Morrisville, North Carolina - August 31st, 2005 - OC3 Entertainment, a leading provider of facial animation technology in games, announces the use of Fonix VoiceIn™ speech recognition technology in the FaceFX product.
FaceFX rapidly generates facial animation data from audio dialogue. Using Fonix VoiceIn technology, FaceFX creates more realistic animations and takes advantage of VoiceIn’s native support for the following languages: US English, UK English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Korean, and Japanese. In addition to providing more advanced tools for game developers, the partnership between OC3 Entertainment and Fonix is significant because the two companies are working together to provide a real-time facial animation solution that will put a new face on in-game voice chatting.
"VoiceIn generates the best automated facial animation results we’ve ever seen" says Doug Perkowski, CEO of OC3 Entertainment. “And the additional languages supported by VoiceIn allows foreign language and localized games have the same great facial animation as their English counterparts."
"Fonix is excited to be working with OC3 to demonstrate yet another innovative use of our speech recognition technology,” says Tim K. Hong, VP, Fonix Games. “OC3 has done a great job of utilizing Fonix VoiceIn to increase the realism of the game experience. We are pleased with the way game developers are using our speech tools to enhance games and keep them cutting edge. The industry is really advancing because of new technologies from companies like OC3 and Fonix."
About OC3 Entertainment
OC3 Entertainment (www.oc3ent.com) is a private company dedicated to powering the gaming industry with realistic talking characters. The company develops FaceFX, a middleware solution for game developers.
Fonix Corporation®, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an innovative communications and technology company that provides integrated telecommunications services and value-added speech technologies through Fonix Telecom Inc. and The Fonix Speech Group. Visit (www.fonix.com) for more information, or call (801) 553-6600 and say "Sales."
Doug Perkowski, OC3 Entertainment, Inc.
OC3 Entertainment and FaceFX are trademarks of OC3 Entertainment, Inc. Fonix and VoiceIn are registered trademarks of Fonix Corporation.