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Otodio mobile text to speech


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Otodio mobile text to speech

  1. 1. Way Beyond Podcasting
  2. 2. The Problem Podcasting/MP3 works for time shifting “radio style” content and “linear” books Podcasting is ineffective for the vast majority of potential Personal Audio Information applications
  3. 3. Personal Audio Information WHY LISTEN? Training Anytime Instruction Education Driving Multi-tasking Plant Maintenance Walking Complimentary Operations Exercise Improved Retention More Effective Use of Time Enhanced Learning
  4. 4. The Solution <ul><li>Key Benefits of Otodio compared to Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>User </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation with optional remote control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy speed change, repeating, tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate from publication, location or alphanumeric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal and external interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional visual highlighted text and media objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configurability, favourites, file management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works on smartphones, PCs, SatNav units etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content Creator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective creation and delivery platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthetic voice on device makes long tail cost effective – real voice option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure and protected content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External interaction and usage logging </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Otodio documents automatically sent. Initially onto smartphones or PDAs Navigated by tactile remote control, device screen or buttons or voice Listened to through headphones or car audio
  6. 6. End-to-end Solution User Publications Documents Otodio Enabled Devices Receptor Optional Remote Zaptor Multiple Digital File Formats Document Transformation Creator Mobile or Internet Secure Delivery Connector Otodio “Standard” File Structure User Experience