VoiceFocus™ Honored with International CES 2011 Innovations Award

LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 5, 2011) – The Consumer Electronics Association has recognized Li Creative Technologies (LcT), Inc. for excellence in design and engineering by naming LcT’s VoiceFocus™ Conference Phone an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree.

Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.

VoiceFocus™ is a microphone array conference phone designed to enhance recorded sound quality from all directions. It contains an eight-sensor, circular microphone array, four loud speakers, and a new low cost, low power consumption DSP chip with advanced audio technologies, including sound source localization for speaker tracking, beam forming for background noise suppression and speech enhancement, echo cancellation for full duplex conversation, and automatic gain control for distance talking.

Equipped with USB and Bluetooth interfaces, VoiceFocus™ is also designed for the following uses: converting a wireless phone into a conference phone; voice chat; use as a loudspeaker when connected to an MP3 player or computer; use as a microphone for recording speech, music, and conference calls; and communicating in noisy environments.

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards has been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.

Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.

VoiceFocus™ will be on display at The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2011 International CES, which runs January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as at LcT’s booth #1035G located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Li Creative Technologies, Inc.
Li Creative Technologies (LcT), Inc., located in Florham Park, New Jersey, USA, has been at the forefront of cutting-edge microphone array, noise reduction, echo cancellation, and speech enhancement research since its formation in 2002 by former Bell Labs scientists. For further information, please visit www.licreative.com.