Broadcast International selects Acoustic Magic’s Voice Tracker Array Microphone for their Interact Video Conferencing System

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Sudbury, MA May 4, 2004 – Finding a microphone that can pick up all the talkers in a large meeting room, or classroom, while suppressing background noise so the conversation can be heard at the far end, is a challenge. Often, conferencing systems employ extension or satellite microphones, which are expensive and take up table space.

Broadcast International has found the solution in the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone, and selected it to be an integral part of their new, unique high performance video conferencing systems.

John Wilkinson, Vice President of Technology for Broadcast International states “we wanted a microphone that would match our full screen high quality video (up to 30 frames per sec). We choose the Voice Tracker™ array desktop microphone because its signal to noise ratio is so good it can cover the entire room. Its exceptional intelligent array technology and excellent signal to noise ratio provides us superior audio results.”

According to Bob Feingold, founder of Acoustic Magic, Inc., “users like the Voice Tracker™ for conferencing applications because, as a single microphone, it is cost effective and can free up table space.” Users sometimes mount the Voice Tracker™ on the ceiling, further reducing table clutter and installation cost.

The Voice Tracker™ array microphone 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, the Voice Tracker™ removes “stationary” background noise with digital noise reduction algorithms. This two-stage noise reduction, coupled with increased sensitivity since the Voice Tracker’s eight microphone elements are used continuously and constructively, give the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality.

About Broadcast International. Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered business solutions, including IP and digital satellite, Internet streaming, and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. The INTERACT™ video conferencing system employs the CodecSys™ System, a patent-pending technology that creates excellent quality video and audio transmission at a fraction of the bandwidth than has been traditionally required. CodecSys™ employs real-time intelligence systems to dynamically change codec settings and/or codecs – on the fly – on a scene-by-scene basis. CodecSys™ provides the highest quality in full-screen, full-motion video at the lowest possible bandwidths. Broadcast International was founded in 1984 and is a public company (OTC Bulletin Board: BCST) headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information, visit or call 801-562-2252.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc. Acoustic Magic, Inc., located near Boston, manufactures a desktop microphone for 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 and TranscriptionGear dictation recording software. For additional information visit www.Acoustic or Contact Us Here.