Thanks to a new partnership between Lexifone’s phone interpreter technology and Voxbone’s (News - Alert) high-quality all-IP network, callers don’t have to worry about overcoming a language barrier when communicating locally or internationally.
To execute this innovative partnership, Lexifone will provide the translation services, and Voxbone will deliver the voice quality.
Lexifone’s translation service, which helps callers communicate in their native languages and have their words interpreted into the recipient’s native language, has been in beta for five months. Now, thanks to its partnership with Voxbone, Lexifone will release its interpretation services to callers around the globe.
“The caller’s connection to our language-translation platform must be crystal-clear because sound quality is crucial for accurate voice recognition,” said Lexifone CEO and founder, Dr. Ike Sagie. “We selected Voxbone for its ability to provide that clarity, as well as its global coverage, flexibility and technological expertise.”
Lexifone’s automated phone interpreter is a service, not an app. This means that users will not have to download software or even have an Internet connection to take advantage of the service. Users will dial the numbers provided by Voxbone in over 50 countries to reach the Lexifone translation bridge.
After dialing the numbers, callers will select the language and telephone number of the recipient they are trying to call. The caller can then speak his or her own language into the receiver while Lexifone replays the words into the recipient’s language.
In addition to providing high voice quality, Voxbone will connect Lexifone to a ready network of service providers and voice application providers.
“Voxbone’s extensive relationships with telecom providers will save us time and money,” Sagle explained. “We’ll also benefit from Voxbone’s experience working with voice application providers.”
Currently, Lexifone’s phone-interpreter technology can translate between speakers of 15 dialects of French, Spanish, Mandarin, English, Portuguese, German and Italian. The company has capabilities for languages like Korean, Japanese and Russian under development.
Voxbone CEO, Rod Ullens has expressed enthusiasm for his company’s collaboration with Voxbone. “We are pleased to be collaborating with Lexifone to help it apply the latest developments in voice recognition and real-time translation,” said Ullens.
“As this relationship illustrates, language translation is an attractive service offering that exploits the power and versatility of Voxbone’s all-IP connections around the world.”
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Edited by Brooke Neuman