Panasonic’s New Smart TVs Now Listen and Speak with Nuance’s Dragon TV

  Panasonic’s New Smart TVs Now Listen and Speak with Nuance’s Dragon TV

   Panasonic’s New SMART VIERA HDTVs Voice Interaction Lets People Find TV
Content, Search the Web, Get Access to Apps and More with the Power of Dragon

Business Wire

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- March 21, 2013

Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Panasonic’s new
lineup of SMART VIERA® HDTVs announced at CES 2013 feature voice capabilities
powered by Nuance’s Dragon TV. Now people can simply sit back and speak to
find content, search the web, control volume and more – creating a more
interactive and intelligent television experience. And with Dragon TV’s
text-to-speech, television content and options on the screen can be read
aloud.

“Smart TVs provide an amazing digital living room experience, but traditional
remotes and program guides make it challenging to find and access all that
exists for content and entertainment. Voice eliminates those barriers,
allowing our consumers to not only control but also interact with Panasonic’s
Smart TVs,” said Hiroyuki Iwaki, group manager of TV product planning,
Panasonic.

Dragon TV is Nuance’s unique voice and natural language understanding platform
designed specifically for smart TV, device and set-top box OEMs and service
operators. Dragon TV brings the personal assistant experience to the living
room, where consumers are able to speak to their TV and it responds, whether
changing the channel, finding favorite movies and content by program name or
actor, or staying connected with social media or the web – and much more.

“Consumers need a simple way to navigate and search the overwhelming amount of
TV content,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general
manager, Nuance Mobile. “Dragon TV enables Smart TV manufacturers like
Panasonic to deliver a differentiated and compelling experience in one of the
most intuitive ways people communicate – through voice.”

Availability

Panasonic SMART VIERA TVs featuring Dragon TV will be available worldwide
beginning in the Spring of 2013. For more details visit
http://www.panasonic.net/avc/viera/.

Dragon TV is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language
understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent
systems and personal assistant technologies, which also includes Dragon
NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired
Ultrabooks, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Drive!, Dragon ID, Dragon
Voicemail to Text, and Swype. With Nuance technology, people experience more
humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars,
TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more
visit www.nuancemobilelife.com.

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture
of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components &
devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded
consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012.
Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC)
Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green
Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its
founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment
to sustainability, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and
language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its
technologies, applications and services make the user experience more
compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems.
Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s
proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance
Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America
and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the
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or service, are forward-looking statements which are subject to specific risks
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Contact:

Nuance Communications
Rebecca Paquette, 781-565-5264
rebecca.paquette@nuance.com
 
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