ICONS No.1 National distributor of Nuance Starts Shipping of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10

From: Nuance Communications, Inc
Published: Fri Sep 26 2008

Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 10 is now available in India.ICONS, Mumbai based Nuance # 1 Indian distributor having Pan India presence has today started to ship Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® 10 software in India. A breakthrough new release of the world’s best-selling speech recognition software. With Dragon, people can write documents and emails, search the Web, and even control their PC entirely by voice, saving time and boosting productivity. Because most people speak at least three times faster than they type, Dragon makes it possible to get things done more quickly by voice than by relying on keyboards and mice alone. Dragon 10 is nearly twice as fast as the previous release and can deliver accuracy up to 99 percent, while never making a spelling mistake.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking software from Nuance is used by millions of people — in the office, at home, at school, on the road, even in the operating room — to get more done faster by voice. The new release of Dragon delivers what matters most in speech recognition – superior levels of accuracy, seamless integration with the most popular PC applications, and unrivalled ease of use — and introduces new features that promise to help anyone get more done, faster:

Get it right the first time — For more than a year, Nuance has hosted a typing test on its Web site to highlight the boost in speed and accuracy that is delivered by Dragon (try it yourself at http://www.nuance.com/talk). After testing 35,000 people, Nuance found that the average typing speed was 35 words per minute (WPM), down from previous estimates of 40 WPM. Even more significant, the data showed that the average accuracy was only 58 percent. Dragon’s near-perfect accuracy means less time spent pecking away at the keyboard and more time actually getting things done — at speeds of up to 160 WPM. Significant improvements to the Dragon NaturallySpeaking recognition system have yielded an accuracy improvement of more than 20 percent over the previous release, resulting in speech recognition accuracy levels as high as 99 percent. In fact, the product actually learns from corrections over time, making speech a more natural and satisfying experience. And, perhaps best of all, Dragon will never misspell a word.

Dragon Voice Shortcuts — New Dragon Voice Shortcuts collapse common multi-step tasks into direct voice commands. Now you can send emails and schedule meetings, search the Web for information, products, news and more, or search your desktop faster than ever by saying what you want. For example:
"Send email to Peter Mahoney and Steve Chambers," — Dragon opens the user’s email program, creates a new email and puts the appropriate contact names into the "to:" box.

"Search maps for Italian restaurants in Boston, Massachusetts," or "Search the Web for Madonna concert schedule," — Dragon opens the default search engine and Web browser to enter the spoken words in the search field and return the results. Users can also search specific sites by voice including Google, Yahoo, eBay, Wikipedia and YouTube.

Quick Voice Formatting — Quick Voice Formatting commands allow users to issue a single voice command, such as "Bold Quick Voice Formatting," to make formatting text faster than ever. In addition, an extensive set of natural language commands means users don’t have to memorize complex instructions. In Microsoft Word, for example, a user can say ‘make that bigger,’ and the font size increases instantly.

Type as fast as you talk — With Dragon, spoken words appear on the screen almost instantly, making speech a faster, more natural approach to connect with your PC. Most people speak about 120 words per minute, but type fewer than 40 words a minute. Dragon NaturallySpeaking lets users create documents and emails about three times faster than typing.

Cut the cord from the PC — For the first time ever, Nuance is offering a special Dragon NaturallySpeaking edition bundled with a Bluetooth headset to deliver a truly hands-free, untethered experience. With the accompanying Plantronics Calisto Bluetooth headset in certain bundles, people can move up to 30 feet away from their computer while dictating. In addition, because Dragon works with many digital voice recorders and personal digital assistants (PDAs), people can get more done while they are on the go, reclaiming lost time.

Talk to your favorite applications — Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 lets people speak their minds quickly with today’s most popular applications, including Microsoft Word and Outlook, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and popular instant message clients such as AOL Instant Messenger.

Changing Lives, One Voice at a Time
Dragon NaturallySpeaking gives people an easy way to get more done in less time — whether it is sending an email, writing a report, capturing an old family recipe or updating a blog. The best way to appreciate the power and flexibility of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 is to see how people in all walks of life are putting the software to work to make it easier for them to speak their minds.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 is also Section 508 certified to allow hands-free use of the PC for those with disabilities and to assist people with carpal tunnel syndrome or other repetitive stress injuries. Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been shown to reduce temporary labor costs and insurance premiums by reducing repetitive stress injuries and worker compensation claims.

The latest release of Dragon NaturallySpeaking comes from the world’s expert in speech recognition — Nuance. Nuance speech technology touches millions of people every day as they interact with their bank or airline reservation system by voice, dial by voice from their cell phone, or interact with their car’s navigation system.

Mr. Shivakumaran (UK) -
"Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes one more independent & gives PC user’s a different dimension"

Robert S. -
"I am dyslexic and have always had trouble writing and reading. But now I love to write because it is as easy as just talking and the program does it all for you."

Eugene P. -
"Web searches and desktop searches are virtually instantaneous using Dragon Voice Shortcuts."

Adv. Vinod Sampat, Mumbai's ace co-op housing society lawyer.
"I use Dragon in my day to day activity & with no hesitation I can say that I have used Dragon NaturallySpeaking software to write several books".

Adv. H. R. Krishnamoorthy
"No more tantrums of your old stenographer. In this world of dependency & lack of efficient staff, dragon is by far god’s gift to us".

Padmashri Dr. Keiki Mehta, No.1 Ophthalmologist of India.
" I use this practically for all my books & reference note, I think it makes life much easier".

Dr. Ramana Rao (Chicago)
"Amazing software for busy doctors…"

Mr. Rajiv Krishna (Journalist)
"With my RSI it was very difficult for me to continue my job as a journalist as my job demanded a lot of typing, when a friend introduced me to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I never typed ever after that & still continue to be a journalist".

Prof. Mrinal Javadekar (Teacher)
"I use Dragon to make all my teaching notes & Theories".

Mr. Thajwel Mizzo (Physically disable student)
"For me Dragon Speech software has been a great help. It has made my life more meaningful".

ICONS, is a 11 year old Mumbai based national distributor of specialized software & hardware products having expertise in three verticals of business:

Icons is the authorized distributor for Nuance products in India. Icons has a pan-India distribution network through which it caters to a pool of clients with specialized software products like Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking (Speech recognition solution), PDF Converters, OmniPage (OCR) & PaperPort (Desktop DMS). Please visit us at www.icons.net.in

Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with information and how they create, share and use documents. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
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