Andrea Electronics’ Announces AudioCommander 6.0, Advanced Digital Audio Technology for PCs Optimized for Windows 7 Noise-Canceling Digital Audio Software Transforms PCs into High Quality Multimedia Devices
BOHEMIA, New York, July 13, 2009 –Andrea Electronics Corporation (OTCBB: ANDR), a leading developer of innovative digital noise reduction and echo cancelation software technologies, today announced the immediate availability of a new version of AudioCommander 6.0, the company’s advanced software technology that improves audio performance on PCs. New AudioCommander 6.0 provides a PC Audio Control Panel that allows computer users to optimize and tune their acoustics and audio while using speech recognition applications, VoIP*, Game Chat, playing music, or watching movies to achieve the most intelligible audio experience available on a PC. Andrea’s state of the art audio technology is available today and runs on PCs using the Microsoft Windows operating system versions XP, Vista and is optimized for use with new Windows 7. AudioCommander 6.0 has an intuitive and easy to understand virtual dashboard interface that makes it ideal for anyone to tune the audio input and output on their PC, regardless of their technical knowledge. AudioCommander 6.0 is a powerful audio software package with a host of advanced new features including enhanced speaker output with Andrea’s PureAudio noise reduction control for removing noise from your VoIP received audio cleaning up the signal you are listening to and increasing the intelligibility, a 10-band graphic equalizer with 18 built-in presets to customize sound according to listening preference, an enhanced voice recorder, as well as a microphone boost control that includes noise reduction technology with beam forming and acoustic echo cancelation enhancements for converting your PC into a high fidelity VoIP speakerphone. “AudioCommander 6.0 raises the bar in PC audio intelligibility,” said Douglas Andrea, CEO of Andrea Electronics. “Most PC users will attest that audio on most laptops and desktops lack the ability to enhance your VoIP experience, making any type of multimedia experience limited. Our digital audio technologies let you control the audio experience and tune input and output based on your environment and need. Whether you are attending a web conference in a noisy café and require noise-canceling features to eliminate background noise or you are watching a movie, AudioCommander 6.0 gives you complete control of your PC audio and can turn it into a high quality speakerphone experience.” AudioCommander 6.0 includes a full function voice center digital audio recording application with unlimited recording time and the ability to compress audio/voice files in WMA format. Files can then be sent directly from AudioCommander 6.0 via e-mail and a drag & drop feature allows users to easily integrate audio and voice files into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or other multi-media applications with just a few clicks of the mouse. Andrea’s AudioCommander 6.0 software provides enhancements to and is integrated to work with their USB-SA external digital audio soundcard and high fidelity USB PC Headsets with its patented audio technologies including: PureAudio award winning noise reduction speech enhancement algorithm to significantly improve the intelligibility of voice audio and accuracy in speech driven applications, particularly in high noise environments. It reduces repetitive background noise on both acoustic and electronic system noise. DSDA™ (Digital Super Directional Array) adaptive beam forming system that allows Andrea’s SuperBeam microphone to ensure more intelligible audio by forming a beam toward the speaker and eliminating background noises that are outside of the beam, canceling non-repetitive directional noises. EchoStop™ full duplex acoustic echo cancelation algorithm enabling both speaker to broadcast and microphone to transmit simultaneously turning your PC into a high quality speakerphone. New AudioCommander 6.0 is available now as an upgrade for all Andrea Electronics’ USB products. All new Andrea USB product purchases will include AudioCommander 6.0 and is offered with a free SuperBeam Array Microphone when purchased with the Andrea USB-SA External Digital Soundcard through September 30, 2009. A pioneer in noise canceling microphone technologies and PC headsets, Andrea Electronics was founded in 1934 and has a long, rich history in audio innovation that dates back to the development of military avionic intercom systems from the 1960’s. Today, Andrea Electronics award-winning noise cancelation technologies are vastly improving the consumer audio experience all over the globe. For more information about noise canceling technologies and enhancements in AudioCommander 6.0, please visit www.andreaelectronics.com. About Andrea Electronics Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications that require high performance and high quality voice input. The Company’s patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDA®), patent-pending Directional Finding and Tracking Array (DFTA®), patented PureAudio®, and patented EchoStop(TM) far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Visit Andrea Electronics’ website at www.AndreaElectronics.com or call 1-800-707-5779. This press release contains certain forward looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as the date made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of such statements.
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