Monday, April 12, 2010

RealSpeak Voices Available for Purchase

Serotek is excited to announce the availability of 12 high-quality RealSpeak voices for purchase.  Choose from a variety of male and female voices including American English, British English, Australian English, Scottish, Irish, and Indian English.


 


Each voice costs $25, and can not only be installed on your computer, but on a portable U3 thumb drive as well.  Use these high-quality voices to read your news, email, and even your favorite books. 


 


If you’re an existing customer,  simply


log in here and choose your voices from the buy wizard.


The buy wizard contains  recorded samples of each voice.  To listen to a sample, just choose the link corresponding to the name of the voice you’d like to hear, and the sample will play automatically.


 


If you’d like to try  RealSpeak voices before purchasing, visit the “my account” section by opening the System Access menu with modifier+f, choose the “my account” option, and select the link entitled: “install RealSpeak voices”.  From this page, you may check the boxes for the voices you’d like to install and then press the “continue” button.


 


All 12 RealSpeak voices are available  as part of your 7-day free trial of System Access and the System Access Mobile Network,  so if you haven’t yet signed up for a trial, now is the perfect time to do so.  Simply visit


www.satogo.com


and log in to your existing free account or create a new one.  Once you’re logged in, open the System Access menu with modifier+f, press a for the “my account option” and choose the link entitled “Install System Access on this computer.”


 


If you’re ready to begin purchasing your favorite RealSpeak voices  or begin a free trial of System Access and SAMNet and would like the assistance of a Serotek representative, you may call (612) 246-4818.


 


The Serotek Team

2 comments:

Jake said...

Am I the only one who thinks tying a tts engine to one screen reader is a backward practice? I'm sure there are licensing conditions and the like which force this, but it does seem rather outmoded as compared to the way OS X and Linux work where speech engines are shared by a central API and available to any applications that utilize the system-wide tts API.

Mike Calvo said...

Hi Jake:
Great point but we do have a method to the madness. Truth is that the native interfaces provided by the manufacturers of TTS engines work better than both SAPI 4 and 5. While SAPI provides flexibility it comes with a price. That price is responsiveness. When developing a screenreader we think it's more important to provide responsiveness, when it comes to TTS, than flexibility to use the voices with SAPI.
HTH