Quote:(Kevin Davies) writes:
> Has anyone worked with call processing equipment for micros?
> In particular, we're looking at some applications which require the
> use of digitized voice, at touch-tone detection for the software. One
> company I know of, Dialogic, has hardware to handle this. Has anyone
> any experience with this company or ones like it?
> (This will be on 80486 machines with either DOS or Unix).
Dialogic makes good equipment, and has by far the largest share of the
market for voice-processing hardware. Two other good companies are
Natural Microsystems of Natick, Mass. (508/650-1300), and Rhetorex
(forgot their number). They both have drivers for both DOS and Unix,
but another good operating system you should think of is OS/2 (in
fact, many people think it's *best* for voice processing apps -- its
multithreading is fantastic). Natural Microsystems has two
programming products to help you develop your application: ME/2 is a
set of C-language libraries, and Vscript is a full fourth-generation
voice application programming language. Dialogic depends on other
vendors to supply similar products.
I have a Natural Microsystems four-line card and the ME/2 libraries,
and I'm very happy with the combination.