Hands-Free TV Voice Control with New Product Solutions from Li Creative Technologies

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY (Oct. 16, 2014) – Li Creative Technologies (LcT) announces new product solutions to support TV voice control and program searching without using a remote. A user utters a voice sentence or command directly at the TV from a distance of up to 4 meters away, and our technology cancels TV sound and background noise and outputs clean speech for speech recognition. Consequently, the user does not need to mute the TV nor talk into a remote.

LcT offers two product solutions for TV and set-top box makers, speech solution providers, and home automation integrators: (1) a low cost, plug-and-play PCB module to replace the traditional audio codec unit. Customers do not need to do any hardware or software work. (2) ARM or DSP based software for a customer’s hardware platform. Business customers are encouraged to contact LcT for real-time demos and implementation.

“Our new technology is convenient for users and provides a new experience in human-machine interfacing," said Qi (Peter) Li, Ph.D., President of LcT and former Bell Labs scientist.

The technology significantly improves speech recognition accuracy and robustness. In an evaluation with loud TV sound, an industry-leading speech recognition software failed to recognize any voice word. When used with our solution, the software achieved 91% word recognition accuracy.

About Li Creative Technologies
Li Creative Technologies (LcT), Inc., located in Florham Park, New Jersey, USA, is an innovator in audio, speech, and biometric solutions. Established in 2002 by former Bell Labs scientists, LcT licenses and sells technology, software, design, and product solutions to the TV, mobile, communications, e-commerce, and healthcare industries. LcT is a winner of the 2011 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award. For further information, please visit www.licreative.com.