Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Acoustic Technologies SoundClear(r) Solution Provides Full-Duplex Audio For Cutting-Edge Spracht Aura Mobile BT

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SoundClear Enables Echo Free, Noise Free Performance

Mesa, AZ, October 4, 2006--Acoustic Technologies, a leading developer of high quality full-duplex speakerphone solutions today announced Spracht's Aura Mobile BT Bluetooth conferencing device is based on Acoustics' SoundClear® solution. Spracht utilized the SoundClear technology to provide echo cancellation, noise reduction, and sound enhancement for optimum voice quality and natural full-duplex speakerphone performance enabling clear, crisp, and loud calls, even in the noisiest environments.

"The Aura Mobile BT is a unique and innovative full-duplex speakerphone product," said Jim Jacot, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Acoustic Technologies. "With our SoundClear audio processing combined with Bluetooth or wired connectivity, the device is robust and flexible for use in the car, office or home. Spracht clearly has a winner with this high performance leading edge speakerphone device."

Acoustic and Spracht have partnered to develop the ultimate option for hands-free communication. The Aura Mobile BT turns a mobile phone, PC, desktop phone, or cordless phone into a high quality full-duplex conferencing product. With SoundClear technology, the Aura Mobile BT provides noise free, echo free, high quality calling for VoIP, mobile, and traditional POTS telephony products.

"We are proud to work with Acoustic Technologies and use their SoundClear solution in the Aura Mobile BT," said Rich Slevin, CEO for Spracht. "With the SoundClear solution and Acoustic's outstanding support, we were able to achieve the high performance goals we set out for this product. The Aura Mobile BT is clearly in a class by itself with high quality sound and awesome full-duplex speakerphone performance."

Acoustic's SoundClear technology features noise cancellation and speech enhancement to reduce background noise and optimize speech intelligibility. The SoundClear solution enables a natural bi-directional conversation through acoustic and network echo cancellation and full-duplex control. The full-duplex control adaptively monitors, detects, and processes incoming voice, echo, and noise signal power levels, and eliminates misunderstandings that come from syllable or word clipping. SoundClear is ideal for conference phones and mobile accessory devices enabling communications over the speakerphone to sound just like a "face-to-face" conversation .

About Spracht
ASpracht ( is the acoustic division of parent company ODI ( ), a recognized leader in digital imaging, LCD image display and other consumer electronics. Founded in 1993, Silicon-Valley based ODI has developed bestselling products, such as the Connectix Quickcam, for both Fortune 100 companies and technology notables such as Palm and Kensington.

About Acoustic Technologies
Acoustic Technologies creates high quality software, semiconductor, and system solutions for leading telecom manufacturers worldwide. The SoundClear brand of patented full-duplex communication, echo cancellation, and noise reduction solutions is enabling significant advancements in telecommunications voice quality and is proven in millions of products around the globe. SoundClear provides natural bi-directional communication in mobile phones, hands-free car kits, Bluetooth accessories, VoIP telephones, conference phones, and other speakerphone enabled products. Acoustic Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. For additional information call (480) 507-4376 or visit us on the Internet at

SoundClear is a registered trademark of Acoustic Technologies, Inc. All other service marks and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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