speech server vs OCS 2007 speech server RRS feed

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  • Hello All,

    I'm very new to this speech processing, I was looking to purchase speech sever 2004.  This was because I saw it with some boards as entry level.  Is it true that all of the functionality (writing custom apps) will be in 2007?  What do they actually call the language used, is it an extention of visual basic or its own language.

    I apologize very new and learning the ins and outs.  Also trying not to get ripped off as I have seen speech server being sold for 900 to 1500 on ebay.  On the outset it looks like a deal.  But if speech server 2007 is on its way to the public and it does that and more what would be the point of buying it?

    Please help... sign confused newbie
    Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:07 PM


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    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:10 AM
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2007 3:10 PM
  • I have been supporting a voice application with 144 trunks (lines) answering approximatly 50K calls per day for 5 years now.  It is a websphere app. We are looking to get away from webshpere and am interested in Microsoft technology but, their old speech server was non-standard SALT and we really want to use standard VXML 2.0 and beyond.   OCS 2007 apparently provides all that but I am really confused by the hype.


    So my answer to lostsoul2know is that you should be looking at VXML as a core technology choice to provide yourself with some portablity in your system- should you decide to scale up or out source.


    Now MS has put speech server into OCS 2007 but I have no clue how to even start.  All of the hype and all of the documentation is around a total solution that we don't even begin to want.  All we want is a stable IVR platform that processes VXML reliably.  The OCS 2007 documents don't mention basic things like dialogic cards or anything really around setting up an IVR solution that doesn't involve all the other stuff that MS wants to throw in the mix.  Does anyone know where to get some basic IVR- speech server information that includes hardware needs such as Dialogic cards and echo cancellers that will get us to where we need to go?  I am lost too!!


    Thank-you to anyone who respondes


    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:46 PM
  • Speech Server 2007 documentation Home: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb857803.aspx

    Speech Server 2007 planning documentation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb858810.aspx




    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:44 PM

    I've used OCS2007 on a couple of projects and it was pretty easy.  The Speech Server setup takes 10 minutes or so.  If you have a SIP-enabled switch, you can be up and running in 30 minutes.  The important thing is the switch's SIP trunks must provide TCP for SIP transport.  I know that Avaya does.  I think Asterisk does, natively, now, too.


    If it's an option, instead of buying a bunch of dialogic, etc., just get a SIP trunk card for your switch.



    Monday, October 6, 2008 3:41 PM