ACOUSTIC MAGIC Acoustic Magic manufactures a family of superior array microphones for speech recognition, teleconferencing, meeting/classroom recording, and home automation applications. Clear reception of speech in a noisy environment is a difficult problem. In speech recognition applications, such as dictation of documents, headset microphones are required to prevent noise from interfering with the recognition software and increasing the error rate to unsatisfactory levels. Acoustic Magicís technology enables headset level accuracy with our Voice Trackerô Array Microphone placed several feet from the talker. There is no longer a need to be tethered by the headset. In teleconferencing applications, microphones are usually placed in the middle of the conference table to shorten the distance to the talkers, thereby improving signal to noise. Acoustic Magicís Voice Trackerô Array Microphone technology enables the microphone to be mounted on the monitor while still providing effective reception from all talkers, even in large rooms. In home automation applications or desktop computer command and control, Acoustic Magicís Voice Trackerô Array Microphone technology will provide the best possible noise reduction and signal quality.|
Acoustic Magic's patented Voice Trackerô Array Microphone technology locates the talker and electronically points (or listens) only to that location, even if it is significantly off axis. Because of this electronic pointing, the microphone can focus very tightly on the talker, spatially filtering noise from other sources. The higher signal to noise ratio that results enables the talker to be farther away from the microphone. n dictation applications, the active pointing and better frequency response leads to lower automatic speech recognition error rates. Active pointing also allows the speaker to move about, making dictation more comfortable. In teleconferencing applications, the active pointing minimizes reverberations for better sound quality. In addition, the Voice Trackerô Array Microphone automatically points to different talkers as soon as they start to speak.