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July 28, 2015

NTT Communications Offers World’s 1st Speech-recognition API for Multiple Browsers at No Charge
This and Other Services Offered via SkyWay WebRTC Platform

TOKYO, Japan — July 28, 2015 — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced today the world’s first speech-recognition application programming interface (API) compatible with multiple browsers, available for no charge on SkyWay, the company’s open platform for Web-based (browser) real-time communications (WebRTC), effective immediately. SkyWay is NTT Com’s free platform for leveraging WebRTC technologies.

NTT Com also announced today new English-based features of the platform for easier application development, such as a screen-sharing library, multi-party library that connects multiple users, Web of Thing (WoT) sample code, and security guideline.

The speech-recognition API is programmed with JavaScript for multiple browsers, so users do not need to install new software. Also, SkyWay provides its own speech-recognition server, which recognizes spoken voices with high speed and high precision, leveraging the latest technologies of NTT Laboratories. The speech-recognition API is currently compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Opera, and Microsoft’s Edge is planned to be added. The service, now available only in Japanese, will be launched in English at an undetermined point in the future.

Speech-recognition API compatible with multiple browsers

(1) Multi-party library <>

This new library enables users to create group chatting services with just several lines of code.

(2) Screen sharing library <>

This new library enables users to freely develop screen-sharing extensions (e.g. Extension for Chrome or AddOn for Firefox) with just several lines of code.

(3) WoT sample code <>

This open source WoT sample code enables users to develop WoT applications for easy robotic manipulation.

(4) WebRTC security guideline <>

Via the same format as open source, this new WebRTC guideline covers diverse security information and technologies that developers new to check when creating and using applications that leverage WebRTC.

NTT Com launched SkyWay in December 2013 as Japan’s first WebRTC platform for developing web and smartphone applications. The number of registered API keys surpassed 2,200 on July 15.

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