Acoustic Communi­cation Enhancement

Overview


 

Easy and relaxed conversations everywhere

Acoustic communication enhancement (ACE) is the sonoware software solution for speech or audio requirements in your individual product - tailored to your needs.

An example of ACE in the operating room

In the operating room hitch-free communication is vitally important. However, there are numerous electrical devices that produce noise or behave as obstacles in the speech paths.

Our ACE system improves this situation by combining microphones, loudspeakers, and optimized algorithms to distribute speech and therefore provides the foundation for more efficient surgeries. The system can be integrated into medical devices or into the furnishing of the operating room.

More use cases of ACE

ACE is not restricted to medical environments. Generally, it simplifies speech communication in all environments that suffer from high-level background noise or moderately large distances between the interlocutors. ACE addresses all these challenges and ensures hassle-free communication in environments, such as PA systems, conference rooms, audio/video chat, etc.

 

Details


All sonoware signal processing algorithms are optimized for minimal-delay, low computational complexity and maximum portability across platforms. In order to account for different acoustic conditions in setups with multiple zones, all algorithms are optimized for each recording/playback node indivdually.


 

Acoustic feedback control

  • Feedback cancellation
  • Feedback suppression
  • EQing strategies
  • Time-variant methods
 

Signal Enhancement

  • Microphone combination techniques (beamforming, automatic SNR-based selection)
  • Noise reduction for stationary and instationary sources
  • Cancellation of reference signals (text prompts, music, etc.)
 

Signal distribution

  • Adaptive mixing and zoning
  • Automatic gain control
  • Voice-activity-dependent loss control
  • Noise-dependent gain control
  • Full-duplex communication
 
 

Pre- and post-processing

  • Loudspeaker and microphone equalization
  • Dynamics: Limiter, compressor, de-esser, etc.
  • Signal conditioning based on psychoacoustic criteria
 

Add-Ons

  • Hands-free integration with echo cancellation and barge-in support
  • Development of customer-specific algorithms
  • Inject your own signal processing algorithms anywhere in our signal-chain for your custom demands.
 

Supported platforms

  • ARM
  • DSP (e.g. Analog Devices SHARC)
  • PC (Windows, Linux, macOS)

Your desired platform is not yet listed? Feel free to contact us and we will find a solution.