Text-to-speech (TTS) is a type of speech synthesis application used to create a spoken audible version of text in a computer document, such as a help file or a Web page. TTS enables the reading of computer display information for the visually challenged person, or may simply be used to augment the reading of a text message. Inversely, TTS is also used to create text representations of the spoken word. This aspect of TTS is quickly becoming more functional and useful in everyday life with the rapid development of software and mobile technology. [ Read More... ]
The Human Side of Building Automation
Building Automation Systems were born in 1895. Warren Johnson the father of Johnson Controls, patented the first temperature control system designed to help keep students more comfortable in their classrooms. Fast forward to 2014, we’re now seeing technology driving a new era of building intelligence.
With software meeting hardware that is pushing sensor based machine to machine technology, and connected devices like the Nest Thermostat popularizing the Internet of Things there’s a world of new functionality, collaboration, and efficiency in front of us. [ Read More... ]