Text to Speech Software

EVIP 10.0 supports:

Interface Support

SAPI 5.1

MRCP 1.0

NMS PSTN

 

VoIP (NMS Cards)

 

Intel PSTN

 

VoIP (Intel HMP)

 

The Microsoft SAPI 5.1 installer is located on the Third Party CD.  SAPI 5.1 must be installed before installing any of the TTS vendors listed.

The following Text to Speech engines are available from Intervoice:

Nuance RealSpeak 4.0 (version 4.0.12) (SAPI & MRCP)

Note: Nuance SWMS version 3.1.10 is required for MRCP Support. Nuance SWMS must be installed after installing RealSpeak 4.0
The Nuance SWMS installer is located on the Nuance Media Server 3.1.10 CD.

Language

Voices Available

Version

US English

Female: Samantha

4.0.12

Male: Tom

4.0.12

Female: Jill

4.0.12

Female: Jennifer

4.0.10

Mexican Spanish

Male: Javier

4.0.4

Female: Paulina

4.0.4

Canadian French

Male: Felix

4.0.4

Female: Julie

4.0.4

Greek

Male: Alexandros

4.0.12

Irish

Female: Moira

4.0.12

Dutch - Netherlands

Female: Claire

4.0.5

Dutch - Belgian

Female: Ellen

4.0.4

French

Male: Sebastian

4.0.12

Female: Virgine

4.0.12

German

Female: Steffi

4.0.12

Male: Beate

4.0.12

Male: Yannick

4.0.10

Italian

Female: Sylvia

4.012

Male: Paolo

4.0.12

Polish

Female: Agata

4.0.8

Russian

Female: Katerina

4.0.4

UK English

Female: Serena

4.0.12

Male: Daniel

4.0.12

Female: Emily

4.0.12

Mandarin - China

Female: Mei Ling

4.0.6

Japanese

Female: Kyoko 

4.0.4

Korean

Female: Naera

4.0.4

Australian English

Male: Lee

4.0.6

Female: Karen

4.0.6

Basque

Female: Arantxa

4.0.4

Spanish

Female: Isabel

4.0.10

Male: Diego

4.0.10

Scottish English

Female: Fiona

4.0.8

Danish

Female: Nanna

4.0.8

Hong Kong
Cantonese

Female: Sin-ji

4.0.6

Swedish

Female: Ingrid

4.0.1

Portuguese

Female: Madalena

4.0.1

Brazilian Portuguese

Female: Raquel

4.0.1

Norwegian

Female: Nora

4.0.1

Indian

Female: Sangeeta

4.0.8

 

 

Nuance Speechify 3.0 (version 3.0.5a) (SAPI Only)

The number of licenses/ports available on your Speechify TTS license server must be greater than or equal to the number of Speechify TTS port licenses that are on the EVIP server(s).

Language

Voices Available

Version

US English

Male: Tom

3.0.1

Female: Mara

3.0.1

Female: Jill

3.0.1

Mexican Spanish

Male: Javier

3.0.1

Female: Paulina

3.0.1

UK English

Female: Helen

3.0.1

Australian English

Female: Karen

3.0.1

French

Female: Sandra

3.0.1

Canadian French

Male: Felix

3.0.1

German

Female: Tessa

3.0.1

Japanese

Female: Kimiko

3.0.1

Brazilian Portuguese

Female: Luci

3.0.1

Nuance Vocalizer 4.0 (version 4.0.5b) (SAPI & MRCP)

Note: Nuance MRCP server version is MRCP 1.0 SP9. 

Language

Voices Available

Version

US English

Male: Reed Johnston

4.0

Female: Laurie Woods

4.0

Female: Laurie Woods - Enhanced

4.0

US Spanish

Female: Catalina Romero

4.0

UK English

Male: Tim Cooper

4.0

Female: Claire Kingston

4.0

Australian/New Zealand English

Male: Josh Donnelly

4.0

Female: Sarah Brown

4.0

Canadian French

Female: Julie Deschamps

4.0

Brazilian Portuguese

Female: Marina Costa

4.0

German

Female: Anna Weber

4.0.5

Vendor Feature Comparison

 

RealSpeak 4.0

Speechify 3.0

Vocalizer  4.0

SAPI Interface

MRCP Interface

 

Client/Server

Same Server as EVIP

SAPI Tag Support

 

SSML Support

L&H Control Code Support

 

 

Plain Text Support

MRCP Only

 

MRCP Only

URI List Support

MRCP Only

 

MRCP Only

General Notes:

  1. A sound card is not required for Microsoft SAPI to be used with EVIP 10.0. However, if an attempt is made to change or test a SAPI voice in the Microsoft Speech control panel without a sound card on the system, an error will occur on the system.
     
  2. Any SAPI compatible vendor may be used within EVIP, but issues that may arise that are deemed a 3rd party issue must be resolved through the 3rd party vendor support.
     
  3. Completeness of support for various text to speech markup languages (SAPI and SSML) vary from vendor to vendor.  The documentation that ships with each vendor contains detailed listings of tags supported.
     
  4. Although Speechify 3.0.5 documentation does not state that it is required to install SAPI 5.1 it has been seen that having SAPI 5.1 installed does not cause any issues with this vendor.
     
  5. The Speak Text step contains SSML, Plain Text, and URI List in the Content type drop down list is for MRCP TTS.
     
  6. The Speak Text step contains SAPI and SSML in the XML Tag Type drop down list is for SAPI TTS.
     
  7. New licensing was introduced for the RealSpeak 4.0 release. Please refer to "RS_Telecom_TTS_Licensing_Handbook" for RealSpeak licensing.