Arcadia, Inc.

Develop voice, speech technology for disaster prevention radio broadcast, station announcement, car navigation systems, and much more
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With our core competence in voice/speech synthesis technology, we provide Japanese (English and Indonesian is under development) speech synthesis software "SpeeCAN", and also e-mail, phone, FAX simultaneous delivery ASP service "SpeeCAN RAIDEN". We also develop and sell PC and smartphone applications. From the basic and fundamental research level up to the real-world practical applications, are all planned and managed in-house. Our currently released Japanese voice/speech synthesis technology is widely applied in disaster prevention administrative radio broadcast, car navigation, station announcement, game software, and much more.

Sales Pitch1: Arcadia is providing communication support service via speech synthesis, telephony, and e-mail message delivery. Thanks to our reliable system and high throughput, local governments, fire departments, police, hospitals, schools, are relying on our system to deliver disaster prevention messages, manage disaster counter-measures, and confirming safety of their members.

Public information

(1)

SpeeCAN RAIDEN: Web-browser based ASP service for message delivery, telephone, and FAX. Also safety confirmation service.

(2)

SpeeCAN Timeline: Cloud service to share maps/locations and time series information for planning action during disaster.

(3)

SpeeCAN: Speech synthesis software.

Product and technology information

  • SpeeCAN

    SpeeCAN

    [Product description] SpeeCAN is an all-in-one software package for speech synthesis and voice/speech related processing. SpeeCAN includes, "SpeeCAN SDK" which enables development of applications using voice/speech, "SpeeCAN SFT" which can tune voice according to your preference, and "SpeeCAN Player" which can perform simple broadcast. [Major facilities and equipment] Train, bus station Used for announcement/broadcast in train, bus station, and facilities guidance. Our synthesized voice/speech is highly rated with a quality close to a real announcer. Voice guidance Used for building or on-site broadcasting because a large number of natural-quality voices/speeches can be generated/synthesized in a short period of time. Disaster prevention administrative radio Being appraised for enabling precise and correct voice transmission, SpeeCAN is used in the simultaneous broadcast of disaster prevention administrative radio. Car navigation system Used for car navigation voice guidance because our crisp synthesized voice is easily, clearly heard inside car. No need to full concentrate to hear the voice guidance, thus preventing the driver's fatigue. Entertainment Used for simulation games (Roll Playing Games) and mobile/smartphone games. The voice features of the character in the games, is correctly expressed, bringing a more enjoyable game experience.

  • SpeeCAN RAIDEN

    SpeeCAN RAIDEN

    [Product description] SpeeCAN RAIDEN is an ASP service for simultaneous broadcast equipped with Arcadia's speech synthesis software SpeeCAN. By just entering the message to send/broadcast from the Internet browser, the message is then delivered as e-mail, voice-synthesized then transmitted as phone call, and also transmitted as FAX, all automatically, operated centrally using a web-browser.

  • AcousticCore

    AcousticCore

    [Product description] * Recording, playback, and editing of audio data * Audio analysis (spectrogram, power, fundamental frequency (F0) extraction, formant extraction, short-time spectrum) * Output/dump the formant frequency, fundamental frequency to file * Mark / labeling (color settings, support CSJ transfer text format) * Signal generation (sine wave, square wave, triangle wave, sawtooth wave, pulse, white noise, pause) * Signal processing (four arithmetic operations, normalize, silence, reverse, fade-in, fade-out, taper) * Filter (half-wave rectification, moving average, low-pass filter, high-pass filter, pre-emphasis, de-emphasis) * Block search (voiced-part search by the power value) * Waveform division (cut-save to the audio waveform data files by the mark) * Print out waveform, mark, analysis result

  • VoiceAid

    VoiceAid

    [Product description] VoiceAid is a communication tool which was developed to help person with difficulty in utterance/pronunciation. Patients of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), aphasia (language impairment) in the aftermath of a stroke, or cancer patents whose pharynx has been removed, have difficulty in pronunciation. We have developed a communication tool which can help them in expressing their feelings with voice.

  • PictureAid

    PictureAid

    [Product description] Available on Android Market and App Store. Please search for "Arcadia." * Alphabet card (free word learning) * Flash card (word learning) * Dots card (learn concept of numbers) * Silhouette quiz (symbols matching/imagination)

Company Profile

Corporate name

Arcadia, Inc.

Web address

http://www.arcadia.co.jp

Capital

78,300,000 JPY (Yen)

Number of Employees

30 (Full-time: 30)

Established date

June, 1993

Head office: Country

Japan

Head office: Address

Minoh Sunplaza 1, 7F, 6-3-1, Minoh, Minoh-city, , Minoh, Osaka, 562-0001

Industry

Advertising, investigation, and information services

Representative

Seiichi Tenpaku   President


Others (Comments)

[Company strength]
Our core competence is the speech synthesis technology. Furthermore, operation and maintenance of servers in the data center, building services and applications using telephone network are some of our business. We plan and operate from the basic research stage until the actual application stage.


[Business description]
Provide from the research and development of speech synthesis to a wide variety of services using voice language technology.
We provide Japanese speech synthesis engine "SpeeCAN" and the "SpeeCAN RAIDEN" service to simultaneously deliver message as e-mail, phone, and FAX, which is a tool for information sharing or part of BCP (Business Continuity Planning). In addition to this, we develop and sell applications for PC and for smartphones, as well.


[Industry]
Software development industry (Internet communication service industry)

[Strength of products/technologies]
Our currently released Japanese speech synthesis technology, is widely adopted in the field of disaster prevention/management administrative radio communication network, car navigation, broadcasting inside station, and also game software. We receive a high rating for the quality of our voice data for public broadcasting.

[Representative's message]
Inbound tourist arrivals to Japan increase significantly, and the trend will continue in the future towards the Tokyo Olympic Games. In addition, on the other hand, economic development in Asian countries have been progressing rapidly, and it is expected that social infrastructure such as transportation will be developed gradually. We believe that the demand for speech synthesis technology in multiple language will increase for both domestic and foreign markets, which motivates us to expand the market share of our company.

[Company structure for market development/overseas expansion]
In order to build our overseas sales channels, since 2 years ago (2013), we have visited San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai, etc. In addition, since July 2015, an Indonesian national has joined us as a board member. We also have done business trip to Jakarta, about 3 times.

[Market share/Ranking]
"SpeeCAN", "SpeeCAN RAIDEN" are actively serving more than 250 local governments in Japan (out of 1700 local governments).

[Awards and media coverage]
[Awards]
Acoustic Core: 2007 Acoustical Society of Japan, Technology Development Award
Venture Expo'96 Excellence Award (sponsored by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.)

[Media expose]
An introduction of our new product "SpeeCAN RAIDEN": "All at once phone notifications using synthetic voice," May 8, 2008.

[Authorization/Certification]
Privacy Mark, ASP SaaS, acquired ISMS JISQ27001:2014 (ISO / IEC27001: 20013), Telecommunications Business Report Number: E-23-03459

[Joint research and development]
With Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) for research and development of noise removal algorithm utilizing the auditory model.
With Kobe University for daily life support application development for the autistic child.
With Nara Women's University for development of handwriting learning support application for children with learning disabilities.
With Ritsumeikan University for audio/speech interface, etc.


[Intellectual property]
Patent: speech synthesis control device (Japanese Patent Application No. 2003-036524 ) Other 5,
Trademark VOICE AID (registration number 5036802) Other 13

[Factory (domestic)]
Osaka

[Main Clients / Business History (domestic)]
Contract work with NHK Science and Technical Research Laboratories, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, and other companies R&D divisions, for the development of database used in speech recognition. Provide language processing technology to companies such as IncrementP, provide speech synthesis technology for usage in fire fighting broadcast to NEC, provide voice data for disaster prevention management radio communication network, also contract work with US Google Inc. to localize speech recognition for Japanese.

[Exhibition History/Information]
Shinsai Expo Osaka 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Company profile in Japanese

https://jgoodtech.jp/en_US/web/jc0000000002692/jpn


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