Audience Sets New Standard for Mobile Voice Quality With Latest earSmart eS325 Advanced Voice Processor

Audience Sets New Standard for Mobile Voice Quality With Latest earSmart eS325 
Advanced Voice Processor 
Expected to Ship in Devices Within 60 Days, Audience earSmart eS325
Delivers HD Voice, Optimized Speech Recognition, True Three
Microphone Support and More 
BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Audience(R), Inc.
(NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for
mobile devices, today announced the earSmart eS325 -- the company's
highest performing Advanced Voice processor. The earSmart eS325
features the newest technologies necessary for the best-sounding
voice experience on many of this year's most highly anticipated
mobile devices, and delivers innovations in real-time communications,
speech recognition and media capture. This new Advanced Voice
processor is expected to ship in commercially available smartphone
platforms by the end of April 2013. 
The earSmart eS325 is the first Advanced Voice processor to feature a
combination of industry-leading innovations such as simultaneous
three microphone processing, optimized Automatic Speech Recognition
(ASR), Mobile Audio Zoom, Super Wideband support for Voice over IP
(VoIP) and Enhanced Stereo Recording. The earSmart eS325 also
features Bandwidth Expansion technology for a consistent, HD-quality
voice call experience when moving between 3G and 4G networks, while
also meeting the tighter latency requirements of the European HD
Voice standard, ensuring minimal delay for more natural
conversations. 
"The Audience earSmart eS325 raises the bar for mobile voice quality,
delivering a host of exciting features and technologies that
transform a consumer's experience of using speech to communicate,
interact and connect through their mobile device," said Robert
Schoenfield, vice president of marketing and business development,
Audience. "With many leading manufacturers already engaged with us,
we expect to see the earSmart eS325 Advanced Voice processor play an
important role in this year's most exciting mobile devices." 
"Due to the importance of voice in so many key applications we expect
things like three-microphone support and voice processing to come to
most high-end smartphones," said Ben Bajarin, Principal Industry
Analyst, Consumer Technology and Market Trends at Creative
Strategies, Inc. "Technologies like these not only increase the
quality of the sound experience overall but set the stage for next
generation voice processing and recognition technologies which are
critical to the future of smart devices." 
About the Audience earSmart eS325
 The earSmart eS325 delivers
substantial advances in performance and power consumption over prior
Audience product generations, most notably: 


 
--  Three microphone performance improvements of approximately 30% to 55%
    signal-to-noise ratio improvement (SNRi) in noisy environments.(1) In
    optimal conditions, Audience's tests show SNRi improvement of up to
    80% over two microphone-enabled, previous generation products.
--  Dramatically improved consistency of voice quality when mobile device
    is held in a variety of different positions.
--  41% lower power consumption for Narrowband phone calls and 52% lower
    power consumption for HD Voice/Wideband calls.(2)

  
The Audience earSmart eS325 is compatible with leading operating
systems and baseband interfaces, including SLIMbus, giving mobile
device manufacturers maximum flexibility in their platform designs.
The earSmart eS325 incorporates a robust feature set that sets it
apart from other stand-alone voice processors, with: 


 
--  True three microphone support - enabling all three microphones to be
    used simultaneously to gather more environmental information, suppress
    noise and deliver exceptional voice quality.
--  ASR Assist technology - dramatically improves the user experience of
    speech-enabled applications such as virtual assistants and voice
    search.
--  De-Reverb - removes the echo effect in spaces such as conference rooms
    and hallways.
--  Audio Zoom - the world's first selective audio capture feature for
    mobile devices that allows consumers to record in an "interview" mode
    while suppressing noise and capturing both voices with crystal clear
    accuracy.
--  Super Wideband - for crystal clear VoIP calls in nearly any
    environment.
--  Enhanced Stereo Recording - an advanced, industry-leading
    two-microphone 48 KHz noise suppression implementation for recording
    clean, high definition audio.

  
For more information on earSmart(TM) Advanced Voice processors from
Audience, please go here. 
About Audience 
 Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio
processing for mobile devices. Its family of earSmart(TM) intelligent
voice processors is based on the processes of human hearing, to
suppress background noise and enhance mobile voice quality.
Audience's technology substantially improves the mobile voice
experience, while also improving the performance of speech-based
services, and enhancing audio quality for multimedia. Audience
earSmart(TM) processors are featured in mobile devices from leading
providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. The company is based
in Mountain View, California. For more information, see
www.audience.com. 
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(1) Using industry standard distractors, in Audience tests the three
microphone earSmart eS325 performance shows an SNRi improvement of
55% in street noise, 33% improvement in music and 32% improvement in
a babble environment as compared to the two microphone earSmart eS305
performance . 
(2) As compared to previous generation earSmart eS305 technology in
Audience tests. 
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For more information, contact: 
Diane Vanasse
Audience, Inc.
408-242-0027
dvanasse@audience.com 
 
 
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