BT Conferencing, in association with Dolby Laboratories (News - Alert) Inc., recently announced that it will be releasing a new technology to enhance audio conference calls. The technology will basically emulate the sound and perception of an actual meeting, during an audio conference call.
The proof of concept technology has incorporated the proficiency of Dolby in key signal processing and individual psychoacoustic acuity with the best-in-class capabilities of BT (News - Alert), in the arena of unified communications.
Both organizations aim to enhance business communication through this service.
By incorporating DolbyVoice technology with BT’s conferencing services, the organizations aim to develop a spatial audio scenario, guaranteeing dynamic, continuous conversations among participants. Participants can recognize the speakers’ voice in a simplified manner as this technology generates a perception of sounds being generated from distinct points in space, very similar to actual life.
“BT has been a long-time innovator in offering productive conferencing services to our global business customers. We are looking forward to this trial,” said Dave Hobday, MD, BT Enterprises. “Our objective is for all conference-call attendees to become productive participants, engaging more naturally in conversation and generating better outcomes from meetings. We hope the trial of Dolby Voice can provide a unique and improved experience for conference-call users, which will lead to us deploying it as part of the BT MeetMe service for conferencing customers in due course.”
Previously, conventional audio conferencing bridge equipment based on time-division multiplexing was utilized by the key BT MeetMe conferencing service. BT is now using VoIP-based platform as the main component of its audio and video conferencing offerings.
The latest VoIP platform has been completely incorporated with the BT One portfolio of unified communications offerings provided to worldwide enterprises and government agencies.
“Audio conferencing promised a reduction in the need for face-to-face meetings, but when the stakes are high, people meet in person to capture important details and express themselves clearly,” said Andrew Border, senior director, Voice Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “With Dolby Voice, there’s no longer any need to travel just to hold an effective business meeting.”
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Edited by Braden Becker