November 29, 2018
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AppTek, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based automatic speech recognition (ASR) and machine translation (MT) solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Tech 100 awards. This award celebrates the top companies leading innovation in the most important technology sectors in the Greater Washington technology community.
AppTek is the developer of one of the leading software that translates text and speech within documents, audio, images and video into more than 30 languages. The company’s artificial intelligence-based platform uses advanced technology to power enterprise applications people use every day for needs like eCommerce, consumer analytics, global humanitarian relief and more.
In addition to the NVTC award, AppTek was recognized earlier this year as a Star Performer by Speech Technology Magazine for its breakthrough in various areas of automatic speech recognition. Also, one of the company’s lead scientists, Dr. Hermann Ney won the prestigious IEEE 2019 James Flanagan Speech Audio Processing Award. Lastly, as a testament to the diverse environments in which AppTek’s technologies can be deployed, the company won a $1.5 million contract for its machine foreign language translation system for the Army.
“These accolades underscore our leadership and innovation that enable us to help organizations improve business operations and provide the optimal customer experience. We are looking forward to next year where we will continue to push speech technology past simply being used in basic services to where it becomes disruptive and will make a difference in critical fields such as global communication, healthcare, job creation and many other potentially life-improving breakthroughs,” said Mudar Yagi, CEO, AppTek.
AppTek will be honored at the NVTC Tech 100 awards banquet on December 3, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons, Virginia.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region.
AppTek artificial intelligence and machine learning-based automatic speech recognition and machine translation platform is deployed for the media and entertainment industry as well as call centers. Leveraging over 30 years’ worth of experience its scientists and research engineers support the research and development of practical systems – AppTek enables the highest quality automatic speech recognition and machine translation solutions available anywhere for enterprises everywhere. The streaming real-time combination allows for live closed captioning and speech to speech translation as in the Apptek closed captioning appliance available to TV stations and the Talk2me® app available on the AppStore. Apptek’s ASR and Neural MT are also available via its cloud API services.
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