Expected to Ship in Devices Within 60 Days, Audience earSmart eS325 Delivers HD Voice, Optimized Speech Recognition, True Three Microphone Support and More
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Feb. 25, 2013 – Audience®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, today announced the earSmart eS325 – the company’s highest performing Advanced Voice processor. The earSmart eS325 features the newest technologies necessary for the best-sounding voice experience on many of this year’s most highly anticipated mobile devices, and delivers innovations in real-time communications, speech recognition and media capture. This new Advanced Voice processor is expected to ship in commercially available smartphone platforms by the end of April 2013.
The earSmart eS325 is the first Advanced Voice processor to feature a combination of industry-leading innovations such as simultaneous three microphone processing, optimized Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Mobile Audio Zoom, Super Wideband support for Voice over IP (VoIP) and Enhanced Stereo Recording. The earSmart eS325 also features Bandwidth Expansion technology for a consistent, HD-quality voice call experience when moving between 3G and 4G networks, while also meeting the tighter latency requirements of the European HD Voice standard, ensuring minimal delay for more natural conversations.
“The Audience earSmart eS325 raises the bar for mobile voice quality, delivering a host of exciting features and technologies that transform a consumer’s experience of using speech to communicate, interact and connect through their mobile device,” said Robert Schoenfield, vice president of marketing and business development, Audience. “With many leading manufacturers already engaged with us, we expect to see the earSmart eS325 Advanced Voice processor play an important role in this year’s most exciting mobile devices.”
"Due to the importance of voice in so many key applications we expect things like three-microphone support and voice processing to come to most high-end smartphones," said Ben Bajarin, Principal Industry Analyst, Consumer Technology and Market Trends at Creative Strategies, Inc. "Technologies like these not only increase the quality of the sound experience overall but set the stage for next generation voice processing and recognition technologies which are critical to the future of smart devices."
About the Audience earSmart eS325
The earSmart eS325 delivers substantial advances in performance and power consumption over prior Audience product generations, most notably:
The Audience earSmart eS325 is compatible with leading operating systems and baseband interfaces, including SLIMbus, giving mobile device manufacturers maximum flexibility in their platform designs. The earSmart eS325 incorporates a robust feature set that sets it apart from other stand-alone voice processors, with:
For more information on earSmart™ Advanced Voice processors from Audience, please go here.
Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices. Its family of earSmart™ intelligent voice processors is based on the processes of human hearing, to suppress background noise and enhance mobile voice quality. Audience's technology substantially improves the mobile voice experience, while also improving the performance of speech-based services, and enhancing audio quality for multimedia. Audience earSmart™ processors are featured in mobile devices from leading providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. The company is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, see www.audience.com.
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