Libre Wireless Technologies Introduce Mic-to-Cloud Voice Module with Integrated Far Field Voice Interface/Control Based on DSP Group’s SmartVoice Technology

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, today announced that Libre Wireless Technologies, a leading embedded voice enabled audio and multiprotocol IoT solution provider, is using DSP Group’s SmartVoice technology for its industry leading fully integrated LS5BV LibreSync voice and media streaming module.

The LS5BV module includes DSP Group’s HDClear SoC with sophisticated algorithms for detecting and processing far field voice, including advanced noise reduction, echo cancellation, music barge-in and audio processing features. It is designed to support from 1 to 3 mics, giving customers flexibility for various applications that can be optimized for cost, front facing 180 or circular 360 degree applications. The LS5BV offers a clean interface to off-module mics allowing the product designer ultimate flexibility on mic placement and product integration while providing a simple low cost interface in a fully integrated mic-to-cloud voice solution.

DSP Group’s HDClear SoC is an innovative audio/voice SoC for IoT devices as smart speakers which enables far-field device activation and operation via voice commands while maintaining low power consumption and high performance using pre-process algorithms such as noise reduction, beam-forming and Acoustic Echo Canceling (AEC) for barge-in mode using 1 to 3 mics.

“We are thrilled to work with Libre Wireless Technologies on their new LibreSync module. It is an incredibly sophisticated yet fully integrated hardware and software solution that delivers the ultimate in IoT voice technology, Audio streaming and Multi-room and unique concurrent operation of voice/ASR and multiple playback sources,” said Yosi Brosh, CVP SmartVoice Sales & Marketing at DSP Group. “The LibreSync module will help ensure that Libre customers are out in front of the fast-moving world of connected voice assistant products with this new size, power and cost optimized turn-key product.”

“The high integration and high efficiency and low power operation of voice processing algorithms attracted us to DSP Group’s HDClear SoC,” said Hooman Kashef, CEO of Libre Wireless Technologies. “DSP Group brings decades of experience in voice processing to Libre, and their technology is helping us to deliver maximum flexibility in size, cost, features and low power to our customers.”

DSP Group is exhibiting at IFA tradeshow/ Hall 6.2, Booth 140. For more information about DSP Group’s low-power HDClear SoCs, please visit DSP Group’s website.

About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and hardware reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, at the office and on the go. For more information, please visit www.dspg.com.

About Libre Wireless Technologies
Libre Wireless Technologies has extensive expertise and experience in developing WiFi/Wireless technologies with IoT, Media streaming and voice interface/control software and SDK platforms, electronic modules and RF/antenna design solutions. The Libre team has deep WiFi/BT technology, IoT and A/V system design experience combined with worldwide sales, technical support and design partnerships. The LibreSync platform incorporates unique media streaming technology, scalable mic-to-cloud voice processing modules, broad mobile platform ecosystem support, seamless interoperability, scalable price/performance solution options, optimized and flexible WiFi/Bluetooth options (1×1 11n, 2×2 11n, 11n/ac) and extensive system level features. Optimized for performance, power, size and cost, LibreSync solutions provide ODM and CE Brand customers with the most complete, flexible, ecosystem-leading Smart Home, voice and media streaming platform available.

Contacts 
Tali Chen 
CVP Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist 
DSP Group, Inc.
Tel: +1(408) 240-6826
tali.chen@dspg.com

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Retailer Makes Fentanyl Testing Kits Available in Canada

Retailer Makes Fentanyl Testing Kits Available in Canada

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian retail chain, 180 Smoke Vape Store, will make fentanyl testing kits available in its retail stores and website in Canada. 180 Smoke specializes in harm reduction products, with an emphasis on smoking alternatives like vaping. In line with its focus on harm reduction, 180 Smoke Vape Store now offers many drug testing kits.

“We have been providing alternatives for smokers since 2013. With increasing number of opioid-related deaths and overdoses in recent months, especially due to fentanyl, we felt it was our obligation to make these strips and other testing kits available to Canadians,” said Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, co-founder of 180 Smoke Vape Store.

These fentanyl testing strips from Dancesafe use Canadian immunoassay technology to detect the presence of fentanyl and some of its known analogs in a drug sample, including butyryl-fentanyl, acetyl-fentanyl, 3-methylfentanyl, carfentanil, thiofentanyl, furanylfentanyl, 4-flourofentanyl, flouroisobutyryfentanyl and sufentanil.

“While the testing strips can identify most fentanyl-related analogs, there are still limitations that every potential user should be aware of. There is concern that these strips could give consumers a false sense of security due to the potential of false negatives,” said Boris Giller, co-founder and CEO. “Unfortunately,  there  are currently no better alternatives available easily for people worried about adulterated drugs,” added Giller.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, at least 2,458 Canadians died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016. More recently, the B.C. Coroners Service noted in September 2017 that Fentanyl was detected in 81% of illicit drug deaths in the province of British Columbia.

While no one claims that harm reduction can eliminate the risks of substance use or abuse, it can potentially mitigate some of those risks. An important part of the harm reduction process is knowing which exact substance a user is consuming.

SOURCE 180 Smoke Vape Store

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Howdens Joinery Selects IoT solutions from Cloud of Things Powered by DSP Group’s ULE Technology

BERLIN, Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today at the IFA 2017 electronics trade show, DSP Group® Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced that Cloud of Things, the premier connected device management company for the industrial and consumer IoT markets has launched a family of IoT gateways featuring native ULE support based on DSP Group’s ULE solutions. The joint solution has been selected by Howdens Joinery, UK’s largest supplier of fitted kitchens, to facilitate their innovative connected kitchen initiative.

Howdens Joinery, which supplies over 400,000 kitchens each year, will offer the Cloud of Things IoT Gateway as an integral part of their smart kitchen solutions. The IoT Gateway will empower Howdens to deliver advanced IoT capabilities at scale so they can help customers live better lives. The integrated ULE technology provides Howdens with unparalleled range coverage, especially important in the UK, where building structure and material have proven to be especially challenging for connected products.

“Howdens needed to bring connected kitchens to market securely, reliably, quickly, and affordably. The Cloud of Things IoT Gateway was a perfect solution. The integrated DeviceTone solution from Cloud of Things makes configuration, deployment and management simple and fast, while native ULE support guarantees range and link fidelity while ensuring compatibility with hundreds of products out-of-the-box,” said Glen Isaacs, Director of Innovation and Strategy at Howdens.

The Cloud of Things’ IoT Gateway integrates its DeviceTone™ connected device management solution to deliver a secure, managed edge computing solution for IoT that simplifies development, increases flexibility, and drastically shortens time to market. With DeviceTone™, companies can monitor, manage, and control any device connected to any cloud platform one to one, millions at a time.

Native ULE support ensures longer range connectivity, trouble-free one-button setup, best in class security, and integrated two–way voice support and delivers instant out-of-the-box compatibility between the Cloud of Things IoT Gateway and a wide range of IoT products, meeting the needs of a dynamic market across a variety of sectors including facilities management, energy management, industrial, agriculture, healthcare, and consumer.

David Chouraqui, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud of Things, said: “We’re proud to be working with Howdens to help bring their connected kitchen to the market. This project is one of the world’s most advanced connected home initiatives. DSP Group has bought fantastic ULE capabilities to our IoT Gateway, opening the door for easy integration with any IoT product. At Howdens we’re seeing how our two technologies work effectively together to make IoT simple.”

Tali Chen, Corporate Vice President Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist, at DSP Group said, “We are very excited to work with two market leading companies to deliver best-in-class IoT solutions.  Together we are truly shaping the future of IoT at home using our proven ULE and DECT technologies together with Howdens leadership in the smart kitchens and Cloud of Things best in class IoT management systems. ULE has proven itself to be the technology of choice for IoT solutions at home and a unifying force in the home automation market.”

DSP Group’s ULE solution is based on its DHAN-S module which uses the DHX91 chipset and is designed to work easily with even the smallest smart home nodes. The module serves as either a wireless connectivity channel for applications running on an external microcontroller unit, or as a standalone solution with the DHX91 internal ARM926® processor for smart device hibernation features.

All this allows IoT applications to benefit from extremely long battery life, which can allow battery-operated devices to run for years, as well as advanced functionality compared to most smart devices on the market. DSP Group’s ULE technology also offers outstanding range and robust and secure RF channels, making it an ideal solution for IoT ecosystems.

Meet DSP Group at IFA 2017:
IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. IFA 2017 is being held in Berlin, Germany from 1-6 September 2017. You can visit DSP Group at Hall 6.2 in Booth 140. For media or customers interested in meeting with representatives from DSP Group or its partners, please contact Tali Chen at tali.chen@dspg.com.

About Howdens
Howdens Joinery is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products. For more information, visit http://www.howdenjoinerygroupplc.com/

About Cloud of Things
Cloud of Things (CoT) is a technology pioneer focused on making IoT easy for businesses. The CoT DeviceTone™ is the only complete and ready-to-run “connect, manage, enable” IoT solution that instantly connects any device to any cloud. We empower customers with agility, flexibility and scale, making it incredibly simple to deliver IoT solutions to market today. For more information, visit www.cloudofthings.com

About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and hardware reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, office and on the go. For more information, visit www.dspg.com

Contact
Tali Chen 
CVP Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist 
DSP Group, Inc.
Tel: +1(408) 240-6826
tali.chen@dspg.com

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