Nuance Communications Inc was incorporated in 1992 as Visioneer, Inc. under the laws of the state of Delaware. In 1999, it changed its name to ScanSoft, Inc. In October 2005, The Company changed its name to Nuance Communications, Inc. The Company is a 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. The Company's solutions are used every day by millions of people and thousands of businesses for tasks and services such as requesting information from a phone-based self-service solution, dictating medical records, searching the mobile Web by voice, entering a destination into a navigation system, or working with PDF documents. The Company's solutions help make these interactions, tasks and experiences more productive, compelling and efficient. The Company is organized in four segments namely Healthcare, Mobile and Consumer, Enterprise, and Imaging. Healthcare segment provides solutions and services that support the clinical documentation process from capturing the patient encounter with their physician, to improved clinical documentation, coding, compliance and reimbursement. Mobile and Consumer segment's solutions and services include an integrated suite of voice control and text-to-speech solutions, dictation applications, predictive text technologies, mobile messaging services and emerging services such as dictation, Web search and voicemail-to-text. Enterprise segment delivers a portfolio of customer service business intelligence and authentication solutions that are designed to help companies' support understand and communicate with their customers. Its imaging solutions offer optical character recognition technology to deliver accurate document scanning and storage. The Company markets and sells its products directly through its sales force and through its e-commerce website and also through a network of resellers, including system integrators, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, hardware vendors, telecommunications carriers and distributors. The individual markets in which it competes are competitive and are subject to rapid technology changes. The Company's medical transcription services might be subject to legal claims for failure to comply with laws governing the confidentiality of medical records.
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