LumenVox is a privately held speech recognition software company, based in San Diego, California. LumenVox has been described[who?] as one of the market leaders in the speech recognition software industry and is the second largest provider of speech recognition software according to industry analysts. LumenVox was founded in 2001 as subsidiary of Progressive Computing. According to LumenVox CEO Edward Miller, when Progressive had initially looked to add speech recognition to its own phone system, it found the existing offerings too expensive and recognized a niche in the market for a more affordable speech recognition product. This led to the development of LumenVox with an aim to bring speech recognition to small-to-midsized businesses. LumenVox is one of the major providers of automatic speech recognition for telephone systems, and as of 2006, became the second largest provider of speech recognition software.