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SpeechTrans Enhances Real-Time Translation Services Worldwide Using Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Enables Faster Performance and Introduces Automatic Cloud Storage for SpeechTrans Dictations and Translations (May 29, 2014)

LYNDHURST, N.J., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --SpeechTrans Inc., a Microsoft Managed Partner and provider of advanced translation technology, announced that the company is using Microsoft Azure to enable real-time translation services for SpeechTrans users around the globe. SpeechTrans Ultimate now offers cloud storage for dictations and translations, allowing users to access saved voice memos and conversations from any web-enabled device.

As a Microsoft Managed Partner, SpeechTrans has also worked closely with Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism teams to optimize the functionality and design of SpeechTrans products on Windows devices. SpeechTrans uses Microsoft Azure services to deliver a highly scalable system that offers all users the advantage of a global cloud platform.

"We are thrilled with our migration to Microsoft Azure, and we look forward to adding Azure Mobile Services in the near future. Microsoft's Azure architecture will allow us to deliver better service to end users at a better price point," said John Frei, CEO of SpeechTrans. "The automatic cloud storage for dictations and translations is just the beginning of our effort to sync SpeechTrans across devices. In the near future, if someone uses a Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Blackberry or a Windows 8.1 device or a desktop operating systems, we want SpeechTrans to automatically sync on each device so users can see their results regardless of where they were created storing user's results in Microsoft Azure will allow us to do this."


"Using Microsoft Azure's open, flexible and globally scalable platform, SpeechTrans is able to deliver advanced mobile capability to its worldwide customers," said Vibhor Kapoor, Director Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. "We are excited to see the innovation and benefits that SpeechTrans Ultimate's translation and dictation capabilities will bring to its customers."

With new updates to SpeechTrans Ultimate for Windows 8.1, users can now enjoy real-time text and voice translation over chat, speech-to-speech translation over video, dictation and instant messaging on Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo! and AIM. By using Microsoft Azure, SpeechTrans will be able to make these translation services significantly faster.

About SpeechTrans
SpeechTrans is the world's most advanced speech-to-speech translator. Used by the U.S. Army, governments, educators, physicians, lawyers, international businesses and consumers worldwide, SpeechTrans offers real-time translation with outstanding clarity and minimal processing delay. SpeechTrans services are available on PCs, smartphones, tablets, social networks, telephones, wearable devices and more. As a member of the ngConnect Program and a Microsoft Managed Partner, SpeechTrans works closely with the Microsoft development teams and has partnered with HP, Dell, Nokia, Intel, Nuance, VerbalizeIT and Spoken Translation to eliminate language barriers worldwide. Learn more at www.speechtrans.com.

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