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LumenVox and Digium Partner to Offer
Speech-enabled Asterisk

San Diego, CA (MAR 13, 2006) — LumenVox, an innovator of speech recognition technology, announced today that Digium Inc., the creator of Asterisk™, and pioneer of open source telephony, is currently integrating LumenVox's Speech Engine into their Open Source and Business Edition PBX's.

"Speech recognition enhances customer interactivity with an Asterisk PBX," said Mark Spencer, president of Digium and creator of Asterisk. "Additionally, the integration with the LumenVox Speech Engine enables the Asterisk development community to cost-effectively build and deploy speech solutions with performance characteristics to support even the most demanding speech requirements."

"One of our missions as a company is to work towards popularizing speech recognition," said Ed Miller, president of LumenVox, "and to provide world-class technology. The Asterisk community is innovative and adaptive and we are pleased to be a part of Digium's open source communications revolution."

The Speech Engine performs recognition on audio data from any audio source, and allows for dynamic language, grammar, audio format, and logging capabilities. LumenVox will be presenting their speech technology in the Asterisk Partner Pavilion, booth 809, at the Spring 2006 VON Conference & Expo, taking place March 14–17th at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Ca.