For Onstar System In Cadillac XLR MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Andrea Electronics Corporation (Amex: AND), a leading developer of hardware and software audio input technologies, announced today that General Motors Corporation has selected Andrea Electronics to be a microphone supplier for use with the OnStar System in the Cadillac XLR. The digital microphone array used for this platform is a self-contained DSP microphone system that incorporates Andrea's Digital Super Directional Array (DSDA(R)) 2.0 and PureAudio(R) 2.0 software algorithms. Andrea's DSDA 2.0 and PureAudio 2.0 significantly reduce automotive inherent noises such as tire, engine and wind noise, as well as other passenger voices. The microphone array will be embedded into the headliner of the vehicle beginning with the 2003 platform. "General Motors continues to lead the way in providing innovative solutions, and we are very excited about being designated as a qualified audio input supplier for the OnStar system," said Christopher P. Sauvigne, President and Chief Executive Officer of Andrea Electronics Corporation. "We have developed a truly unique audio input system to address serious voice recognition and audio intelligibility issues common in high noise, automotive environments and we look forward to the opportunity to expand our relationship with General Motors on future programs." About Andrea Electronics' Digital Microphone Solutions Andrea Electronics' menu of microphone array technology solutions offers greater sensitivity and a superior solution for clear voice recognition and speaker intelligibility. The system is optimized to run on any DSP or host processor and offers a flexible array structure that can be customized to suit a particular application or hardware configuration, such as a rear view mirror, headliner or steering column. About OnStar OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Corp, is the nation's leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services using the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite network and wireless technology. OnStar services include automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location, emergency services, roadside assistance with location, remote door unlock, remote diagnostics, route support, OnStar concierge and convenience services and Personal Calling. Additional information is available on the Web at http://www.onstar.com. About Andrea Electronics Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications that require high performance and high quality voice input. The Company's patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDA(R)), patented PureAudio(R), patented EchoStop(TM) and patent-pending Directional Finding and Tracking Array (DFTA(R)) far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Applications for the Company's technologies include: speech recognition programs, Internet telephony, video/audio conferencing, automobile PCs, home automation systems, hand-held devices and multiplayer online games, among others. Visit Andrea Electronics' website at: http://www.AndreaElectronics.com or call 1-800-442-7787. This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "seeks," variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve matters that are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, including economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors, that may affect the business and prospects of Andrea Electronics Corporation (the "Company"'). These and other similar factors are discussed under the heading "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking statements" included in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and Annual Report not filed with the SEC, and in documents subsequently filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT ANDREA ELECTRONICS AT ONSTAR Richard A. Maue Geri Lama Chief Financial Officer OnStar Communications Lauren Rivera (248) 588-4950 Marketing Communications Manager (800) 442-7787 Make Your Opinion Count - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X57178479 SOURCE Andrea Electronics Corporation -0- 11/21/2002 /CONTACT: Richard A. Maue, Chief Financial Officer, or Lauren Rivera, Marketing Communications Manager, both of Andrea Electronics, +1-800-442-7787; or Geri Lama of OnStar Communications, +1-248-588-4950/ /Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/041750.html / /Web site: http://www.andreaelectronics.com / (AND) CO: Andrea Electronics Corporation; OnStar; General Motors Corp.; Cadillac ST: New York, Michigan IN: AUT CPR CSE TLS SU: -0- Nov/21/2002 13:30 GMT
Andrea Electronics' Microphone Array Selected
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