics, medical products, video games, and toys are licensed
and sold worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.
For more information, contact:

Grand Idea Studio, Inc.

2907 Shelter Island Dr.

Suite 105-169

San Diego, CA 92106

619-222-4100   Fax: 619-222-1797



Re: Introducing the Emic Text-to-Speech Platform
Our board SpeechBox has same price but moreover TTS are SpeechRecognition.
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Re: Introducing the Emic Text-to-Speech Platform
very good, now all you need is to add russian to english translation.


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Re: Introducing the Emic Text-to-Speech Platform
Hi onestone,
english TTS exist on PC, to carry for embedded solution are needed 1 week.

Best regards

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