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Acer and Fortemedia Bring Audio Quality and Advanced Voice Processing Features to Skype and Microsoft Lync

Companies mentioned in this article: Fortemedia Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Acer and Fortemedia today announced that they have completed Skype and Microsoft Lync Audio Hardware Certification and will now offer a superior voice communication experience on Acer platforms using the Skype and Microsoft Lync applications. Acer and Fortemedia’s certification covers all Skype and Microsoft Lync VoIP modes including wideband and super-wideband speech. Additionally, Acer has included features that further enhance the Skype and Microsoft Lync applications.

The additional capabilities beyond basic Skype and Microsoft Lync certification include:

  • Keyboard Sound Suppression – for simultaneous Instant Messaging (IM) when using Skype or Microsoft Lync
  • Voice Tracking – for improved hands-free communication
  • Far-field Voice Pickup – for improved group conferencing
  • Stereo Recording – for meeting archive and record keeping

“Achieving Skype and Microsoft Lync certification on the Acer platforms is a significant endorsement of the audio quality and enhanced features that Fortemedia brings to consumer and business products,” said Dr. Paul Huang, CEO and Chairman of Fortemedia Inc. “We are pleased that Acer has selected us to provide superior audio performance and features on their products.”

Fortemedia will be demonstrating its voice and audio processing capabilities at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum Technology Showcase in Moscone Center West, San Francisco from 9th to 11th September 2014. Fortemedia and Acer will also present our lessons learned with respect to Skype and Lync certification as part of the IDF Technology Session UEXS002 - Innovative Approaches for Improving End-User Experiences for Audio, Voice and Speech on Thursday, September 11th, 9:30am - 10:30am.

About Fortemedia

Fortemedia Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world leader in voice processing technology. Fortemedia’s focus is on developing technology for cell phones, PCs, headsets, automotive and VoIP applications, providing leading edge performance in voice quality enhancement to both hands-free and hand-held voice communications. With over 100 patents and superior performance in beam-forming noise suppression, echo cancellation and wind noise suppression, Fortemedia’s leading solutions have been adopted by industry leaders across a wide variety of markets. For more information, visit www.Fortemedia.com.


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