UmeVoice is headquartered in Petaluma, California (the San Francisco Bay Area). We design, engineer, develop and test all of our products here in one of the most beautiful and diverse regions of the country.
A privately held company, UmeVoice was founded in 1995 and was recognized as the voice recognition standard for Wall Street. With UmeVoice speech recognition systems, traders enter trade messages much more quickly and accurately than before. Rather than relay messages to an assistant or operator to be entered manually, UmeVoice systems enable traders to enter messages themselves by speaking directly to their own computers. Increased efficiency and error reduction from using UmeVoice is creating millions of dollars of value per desk for our customers.
The technology used in theBoom line of noise canceling headsets was invented when UmeVoice engineers tackled one of the greatest obstacles to accurate speech recognition: background noise. In order for speech recognition software to work, the computer needs to be able to “hear” what the speaker is saying. Previously, the loud, chaotic noise of the trading floor prevented the application of voice recognition systems.
To address this problem, UmeVoice engineers developed a revolutionary new headset design that “focuses” the phone's microphone on the speaker's voice and only the speaker's voice. Even in the chaotic environment of a Wall Street trading floor, users of our handset and voice recognition software can communicate as if they were sitting in a private office.
Subsequently, UmeVoice engineers went to work to miniaturize and modify our technology for integration into a variety of products that rely on clear speech input. theBoom is the result of this effort and the first product that makes this revolutionary technology available to consumers.
In addition to Wall Street, theBoom technology has been applied in other high noise environments like aviation, warehousing, nuclear power plants, professional racing, and call centers. theBoom has won numerous accolades for being the best noise canceling headset, cellular phone headset, computer headset, and aviation headset in the world. theBoom is the only headset that will work in a convertible with the top down.
Our technology: How It Works
UmeVoice‘s acoustic passive noise-canceling technology cancels out noise before it enters the signal. This is inherently better than attempting to remove the noise from the signal after it is already mixed in - unlike other active noise-canceling technology. A high signal to noise ratio (S/N) is attained without sacrificing the flat frequency response.
Using our acoustically based approach, theBoom accentuates the user‘s voice by concentrating it in the front of the microphone while deflecting the voice from the back port. The background noise is directed towards both ports to reduce noise vibration.
In addition to standard off the shelf set of products, UmeVoice also offers custom solutions to our corporate clients.