SOURCE: Sensory


May 02, 2012 09:47 ET

Sensory Introduces Speaker Identification for Consumer Electronic Devices

Speaker Identification Brings Added Level of Personalization and Customization to Devices

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Today Sensory announced the availability of speaker identification for the company's TrulyHandsfree™ speech recognition technology. Sensory's speaker identification technology enables personalization of the user experience by calling up a specific user's history, preferences and settings.

"A lot of companies have figured out ingenious ways to make their products more useful by offering recommendations and tracking individual usage models and settings. But in a shared device situation this often times becomes meaningless because each user has their individual preferences and desires," said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. "For example, I often get recommended movies targeting 12-year-old girls, not because that is my preferred viewing experience, but because I have a 12-year-old daughter that also uses the TV."

Continued Mozer, "As voice control of consumer devices becomes more prevalent, Sensory's speaker identification technology will improve the user experience on shared devices by providing recommendations and suggestions based on an individual's habits, behavior and lifestyle or automatically adjusting the device to the user's unique preferences."

"By building speaker identification into its TrulyHandsfree word-spotting tool Sensory has enabled automatic, user-specific personalization," noted Judith Markowitz, president and founder of J. Markowitz Consultants. "This natural and unobtrusive use of speaker identification for personalization significantly enhances the user experience and opens important new markets for speaker identification."

Adding speaker identification and speaker verification to TrulyHandsfree voice control enhances the user experience in a seamless and simple way without the need of logging in or typing passwords. TrulyHandsfree with speaker identification can be integrated into numerous CE products and applications such as robotics, TVs, set-top boxes, home control/virtual assistants, automotive, security, etc.

The speaker identification is available now for demonstration on Android environments. The speaker identification with TrulyHandsfree voice activation is available for license from Sensory. For more information, contact

About Sensory
Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. Sensory's products are widely deployed in consumer electronic applications including Smart Phones, Automotive, Bluetooth™ products, toys, and various home electronics. Sensory's customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as AT&T, BlueAnt Wireless, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden, VTech, Samsung and Sony. The company can be found on the web at

TrulyHandsfree is trademark of Sensory, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

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