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Announcing LumenVox Version 18.0.400

Announcing LumenVox Version 18.0.400

LumenVox is excited to announce the release of LumenVox Version 18.0.400 of the LumenVox Speech Solutions. These new and enhanced features focus on security and flexibility so that companies of all shapes and sizes can directly address business needs in today’s changing world.

Highlights include:

Support for additional connections, testing and enhanced security with encrypted audio packet transmission
With this version, we have added Media Server support for MRCPv2 over the TLS protocol. Transport layer security (TLS) provides communication security between client/server applications, enabling privacy, integrity, and protection for the data that’s transmitted. Our Simple MRCP Client has been updated to allow testing of TLS features. This version also includes support for secure SIP (SIPS) connections and encrypted audio packet transmission over the SRTP protocol. The Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) provides encryption, message authentication, and integrity, and replay attack protection to the RTP data.

Additional Short Utterance Transcription Language Support
We have added support to load alternate language models when using short utterance transcription. This provides greater convenience and ease as it removes the need for a costly or complex statistical language model, and it increases accuracy.

Up to date operating system support for optimal security, performance, development and streamlined installation
We have added support for Windows Server 2019 Operating Systems, and deprecated support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. The Windows Product Installer has been streamlined to allow easier product installation and Windows development has been migrated to Visual Studio 2017 for optimal coding algorithms.

Added flexibility regarding MRCP properties
All Media Resource Control Protocol (MRCP) headers can now be overwritten as a Vendor-specific-parameter. If a header appears in both the header and the Vendor-specific-parameter header, the one in the Vendor-specific-parameter will override the other setting. This is to allow customer the ability to change MRCP properties that a given platform may not allow.

Extended dashboard diagnostic capabilities
The dashboard diagnostic capabilities were extended for TLS protocol functionality/testing and enhanced with the ability to back up and restore configuration settings from the diagnostic page of the dashboard.

These enhancements have been driven by partner feedback and requests. They showcase LumenVox’ continued commitment to making speech applications more secure and easier to incorporate into everyday business.

For a comprehensive list of improvements and features released with LumenVox Version 18.0.400. please click here.

LumenVox wins 3 prestigious Speech Technology Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards

LumenVox wins 3 prestigious Speech Technology Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards

LumenVox, a global leader in speech and authentication solutions, was named a top vendor of Biometrics, Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech in Speech Technology Magazine’s 2nd Annual People’s Choice Awards. Being recognized as users’ top three favorite vendors reflects LumenVox’ reputation as a pioneer in the market and their commitment to providing innovative, natural and intelligent customer experiences.

Speech Technology Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards showcases voice-based technology companies that their readers feel demonstrate excellence, innovation and industry influence with the best technology, products and services. LumenVox won the awards in major categories that speak to the current direction of the market. Voice biometrics provides significant improvement in the security of remote channels, just as Speech Recognition and Text to Speech greatly enhance self-service capabilities.

“It’s an honor to once again be acknowledged by the people who use our technology. Since last year’s awards, LumenVox has continued to deploy and support superior speech and authentication solutions worldwide, including active/passive voice biometric authentication, automated password reset and fraud detection,” said Edward Miller, CEO of Lumenvox. “These awards further demonstrate our role as leaders in the voice industry and drive our resolution to continually improve the customer experience.”

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of Speech Technology magazine’s founding, and the industry is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to technological innovation,” said Leonard Klie, Speech Technology magazine’s editor. “From consumer electronics to business technology vendors, this year’s winners of the People’s Choice Awards demonstrate the industry’s best and show just how diverse, useful, and popular voice technology has become today.“

The Speech Technology Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards recognizes key industry influencers working within the speech technology market. For the full list of winners, go here.

View the official press release here. Questions about our solutions? Contact us.

LumenVox assists its ASR customers by providing free bursting ports

LumenVox assists its ASR customers by providing free bursting ports

In response to COVID-19 and its burden upon our customers, we wanted to do our part. As of today, LumenVox Advanced Speech Recognition (ASR) customers who have a maintenance agreement can use up to a 50% increase of their current ASR license volume, at no additional cost, for 60 days.

It’s imperative to stay connected to your customers right now. During this uncertain time, LumenVox remains flexible and committed to serving our partners and customers, making sure your service remains seamless, as demand and dependency upon remote channels increases.

“We hope that this flexibility to our licensing allows for increased automation and alleviates some of the contact center stress we are experiencing during COVID-19. This is just one way we can help come together and support one another.”

-Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox.

This free bursting also demonstrates our commitment to both outstanding customer service and meaningful support, from speech application development to deployment and daily use.

LumenVox ASR is a software solution that converts spoken audio into text. Its ability to recognize naturally spoken language and its tuning flexibility set the technology apart as an industry standard. With LumenVox ASR, user experiences improve, and completion rates rise. To accompany this technology, we provide a wide selection of licensing options, including per-port, monthly subscription, use-based, bursting and Software as a Service (SaaS).

LumenVox is also directly addressing one of the major issues resulting from COVID-19, a spike in fraudulent attacks on contact centers, with Fraud Scanner, a voice-based fraud detection tool. Learn more about this fraud detection strategy here.

To further discuss your licensing needs, or to inquire about any of our solutions, contact a service representative here.

You can read a message from our CEO further detailing our response to COVID-19 here.

LumenVox Partners with OneVault to Deliver Biometrics Solutions to African Market

LumenVox Partners with OneVault to Deliver Biometrics Solutions to African Market

LumenVox and OneVault partner to deliver state of the art Voice Biometrics

San Diego, CA, United States and Johannesburg, South Africa – LumenVox, a global leader in speech and authentication solutions, has partnered with South African industry leader OneVault to deliver state of the art Voice Biometrics solutions.

OneVault has been implementing Voice Biometric solutions in the South African marketplace for over 8 years. The company is consistently pushing the envelope with their technology, recently offering innovative multifactor authentication with the integration of biometrics into identity management platforms. As remote authentication becomes a business imperative, especially in Africa, OneVault is meeting the demand for secure technical and commercial biometric solutions.

Partnering with LumenVox, OneVault is now able to utilize LumenVox’ Voice Biometric algorithms, expertly crafted by the LumenVox team. The proprietary LumenVox technology will provide OneVault the opportunity to offer authentication solutions across a range of innovative channels and use cases. With this integration, OneVault can continue to deliver optimized and tailored biometric solutions, but with greater flexibility and agility, for enhanced productivity and protection.

“At OneVault we believe in the power of strengthening authentication. We are thrilled to be working with LumenVox to deliver cutting-edge biometric modalities that are so urgently needed by businesses to provide their customers with a convenient and secure channel,” said Paul Hutton, CEO of OneVault.

“OneVault and LumenVox bring a world of experience and insight into the biometrics field. Together I am confident we can fill a major gap within the biometrics market, specifically when it comes to tailored integration. OneVault has a proven track record of successful rollouts and meticulous tuning. Our technology combined with their conscientious team of experts will result in exciting development,” said Edward Miller, CEO of LumenVox.

The partnership between OneVault and LumenVox, has already facilitated the development of technological initiatives with the likes of South African Fraud Prevention Services (SAFPS) and Contactable. Together they look forward to broadening the traditional application of voice biometrics.

About OneVault

OneVault unlocks the power of the human voice to provide the most secure remote authentication channels available in the market today. They have developed a set of core competencies and IP unique across the African market. OneVault offers their clients secure, accessible, third-factor authentication that integrates convenience, efficiency and unparalleled peace of mind for both clients and customers.

Read the full release here.

A Message From Our CEO

A Message From Our CEO

Rest assured, there will be no interruption in LumenVox service or support

As efforts concerning the containment of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) expand and evolve around the world, we want to assure you that we are focused on three things:

  • Ensuring the safety of our employees and their families
  • Continuing to provide exceptional software and service to our customers
  • Supporting local efforts to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19

We do not anticipate any interruption in the LumenVox suite of software and services. 

A significant number of our employees already work remotely, and we are fortunate our business allows us to easily transition to a fully remote workforce. This makes us confident in our ability to continue providing great service to you and conducting business normally.

That means, among other things:

  • Your account and all of your service and support representatives will be accessible to you and your employees as usual.
  • Our general support staff will remain available for phone calls, emails, and live chat from 9:00 AM (Central European Time +1 GMT) to 5:00 PM (Pacific Time -8 GMT), Monday through Friday.
  • Our multiple redundant computer servers, most all of which are already remotely administered, will continue to operate without interruption.

We know that many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home, and we’d like to recognize your efforts. Thank you for contributing to the health and welfare of us all and for inspiring us to persevere in times of hardship. As always, we deeply value your support, and you can be certain that LumenVox is here to support you.

Let us know how we can help keep your customers feeling connected and safe.

Sincerely,

Ed Miller 
CEO

3 Best Practices for Businesses in The Time of COVID-19

3 Best Practices for Businesses in The Time of COVID-19

As the world continues to react to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the LumenVox team is readily prepared to help our clients deliver excellent customer service amid surmounting challenges. Here are a few LumenVox best practice ideas and relevant solutions that apply to the new sign of the times:

Best Practice #1: Play it safe.
It is important for everyone to deliver great customer service and balance the need to protect your staff. At LumenVox we are limiting staff travel and providing our headquarter offices with the option to work from home. Many of our colleagues are doing the same, as significant industry events have been rescheduled (See our new appearance dates here and watch this space for upcoming virtual events). In every business, people should come first.

Best Practice #2: Boost remote engagement technology.
Communication is key when daily life is disrupted. Customers rely upon remote channels to gather information. One way you can elevate your business’ remote engagement strategy is with automated outbound calling. LumenVox Call Progress Analysis enables innovative, tone-based outbound calling to inform customers of changes to times, events, etc. What’s special about LumenVox’ solution is that we can deliver a significantly higher payload compared to competitors, as our Call Progress Analysis is able to verify if an outbound call has been connected to a live person or an automated recording system. Additionally, we have such flexible licensing, we offer “bursting” to assist with higher than usual call volumes.

Best Practice #3: Ensure secure authentication.
Secure authentication is paramount as call centers are increasingly overloaded with calls. Do you have cutting-edge technology to make sure every customer is who they say they are? Voice biometrics protects and defends vulnerable voice channels from criminal activity. Both active and passive biometrics keep customer accounts secure, and the interaction seamless.

As for LumenVox, our technology is immune, always up and running and we are here to ensure no disruption of our products and services. We want you to be able to say the same. Let us know how we can help you keep your customers feeling connected and safe.