|[December 18, 2012]
Acoustic Technologies Announces SoundClear® HD Voice Solution for CSR8670™ Bluetooth® SoC
MESA, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
Acoustic Technologies (News - Alert), Inc., a leader in high quality full-duplex voice
solutions for handsets and hands-free products, today announced the
availability of its patented SoundClear HD Voice solution highly
optimized for the CSR8670™ SoC. The solution provides echo cancellation,
noise reduction and speech enhancement, and is available in single or
multi-mic configurations. SoundClear HD Voice for the CSR8670 provides
incredible call clarity for both narrowband and HD wideband
applications, enhancing the user experience for any mobile or VoIP call.
Optimized configurations are available for Bluetooth® stereo and mono
headsets, portable speakerboxes, speakerphones and automotive Bluetooth,
including head-units, PNDs and hands-free kits.
"SoundClear HD Voice for the CSR8670 significantly extends Acoustic's
high quality speech solutions for consumer audio product manufacturers
around the globe," said Chris Havell, director of CSR's (News - Alert) audio product
line. "The CSR8670 has tremendous market traction and is key to enabling
highly differentiated Bluetooth wireless audio products with HD voice."
"Through our long partnership with CSR we continue to bring
game-changing voice solutions to market," said Bob Ackmann, CEO of
Acoustic Technologies. "SoundClear HD Voice for the CSR8670 has been
designed in to numerous leading edge products to dramatically improve
speech quality, providing a clearer, more natural call experience."
SoundClear HD Voice for the CSR8670 features superior noise
cancellation, echo cancellation, speech enhancement and full-duplex
performance. The SoundClear system monitors and processes voice, echo
and noise signal power levels to deliver clear and natural audio. The
improvements in sound fidelity and clear speech from HD voice also
significantly benefit automatic speech recognition applications.
When combined with Acoustic's powerful SoundTools™ tuning tools and
SoundAdvice™ audio consulting, the complete SoundSolution™ helps
customers get products to market quickly and with high quality audio
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions
for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms
are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment,
digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless
audio mrkets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the
audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a
broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS
Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio
codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers,
DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market
platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and
are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets.
More information can be found at www.csr.com.
About Acoustic Technologies
Acoustic Technologies creates high quality hands-free audio processing
software for leading consumer electronics companies. The SoundClear
brand of patented full-duplex communication, echo cancellation, noise
reduction and speech enhancement solutions is enabling significant
advancements in mobile and VoIP calling, and is proven in over 50
million products around the globe. SoundClear provides natural, clear
audio for smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as for Bluetooth
headsets, speakerboxes, car radios, GPS navigation devices and
hands-free kits. Visit www.acoustictech.com
for additional information.
SoundClear is a registered trademark of Acoustic Technologies Inc.
SoundAdvice, SoundTools and SoundSolution are trademarks of Acoustic
Technologies. Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logos are trademarks
owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and licensed to CSR. Wi-Fi® is a
trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance (News - Alert). All other service marks and trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains certain statements (including statements
concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or
performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical
facts and constitute 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of
the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in
relation to CSR's CSR8670 technology, and its performance
characteristics in SoundClear's HD Voice solutions, and other future
events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking
statements can be identified by words such as 'will,' 'can deliver,'
offers,' 'allows,' 'to enhance,' 'enables,' 'designed to' and other
similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR's
CSR8670 technology, and their performance characteristics in
SoundClear's HD Voice solutions and other consumer products, and their
potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR's CSR8670 technology
or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related
products or modifications to such products' capability, functionality or
features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and
may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm
commitments by CSR or its customers, and should not be relied upon in
making purchasing decisions. Such forward-looking statements represent
the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based
upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR's business strategies and the
environment in which CSR will operate, and therefore involve a number of
known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors,
many of which are beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited
to, those detailed from time to time in CSR's periodic reports (whether
under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or
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Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR
does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any
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