SOURCE: Sensory Inc.

Sensory Inc.

August 13, 2014 08:00 ET

Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control Update for the NLP-5x

Chip Now Offers Reduction in Power Consumption and Accuracy Improvement for Speech Recognition

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2014) - Sensory Inc., the industry leader in speech and vision technologies for consumer products, today announced that an updated version of its TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control is now available on its low-power NLP-5x single chip solution. This version of TrulyHandsfree™ improves accuracy by up to 50% and features up to a 65% reduction in power consumption from previous versions.

TrulyHandsfree™ is the leading always-on, always-listening voice control solution for consumer electronics. The introduction of the TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology revolutionized the speech technology industry for a wide variety of hands-free consumer applications. With an extremely noise robust and accurate solution that responds quickly and at ultra-low power consumption, the TrulyHandsfree™ trigger technology has become the most widely adopted keyword spotting technology in the speech industry. Over 500 million products utilizing TrulyHandsfree™ voice triggers have shipped over the past several years from manufacturers such as Motorola, Samsung, Intel, LG, Partech, Hallmark, and TomTom.

The NLP-5x offers advanced speech recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), high quality music, speech synthesis, and robotic control to cost-sensitive high volume products. It is a low cost DSP with built in ADC, DAC, memory, and everything needed to put a speech recognition system on a chip. The NLP targets low cost consumer electronic products such as remote controls, IoT, home electronic devices, and robotic toys. It enables products to wake up and respond when their name is called, so there is no button pressing or manual manipulation needed for deploying hands-free voice control. The NLP chip is extremely robust to noise and designed to prevent false triggers during normal room noise and conversations. The significant power consumption reduction in the NLP-5x is achieved with the addition of a low power sound detector and a much more efficient speech recognition code. 

"With this latest TrulyHandsfree™ on the NLP-5x chip, we are very pleased to continue our mission in offering the most innovative, yet small-footprint, low power voice recognition solutions," stated Sensory CEO Todd Mozer.

For more information on TrulyHandsfree™ contact sales@sensoryinc.com.

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc. is the leader in UX technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, vision and more. Sensory's products are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile, automotive, wearables, toys, and various home electronics. With its TrulyHandsfree™ voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms' ultra-low power "always listening" touchless control. To date, more than 50 mobile handsets, tablets, and wearables have shipped with Sensory's TrulyHandsfree technology. Visit Sensory at www.sensoryinc.com

TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure are trademarks of Sensory, Inc.

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