William (Bill) Arthur, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at AccuSpeechMobile, is the architect behind the AccuSpeechMobile Voice & Automation Solution. The company’s patented mobile voice enabling solution that delivers both voice and automation capabilities to any existing mobile workforce application transforms the mobile device into a singular independent origin for deploying voice productivity to workforce applications.
The sophisticated capabilities that power the solution come from Arthur’s years of experience and expertise in natural language technologies and speech synthesis. Arthur has a Ph.D. in Mathematics/Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, as well as an MA and BA from the University of Massachusetts. His professional career includes substantial experience in both the Text-to-Speech (TTS) and speech recognition disciplines.
Arthur was directly responsible for implementing the speech interfaces for the voice-activated VCOMMAND automobile navigation system. He developed natural-voice TTS system currently being revised for use in a popular radio/ navigation module for a major automobile manufacturer.
AccuSpeechMobile’s unique, completely device-based solution voice enables and automates Supply Chain operations, including warehouse (WMS, ERP), distribution and field service applications (mobile inspection, maintenance and repair). AccuSpeechMobile extends the useful life of existing investments and connects to any warehouse management system (WMS, ERP), allowing clients to rapidly achieve double-digit improvements in workforce productivity, increased accuracy, workforce safety and operational efficiency.
Supply chain, distribution, field services, logistics, retail and transportation operations benefit from AccuSpeechMobile’s device-based approach, often deploying the voice interface within weeks and demonstrating productivity gains immediately. Leading organizations in industries such as Aerospace, Apparel, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Publishing, Retail, Sporting Goods, Manufacturing, Wholesale and more have voice enabled multiple applications, demonstrating positive ROI in under 12 months.
The AccuSpeechMobile solution works with Android, Windows, TE (terminal emulation) and Web-based mobile devices. Voice Picking is a common first application for AccuSpeechMobile and additional distribution applications such as packing, cycle count, put away, shipping and receiving are popular candidates for voice interfaces, extending the productivity enhancements across the distribution center or field services operations.