Gold Coast based company Dev-Audio launched its Microcone Recorder meeting recording solution at the annual Macworld exhibition in San Francisco and has won a Best of Show award.
"We knew Microcone was a world class innovative technology as we'd won the Telstra Innovation Challenge in 2010 and then the Australian International Design Awards last year,” said Dr Iain McCowan Managing Director of Dev-Audio Pty Ltd. “However this was our first go-to-market event and the opportunities that came to us at the show - from prospective customers through to technology and channel partners - was overwhelming."
Dev-Audio's system is based around the Microcone multi-directional microphone device designed specifically for group conversations. This unique solution uses patented microphone array technology to distinguish voices based on the location of people around a table, as well as reducing background noise and reverberation.
Unlike any other systems currently on the market, it separates and identifies each voice in a group using a single device, and integrates with speech-to-text web services from Nuance for audio transcription.
The Microcone Recorder applications then provides an enriched meeting record that can be quickly searched by speakers and keywords, and browsed according to a visual timeline of a conversation.
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Dev-Audio produces software and devices that apply innovative computer speech technologies to enable more natural interaction between people and computers. Our aim is to make computers more natural tools for collaboration and communication, and therefore a focus is on technologies that support groups of users, rather than individuals. Founded in 2008, Dev-Audio Pty Ltd is a privately held company based on Australia's Gold Coast.
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