Conference Room Systems chooses the Voice Tracker™ II array microphone for their “All on the Wall” package

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Acoustic Magic Inc. is pleased to report that the well regarded AV integrator Conference Room Systems has selected the Voice Tracker II array microphone for several of their conference room and huddle room pre-packaged systems.

“These USB-based systems have been designed meticulously by our engineers and installers using only the best components available on the market” says Hugh Richards, President of CRS. “We have thoroughly tested each system to ensure functionality between components, operating systems, and web conferencing software so you can be confident that our solutions will work for you”.

According to Matthew Davis, CRS project manager, the Voice Tracker II is a key component of the packages because it is able to pick up talkers at long-range at various positions throughout the room. Additionally, it’s built-in AEC enables it to work with a wide range of VoIP systems, including those that do not have a robust AEC. “The 20+ foot pickup range, wide field of view and sound quality of the Voice Tracker II array microphone exceeds that of array microphones that are 3 to 5 times more expensive “. “Additionally, the Voice Tracker has proven to be reliable and easy to use.”

If the VoIP system has a robust AEC, Davis sometimes recommends the Voice Tracker™ I array microphone. The Voice Tracker™ I array microphone does not have a built-in AEC, which is not necessary if the VoIP system’s AEC is effective. For example, “we tested it with Zoom and the combination works well. The Voice Tracker™ I microphone has even greater pickup range (in excess of 30 feet) than the Voice Tracker II.”

Clary Icon Chooses Voice Tracker™ II for Purest Audio Experience

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Clary Icon, the US-based manufacturer of the OneScreen™, a fully integrated collaboration system, announces their partnership with Acoustic Magic, makers of the Voice Tracker™ II. OneScreen combines high definition video, audio, and web conferencing with a multi-touch interactive screen, creating a fully integrated collaboration solution that is changing the way people work together.

San Diego, California (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
Clary Icon, the US-based manufacturer of the OneScreen™, a fully integrated collaboration system, announces their partnership with Acoustic Magic, makers of the Voice Tracker™ II. OneScreen combines high definition video, audio, and web conferencing with a multi-touch interactive screen, creating a fully integrated collaboration solution that is changing the way people work together.

“Clarity and quality of audio is without question an essential ingredient in effective, productive, video and web conference meetings,” said Sufian Munir, CEO of Clary Icon. “A flawless audio experience is one of our goals for OneScreen customers. Our team continually works to ensure we provide best-in-class audio components and the Voice Tracker™ II is exactly that.”

Keeping OneScreen affordable without diminishing quality of experience is fundamental to making it an option for practically any size organization. A microphone that can pick up all people speaking within a 20-foot radius while providing unparalleled acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) performance, background noise reduction, and affordability, is a central ingredient. The Voice Tracker™ II two-stage noise reduction originates with the array microphone locating the person speaking and then electronically focusing a “listening beam” in that direction. Along with the sensitivity of six always-on microphone elements, the Voice Tracker™ II provides outstanding range and sound quality.

“We’re excited to be the microphone of choice for OneScreen,” said Bob Feingold, President of Acoustic Magic. “The OneScreen is an interactive collaboration product that is genuinely leading the way toward making high-quality, visual collaboration available for any size company.”

OneScreen is interoperable and built on open architecture without any proprietary restraints and is available in 40″, 60″, and 70″ sizes. Users can easily add applications and work in a familiar desktop environment while communicating and collaborating through their choice of unified tools. From a single touch screen, teams can easily initiate a video, audio, or web conference, share and annotate ideas with industry-leading Hitachi StarBoard software, and access any application that runs on Windows 7.

About Clary Icon
When collaboration technologies work together, companies can realize the benefit of people working together. Clary Icon manufactures the award-winning OneScreenTM, a fully integrated visual collaboration system. The OneScreen combines video conferencing, interactive whiteboarding, unified collaboration and computing into a single, integrated solution—so more teams can collaborate more often. Headquartered in San Diego, Clary Icon has offices in Miami, Colombia, and Pakistan. Discover your screen skills today at //www.claryicon.com.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc
Acoustic Magic, Inc. manufactures the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone that has found application in automatic speech recognition, meeting and lecture recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Further information about Acoustic Magic and the Voice Tracker™ array microphone can be found at //www.Acoustic Magic.com.

Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker™ I Array Microphone Certified for Use with Zoom’s Cutting Edge VoIP and Video Conferencing Systems

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The Voice Tracker™ I array microphone has become the industry standard for classroom lecture capture because it can pick up questions from the class as well as lecture from the professor as he or she moves around the room. Now, due to Acoustic Magic’s partnership with Zoom, this performance can be used for VoIP and video conferencing.

Sudbury, MA, August 15, 2013
Acoustic Magic Inc. announced today that its Voice Tracker™ I array microphone has been certified for use with Zoom’s cutting edge VoIP and video conferencing systems.

“We have tested the Voice Tracker™ I microphone and found that its long pickup range and wide field of view significantly enhance the audio performance of our system,” said Nick Chong, Head of Product Marketing for Zoom. “It enables large groups to participate, and it does so at a reasonable cost.”

Bob Feingold, President of Acoustic Magic, noted that testing indicated that Zoom’s AEC is good enough to allow the use of the Voice Tracker™ I rather than the Voice Tracker™ II (which has a built-in AEC). The ability to use the Voice Tracker™ I will reduce costs for customers.

Zoom has nearly two million participants, 5,500 meetings a day, and 100 million meeting minutes, making it the fastest growing company in its industry. Zoom’s rapid market acceptance is due to its affordable, feature-rich service, which includes HD video, audio, and screen sharing, and the ability to have up to 25 participants meet.

The Voice Tracker™ I array microphone has become the industry standard for classroom lecture capture because it can pick up questions from the class as well as lecture from the professor as he or she moves around the room. It has an effective range of 30-foot, with a 360 degree field of view. The Voice Tracker™ I is simple to use and highly reliable. It has no battery or crosstalk issues. Now, due to Acoustic Magic’s partnership with Zoom, this performance can be used for VoIP and video conferencing.

The Voice Tracker™ I can be used with PCs, and (with its USB adapter) with Macs. It has a list price of $249, and the USB adapter has a list price of $50.

300th University Uses the Voice Tracker™ Array Microphone, confirming its effectiveness for Classroom Lecture Capture

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Acoustic Magic, Inc. announced today that it has shipped Voice Tracker™ array microphones to its 300th School/University.

SUDBURY, MA, June 11 – Acoustic Magic, Inc. announced today that it has shipped Voice Tracker™ array microphones to its 300th School/University.

The large number of educational customers validates the value of having a single microphone that can capture questions from the class as well as the lecture from the teacher. Voice Tracker™ I array microphone can capture all the talkers in a classroom, at ranges of 30+ feet, eliminating the need for wireless lapel mics that require batteries, or a series of mixed microphones placed throughout the room.

The Voice Tracker™ I array microphone has been endorsed by all the leading manufacturers of lecture capture software, including Tegrity, Panopto, Sonic Foundry Media Site, AnyStream/ Echo 360, Camtasia and SmartBoard.

A comment from Al Ducharme, Assistant Dean-Distance and Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida, is typical of the feedback about the Voice Tracker™:

“One of the problems we were having was low audio from the instructor and absent audio from students. We were considering an expensive traditional audio system with hanging room microphones and wireless instructor microphones. Fortunately, we discovered Acoustic Magic before we made the purchase. We tested the Voice Tracker™ array microphone, and were amazed to discover that it could pick up students talking in almost a whisper 20 feet away. In addition, the instructor audio contained little noise and allowed the instructor to move about the room without the need for a separate wireless microphone. We have decided to use the Voice Tracker™ array mic exclusively in all of our recording classrooms”.

A link to Al’s test, and a list of the 300 schools using the Voice Tracker™ array mic, can be found on the Lecture Capture Application page on the Acoustic Magic website.

“Although the Voice Tracker™ I is technically sophisticated, it is surprisingly inexpensive (under $300) and provides a very cost-effective solution which is much appreciated by education providers, especially at this time,” said Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic, Inc.

Since the Voice Tracker™ knows the location of each talker, it can output that information as a serial word through a DB-9 connector. This is useful for camera pointing.

Acoustic Magic recently launched the Voice Tracker™ II, which adds acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) to facilitate distance learning applications. The Voice Tracker™ I could be connected to conventional conferencing hardware from Life-Size or ClearOne that had its own AEC. The Voice Tracker™ II can be used with VoIP conferencing tools like GoToMeeting that do not have an AEC.

Voice Tracker™ array microphones incorporate two-stage noise reduction, coupled with the sensitivity of six or eight always on microphone elements, to give the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality. The two-stage noise reduction originates with the array microphone locating the person speaking and, using patented steering technology, electronically focusing a“listening beam” in that direction. This creates spatial filtering that eliminates sounds and reverberation from other parts of the room. In addition to spatial filtering, proprietary digital noise reduction processing removes more stationary background noise. The Voice Tracker™ is also the only array microphone on the market that can scan a full 360 degrees.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc
Acoustic Magic, Inc. manufactures the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone that has found application in automatic speech recognition, meeting and lecture recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Further information about Acoustic Magic and the Voice Tracker™ array microphone can be found at //www.Acoustic Magic.com.

Acoustic Magic, Inc launches the Voice Tracker™ II array microphone with built in AEC for full duplex VoIP conferencing

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– The Voice Tracker™ microphone’s 360 degree scanning, long range and high performance acoustic echo cancellation turn VoIP telephony products like Skype and Adobe Connect into high quality but economical conferencing solutions.

SUDBURY, MA, October 13 – Acoustic Magic, Inc. today began shipment of its second product, the Voice Tracker™ II. The Voice Tracker’s unique, customer proven, patented scanning beam array microphone technology, which spatially filters undesired sounds and noise over a 360° field of view, it has gained outstanding acceptance for classroom and meeting recording. The addition of a high-quality acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) algorithm running on its internal DSP broadens the Voice Tracker’s application by enabling VoIP based conferencing at a fraction of the cost of conventional conferencing systems.

Acoustic echo occurs when the sound from the far end talker is picked up by the open microphone and sent back to him. It can be very annoying.

According to Bob Feingold, president of Acoustic Magic, “ in testing with Adobe Connect, the Voice Tracker™ II provided outstanding sound quality at ranges of 20 ft or more, and its acoustic echo cancellation works very well. The use of the Voice Tracker™ II as the microphone for Adobe Connect meetings significantly enhanced the user experience.”

A comment from Al Ducharme, Assistant Dean-Distance and Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida, is typical of the feedback about the Voice Tracker™: “One of the problems we were having was low audio from the instructor and absent audio from students. We were considering an expensive traditional audio system with hanging room microphones and wireless instructor microphones. Fortunately, we discovered Acoustic Magic before we made the purchase. We tested the Voice Tracker™ array microphone, and were amazed to discover that it could pick up students talking in almost a whisper 20 feet away. In addition, the instructor audio contained little noise and allowed the instructor to move about the room without the need for a separate wireless microphone. We have decided to use the Voice Tracker™ array mic exclusively in all of our recording classrooms”.

The Voice Tracker™ II array microphone incorporates two-stage noise reduction, coupled with the sensitivity of six always on microphone elements, to give the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality. The two-stage noise reduction originates with the array microphone locating the person speaking and, using patented steering technology, electronically focusing the microphone elements in their direction, creating the spatial filtering that eliminates sounds and reverberation from other parts of the room. In addition to spatial filtering, proprietary digital noise reduction processing removes stationary background noise. The combination of these digital noise reduction algorithms and six continual-processing microphone elements together greatly enhance sound quality. The Voice Tracker™ is also the only array microphone on the market that can scan a full 360 degrees.

The Voice Tracker™ II is primary audio mode is USB, but it also has mic level and line level analog outputs. The Voice Tracker™ II is powered by USB, which enhances its portability.

Since the Voice Tracker™ knows the location of each talker, it can output that information as a serial word through a DB-9 connector. This is useful for camera pointing.

The Voice Tracker™ II is priced at $360.

The Voice Tracker™ I, which is useful for meeting recording, speech recognition, and other applications that don’t require acoustic echo cancellation, is priced at $249.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc
Acoustic Magic, Inc. manufactures the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone that has found application in automatic speech recognition, meeting and lecture recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Further information about Acoustic Magic and the Voice Tracker™ array microphone can be found at //www.Acoustic Magic.com.

175th University Uses the Voice Tracker™ Array Microphone, confirming its effectiveness for Classroom Lecture Capture

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SUDBURY, MA, January 20 – Acoustic Magic, Inc. announced today that it has shipped Voice Tracker™ array microphones to its 175th School/University.

The large number of educational customers validates the value of having a single microphone that can capture questions from the class as well as the lecture from the teacher. The Voice Tracker™ array microphone can capture all the talkers in a classroom, at ranges of 30+ feet, eliminating the need for wireless lapel mics that require batteries, or a series of mixed microphones placed throughout the room.

The Voice Tracker™ array microphone has been endorsed by all the leading manufacturers of lecture capture software, including Tegrity, Panopto, Sonic Foundry Media Site, AnyStream/Echo 360, Camtasia and SmartBoard.

A comment from Al Ducharme, Assistant Dean-Distance and Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida, is typical of the feedback about the Voice Tracker™: “One of the problems we were having was low audio from the instructor and absent audio from students. We were considering an expensive traditional audio system with hanging room microphones and wireless instructor microphones. Fortunately, we discovered Acoustic Magic before we made the purchase. We tested the Voice Tracker™ array microphone, and were amazed to discover that it could pick up students talking in almost a whisper 20 feet away. In addition, the instructor audio contained little noise and allowed the instructor to move about the room without the need for a separate wireless microphone. We have decided to use the Voice Tracker™ array mic exclusively in all of our recording classrooms”.

A link to Al’s test, and a list of the 175 schools using the Voice Tracker™ array mic, can be found on the Education Application page on the Acoustic Magic website.

“Although the Voice Tracker™ is technically sophisticated, it is surprisingly inexpensive (under $300) and provides a very cost-effective solution which is much appreciated by education providers, especially at this time.” said Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic, Inc.

The Voice Tracker™ array microphone incorporates two-stage noise reduction, coupled with the sensitivity of eight always on microphone elements, to give the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality. The two-stage noise reduction originates with the array microphone locating the person speaking and, using patented steering technology, electronically focusing a “listening beam” in that direction. This creates spatial filtering that eliminates sounds and reverberation from other parts of the room. In addition to spatial filtering, proprietary digital noise reduction processing removes more stationary background noise. The Voice Tracker™ is also the only array microphone on the market that can scan a full 360 degrees.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc
Acoustic Magic, Inc. manufactures the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone that has found application in automatic speech recognition, meeting and lecture recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Further information about Acoustic Magic and the Voice Tracker™ array microphone can be found at //www.Acoustic Magic.com.

Panopto Endorses the Voice Tracker Array Microphone for Classroom Lecture Capture

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– First Highly Accurate Desktop Microphone that picks up questions from throughout the room at ranges up to 30 feet, while suppressing background noise –

SUDBURY, MA, June 16, 2009 – Acoustic Magic, Inc. and Panopto Inc, today announced that the Voice Tracker™ array microphone is now recommended for use with CourseCast, a leading lecture capture product.

Now for the first time, a single microphone can capture questions from the class as well as the lecture from the teacher. There is no need for wireless lapel mics that require batteries, or a series of mixed microphones placed throughout the room.

“In our tests, it delivered as promised: excellent sound quality, even at a distance, consistent and configuration-free speaker tracking, and near-elimination of ambient noises like vents, fans, and traffic drone”, explained Eric Burns, founder and CTO of Panopto, Inc. “In an echo-prone room with bare floors, high ceilings, and bare brick walls, the Voice Tracker™ produced professional-sounding audio with no fuss. Panopto is proud to recommend it to our customers; it is an exciting product that fills a niche underserved by existing solutions.”

“Acoustic Magic is excited that Panopto endorses our Voice Tracker™ microphone for meeting and classroom recording.” said Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic, Inc. “Although the Voice Tracker™ is technically sophisticated, its is surprisingly inexpensive (under $300) and provides a very cost-effective solution which is much appreciated by education providers, especially at this time.”

The Voice Tracker USB array microphone incorporates two-stage noise reduction, coupled with the sensitivity of eight microphone elements, to give the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality. The two-stage noise reduction originates with the array microphone locating the person speaking and, using patented steering technology, electronically focusing the microphone elements in their direction, creating the spatial filtering that eliminates sounds and reverberation from other parts of the room. In addition to spatial filtering, proprietary digital noise reduction processing removes additional background noise. The combination of these digital noise reduction algorithms and eight continual-processing microphone elements together greatly enhance sound quality. The Voice Tracker™ is also the only array microphone on the market that can scan a full 360 degrees.

Panopto’s presentation capture suite is used in a wide variety of scenarios, from educational lectures to corporate meetings to personal, self-serve video multimedia capture from the desktop. These different scenarios demand different types of capture hardware, and Acoustic Magic’s Voice Tracker™ microphone fills an important and surprisingly broad requirement: far superior to integrated laptop and webcam mics, more versatile than professional directional mics, and free of the hassle of lapel or headset microphones, the Voice Tracker™ is ideal for a simple, self-serve presentation recording setup.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc
Acoustic Magic, Inc. manufactures the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone that has found application in automatic speech recognition, meeting and lecture recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Further information about Acoustic Magic and the Voice Tracker™ array microphone can be found at www.Acoustic Magic.com

About Panopto, Inc.
Panopto, Inc. is a privately held provider of rich-media knowledge casting and management solutions to the education, corporate, government and healthcare markets. Panopto Hosted is available on monthly and annual subscription levels. CourseCast is a trademark of Panopto, Inc. All other brand, product, service and feature names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners. More information about Panopto can be found at www.panopto.com. Contact: Beth Bellon.

MacSpeech, Inc. Certifies Voice Tracker USB Array Microphone for Use With MacSpeech Dictate

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– First Highly Accurate Desktop Microphone To Capture Most Human Voices For Dictation with MacSpeech Dictate From More Than a Foot Away –

SALEM, N.H., April 21, 2009 – MacSpeech, Inc. and Acoustic Magic, Inc. today announced the Voice Tracker™ USB array microphone is now certified for use with MacSpeech® Dictate, the premier speech recognition solution for the Macintosh.

Now for the first time, the Voice Tracker™ USB array microphone from Acoustic Magic can be used with MacSpeech Dictate for voice input and control of the Macintosh without wearing a headset or requiring the speaker to remain stationary. The Voice Tracker™ USB array microphone is available immediately for US$297 directly from MacSpeech, Inc. at www.macspeech.com.

“MacSpeech Dictate provides state-of-the-art speech recognition for the Macintosh,” explained Andrew Taylor, founder and CEO of MacSpeech, Inc. “The Voice Tracker™ USB provides state-of-the-art array microphone technology. We’re thrilled to offer this high-end, multi-function microphone as an option for a variety of our customers.”

“Acoustic Magic is excited that MacSpeech certified our Voice Tracker™ USB microphone for use with MacSpeech Dictate,” said Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic, Inc. “This designation allows Macintosh users to dictate and control their computers hands free and without the burden of wearing a headset. The Voice Tracker™ USB is truly a multi-purpose microphone that can pick up the human voice at ranges of 30 feet for meeting recording, 20 feet for voice control, and for those who speak clearly more than a foot away for full vocabulary dictation.”

The Voice Tracker USB array microphone provides two-stage noise reduction, coupled with the sensitivity of eight microphone elements, to give the Voice Tracker™ USB outstanding range and sound quality ideal for use with speech recognition software. The two-stage noise reduction originates with the array microphone locating the person speaking and, using patented steering technology, electronically focusing the microphone elements in their direction, creating the spatial filtering that eliminates sounds and reverberation from other parts of the room. In addition to spatial filtering, proprietary digital noise reduction processing removes additional background noise. The combination of these digital noise reduction algorithms and eight continual-processing microphone elements together greatly enhance sound quality. The Voice Tracker™ USB is also the only array microphone on the market that can scan a full 180 degrees.

MacSpeech Dictate is the only desktop speech recognition solution for the Macintosh. MacSpeech Dictate provides unprecedented speech recognition accuracy with minimal training and works with existing Mac applications. MacSpeech Dictate delivers a truly Mac user experience, and conforms to behaviors already familiar to Macintosh fans worldwide. Beyond dictation, MacSpeech Dictate lets people perform basic navigation of their Mac and control it with their voice to launch applications, open new windows, execute menu commands, etc.

Compatibility and Availability

The Voice Tracker USB array microphone from Acoustic Magic, Inc. is available today for use with MacSpeech Dictate and ships with the requisite USB adapter. MacSpeech Dictate requires Intel-based Macintosh hardware and requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 and higher.

Current owners of the Voice Tracker™ USB array microphone can incorporate their microphone with MacSpeech Dictate today. New orders of MacSpeech Dictate with the Voice Tracker™ USB array microphone option are available immediately directly from MacSpeech, only in the U.S. and U.K. In the United States, MacSpeech Dictate with Voice Tracker™ USB is priced at US $439, and the Voice Tracker™ USB alone is priced at US$297. In the U.K. MacSpeech Dictate with Voice Tracker™ USB is priced at £419.95 and the Voice Tracker™ USB alone is priced at £279.95. Orders from all other countries are subject to significant additional customs and shipping charges.

Orders can be placed immediately at www.macspeech.com in the U.S., at www.macspeech.co.uk in the U.K.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc

Acoustic Magic, Inc. manufactures the Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone that has found application in automatic speech recognition, meeting and lecture recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Further information about Acoustic Magic and the Voice Tracker™ array microphone can be found at www.Acoustic Magic.com/.

About MacSpeech, Inc.

MacSpeech, a Mac-only company dedicated to producing the finest speech products for Macintosh, celebrated its ten-year anniversary throughout 2007. Further information on MacSpeech can be found at www.macspeech.com/.

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center selects the Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker™ Array microphone to record “Voice Clips” on its PACs system

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Sudbury MA—January 16, 2008 – Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center wanted to use the “Voice Clip” feature in their PACs system, but didn’t want to encumber their Radiologists with headset microphones. The Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone was able to pickup the Radiologist’s comments, while filtering out the background noise.

According to Jerrod L Davis, Director of Radiology at Twin Lakes, “The Amicas Vision Series PACs system allows the Radiologist to leave a “Voice Clip” for referring physicians to listen to right away, so they don’t have to wait for the report. The problem we faced was finding a handsfree/headset free microphone that was good enough. We experimented with several microphones that simply could not pick up the voice or picked up every noise in the surrounding area. Finally, we tried the Voice Tracker, and it was perfect for the “Voice Clips”. The Voice Tracker™ doesn’t pick up noises outside the listening range and the Radiologist doesn’t have to talk louder or directly into it.”

Davis indicated he would also use the Voice Tracker™ with automatic speech recognition-based dictation software.

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 always on microphone elements, gives the Voice Tracker™ outstanding range and sound quality.

“We are very pleased to be associated with a quality organization such as Twin Lakes, and are excited that our microphone has found a new application in the PACs arena,” said Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic, designer of the Voice Tracker™ Array microphone.

About Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center:

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center is a 75 bed acute care facility located in Leitchfield, KY.

About Acoustic Magic, Inc.

Acoustic Magic, Inc., located in the Boston suburbs, manufactures the patented Voice Tracker™ array 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 SoniClear, WinScribe dictation recording software. For additional information, visit www.Acoustic Magic.com or Contact Us Here

SecureComm Embeds Acoustic Magic’s 6 Element Voice Tracker™ Array Microphone in its Lynx Language Translator Tablet

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Array microphone provides unsurpassed recognition accuracy even with talkers separated by several feet.

Sudbury, MA, June 27, 2007 – Acoustic Magic, Inc., the leader in array microphone technology, announced today that its Voice Tracker™ array microphone technology has been built in to a tablet-like language translator developed by Secure Communications Systems, Inc, a leader in ruggedized PC devices. The Voice Tracker™ provides high quality, long-range audio pickup, which is particularly important in language translation applications for the military as it provides a safety stand off range for the warfighter that is essential in protecting our troops while enabling them to communicate across a language barrier.

“Acoustic Magic’s array microphone technology gives the Lynx unique capability that is essential for practical speech to speech translation in the field as the users do not have to pass around a handheld microphone,” said Dick Darden, VP Speech Translation Programs at SecureComm. The array steers a “listening beam” to the talker, reducing noise from other directions. “In some of our tests, the sound quality from a speaker at 6-8ft was so good that we had almost 100% recognition accuracy at realistic background noise levels with speech to speech software.”

The microphone array is located around the periphery of the 5.5″ X 4.5″ lid, which is raised in operation so talkers in front of as well as behind the tablet can be “heard”, enabling two way conversation. The Lynx translator is designed to be a generic platform suitable to host any speech to speech software such as SRI International IraqComm™ and IBM MASTOR, as well as that of other vendors.

According to Bob Feingold, CEO of Acoustic Magic, “the Voice Tracker™ array microphone technology is ideal for embedded applications in PC tablets because the number of the microphone elements, and their placement, can easily be changed. In addition, the beamforming and noise reduction software runs on our own DSP, eliminating drain on the PC’s processor and memory.”

About Acoustic Magic

Acoustic Magic, Inc., located near Boston, manufactures the standalone Voice Tracker™ desktop array microphone as well as embedded array mics. The Voice Tracker™ has found application in speech recognition, meeting and transcription recording, VoIP and conventional teleconferencing, voice control for home automation, and security surveillance. Dragon, ViaVoice and iListen speech recognition software; HomeSeer and HAL Home Automation software; as well as WinScribe and SoniClear meeting recording software, have certified the Voice Tracker™ Array Microphone. For additional information, visit www.Acoustic Magic.com or Contact Us Here.

About Secure Communication Systems, Inc.

Secure Communication Systems, located in Santa Ana, California has been providing hardware solutions to the US DOD since 1986. Secure is a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) with revenue of $23 million annually. The company is 49% owned by PMC Global, a privately held company with revenues in excess of $700 million annually and 51% owned by Allen Ronk, founder, and President. Secure is currently the supplier of the US Army Air Warrior Electronic Data Manager with over 1500 units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.