Microsoft Licenses Voice Technology
- By Michael Domingo
- July 18, 2005
Microsoft has purchased an OEM license to use voice-processing software from
Global IP Sound, a developer of voice codecs.
According to a press release issued by Global, it's expected that Microsoft
will use the technology to improve VoIP connections originating from its MSN
service as well as the Office Real-Time Collaboration Service.
Under the deal, Microsoft will deploy Global's VoiceEngine to improve VoIP in
MSN; Global's Acoustic Echo Cancellation and Auto Gain Control algorithms will
be used for improving voice connections in RTC. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Global IP Sounds is a voice-processing
software developer based in San Francisco; the company's technology has been
licensed to companies like Skype, WebEx, and Net2Phone.
Michael Domingo has held several positions at 1105 Media, and is currently the editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine.