SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES NAMES VOXWARE A PREMIER INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE VENDOR

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Symbol Validates Voxware's VoiceXML Client Software to Redefine the Role of Voice for Symbol's Mobile Computing Devices in Logistics

Symbol Technologies, The Enterprise Mobility Company(tm), and Voxware, leading supplier of voice-driven logistics solutions, today announced that Symbol has named Voxware a PartnerSelect Premier Independent Software Vendor (ISV), bringing Voxware the opportunity to expand their business through joint marketing, demand generation and close collaboration with Symbol and the PartnerSelect community. The companies also announced that Voxware's VoiceXML Browser, VoxBrowser(tm), was validated as a voice-enabling technology for select Symbol MC9000 series mobile computers used in logistics applications. Validation on the MC9060 Mobile Computer was completed through the Symbol Validation Program in October 2005 at the Symbol Solution Center located in Holtsville, NY.

"Increasingly, Symbol customers and solution partners are choosing to implement voice-based solutions on our mobile computing devices," stated Pat McCullough, vice president and general manager of Symbol's Solutions Division. "Voxware's open system and standards-based software solution offers them a superior development platform for voice applications that can run on select Symbol mobile computing devices, and can be integrated with any Warehouse Management System (WMS) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) type application." "We are very pleased that Symbol validated our software and that together we can help grow the market for multi-modal, voice-driven logistics applications," said Tom Drury, Voxware CEO. "The value of voice interfaces to enhance logistics operations is now recognized in the industry. And Symbol's validation of VoxBrowser furthers drives our strategy to broaden how and where voice can add value, and help increase ROI in a warehouse environment."

Symbol's Solutions Validation Program enables partners to test and validate their mobility solution on Symbol products to help ensure interoperability and reduce both the risk level and the time to deployment for the customer. Voxware's VoxBrowser is comprised of a full VoiceXML-compliant, browser-based client platform, Voxware's industry-leading continuous speech recognition engine, and a superior text-to-speech capability. Symbol and Voxware will continue to co-validate VoxBrowser on other Symbol mobile computers for logistics applications. The terms of the validation, including disclaimers, are set forth in the Test Agreement between Symbol and Voxware and the Symbol Mobility Validated Solution Validation Report, and available from Voxware.

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