IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The nature of doing business is evolving. Communicating with voice over the Internet has become commonplace in today’s office environment, but it is a scenario that can be fraught with difficulties. For example, millions of people globally use Skype or Microsoft Lync – and a significant percentage do so for business purposes. From background noise that makes these calls unintelligible to a microphone that doesn’t clearly pick up what the user is saying, voice communications over the Internet have been far from ideal – until now.
At CES in January, Conexant Systems, Inc., an audio and imaging innovation leader, demonstrated its AudioSmart™ silicon and software solutions that enhance the audio experience for a range of applications including gaming and VoIP headsets, PCs, tablets, wearables, smart TVs, set-top boxes, and smart home applications. Now, the company is spotlighting workplace communications as the next target for its innovative technology.
“Four of the top five global PC OEMs have adopted our AudioSmart software – it’s clear that the Conexant value proposition is resonating,” noted Saleel Awsare, Conexant vice president and general manager. “Voice and speech communications are now playing as critical a role in the workplace as they are in our personal lives – and manufacturers are taking note. Our technology allows a user’s voice to be heard loud and clear, enhancing collaboration and contributing to a more productive work environment.”
Why has audio technology become such an important consideration in the workplace? There are several factors in play. Unified Communications enables collaboration – and when teams can interact, share, conduct joint sessions and stay connected, workgroup productivity improves, efficiencies increase and operations become more seamless. Additionally, the rise of the BYOD movement coupled with a more mobile workforce is resulting in a greater reliance on tablets and smartphones to conduct business communications. And finally, mobile, voice-activated personal assistants are linking us to information, schedules and each other at all times – without using our hands.
The key to enhancing our interactions lies in the ability to make speech communication an effective vehicle for delivering commands and operating a range of devices and applications. By removing background noise and eliminating echoes, Conexant provides a clear path for users to speak naturally on a Skype, Lync or telephone conference, make use of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) for dictation and virtual assistant applications and much more. Conexant’s solutions improve the audio experience in noisy, real-world conditions – anytime, anywhere and independent of position, distance and orientation.
Conexant is the only company in the world to offer a complete range of audio solutions that provide consistent benefits for all of the devices/applications in the PC and tablet ecosystem. Conexant’s software radically improves the quality of voice and audio performance and is tightly coupled with its next generation CODEC and amplifier products for a truly innovative, comprehensive solution.
“The way we do business may be changing, but one thing that remains constant is the expectation that users have for high quality experiences,” Awsare added. “Innovations like Ultra HD have conditioned consumers to expect the highest quality picture when watching TV – and they have similar expectations for voice quality in audio. When you also consider the growing use of voice as a user interface in business applications, it’s clear that smarter audio solutions are needed – and that’s where Conexant comes in.”
Conexant AudioSmart software is robust, tolerant of hardware manufacturing and industrial design variation, transparent to the user, and easy to deploy. To learn more about Conexant’s AudioSmart software and silicon solutions, please visit www.conexant.com for more information.
Conexant Systems, Inc., an audio and imaging innovation leader, combines its significant IP portfolio in DSP, analog and mixed signal technology with embedded software to deliver highly innovative silicon and software solutions to enrich and expand audio and imaging capabilities. Both enterprise and consumer markets are addressed by Conexant’s AudioSmart™ and ImagingSmart™ solutions. Products with the company’s technology built-in include PCs, tablet computers, TVs, headsets, printers, video monitors, game consoles and a variety of other devices. Founded in 1999, Conexant is a privately-held fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with offices and design centers worldwide. To learn more, please visit www.conexant.com, follow them on LinkedIn and like them on Facebook.