Harman Embedded Audio Introduces Innovative VoiceLogic Technology

New technology allows natural-sounding speech capture in noisy environments

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2014 -- CES 2014 -- HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE: HAR), announces a breakthrough in natural-sounding speech capture for telephony, tablets and notebook computers, and automotive hands-free applications, with HARMAN VoiceLogic technology.

"Faithful speech capture and transmission is more important than ever, as both consumers and voice recognition engines demand the highest levels of sound quality," said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Division, HARMAN. "Mobile phones, tablets, laptops, speakerphones and even automobiles all have an increased need for high-quality speech capture. HARMAN's VoiceLogic was designed to take HARMAN's legacy of studio-quality sound into all of these mobile devices and environments."

HARMAN VoiceLogic is a suite of patented speech processing algorithms that includes technologies like beamforming, echo cancellation and noise suppression, without introducing any digital artifacts or distortion. Speech quality is given top priority with HARMAN VoiceLogic. Communications products can use HARMAN VoiceLogic to minimize background and wind noise to increase signal-to-noise ratios, and to cancel echo in full-duplex hands-free speech. The resulting signal offers the best in perceived voice quality as well as the highest speech recognition accuracy.

HARMAN VoiceLogic technology is widely applicable to any device or environment that demands high quality speech capture. Applications include automobiles, speakerphones, conference phones and mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, convertible PCs and notebook computers. HARMAN VoiceLogic is also well suited for use in voice-enabled televisions, set-top devices and all-in-one desktop computers.

HARMAN VoiceLogic technology will be demonstrated at HARMAN's exhibit in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas during the International CES, which runs January 7 - 10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pricing and Availability

For more information about HARMAN VoiceLogic, or other sub-miniature microphone and speaker solutions, please contact HARMAN Embedded Audio at www.harmanacoustics.com, or call: 317-849-8175.

About HARMAN Embedded Audio
HARMAN Embedded Audio engineers, manufactures and markets a wide range of leading-edge sub-miniature microphones and speakers for an equally wide range of electronic devices, such as portable audio devices, cell phones, PCs & tablets, TVs, office & conferencing systems and automobiles. HARMAN Embedded Audio (HEA) also offers branded solutions, featuring the legendary brands of the HARMAN portfolio, including Infinity, JBL and Harman/Kardon.

HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the twelve months ended September 30, 2013. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR. Please visit www.harman.com for more information.

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