LumenVox, Top VoIP Company 2008: FierceVoIP, Fierce 15
Where it's based: San Diego, CA
When it was founded: 2001
Why it's Fierce: Speech recognition technology is one of the unsung building blocks of new wave voice applications. LumenVox has been around for a while, but they've officially opened up their speech recognition software to the wide world of open source over the past few years. The company now supports VoiceXML through a partnership with I6Net, opening up thousands of existing VXML applications to run on Digium's Asterisk platform; there's also support under "numerous" Linux distributions.
Other firms working with LumenVox include Active Voice, Aculab, Avaya, BroadSoft, Metaphor Solutions and Pactolus; work is in progress to integrate the software with Cisco, Envox, Genesys and Sun solutions.
Did we mention that LumenVox is an affordable solution for speech recognition?