October 03, 2012
Jabra Launches Supreme UC Bluetooth Headset with Rubidium Speech Processing Tech
By Shamila Janakiraman
The Jabra (News - Alert) Supreme UC, a plug-and-play Bluetooth headset using Rubidium’s embedded speech processing technologies, has been released by Jabra.
The Jabra Unified Communications (News - Alert) headset with Rubidium technologies is most suitable for the business and enterprise market. The Rubidium ASR/TTS technology provides an optimized user interface. Jabra Supreme UC also has variants that are certified for all major Unified Communications applications including Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync, Cisco, Avaya and Skype.
The major advantage of this headset is that it ensures an optimum hands-free experience and does not depend on type of call or communications software used.
Rubidium specializes in delivering embedded speech processing technology for domestic appliances and consumer applications. The company’s multilingual voice user interface solutions come in the form of low-cost chips, modules and embedded software. This includes solutions like Text-to-Speech (TTS), Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), speech compression and playback which enables speech storage, transmission and retrieval besides also biometric speaker verification.
“Our relationship with Jabra continues to grow and prosper. The latest release of a unified communications product sets the pace for future developments,” said Shlomo Peller, CEO at Rubidium. “While Jabra provides the UC environment, Rubidium increases the user’s productivity by enabling voice control and hands free manipulation of the device. Rubidium’s technology frees the user up to keep both hands on the wheel or on the keyboard.”
Jabra serves the hands-free communications solutions market with its Bluetooth enabled wireless headsets. The presence of Rubidium’s TTS, ASR and compressed speech technology will further enhance the company’s offerings, according to officials.
“As the workforce continues to move towards mobility, both inside and outside of the office, Jabra is focusing on making communication on the go as productive and seamless as possible,” said Leo Larsen, CTO at Jabra. “The Rubidium speech interface lets Jabra offer mobile worker products that are friendly and intuitive to use, wherever and however they please.”
Jabra also recently unveiled the Jabra LINK 850, an audio processor designed for both VoIP call centers and standard telephone systems. The audio processor technology is offered with the Jabra headset. Together, these offerings improve agent productivity and customer satisfaction, reduce employee turnover and boost agent safety.
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Edited by Braden Becker