Premiere Global Services Enhances On-Demand Platform with Leading Text-to-Speech Technology
Company Improves Suite of Business Process Improvement Solutions with Nuance RealSpeak 4.0.12
ATLANTA, GA, August 20, 2007 -
Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand business process improvement solutions, today announced it has upgraded the text-to-speech (TTS) technology included in its on-demand Notifications & Reminders Solutions to the most current version of Nuance RealSpeak®from Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions. The TTS software converts text into clear human-sounding speech in more than 26 languages and 40 voices in a variety of different accents and speaking styles, and is expected to result in more succinct delivery of critical business communications, such as collections calls, renewal notices, travel alerts and service call reminders.
Premiere Global’s Notifications & Reminders Solutions empower organizations to reach their constituents in a timely, cost-effective manner, via automated voice, email, fax and SMS. Users are able to easily create broadcast messages for distribution to large numbers of recipients, with the ability to customize distribution based on recipient preferences, leading to improved productivity and enhanced customer satisfaction.
“Integrating this award winning technology from Nuance Communications furthers our commitment to delivering market-leading applications to our customers,” said David Guthrie, Chief Technology Officer, Premiere Global Services, Inc. “Text-to-speech is just one of the ways in which our customers communicate more effectively and conveniently with their important constituents, helping them increase productivity, enhance customer loyalty and improve retention.”
About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
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