Victoria, BC, October 8, 2008 -- STR-SpeechTech Ltd. (STR) is pleased to announce a recent contract award by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for STR's VOLMET Automation System.
The VOLMET system, used for broadcasting weather information to international oceanic air traffic, employs STR's award-winning StarCaster Text-to-Speech technology to generate the system's speech output. StarCaster VOLMET automatically downloads weather data, expands it into plain text and converts it into high quality voice output for regularly scheduled radio broadcast to aircraft in flight. The system is effortless to use, and makes more efficient use of valuable labour resources since it eliminates the need to perform live manual broadcasts. STR has developed, installed and currently maintains all VOLMET automation systems operating in North America, and the company is proud to offer the same exceptional system to the IAA. STR-SpeechTech's President Craig Dickson states, "We are confident StarCaster VOLMET will improve the IAA's current weather broadcasting capabilities and help to streamline their operations. StarCaster VOLMET is well proven, and is easily implemented and integrated into IAA's facility."