Former EML European Media Laboratory GmbH has repositioned itself with new shareholders and a new management team. Munich-based Linguatec GmbH and Markus Klehr, Head of Product Development of EML, have acquired the company from the family of SAP cofounder Klaus Tschira. Markus Klehr and the CEO of Linguatec, Dr. Reinhard Busch, are now CEOs of EML. In order to emphasize the consequent reorientation towards speech recognition, the company now operates under the name EML Speech Technology GmbH.
EML will continue its current business activities with the same staff from the same offices as before. All customer and license contracts will remain in effect. “The new relationship with Linguatec offers us the chance to incorporate our base technology for speech recognition in speech-enabled applications and to offer more comprehensive solutions to its customers,” says CEO Markus Klehr.
Linguatec is the leading provider of language-technology software for office use in Germany. CEO Reinhard Busch is convinced “that we will bring even more expertise in speech recognition and transcription into the market than before. Many of our customers do not want to be dependent on third-party cloud providers as far as speech recognition is concerned. Instead they are looking for secure in-house solutions optimized for their needs”.
R+V Betriebskrankenkasse belongs to R+V Versicherung, one of the largest insurance companies in Germany. It has received the dfg award 2019 in the category „Outstanding Digital Communication“. After extensive testing, R+V BKK opted for Voice Pro speech recognition system from Linguatec.
Consumer magazine Kaufberater.io is one of the most widely read networks in Germany. In a large study, online shops have been analysed and evaluated in terms of security, usabilityand services. Linguatecachieved 39 out of 40 possible points and was awarded as Top Shop.
The Bavarian State Chancellery is the supreme state authority established to support the Bavarian prime minister and the state government in Munich. In order to contribute towards a website with easy accessibility, Voice Reader Web from Linguatec has been integrated so that website visitors can have the textual content read out to them.
Hamburg Port Authority is in charge of port management for the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It is responsible for the safety of shipping traffic and the extensive infrastructure of Germany’s largest seaport. In order to increase productivity and ensure consistently high quality, Voice Reader is used to generate the announcements in German and British English.
The podacst “Wissen plus” reports on the development, use cases and progress in speech synthesis. Smart assistants can imitate human speech increasingly better and start to move into more and more households. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence are playing an important role. To the interview