Amazon has this week announced that its Amazon Alexa 7 Microphone Far-Field Development Kit will soon be available to commercial device manufacturers via an exclusive invitation only program.
Enabling third-party hardware manufacturers to benefit from the seven microphone system which has been incorporated into the Amazon Echo personal assistants.
Priya Abani, Director, Amazon Alex explains more:
Since the introduction of Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, device makers have been asking us to provide the technology and tools to enable a far-field Alexa experience for their products. With this new reference solution, developers can design products with the same unique 7-mic circular array, beamforming technology, and voice processing software that have made Amazon Echo so popular with customers. It’s never been easier for device makers to integrate Alexa and offer their customers world-class voice experiences.
The hardware-based reference solution will be supported by leading chipset providers. The solution includes:
• The same 7-microphone array found in Amazon Echo
• Amazon’s proprietary software for wake word recognition, beamforming, noise reduction, and echo cancellation
• Reference client software for local device control and communication with the Alexa Voice Service
Jump over to the official press release for more details via the link below.