EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GEO Semiconductor, SpeechFX and VoiceVault jointly announce the launch of Granta® - the next generation of smart home automation technology. Granta® contains innovative voice and vision control capabilities designed to enable natural user interfaces for home security and entertainment control devices.
Granta® was recently demonstrated at the Voice Biometrics Conference in San Francisco and is initially targeted at the home security, smart TV and entertainment markets.
Granta® allows end users to personalize how they interact and control devices and systems in the home. The technology enables them to use hand gestures or the unique characteristics of their voice to disarm an alarm; turn on the lights; adjust the thermostat with the wave of a hand; unlock the front door by saying “open;” or remotely view the whole living room using a fisheye lens in the smoke alarm. Who you are as well as the command or gesture you make are the controlling factors.
By combining their market leading technologies, GEO Semiconductor, SpeechFX and VoiceVault are able to embed voice and vision algorithms on a tiny IC in any device in the home to deliver highly accurate voice detection, voice biometric security and gesture video analytics at low power and low cost.
“Due to the advancements in processing power and algorithms, technologies such as voice recognition and gesture recognition can be brought to any device in the home. Also with the proliferation of wi-fi and video compression, people can easily stay connected to their homes through their smartphones and tablets.” said Brian Gannon, VP of Marketing and Business Development at GEO Semiconductor.
“Voice enabled applications, powered on ARM cores, with voice verification is a compelling solution for a wide reach of commercial and user devices,” said Roger Dudley, CEO of SpeechFX, Inc. Home security and smart devices provides a ready-built market to expand these combined technologies.”
"VoiceVault is pleased to be providing the voice biometric component to this new solution set and to be working with GEO Semiconductor and SpeechFX,” said VoiceVault CEO, Andrew Lawson. “We know that by leveraging each of our unique technologies, we are providing incredible new applications and possibilities for connected homes.”
About GEO Semiconductor
The industry leader in embedded audio and video solutions for the smart home, Geo provides geometric correction for ultra-wide 360/180° fisheye cameras, HD video compression, smart home monitoring cameras and natural human interface technologies.
Leader in the development and supply of voice recognition solutions for embedded processors that will drive the human interaction with smartphones, tablets, appliances and other smart devices.
Leading provider of voice biometric solutions with millions of voice prints enrolled and actively verifying. Trusted technology securing billions of dollars in money transfers annually.