SAY IT. BUY IT! NUANCE AND QPASS TEAM TO OFFER VOICE-DRIVEN COMMERCE SERVICES TO WIRELESS CARRIERS WITH THE QPASS TALKWALLET Wednesday 21 March 2001 PDF Print Qpass to integrate Nuance speech recognition and voice authentication into its e-Wallet and transaction services for mobile commerce to create Qpass TalkWallet Qpass, a global leader in digital commerce services, today announced plans to offer the Qpass TalkWallet, a voice-enabled e-Wallet and transaction service for mobile commerce, using speech recognition and voice authentication technology from Nuance, the leader in Voice Web software. These new Qpass products and services will enable telecommunications companies, wireless carriers and voice portal providers to offer their customers simple, secure and intuitive voice-activated buying via their mobile phones. The integration of the Nuance 7.0 natural language speech recognition engine and the Nuance Verifier voice authentication software into Qpass' commerce services marks a key milestone in the development of voice-activated mobile commerce and the evolution of the Voice Web. It offers, for the first time, a secure, device-appropriate buying experience that enables consumers to make purchases simply by speaking their requests in a natural, conversational manner - eliminating the need for cumbersome PIN-based security and manual data entry on mobile handsets and devices. Built using the Qpass commerce service, Qpass TalkWallet securely stores, manages and transfers personal and payment information for use during commerce transactions, delivering that information directly into a merchant's existing order processing system so that consumers no longer need to enter personal or credit card information with each new transaction or merchant. "In today's highly competitive wireless environment, the ability to just 'say it' and then 'buy it' provides carrier differentiation and consumer satisfaction," said Bill Barnard, Managing Director Qpass Europe. "The voice-powered capabilities of Qpass TalkWallet enable wireless carriers and voice portals to increase their transaction revenue, decrease abandonment rates and retain customers on the mobile platform." "Working with Nuance to provide a personalised solution for mobile commerce is an important step in our strategy to help telecommunications carriers worldwide deploy new, value-added services, and we're pleased to be working with them on this initiative,'' he added. "The relationship between Nuance and Qpass will spur the adoption of V-Commerce, or voice-enabled e-commerce, on the Voice Web," said Ron Croen, president and CEO of Nuance. "And with Nuance's Verifier voice authentication technology, Qpass will make shopping through your mobile phone more convenient and secure than ever before." About Qpass (www.qpass.com) The global leader in digital commerce services, Qpass provides the commerce infrastructure for next-generation transactions across the Internet, broadband and mobile networks and devices. Integrating its flagship Digital Commerce Service, a cross-site transactional solution for the sale of content and services via IP networks, with its industry-leading electronic wallet technology, the Qpass Connected Commerce Platform enables the sale of content, goods and services across a full range of networks and devices - including personal computers, wireless phones, PDAs and interactive television - by providing persistent, portable payment credentials, a consistent purchase experience and universal account management capabilities. Founded in 1997, Qpass is based in Seattle, WA. The company is privately held. About Nuance Nuance is the leader in Voice Web software - speech recognition, voice authentication, text-to-speech and voice-browsing products that make the information and services of enterprises, telecommunications networks and the Internet accessible from any telephone. Every day, millions of people interact with Nuance systems at blue-chip companies like BeVocal, Lycos, Merrill Lynch, Nomura Securities, Sprint PCS and Tellme Networks. Nuance is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with global sales offices and partners supporting solutions in multiple languages around the world. For more information about Nuance, visit http://www.nuance.com For more information, please contact: Qpass: Beth Harvey, Marketing Manager Qpass Europe email@example.com 0208 7473204 On behalf of Qpass: Emma Thompson/Nicola Morgan firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com 01753 448832 or 01753 448885 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.