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Microsoft and InterActual Collaborate to Showcase Interactive DVD-ROM Content On
Nationwide Press Tour
Thursday December 5, 9:15 am ET
Microsoft to Showcase the Digital Experience of DVD on Windows XP
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2002-- One Voice Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:ONEV - News), developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the Wireless, Telematics, TV/Internet appliance and Interactive Multimedia markets and InterActual Technologies Inc., the leading provider of DVD-ROM solutions for major motion picture studios, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to showcase the digital experience of DVD on Windows XP, highlighting leading edge multimedia applications from both One Voice and InterActual.
Microsoft will begin a nationwide press tour on December 9 with the focus on the benefits of PC-based DVD viewing, which highlights the wealth and richness of DVD-ROM content for PCs.
InterActual Player 2.0 allows movie lovers of all ages to use the power of their PC to interact through voice with all of the latest multimedia content being developed by the movie industry and enhance their DVD experience. PC-based DVD-ROM viewing goes far beyond traditional DVD players by allowing viewers to interact with their favorite DVD titles in fun and exciting new ways. Today's blockbuster DVD's contain the latest in interactive technology including: Flash animation, Shockwave and voice recognition all experienced through the InterActual Player. Over the past year, One Voice and InterActual have worked closely with major motion picture studios on several blockbuster hits to create the industry's first Voice Interactive DVD-ROM. Now, viewers can play DVDs on their computers and enjoy an amazing digital multimedia experience combining video, audio, graphics and voice recognition. This new digital experience is fulfilling the industry vision of DVD.
"Watching a DVD on your Windows XP PC opens up a whole new world of entertainment choices," said John Pinette, director of Windows Product Management at Microsoft Corp. "Building on Windows technologies, One Voice and InterActual greatly enhance the DVD experience and actually change the relationship between you and your movie. With seventy percent of DVD's containing extra PC content, you can now talk to your favorite character, play interactive games and so much more, all with voice recognition. These `enhanced DVD experiences' leverage the strengths of Windows XP and are available today on DVDs you probably already own."
"Consumers get excited about DVDs with compelling bonus features like voice recognition," said Clint Ludeman, VP of Marketing at InterActual. "InterActual Player provides users new ways to experience their favorite movies."
"We see tremendous growth for interactive DVD-ROM content," said Dean Weber, president and CEO at One Voice. "PCs running Windows XP are a natural fit for people looking to experience the ultimate in DVD technology. Our voice recognition integrated with the InterActual Player gives the viewer an amazing interactive experience."
About InterActual Technologies Inc.
InterActual Technologies Inc. (http://www.interactual.com/) is the leading provider of software and services that connect DVD and the Internet. InterActual's PCFriendly(TM) and InterActual Player software have enabled millions of connected viewers to enjoy exclusive special features with Hollywood movies when played in an Internet-connected DVD player or DVD-ROM computer. By integrating the experience of Web browsing with the highly-interactive capabilities of DVD, InterActual is connecting the audience to a new dimension of entertainment and information. InterActual also maintains an online, subscription-based community (http://inventor.interactual.com/) for professional developers interested in more fully exploiting the features of the InterActual platform for entertainment and marketing content.
About One Voice Technologies Inc.
One Voice Technologies Inc. is the world's first developer of 4th Generation voice solutions for the telecom, telematics, TV/Internet appliance and Interactive Multimedia markets. Our Intelligent Voice(TM) solutions employ revolutionary, patented technology that allows people to send messages (Email, SMS, Instant Messaging and paging), purchase products, get information and control devices -- all by using their voice. The company has headquarters in San Diego. For more information, visit http://www.onevoicetech.com/.
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