June 13, 2006
Voice Express Corp. launches online service offering talking phone cards

Westport, CT, launched www.TalkingPix.com where consumers can use their digital images to create physical talking photo cards in a few steps.

The patented end-to-end system is fun and easy to use:

  • Users to the site begin by uploading an image and selecting a template for their card.
  • They then drag and drop their image into the template and type a written greeting.
  • Users are then taken to a screen which allows them to record a message up to 10 seconds long. They can record there message either by dialing the toll free number provided, or by using their computer’s microphone.
  • After recording their message (they can re-record as many times as they like), they can immediately see and hear what their finished product will look and sound like – an image of their card appears and clicking on it plays the message they have just recorded.
  • Customers then provide billing and shipping information and complete check out. Their card ships within three business days.
  • The recipient simply presses the “play” button to enjoy image, written message and audio message together. The recorded message will play about 400 times and the batteries can be replaced without losing the message.

“We believe this application has extraordinary potential,” says Geoffrey stern, founder and CEO of Voice-Express. “Think of that photo of a newborn; now add the sound of that baby’s first cries. Or that birthday card for grandma with the photo of her grandchildren; now add the sound of them singing her happy birthday. We have launched www.TalkingPix.com to showcase our technology. Our vision is that other image sharing and image processing sites will recognize the value of talking photos and make this feature available to their customers as well.”

Voice Express Corp. is a technology enabler in the new media space, which designs and manufactures a variety of innovative audio and imaging products and delivery systems that enable consumers and brands to create and send products that deliver a self-playing personal voice message.