Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Intechnica Marketing New Voice Technology

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Intechnica Marketing New Voice Technology

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educational system, is now being marketed by Intechnica Learning Systems of Midwest City with its overall VoxBox package for teaching languages.

The VoxCard technology was invented by Intechnica to add digitized high-quality interactive voice to the firm's programs to assist teachers of English as a second language, said P. Stanley Bolin, president of Intechnica.

"It allows sound to be used with the software in an integrated system," said Bolin. "The overall system now includes listening, speaking, writing and recording. The initial offering was developed for teaching English to Hispanic people.

"It is primarily for adults, though it can be used with school age children."

The software includes 400 to 600 hours of instruction in 17 languages, said Bolin.

More than $700,000 has been invested by Intechnica in developing the overall VoxBox system, he said. The firm was started in January 1987 as a spinoff from Intechnica Inc., which was started by Bolin in 1983 to market business computer systems.

Intechnica Learning Systems, a privately-held firm, now includes about 35 to 40 shareholders, said Bolin, and is headed by Dr. Paul Edmonds, an Oklahoma City surgeon, as chairman and chief executive officer. Ben K. West is vice president for marketing, and Joe Jaeger is vice president for production.

The firm is the first tenant of the new Tinker Business and Industrial Park, which has been started at SE 29th St. …

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