ROK Provides Multi-Language Text-to-Speech Technology to Aviva Ireland

Tue 24th May 2011

ROK Global PLC, the mobile and web technology, applications and services company, has announced it has licensed ROK Talk, its specialised multi-language text-to-speech technology for websites, to Aviva Ireland's website .

ROK Talk is designed to enhance website accessibility and usability through converting written text on websites into real-time audible speech in a variety of major languages.

Commenting on Aviva’s adoption of ROK Talk, Jonathan  Kendrick, Chairman and CEO of ROK said “We have proven the effectiveness of ROK Talk with more than 100 public service customers such as local government authorities, regional police forces and NHS Trusts across the UK and we are delighted to welcome Aviva Ireland as our first major commercial customer for the service.”

ROK Global PLC (Ticker Symbol RKG), is listed on the Open Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

About ROK:

ROK was co-founded by John Paul DeJoria and Jonathan Kendrick and has pioneered many new technologies in the rapidly-evolving mobile and web space, including high quality mass-market Mobile TV (which can be streamed, live and on-demand, over mass-market 2.5G as well as 3G and Wi-Fi) as well as mobile security technologies designed for use by law enforcement agencies and multi-language text-to-speech technologies.

John Paul DeJoria is Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, the producer and manufacturer of Paul Mitchell hair care products which achieve in-salon retail sales of approximately US $800m annually through more than 100,000 salons worldwide.  In addition, amongst other interests, John Paul is co-founder of Patron Tequila, the worlds leading premium tequila brand.

Jonathan Kendrick, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of ROK Global, is a highly successful serial entrepreneur specialising in technology development.