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ART Announces Collaboration with Motorola Inc.

Added: (Tue Nov 13 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - ART’s Top Recognition Software Ported to Motorola’s Leading Processors

Roy Timor
ART, Advanced Recognition Technologies Ltd.
+972-3-642-7242, ext. 139

Gabi Artzi
ART, Advanced Recognition Technologies Inc.

Atlanta, USA, November 13, 2001. ART, Advanced Recognition Technologies Inc., global leaders in natural Human User Interface technologies, announced details of a new agreement reached with Motorola Inc., the world's #1 producer of embedded processors.

According to the agreement, signed with Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector, ART's innovative speech and handwriting recognition software will be ported to Motorola’s new microprocessors. In addition, Motorola and ART plan to collaborate in the co-marketing of ART-ported products.

The companies agreed to the porting of ART’s leading smARTspeak NG and simpliWrite technologies to Motorola’s processors, including the 2/2.5G and 3G Innovative Convergence™ Platform and DragonBall™ applications processor families.

"Developers of today’s mobile devices are increasingly demanding high performance speech and handwriting functions," said Ed Valdez, marketing director for Motorola's Wireless and Mobile Systems Division. "We are leveraging best-in-class technologies from ART and other vendors to enable developers to deliver a wide variety of applications using Motorola’s total systems solutions.”

"We are secure that both their global chipset customers and the users of Motorola’s own mobile devices will be delighted with the comprehensive range of speech and handwriting functionality offered by the smARTspeak NG and simpliWrite recognition engines," said Yakov Shulman, ART’s VP Sales. "At the same time, by enhancing their already world-class technologies, the deployment of ART’s software helps Motorola maintain its leadership position in today’s highly competitive marketplace."

About smARTspeak NG
Especially designed for the tight processing-power environment of today’s mass-market cellular handsets, ART’s unique smARTspeak NG is the first product ever to successfully combine all the speech-recognition functions usually found separately on either speaker-independent or speaker-dependent systems.

This all-in-one technology bundle combines all key speech-enabled functions, such as name and continuous digit dialing, menu navigation and device control, with new speaker-independent digit dialing functions. In addition, through a short and simple, 30-second personalization process, accented users benefit from further personalization that allows them to exploit smARTspeak NG capabilities, even if they are not native speakers

About simpliWrite
Supporting all major Western European languages and allowing concurrent multilingual use, ART’s revolutionary simpliWrite software-only solution intuitively recognizes user's natural handwriting. With no new characters or symbols to learn, simpliWrite demands no training, and users activate their device and compose messages within minutes.

The fastest and most convenient handwriting recognition solution available, simpliWrite’s continuous, on-the-fly recognition engine even works when one letter is written over another. ’Noise robust’, it intuitively accepts inaccurate or trembling handwritten script.

About Motorola’s Innovative Convergence™ Platforms
Motorola’s i.250 (2.5G voice/data) and i.300 (3G multimedia) Innovative Convergence platforms and DragonBall family of microprocessors are designed to meet a variety of customer needs by providing a comprehensive road map with distinct industry advantages for smaller, lighter, lower-cost wireless products. These advantages include flexibility, offering low, mid and high-tier feature sets; scalability, offering migration paths from 2G and 2.5G to 3G protocols; and connectivity, with Personal Area Network (e.g., Bluetooth™ technology), Wide Area Network (cellular) and mobile commerce capabilities.

The Innovative Convergence platform technology embodies 70 years of wireless expertise, 50 years in semiconductors, and two decades of leadership in the cellular industry. The best-selling DragonBall microprocessor family is designed for advanced information appliances, PDAs, smart phones, Web browsers/tablets, digital media audio players, handheld computers and mobile data/voice applications.

About Motorola, Inc.
As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNA™ system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Our strong focus on communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, safer and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.9 billion (USD) in 2000.


About ART
Established in 1990, ART, Advanced Recognition Technologies Inc., is the acknowledged pioneer and market leader in Natural User systems of embedded Speech and Handwriting Recognition for mobile devices. ART has generated a decade of software innovation and today develops and markets technologically superior solutions for the control and command of the full range of mobile devices by the human voice and natural handwriting.

Through its range of proprietary technologies based on unique, signal-processing algorithms, ART provides next-generation human user interface solutions for cellular handsets, smartphones, mobile communicators, PDAs and handhelds, and automotive systems.

Today, ART’s embedded software-only solutions are deployed in dozens of product lines from industry leaders such as Acer, Agere Systems – Optimay, A.T. Cross, Casio, Franklin, GVC, Hitachi, Hutel, Konka, LGE, Maxon, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NeoPoint, OTM Technologies, Panasonic, Philips, Quanta, Samsung, and Siemens Automotive.

Based in the United States, with sales offices on the East and West Coasts, ART maintains a wholly owned Israeli subsidiary -- ART Ltd. -- where research and development are conducted. ART is active in the US, European, and Asian markets.


smARTspeak NG™ and simpliWrite™ are trademarks of ART, Advanced Recognition Technologies Inc. Names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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