Snips and DSP Group, a global leader in integrated wireless chipset solutions for converging communications, will create turnkey AI voice solution for smart homes and buildings
Snips is excited to announce our technology partnership with DSP Group, a global leader in integrated wireless chipset solutions for converging communications. Our partnership will combines Snips’ offline and embedded voice software with DSP Group’s Ultra Low Energy (ULE) system-on-chip (SoC) and modules. Our partnership effectively extends the range of OEMs’ natural language voice recognition. Without, in the meanwhile, jeopardizing their Bill of Materials (BoM) or requiring cloud connectivity.
This partnership unlocks entirely new possibilities for voice recognition in the local environment. It makes even more voice recognition functionality available on the edge.
Edge technologies play an important role as the adoption of voice recognition technologies continues to increase. By combining our voice recognition software, running on-device and offline, together with DSP Group we give OEMs a new possibility to create a local grid of mutually-aware devices, lowering the BoM per device and giving opportunities to diversify their product offerings.
As our COO Yann Lechelle puts it, “This new voice architecture will be applicable in smart home and smart building verticals where performance, cost effectiveness and data privacy play an important role for end consumers.”
An On-Device and Offline Turnkey Solution
At CES 2019, we launched Snips Satellite, our embedded, lightweight voice streaming solution. By streaming natural language voice commands and queries to CPU-powered hubs and devices, OEMs can use Snips Satellite “nodes” to increase the range of their local and offline voice control without any latency or lag. Furthermore, our partnership with DSP Group ensures OEMs can place satellite node devices that have the ability to recognize spoken language and stream it to any room in the home or office with a central hub.
By leveraging DSP Group’s ULE/DECT technology providing long distance (up to 500 meters) and secure network connections while Snips’ software performs natural language processing, OEMs can offer their customers a natural language experience- from any room in the house or office. Additionally, ULE/DECT’s ability to overcome outside interference, even in dense and noisy environments, makes it a robust solution for transmitting voice, especially when compared to the noisy and crowded 2.4 GHz frequency band used for WiFi and Bluetooth communications. Snips Satellite does not require any internet connectivity. Therefore, it can run on-device and offline without any personal data filtering out of the room.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Snips. This partnership underpins our promise and commitment of providing innovative, robust solutions to our OEM and service provider partners that empower edge processing leveraging our ULE and SmartVoice offering. Together, DSP Group and Snips are able to provide a unique embedded offering that has the potential to revolutionize the way people will interact with their devices,” said Tali Chen, Chief Marketing Officer at, DSP Group. “This partnership is a testament of the unique benefits of ULE. Specifically its support of natural two-way voice also in local environments.”
Snips is Building a World Class Partner Program
DSP Group is part of a growing community of Technology and Solutions partners. Community dedicated to helping OEMs and companies bring voice recognition products to market faster. Visit the Snips website to find out more about our Partner Program!