Company PresentationFeb-131 VocalZoom Presentation
Company profile• Mission:• Enable Voice Communication/Operation in any environment• Unleash the potential of voice as a Na...
Yechiel Kurtz,Active Chairman &President (MBA, BScEE):23 yrs of operational andinvestment experience as anexecutive with A...
Need & OpportunityMain problem:Noise (including other speaker’s voice)limits usage only to quiet environmentsOpportunity: ...
VocalZoom’s innovationCombination of two independent sensors,optical and acoustic, provides an unparalleledimprovement in ...
Original recording:Original recording:-5: -10 dB Voice vs. Noise (very hgh noise)-5: -10 dB Voice vs. Noise (very hgh nois...
Original recording:Original recording:3dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)3dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)With VZ tech...
Original recording:Original recording:2dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)2dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)Google voice...
Competitive TestingNoise scenario: Car driving at 100 KMH, Passenger talking, Driver issuing commandsFeb-139 VocalZoom Pre...
Automotive OEM - Testing Summary• In-car testing on female and male subjects,driving at 100 KMH (60 MPH)• Car tests noise ...
• US Patent 7,775,113 for direct sampling on active speaker• US Patent 8,286,493 for dual Acoustic/Optical sensors• Patent...
Product Offering• Integrated Speech Enhancement microphone:• 1stgen size target 10x10 mm;• Integrated Speech Enhancement m...
Integration options• Simple analog microphone replacement(with power)• Simple digital microphone(I2S interface)• Feature-r...
Competition• Several “noise cancelation” technologies exist (Directional Mics, Mic Arrays, and BoneConduction mics), but t...
Market potentialApplication VZ value add VZTAM ($m(Long term assumptionsAutomotive OEM Improve voice quality and enable ha...
Notebook/TabletUse case, Value add and Competition:• Speech recognition for dictation and search• Enabler for a huge marke...
Notebook NUI Comparable• The market for touch screens, the latestNUI addition, has grown significantly sinceintroduced• At...
Home EntertainmentUse case, Value add and Competition:• Speech recognition for voice operation, as well as superior qualit...
Personal & Commercial headsetsUse case, Value add and Competition:• Usage as pickup sensor, positioned at closeproximity t...
Summary• Clear value proposition:Addresses the needs of large and fast-growing marketssuch as Speech Recognition and Commu...
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  1. 1. Company PresentationFeb-131 VocalZoom Presentation
  2. 2. Company profile• Mission:• Enable Voice Communication/Operation in any environment• Unleash the potential of voice as a Natural User Interface (NUI)• Means: Speech enhancement microphone, operating in any noise environment• Technology, Product & Business Status:• Operational prototype, validating the core technology• Commercialization verified for consumer electronics (cost & size)• Joint Development Agreement signed with Top Automotive OEM• Investment and collaboration agreement Signed with 3M corpFeb-132 VocalZoom Presentation
  3. 3. Yechiel Kurtz,Active Chairman &President (MBA, BScEE):23 yrs of operational andinvestment experience as anexecutive with Apax Partnersand MRV Communications(Nasdaq MRVC). Involved asan Angel in several startups,from inception to exit.Tal Bakish,Founder & CEO(B.Sc Physics):11 yrs experience in VLSIengineering with CiscoSystems, IBM, Modu-mobile,Intel, Connect-One,Transwitch & Compass-EOS;Founder in several startups.Gabi Horovitz,VP R&D(MsCEE, BsCEE):24 yrs of R&D practice, withunique multidisciplinaryexperience in optics,electronics and signalprocessing algorithms.Proven success in developinga product from concept tocommercial product …Jaron Peleg, Directorof NPI & Operations (BScMechanical engineering):Over 23 years of experiencein system engineering andoperations with companiessuch as Elbit Systems,NexTec and ChipExpress.Thierry,Physics expert(Ph.D. Chemical Physics):Extensive experience in awide variety of technologicalfields: chemistry, physics,optics and lasers, electronics,and material processing.Worked in V-Gen, Arkema,bTendo and Mempile.Mark Raipel,DSP expert(MsCEE , BsCEE):24 years of experience invoice DSP algorithms forcommercial products incompanies such as DSPG andAudioCodes.Dr. Yekutiel Avargel andProf. Israel Cohen, SignalProcessing:Prof. Cohen is one of theleading authorities on signalprocessing for speechenhancement; Dr. Avargel hascollaborated with Prof. Cohenfor several yearsStas Tiomkin,Voice recognitionAdvisor:Vast experience with VRengines , Consultant in manycompanies such as IBM,AudioCodes and RadLive.TeamFeb-133 VocalZoom Presentation
  4. 4. Need & OpportunityMain problem:Noise (including other speaker’s voice)limits usage only to quiet environmentsOpportunity: enable widespreaduse of voice in significant markets•Personal & Commercial communications(Notebooks, Automotive, conferencing,cellphones, etc.)•Speech Operation(Automotive, Notebooks, Gaming,dictation, etc.)Automotive Cellphones CallsHome EntertainmentCall CentersConferencingFeb-134 VocalZoom Presentation
  5. 5. VocalZoom’s innovationCombination of two independent sensors,optical and acoustic, provides an unparalleledimprovement in Speech EnhancementNoisy Audio Signal is receivedby Acoustic MicrophoneDigital filters are appliedto the Noisy Audio Signalbased on the Optical SignalOptical sensor, immune to acoustic noise,measures vibrations from throat/face of speakerand converts data into Audio SignalThe result:Noise Free audio signalFeb-135 VocalZoom Presentation
  6. 6. Original recording:Original recording:-5: -10 dB Voice vs. Noise (very hgh noise)-5: -10 dB Voice vs. Noise (very hgh noise)Google voice result:Google voice result:0%0% ((ZEROZERO) Word Recognition rate) Word Recognition rateWith VZ technology:With VZ technology:> 20dB Voice vs. Noise> 20dB Voice vs. NoiseGoogle voice result:Google voice result:100% Word Recognition rate100% Word Recognition rateVery strong background noiseFeb-136 VocalZoom PresentationClick to listen to original recording Click to listen to processed signal using VZ technology
  7. 7. Original recording:Original recording:3dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)3dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)With VZ technology:With VZ technology:17dB Voice vs. Noise (very good SNR)17dB Voice vs. Noise (very good SNR)Cocktail Party NoiseFeb-137 VocalZoom PresentationClick to listen to original recording Click to listen to processed signal using VZ technology
  8. 8. Original recording:Original recording:2dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)2dB Voice vs. Noise (mid-high noise)Google voice result:Google voice result:0%0% ((ZEROZERO) Word Recognition rate) Word Recognition rateWith VZ technology:With VZ technology:20dB Voice vs. Noise (very good SNR)20dB Voice vs. Noise (very good SNR)Google voice result:Google voice result:100% (perfect) Word Recognition rate100% (perfect) Word Recognition rateRestaurant NoiseFeb-138 VocalZoom PresentationClick to listen to original recording Click to listen to processed signal using VZ technology
  9. 9. Competitive TestingNoise scenario: Car driving at 100 KMH, Passenger talking, Driver issuing commandsFeb-139 VocalZoom Presentation
  10. 10. Automotive OEM - Testing Summary• In-car testing on female and male subjects,driving at 100 KMH (60 MPH)• Car tests noise scenarios:open/closed windows;with/without background speaker• Without VZ:Recognition rate dropped to 0-40%• With VZ:VR engine maintained 60%-95% recognition rateFeb-1310 VocalZoom Presentation
  11. 11. • US Patent 7,775,113 for direct sampling on active speaker• US Patent 8,286,493 for dual Acoustic/Optical sensors• Patent (pending) for unique speech enhancement algorithm• Patent (pending) for advanced improvementof Voice Recognition rates• Patent (pending) for Optical Sensor implementation• Patent (pending) for application-related IPIntellectual PropertyFeb-1311 VocalZoom Presentation
  12. 12. Product Offering• Integrated Speech Enhancement microphone:• 1stgen size target 10x10 mm;• Integrated Speech Enhancement microphone:• 2ndgen size target 6x6 mm;• Timeline:2014201320152012JulFully Functionaldemonstration unit,including tracking real-time (PC) processingQ1-Q2Eng Sampleswith 1stGen ASICQ3-Q41stgenerationsales unitsJanPOCdemounitOctFully FunctionalDev. Kit withembeddedprocessingQ1-Q2Eng Sampleswith 2ndGen ASICFeb-1312 VocalZoom PresentationASIC +DSPASIC +DSPLaserdiodeLaserdiodephotodiodephotodiode
  13. 13. Integration options• Simple analog microphone replacement(with power)• Simple digital microphone(I2S interface)• Feature-rich digital microphone,providing parameters such as Pitch,VAD and Speaker location,in addition to AudioFeb-1313 VocalZoom Presentation
  14. 14. Competition• Several “noise cancelation” technologies exist (Directional Mics, Mic Arrays, and BoneConduction mics), but they all have major disadvantages:• Mainly address stationary noise (wind, machinery, etc.)• Can’t eliminate other voices (except bone conduction)• Bone Conduction requires physical contact, and therefore can’t be integrated into end-user devices• VocalZoom’s Competitive Advantage• The only remote sensing technology able to isolate a target voice from any other noise• Test results indicate a profound affect on Voice Recognition accuracyFeb-1314 VocalZoom Presentation
  15. 15. Market potentialApplication VZ value add VZTAM ($m(Long term assumptionsAutomotive OEM Improve voice quality and enable handsfree operation 300 50%of will include interactivemultimediaAutomotive aftermarket Improve voice quality and enable SR operation 150Notebooks/ Tablets Enable conferencing and SR operation 625 50%will include SR capabilitiesHome EntertainmentsystemsEnable handsfree operation 430 25%will have interactive multimediaWired /Wireless headsets Improve voice quality and VR with superior ease ofuse200 Addresses the > $50 product market(33%(Smartphones Improve voice quality and VR operation 250 Addresses the mid-high market (25%(Feb-1315 VocalZoom Presentation
  16. 16. Notebook/TabletUse case, Value add and Competition:• Speech recognition for dictation and search• Enabler for a huge market increase in VR usage,for already large markets (Google Search, Siri, etc.)• No direct competition• Personal Audio and Video communications• Enabler for conducting personal A/V communicationsanywhere• Main competition from mic-array, which has inferiorperformanceFeb-1316 VocalZoom Presentation
  17. 17. Notebook NUI Comparable• The market for touch screens, the latestNUI addition, has grown significantly sinceintroduced• At launch, a Touch Screen for iphone 4Scost apple $14 in 2011 (isuppli teardown)• People are willing to pay for a better UI• Much more information can be expressedby Voice, giving it the potential to be theultimate NUIFeb-1317 VocalZoom Presentation
  18. 18. Home EntertainmentUse case, Value add and Competition:• Speech recognition for voice operation, as well as superior quality for conferencing• Enabler for robust handsfree operation in an inherently noisy environment• No direct competition (under noisy conditions)• Market validation:• Companies such as Samsung have announced a voice-operated TV…• But performance is less than adequate• CNET review:“when speaking to the TVs mic from the couchI often had to repeat commands, and any extranoise in the room was liable to interfere. ”Feb-1318 VocalZoom Presentation
  19. 19. Personal & Commercial headsetsUse case, Value add and Competition:• Usage as pickup sensor, positioned at closeproximity to the earpiece (very small boom)• Superior voice quality and Speech Recognitioncompared to acoustic mic• Similar performance to Bone Conduction(e.g. Jawbone), but with no physical contactFeb-1319 VocalZoom Presentation
  20. 20. Summary• Clear value proposition:Addresses the needs of large and fast-growing marketssuch as Speech Recognition and Communications• Highly differentiated and unique product offering:No other solution is known to offer the combinationof remote operation, near-zero noise and speaker isolation• High quality team:The Company’s staff includes individualswith highly relevant experience in all required technologiesFeb-1320 VocalZoom Presentation

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