Victoria, BC CANADA
+1 250-477-0544


Quality that speaks for itself

STR-SpeechTech is the worldwide choice for natural-voice Text-to-Speech in mission-critical broadcasting applications. We set the standard for being the clearest and most natural voice.

Located in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s west coast, STR-SpeechTech has gained an international reputation during its 30 year operation. Our award-winning technology has been developed by our team of academics and professionals with expertise in: Acoustics Applied linguistics Computer science Digital signal processing Phonetics and phonology

Executive Chair

Craig Dickson, M.A. Linguistics

In 1983, Craig led the establishment of STR’s predecessor, the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Victoria (UVic). In 1989, STR was established as a private corporation under Craig’s direction, with a mandate to develop speech analysis and synthesis tools for commercial applications. Craig has since led the company to become a recognized developer of Text-to-Speech products and solutions. In addition to his corporate career, Craig taught courses in acoustic and instrumental phonetics at the University of Victoria. He has held an adjunct position at UVic since 1986. Craig is a member of VIATEC, ACETECH, ATCA, CANSO and the International Phonetic Association.

Vice President

Stephen Eady, Ph.D. Linguistics

Steve has been a leader in the STR team since becoming involved with STR’s predecessor, the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR), to engage in Text-to-Speech research. Steve has over 30 years of experience in the development of STR’s aviation broadcast systems, which are used in Air Traffic Control Towers and Flight Service Stations around the world. In particular, he has been responsible for the design, development and deployment of the StarCaster® system. Steve’s voice has been used in STR products for over 20 years. Before STR, Steve was a research scientist at the University of Iowa. Steve is a member of ATCA and CANSO.

Key Contacts

Joe McNally

Chief Executive Officer

Patricia Simon

Resource Manager

Marisa Monteleone

Research and Development Manager

Our Partners

Working closely with partners in the aviation field helps us provide you with valuable experience and knowledge

Systems Atlanta Inc. (SAI)

STR has partnered with Systems Atlanta Inc. for the distribution of our StarCaster® ATIS and StarCaster® RIS systems. In conjunction with SAI’s IDS5 system, our StarCaster® ATIS has been accredited for use in the U.S. Air Force and Army.

Note: StarCaster® versions 4.3.1 and 5.x are the only versions compatible for use with the US Air Force’s Airfield Automation System (AFAS) as well as the US Army’s Airfield Automation System (AAAS).

Collins Aerospace (ARINC)

Collins Aerospace, which acquired ARINC in December 2013, is actively involved in marketing the StarCaster® ATIS product into the international aviation community. Collins Aerospace is a pioneer in the development of innovative communication and aviation electronic and information management solutions for commercial and government applications, and provides its ARINC data link interface to the StarCaster® ATIS system.


STR and Interalia have a joint partnership that benefits both companies’ customers. Interalia’s solid-state XMU radio interface and voice server, packaged with STR’s automated broadcast software system, make for an unrivaled solution for the aviation and transportation industries.



Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment.


CANSO’s purpose is to create value for its Members by being the global and regional voice of air traffic management (ATM) and by facilitating and supporting improvements in global and regional ATM performance.


VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council), started in 1989. Our mission is to serve as the one-stop hub that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow and promote the Greater Victoria technology sector (Victoria’s biggest industry).

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212 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue

Victoria, British Columbia V8X 4C9 Canada

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm.

(Pacific Standard Time) (GMT -8).

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