DSP Concepts Enables World's First Multichannel Product with Far-Field Voice Interface to Google Assistant

September 9, 2019

DSP Concepts Enables World's First Multichannel Product with Far-Field Voice Interface to Google Assistant

DSP Concepts helps enable Braun’s return to the premium audio market via collaboration with Pure, StreamUnlimited, and Karl-Heinz Fink

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--DSP Concepts, Inc., the leading embedded software provider for voice and playback audio processing, announced that it has delivered the industry’s most advanced voice user interface and audio playback technology, resulting in Braun Audio shipping the industry’s first multichannel product with hands-free, far-field voice control for Google Assistant.


Voice is being rapidly adopted as the primary human interface technology, enabling common consumer audio devices to become “smart,” as they now have a low-cost way of providing the clearest voice signal to voice recognition services such as Google Assistant. What has been missing is the capability to recognize voice inputs from a distance (far-field), even when the speakers are turned up to full volume. DSP Concepts’ TalkTo™ voice capture technology, built on its Audio Weaver platform, offers the most advanced voice extraction capability powering the new wave of smart audio products.

To deliver cutting edge audio features on Braun Audio’s line of hi-fi smart speakers, DSP Concepts closely collaborated with StreamUnlimited, Pure, and renowned audio engineer Karl-Heinz Fink and his team. DSP Concepts CEO, Chin Beckmann highlighted, “This collaboration reinforces the value of the Audio Weaver platform and how proliferation of our platform is resulting in customers being able to get to market faster with best-in-class audio products.” Karl-Heinz Fink, who actively develops on Audio Weaver, stated, “Historically, audio engineers have wasted precious time jumping through hoops to get their ideas implemented. Now, thanks to Audio Weaver, we can focus on sound quality and ultimately develop a superior audio experience in significantly less time.”

About DSP Concepts

DSP Concepts, Inc. provides embedded audio digital signal processing solutions delivered through its Audio Weaver® embedded processing platform. DSP Concepts specializes in microphone as well as playback processing and is the leading supplier to top tier brands in consumer and automotive products. Founded by Dr. Paul Beckmann in 2003, DSP Concepts is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with offices in Boston and Stuttgart.

Learn More
DSP Concepts: https://dspconcepts.com
Braun Audio: http://braun.com
Pure: https://www.pure.com/uk/default.aspx
Stream Unlimited: http://www.streamunlimited.com/
Fink Team: https://www.finkteam.com/

Audio Weaver® is a registered trademark and TalkTo™ is a trademark of DSP Concepts, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.