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PCC, Yobe partner on voice biometric authentication solution that blocks background noise


PCC Technology Group, LLC and Yobe, Inc. announced they have formed Cenuity V-ID, a new joint venture to market what they say is the first voice authentication product that blocks out background noise.

Yobe’s voice authentication (YVA) technology uses an artificial intelligence engine and an innovative digital voice processing approach to separate voice from background noise.

“This joint venture marries the strength of Yobe’s intelligent audio technologies and PCCs 20 years of experience providing mission critical applications to create a revolutionary voice biometric identification platform that is tailor-made for the mobile environment,” said Ken Sutton, CEO of Yobe.

The YVA technology is able to identify a wide range of biometrics – such as acoustic resonances, tone and pitch tracks — under noisy conditions, to ensure greater accuracy and a decreased rate of false positives, said Hamid Nawab, PhD, and chief technology advisor to Yobe.

“Cenuity V-ID solves the major issue with error rates due to background noise and will expand the market for both voice and speech recognition solutions,” explained Sutton. “Voice biometrics can now achieve higher accuracy levels and compete with technologies such as iris scanning and face recognition at a fraction of the cost.”

PCC and Yobe will deploy the Cenuity V-ID product as early as December of this year.

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