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XMOS wins at Made In The South West Awards 2018

XMOS wins at Made In The South West Awards 2018 1280 720 Esther Connock
Bristol 9 November 2018

We’re thrilled and honoured to pick up the award for ‘Best Collaboration’ at  Insider Media’s Made In The South West Awards  2018  – in recognition of the partnership between XMOS and Pillo Health.

It’s been a pleasure work with the inspirational team at Pillo Health and support them on their ground-breaking project. This award gives wonderful recognition to the teamwork and dedication involved in voice-enabling Pillo – the 24/7 companion healthcare robot.

Pillo is so much more than a secure medication dispenser. This voice-activated home health companion delivers therapy reminders, health information, and companionship to keep your care plan on track, no matter what you’re dealing with. Pillo stores your pills securely and recognizes your face and voice. Pillo knows who you are and provides you with health information and your scheduled medication dose. It’s not just about dispensing your medicines at the right time; Pillo works with you in your day-to-day life, supporting and empowering you to improve your health, wellness, and confidence so you can retain your independence.

Central to Pillo, is a solution that allows voice commands to be captured across the room with pinpoint accuracy – across long distance, even when commands are spoken softly. And that’s where XMOS comes in.

Emanuele Baglini, CTO of Pillo Health said:

While designing our device, we were looking for the best solution to improve the voice capture accuracy to give our users a great experience. We tested the XMOS voice processor against other solutions on the market, and it outperformed them all for clarity, accuracy, distance, and direction. As we moved into development, the XMOS team were on hand whenever we needed them, to help us resolve technical hurdles and secure the best possible performance outcomes. The voice capture element of our design is critical to the success of Pillo, and that’s something XMOS understood from the start. A great partner and collaborator.

Mark Lippett, CEO of XMOS said:

We’re thrilled to have played a part in bringing Pillo to life and excited about commercial launch. The trials have shown the extraordinary potential the product offers to transform the lives of people across the globe. And it’s the result of an innovative, dedicated team. They have proved what can be achieved with a voice interface – and it’s just the start.

XMOS helps Skyworth create a voice-enabled, always-on AI TV

XMOS helps Skyworth create a voice-enabled, always-on AI TV 891 595 Esther Connock
Bristol, 30 October 2018

2018 marks Skyworth’s 30th anniversary. A leading brand in China’s colour-TV industry, Skyworth is taking a bold step forward in the market. At their 2018 New Product Strategy event, the runaway success across of all the product launches on the day was Skyworth’s always-on AI TV.

Yu Jianwei, China Marketing Headquarters Executive Vice General manager and Marketing Director at Skyworth showcased the new TV and controlled it solely by voice. He gave voice commands to switch the TV on and asked it to adjust the table lamp – successfully. Finally, in a display of great showmanship, he used a voice command to light up Guangzhou’s landmark Canton Tower.

In keeping with their mantra that “Technical Innovation Makes Products Simpler to Use,” Skyworth’s always-on AI TV will ‘wake-up’ in response to a voice command and respond to what’s asked of it – whether that’s adjusting the volume or answering a general question.

Skyworth has transformed from a marketing driven company one into one that’s ‘Driven by Technology’  – something that shines through in what their new AI TV has to offer. In March this year, Skyworth entered into a strategic partnership with Baidu. The integration of Baidu’s DuerOS and Coocaa System is powerful: the Coocaa System provides an optimized media resource library, while DuerOS transforms the TV into an intelligent display that provides users with more accurate search content and an elevated user experience.

As well as upgrading its content and data-processing technologies, Skyworth has joined forces with XMOS – a world-leader in voice and audio processors – to develop the AI voice chip and remove the requirement for a remote control. Together they’ve created an immersive voice-interactive experience.

XMOS’s first generation microcontroller has been used in premium consumer, studio and broadcast audio equipment from over 200 manufacturers. Their second-generation multicore microcontroller, the xCORE-200 series, is designed for IoT-based equipment for the creation of high-quality music and optimised sound processing solutions.

The AI TV voice chip is based on XMOS VocalFusion XVF3500 voice processor, with a compact four-microphone linear array to enhance voice capture range and accuracy. Together, XMOS and Skyworth have developed a solution that enables Skyworth’s TV to deliver 180° all-dimensional sound-source identification from up to 5 meters – which means instant wake-up from across the room using only your voice. The XVF3500 voice processor also supports de-reverberation and noise suppression, enabling the Skyworth TV to ‘hear’ and accurately capture the user’s voice commands, no matter what volume the TV is playing at or how noisy the surrounding environment.

The strong blend of XMOS and Skyworth’s integrated voice-interface and Baidu’s information and service eco-system, gives Skyworth’s consumers another high-quality, high-tech product that brings the power of voice to life.

 


About XMOS

XMOS stands at the interface between voice processing, biometrics and artificial intelligence. Today our unique silicon architecture and highly differentiated software delivers class-leading far-field voice capture for consumer electronics, and we’re building for a more natural human machine interface tomorrow. See www.xmos.com for more information.

About Skyworth

Skyworth was established in 1988, headquartered in Shenzhen High-tech Industrial Park known as innovative Silicon Valley, with over 35,000 employees. Being rooted in China and determined to go global, Skyworth is a large-scale high-tech group company mainly engaged in research, development and manufacturing of such products as consumer electronics, display devices, digital set-top-box, security monitor, network communication, semi-conductor, refrigerator and washing machine, 3C digital, LED illumination, and has been listed in the main board of Hongkong stock market in 2000 (HK00751). Through 26 years of development, Skyworth now ranks among the top ten global color TV brands.

XMOS Media Contact

Emma Davies
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – PR agency for XMOS
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+44 (0)20 7403 8878

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XMOS is one of the finalists at the Go:Tech 2018 Awards

XMOS is one of the finalists at the Go:Tech 2018 Awards 4267 2133 Esther Connock
Bristol 12 October 2018

XMOS, leading supplier of voice and audio solutions, is excited to be shortlisted for the Advanced Engineering award at the Go:Tech Awards 2018. These Awards celebrate businesses and entrepreneurs leading the way in technology and innovation across the UK, across small, medium and large businesses – and we’re honoured to take our place among the finalists for 2018.

We look forward to meeting everyone at the awards night on the 22th November where we’ll discover who takes home the award.