Zetes Services over 50% of European Voice Market in 2006

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Company Deploys Voice Recognition Technology to over 5,000 New Users in 2006 A total of 18,000 voice recognition terminals throughout Europe

Zetes, a leading pan-European systems integrator in automatic identification of goods and people, has announced that sales figures for its 3i Voice Solution have increased by almost 30% in 2006 from the previous year. The result consolidates the groups leadership position in the European voice solutions integration market. Adding in the acquisition of Vocognition International in August 2006, Zetes now services 50% of the European voice market.

Customers are increasingly tapping into our 3i Voice Solution methodology for the integration of Vocollects voice recognition technology in logistics and warehouse environments. Our pan-European presence and ever-growing experience in various vertical markets makes us a safe and reliable partner for international customers. For the first time in history, we have deployed our 3i Voice Solution to more than 5,000 new users in one year., says Marcel Kars, VP 3i Competence Centres, Zetes.

It had become clear that Vocognition International, one of the pioneers in the European voice market, was struggling to sustain its centralised business model in a continuously growing market where customers require proximity and local support. The integration of Vocognitions reputable professionals into our 3i Competence Centres was an excellent opportunity for Zetes. The positive message to our customers is that we have enriched our solutions portfolio with one of the most powerful and proven voice technology middleware solutions on the market and that we provide continued support to those already using the 3iV WES Solution today, says Alain Wirtz, CEO at Zetes.

The 3i Voice Solution is a suite of value-adding components built on top of a voice-based technology for easy and direct integration into existing ERP or WMS systems. It is largely based upon Vocollects leading voice recognition technology and the Vocollect Talkman platform. Zetes 3i Voice Solution has been installed in over 350 voice recognition installations Europe-wide.

About Zetes

ZETES INDUSTRIES is a leading pan-European company in the value-added solutions and services industry for Automatic Identification of Goods and People (Goods ID and People ID).  Zetes uses both emerging and mature technologies (barcode, voice recognition, RFID, smartcards, biometrics), and develops Solution Architecture Frameworks to optimize the business performance of many customers in many market segments: manufacturing, transportation, logistics, retail, healthcare, finance, telecommunication, government and public services.

The Zetes group has its headquarters in Brussels, with subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK . Zetes currently employs more than 600 employees (in FTEs) and generated consolidated revenues of 137.5 million in 2006.


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