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Acoustic Magic’s Voice Tracker Array Microphone Certified by Trio Systems for use with its SoniClear recording software

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Pasadena, CA June 15, 2004 – Trio Systems LLC, a leading developer of Windows recording software has Certified the Voice Tracker™ Array Microphone for use with their SoniClear MeetingPro product line.

SoniClear MeetingPro software digitally records board meetings, government meetings, lectures, and other meetings on any Windows computer. When recording in noisy environments, background noise from video projectors, air conditioning, and traffic can obscure softer voices and people speaking far from the microphone. This can make it difficult to hear exactly what was said. Using the Voice Tracker™ with SoniClear MeetingPro solves this problem, resulting in improved recordings and easy transcription of detailed minutes.

The Voice Tracker™ locates a talker and electronically steers a “listening beam,” like an acoustic searchlight, in that direction. This creates spatial filtering; sounds from other parts of the room are not picked up. In addition, digital noise reduction processing removes background noise. This two-stage noise reduction, coupled with the sensitivity of eight microphone elements, gives the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality.

According to Alan Bartholomew, President of Trio Systems, the Voice Tracker™ Array’s automatic directional pickup and noise reduction make it ideally suited to recording meetings. “In our testing, we found the Voice Tracker™ made it possible to accurately capture speaking in noisy meeting rooms, even with people speaking ten or twenty feet away”, commented Bartholomew. “Rather than installing an expensive sound system with a microphone for each person, Voice Tracker™ is a simple and cost effective solution.”

“We believe that our Voice Tracker™ intelligent array microphone is useful for meeting and deposition recording because it scans a full 180 degree field of view and can even pick up speech from behind,” said Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic.

SoniClear MeetingPro is available in three versions. MeetingPro Assistant makes it easy to research meetings and to quickly transcribe accurate meeting minutes. MeetingPro Gov and MeetingPro Enterprise have additional features for sharing recordings on CD, over a local area network, and through the Internet. All three versions of MeetingPro have been updated to work specifically with the Voice Tracker™ microphone. In keeping with the ease-of-use of the software, MeetingPro automatically detects that the Voice Tracker™ has been plugged in and records from it. The user does not need to make any configuration changes for this to work correctly.

About Trio Systems LLC. Founded in 1978, Trio Systems LLC is a leading provider of recording software and software development components. The company’s product offerings include audio recording and streaming software, and embedded database software components for use in small businesses, local governments, education and retail channels. Trio Systems is a privately held company. For additional information about the SoniClear product line, see or contact Alan Bartholomew (, or 626-584-9706).

About Acoustic Magic, Inc. Acoustic Magic, Inc., located in the Boston suburbs, manufactures a desktop microphone that has found application in speech recognition, meeting and transcription recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. The Voice Tracker™ Array microphone has been Certified by Dragon and ViaVoice speech recognition software, HomeSeer Home Automation software, as well as WinScribe dictation recording software. For additional information, visit www.Acoustic or Contact Us Here.