DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - VoiceTrust, a global leader and provider of digital payments and voice biometric solutions today announced further commitment to innovation with a strategic research agreement with CRIM (Computer Research Institute of Montreal).
CRIM is an IT applied research centre dedicated to the development and transfer of cutting-edge technology and know-how to leading businesses and organizations, increasing their productivity and competitiveness, both locally and globally.
"At VoiceTrust, we are committed to innovation and developing leading technology in the ever evolving space of voice biometrics and the CRIM research agreement shall provide us with a world class applied research platform. Application of voice biometrics in commercial, large scale applications certainly requires such capability," says Tariq Habib. "CRIM is recognised as a world class leader in voice authentication research and technology and we will be working very closely together to bring this to forefront of the industry."
"We have been developing this technology in Quebec since 2002 and it is now one of the best in its class worldwide and working with VoiceTrust to support this voice biometrics platform even further was one of the key elements that sealed the alliance." Says Daniel Blanche, CRIM's CEO.
VoiceTrust also demonstrates its commitment and expansion in the North American markets by its recent acquisition of Perceive Solutions Inc, a Montreal based voice technology firm that exploits CRIM's voice biometrics technology to identify and authenticate speakers in any language and with free form speech.
VoiceTrust is majority owned by Ramphastos Investments, the investment vehicle of Dutch investor Marcel Boekhoorn.
Corné Melissen, VoiceTrust´s interim CFO and spokesman for Ramphastos emphasises the investor´s commitment to the growth of VoiceTrust, both organically and by means of acquisitions and alliances to support future technologies.
VoiceTrust is a global provider of digital payment and voice biometric solutions. VoiceTrust is dedicated to continuous innovation and development of patented technologies. VoiceTrust leverages its domain expertise and intellectual property in digital payment transaction processing and voice biometrics to deliver highly differentiated real-life solutions. VoiceTrust is backed by a successful Dutch private equity firm and operates globally with footprints in the Americas, Europe and South Asia, Middle East & Africa.
CRIM is an IT applied research centre dedicated to the development and transfer of cutting-edge technology and know-how to Quebec's leading businesses and organizations, increasing their productivity and competitiveness, both locally and globally. CRIM possess four world class R&D teams: Distributed Systems Analysis, Development and Internet Technologies, Speech Recognition and Vision and Imaging.
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