FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THC Technologies Corporation Announces Expanded Product Offerings
Boston, Massachusetts. (March 18, 2009) - Frances M. Lynch, CEO of THC Technologies Corporation (THC), a private corporation engaged in the global biometrics solutions market, today announced an expansion of its VoiceVantage™ product offerings. Offerings now include:
TalkDirect™ is a self-contained, stand alone Interactive Voice Response (IVR) solution designed for telephony-based voice authentication. TalkDirect™ enables users to call into a telephone system and quickly confirm their identity via the VoiceCheck™ technology. Once verified, users can be granted access to protected resources/data, retrieve personal messages, negotiate menu options via touch-tone or voice recognition and navigate into a variety of other services extended by the enterprise such as keyless entry.
SpeakNSet™ is a self-contained, stand alone secure identity confirmation solution that provides automated password reset capability for password-protected systems. This enables users to call in by telephone and reset their own passwords using voice authentication, thereby avoiding lengthy, cumbersome and repetitive identification processes necessary when interacting with live call-center operators who manually verify the identity of the user.
VoiceCheck™ Software Development Kit (SDK)
The VoiceCheck™ SDK allows C++ developers to integrate VoiceVantage’s™ voice verification engine into an enterprise’s identity confirmation solution on Windows, Linux, Solaris and AIX platforms. The VoiceCheck™ SDK delivers open standards and interoperability; and is well suited for implementation into a wide range of voice solutions. The interface also supports voice recording in a variety of formats and sample rates.
All of the VoiceVantage™ products provide the following features and benefits:
VoiceCheck™ technology provides two-factor authentication – something they are and something they know. With VoiceCheck™, it must be the specific individual speaking as they correctly respond to a posed query before gaining authorized access. Optionally, the technology can require users to correctly answer randomly selected knowledge-based questions where their spoken responses must successfully match their unique biometric voiceprints.
Voice has consistently been ranked as the least intrusive and least intimidating biometric technology.
VoiceCheck™ technology integrates with most existing infrastructures and uses existing communication devices.
VoiceCheck™ captures the voice characteristics necessary for future voiceprint comparison, regardless of the language, gender, or accent of the user.
By using one centralized database of voiceprints for all platforms, enterprises can leverage their investment across many communication channels, such as web and telephony.
The entire enrollment procedure takes less than one minute to complete. Users can then securely gain immediate access to an enterprise’s business applications.
Low Storage Requirements
The typical user enrollment process consists of multiple renditions of a voiceprint; and the resulting storage requirement is no more than approx. 20-30 Kbytes per user.
Flexible Security Models
VoiceCheck™ technology offers adjustable security threshold settings that can be controlled and modified by an enterprise to align with the enterprise’s own security standards.
Highly Scalable Server Platform
The VoiceVantage™ software is highly scalable via conventional industry standard relational databases. VoiceCheck™ is compatible with ODBC compliant databases.
CEO Frances Lynch said: "THC is an innovative company with the development expertise and proprietary technology to sustain its leadership position in the voice verification biometrics market. We are fortunate in our technological capabilities and strategic alliances and in our ability to address our customers’ next generation technology compliance and security challenges.”
Paul Standen, Vice President of Sales, added: "Our company strengths also include our sales and technical support team and our strategic engineering partners who have considerable experience working with the most innovative information security interface technologies."
About THC Technologies Corporation
Located in Boston, Massachusetts, THC is a privately held company with significant experience in business development, IT implementation and support of technology companies. THC's VoiceVantage™ technology is recognized as a leader in voice authentication software and products that capture and analyze human voiceprints for identification purposes, security, fraud prevention and numerous other applications.
In comparison to other biometrics industry offerings, THC's VoiceVantage™ products are noninvasive, language independent, and are designed to operate with conventional telephone equipment and computer microphones, thus eliminating the need for specialized devices and additional hardware. Further information on THC and VoiceVantage™ biometrics voice verification technology can be found at www.voicevantage.com.
As provided by the “Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Security Litigation Reform Act of 1995,” THC Technologies Corporation (THC) cautions the reader that this release includes certain information that may constitute forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
For more information contact:
Frances M. Lynch, CEO
THC Technologies Corp.
1 State Street, Suite 1400
Boston MA 02109