Windows 10 Apps Can Speak and Listen using Latest Chant Tools

Chant Developer Workbench 2016 accelerates Universal Windows Platform speech technology integration.

Los Angeles, California, December 1, 2016—Chant Inc., a leading independent vendor of speech and natural user interface technology tools and class libraries, announced today availability of a new version of its flagship toolset for developing software that speaks, listens, and interacts with users.

Chant Developer Workbench is comprised of essential tools and class libraries for integrating speech and NUI technology. It provides an IDE for developing and interactively testing speech and natural user interface technologies. Developers can manage conversations, grammars, movement, profiles, lexicons, speech, and text-to-speech markup directly within application software they develop and deploy using prebuilt class libraries.

"Developers who construct apps targeted for Windows 10 and certification through the Microsoft Store can develop high-performance multimodal application interfaces using speech technology," said John Earle, president and founder of Chant Inc. "With Developer Workbench 2016, developers can easily integrate speech recognition and speech synthesis for deploying across all Microsoft Universal Windows Platform devices."

New key features and capabilities provided by Chant Developer Workbench 2016 include:

  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Chant Developer Workbench IDE available in 17 languages for designing and testing speech recognition grammars (SRGS) and speech synthesis markup language (SSML).
  • Universal Windows Platform (UWP) class libraries for integrating speech technology in Windows 10 apps that can be natively compiled and certified through the Microsoft Store.
  • Text-to-Speech API support for the latest Nuance Vocalizer Expressive V2 voices.
  • Speech Recognition API support for latest Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking release.

US Pricing and Availability

Chant Developer Workbench 2016 can be ordered today. Pricing is $999 per developer and includes the Chant Developer Workbench interactive environment, a license for GrammarKit 5, KinesicsKit 3, LexiconKit 5, ProfileKit 5, SpeechKit 8, VoiceMarkupKit 5 and VoiceXMLKit 2. For more information about features and pricing, visit

About Chant

Chant Inc. is a leading provider of software and services that help organizations gain competitive advantage with speech and natural user interface technology. Chant is the first company to provide engine-independent middleware for developing desktop, embedded, and telephony applications that use speech and NUI technology. For more information, please visit

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