IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Psyx Research, Inc., a company that is pioneering audio technologies to improve hearing and the listening experience, has been tapped by Yota Devices to include its adaptive Earprint technology in the YotaPhone 2, the world’s first “two-front” smartphone.
Founded by ground breaking audio engineers and musicians with decades of experience, Psyx’s proprietary adaptive technologies recreate what is lost during the compression process and remove digital artifacts that can damage hearing.
Yota Devices will be embedding Earprint in its groundbreaking YotaPhone 2, allowing users to benefit from an “always on” enhanced listening experience while reducing listening fatigue in all audio passing through the smartphone.
Psyx is leveraging Qualcomm’s Hexagon DSP Access program to provide deep integration in the firmware, offering benefits of lower power, better concurrency and more computational headroom for additional tasks.
“Earprint reduces listening fatigue and actually improves your hearing using adaptive psychoacoustics, and our custom designed interface on the YotaPhone 2 makes it easy to find a perfect fit for any environment,” said Mark Reasinger, Psyx Research CEO and co-founder. “We are honored to be chosen by Yota Devices to add our technology to their innovative YotaPhone 2.”
Nearly all music content played through mobile, tablet or laptop device is compressed, including YouTube, Spotify, web browsing and downloaded songs. Compression allows for smaller files but the process damages the content, providing only a fraction of the actual original music, and adding digital artifacts.
In addition to the YotaPhone 2 integration, Psyx Research is introducing the same technology as an app, now available for Apple and Android smart phones. The basic Earprint app is available for free and a professional version is $4.99. Through the app, the user can choose one Earprint color profile that sounds best to them, and Earprint will remember the choice the next time the song is played.
About Psyx Research
Musicians and Engineers Robert Reams, Mark Reasinger and Paul Beckman, PhD formed Psyx Research in 2014 to develop innovative audio technologies that improve the overall Quality of Listening Experience.
Reams has developed more than 50 products and patents that are being used by Facebook, Inc., Dolby, NASA, Samsung Electronics and many more. Reasinger has production, performance and writing credits with such artists as Pitbull and Johnny Gill. Beckman is an accomplished engineer specializing in audio, signal processing and embedded software; he received his BS, MS and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In addition to Earprint, Psyx Research has also developed a 3D Audio Rendering System, streaming technologies for bandwidth efficiency, dialogue control, volume leveling, etc. Psyx Research has offices in Santa Clara and Irvine, CA. For more information, please visit www.psyxresearch.com.
About Yota Devices
Yota Devices is a private international company dedicated to the development and production of high-tech consumer LTE electronics such as smartphones, modems and routers. Its latest product, YotaPhone 2, is the world’s first "two-fronts" smartphone with the Yota Always-On Display. Yota has been recognised for its innovation with numerous awards at GSM Mobile World Congress 2014 and the Golden Lion in the Innovations category at the international festival Cannes Lions. The company has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. Please visit the company website for more information: http://www.yotaphone.com.