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Jan 29th 2015: Another FREE 30-Day Evaluation Available

Even if you have already tried the free 30-day evaluation of a previous version of Orpheus TTS or Orpheus TTS Plus, you now have another free 30-day evaluation if you download version 3.06. Go to http://speech.meridian-one.co.uk/products.html download and try version 3.06 for FREE.

Dec 22nd 2014: Version 3.06 Released

Version 3.06 can be installed to a non-administrator user account provided an administrator password is available to authorise installation. Please download version 3.06, Orpheus TTS or Orpheus TTS Plus to try Orpheus. Version 3.06 retains all the benefits of fast TTS and security of earlier versions.

Dec 8th 2014: Version 3.05 Release Fixes Install Problem

Version 3.05 fixes installation problems with 3.04. If you had trouble installing 3.04 please download version 3.05, Orpheus TTS or Orpheus TTS Plus to fix this problem. Version 3.05 retains all the benefits of fast TTS and security of 3.04 and earlier versions.

Sept 19th 2014: More Security for Version 3.04

Build 114 of Orpheus v3.04 is code-signed with a certificate from DigiCert, a globally trusted certification authority. This is in addition to the pre-existing license protection and anti-tamper measures from SoftWORKZ and built in hashing protection built into Orpheus itself.

Aug 29th 2014: More Installation languages for Version 3.04 Released

German, French, Italian, Spanish and Croatian installation languages of Version 3.04 are now released and available for download. The installation language is the language of the installer, the Orpheus control panels and start menu items. Help remains in English.

Aug 7th 2014: Version 3.04 Released

Orpheus TTS and Orpheus TTS Plus Version 3.04 for Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP are now released. Download Version 3.04 to try for free with your screen reader or any talking Windows application compatible with Microsoft Speech API v5. Version 3.04 is a free update to any version 3 Orpheus and includes better performance with MS Speech API and removes some occasional glitches in audio output.

Jan 31st 2014: Orpheus Licence Packs now Available

Low cost Home/Small Office and Site licence packs for Orpheus are now available allowing unlimited use on three and ten machines respectively. Prices range from 64.80 for an Orpheus TTS Home/Small Office licence pack to 300 for a Site Licence for Orpheus TTS Plus.

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Jan 8th 2014: Version 3.03 Released

Orpheus TTS and Orpheus TTS Plus Version 3.03 for Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP are now released. Download Version 3.03 and try it out with popular screen readers like NVDA and Supernova or any talking Windows application compatible with Microsoft Speech API v5.

Version 3.03 fixes a crash reported with NVDA on Windows 64 systems and includes improved support for Unicode character sets: they are now correctly displayed in the Orpheus (user lexicon) exceptions editor.

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Dec 4th 2013: Version 3.03 in Beta Test

Version 3 is being updated to apply some fixes also to be in 4.

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Mar 22nd 2013: Website Overhaul

This website has undergone a major overhaul and restructuring over the last few days. We are sorry if some inconvenience was experienced by visitors to this site while the changes were being made.

The site content is increased with more information about Meridian One and our consulting activities. The speech and Orpheus section of the site is broadly unaltered and works as before these changes.

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Mar 6th 2013: Progress on Croatian for Orpheus

Progress continues with Orpheus 4.01 and its Croatian and Hindi languages.

Work on rationalising some Croatian exceptions into the body of the Orpheus language has begun.

More work remains to be done on the Hindi phonemes and phrase and sentence delivery.

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