Synthesised VoicesThe voices used in the ATIS Connect system are based on the Windows Speech API.
In this system, voices are packaged and sold either by Microsoft or independent suppliers so that they will work with the Windows Speech API
The required voice can be selected by going to the server control panel.
ATIS Connect uses one of several of the best voice packages as judged by a group of Air Traffic Controllers as being most "ethnically generic". However the user may elect to use an alternative package.
If the user requires a localised accent, not available from the usual packaged voices ( USA and UK English) it is possible to switch to the concatenated speech voice, where a local person records all the words contained in the standard ATIS vocabulary.