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Voxbone Network’s Superb Voice Quality Enables Lexifone to Launch Automated Phone-Translation Service

Companies Combine Talents to Deliver Real-Time Language Interpretation

BRUSSELS - July 31, 2012 - Voxbone today announced it is enabling Lexifone to launch a real-time language-translation service that combines Lexifone's innovative automated phone-interpreter technology with the superb clarity of Voxbone's voice services.

The new Lexifone service, aimed at consumers and businesses, allows each party in a telephone call to speak and be heard in his or her chosen language. It is being launched worldwide after availability to selected users in closed beta trials for the past five months.

Lexifone is a service, not an app, that may be used on any phone - landline, mobile or VoIP - without an Internet connection or software download. To reach Lexifone's translation bridge, users simply dial local telephone numbers that Voxbone will make available in more than 50 countries, then select the languages and the numbers of the people they want to call in 120 countries. Lexifone translates the caller's spoken language, such as French, into the language the called party can understand, such as German, and vice versa.

The Lexifone automated phone-interpreter service, which currently accommodates translations into seven languages and 15 dialects, relies on Voxbone's access numbers and all-IP network.

"The caller's connection to our language-translation platform must be crystal-clear because sound quality is crucial for accurate voice recognition," said Lexifone CEO and founder Dr. Ike Sagie. "We selected Voxbone for its ability to provide that clarity, as well as its global coverage, flexibility and technological expertise. Voxbone's extensive relationships with telecom providers will save us time and money. We'll also benefit from Voxbone's experience working with voice application providers."

"We are pleased to be collaborating with Lexifone to help it apply the latest developments in voice recognition and real-time translation," said Voxbone CEO Rod Ullens. "As this relationship illustrates, language translation is an attractive service offering that exploits the power and versatility of Voxbone's all-IP connections around the world."

Languages supported at Lexifone's launch include French, Spanish, Mandarin, English, Portuguese, German and Italian. Translation capabilities for other languages like Russian, Japanese and Korean are under development.

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About Voxbone
Voxbone is the market leader in providing worldwide geographical, toll-free and iNum® telephone numbers, enabling Internet communications services providers, global carriers, national operators and enterprises to extend the reach of their voice services internationally, rapidly and with minimal costs. The company delivers high-quality inbound communications (often referred to as direct inward dialing, or DID) from more than 50 countries and more than 4,000 cities around the world. For more information, visit www.voxbone.com or connect with Voxbone on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Lexifone
Based in Haifa, Israel, Lexifone (www.lexifone.com) provides an automated phone interpreter, accessible from any phone (mobile, landline or VoIP) in real time, offline and online. Lexifone's voice translation technology thrives to create the simplest user experience, backed by a highly sophisticated linguistic telecom backbone. Lexifone currently supports over 15 languages and dialects and carries translated calls to over 100 countries, enabling easy communication between people who do not speak the same language.

Contacts:
Laura Abbott, for Voxbone
[email protected]
+1 203-869-8217

Itay Sagie, VP Sales, Lexifone
[email protected]
+972.4.6817711

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