Speaker Caliberation,Others Hit CES 2020
…As P&G,Samsung Spring Amazing Surprise
By Olabisi Olaleye
“Hi, the speaker of my phone will not just work.”
“I am truly sorry to hear about that. It can be really frustrating. I will be more than willing to assist you file a claim”.
Most often than not, this is a typical conversation between one and the insurance company on daily basis ,while reporting a damage phone especially microphone or speaker issue for repair or replacement as the case maybe.
Eureka to several technology lovers and millions who enrol their phones for insurance protection because the latest speaker caliberation gets an applause at the on going CES in Las Vegas.
CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years . The global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Your speakers (iPhone, computer, car, etc) are calibrated just once at the factory. The more you use them, the worse they sound.
According to the innovators,subVo’s technology : klaraT®. It’s comprised of a flexible screen printed carbon ink sensor, unique software and a digital signal processor. The klaraT® sensor system measures the position of a speakers diaphragm in real-time. Mounted on the speaker, it “sees” precise diaphragm movements throughout the entire audible spectrum. The sensor sends feedback to the software to prevent the diaphragm from exceeding its limits which causes distortion.
“We have created a tiny sensor that’s mounted on the speakers during production and calibrates them every single time they are turned on. This means amazing sound all the time”.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s STAR Labs also showcased NEON , an “artificial human”, which is
a simulated human assistant .
Samsung says this will “help enhance interactions that people have with certain jobs.” The lifelike avatars, which STAR Labs says are not intended to eliminate jobs, are designed to learn human behavior and preferences, then respond accordingly.
Popular brand, Procter & Gamble has set the pace with several tech-driven products this year. At its stand, P&G unveiled Airia, an app-controlled household fragrance system, and Lumi by Pampers, an activity monitoring system for babies.
P&G said it will conduct its annual Ventures Innovation Challenge, inviting startups to pitch their products.