updated 06:00 pm EST, Mon November 12, 2001
IBM's ViaVoice for Mac OS X Edition, the third product in IBM's line of continuous speech recogition products, will be released on November 16th, as noted on its Website.
ViaVoice for OS X, demonstrated at Macworld Expo NY last July, will be a native OS X application with support for Aqua. It will also offer faster enrollment to accelerate creation of a personal Voice Model, new Command/Preference Centers; G4 processor optimizations (including AltiVec and multi-processor support); improved dictation, editing and formatting into ViaVoice Speakpad; direct dictation into text-fields of Mac applications; integration with IE to lauch and surf URLs; Finder navigation; an expanded vocabulary (twice the size of previous versions); and Text-to-Speech functions. Rebates of $40 are being offered to registered users of previous versions. [pricing not available]