Alango and Seeed collaborate on Voice Interface Far-Field Technology
Shenzhen, China and Tirat Carmel, Israel (May 28, 2018) - Alango announced its collaboration with Seeed providing far-field voice enhancement on the Seeed ReSpeaker Core v2.0.
Seeed's ReSpeaker Core v2.0 is designed as a multifunctional development board for businesses and developers to apply for voice interface applications. It is based on the Rockchip RK3229, a quad-core ARM Cortex A7, running up to 1.5GHz, with 1GB RAM. The board features a six-microphone array with Alango's Voice Enhancement Package "VEP" and is able to be customized upon request.
Alango's VEP is a set of software technologies comprised of a multi-microphone beamforming array and echo canceller, which supports far-field speech recognition enhancement in smart home products, mobile phones and automotive voice-controlled applications. It is configurable from one to 16 microphones depending on the use case and available computational resources. VEP has been ported and optimized to efficiently run on many popular computational platforms.
Dr. Alexander Goldin, Alango founder and CEO, said "Voice-interface and control is becoming mainstream but there are many companies that do not specialize in this technology and find it difficult to integrate all the various pieces. The ReSpeaker Core v2.0 allows companies to efficiently develop high performance voice-interface products without having to master the aspects of audio and other technology integrations. Alango is pleased to cooperate with Seeed and aid in their efforts to make voice-interface and far-field technology available to a large audience of developers".
"Offering only a hardware platform for developers to implement voice-interface is not enough. We are excited to offer quality voice enhancement algorithms fit for a professional setting with Alango", said Eric Pan, founder and CEO of Seeed. "Enabling developers by aligning the technology they need will quicken the adoption of voice-interface throughout numerous industries. Working with great partners like Alango is key in supporting our users".
Alango Technologies Ltd. is a leading developer and licensor of front-end DSP technologies for voice communication and mobile audio. Alango's worldwide customers include companies of different scale covering a wide product range. Alango technologies can be found in voice controlled and IoT products, in-car infotainment systems, after market hands-free car kits, navigation systems, mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, audio conferencing systems, intercoms, assistive listening devices, security and military applications.
Seeed Technology Co., Ltd. is the IoT hardware enabler providing services that empower makers to realize their projects and products. By partnering with technology providers from hardware to the cloud, Seeed offers a wide array of hardware platforms and sensor modules ready to be integrated with existing IoT platforms. With Shenzhen’s extensive and flexible supply chain, Seeed also offers customization and agile manufacturing services, ranging from a single unit to over 10,000 units.