From real-time language translation to voice-enabled appliances, Texas Instruments invites public to sound off on the future of voice
TI’s “vision for voice” contest seeks video submissions describing ideas for new products, technologies and innovations in voice
VoiceCon, ORLANDO, FLA. - Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) [NYSE:TXN] is unveiling a creative competition designed to tap into the brightest ideas and minds of all technology enthusiasts across the United States. TI’s “Vision for Voice” contest asks individuals to submit a short video that demonstrates their creativity, knowledge and vision for the future of voice technology. Entrants can describe a specific Voice over IP (VoIP) product they imagine being developed, feature enhancements to current technology, or quite simply, their vision for voice 20 years from now. Contestants can receive additional information and enter the contest at www.memelabs.com/texasinstruments.
An established VoIP industry leader with over 700 million ports shipped worldwide, TI develops silicon and software solutions that propel a vision of a world where nearly every IP connected device is voice enabled. To learn more about TI’s vision for voice visit: www.ti.com/visionforvoice.
“TI designs voice solutions that address the real-world challenges manufacturers and consumers face,” said Brian Glinsman, general manager of TI’s communications infrastructure and voice group. “This contest gives us the opportunity to hear from customers and end users alike about what innovations they envision for voice 10 or 20 years from now, to ensure that we are responding to their needs and working towards making their vision a reality.”
In addition to entering the contest, viewers will be able to cast their votes using the online site to determine the top 10 video entries. Once the finalists are selected, a panel of respected judges will decide the final winners. The grand prize winner will receive a home theater system complete with receiver, 6.1 audio and a 56" Samsung High Definition DLP® television with 1080P resolution. Three runner-ups will receive Slacker portable Internet radio players, developed with TI’s OMAPTM technology. The contest concludes on May 13, 2008.
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