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Audio CODECs tout improved voice control, audio capability
September 22, 2014
EET Asia...Targeting wearables, a low power voice trigger is available on the DA7322 and DA7323 where over a dozen keywords can be supported with over 95 per cent accuracy without false triggering. This capability is demonstrated by the TrulyHandsfree always-on voice activation and recognition software provided by Sensory, which includes trigger to search, user-defined triggers, speaker verification and identification and multiple language support. .....
   
SpeechTech Magazine names Sensory as a "Star Performer" in the 2014 Speech Industry Awards
July 31, 2014
The Editors of Speech Technology...This year, there were notable advancements in mobile authentication, intelligent assistants, visual IVR, wearable devices, natural language, analytics, and mobile voice search. Thanks to our 15 Star Performers, all of these efforts were propelled to new heights.....
   
Sensory's CEO Todd Mozer named as one of the "2014 Speech Luminaries"
July 31, 2014
The Editors of Speech Technology... The Visionary Validator Todd Mozer, Founder, Sensory.....
   
The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper
July 30, 2014
Jordan Crook, TechCrunch.com...Smart bulbs are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through your mobile device...Along with voice control (powered by Sensory technology), the Vocca offers similar controls to other smart lighting systems on the market, including control of your light bulbs from your phone, and the ability to set timers for when you wake up, go to sleep, etc.....
   
VOCCA: Add Voice Commands To Your Light Bulb
July 30, 2014
gadgetify.com ...There is no need for a WiFi connection to get your VOCCA working. The technology is based on voice recognition technology from Sensory.......
   
How biometrics could protect consumer privacy
July 23, 2014
YaKenda McGahee, CCTV-AMERICA...When it comes to securing your personal devices, passwords and even fingerprinting are considered by some as old fashioned......
   
Sensory’s Todd Mozer Discusses Biometric Security For Consumer Devices
July 18, 2014
William Wong, Electronic Design ...Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory Inc., describes new speech and vision technologies that target consumer products including mobile and automotive platforms.....
   
Sensory Brings On-Device Face and Voice Recognition to Mobile
June 30, 2014
Peter Counter, MobileIDWorld ...Competition is heating up over the security in your pocket. Today, Sensory announced a new biometric solution optimized for smartphones, tablets and PC platforms: TrulySecure™. A software-based multi-factor product, Sensory’s new technology suit is aimed at bringing accessibility to the consumer logical access control market....
   
Sensory Releases Combined Vision and Voice Authentication For Mobile Devices
June 30, 2014
Eliane Fiolet, ubergizmo.com ...Sensory has been developing speech recognition software solutions for the past 20 years and I had the opportunity to meet CEO Todd Mozer for a demo of TrulySecure™, its new technology that enables biometric authentication for Smartphones, tablets and PCs. Sensory TrulySecure combines voice and face recognition to unlock applications on mobile devices, and it can be used by OEMs to unlock the device itself....
   
Voice & Face Unlock Smartphones & Tablets
June 30, 2014
Max Maxfield, EETimes ...With the advent of increasingly sophisticated personal electronic devices, security is becoming more and more of an issue...Now Sensory has launched TrulySecure™, which combines speech identification and facial recognition to give a state-of-the-art security solution...
   
Sensory debuts a smartphone lock keyed to both your voice and your face
June 30, 2014
Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom ...Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone...
   
Sensory combines voice and facial recognition to make your devices more secure
June 30, 2014
Josh Ong, TNW, The Next Web ...Speech recognition specialist Sensory has announced TrulySecure™, a new biometric technology that monitors your face and your voice in order to authenticate you on your smartphone, PC or tablet...
   
Why Siri Is Apple's Most Important Footnote
June 3, 2014
Sarah Kessler, Fast Company ...“It [Siri]changed everybody’s expectations about what is possible,” says Gary Morgenthaler, an early Siri investor and board member. ... Todd Mozer, Sensory's CEO, remembers the attitude toward speech interfaces seeming to change overnight. “You wouldn’t believe the number of companies that suddenly were knocking on our doors and saying, ‘we want to add speech recognition, we don’t exactly know how, but we know we need to do it now,’” he says......
   
GSMA Announces Winners of the 2014 Global Mobile Awards
February 25, 2014
PRNewswire, BARCELONA, Spain...The GSMA today announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by British actor, writer, presenter and comedian James Corden. .....
   
Sensory Adds TrulyHandsFree Technology to Cadence Voice Processors
February 20, 2014
SpeechTechMag.com, The addition of Sensory's TrulyHandsFree means that Cadence's DSP voice processors consume less power. .....
   
Intel Is Working on a Smart, Voice-Enabled Headset
February 4, 2014
Leonard Klie, Speechtechmag.com...Intel has been quietly working on a voice-enabled smart headset personal assistant, code-named Jarvis... In addition to Intel-developed firmware and software, the Intel smart headset reference design uses Sensory's low-power, always-listening voice recognition technology .....
   
What’s All This About “Wearables”?
January 20, 2014
PRWeb, Some analysts suggest wearables are the “next big thing” and others suggest a limited role for such devices. A keynote panel at the Mobile Voice Conference, March 3-5 in San Francisco, led by Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Inc., will address the issues surrounding the category. ....
   
Not All of the Wearables Intel Showed at CES Had Intel Inside
January 17, 2014
Ina Fried, recode.net... A big part of Intel’s pitch at CES was that its signature x86 processors could scale from their home turf of PCs all the way down to the smallest of devices... In the case of the (voice assistant-equipped) earpiece, Intel says that it developed the voice-controlled assistant and did note in a fact sheet that the speech recognition technology was powered by Sensory Inc.
   
Conexant Targets Far-Field Voice Processing for TVs, PCs, Smartphones & Tablets
January 9, 2014
Max Maxfield, EETimes.com...We are currently poised on the brink of a dramatic increase in the deployment of voice-controlled "things." Some people call this "embedded speech," while others refer to it as "emerging audio." Whatever you call it, it won’t be long before the world in which we live will be a very different place...Last year, I told you about the folks at a company called Sensory, who are doing some incredible things with regard to speech recognition...
   
Voice biometrics and how far we’ve come
July 11, 2013
Adam Vrankulj, biometricupdate.com.... speech recognition and voice biometric technology have come a long way, and products using voice as a biometric modality are gaining a ton of traction in the market – with particular success in the consumer device and customer authentication spaces... According to Bernie Brafman, VP of Business Development for Sensory, there is one major problem and it’s voice biometric technology’s known Kryptonite: Background noise... Sensory, which focuses on embedded solutions and has been working with speech recognition and speaker identification for 20 years, has integrated speech technology in a new QNX concept car, though speaker recognition isn’t an option. The system lets users plot a route, pick music or perform pre-programmed actions....
   
TrulyHandsFree: Always-On Speech Recognition From Sensory
April 10, 2013
"If it has speech recognition, why do we have to use our fingers?" According to Bernie Brafman, Vice President of Business Development at Sensory, that simple question has been at the forefront of many of the company's customers' minds throughout Sensory's 19-year existence... Always-active speech recognition requires that the microphone, ADC, memory and DSP (or other processor running the speech recognition algorithms) be perpetually powered up, presumably leading to unacceptable battery drain in the portable electronics devices that constitute a dominant percentage of Sensory's various potential markets... By preceding speech recognition with simpler voice detection, along with optimizing the software and the processing core(s) that run them, Sensory believes that it has resolved this quandary....
   
Hello, Bentley: Using Sensory speech technology to create a natural user experience
March 7, 2013
Bernard Brafman & Justin Moon, QNX Auto Blog...Speech recognition is a key component of the latest QNX technology concept car, a modified Bentley Continental GT. The speech rec system lets you plot a route or select your favorite artist using natural speech, but it goes even further by letting you simply ask the car to perform an action. Leveraging Sensory’s FluentSoft SDK, more specifically the TrulyHandsfreeTM Voice Control technology, the QNX concept development team implemented keyword spotting techniques to interact with the vehicle.. ...
   
Tensilica and Sensory Drive Industry's Lowest Power DSP-Based Voice Activation Solution
Santa Clara, CA, February 25, 2013
Design&Reuse...Low Power Speech Detection Enables Under 25 µW. Tensilica, Inc. and Sensory today announced that the two companies have worked together to provide the lowest power voice activation solution based on Tensilica’s recently introduced HiFi Mini DSP (digital signal processor) IP core and Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ always-on voice activation technology. ...
   
World's lowest-power speech recognition solution for mobile devices now available
Edinburgh, UK, February 19, 2013
Design&Reuse...Wolfson Microelectronics, a global leader in the delivery of high performance mixed-signal semiconductors and audio solutions for the consumer electronics market, and Sensory, a leader in speech technologies for consumer electronics, have today announced the availability of Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control and audio detect front-end on Wolfson's latest ultra-low power platforms for mobile phone audio channel processing. ...
   
Sensory's mega-cool TrulyHandsfree voice control 3.0
February 19, 2013
Clive Maxfield, EE Times Products.... Speech recognition and voice control technology has exploded recently with some amazing capabilities, such as the ability to recognize keywords being spoken in a crowded party with humongous amounts of background noise... And keeping the ball rolling, the guys and gals at Sensory have just announced the release of TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0. This latest version provides the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings...
   
Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0
February 19, 2013
findBIOMETRICS...Sensory, Inc. today announces the release of TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0 with the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings....
   
CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform
February 19, 2013
Design&Reuse...Optimized TrulyHandsfree™ technology from Sensory leverages performance, power benefits and tool chain efficiency of leading voice/audio DSP; Companies to showcase solution at Mobile World Congress 2013...
   
Sensory's New TrulyHandsfree 3.0 Speaker Verification and Speaker Identification Optimized Port Available on Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs
February 19, 2013
Design&Reuse...Tensilica, Inc. and Sensory today announced that the two companies have partnered to provide an optimized port of Sensory’s new TrulyHandsfree 3.0 Voice Control software to Tensilica’s family of HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP cores...
   
3.0 is a Real Charm for Sensory TrulyHandsfree Voice Control
February 19, 2013
Dan Miller, opusresearch ...The latest version of Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree(TM) technology marks some radical leaps forward for embedded speech processing resources and secure device activation...
   
Speech Finds a Home
February 10, 2013
Leonard Klie, Speech Technology..."We shouldn't have to push buttons to use the speech recognition," Mozer says. "The whole purpose of speech in this case is so we would not have to use a lot of button pushes." His company, Sensory, has been at the forefront of development in this area. Its TrulyHandsfree Trigger is a voice technology that makes devices and applications come alive—or "wake up"—with a spoken word or phrase. ...
   
Can't Touch? Just Talk
January 21, 2013
Rich Quinnell, Microcontroller Central ...The video below (view in online source) gives some examples of text-to-speech synthesis available from the embedded speech specialist Sensory Inc...Sensory Inc. offers a number of devices that provide voice control... One device that might be of particular interest here is Sensory's NLP-5x, a microcontroller with natural language processing capability...
   
Yes, We Can Hear You Now! The Rise of Embedded Speech
January 16, 2013
Clive Maxfield, All Programmable Planet... By some strange quirk of fate, I've been hearing a lot about the topic of embedded speech recently, ranging from discussions on the NPR (National Public Radio) ... to articles like Ubiquitous sensors meet the most natural interface – speech on EDN (Electronic Design News)...I've been talking to the folks at Sensory. These are the guys and gals who are featured in the EDN article mentioned above; they are also the ones who are giving the paper at Design West. In addition to having their own custom microcontroller that is dedicated to embedded speech applications, they also have an SDK (software development kit) and API (application programming interface) that allows their speech recognition and generation software to be run on other processors....
   
A Short Observation on CES
January 14, 2013
Will Strauss, Forward Concepts... Conexant Demos Excellent Voice TV Command...One of the next things people will want with their next Smart TV is voice command while sitting several feet away... The company's own advanced processing algorithms are kicked off with Sensory's voice trigger which enables extremely low idle power drain until speech is detected...
   
Ubiquitous sensors meet the most natural interface--speech—Part I
Ubiquitous sensors meet the most natural interface--speech—Part II

January 14, 2013
Bernard Brafman,Sensory inc. EDN Network ... Advances in sensor technology have surrounded us with devices that are aware of our activities and environment and that enable systems to deliver convenience and comfort. Among the most ubiquitous of sensors is the microphone. ...
   
QNX Re-imagines the Driving Experience with New Technology Concept Car
LAS VEGAS, 2013 International CES (North Hall, Booth 1837), January 8,
QNX Software Systems Limited... The concept car, based on a Bentley Continental GT convertible, integrates technologies never before seen in any vehicle, to show how QNX Software Systems is helping its customers build the "connected cockpit" of tomorrow... Just say "Hello Bentley," and the car's voice recognition system immediately starts interacting with you, in a distinctly British accent. No button pushes needed, as the system uses Truly Handsfree™ keyword spotting technology from Sensory...
   
Tensilica Introduces the Smallest, Lowest Power DSP IP Core For Always-Listening Voice Trigger and Voice Recognition
January 3, 2013
Tensilica , ...Tensilica is working with Sensory and other software partners that will provide the voice-activation, speech command recognition, voice pre-processing and noise reduction products optimized on the HiFi Mini DSP..."Power is the single most important factor in enabling always-on listening capability in mobile devices. Using Sensory's TrulyHandsfree™ voice control technology, HiFi Mini is able to achieve less than 88 uW of power for the core in 28 nm HPL, achieving both the lowest power consumption and uncompromising accuracy for speech recognition," stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica's senior director of mobile multimedia ...The HiFi Mini DSP IP core will be available in March 2013. Tensilica will demonstrate Sensory's Truly Handsfree voice trigger and speech command products on HiFi Mini at the Consumer Electronics Show in booth MP25060, January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV USA.
   
Biometrics in Mobile: Authenticating You are Who You Say You Are
October 2012
J. Gerry Purdy , MobileTrax ...The solution to user authentication is to use biometrics to sense something about you that authenticates that you are, indeed, the owner and are authorized to make the purchase... Sensory demonstrated at our last Mobility Awards dinner a system that can recognize a specific phrase in noisy environments and, also, when the word was spoken quite a ways from the microphone...
   
How the Samsung Galaxy S III Can Listen Even While Sleeping
May 2012
Peter Pachal, Mashable Tech ...As fun as Siri is on the iPhone 4S, you still need to push a button to get her to speak to you. With the Samsung Galaxy S III, users will be able to start interacting with their phones without ever touching them, thanks in part to technology from a small company called Sensory...
   
Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Is Detailed, Makes Samsung’s S Voice Look Even More Impressive
May 14, 2012
Roy Alugbue, Talk Android ...Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices...
   
Sensory's speaker verification means your devices will know who's talking to them
May 9, 2012
Brad McCarty, The Next Web ...It was another of the 'living in the future' moments that I had at this year's CTIA, and it's exciting to see what Sensory is doing in the consumer products market. We'll be watch the company closely...
   
Speaker Verification Could Change Mobile Security – May 9, 2012
Gerd, Speech Technology Blog ... Speaker verification, speech recognition and text-to-speech – basically all speech technologies combined together make the mobile handset experience much better... Sensory is hoping that its unique abilities will set it apart from the rest of the field. The company has recently announced the availability of its technology in conjunction with its existing platform, “TrulyHandsfree” (TH)... When you consider the implications of voice-recognition that knows who’s doing the speaking, the possibilities are pretty huge. One of the first things that Sensory has done is integrate with Samsung’s new Galaxy S III, so that when you say “Hi Galaxy”, you’re actually speaking to Sensory’s software...
   
Sensory: Cellphones To Recognize Master's Voice – May 7, 2012
Joseph Palenchar, Twice ...speaker verification, lets users wake up their phone by speaking a predetermined verification or wake-up phrase preset by the cellphone's manufacturer and activated by the user. The technology makes it unnecessary for users to unlock their smartphone by typing in a four-digit number or swiping a finger across the touchscreen. ...The speaker-verification technology can be paired with the company's new speaker-identification technology, which uses a person's voice to call up a specific user's preferences and settings. With the technology, a cellphone can be trained to recognize the settings of multiple users....
   
5 Trends to Watch at CTIA Wireless 2012
May 4, 2012
Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Magazine Editor in Chief ...Sensory named to Top 5 Trends to Watch at CTIA Wireless
   
Sensory technology lets you unlock a phone with your voice – May 2, 2012
Andrew Webster, The Verge ... While tools like Siri let you control aspects of your phone with your voice, you still need your hands to actually unlock the device - but speech technology company Sensory is looking to change that."...
   
Growth in mobile and cloud-based speech recognition fueling embedded speech technologies – December 2011
Todd Mozer, Embedded Computing Design ... The ease of speaking a command as opposed to typing it is not only boosting demand for and investment in cloud-based voice search processing, but also creating the need for embedded speech technologies...Embedded speech is the only solution that enables speech control and input when access to the cloud is unavailable...in the recently introduced Galaxy SII Android phone, Samsung's Voice Talk utilizes Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control, an embedded speech technology, to activate the phone with the words "Hey Galaxy."....
   
How to Get a Siri-Like Personal Assistant on Your Android Phone for Free – October 2011
Alan Henry, lifehacker.com ... "The Most Hands-Free: Vlingo…Vlingo's strongest suit is that you can tell it to start listening as soon as you open the app, and when you enter Vlingo's "in-car" mode, you can say "Hey Vlingo," out loud and the app will accept commands. So Which Is the Best If we could only suggest one, Vlingo is… the one with the best hands-free and speech-to-speech functionality."
   
Voice-activated iPhone could snarl laws on drivers' texting
October 26, 2011
Maggie Clark, McClatchy-Tribune News Service ... Siri is not the only voice-activated application available to drivers. Similar applications, including Vlingo and Sensory, can be downloaded to cell phones...Dave Grannan, CEO of Vlingo, says...he believes technology will do more to make drivers' actions safer than trying to ban people from doing certain things. "We need laws that mandate safe technology solutions, not laws that are going to be simply ignored by people...
   
Digital assistants have to understand what users mean not just what they say
October 26, 2011
LuAnn LaSalle via The Canadian Press ... "Will a digital personal assistant ever be able to respond more like a real person on a smartphone or computer? "I don't know a what point we will get it as good as a human," said Todd Mozer, CEO of U.S.-based Sensory, Inc.
ABI Research analyst Michael Morgan said "...That's the promise of speech recognition. That's where we want to get, where you can have a full on back-and-forth conversation.""
   
TECH TRENDS: Front-end voice activation improves auto safety
October 20, 2011
Todd Mozer, Sensory ... The car is a challenging environment for speech recognizers.... Recent advances by Sensory with the TrulyHandsfree Voice Control technology make buttons unnecessary. The TrulyHandsfree solution is robust to noise, small in footprint and power consumption, accurate in responding when spoken to, and fast in response time....Several major hurdles were overcome in creating the Stage 1 recognition system. A new probabilistic-based model allows the recognition to work effectively even with the radio on, windows down, and motor noise. ....advancements in noise-robust technology and deciphering 'meaning' will continue to fuel the utility of speech technologies in car...
   
Apple's Siri has Rival in Sensory – October 9, 2011
John P. Mello, PCWorld ... "Among the features of the new iPhone 4S, which should start reaching consumers' hands this week, is a baked-in personal assistant app called Siri. The software uses speech recognition, artificial intelligence, and tight integration to the phone's built-in apps to create a "personal assistant" to perform a multitude of tasks for you. As powerful as Siri is, however, a speech recognition product made by a company called Sensory, Inc. may outshine Apple's offering in the long run." "It's amazing," Michael Morgan, a mobile devices analyst with ABI Research in New York City, tells PC World. "They've used some kind of black magic so you can have your phone in your pocket in a noisy environment and issue voice commands."
   
The promise of a truly voice activated world: How real is it – August 3, 2011
Ryan Kim via GigaOM ... "We increasingly have so much data stored in the cloud and on our devices that it makes sense to also tap tools like voice to get at that. Achieving that future involves a lot of progress including the work being done by Sensory. I, for one, can’t wait to do less button pressing and more voice activating."
   
Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 2.0 for Natural and Accurate Voice User Interfaces – August 3, 2011
Carolyn J. Johnson, TMCNet Contributor ... "Accuracy apprehensions have prevented mass acceptance of voice trigger technology....TrulyHandsfree 2.0 has proven to constantly and precisely react in loud settings and has reduced false fires by 60% compared to the TrulyHandsfree 1.0 which was by then known as the industry’s best performing key word spotting technology."
   
SpeechTech Magazine 2011 Star PerformersSpeechTech Magazine 2011 Star Performers – July 1, 2011
News Editor Leonard Klie ... “[Star Performers] have all realized the true benefit of speech technologies is the ability to communicate while not being tethered to a computer or landline phone. Whether they’re used behind the wheel of a car, while walking around town, or while staring at a television in the living room, the speech technologies being recognized this year have given rise not only to a world of mobility but also to a multimodal environment in which voice is just one way to access information, goods, and services."
   
Voice Recognition in Mobile – November 24, 2010
J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D, Principal Analyst with MobileTrax - "I recently had a briefing update with Todd Mozer of Sensory that has developed a low power logic...that enables voice recognition to be available always and eliminates having to take the time to begin the voice processing application."
   
BlueAnt T1 Bluetooth Headset Review – June 17, 2010
CNET'S Editors' Review by Nicole Lee- "The BlueAnt T1 is a durable and rugged headset with a great voice user interface."
   
BlueAnt S4 Bluetooth Car Speaker Review – June 4, 2010
infoSync review by Mike Perlman- "Driving while texting and driving while calling lead to very bad things, and that's why we're glad the BlueAnt S4 has finally hit the market."
   
BlueAnt S4: Look! No hands while talking on the phone – June 3, 2010
ComputerWorld/NetworkWorld Opinion Article by Keith Shaw- "The speech recognition [on the S4] is very good; you don't necessarily need to enunciate perfectly, as long as you say the right commands (or come close)."
   
BlueAnt S4 hands-free voice controlled car speakerphone – May 25, 2010
CNET Review by Antuan Goodwin - "The Bottom Line: The BlueAnt S4 delivers good call quality and, with its voice trigger system, increased vehicle safety."
   
The new, true handfree BlueAnt S4 – May 20, 2010
TopSpeed Review by Alexander Millet- "The signature voice-activated technology makes it easy to leave your eyes where they should be…on the road."
   
BlueAnt S4 Car Speakerphone Promotes Safer Driving – May 18, 2010
HotHardware Review by Paul Lilly- "It's text messaging while behind the wheel that really frightens us. Here too the S4 has you covered. Press a button, say "Start SafeReader," and the S4 will then read aloud all incoming SMS messages and email. Groovy!"
   
The BlueAnt S4 Listens and Responds – May 17, 2010
SpeechTek Magazine Article- "For the first time, drivers can...make and receive calls and access information using only their voice. All a user has to do is say the hands-free trigger phrase: "BlueAnt, speak to me," and the S4 will be ready for voice commands."
   
Hello, Moshi: a voice controlled alarm clock – January 21, 2010
CrunchGear Product Review by Scott Merrill ... "I’ve been wondering how long it’ll be before we start talking to all our appliances and gadgets, just like the gang on Star Trek talks to their computers....Today we’re one step closer to that golden Utopia, with Moshi, the voice controlled alarm clock."

Moshi Gets Extensive Press Coverage in 2009

   
Review: BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Headset – August 18, 2009
WMExperts Review by George Ponder ... "Voice commands have made life a lot easier...The feature that sells the Q1 is that it is controlled by voice commands as opposed to button sequences...the voice commands makes using the Q1 almost effortless. I have to admit that using the voice command on the Q1 made me grin and say "cool" several times."
   
Electronista: BlueAnt Q1 BlueTooth Headset Review – August 2, 2009
Product Review by Mark Elias ... "The Q1’s signature feature is, of course, its ability to recognize voice commands instead of depending on button press...It's not often that companies will try an ambitious feature like extensive voice control and have it work, but here it does...the voice control truly works."
   
Apple, Macintosh, iPods and iPhone News: BlueAnt provides one of the first voice controlled Bluetooth headsets." – August 2, 2009
MacNN Review by Mark Elias ... "(Voice commands) are simple and more often much easier than either on-headset buttons or else the phone itself…With no codes or passwords to enter, it couldn’t be easier. We like it."
   
BlueAnt V1 Voice Control Headset: A Bluetooth headset that talks to you thanks to the BlueGenie voice interface – July 22, 2009
Good Gear Guide Review by Ross Catanzariti ... "The V1 Bluetooth headset manages to improve on even the best mobile phone accessories that have passed through our Test Centre, with an intuitive voice control system and excellent sound quality. BlueAnt's V1 Voice Control Bluetooth headset possesses the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen."
   
Wolverton: Speech-recognition technology is rapidly improving – July 21, 2009
Article by Mercury News Columnist by Troy Wolverton ... "Maybe I watched too much "Star Trek" when I was younger, but I love the idea of being able to command things in my house or in my car by talking to them....if speech recognition advocates are to be believed, the science fiction world of widespread and well-functioning voice-controlled devices and appliances is finally just around the corner."
   
Review: BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset – July 4, 2009
Mobility Today Review by by Michael Herald ... ""The voice interface on the Q1 is quite nice. There is no need to go through a voice recognition tutorial because the Q1 recognizes your voice right away...I really like the BlueAnt Q1 and can recommend it to anyone that is looking for a nice hands-free solution."
   
BlueAnt Q1 Review and User Opinions – June 29, 2009
Digital Trends Review by Nick Mokey ... "[The BlueAnt Q1] voice recognition works quite admirably for a headset that requires no learning...the smooth voice recognition lends it an ease of use that’s hard to beat."
   
BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset Review – June 23, 2009
Review by I4UNews Columnist Shane McGlaun ... "The coolest feature of the Q1 is the voice control technology... Overall, the BlueAnt Q1 is one of the easiest to use Bluetooth headsets I have tested."
   
BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset Phone Review – May 20, 2009
PC World Review by Aoife M. McEvoy ... "The Q1‘s integrated voice control is one of this headset's greatest features. The voice-controlled interface feels a bit like having my own Jeeves to handle calls--and I like it."
   
Hands-on: BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth headset [review] – May 20, 2009
ZDNet Review by Andrew Nusca & Jennifer Bergen ... "Voice-activated manipulation is the Q1's signature feature, and it's a pretty neat trick... The Q1 understood me 98 percent of the time, which is impressive with consideration to how brief the initial setup is."
   
The Top Five Bluetooth Headsets You Can Buy--BlueAnt Q1 At A Glance – May 11, 2009
Review by PCMag.com editor Jamie Lendino ... " [The Q1] is a sharp little headset with an impressive voice-controlled user interface...The Q1 moves the bar forward for BlueAnt."
   
Network World 2008 Gift Guide: BlueAnt V1 Voice Control Headset – November 10, 2008
Network World article by Keith Shaw ... "I would give this headset five stars just for its amazing setup process, in which a voice inside the headset guides you through the Bluetooth pairing process on your cell phone. Never before have I been able to pair a Bluetooth headset to my cell phone as fast as I did with the V1....If you've tried a lot of Bluetooth headsets and have been frustrated with them, it's time to step up and try the V1."
   
Product Review: BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset – November 5, 2008
treocentral review by Justin DeJarnette ... "The best thing about the BlueGenie interface is how well it works. I have a voice-activated speakerphone that has many of these same functions, but the voice recognition is terrible. It’s so bad, in fact, that the voice activation is practically useless.....With the BlueGenie interface, there is no such frustration. The voice recognition is surprisingly smooth and effective ...I can’t recommend it enough.
   
4 star cnet editor rating!cnet BlueAnt V1 Review – September 5, 2008
cnet.com--reviewed by Nicole Lee ... "“….an incredibly intuitive "voice user interface" that is a snap to use. Not only that, but we also think a voice-controlled headset like this is especially useful in areas with hands-free calling laws, since you can make and answer calls with just your voice."
   
BlueAnt Bluetooth Headset Responds to Voice Commands – August 26, 2008
U.S. News & World Report--Dave's Download Blog by Dave LaGesse ... "The V1 shines most, frankly, in managing itself. Other Bluetooth headsets require multiple button pushes and counting LED flashes to know what's happening—if the headset is ready to link with a cellphone, for example...The voice-response system, called BlueGenie and made by a company called Sensory, is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone."
   
Review: A $130 phone headset helpfully talks back – August 26, 2008
Associated Press article by Peter Svensson ... V1 with BlueGenie is  “…a useful advance for an industry that's been focused on everything except ease of use. [Typical headsets  have]... a user interface is as cryptic as an alien artifact...[V1 with BlueGenie is] the first headset that, by comparison, is clearly from Planet Earth.”
   
BlueAnt's Bluetooth Headset Takes Your Voice Commands – August 26, 2008
Top Tech News article by Jennifer LeClaire ... "The BlueAnt V1 is a fully voice-controlled Bluetooth headset, embedding voice technology into the BlueAnt V1's headset itself. The BlueAnt V1 has voice-dial capabilities as well as the ability to control all Bluetooth headset functions. "The intuitive voice interface not only appeals to technology power Relevant Products/Services users, but also first-time Bluetooth headset users looking for a simple yet effective hands-free solution."
   
BlueAnt V1 Voice Control Bluetooth Headset Review – August 26, 2008
slashgear.com - article by Vincent Nguyen ... “What’s revolutionary about the BlueAnt V1 is the BlueGenie voice control engine.  Nothing else on the market can come close to it, and that’s backed up with sound quality that’s the equal of Aliph’s Jawbone 2 …. what we can say with far more certainty is that the V1 is one of a kind…it’s the voice control that eventually gives the V1 the edge.”
   
iLounge Review: BlueAnt V1 Voice Control Bluetooth Headset – August 26, 2008
iLounge - review by Jeremy Horowitz ... “BlueAnt has added a substantially impressive new voice prompt and recognition feature called BlueGenie...V1 generally does such a good job with voice recognition and prompting that inexperienced users will find it an absolute breeze to use.”
   
Review of the BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset with voice control – August 26, 2008
mobileburn.com - article by Michelle Ruhfass ... “Functionality-wise, the V1 is spot on and offers a fantastic voice interface system that never revealed any hiccups during our testing”…….“Overall the Blueant V1 is an innovative headset that we welcome with open arms to the Bluetooth market. From its very impressive audio and sound quality to its voice commanded control system, the V1 is a truly handsfree handset and comes up a winner. The Blueant V1 races to the forefront of innovation and uniqueness and earns itself a "Highly Recommended" rating.”
   
BlueAnt V1 headset- your iPhone's new best friend – August 25, 2008
jkOnTheRun.com - article by James Kendrick ... "BlueAnt is stepping up with the first Bluetooth headset that puts voice command on the headset itself for use with phones that don't have that capability. Can you say iPhone? I knew you could."
   
Bluetooth Speaks to Me – July 24, 2008
bluetooth.com - article by Todd Mozer ... To mark the 10th birthday of Bluetooth technology, Sensory's CEO discusses the intersection of Bluetooth and speech technologies and how his company is taking hands-free to a new level with voice controlled Bluetooth headsets - perfect timing for all the new Bluetooth users complying with recent hands-free legislation.
   
Innotech Intros Voice-Control Device For iPods – June 25, 2008
twice.com - article by Lisa Johnston ... The Accenda Voice Control for iPod enables users to adjust the volume, play a song, stop play, skip track, go to the previous track, rewind or replay a song.
   
Dream Suite - Inside the Hotel Room of Tomorrow – June 17, 2008
msnbc.com - article Rob Lovitt ... Take a tour of the latest in guestroom technology...When you’re ready to hit the sack, wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to fiddle with an alarm clock?
   
Best Cell Phone Accessory of CTIA Wireless 2008-BlueAnt V1 Voice Controlled Headset – April 3, 2008
laptopmag.com - blog entry by Joanna Stern ... One of the downfalls of Bluetooth headsets are the button pushes and holds required to pair and control these miniscule devices. The BlueAnt V1 is different...
   
"Look, GOOG-411 Users, No Hands!" – March 17, 2008
eWeek.com - Article by Clint Boulton... Looking for a Starbucks near a remote office in Boise? Dial no more. Simply speak into a Bluetooth headset and GOOG-411 will reply.
   
"Bluetooth Headsets Get Prettier, Brighter" – January 8, 2008
PCMag.com - Article by Sascha Segan... How do you like your Bluetooth? Would you like it good-looking, solar-powered, voice-activated or maybe just to sound beautifully clear?
   
"CES: Bluetooth SIG hits a landmark decade" – January 6, 2008
ComputerWorld.com - Article by Matt Hamblen... With 2 billion devices and counting, this technology is surely not dead...
   
"BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset Listens To You and Talks Back" – January 3, 2008
MobileBurn.com - Review by Ricky Cadden... The BlueAnt V1 has an estimated 6 hours of talk time and includes an innovative tie/shirt clip, so that it is always handy...
   
"Sensory Announces New Time-Setting Technology " – December 13, 2007
SpeechTech Magazine Online - by Lauren Shopp... Walking into Grandma’s house and seeing the VCR blinking 12:00 could soon be a thing of the past...
   
"Mom, the Machines Are Talking to Each Other Again" – October 31, 2007
Opinion by Ken Hardy in Electronic House ... Ok, it’s official. The home of the future really is a “smart” home. How smart? It will be able to talk.....
   
Bluetooth headsets to get speech recognition – September, 2007
EETimes Online – by Jack Shandle... CSR and Sensory have teamed up to provide speech recognition on Bluetooth headsets and car kits...
   
CSR puts speech recognition into Bluetooth chip – September, 2007
Electronics Weekly – by Richard Wilson...
   
"Do as I Say-The Need for Speech Technologies in BlueTooth Devices" – September, 2007
Incisor Magazine, page 8 – by Gemma Paris, CSR... Sensory's FluentSoft embedded speech recognition software ported to CSR’s BlueCore5-Multimedia chip.
   
Smart Latch Door Latching Sensor Developed by Savannah River National Laboratory – August, 2007
Design News – by Sean Snyder... New alarm/indicator uses VR Stamp to recognize acoustic signature.
   
Useful Voice Recognition Arrives – June, 2007
Electronic House – by Ben Hardy... "Sensory, Inc.'s latest speech recognition circuits bring reliable performance to speech-based devices.”
   
Embedded interface: talk is cheap – June, 2007
EDN – Embedded Webblog by Warren Webb... "I found the VR Stamp to be quite accurate.”
   
"Then and Now-Robots Who Listen" – September, 2006
Servo Magazine – by Tom Carroll... "I found the VR Stamp to be quite accurate.”
   
Innotech Releases SurfBoard Remote Control – September 12, 2006
Speech Technology Magazine – Unique Design Uses Sensory Chip
   
Hands-Free Appliance Differentiation – July, 2006
Appliance Magazine Online Article "Will voice control technology move from the toy industry into appliances?"
   
Jazz Up Consumer Products with Speech Recognition – June 22, 2006
Electronic Design Online Article with Erich Adams and Bill Teasley
   
San Jose Business Journal-Interview with CEO Todd Mozer – June 16, 2006
Keeping your core competencies from meltdown
   
Tech Closeup Profiles Sensory – March 30, 2006
"Tech Closeup" Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of Venture Funding
   
Voice-Activated Appliances by Daewoo Electronics Draw Attention at International Housewares Show – March 12, 2006
Sensory's Voice Recognition Technology Designed into Microwave Ovens and Washing Machines
   
Talking Avatars Exhibit Accurate Lip Synchronization for Wireless Applications
January 5, 2006
3Dmsg to bring three-dimensional talking avatars to wireless handsets for messaging and other applications
   
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