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Speech Technologies: October 15, 2010 eNewsletter
October 15, 2010

Audience Optimizes Mobile Speech Recognition Services

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Audience, a provider of advanced voice and audio processing technology, has added the A1028 chip to its family of intelligent voice processors for mobile phones.




The new release features Audience’s (News - Alert) EarSmart technology that replicates the functions of human hearing. Audience claimed that its A1028 voice processor is the first in the industry to offer processing capabilities that enhance mobile speech recognition performance in noisy environments.

By extending Audience’s non-stationary noise suppression solution, A1028 chip also supports handheld speakerphone mode in mobile devices.

EarSmart technology isolates and enhances the primary voice signal and filters out unwanted background noise. The resulting clear communications enable mobile users to hear and be heard, nearly anywhere. 

The A1028 suppresses noise interference for speech recognition applications to improve accuracy and performance. In addition to these features, the new chip also boasts processing capabilities that provide non-stationary noise suppression to block ambient sounds when using handheld speakerphone mode on mobile devices. 

Thanks to Audience's A1028 voice processor and EarSmart technology, mobile phones will be able to deliver clear voice experiences across more handset functions, in any environment.

Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer of Audience said that with this release, the company is demonstrating its commitment to provide an intelligent voice processor for improving products that benefit everyday lives of people.

"Several of the leading smartphones and advanced feature phones launched this year have placed an increasing importance on enhancing voice quality and supporting voice-enabled technologies," said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of the Linley Group. "The voice processing capability offered by Audience is helping to drive this trend. Technology that can reduce the effect of noise in mobile environments is critical to improving the usability of voice-driven applications."


Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

(source: http://ivr.tmcnet.com/topics/ivr-voicexml/articles/108998-audience-optimizes-mobile-speech-recognition-services.htm)








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