MATRIX Labs introduces MATRIX Voice at InfoComm 2017
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:31
MATRIXLabs, the machine intelligence company behind the democratization of the IoT
app economy, and sister company AdMobilize, have announced that it will debut its
all-new MATRIX Voice at InfoComm 2017. The sophisticated yet affordable IoT dev
board, able to equip any commercial project with voice-control functionality, will be
available for demo at AdMobilize Booth #784.
The introduction of MATRIX Voice to the global commercial AV industry comes on the
heels of a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $95,000 exceeding its original
goal of $5,000.
The success we experienced crowdfunding MATRIX Voice is a testament to its
versatility, affordability, and ease-of-use. Any project, large or small, commercial or
residential, can now be infused with voice control functionality in a way like never
before, said Rodolfo Saccoman, MATRIX Labs and AdMobilize co-founder and CEO.
There is proven demand for voice control and voice recognition functionality. With
MATRIX Voice, integrators now have the ability to offer their end-user clients, in
nearly every vertical market, the opportunity to control their systems using voice
Measuring 3.14-inches in diameter, MATRIX Voice features voice recognition
integration with Google Voice and Amazon Alexa, to name a few. It offers a radial
array of 8 MEMS microphones connected to a Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA + 512 Mbit DDR
SDRAM, which, when combined, provides developers with the opportunity to integrate
custom voice and other hardware-accelerated machine learning algorithms directly
onto the board. Voice also includes 64 GPIO pins for device-to-device connection.
Other features include far-field voice capture, beamforming, acoustic source
localization, noise suppression, de-reverberation and acoustic echo cancellation, and
Whether its a retail shopping centre looking to enhance the searchability of its store
directories; a hotel looking to expedite their check-in process; or a financial services
institution looking to bolster security voice control functionality can be applied to
any vertical market project, continued Saccoman. And with MATRIX Voice,
integration with various hardware/software components is easy thanks to its
compatibility and configurability with Raspberry Pi or the ESP32 board.
With the Raspberry Pi, integrators can use MATRIX Labs ARM voice packages, in
addition to wake words to trigger events through any protocol, either online or offline.
Custom models can also be embedded to further customize the wake word experience
as well. For more advanced commercial installations, MATRIX Voice can leverage the
ESP32 (the embedded bluetooth/Wi-Fi version) for custom lower-power offline voice
Addressing recently-publicized privacy concerns pertaining to Amazon Echo and
Google Home, Saccoman continued, Echo and Google Home are brilliant solutions,
which is why we enabled MATRIX Voice to be configurable with both, thus allowing
integrators to expand on these products out-of-box functionality. However, many
businesses, in particular retailers, take issue with the reality that Echo and Home are
always listening and storing data in their proprietary cloud. For a retailer whose
biggest competitor may be Amazon, this reality is disconcerting. Yet, with MATRIX
Voice, all recorded data is stored on ones individual cloud and is thus completely
secure from potential third-party monitoring.
To schedule a MATRIX Voice demo at InfoComm 2017, and to speak with the MATRIX
Labs team about its integration capabilities with commercial AV projects, email Dan
Griffin at email@example.com. For more on MATRIX Labs, visit www.matrixlabs.ai/