Personal conference speaker uses edge AI noise cancellation

November 17, 2021 // By Rich Pell
Personal conference speaker uses edge AI noise cancellation
High-end headphone manufacturer Audeze has announced a portable planar magnetic speaker-based personal conference speaker featuring advanced neural network noise cancellation and beam-forming technology.

Aimed at being the ultimate work at home or on-the-go solution, the Audeze FILTER portable personal conference speaker uses beam-forming and neural network noise cancellation technology in combination with its well-known planar magnetic speaker to deliver perfect calls in any environment, says the company.

"This is a product designed for the hybrid workforce," says Sankar Thiagasamudram, CEO of Audeze. "You can use it at home to take your online meetings, but it's small enough to slip into your backpack for your conference call or huddle rooms at work."

FILTER uses a deep neural network (DNN)-based noise cancellation that eliminates most office or household sounds and presents only the user's voice. The DNN has been trained on over 500,000 noise samples, so it can accurately and effectively detect background noise and eliminate it.

Solo or group calls are no problem for FILTER, says the company. With 70 - 360 degrees of variable beam-forming, it means no voice will escape being picked up – unless the user wants someone muted.

Based on technology Audeze first designed for the military, the proprietary planar magnetic speaker features high SPL and low distortion for "unrivaled" call clarity. The 70 x 105-mm speaker also features the company's patented Fluxor magnets for high efficiency and Uniforce Diaphragm for distortion free sound.

The result, says the company, is the best sound reproduction and pick up in the industry. FILTER was designed to be portable and features a folding design that allows the speaker to be set upright. The small form factor is about the size of a smartphone and comes with an adjustable touch control panel, yet FILTER has greater output than many speakerphones three times its size. With USB and Bluetooth 5.0, FILTER can connect to a computer, mobile phone or tablet.

FILTER is available on Indiegogo with shipments estimated to begin in February 2022.

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