A cleaner sounding microphone for your typical webcam that allows for better speech-recognition and teleconference, is hackable, and based on a chipset that is capable of being Alexa

Oct 03, 2018

Project update 15 of 15

Survey Results are In

by Gladys W

Hi all,

Thank you very much for all the responders to our survey. We picked out some interesting or entertaining responses here, enjoy!

(Though we already selected a winner for the gift card, the survey is still open for those who haven’t done it but would like to help)

Link to survey: Acusis Survey on Google Forms

Survey responses:

Why did you get Acusis?

"I thought it would be a good fit for my prototype telepresence robot."

"Wanted to add to our standup monitor on the wall powered by an Up Squared so our remote people can’t complain about our microphone."

"Needed a conference mic for a large room. Didn’t want to spend much at all. Tried other cheap mics, got terrible results.

\$300 Mic? No budget. \$80? Sure!"

What problems did you think Acusis will solve for you?

"A quality far-field microphone with beamforming and effective acoustic echo cancellation. Acusis is by far the best microphone I’ve tested with these capabilities."

"It needed to hear everybody in the room, even ones a bit far away. It should adjust the gain for them automatically. This was accomplished well.

It even has some visible LEDs showing that it is picking up a conversation from a participant in the meeting from a certain location in the room. I didn’t even know it had that! It means people know when they are being heard or not and can adjust their tone and volume to be loud and clear. BONUS!

This did all that."

What are you doing with it now?

"Im using it outdoors. Linear array in combination with binaural ear mic/phones. Only the mics on my ears are for cancellation and the array is for far field pickup. Telephoto camera camera in middle of mic with display on reverse aide. Its like a set of audio binoculars. Birds sound as if they are right in front of me. Or as i like to say, im up in the trees with the birds."

"Used it for gaming so far"

"Home assistant with snips - at my home"

Gladys and the rest of the Acusis team

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