The way we connect with people has changed. In the past year, online conferencing evolved from a convenience into a necessity in most aspects of our lives, from communicating at work to learning new ways to maintain social connections with family and friends.
With that being said, the elephant in the room is that poor audio quality and its negative impact on productivity still exists. For example, everyday life creates background noise and distractions. While most video conferencing platforms address this by offering a “mute all except the host” button, this option sacrifices opportunities for engagement and collaboration.
Audio Challenges in Virtual Interactions
A recent National Geographic article concluded that virtual interactions are extremely difficult for the brain to process. One of the primary reasons for this difficulty is the way an engaging, in-person conversation is transformed into seemingly one-dimensional audio and video elements. Conferencing systems often approach audio in a similar manner. User voices and often surrounding noises are collapsed into a single, non-spatial audio stream, mixed with other voices and noises on the call, and then delivered back to an end user’s device. This creates a less than optimal listening experience for everyone and often only becomes comprehensible if one person speaks at a time, which we all know is not how it usually works.
Another challenge is that the abundance of background noises distract the brain from its primary task. Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline are released which not only affect concentration, but also negatively impact the user physically increasing blood pressure and glucose in the bloodstream.
Immersitech Engage™ Software Development Toolkits (SDKs) provide clear and crisp audio enhancements to virtual conferencing applications that will reduce fatigue, improve concentration, boost productivity and provide an engaging, immersive user experience.
The SDKs consist of advanced, patented sound processing technologies deployed as easy to integrate, platform-specific adapters, providing advanced noise cancellation, voice clarity, and spatial 3D audio capabilities.
Immersitech’s unique portfolio of patented sound processing technologies are focused on providing advanced noise cancellation, voice clarity, and spatial audio management capabilities for Unified Communications, Gaming, and Distance Learning markets. Our multi-platform SDKs are designed to provide Service Providers in these markets with industry-leading audio capabilities through simplified integration, leading to higher quality experiences at a competitive price. Immersitech is located in Pittsford, NY.